Week-long Classes by Session

Week-long Classes by Session

 

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SESSION 1: June 17-21

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Creepy Crawlies! NEW 
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 5-7

Explore insects through art. From busy bees to hungry caterpillars, students will learn more about the amazing world of insects while letting their imaginations fly.
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Watercolors: Go with the Flow
Instructor: Ryan Fox
Ages 7-10

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.
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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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Cosmic Creations NEW
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 7-10

Join us on a stellar journey! Students will use collage, papier-mâché and painting techniques to create alien creatures and imaginary worlds. The sky has no limit in this class!

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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: Peter Marin
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.
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After Hours Session 1 

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SESSION 2: June 24-28

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Seeing the Story NEW
Instructor: Ellen Hathaway
Ages 5-7

Children’s books are full of adventure and wonderful illustrations. Journey through your favorite stories creating artwork inspired by various authors.
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Artbots
Instructor: Keith Norval
Ages 7-10

Draw, build, paint and collage robot themed art pieces, including a silver and gold robot sculpture made from found objects. Even create an art bot that makes its own abstract art!
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Urban Sketching
Instructor: Scott Renk
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.
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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

Woodland Creatures

Woodland Creatures NEW
Instructor: Anna Podris
Ages 7-10

With painting, drawing, and collage techniques students will create unique woodland creatures.

SOLD OUT, Waitlist Available

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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.
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Anime Art
Instructor: David Anyanwu
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.
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After Hours Session 2

 
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SESSION 3: July 8-12

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Super Heroes All Around NEW
Instructor: Lakeshia Jefferson
Ages 5-7

Who is your superhero? This class celebrates the heroes we encounter everyday.
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Feast for the Eyes NEW
Instructor: Andie Freeman
Ages 7-10

Illustrate, sculpt and design your way through your favorite foods. Create sculptures, a recipe book and design your dream restaurant.
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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.
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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Animals All Day! NEW
Instructor: Gab Corter
Ages 7-10

Do you love all creatures big and small? Students will make a 3D fish tank, a plaster chameleon, batik a cephalopod and sew and stuff a giant tardigrade (aka Moss Piglet).

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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: David Anyanwu
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.   
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After Hours Session 3 

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SESSION 4: July 15-19

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Dream Homes  NEW
Instructor: Casey McGuire
Ages 7-10

From Dr. Seuss to Frank Lloyd Wright the architecture of the home has taken many forms. Students will create a 3D sculptural maquette to explore the far reaches of what their creation could look like.
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Weave it Wild: Reptiles NEW
Instructor: Jan French
Ages 7-10

Learn all about loom weaving and weave your own reptile! We will build a working loom using familiar materials, learn how to set it up, and then weave with colorful yearns and scrap fibers. No prior weaving experience necessary.
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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.
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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.
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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Experimental Printmaking NEW
Instructor: Hunter Rion
Ages 7-10

Dive into the endless possibilities of printmaking. Students will experiment and play with unique materials and techniques. Get unexpected results using bubble wrap, shaving cream, fruits, vegetables and even fish.
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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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After Hours Session 4 

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SESSION 5: July 22-26

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Magic Makers NEW
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Ages 5-7

Do stories of fairies, ogres, witches and genies capture your imagination? Young artists will make art inspired by folktales and fairytales. Students will use drawing, painting and collage to make some magical masterpieces.
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Expressive Collage NEW
Instructor: Eric McRay
Ages 7-10

Explore inventive ways to create imagery with collage. Using fibers, fabric, paper, photos and more!
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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.  
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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.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Beyond Paper Airplanes
Instructor: Hunter Rion
Ages 7-10

Learn what paper can do in the hands of an artist! From origami to paper mache, come see what you can make out of paper!
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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.
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After Hours Session 5 

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SESSION 6: July 29-August 2

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Mess Masters NEW
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Ages 5-7

It’s time to get messy! Draw, paint and create with a variety of unexpected materials. Students will learn how to make squish paintings with water balloons, print using Styrofoam, create funky collages with paste paper and so much more! 
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Jungle Prints
Instructor: Sue Soper
Ages 7-10

Create imaginary jungle creatures and learn about the real animals, plants and insects that call this habitat their home. Transform your drawings into prints and make your very own rubber band book.
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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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Mixed Media Adventures NEW
Instructor: Aidan Malsbary
Ages 7-10

Explore mixed media techniques and materials. Create abstract projects, a self portrait, and a collaborative 3D city-scape.
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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: Kelly Johnston
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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After Hours Session 6

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SESSION 7: August 5-9

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Bugs, Birds and Caterpillars: The Art of Eric Carle
Instructor: Michael McCue
Ages 5-7

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!
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Creative Clay NEW
Instructor: Sarah Clover
Ages 7-10

Using a variety of handbuilding techniques students will create fantastical creatures and imaginary monsters.

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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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Masks Around the World NEW
Instructor: Michael McCue
Ages 7-10

Create a series of painted masks inspired by world cultures. Each mask will have a different expression bursting with personality.
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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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After Hours Session 7 

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SESSION 8: August 12-16

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Rainbow Magic
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Ages 5-7

What is your favorite color? In this fun filled class we’ll learn all about color magic, color changing creatures, rainbows and more! We’ll paint with bubbles, straws, paintbrushes and light!
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Mexican Art Traditions NEW
Instructor: Lety Alvarez
Ages 7-10

Join us in celebration of the art of Mexico! Students will explore Mexican culture and traditions while making a piñata, papel picado, milagros and painting alejibres.
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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.
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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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East Asian Art NEW
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Ages 7-10

Create original artwork inspired by the multiple art and cultural traditions of East Asian countries. Students will create watercolor dragons, rice paper fish prints, silk paintings, batik fabrics and so much more!
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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.
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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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After Hours Session 8

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