Week-long Camps by Session

Week-long Art Camps by Session

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Session 1: June 15-19

Morning, 9a-12 noon

mixed media
Super Heroes
Instructor: Lakeshia Jefferson
Grades K-2
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What is your superhero name? What superpowers do you have? Students will spend the week exploring the world of superheros through storytelling and art. End the week with a superhero parade wearing your very own handmade cape!

SummerCamp2

Mythological Creatures *
Instructor: Eric Gibbons
Grades 3-5
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Explore the friendly and fearsome in fantasy based art. Students will create a sculpture of a mythological creature, visit faraway lands through drawing, and so much more!

SummerCamp3

Weave it Wild Animal Kingdom
Instructor: Jan French
Grades 6-8
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Learn about loom weaving and make your own creature! Students will build a loom using familiar materials, learn how to set it up, and then weave with fun yarns + fibers.

SummerCamp4

Opposites Attract *
Instructor: Sue Soper
Grades 9-12
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Explore the opposite worlds of jigsaw relief printmaking and monoprinting! Jigsaw relief uses linoleum cut up like puzzle pieces, reassembled, and printed. Multi-color prints will be passed through the printing press or printed by hand. Monoprinting will be used to create textures and patterns, for one-of-a-kind prints!

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp5
Weave it Wild Reptiles
Instructor: Jan French
Grades 3-5
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Learn all about loom weaving and weave your own reptile! Students will build a working loom, learn how to set it up, and weave with colorful yarns + fibers.

SummerCamp6

Experimental Printmaking
Instructor: Hunter Rion
Grades 6-8
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Dive into the endless possibilities of printmaking. Students will experiment with unique materials and techniques. Get unexpected results using bubble wrap, shaving cream, fruits, vegetables, and even fish!

SummerCamp7

Zines!
Instructor: Lucy Kagan
Grades 9-12
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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.

SummerCamp8

Sculpture Intensive Assemblage *
Instructor: Laura Little
Grades 10-12
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In this week long intensive students will explore assemblage art. Students will learn about forming composition, selecting a theme and style, storytelling through the arrangement of reuse materials, and construction craft. Students will create a variety of small assemblage studies and at least one portfolio ready work.

After Hours Session 1
4-5:30p
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Session 2: June 22-26

Morning, 9a-12 noon

SummerCamp9

Outer Space Adventure *
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades K-2
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Are you ready for an outer space adventure? Hop aboard as we explore the universe in search of art! Students will learn about science and personal exploration of the solar system through books, sensory learning activities and lots of art making!

SummerCamp10

Artbots 
Instructor: Keith Norval
Grades 3-5
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Beep-boop-bop-beep. Draw, build, paint and collage robot-themed art. Projects include recycled robot sculptures and a moveable artbot that makes its own abstract art!

SummerCamp11

Artist Trading Cards *
Instructor: Sue Soper
Grades 6-8
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Create original artist trading cards to share, or keep for yourself! Explore relief, etching, monotypes, and lithography printmaking techniques. By week’s end, you will have a collection of artist trading cards, that can be used, to create a simple book or box.

SummerCamp12

Gelli Art *
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades 9-12
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Learn to incorporate Gelli printing into your paintings to make mixed-media artwork full of colors, textures, and patterns. Gelli printing is a versatile type

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp13

Woodland Creatures
Instructor: Anna Podris
Grades 3-5
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Using mixed-media students will explore the forest. Creating a nature journal, woodland creature mask, pinecone owls, marbled mushrooms, and so much more!

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Anime Art
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Grades 6-8
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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.

SummerCamp15

Storytelling for Animation*
Instructor: Natalia Lopes
Grades 9-12
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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.

SummerCamp16

Drawing Intensive*
Instructor: Peter Marin
Grades 10-12
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Students will work on developing the foundations of drawing, including line, form, value, and perspective. In doing so, students will be pushed to build on the basics of drawing, learning to develop intuition and explore personal sensibilities to begin constructing a personal drawing vocabulary. Students will create a variety of small drawing studies and at least one portfolio ready work.

