Classes for Ages 7-10

Kids Summer Art Classes for Ages 7-10

 

SESSION 1: June 12-16

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Everything Animals
Instructor: Julie Niskanen

Fur, feathers, scales? Learn it all! In this class we will draw, paint and even sculpt animals using oil pastels, charcoal, watercolor, acrylics and paper mache.

CLASS IS FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

It’s a Dog’s Life
Instructor: Rebecca Rousseau

Immortalize man’s best friend by painting a portrait of him or her! In this class we’ll explore different mediums and styles including painting, mixed media, and pencil renderings. Realism is not required! Everyone will take home one large portrait of their dog.

CLASS IS FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE

 

SESSION 2: June 19-23

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Drip, Splatter, Paint!
Instructor: Sonya Drum

Study the style and action painting techniques used by Jackson Pollock. Students will create personal artwork based on traditional action painting techniques. Activities include throwing, flicking, dripping, spattering, splattering, and spraying paint. Students will complete multiple works to celebrate their experience. Mess makers welcome!

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Musical Colors: Music + Art  new
Instructor: Vivian Magarino Gomez

Explore the connections between music and art by painting to music, by interpreting the elements of art and principles of design, exploring the artwork of Kandinsky and understanding his unique condition of being able to see/paint music. What is your favorite song?

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SESSION 3: June 26-30

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

We’ll Build This City!
Instructor: Sonya Drum

Cities are magic spaces that reflect creativity, culture, and diversity. Students will examine urban architectural elements while creating innovative city structures using recycled materials and found objects. Each student will design, construct and paint one city block. On the last day, students assemble their creations into one large collaborative city documenting it through photography. Builders and Innovators welcome.

CLASS IS FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Photo Scramble  new
Instructor: Vivian Magarino Gomez

Learn how to look at a photo and draw it! With your new skills, you will create original artwork by reinterpreting and combining images, designs, and textures. You will become familiar with the artwork of Chuck Close and be inspired to make your own unique artwork.

CLASS IS FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE

 

SESSION 4: July 10-14

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Made of Paper: Sculptures, Masks and More  new
Instructor: Emily Bateman

Explore the world of sculpture through paper! Make paper mache creatures, piñata’s, masks, relief sculptures, installations and recycled magazine vases!

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Birds in my Neighborhood  new
Instructor: Anna Podris

In this class we will use a variety of media to create art with birds. We will concentrate on learning how to draw birds, how to identify common backyard birds and will decorate a birdhouse of our very own for our yards! We will walk to the Museum of Natural Sciences to study bird specimens and learn more about our feathered friends.

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SESSION 5: July 17-21

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Creative Character Sculptures  new
Instructor: Keith Norval

Bring the characters of your imagination to life! Students will build large scale creature sculptures using newspaper, masking tape, cardboard, plaster and acrylic paint.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Printmaking: Sea Creatures  new
Instructor: Susan Soper

Find out what’s lurking beneath the sea! Students will create their own imaginary sea creatures, as well as learn about real creatures that live around the seashore. Students will transform their drawings to monoprints, white line etchings, and print using stone pavers. Prints will be used to create their very own sea scroll.

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SESSION 6: July 24-28

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Dream Art: What is Surrealism?  new
Instructor: Krista Birnbaum

Travel to the magical world of your dreams where anything can happen! We will the methods Surrealist artists like Salvadore Dali and Max Ernst used to tap into the inner secrets of the mind! Share your discoveries through collage, sculpture and bookmaking.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Archeology Adventures  new
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips

If you want to be a world traveling adventurer when you grow up, this is the class for you! Explore mysterious ancient artifacts and create your own adventure scenes and replicas.  

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SESSION 7: July 31-August 4

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Painting Portraits  new
Instructor: Sarah Harris

All of the great masters painted people, all in different ways. In this class we’ll look at how painting styles changed over time to capture not just what someone looked like, but who they really were on the inside! Paint portraits in the style of Rembrandt, Picasso, Kahlo and more!

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Painting: Animal Personalities  new
Instructor: Keith Norval

Join us as we make a series of small paintings using animal personalities as subject matter. Explore acrylic, watercolor, collage, pen and ink and mixed media as we focus on finishing a painting each day. We will experiment with sketching ideas, color mixing and applications to add personality to your pieces.

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SESSION 8: August 7-11

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Monsters, Zombies, and Vampires, Oh My!
Instructor: Sonya Drum

Monsters don’t have to be scary; they can be fun and imaginative. Students will examine the world of monsters, zombies, and vampires within children’s literature while using them as inspiration for mixed media art making. Students create monster art by using various painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture techniques. Students also use drama activities to bring their creatures to life. Art is ALIVE!!!!

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 AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Collage: Paper, Scissors, Glue!
Instructor: Eric McRay

Explore fun and inventive ways to create imagery with collage. Make dynamic art using fibers, fabric, paper, photos, and more. Students will create people, animals, portraits, and a world of fantasy. Be ready to experiment and play with lots of different materials!

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