Classes for Ages 11-16

Kids Summer Art Classes for Ages 11-16

Classes in this category are appropriate for anyone in middle or high school – please call 919.821.2787 for more information if you are curious which classes would be best suited to your child. 

 

SESSION 1: June 17-21

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Book Arts NEW
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Ages: 11-16

Book are an art form that go beyond just turning the pages. Reinvent used books! Create handmade paper! In this week long workshop students will design three innovative works.

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Sculpture: Wire Abstractions
Instructor: Kelly Sheppard Murray
Ages: 11-16

Create alluring abstract forms with wire and mesh. Artists will develop ideas through the study of various natural objects.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Upcycled Sculpture NEW
Instructor: Collin Moody
Ages 11-16

Explore the world of sculpture through recycled materials. While reflecting on the importance of reuse students will learn to build 3D artworks with unlikely supplies.

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So You Want to Be an Artist? NEW
Instructor: Maria Frati
Ages 13-16

Students will receive one-on-one instruction to develop portfolio ready work in multiple mediums. Group critiques and individual presentations will prepare participants to take their practice to the next level. Instruction can be given in both Spanish and English.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

 
 

SESSION 2: June 24-28

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Urban Sketching
Ages 11-16

Embark on a hands on journey into the world of urban sketching. The class will sketch on location around downtown Raleigh using a variety of media such as pen, ink, watercolor, and rubbings of gravel and asphalt.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

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Printmaking: Intro to Letterpress
Instructor: Sue Soper
Ages 11-16

Learn how to set type the old fashioned way as you experiment with combining handmade stencils, lettering, designed borders, and relief prints. At the end of the week you will have a portfolio of your letterpress prints!

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Ceramics: Fused Glass Vessels
Instructor: Lisa Pearce
Ages 11-16

Students will develop strong hand building skills in slab and coil construction in clay with an emphasis on creativity and craftsmanship. Using glass, texture and glaze students will enhance the surface of these forms for functional, usable objects.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

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Anime Art
Instructor: Nadjib Assani
Ages 13-16

Do you love anime? Have you always wanted to take your drawings to the next level? Work to uncover your hidden talents as you gather inspiration from your favorite anime artists and create your own portfolio of characters.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

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Anime Art // Just added!
Instructor: Lucy Kagan
Ages 11-16

Do you love anime? Have you always wanted to take your drawings to the next level? Work to uncover your hidden talents as you gather inspiration from your favorite anime artists and create your own portfolio of characters.
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SESSION 3: July 8-12

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Intro to Painting NEW
Instructor: Peter Marin
Ages 11-16

Students will be introduced to the foundations of painting including line, form, perspective and utilize color theory. Through a series of exploratory exercises students will gain both practical and philosophical knowledge that will guide their art making and place a priority on self-expression. No prior experience required. Instruction can be given in both Spanish and English.

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Video Music NEW
Instructor: Neill Prewitt
Ages 11-16 

Students will learn how to storyboard, create props, shoot video in front of a green screen, record sound, edit and export video to professionally present their time based work of art.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

 
 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Intro to Jewelry Making NEW
Instructor: Kathy King
Ages 11-16

Create wearable art! Learn how to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces using a variety of materials and techniques.

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Digital Anime Art NEW
Instructor: Natalia Lopes
Ages 13-16

Take your anime to the next level! Using a laptop provided by Artspace we will use FireAlpaca software to develop characters and practice sequencing.   

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
 
 

SESSION 4: July 15-19

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Visual Journaling
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Ages 11-16

Do you love drawing but need some fresh ideas? Students will receive a new sketchbook and learn lots of different approaches towards drawing, doodling, designing and collage as they create daily masterpieces using their life experiences.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

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Drawing with a Brush: Ink Art
Instructor: Julie Niskanen Skolzynski
Ages 11-16

Yes – you can draw with a paintbrush! Beauty, detail, delicacy, and even boldness have made pen + ink drawings a favorite medium of artists since the Renaissance. Expand your artistic vocabulary and portfolio with this unique class.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
 
 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Weave it Wild: Animal Kingdom
Instructor: Jan French
Ages 11-16

Learn all about loom weaving and weave your own creature! We will build a working loom using familiar materials, learn how to set it up, and then weave with colorful yarns and scrap fibers. No prior weaving experience necessary.