After Hours Session 2
4-5:30p
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Session 3: July 6-10

Morning, 9a-12 noon

SummerCamp17

Make Your Own Masterpiece *
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades K-2
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Discover the life and works of some of the world’s most famous artists while creating your own “inspired-by” masterpieces. From Matisse to O’Keeffe this class is a fun journey through art history!

SummerCamp18

Mini Place Mini Space *
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Imagine being an insect moving through the world. How does scale affect our perception of the spaces around us? Using mixed media students will produce mini projects that have a big impact.

SummerCamp19

Abstract Painting
Instructor: Michele Yellin
Grades 6-8
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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 teach you how to manipulate everyday life into pure form and color.

SummerCamp20

Handmade Mugs *
Instructor: Megan Shawkey
Grades 9-12
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In this class students will learn introductory clay skills, such as how to make a variety of forms with handbuilding, like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Students will create a mug, representing their individuality through form and thoughtful design.

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp21

Fantasy Map Making *
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Maps are windows into adventures and new worlds. Students will use drawing, painting, collage, and even 3D techniques to make maps of their own.

SummerCamp22

Intro to Comics 
Instructor: Lucy Kagan
Grades 6-8
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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 mini comic book.

SummerCamp23

Weaving from 2D to 3D *
Instructor: Emily Howard
Grades 9-12
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Students will learn basic coiling, weaving, and felting techniques while finding inspiration from contemporary fiber artists such as Nick Cave and Sheila Hicks.

SummerCamp24

Mixed Media Intensive *
Instructor: Kwaku Osei
Grades 10-12
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In this week long intensive students will explore 2D mixed media art. During this time students will work on skills to develop their understanding of mixed media by learning and experimenting with composition, material context, and storytelling through visual language. Students will create a variety of small studies and at least one portfolio ready work.

After Hours Session 3
4-5:30p
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Session 4: July 13-17

Morning, 9a-12 noon

SummerCamp25

Sticky + Slimy *
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades K-2
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Do snakes, spiders, and bugs fascinate you? How about creepy, crawly, monsters? Explore the world of all things icky and cool using mixed media to create sticky, slimy artwork of your own!

SummerCamp26

Masquerade*
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Explore mask making throughout history while learning fundamental mask building skills and techniques. Students will create a historical mask, a fantasy mask, and a recycled – futuristic mask using a wide array of materials.

SummerCamp27

The Art of Bookmaking
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Grades 6-8
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Books are an art form that go beyond turning the pages. Students will create a journal, art book, sculptural book, and a personal storytelling book using repurposed and new materials, while exploring various styles of bookbinding.

SummerCamp28

Intro to Handbuilding *
Instructor: Collin Moody
Grades 9-12
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Students will learn how to use clay as an art medium. Exploring basic methods of construction, decoration, and sculptural techniques to create one-of-a-kind ceramics.

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp29

Creative Cacti *
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Grades 3-5
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Explore the many fascinating forms of these strange desert plants. Students will use a variety of mediums to create prickly projects.

SummerCamp30

Visual Journaling
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades 6-8
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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.

SummerCamp31

Image Transfers*
Instructor: Ana Teresa Galizes
Grades 9-12
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Students will learn how to transfer images to different surfaces such as paper, canvas, and wood. Methods and processes covered in this class include packing tape transfers, gel medium transfers, and combining transfers with mixed mediums. Students will create an image transfer postcard, wall hanging, and so much more!

SummerCamp32

Drawing Intensive: Self Portraits*
Instructor: Allison Coleman
Grades 10-12
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Through the medium of drawing students will learn how to create a unique portfolio ready self portrait that expresses their personal identity and style.

After Hours Session 4
4-5:30p
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Session 5: July 20-24

Morning, 9a-12 noon

SummerCamp33

Wild Things *
Instructor: Adria Baker
Grades K-2
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Explore imaginary worlds, make believe animals, unicorns, robots, monsters and more through books, sensory learning activities and lots of art making!

