Artspace Summer Arts Program Teaching Artist: Hunter Rion

Spotlight on Artspace’s Teaching Artists

At the Artspace Summer Arts Program, each class is taught by creative, fun and talented artists. Follow along as they tell you a bit more about who they are and what they do.

Find out more about Hunter Rion:

me1) When did you know you wanted to be an artist when you grew up?

I absolutely adored art when I was in elementary school. The art room seemed like the most comfortable place in the school to me. I truly looked forward to going to Ms. Harrell’s art class once a week. I think deep down inside I knew that I would somehow have the arts in my future career path.

2) What inspires you the most about working with kids?

I am truly inspired and amazed when I give a classroom full of students the same assignment and materials to use and each one of them creates something completely unique and different. They use art to communicate as a language. Fortunately the language of art they are using to communicate requires no translator and can be “read” by all humankind.

Student work from Hunter Rion's class

Student work from Hunter Rion’s class

3) What are you most excited about this summer?

I am honored to have the opportunity to teach at Artspace this summer. I look forward to all of the creative creative minds that I will meet and bond with this summer!!

Hunter is teaching three classes this summer at Artspace.  Find out more about what she’s teaching and register now:

Sculpture for 6th – 8th grades – June 22 – 26 – Explore the world of sculpture through a variety of media including: clay, paper mache, found objects and more! Students will get to experiment with a range of techniques and materials to create sculptural works of art.

Bookmaking: Color Explorations for 6th – 8th grades – July 6 – 10 – Explore color through various projects that will culminate in a series of handmade books. Students will study color through a series of exercises using collage, watercolor, tempera paint, paper weaving and marbled paper.

Sculpture: Recycle/Upcycle for 7th – 10th grades – July 27 – 31 – Create new sculptures from old treasures. Don’t toss it – transform it! In this class you will use found objects to make one-of-a-kind sculptures that will forever change how you look atthat recycling bin.

Learn more about Hunter and her work: www.hrionarteducator.weebly.com

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