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Summer Fun 2017: ARTventures at Waterworks

Summer ARTventures at Waterworks

WVAC, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Ages 4-5

Messy Art I: 4th of July Fun

June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman

Dress to get messy. Celebrate our nation’s birthday a week early, and take sculptures, paintings, drawings and collages home to decorate in time for the 4th. Daily story time, snack time, end-of-week sculpture tour.

Messy Art II: I See A Story

July 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman

Dress to get messy. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” with hands-on mixed media fun. Daily story time, snack time, movement and drama sessions.

Messy Art III: Ocean Extravaganza

July 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman

Dress to get messy. Make a variety of ocean animals, explore hands-on artistic media, including paint, paper-craft, clay and more. Daily story time, snack time, movement and drama sessions.

Messy Art IV: Farmyard Friends

July 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman

Dress to get messy. Paint, sculpt, build barnyard buddies plus animal-themed story time, puppet play, snack time.

Messy Art V: Color Circus

July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman

Dress to get messy. Make a vibrant menagerie and learn about the circus. Daily story time, snack time, movement and drama sessions.

Ages 6-8

The Art of Venice, new

June 26-30, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Ingrid Erickson

Visual tour of this vibrant, art-rich historic city and create commedia dell’arte theater masks, gatto (cat) masks and brightly colored costumes, a model of a 14th century waterfront palazzo and the Doge’s Palace.

Painting, new

July 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Jackie Black

Paint with a different medium each day. Learn the color wheel, practice color mixing, create original artworks. Explore watercolors, tempera, water-based acrylics, more, using both traditional and unusual painting tools.

Claymation Junior I

July 10-14, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Jackie Black

Young filmmakers learn the basics of Claymation, create storyboards, design clay characters, build background sets and film their movies using video technology and computer software.

The movies will be edited and each filmmaker will receive a DVD of their work. Students may sign up for Claymation II and/or III. Each week will be a little different. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Woodland Wonderland, new

July 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy

Create woodland creatures (both real and imaginary) using hand-building methods including pinch pots, slab construction, and coil building. Be inspired by animals (both real and imagined) and their habitats. Wear old clothes. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Claymation Junior II

July 17-21, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Jackie Black

More Claymation, creating storyboards, designing clay characters, building background sets and film their movies using video technology and computer software.

The movies will be edited and each filmmaker will receive a DVD of their work. If you signed up for Claymation I, come and create a new movie or film the next installment of your first project. No previous Claymation class required. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Castlemania, new

July 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy

Be a princess or prince and construct castles, moats, royal gardens, your coat of arms, crown and royal regalia in clay.

Learn hand-building techniques including slab, coil building and modified pinch pots. Wear old clothes. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Swedish Folk Art, new

July 24-28 , 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Ingrid Erickson

Traditional and modern Swedish art forms from embroidery to wooden carved candleholders, straw ornaments to hand-painted dishware. Make Dala horses, enjoy Carl Larsson picture books and create decorative mittens.

Pastel Party, new

July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Jackie Black

Explore bold colors, shapes and patterns to create a series of paintings and drawings in pastel. Learn how to use hard, soft and oil pastels to design original artwork on different types of surfaces.

Claymation Junior III

July 31-Aug. 4, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Jackie Black

Can’t get enough of Claymation! Students will create storyboards, design clay characters and build background sets; film movies using video technology and computer software and edit their project. Each filmmaker will receive a DVD for his or her work.

If you signed up for Claymation I or II, come create a new movie or film the next project installment. No previous Claymation class required. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Ages 9-11

Watercolor Painting Indoors & Out

June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Brett Schenning

Working both indoors and outside (plein air), students learn the basics of watercolor painting and create landscapes, still life paintings, and works inspired by imagination.

Hand and Wheel Pottery I

June 26-30, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brent Smith

Make your own set of vases, containers and cups, learn how to work “tall” on the potter’s wheel, and explore hand-building techniques and surface design. Want more clay? Sign up for Hand & Wheel Pottery II. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Hand & Wheel Pottery II

July 10-14 , 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Brent Smith

Get creative on the wheel and make your work “tall.” Explore hand-building techniques, surface design and glazing to make your work unique. For all experience levels. (Specialty Class Pricing)

3-D Adventure I, new!

July 10-14/, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brett Schenning

Explore the elements of art and principles of design, using line, shape, texture, pattern and color, as well as space and form, to create a variety of 3-D artworks in this contemporary drawing, sculpture and mixed media class.

Portraits, new!