SummerCamp34

Quirky Birds *
Instructor: Kathryn Jenkins
Grades 3-5
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Squawk, flap, and peck your way into the wacky world of birds. Students will create a funky bird sculpture embellished and constructed with mixed media materials and so much more!

SummerCamp35

Central + South American Art *
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3-5
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Students will discover the colorful cultures of Central and South America as they create their own original pieces. Projects include Huichol yarn paintings, Oaxacan metal reliefs, Amate bark painting, Guatemalan worry dolls, and Andean weaving.

SummerCamp36

Hands-on Clay *
Instructor: Lori Jones
Grades 6-8
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Students will learn how to use clay as an art medium. Exploring basic methods of construction, decoration, and sculptural techniques to create one-of-a-kind ceramics.

SummerCamp37

Abstract Painting
Instructor: Michele Yellin
Grades 6-8
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Learn to take a recognizable image and abstract it through the 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.

SummerCamp38

Intro to Figure Drawing
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Grades 9-12
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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. This class is for all levels.

 

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp39

The Art of Science *
Instructor: Gab Corter
Grades 3-5
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Explore science through art. In this class students will create a beautiful faux butterfly specimen box, a petri dish of giant germs, a life size body cutout complete with collaged organs and arteries, and so much more!

SummerCamp40

Masters of Collage *
Instructor: Emily Howard
Grades 3-5
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Paper, fabric and found objects have been used by famous artists in the medium of collage and assemblage for hundreds of years. Students will learn about artworks from the past while crafting their own masterpieces from a wide array of materials.

SummerCamp41

Intro to Watercolor *
Instructor: Ana Teresa Galizes
Grades 6-8
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Turn your old notions of watercolors upside down. Begin with the basics. Explore techniques such as wet into wet painting, intentional water blossoms, spattering, scraping, and adding texture.

SummerCamp42

Advanced Anime Art 
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Grades 6-8
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If you have previously taken anime classes, this is your chance to go beyond the basics! Delve more deeply into the world of character creation, line work, shading and coloring, as well as full page composition.

SummerCamp43

Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Grades 9-12
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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.

SummerCamp44

2D Design Intensive * 
Instructor: Ivana Milojevic Beck
Grades 10-12
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Students will learn to create a strong composition practicing application of the fundamental elements and principles of 2D design. Students will create a variety of quick studies to develop a wide range of solutions for successful composition while exploring an array of media and complete at least one portfolio ready work.

After Hours Session 5
4-5:30p
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Session 6: July 27-31

Morning, 9a-12 noon

SummerCamp45

Music Makers *
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades K-2
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Many artists have used music as an inspiration for their visual art, and now it’s your turn to be inspired by the beat! Students will explore musical art and create their own masterpieces through painting, pastel and collage.

SummerCamp46

Nature Craft *
Instructor: Virginia Maier
Grades 3-5
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Calling all outdoor lovers! This class will explore nature through art. Students will make an insect hotel, sewn magnolia leaves, and so much more!

SummerCamp47

Expressive Faces *
Instructor: Adria Baker
Grades 3-5
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From Surrealism to Pop Art, artists have been fascinated by the human face. Students will learn how to draw the face and see how facial features, expression, color, and style can change the feeling of a piece of art.

SummerCamp48

Mosaic Magic *
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades 6-8
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Using glass, ceramic and other found materials, students will create glittering mosaic projects that are both functional and decorative.

SummerCamp49

Urban Sketching
Instructor: Laura Bernstein
Grades 6-8
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Embark on a hands on journey into the world of urban sketching. This class will sketch on location around downtown Raleigh using a variety of media such as pen, ink, watercolor, and rubbings of gravel and asphalt.

SummerCamp50

Upcycled Sculpture
Instructor: Collin Moody
Grades 9-12
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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.

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp51

Quest for Camelot *
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Grades 3-5
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The search for knights for King Arthur’s table begins! Come explore the myths of Camelot while making paper mache shields, castles with doors that open and close, and so much more! The week will end with a feast complete with a knighting ceremony.

