Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Summer Art Classes

***All of our summer classes would be terrific for young artists as well as teens. Everyone will be able to be successful and challenged at their own level.

Tuesday-Friday June 6-9

Batik
artist credit
The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.
Students will study way these beautiful textiles are created in Indonesia and then create a design of their own that will be transferred to fabric using glue rather than wax. Students will paint their fabric and then wash out the glue leaving them with a one of a kind wall hanging. 
9:00-10:15
$45 per artist 5 years and up

Metal tooling
Metal tooling is a centuries-old art in which a soft metal is worked with a rounded tool on the back side in order to create a raised design on the front. Mexican and South American artists call this art form repajado, and it is also referred to as repouss√© or embossing.
Students will study the art from South America and create their own design that will be embossed on a metal sheet. We will mount our work and give it a patina finish as well!
10:30-11:30
$40 per artist 5 years and up

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Thursday-Friday June 15 and 16

Georgia O'Keeffe inspired acrylic painting class
Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism"
Students will learn about O'Keeffe and her contributions to art history. We will learn about composition as we create our own painting in the cropped style O'Keefe used. Students will work with acrylic paint on canvas.

9:00-11:00 am
$36 per artist 5 years and up

Yaacov Agam inspired optical illusion drawing
Yaacov Agam is an Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art.
Artists will study the incredible art of Agam and create their own optical illusion using 2-3 of their own original drawings/paintings.




12:00-2:00 pm
$36 per artist 5 years and up

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Tuesday-Friday June 27-30

Clay and basket fusion
Combine a clay pot with reeds to create a sculptural vessel that fuses two ancient techniques! Students will create a hand built clay bowl then we will add natural reed to the bowl and weave a basket like top. This vessel is a sculptural celebration of two ancient crafts “woven” into one!

9:00-10:15
$45 per artist 5 years and up





Fiona French watercolor painting
Fiona French is a writer and illustrator of many children's books. She uses many different media in her illustrations. Students will study the art of Fiona French and create a unique watercolor painting using black glue to give it a stained glass look.

10:30-11:30am
$36 per artist 5 years and up

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Spring Classes

** contact Aubrey via phone at 765-237-9002 or via email at artwithaubrey@gmail.com today to register***

Special 6 week Session

Drawing - Animals
Tuesdays January 17- February 21
credit
10-11:00 am

In this class we will work on value, texture, and line to draw primarily horses and birds. We will work on getting proper proportions, showing musculature, and how to be successful drawing fur, and feathers!

For artists 8 and older
Fees = $55 for 6 classes, all supplies included



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Watercolor- Nature
Tuesdays January 17-February 21
11:15-12:15 pm

In this class we will work on gaining control of watercolor paint by learning several painting techniques. We will be working on a series of painting of plants, flowers, insects, and birds.

For artists 8 and older
Fees = $55 for 6 classes, all supplies included



Session I

Drawing - chalk pastels
Tuesdays February 28- March 21 from 10-11:00 am
credit
or
Thursdays March 2-23 from 10-11:00 am

In this class we will draw with chalk pastels as we learn different drawing techniques from scumbling to crosshatch and become successful at using and layering color. We will learn how to use underpainting as we work through a series of tutorials in landscape drawing. 

For artists 8 and older
Fees = $36 for 4 classes, all supplies included




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Multicultural Art - Maori Tribal Art
Tuesdays February 28-March 21 from 11:15-12:15 pm
or
Thursdays March 2-23 from 11:15-12:15

In this class we will explore the artwork of the Maori Tribes of New Zealand! We will learn about Poi ball dancers and make our own Maori Poi and Ti Rakau sticks! We will also study the significance of Koru (the Maori word for the new unfurling fern frond) and create a multimedia drawing of our own. 

For artists 5 and older
Fees = $36 for 4 classes, all supplies included

Session II

Drawing - Still life drawing
Tuesdays April 4-25 from 10-11:00  am
credit
or 
Thursdays April 6-27 from 10-11:00 am

In this class we will learn how to draw depth and and show natural lighting while using drawing pencils and stumps. We will do a series of fun still life set ups from legos to candy to more traditional still life set ups. 

For artists 8 and older
Fees = $36 for 4 classes, all supplies included



Multicultural Art - Mexican weaving and pinatas
Tuesdays April 4-25 from 11:15-12:15 pm
or
Thursdays April 6-27 from 11:15-12:15 pm

In this class we will study the art of Mexican woven blankets. We will create a set of beautiful woven coasters! We will also learn all about Cinco De Mayo and create our own personal pinatas. 