July 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Brett Schenning

Did you know that on average the human face is five eye-widths across? Learn the proportions of the face, practice gesture drawings, blind contour drawings, and timed drawings, keep a sketchbook, learn lots of tips and tricks for creating a life-like portrait using both realism and imagination and blending of the two.

Clay Jewelry and Jewelry Boxes, new!

July 17-21, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy

Make wearable clay art including pendants, beaded jewelry and lidded clay jewelry boxes to display your collection. Wear old clothes. (Specialty Class Pricing)

3-D Adventure II New!

July 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Brett Schenning

Explore the elements of art and principles of design, using line, shape, texture, pattern and color, as well as space and form, to create 3-D artworks in this contemporary drawing, sculpture and mixed media class. Follow-up to 2-D design.

Clay Musical Instruments, new

July 24-28 , 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brent Smith

Make a set of functional and decorative clay musical instruments using a combination of hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. No experience necessary. Wear old clothes. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Clay Whistles, new

July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Brent Smith

Make sculptural and whimsical clay whistles using a combination of hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Wear old clothes. (Specialty Class Pricing.)

Pet Pillows and Purses, new

July 31-Aug. 4, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Ingrid Erickson

Create animal-shaped pillows, bags and purses, functional and decorative, using hand-sewing techniques. Learn to make and use simple sewing patterns. No previous sewing experience necessary.

Experienced students will learn how to design simple patterns from scratch. Come away with a set of re-usable patterns.

Ages 12-18

Painting with Pastels

June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Phyllis Steimel

Explore pastels using tools, papers and companion media. Come away with a new body of work showcasing the many different techniques in soft pastels.

Photo Lab

June 26-30 , 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brett Schenning

Lab-based class. Learn your way around the darkroom and create a body of work under the instruction of a professional photographer. Cameras and film provided. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Hand and Wheel Pottery III

July 10-14, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brent Smith

An opportunity to work “tall” on the potter’s wheel and explore hand-building techniques and surface design. Beginning students start with the basics, experienced students work to improve their technique. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Digital Photography

July 17-21, 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brett Schenning

Learn how to shoot and manipulate professional quality photographs. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Jewelry Lab

July 24-28 , 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy

Learn about pewter work, enameling and faux glass bead “smelting” and create wearable art including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Other media includes Sculpey clay, beading, fabric jewelry, felting, more. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Hand & Wheel Pottery IV

July 31-Aug. 4 , 1-4 p.m.

Instructor: Brent Smith

Learn hand-building techniques, how to work “tall” on the potter’s wheel, and surface design and glazing. (Specialty Class Pricing)

Meet our instructors

• Jackie Black earned a BA in fine arts with an emphasis in painting and printmaking from Hampton University, Virginia. Jackie has been teaching Claymation at Waterworks since 2010.

• Ingrid Erickson earned studio art/art history degrees at Middlebury College in Vermont, a K-12 art education degree from The Maine College of Art in Portland, and taught in Asia for several years. She is a professional artist specializing in cut paper. Ingrid is WVAC’s Education Coordinator and a fifth grade ARTstop instructor. She was recently awarded artist residencies at Penland School of Crafts and the Vermont Studio Center.

• Brenda Gariepy studied at Alfred University, New York, and has teaching experience in N.Y., Pa., and N.C. She currently teaches art in the Rowan-Salisbury elementary schools and specializes in hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery classes at the Waterworks.

• Debbie Hoffman is a teacher’s assistant with the Rowan-Salisbury Schools. She has worked as a choreographer for PPT and owned and operated a dance studio in Salisbury. She continues to teach students art through music and dance, both at WVAC and summer church camps.

• Brett Schenning received his BFA in photography from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Brett has served as a freelance photographer, gallery director, exhibitions assistant and art instructor for children and adults. He is a professional photographer and currently teaches photography and design at Limestone College in South Carolina.

• Brent Smith is a 1993 East Carolina graduate who works as a full-time potter. He works in his studio and showroom behind his farmhouse in Rowan County, where he continually experiments with forms, clays, glazes and textures. He sometimes digs his own natural clay. Brent is known for his lidded jars and large wheel-thrown pots.

• Phyllis Steimel A native of Rochester, NY, Phyllis graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of fine arts degree, having majored in art education. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, The American Impressionist Society, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Women Artists of the Southeast, the Waterworks Visual Art Center (where she is a painting instructor and board member), and is a founding member of Plein Air Carolina.

Pricing: Week-long Studio Classes — $100/$85 members; week-long Specialty Classes — $110/$95 members

Information/registration: 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Questions? Email Education Coordinator, Ingrid Erickson: education@waterworks.org

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