Weeklong Classes by Session

Weeklong Classes by Session

 

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SESSION 1: June 12-16

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Fabulous Flowers 
Instructor: Rebecca Rousseau
Ages 5-7

Explore a world of flowers! We’ll paint flowers on paper, canvas and wooden boxes. Flowers in vases, flowers in fields, flowers anywhere will be explored!

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Everything Animals
Instructor: Julie Niskanen
Ages 7-10

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.

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Drawing and Painting: 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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Colorful Pet Portraits
Instructor: Dawn Valentino
Ages: 11-16

Show off your pet’s personality by creating paintings through exploration of color, pattern and design. Bring in clear photos of your pet to class.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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It’s a Dog’s Life
Instructor: Rebecca Rousseau
Ages 7-10

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.

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Painting: Giant Acrylic Abstracts
Instructor: Gab Corter
Ages 11-16

Have you ever wanted to paint something that could fill a whole wall? In this fun, unintimidating process, we will begin with a small scale collage, and then work with a grid to blow it up in size transferring it to a 6 foot tall canvas. Don’t worry about carrying around a giant art work…we will roll the final piece up onto a dowel for easy transit and easy hanging.

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Drawing with Dramatic Light  new
Instructor: Dawn Valentino
Ages 11-16

Enhance your current drawing skills, or learn new techniques through a variety of exciting drawing experiences. Draw everything from white ribbons, crinkled paper bags to colorful eggs and much more. Dramatize with light and shadow and bring your drawings to life!

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After Hours Session 1 

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SESSION 2: June 19-23

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Art Rainbows  new
Instructor: Tara Kernan
Ages 5-7

What is your favorite color? How can we make it? In this fun filled class, we’ll learn all about color magic, color changing creatures, rainbows and more. We’ll paint with bubbles, with straws, with paintbrushes and light! Daily projects will lead to a favorite color masterpiece!

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Drip, Splatter, Paint!
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 7-10

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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Drawing in Color: Pastel Techniques  new
Instructor: Lena Corter
Ages 11-16

This class will explore drawing and color through the medium of pastel. First we will delve into color theory and then we will put it to work. We will learn how to create a sense of depth and use complementary colors to create contrast for dramatic effect. Layering the pastels to create rich, complex areas in our drawings, we will create a vibrant still life, a landscape, a portrait and finish the week with an abstract project that will be all about bold color.

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Embellished Ceramics: Fused Glass + Sgraffito  new
Instructor: Lisa Pearce
Ages 11-16

Students will create handmade ceramic vessels embedded with colorful opaque and transparent glass pieces and glass frit. Slump, coiled and slab constructed forms will also be embellished with glazes. Multiple surface techniques from stamps and the ancient technique of drawing on clay, or sgraffito (Italian “to scratch”), will enhance these crafted forms.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Musical Colors: Music + Art  new
Instructor: Vivian Magarino Gomez
Ages 7-10

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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Drawing: Anime Art
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Ages 11-16

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 new characters.

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Sculpture: Casting Art in Concrete and Plaster  new
Instructor: Gab Corter
Ages 11-16

Make a concrete clock, a cast plaster sculpture. Make your own concrete mold and garden globe. Learn how to mix and pour concrete and add beautiful natural decorations to your artwork! After this class you will be able to make your own concrete sculptures and useful household items!

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After Hours Session 2

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SESSION 3: June 26-30

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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A Big Colorful Mess!
Instructor: Sarah Harris
Ages 5-7

Come make a creative mess! All the projects you’d love for your child to experience, with none of the clean up. From big paintings to squishy sculptures, your kids will experience art making in it’s purest and messiest form!

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We’ll Build This City!
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 7-10

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.

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Mural Painting: Comics Extravaganza
Instructor: Keith Norval
Ages 11-16

During this interactive class, students will be immersed in the styles and techniques of mural painting. Working as team, the class will create a collaborative mural based on comic book characters, classic and created! Make new friends and paint an imaginative scene that will be visible to the public!

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Intro to Oil Painting  new
Instructor: Andie Freeman
Ages 13-16 Please note that this class is for ages 13+

Oil paint is a medium which has entranced artists since the 13th century because of it’s richness of color, long-lasting durability and it’s opportunity for variation of application and style. In this week-long class, the student will learn the basics of oil paint’s chemical composition and how it applies to use, the tools that are used in application, how to keep a safe and tidy studio practice and how to use the paint on canvas panels. We will use still life set ups in studio and paint wet into wet as well as the indirect method (drying time in between sessions.)

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

Photo Scramble  new
Instructor: Vivian Magarino Gomez
Ages 7-10

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.

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Sewing on Canvas
Instructor: Anna Podris
Ages 11-16

Using embroidery techniques and painting students will create unique embellished artworks on canvas. Students will also learn to stretch their own canvas, creating art that is ready to hang on their walls!

