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Summer Fun 2009: Waterworks classes

Waterworks Visual Arts Center
123 E. Liberty St, Salisbury 704-636-1882Summer classes run Monday-Friday. Sign up early. Class sizes are limited.
When registering your child for class, select the appropriate grade level the child will enter in fall 2009. Children participating in the 4- to 5-year-old classes must reach their fourth birthday by June 1.
Class fees: Studio classes: $60 members; $75 not yet member.
Clay (hand-built/wheel); Christmas in June; Fabulous Funky Furniture; Stained Glass Mosaic.
$70 members; $85 not yet member.
For members only: multiple class discounts: three-five classes, 10 percent off; six or more classes, 20 percent off. Membership status will be verified at time of registration.
Morning classes meet 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Afternoon classes meet 2-4:15 p.m.
June 22-26
Morning classes
Fantasy Art ń Ages 4-5 óMagical places, spaceships, pirates, fairies. Each day of this class will feature a special fantasy. We’ll end the week with a brief performance and display of the students’ fantastic creations.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Christmas in June ń Grades 1-5 ó Learn the history of Chrismons and the art of creating the new Christian symbols. Students will work with beads and patterns to create ornaments for a Christmas tree. The week will end with a display for parents and friends.
Instructor: Melonie Beaver.
Folk Art for the Birds ń Grades 6-8 ó Students will examine the cultural history of North Carolina pottery and learn a variety of clay hand-building and slip-trail glazing techniques. They will use these skills to create unique ceramic birdhouses and bird whistles.
Instructor: Beth G. Wright.
Afternoon Classes
Put on Your Green Shoes ń Grades 1-2 ó Put on your green shoes and learn to reduce your carbon footprint by creating art from throw-away items. Learn the three R’s ó recycle, reuse, reduce. The week ends with a musical performance about saving the earth. Instruments and costumes will be made from recycled materials.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Welcome to the Jungle ń Grades 3-5 ó Animals and plant forms of the jungle will be our inspiration. A variety of sculptural ceramics projects will be created, allowing students to explore pinch, coil and slab techniques with an emphasis on texture and pattern.
Instructor: Beth G. Wright.
Fabulous Funky Furniture ń Grades 6-8 Learn all about the principles of design: color, line, pattern, texture and shape. Then use these design elements to create a funky, one-of-a-kind chair. We’ll use paint, stencils, markers, glass, stones, beads ó you can even add treasures you bring from home. Create your own unique piece of furniture for your room.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
July 6-10
Morning classes
Messy Art ń Ages 4-5 ó One of our most popular classes. Come dressed to get messy and creative. Students will explore artistic mediums that include clay, paint and paper-craft.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Animals, Animals ń Grades 1-2 — Students will study different animals and the traits which make each one unique. They will then choose their favorite animals and create 3D sculptures using paint, papier maché, recycled objects and lots of imagination.
Instructor: Teresa Strohl.
Storytellers ń Grades 3-5 óInspired by the Pueblo Indians, storytellers are clay figures that represent family members (like parents or grandparents) telling stories to their children to pass along their family history. Using hand-building and glazing techniques in the clay studio, students will create their own clay “storyteller,” as well as a small companion storybook.
Instructor: Beth G. Wright
Afternoon Classes
Under the Big Top ń Grades 1-2 ó Run away and join the circus this week. Students will learn about clown makeup and juggling, make a costume and create circus animals with papier mache. The circus comes to Waterworks with a performance on the last day. Guaranteed to thrill all.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Exploring Sculpture ń Grades 3-5 óUsing wood, wire, paper and even recycled materials, students will create unique sculptures. They will learn about balance, construction methods, kinetic sculpture and the importance of imagination.
Instructor: Jessica Buckwalter.
Stained Glass Mosaic ń Grades 6-8 ó Create your own mosaic masterpiece. Develop your own design, transfer it to plywood and learn a variety of mosaic techniques: glass cutting, classic mosaic laying and grouting. The finished piece will be a spectacular wall hanging.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
July 13-17
Morning Classes
A Pirate’s Life for Me ń Ages 4-5 ó Ahoy Mates! Sail the seven seas for an entire week of pirate fun. Learn to talk like a pirate and dance the peg-leg boogie. Students will create a spyglass, pirate flag and a treasure map where X marks the spot. The week will conclude with a rollicking performance of pirate songs and dance.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Flights of Fantasy ń Grades 3-5 ó Students will explore winged creatures from the past to the present ó dragons, bats, pterodactyls, birds and even fairies ó and then use hand-building and glazing techniques to create a winged fantasy creature from clay. Imagination required.
Instructor: Beth G. Wright.
Draw What You See! ń Grades 6-8 ó Learn the important techniques of drawing with pencil and charcoal and how to draw three-dimensional objects. Students will also study light, shadows, composition and perspective.
Instructor: Ray Moose.
Afternoon classes
Puppets on the Green ń Grades 1-2 ó Create a rod puppet using wooden dowels, styrofoam eggs, papier mache and lots of recycled objects. The theme this year is green, and students will learn the importance of recycling. The week will end with a puppet variety show and students will have a puppet to take home after the final performance.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
See It. Draw It! ń Grades 3-5 ó Students will learn how to create realistic drawings of three-dimensional objects ó to draw what they see. They will also study light, shadows, perspective and composition.