SummerCamp52

Kaleidoscope Collages *
Instructor: Virginia Maier
Grades 3-5
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Create your own kaleidoscopic collages inspired by the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhaze, well known for her colorful prints, paintings, and installations. Students will learn about organic and geometric shapes, composition, and color theory to create one of a kind designs.

SummerCamp53

Intro to Comics
Instructor: Lucy Kagan
Grades 6-8
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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 mini comic book.

SummerCamp54

Digital Photography *
Instructor: Lori Jones
Grades 6-8
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Develop your confidence and discover you individual artistic vision using the medium of digital photography. Experiment with different genres such as interiors, still life, portraiture, and cityscapes. *Digital Camera required* Contact bcarlson@artspacenc.org if you need assistance obtaining a digital camera for this class.

SummerCamp55

Digital Anime Art 
Instructor: Natalia Lopes
Grades 9-12
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Take your anime to the next level! Using a laptop with free FireAlpaca software students will develop characters and practice sequencing. *Laptop required for this class* Contact bcarlson@artspacenc.org if you need assistance obtaining a laptop for this class.

SummerCamp56

3D Design Intensive *
Instructor: Ivana Milojevic Beck
Grades 10-12
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Students will gain knowledge of various sculptural processes and materials while learning to demonstrate elements of 3D design and how to interpret and employ design principles such as balance, scale and proportion, and movement and rhythm. Students will create at least one portfolio ready work.

After Hours Session 6
4-5:30p
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Session 7: August 3-7

 

Morning, 9a-12 noon

SummerCamp57

Seeing the Seasons *
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades K-2
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Explore the many colors of the seasons! Students will learn about artists who have been inspired by nature and explore different mediums and techniques to create their own seasoned landscapes.

SummerCamp58

Walk Like An Egyptian *
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3-5
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Learn about the ancient Egyptians by exploring their art. Projects include carving hieroglyphs, life size self-portraits as Egyptian Pharaohs, Gods, and Goddesses, painting on papyrus, and so much more!

SummerCamp59

Art in Motion *
Instructor: Virginia Maier
Grades 3-5
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Who says science and art can’t go hand in hand? Kinetic forces are the foundation of this class. Students will create their own mobiles that will focus on balance and movement.

SummerCamp60

Ceramics: Decorative Tiles *
Instructor: Megan Shawkey
Grades 6-8
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This class will explore the more decorative aspects of ceramics. Students will learn introductory level clay skills, specifically relief carving and surface design culminating in the creation of multiple tiles representing their personal style.

SummerCamp61

Painting with Pastels *
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Grades 6-8
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In this class students will use oil pastels to create vibrant “paintings”. Exploring the genre of landscape through multiple oil pastel techniques and the investigation of color theory.

SummerCamp62

Intro to Figure Drawing
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Grades 9-12
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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. This class is for all levels.

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp63

East Asian Art
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Grades 3-5
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Create original artwork inspired by the multiple art and cultural traditions of East Asian countries. Students will create watercolor dragons, paper fish prints, silk paintings, batik fabrics and more!

SummerCamp64

Masks Around the World
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades 3-5
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Create a series of painted masks inspired by various world cultures and utilizing various techniques. Each mask will have a different expression bursting with personality.

SummerCamp65

Indigo Dyeing *
Instructor: Taylor McGee
Grades 6-8
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Discover the magic of indigo dye as you learn traditional Japanese shibori dyeing techniques. Students will use some of their unique creations to make a one-of-a-kind indigo weaving on their own hand built loom.

SummerCamp66

5 Days 5 Ways *
Instructor: Andie Freeman
Grades 6-8
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Students will hone their 2D observational skills through art and design fundamentals with material intensives exploring pencil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache. Each session will focus on a new material, culminating in artists choice.

SummerCamp67

Intro to Embroidery *
Instructor: Jennifer Markowitz
Grades 9-12
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Join the growing number of contemporary artists using embroidery to create their art! In this introduction to embroidery learn to use a needle and thread to create decorative pieces and to embellish clothing.

