Session 3

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SESSION 3: July 6-10

9:00am – 12:00pm

Mixed Media: Character Creations    
Grades 3rd-5th

Instructor: Keith Norval
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Create a “cast of characters,” select your favorites and the use these characters to create works of art using a variety of materials and techniques. Watercolor, collage, colored pencils, mixed media and acrylic paints will be discussed and used to give your character a life of its own. During class we will created and bind a sketchbook.  For the final project, you will create an original acrylic painting on canvas.

Printmaking: Magnificent Multiples 
Grades 6th-8th

Instructor: Susan Soper
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Design printing blocks using exciting printmaking techniques! Students will transform drawings into colorful prints that can be turned into an accordion book, notecards, or even a poster. Students will enjoy learning how to print designs by hand, as well as with a modern etching press!

Japanese Textiles: Dyeing and Hand Stitching Fabric (NEW CLASS!)
Grades 7th-10th
Instructor: Susan Fennell
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Explore the magical aspects of indigo and its significance in other cultures. Students will create patterns on cloth using a variety of resist techniques including stitching, folding and wrapping and board clamping. They will begin with making a sankaku bukuro (triangle bag). If time allows, explorations will include other textile products, ie. bandanas, furoshiki (wrapping cloth) or a banner.

1:00 – 4:00pm

Mixed Media: Sensational Cityscapes    
Grades 3rd-5th

Instructor: Sonya Drum
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Cities are magic spaces that reflect mood, atmosphere, culture and diversity. Students will examine the visual elements of a city and create cityscape drawings, paintings and collages. Mixed media explorations are encouraged and students will explore both realistic and abstract city interpretations. As a culminating activity, students create their own found object 3D city assemblage.

Bookmaking: Color Exploration  (NEW CLASS!)
Grades 6th-8th
Instructor: Hunter Rion
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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.

Painting: Encaustics 
Grades 7th-10th
Instructor: Anna Podris
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Explore a unique style of art-making. Students will learn the encaustic style of painting, which involves the use of melted wax to create beautiful artworks.