Instructor: Ray Moose.
Beginning & Intermediate Wheel ń Grades 6-8 óUse the potter’s wheel to make bowls, vases and more. If you’ve never used a potter’s wheel before, you’ll learn the skills to make pottery. If you’re a returning student, we’ll focus on improving your skills.
Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.
July 20-24
Morning classes
Gobbledygoop ń Ages 4-5 óA recipe for fun. Learn to make flubber, blubber gook, slime, silly-putty and play-dough. Enjoy painting with glue, sand, salt and more. This class is messy; so, don’t come dressy.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
A Bug’s Life ń Grades 1-2 óStudents will learn coil, pinch and slab building techniques using clay and will create art pieces related to nature and the life of a bug. Giant bugs, garden plaques, flower and bark vases, boxes and more.
Instructor: Beth G. Wright.
The Color Show ń Grades 3-5 ó Students in this class will explore the world of color, experimenting with different kinds of paint and surface techniques to create individual works of art. They will also explore Waterworks’ Summer Gallery Exhibition, which highlights the work of five artists who all use color as a major element in their work.
Instructor: Jessica Buckwalter.
Afternoon classes
Broadway Bound ń Grades 1-2 ó Do you like to perform? Ever wanted to be on stage? Students will create characters, design sets, make costumes and props, and learn about stage makeup and choreography. It all comes together at the end of the week with a brief performance for families.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Introduction to the Wheel ń Grades 3-5 ó Learn to throw clay on the potter’s wheel and create and glaze your own work of art. This class is designed for students who have never used the wheel and also for those who want to improve their skills. Students will learn how to center the clay on the wheel and make basic forms, such as bowls and pots. Learn and have fun.
Instructor: Brenda Gariepy.
Portrait and Figure Drawing ń Grades 6-8 ó For the beginner and for those students who have taken portrait drawing classes before but want to improve on their skills. Students will learn how to correctly draw human faces and figures using a variety of media.
Instructor: Andrea Miller.
August 3-7
Morning classes
Broadway Bound Jr. ń Ages 4-5 ó By request, we are offering this popular class to our youngest students. Learn about character makeup and choreography, create props and costumes and design a set. Everything comes together with a brief performance for families on the last day.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Wild Things ń Grades 1-2 óExplore Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” and create your own unique wild things. Students will use paints, paper crafts, markers, collage, fabric, stones and beads to create “things” and their environments.
Instructor: Teresa Strohl.
Magical Metamorphosis ń Grades 3-5 ó Students will examine the process of metamorphosis as they look at plant, insect and animal forms to create pottery. A variety of clay building techniques will be explored as students create a set of nesting containers that evolve and mutate from one form to the next revealing another hidden form inside.
Instructor: Beth G. Wright.
Afternoon classes
Long, Long Ago ń Grades 1-2 ó Travel back to the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Students will create stories, illustrations and dynamic dinosaurs with paint and papier maché.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Face Up To It! ń Grades 3-5 óUse mirrors, photos and imagination in this class. Students will learn to draw and paint creative self-portraits and portraits of their family and friends while experimenting with pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, tempera and acrylics.
Instructor: Andrea Miller.
If the Shoe Fits ń Grades 6-8 ó Students can integrate a passion or hobby creating miniature and life-sized shoes using a variety of clay hand-building techniques. Cowboy boots, soccer shoes, ballet shoes and high heels are just a few of the possibilities. Create shoes that say “you.”
Instructor: Beth G. Wright.
August 10-14
Morning classes
Mixed Up and Messy ń Ages 4-5 ó Come get creative and messy. Students will create unique projects with mixed-media ó paint, clay, collage, papier maché and crayons.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Little Masters ń Grades 1-2 óExplore the art of Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali and others. Students will study different art styles and techniques while creating a masterpiece of their own.
Instructor: Jessica Buckwalter.
Wild and Windy Chimes ń Grades 6-8 ó Students will learn to correctly use hand tools to cut and mold metal and wire to create unique wind chimes. Design principles will then be used to enhance the wind chimes with stones and other materials.
Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
Afternoon classes
Through the Looking Glass ń Grades 1-2 ó Explore the magical and mystical wonderland of Lewis Carroll. Using clay, paint and paper craft, students will create characters such as Jabberwocky and the Cheshire Cat. On the last day of class, families are invited to a Mad Hatter Tea Party, with the students playing all the characters. Watch out for the White Rabbit.
Instructor: Debbie L. Hoffman.
Beginner’s Drawing ń Grades 5-8 ó For the beginning student and also those who have some drawing experience but want to improve their skills. This class will study perspective, composition, proportion, shapes and detail techniques. They will learn to use pencils and quill and cartridge pens, and will take home a finished pen and ink drawing.
Instructor: Betty Sedberry.
Friends and Families of WVAC Students: Please join us for the Summer ARTventures exhibition. Aug. 24-28, second floor, Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Each student is invited to exhibit one piece of artwork per class in this weeklong exhibition. Submission guidelines will be given to students during class sessions.
Scholarships are available. Deadlines for scholarship applications are May 15 and June 15 for the summer 2009 session. For information and an application, please contact WVAC Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m,. 704.636.1882, or visit our Web site, www.waterworks.org.

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