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Drawing: Anime Art
Instructor: David Anyanwu
Ages 11-16

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 new characters.

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After Hours Session 3 

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SESSION 4: July 10-14

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Magical Mixed Media Fairy Tales  new
Instructor: Emily Howard
Ages 5-7

Art is magic! Using fairy tales as our inspiration, this class will explore particularly magical mixed-media techniques in painting, fibers and printmaking. Together we will share a variety of tales from around the world about knights, princesses, dragons, magical animals and more. The stories will provide inspiration to create several art works, all while having fun investigating new and exciting art forms!

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Made of Paper: Sculptures, Masks and More  new
Instructor: Emily Bateman
Ages 7-10

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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Drawing and Painting: Urban Sketching
Instructor: Scott Renk
Ages 11-16

Embark on hands-on journey into the world of urban sketching. Students will gain knowledge of urban sketching techniques and concepts, as well as learn experimental methods to find stories in the places we take for granted. The class will sketch on location around the Artspace/Moore Square area using a variety of media using pen, ink, watercolor, rubbings of gravel and asphalt, etc.

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Printmaking: DIY Notecards  new
Instructor: Sue Soper
Ages 11-16

Design your own printing blocks using exciting printmaking techniques! Transform your drawings into unique, one of a kind prints! Prints will be turned into notecards to share or an accordion book. Learn how to print your designs by hand, as well as using a modern etching press.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Birds in my Neighborhood  new
Instructor: Anna Podris
Ages 7-10

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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3-Dimensional, Myths, Fables and Tales  new
Instructor: Emily Howard
Ages 11-16

Many artists and illustrators are inspired by stories, like Cindy Sherman and Tim Burton, so we will explore different ways of combining story and art by studying some of the masters. Using myths and folklore from around the world as our inspiration, we will create our own tales and turn them into art. As artists, we will build dimensions using a variety of bookmaking and sculptural art techniques, such as bookbinding, paper folding and cutting, and assemblage to name a few. Everyone will create a unique piece of art to represent their tales.

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Painting: Patterns and Abstractions  new
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Ages: 11-16

Do you like making patterns but don’t know what to do with them? Learn how to make large, beautiful paintings on canvas with acrylic paints! Students will get inspired by Aboriginal art and Klimt paintings and learn how create challenging original compositions.

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After Hours Session 4 

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SESSION 5: July 17-21

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Silly-Dillies  new
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Ages 5-7

Bring your sense of humor to this class! We will be making funny frogs, silly sandwiches, funny faces, mixed-up animals and more!

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Creative Character Sculptures  new
Instructor: Keith Norval
Ages 7-10

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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Expressive Self Portraits  new
Instructor: Ursula Gullow
Ages 11-16

Using their faces as subject matter, students will work with a variety of media, including drawing, painting and collage, while building upon basic design skills like color-theory and composition. This exploratory self portrait class guides students towards expressing their creative perspective in a unique and compelling way.

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Ceramics: Working in Relief  new
Instructor: Beverly Mecum
Ages 11-16

Using clay relief is the perfect and fun way to learn about perspective and scale. We will review back, middle, and foreground along with the horizon line using photographs to create a unique drawing that will be transferred to a clay slab. From that drawing, the student will sculpt a 3-dimensional landscape relief, using basic carving techniques. Students will review works by famous landscape artists and will simulate texture and brushstrokes through the use of various carving tools.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Printmaking: Sea Creatures  new
Instructor: Susan Soper
Ages 7-10

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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Book Arts: Sketchbook Explorations  new
Instructor: Anna Podris
Ages 11-16

An artist’s sketchbook represents a place of freedom from judgement, a place that ideas are born. We will construct our own Coptic style sketchbook, either creating our own book covers or recycling old book covers. We will push the boundaries of sketchbooks by not only drawing, but glueing, cutting and customizing in every way imaginable. We will discuss the themes of the content we are using.

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Drawing Techniques
Instructor: Julie Niskanen
Ages 11-16

Learn how to draw from observation so you can accurately translate what you see to paper or canvas. We will learn about compositions, shape, elements of light, shading and perspective while exploring various drawing media such as charcoal, graphite, pastels and brush and ink.

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After Hours Session 5 

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SESSION 6: July 24-28

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

Storytime with Ms. G  new
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Ages 5-7

Make paste-paper illustrations like Eric Carle, monkey around with Curious George and explore art about your favorite characters from books!

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Dream Art: What is Surrealism?  new
Instructor: Krista Birnbaum
Ages 7-10

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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Painting with Watercolors  new
Instructor: Ryan Fox
Ages 11-16

Learn to make a masterpiece with watercolor paint.  Young artists will use watercolor to develop new skills and talents while designing unique creations with a variety of materials.  The class will focus upon developing skills, learning techniques and expanding self confidence.

