Classes for Ages 7-10

Kids Summer Art Classes for Ages 7-10

SESSION 1: June 11-15

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Exploring Public Art new
Instructor: Shannon Newby

Ever wanted to make a really big outdoor sculpture? Or design a billboard? Be a part of a fun art project happening in the heart of downtown Raleigh! In this class, we will discuss what it takes to make large scale projects happen and how we look at art in public spaces. Students will work as a team with the artist to create art to install onto the current fence mural at Moore Square facing Marbles!

 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Clay Dioramas: Animal Worlds new
Instructor: Karen Rose

In this fun and informative clay class students will visit the NC Museums of Natural Sciences and History to learn how artists create complete environments for our favorite animals.  Students will sketch ecosystems and learn how artists create museum displays. They will even have a chance to sculpt multiple animals figurines on small bases that will be movable in the worlds they create!

 

SESSION 2: June 18-22

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Giant FOOD!
Instructor: Sonya Drum

Have a giant appetite for art? This class is sure to fill you up. Students sculpt oversized versions their favorite foods using found objects, papier mache and clay techniques creating a feast for the eyes.  Students will draw inspiration from the works of pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol while creating their own sculptural/culinary masterpieces.

 

 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Color Mysteries, Revealed!  new
Instructor: Hunter Rion

What is the color wheel? How do artists use it to make their paintings feel happy or sad or exciting? Young artists will increase their art skills as they use various media to explore the wonder of color mixing and color combinations. Learn about the big beautiful world of color!

 

SESSION 3: June 25-29

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Storybook Art new
Instructor: Andie Freeman

Combine the art of painting, bookbinding and storytelling into a finished original hardcover book!

In this class, students will create a simple story and learn how to illustrate it with beautiful watercolor paintings. They will learn the art of great design as they plan the layout and binding of their pages.

 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

It’s a Small World: Tree Houses and Terrariums  new
Instructor: Gab Corter

Have you always wanted a tree fort? Well now you can build your own! Students will imagine and create their very own miniature tree fort including the ubiquitous rope ladder and whatever else they can dream up. Landscape miniature worlds inside of all kinds of vessels – the exciting world of terrariums will be at your fingertips, literally! Use mosses, shells, rocks, tiny figurines,  and more in your miniscape.

 

SESSION 4: July 9-13

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Movie Making: Heroes and Villains  new
Instructor: Sonya Drum

Have you ever wanted to be a great director or play a hero or a villain in a movie?  Here’s your chance to learn beginning movie making techniques, including acting, screenwriting, costume creation, and green screen basics!  This course combines art, drama, and technology skills while encouraging students to work as positive collaborators and creative thinkers.

 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Mischief Managed  new
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips

If witches and wizards capture your imagination, come join us for a week of magical art at Artspace. We will be making enchanted goblets, writing on parchment with quills, sculpting mythical beasts, painting wizarding scenes, and making wands!

 

SESSION 5: July 16-20

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Playful Art: Toys Around the World  new
Instructor: Jeny Brill

Make toys that you can actually play with in this fun class! Students will learn about Japanese fish kites and origami, African galimotos, dolls and games from many cultures. Working with found materials and simple art supplies, students will create lasting treasures while learning about kids around the world!

 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Birds in My Neighborhood
Instructor: Anna Podris
Ages 7-10

In this class we will use a variety of media to create art celebrating 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.

 

SESSION 6: July 23-27

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Map Makers  new
Instructor: Emily Howard

Maps are windows into adventures and new worlds, and we will use them to inspire a variety of artworks using drawing, painting, collage and even 3-D techniques. Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was not only an artist, inventor, architect, but a cartographer, or mapmaker, too? We will EXPLORE a variety of art techniques and media, as well as making our own maps.

 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Jungle Prints  new
Instructor: Susan Soper

Find out what’s hiding in the Jungle! Students will create their own imaginary Jungle creatures and learn about real animals, plant life, and insects that call this habitat their home. Students will transform their drawings into monoprints, white line etchings, and watercolor prints. Prints will be used to create students’ very own rubber band books. 

 

SESSION 7: July 30-August 3

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Action Painting 
Instructor: Sonya Drum

Make colorful, messy, and creative works of art using action painting techniques made famous by Jackson Pollock. Yes, you can squirt,  drip and throw paint on your canvas. You can try it all and create four or more unique works of art as well as an oversized collaborative painting. Are you ready to make to make a beautiful mess?

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

 

AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Sculpt-a-Pet  new
Instructor: Keith Norval

Who is your furry, scaly or feathery best friend? Bring in a photo of your favorite pet to share with the class! Students will build large scale pet sculptures using newspaper, masking tape, cardboard, plaster and acrylic paint.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

 

SESSION 8: August 6-10

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Recycled Robots new
Instructor: Keith Norval

Using robots from sci-fi popular culture like R2D2, C3PO, Bender and Data as inspiration, we will draw, build, paint and collage robot-themed art pieces. Get your silver and gold paints ready for a robot sculpture made from found objects. Students will even create an art bot that makes its own abstract art!

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

 

 AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Beyond Paper Airplanes: Paper Art new
Instructor: Hunter Rion

Learn what paper can do in the hands of an artist – from origami to papier mache, the simple medium of paper has been used by artists throughout the ages to create amazing treasures. Come see what you can make out of paper!

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