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Mural Arts: Social Activism
Instructor: Peter Marin
Ages: 11-16

Create a lasting piece of public art. Students will be introduced to the history of muralism and focus on the works of Mexican muralists Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros. Work collaboratively to conceive, plan, design and paint a mural at Artspace. Instruction can be given in both Spanish and English.

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SESSION 5: July 22-26

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Colorscapes NEW
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Ages 11-16

Learn to create depth and dimension in landscape painting through color! Students will be painting in the classroom and at outdoor sites downtown.  

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

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Intro to Figure Drawing
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Ages 11-16

Work with a clothed live model as you develop an understanding of proper proportions, structure and basic human anatomy. Fundamental principles of drawing such as line and tone will be discussed and demonstrated.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
 
 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Intro to Comics NEW
Instructor: Lucy Kagan
Ages 11-16

Create and develop your own comic book characters! Using techniques such as pen and ink, watercolor, collage and book binding. Students will learn how to use shading, speech bubbles, and story lines to design their own comic book.

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Photography: Create Your Artistic Vision
Instructor: Slater Mapp
Ages 11-16

Develop your confidence and discover your individual artistic vision as a photographer. Experiment with different genres such as interiors, still life, portraiture and cityscapes.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available
 
 

SESSION 6: July 29-August 2

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Drawing Essentials
Instructor: Julie Niskanen Skolzynski
Ages 11-16

Sharpen your observation skills, accurately translating what you see to paper or canvas. Learn composition, shape, elements of light, shading and perspective while exploring various drawing methods.

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Artist Mashups NEW
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 11-16

Students will combine old master works and the works of contemporary artists to create unique compositions. A great art history and painting course for the emerging artist.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Fashion Design Freestyle
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 11-16

Develop your own unique style! Learn to design your own wearable fashion and accessories through collage, assemblage and fabric modification. No sewing experience necessary.

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Sculpting Space NEW
Instructor: Ivana Milojevic Beck
Ages 11-16

Working collaboratively students will create individual sculptures that will be displayed as a monumental work of art. Techniques include clay, soft sculpture and surface design.

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SESSION 7: August 5-9

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Manipulate Images + Text
Instructor: Anne Dirilgen
Ages 11-16

In this graphic arts course, students will learn how to make works on paper where text plays a starring role. Create collages and prints using transfers, old books, vintage maps, linoleum printing, monoprinting, paint and more.

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Abstract Painting NEW
Instructor: Michele Yellin
Ages 11-16

Learn to take a recognizable image and abstract it through use of simplification, color and other principles of design. Create a strong series of paintings on canvas that will be a great addition to your art portfolio and will teach you how to manipulate everyday life into pure form and color.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Multi-Dimensional NEW
Instructor: Anne Dirilgen
Ages 11-16

Exploring dimensionality through drawing and sculpture. Students will take 2-D designs into the next dimension.

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Zines! NEW
Instructor: Tedd Anderson
Ages 11-16

Express your unique voice and perspective! Through drawing, collage and pairing images with text students will learn to make their own small circulation, self published zine while exploring the history, process and purpose behind the medium.

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SESSION 8: August 12-16

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Ages 11-16

Learn how to capture a likeness by drawing from the live model. Develop a deep understanding of proper proportions, structure and basic anatomy. Strengthen your ability and understanding of the human head whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced student.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist available

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Moveable Art NEW
Instructor: Sarah Clover
Ages 11-16

How are kinetic forces used in the creation of art? Students will create their own paper engineered mobiles, sculpture, whirligigs, and pop up books with a focus on the principles of balance and movement.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Scratching the Surface NEW
Instructor: Maria Frati
Ages 11-16

Students will learn various reductive techniques from woodcarving, printmaking and drawing.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

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Sculptural Songs
Instructor: Ivana Milojevic Beck
Ages 11-16

What’s your favorite song? How do you create a sculpture inspired by music? This class concentrates on the development of sculptural ideas through the exploration of a variety of materials, processes and techniques.

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Portrait Drawing // Just added!
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Ages 11-16

Learn how to capture a likeness by drawing from the live model. Develop a deep understanding of proper proportions, structure and basic anatomy. Strengthen your ability and understanding of the human head whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced student.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available