Summer Fun-Summer ARTventures at Waterworks

  • Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:20 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:25 a.m.

Ages 4-5 studio classes

Stay All Day Program – pair a morning and afternoon class within the same age group and stay all day.

Tuition: studio classes – members, $75; non-members, $90.


• Messy Art Session I, July 8-12, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Come dressed to get messy and creative. Students will explore various hands-on artistic media, including paint, clay and paper-craft. Three sessions will be offered, and each week will be different. Instructor: Debbie Hoffman.

• COLORific!, July 15-19, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Students will learn about the primary colors — red, yellow, and blue — and how to mix them together to make all the colors in the rainbow. Students will paint, splash, splatter, squirt and throw different colors to create masterpieces. Instructor: Debbie Hoffman.

• Messy Art Session II, July 22-26, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Come dressed to get messy and creative. Students will explore various hands-on artistic media, including paint, clay and paper-craft.

• Messy Art Session III, July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Same as session II.

• Butterflies and Bears, Aug 5-9, 9 a.m-noon, studio.

Step outside and discover all the textures and patterns in nature. Modeling the stories and illustrations of Eric Carle (“Brown Bear, Brown Bear”), students will create textured pictures and collages using paint, wax, glue, paper and found objects. Instructor: Debbie Hoffman.

Ages 6-8 Studio Classes

• 2-D to 3-D, Recycled! July 8-12, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Sculpt, paint, draw. Create a series of mixed media artworks using recycled materials. Students create a variety of 2-D and 3-D work, including plastic bottle scrimshaw, printed tapa cloth (from the South Pacific), weathervanes and box sculptures. Instructor: Ingrid Erickson.

• A Closer Look, July 8-12, 1-4 p.m., studio. Experiment with a variety of techniques to explore sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting and collage. Take a close look at WVAC Exhibiting Artists; then return to the classroom to learn the basics of each medium while emphasizing creativity and fun in creating your own unique artwork. Instructor: Marina Bare.

• The World of Pablo Picasso, July 15-19, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Enter the world of Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists in the history of Western art. Try your hand at several of his favorite media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Instructor: Marina Bare.

• Build Your Own “Sound Suit,” July 15-19, 1-4 p.m., studio. Learn about the fantastic wearable fabric sculptures of American artist Nick Cave and create your own “sound suit” using a variety of colorful, reflective, textured and sound-producing materials. Students will design and create a unique full body sculpture, including a mask. Instructor: Ingrid Erickson.

• Portrait Projects, July 22-26, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Let your personality shine through as you create a variety of self-portraits and portraits of family, friends and pets, using paper sculpture, texture casting, soft sculpture and more. Instructor: Marina Bare.

• 2-D to 3-D, Recycled!, July 22-26, 1-4 p.m., studio. Sculpt, paint, draw. Create a series of mixed media artworks using recycled materials. Students create a variety of 2-D and 3-D work, including plastic bottle scrimshaw, printed tapa cloth (from the South Pacific), weathervanes and box sculptures. Instructor: Ingrid Erickson.

• Explorations in Clay, July 29-Aug 2, 9 a.m-noon, specialty class. What could be more fun than taking a journey through time with clay? We will explore the ancient times as well as get futuristic with contemporary creations, while learning the skills, techniques and vocabulary that a potter uses. Instructor: Catherine Cross.

• Mixing it Up With Mixed Media, July 29-Aug 2, 1-4 p.m., studio. Draw, paint, print and use found objects and special papers, and even get into the picture yourself with a bit of photo imagery. Young artists will experience “studio art,” while enhancing their artistic skills, brushing up on their “arty” vocabularies and practicing new techniques. Instructor: Catherine Cross.

• Birdhouses in Clay, Aug 5-9, 9 a.m-noon, specialty class. Learn to build your own birdhouse using a variety of hand-building techniques, and explore surface decoration. Make one for the yard and one for a friend. Instructor: Brent Smith.

• Mixing it Up With Mixed Media / Aug 5-9 / Afternoon, 1-4 p.m. (studio)*

Draw, paint, print, and use found objects and special papers, and even get into the picture yourself with a bit of photo imagery. Young artists will experience “studio art,” while enhancing their artistic skills, brushing up on their “arty” vocabularies, and practicing new techniques. Instructor: Catherine Cross.

Ages 9-11 studio/specialty classes

• Clay Adventures in Pop Art, June 24-28, 9 a.m-noon, specialty class. After studying the world of pop art, students in this class will draw inspiration from the work of famous pop artists, including Andy Warhol. Sculpt your own pop art creations from clay using your imagination. Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.