For artists 5 and older
Fees = $36  for 4 classes, all supplies included

Session III

Drawing- Colored Pencils
Tuesdays May 2-23 from 10-11:00 am
or
Thursdays May 4-25 from 10-11:00 am

In this class we will learn how to use prismacolor colored pencils. We will learn basic drawing techniques and blending as we do a series of abstract and realistic drawing exercises. 

For artists 8 and older
Fees = $36 for 4 classes, all supplies included



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Multicultural Art- Central American Metal Tooling
Tuesdays May 2-23 from 11:15-12:15 pm
or 
Thursdays May 4-25 from 11:15-12:15 pm

In this class we will study the metal art of ancient Central America and create our own design inspired by their artwork. We will transfer this design onto metal tooling sheets creating a relief image. Finally, we will take the metal art we have created and turn it into the cover for a journal! 

For artists 5 and older
Fees = $40 for 4 classes, all supplies included 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Handmade Christmas Card making

Come and have some fun making a series of your very own Christmas cards! We will be learning how to do paper quilling as well as hand painting, line drawing, and collage to create our cards and tags. Artists should be able to complete 10-15 cards

for artists 5 yrs  & older
Thursdays December 1 and 8
(2 classes)
10-11:30 am

Fees = $30 all supplies included


Contact me at 765-237-9002 or artwithaubrey@gmail.com to register your artist today! Classes are taught at my home on the East side of Lafayette, IN.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Facial Proportion - Drawing

Here is one last drawing opportunity for this semester!
Proportion and portraiture 
In this class we will focus on drawing skills and techniques like shading and blending as well as elements like line, value, and texture to help your drawing become more realistic. We will learn how proportion is key to drawing the human face and also focus on drawing eyes, noses, and mouths

Tuesdays November 29 - December 13 (3 classes)
10-11:15 am
Fees = $36 all supplies included (feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you like)
For artists 8 and older

email me at artwithaubrey@gmail.com if you are interested in signing up!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fall 2016 SATURDAY classes

******To register for any of these classes send me an email at artwithaubrey@gmail.com or call 765-237-9002



Famous Artist Study - Monet


Oscar-Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. In this class we will study the life and work of Monet and create a painting in the impressionist style.


Saturday, September 17 10:00am-12:00pm
For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $20, all supplies included




Storybook Art

In this class we will read children's books and discuss the illustrations inside. We will use the illustrators style and/or the story to inspire one of a kind illustrations of our own. We will work on learning art vocabulary and practice using it as we participate in talking about each other's creations.

Saturday, September 24 10:00-11:30am
For artists 4 years and older
Fees = $15, all supplies included











Storybook Art
In this class we will read children's books and discuss the illustrations inside. We will use the illustrators style and/or the story to inspire one of a kind illustrations of our own. We will work on learning art vocabulary and practice using it as we participate in talking about each other's creations.

Saturday, October 8 10-11:30am
For artists 4 years and older
Fees = $15, all supplies included









Famous Artist Study - Paul Klee

Paul Klee, a Swiss-born painter, printmaker and draughtsman of German nationality, was originally associated with the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, and subsequently taught at the Bauhaus, the widely influential German art school of the interwar period. Klee's diverse body of work cannot, however, be categorized according to any single artistic movement, or "school." His paintings, which are at times fantastic, childlike, or otherwise witty, served as an inspiration to the New York School, as well as many other artists of the 20th century. We will learn about Klee's life and art and create a painting inspired by what we learn. 

Saturday, October 15 10:00am - 12:00pm
For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $20, all supplies included





Storybook Art

In this class we will read children's books and discuss the illustrations inside. We will use the
illustrators style and/or the story to inspire one of a kind illustrations of our own. We will work on learning art vocabulary and practice using it as we participate in talking about each other's creations.

Saturday, November 5 10-11:30am
For artists 4 years and older
Fees = $15, all supplies included




Monday, June 27, 2016

Fall 2016 Classes

******To register for any of these classes send me an email at artwithaubrey@gmail.com or call 765-237-9002


Session I

Famous Artist Study - Monet


Oscar-Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. In this class we will study the life and work of Monet and create a paintings in the impressionist style.



