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