• Introduction to Pottery, July 8-12, 9 a.m-noon, specialty class. Students will learn a variety of techniques to create hand-built and wheel-thrown art, then decorate it using slips and textures. The potter’s wheel will be introduced, and students will learn to center clay and create cups and bowls. Perfect for beginners or the returning student. Wear old clothes. Class limited to 8 students. Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.

• Around the World with Clay, July 8-12, 1-4 p.m., specialty class, Think global as this clay class takes a look at wheel and hand-building techniques from around the world, as well as the history of clay work. Try different building techniques and glazing. Wear old clothes. Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.

• Plein Air Painting, July 15-19, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Simply translated, you will paint in the open air. Select, compose and create your own masterpiece. You will see things you never noticed before. Instructor: Phyllis Steimel.

• Handbuilding & Wheel Pottery, July 15-19 and/or July 22-26, 1-4 p.m., specialty class. Make your own set of vases, cups or containers in this class. Students will learn how to work “tall” on the potter’s wheel. Students will also explore hand-building techniques and surface design. Instructor: Brent Smith.

• Hand Building & Wheel pottery class. July 15-19 from 9 a.m.-noon, as well.

• Sculpt It! July 22-26, 9 a.m-noon, specialty class. Use coil, pinch, slab and mold-making construction in this clay sculpting class. You will learn the basics of clay work, as well as glazing and firing, while creating sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.

• Drawing in 3-D, July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m-noon, studio. Create realistic drawings by discovering the basic techniques used by professional artists — composition, design and perspective. Learn methods to create value and give dimensional quality to your drawings. You will explore a variety of media, including pencil, charcoal and conte crayon, drawing from model subjects while learning to draw what you see. Instructor: Ray Moose.

• “Creature” a Day! July 29-Aug. 2, 1-4 p.m., specialty class. Discover the magic of creative drawing, illustration, color and pastel painting. Learn the basics of painting with pastels from a professional pastel artist. Bring your imagination and be ready to invent a daily creature that “lives in a place that only you and I can see.” Instructor: Walter Stanford.

• Adventures in Printmaking, Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m-noon, specialty class. Young artists will explore the process of printmaking, while learning about the history, vocabulary, tools and techniques of printmaking in this class. Explore drawing, painting and mixed media. Instructor: Catherine Cross.

• Sculpt Like Brian Jungen! Aug. 5-9, 1-4 p.m., studio. Have you ever seen a life-sized dinosaur skeleton built from plastic chairs or a mask made out of shoes? Learn about the work of contemporary Canadian sculptor, Brian Jungen and create 3-D artwork using non-traditional materials. Students will study 3-D design, use of color, texture, shape, space and form. Instructor: Ingrid Erickson.

Ages 12 and Up Studio/Specialty Classes

• Claymation, July 8-12, 1-4 p.m., specialty class. Young filmmakers will learn the basics of Claymation, an imaginative, engaging form of animated storytelling. Students will create storyboards, design clay characters and build background sets. They will film movies using video technology and computer software. The movies will be edited and each filmmaker will receive a DVD. Instructor: Jackie Black.

• Expressive Pastels, July 15-19, 1-4 p.m., specialty class. Discover the magic of creative drawing, illustration, color and pastel painting. Learn the basics of painting with pastels from a professional. Bring your imagination and be ready to invent a daily creature that “lives in a place that only you and I can see.” Instructor: Walter Stanford.

• Masters of Modern Sculpture, July 22-26, 1-4 p.m., studio. Use your three-dimensional skills to create sculptures inspired by the great masters of modern sculpture. Explore a variety of media, including wire, Plexiglass, assemblage art and balsa foam reductive sculpture. Sculpt your own masterful creations from these exciting materials using your imagination. Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.

• Fundamentals of Drawing, July 29-Aug. 2, 1-4 p.m., studio. For students who love to draw: Learn the tricks and secrets that professional artists use to create your own masterpieces in this class. Working inside and outside, students will use a variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, conte crayons and more. Instructor: Ray Moose.

Specialty classes charges: members, $85; non-members, $100. See www.waterworks.org for stay-all-day program pricing.

To register for Summer ARTventures, download the brochure from www.waterworks.org, call 704-636-1882 or visit the front desk at WVAC, 123 East Liberty St.

Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration form/emergency contact form/photography release and walking tour permission, also available at www.waterworks.org, are due at registration.

Please note that there may be some changes in curriculum.

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