SummerCamp68

Wood Carving + Painting *
Instructor: Maria Frati
Grades 10-12
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Using a variety of surface (relief) carving techniques create unique works on wood. Students will learn about carving tool use and maintenance, carving styles, and different woods and grain. Additionally, staining, mixing and painting will be explored. Students will complete at least one portfolio ready work.

After Hours Session 7
4-5:30p
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Session 8: August 10-14

Morning, 9a-12 noon

SummerCamp69

Creature Cutouts
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades K-2
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Have fun with color, movement and texture as you create your own Eric Carle themed artwork! Make your own painted papers and transform them into colorful collages of animals, landscapes and more!

SummerCamp70

Under the Sea *
Instructor: Sue Soper
Grades 3-5
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Find out what’s hiding under the sea and on the beach! Students will create their own imaginary sea creatures and learn about real creatures that call this habitat their home. Students will create texture prints, monoprints, etchings, and more. Prints will be used to create students’ very own handmade books!

SummerCamp71

Living Journal *
Instructor: Caroline Haw
Grades 3-5
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Students will turn an old book into their very own art journal, learning lots of different approaches towards drawing, doodling, designing, and collage as they create daily masterpieces.

SummerCamp72

Animated Art *
Instructor: Emilie Young
Grades 6-8
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From flip books to stop motion, students will explore different techniques for creating 2D and 3D animation. Students will learn about storyboarding, visual illustration, how to construct props and figures out of clay, and adding sound effects to put their creative ideas in motion.

SummerCamp73

Storytelling with Collage *
Instructor: Jeny Brill
Grades 6-8
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Students will create multi-layered images that combine original drawings and paintings with found imagery from magazines and books to explore illustration and storytelling through the medium of collage.

SummerCamp74

Portrait Drawing 
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Grades 9-12
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Learn how to capture a likeness by drawing from the live model. Develop understanding of proper facial proportions, structure and basic anatomy. Strengthen your ability and understanding of the human head whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced student.

Afternoon, 1-4p

SummerCamp75

Painting without a Brush * 
Instructor: Michael McCue
Grades 3-5
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Students will explore unique and creative ways to apply paint without using paint brushes. They will experiment with blowing paint through straws, splatter paint, stamp sponges, and found materials as painting tools.

SummerCamp76

Once Upon a Loom * 
Instructor: Taylor McGee
Grades 3-5
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Fiber art and weaving have been a part of many beloved fairy tales. Discover the magic of fibers in classic fairytales and then tell your own stories as your fiber creations come to life through stitching, weaving, and felting!

SummerCamp77

Sketchbook Essentials * 
Instructor: Laura Bernstein
Grades 6-8
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Create a personalized sketchbook exploring drawing techniques such as contour, gesture, drawing from observation, figure drawing, and portrait drawing. Students will use graphite, charcoal, ink, colored pencils, chalk pastels, and oil pastels to build diversity throughout their sketchbook.

SummerCamp78

Project Fashion * 
Instructor: April Clark
Grades 6-8
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Calling all fashion designers! Students will learn about trend forecasting, mood board creation, and sustainability in fashion. Projects will include deconstructing and re-designing an item, a bag made from recycled materials and so much more!

SummerCamp79

Intro to Printmaking * 
Instructor: Sue Soper
Grades 9-12
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Are you curious about printmaking techniques? In this sampler class, students will experiment with lithography, monoprinting, and relief. Using safe, water-based inks, students will learn how to print by hand, as well as, using an etching press. A variety of papers will be explored.

SummerCamp80

Painting Intensive: Portrait Painting with Oils * 
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Grades 10-12
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In this class students will learn the basics of oil painting while building an understanding of the human head. Students will examine proper proportions, structure and basic anatomy as well as use multiple drawing and painting techniques to represent the portrait. Painting techniques covered include various ways to begin an oil painting, simplifying the head and color mixing. Students will complete at least one portfolio ready work.

After Hours Session 8
4-5:30p
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