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