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Drawing and Painting: Urban Sketching
Instructor: TBD
Ages 11-16

Embark on hands-on journey into the world of urban sketching. Students will gain knowledge of urban sketching techniques and concepts, as well as learn experimental methods to find stories in the places we take for granted. The class will sketch on location around the Artspace/ Moore square area using a variety of media using pen, ink, watercolor, rubbings of gravel and asphalt, etc.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Archeology Adventures  new
Instructor: Gretchen Phillips
Ages 7-10

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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Printmaking: Drawing and Text
Instructor: Susan Soper
Ages 11-16

Learn how to set type the old fashioned way! Experiment with combining your drawings with stenciling, relief prints and original text. Students will learn how to hand set wooden type and print on a Letterpress Proof Press. Prints will be turned into trading cards to share with your friends, simple books, or custom placemats. Bring your imaginations!

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Intro to Illustration: Cover Art  new
Instructor: David Eichenberger
Ages 11-16

How do artists take an idea and turn it into a powerful visual statement? In this class, students will use various water-based materials to explore the basic concepts and techniques of illustration. Come to class with your favorite children’s book and learn to create your own unique cover art.

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After Hours Session 6

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SESSION 7: July 31-August 4

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Super You!  new
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 5-7

If you had any superpower, what would it be? You’ll have new art powers after painting masks, sculpting sidekicks and creating capes in this class! Don’t miss out!

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Painting Portraits  new
Instructor: Sarah Harris
Ages 7-10

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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Drawing: Intro to Figure Drawing
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Ages 11-16

Working with a clothed live model, you will develop an understanding of proper proportions, structure and basic human anatomy. Fundamental principles of drawing such as line and tone will also be discussed and demonstrated. This class is designed to strengthen your drawing ability whether you are an absolute beginner or more advanced student.

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Textiles: Fabric Collage and Embroidery Arts  new
Instructor: Emily Bateman
Ages 11-16

Students will investigate traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques. We will use these techniques to make narrative works of art.

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AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Painting: Animal Personalities  new
Instructor: Keith Norval
Ages 7-10

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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Painting: How to Make a Mixed Media Painting  new
Instructor: Lena Corter
Ages 11-16

Using acrylic paint, a variety of liquid mediums and pastes, papers, fabrics and cardboard we will create dimensional paintings with rich, textured surfaces. To stimulate our imaginations, we will look at a variety of subject matter from fantasy landscapes and mythical creatures to dreams and sources from literature. The class will begin with experimentation to learn about materials and techniques and finish with an expressive, large scale, layered work.

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Drawing from Nature  new
Instructor: Julie Niskanen
Ages 11-16

Have you ever wanted to learn about drawing the little intricate things found in nature? Come embark on this journey, exploring the patterns, textures,seeds, petals and amazing shapes found in the natural world around us. We will use graphite, charcoal and white charcoal on black paper to create natural studies and several larger finished masterpieces based on photographs as well as the collections of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the instructor’s own natural objects.

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After Hours Session 7 

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SESSION 8: August 7-11

 

MORNING, 9am-12noon

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Music, Motion and Markmaking  new
Instructor: Sarah Harris
Ages 5-7

Sing, dance, draw and paint! Stretch to show us your biggest brushstrokes, sing us your favorite colors! Paint and draw your musical masterpieces in this fun, movement filled class.

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Monsters, Zombies, and Vampires, Oh My!
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 7-10

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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Drawing: Portrait Drawing  new
Instructor: Alia El-Bermani
Ages 11-16

Learn how to capture a likeness by drawing from the live model. Using multiple drawing techniques, you will develop a deep understanding of proper proportions, structure and basic anatomy.  This class will strengthen your ability and understanding of the human head whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced student.

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Textiles: Weave it Wild: Handwoven Creatures  new
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. With some tugs and knots we will then magically transform your flat weaving sample into an animal of your choice.  No prior weaving experience necessary.

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 AFTERNOON, 1-4pm

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Collage: Paper, Scissors, Glue!
Instructor: Eric McRay
Ages 7-10

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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Modern Brush Lettering  new
Instructor: Kerr Pelto
Ages 11-16

Imagine making your favorite quotes part of your artwork. Using fun, colorful brush markers, explore the style of calligraphy which is showing up as the text in all of your favorite quotes right now. In a short amount of time you will learn letterforms based on the Italic Hand. You’ll be making cards, posters and signs that everyone will love!

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Drawing: Fantasy Fashion Design  new
Instructor: Sonya Drum
Ages 11-16

This course examines the history of fantasy fashion from Theater to Couture while teaching new drawing and rendering techniques for documenting personal designs. Students create designs inspired by super powers, nature, steampunk, and futurism while creating a portfolio including inspirational research,  collage and painted renderings, fantasy make-up designs, and photos of collaborative fabric draping.  Don’t just dream it design it!

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After Hours Session 8

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