Tuesdays, August 30-September 20 
10:00-11:00 am
For artists 5 years and older
or
Thursdays, September 1- September 22
10:00-11:00 am
For artists 5 years and older

Fees $36 per artist, all supplies included



Drawing - one and two point perspective
Perspective Drawing is a technique used to represent three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional picture plane. Perspective was developed in the 15th century by the architects, Leon Baptista Alberti (1404-72) and Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446). We will learn how to use one and two point perspective to make our drawings look more realistic and accurate.

Tuesdays, August 30-September 20
11:15am-12:15pm
For artists 8 years and older
Fees $36 per artist, all supplies included


Storybook Art

In this class we will read children's books and discuss the illustrations inside. We will use the illustrators style and/or the story to inspire one of a kind illustrations of our own. We will work on learning art vocabulary and practice using it as we participate in talking about each other's creations.

Thursdays, September 1- September 22
11:15am-12:15pm
*For artists 4 years and older
Fees $36, all supplies included




Session II

Famous Artist Study - Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns was an American artist that came onto the scene in the 1950s. Much of the work that he created led the American public away from the expressionism form, and towards an art movement or form known as the concrete. He would depict many flags and maps, and this created a more distinct style with the work that was being done during this period in American art history. We will pattern our project after the work of Jasper Johns by experimenting with multimedia layers, typography, and symbols. 

Tuesdays, September 27 - October 18
10:00-11:00 am
For artists 5 years and older
or
Thursdays, September 29- October 20
10:00-11:00 am
For artists 5 years and older

Fees $36 per artist, all supplies included


Drawing - Landscape drawing
credit

We will use pencil and pen and ink in this class. We will learn about composition in drawing, atmospheric perspective and details on how to draw trees, clouds, water, etc.

Tuesdays, September 27 - October 18
11:15am-12:15pm
For artists 8 years and older
Fees $36 per artist, all supplies included






Storybook Art
In this class we will read children's books and discuss the illustrations inside. We will use the illustrators style and/or the story to inspire one of a kind illustrations of our own. We will work on learning art vocabulary and practice using it as we participate in talking about each other's creations.

Thursdays, September 29- October 20
11:15am-12:15pm
*For artists 4 years and older
Fees $36, all supplies included







Session III

Famous Artist Study - Paul Klee

Paul Klee, a Swiss-born painter, printmaker and draughtsman of German nationality, was originally associated with the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, and subsequently taught at the Bauhaus, the widely influential German art school of the interwar period. Klee's diverse body of work cannot, however, be categorized according to any single artistic movement, or "school." His paintings, which are at times fantastic, childlike, or otherwise witty, served as an inspiration to the New York School, as well as many other artists of the 20th century. We will learn about Klee's life and art and create a painting inspired by what we learn. 

Tuesdays, October 25- November 15
10:00-11:00 am
For artists 5 years and older
or
Thursdays, October 27-November 17
10:00-11:00 am
For artists 5 years and older

Fees $36 per artist, all supplies included


Drawing - Figure Drawing
We will learn how to use simple shapes to quickly and accurately draw the human form in motion in this class.

Tuesdays, October 25-November 15
11:15am-12:15pm
For artists 8 years and older
Fees $36 per artist, all supplies included





Storybook Art

In this class we will read children's books and discuss the illustrations inside. We will use the
illustrators style and/or the story to inspire one of a kind illustrations of our own. We will work on learning art vocabulary and practice using it as we participate in talking about each other's creations.

Thursdays, October 27 - November 17
11:15am-12:15pm
*For artists 4 years and older
Fees $36, all supplies included







Friday, May 13, 2016

Adult and Teen Summer Classes

Illustrator Study - Megan Coyle
Megan Coyle is a collage artist and illustrator who currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area. She creates collages entirely from magazine strips with a process that she calls “painting with paper.” We will look at some of her illustrations and watch a video about her process. Students will paint with paper to create their own image.

Thursdays June 9 and 16 from 7-9:00 pm
Fees = $40 all supplies included 
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Landscape Watercolor
credit
In this class we will review some basic watercolor techniques and work on a series of landscape studies meant to teach color washes, color layering, lifts and much more. Bring yourself, a friend, a spouse, or a teen and have some fun as we work together step by step.

Thursdays June 23 and 30 from 7-9:00 pm
Fees = $40 all supplies included









Email artwithaubrey@gmail.com or call 765-237-9002 to register today!