Manoman, I can’t believe I wrapped up my last week of summer art camp last Friday and I’m already beginning to focus on the fall term starting in late September. Before I leave for Bermuda, I still have two weeks of personal studio time and Culture for Change as my teen students prepare to present their final installation pieces. More on that soon, but in the meantime, check out the list of classes I’m offering in a month’s time!
Art and Culture: Egypt, September 22-October 20, Mondays – 3:30-5:30pm
Master the illustrative languages and codes of ancient Egypt! We will uncover hidden treasure and learn about one of the greatest cultures in history through its art.
Art and Culture: France, October 27- November 24, Mondays – 3:30-5:30pm
Paint like Paul Cézanne! Students will learn about some of the most influential artists and study their style of drawing and painting. Find out why France became the center of the art world for many years and use your imagination to bring yourself there with the class!
Ages 8-10: Clayworks, September 23-November 25, Tuesdays – 3:30-5:30pm
Explore your creativity while learning methods and techniques of working with the potter’s wheel! Students will learn how to create their own mugs, bowls and other unique pieces, as well as glazing techniques.
Ages 12- 17: Studio Art, October 2-December 4, Thursdays – 6:30-8:30pm
Learn what it is to be a working artist in a studio environment. Use what is studied and your imagination to create your own unique masterpiece by the end of the term! Sketchbook required.
Paint Night, Fridays – 6:30-9pm / Portraits: September 26, Landscape: October 24, Still Life: November 21
Want a fun way to unwind with friends? Maybe you’re looking to meet new people who are also ready to get creative? Learn the basics of painting with acrylics in a fun environment for one, two or three nights of artistic entertainment. Refreshments provided.
Abstract Painting, October 1-December 3, Wednesdays – 6:30-9pm
Abstract painting is fascinating and controversial; complicated, and yet remarkably simple. In this course, we will explore abstract painting by working from our imaginations and still lifes to create vivid and innovative imagery. We will learn about color, line, form, space, light, and composition, and will look at work by well-known abstract artists to understand the various techniques they employed. If you’ve looked at paintings by Kandinsky, Klee, Pollock, Motherwell, or other abstract artists and said, “Even I can do that,” then join us as we challenge our imaginations. Artists of all levels are welcome. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.
Beginning Printmaking, October 1-November 10, Mondays – 6:30-9pm
Printmaking is a process of creative discovery because one can never be sure of what each print will bring. Often, the more fun you have, the better the artwork becomes. Open to artists of all levels, we will explore a wide variety of fundamental printmaking techniques such as relief printing, monoprints, unique stamping, collagraphs, and stencils. At the same time you will learn to be a better image-maker as you work on composition, texture, mood, process, and outcome. We’ll pique your artistic curiosity and teach you the art of experimentation, while steering your creativity toward projects of your choosing. A supply list will be mailed upon registration. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.