Summer Spree TEEN STUDIOS 2019 (ages 12-17)

2019 Summer Spree Teen Classes

Summer Teen Studios are especially designed for young artists ages 12 to 17 . Our Teen Studios are the perfect place for teens to follow their interests in a welcoming, supportive environment. Small classes are ideally suited for all levels—from the dabbler to the most serious art student.  Teens will have fun while they explore the arts—master skills and learn new techniques—concentrate on a single medium—receive individual instruction from an outstanding teaching artist.

Teen Studios meet Monday – Friday for 1.5 hours starting at 1:00PM or 2:30PM unless otherwise noted.

Session 1:  June 24 to 28

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics with Kate White. Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun and useful pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.
  • Watercolor with Pat Scarano.  Learn to understand the basics of watercolor by working on fun and simple projects like still life and landscapes. Basic techniques and materials will be explored with endless possibilities for creativity.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Mary Martin.  Learn all about the potter’s wheel.  Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.
  • Meet the Masters with Jeannie Cammarota.  Let’s explore the masters! Are you interested in learning more about Leonardo Da Vinci Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe or John James Audubon? Each artist has their own style that often tells us about their life experience. We will discover and be inspired by these artists and others, including pop artists, in the creation of our own masterpieces. Learn new techniques and experiment with a wide variety of media to make a collage, drawings, paintings and more.
  • Animal Drawing with Martha Knox.  This classes explores various approaches for drawing animals, from Audubon’s graceful and informative bird illustrations to the expressive horses of Franz Marc. Students will learn basic structure and comparative anatomy of vertebrates. They will also look at approaches to animal drawing throughout history and around the world. Drawing from models and photographs, students will use graphite, charcoal, pastels, ink, and watercolors.

Session 2: July 1 to 5 (no class July 4)

$65M/$80NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics with Kate White Sessions 2 & 3.  This class is 2 weeks (July 1 – July 12). Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun and useful pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.
  • Digital Photography with Patti Kelly.  Digital photography opens up new possibilities for capturing images. These days almost everyone has a digital camera, but getting great results takes practice. Explore the art of photography in the digital realm including camera function and composition. Bring a digital camera.
  • Creative Weaving & Textile Design with Quincy Carpenter.  Find your creative groove with fabric printing, dye and collage to make beautiful new designs. We will also learn to repurpose and transform things like scraps of denim and burlap and use them in our art pieces. We will make small woven pieces as well as other innovative wall hangings, even using natural materials that we find on the art center grounds

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Mary Martin Sessions 2 & 3.  This class is 2 weeks (July 1 – July 12).  Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay.
  • Escape to France with Quincy Carpenter.  Oui! oui! In this French themed painting class, we will channel the impressionists “en plein air,” explore the wild colors of the fauvists, dive into textures with the post-impressionists AND learn about some of the language and culture of France in the past and today. At the end of class we will embrace “la vie francaise” and enjoy a picnic with some scrumptious French cuisine.
  • Drawing with Charles Green.  Express your individuality and creativity through Line, Shape, Form, and Value. These fundamental elements of drawing will be explored in this course through various methods and artistic approaches using pencil, charcoal, ink, and mixed media. Working with a wide range of materials, students investigate contemporary subjects and themes. This course is designed for beginning students as well as those who want to continue developing their skills and confidence in drawing, and can be repeated for continued skill and idea building.

Session 3: July 8 to 12

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics with Kate White CONTINUED Sessions 2 & 3. This class is 2 weeks (July 1 – July 12).  Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun and useful pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.
  • Digital Photography with Patti Kelly.  Digital photography opens up new possibilities for capturing images. These days almost everyone has a digital camera, but getting great results takes practice. Explore the art of photography in the digital realm including camera function and composition. Bring a digital camera.
  • Nature Drawing with Gail Herring.  We will start with sketching objects found in nature, landscapes, and the Community Arts Center gardens. Days will be a mix of sketching outdoors and in the classroom, to practice a variety of drawing techniques. Students will develop drawings from their sketches based on personal interests and creative expression.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Mary Martin CONTINUED Sessions 2 & 3. This class is 2 weeks (July 1 – July 12).  Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay.
  • Jewelry & Small Metals with Dori McClennen.  Learn tools and techniques to create jewelry out of metal that are uniquely your own! You will saw, file, polish, and create textures to fabricate distinctive jewelry from copper wire and sheet metal. You will create a number of pieces, including a charm, a ring, and colorful copper.
  • Drawing with Charles Green.  Express your individuality and creativity through Line, Shape, Form, and Value. These fundamental elements of drawing will be explored in this course through various methods and artistic approaches using pencil, charcoal, ink, and mixed media. Working with a wide range of materials, students investigate contemporary subjects and themes. This course is designed for beginning students as well as those who want to continue developing their skills and confidence in drawing, and can be repeated for continued skill and idea building.

Session 4: July 15 to 19

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics with Kate White.  Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun and useful pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.
  • Drawing with Pat Scarano.  Students will train their eyes and hands and increase artistic confidence by building a solid foundation in drawing. We will work from still life, landscapes, and the figure using pencil, charcoal, colored pencil and pastel. Learn to recreate what you see in an expressive way.
  • Mosaics with David Woods.  Explore mosaics! Learn how to control the shaping of ceramic and glass tiles to create rhythmic designs. David will introduce you to mosaic traditions and techniques that inspire his work, such as patterns in Islamic designs and Amish quilts. Students will have a choice for what they want to mosaic – whether it is a functional piece like a picture frame, or a decorative mosaic plaque.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Jim Sheffler.  Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.
  • Architectural Models with Josh Irvan Sessions 4 & 5. This class is 2 weeks (July 15 – July 26).  Students will construct houses out of foam board, balsa wood and other materials while learning various model building techniques. This will include basic design, model construction, model detailing and painting. You’ll leave with a finished model.
  • Painting with Charles Green.  Designed for students with little or no experience in painting, this course will introduce students to working with acrylic paint through the exploration of traditional and contemporary approaches to the medium. Through demonstrations, individual dialogue, class discussions, and critiques, students will learn how to work with the paints to explore their creativity. In addition, color theory, composition, structure, proportion, and perspective are explored through observational painting, as well as exercises that encourage students to confidently experiment to find their own direction and style.

Session 5: July 22 to July26

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics with Kate White.  Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun and useful pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.
  • Drawing with Pat Scarano.  Students will train their eyes and hands and increase artistic confidence by building a solid foundation in drawing. We will work from still life, landscapes, and the figure using pencil, charcoal, colored pencil and pastel. Learn to recreate what you see in an expressive way.
  • Mosaics with David Woods.  Explore mosaics! Learn how to control the shaping of ceramic and glass tiles to create rhythmic designs. David will introduce you to mosaic traditions and techniques that inspire his work, such as patterns in Islamic designs and Amish quilts. Students will have a choice for what they want to mosaic – whether it is a functional piece like a picture frame, or a decorative mosaic plaque.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Mary Martin.  Learn all about the potter’s wheel.  Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.
  • Architectural Models with Josh Irvan CONTINUTED Sessions 4 & 5. This class is 2 weeks (July 15 – July 26).  Students will construct houses out of foam board, balsa wood and other materials while learning various model building techniques. This will include basic design, model construction, model detailing and painting. You’ll leave with a finished model.
  • Painting with Charles Green.  Designed for students with little or no experience in painting, this course will introduce students to working with acrylic paint through the exploration of traditional and contemporary approaches to the medium. Through demonstrations, individual dialogue, class discussions, and critiques, students will learn how to work with the paints to explore their creativity. In addition, color theory, composition, structure, proportion, and perspective are explored through observational painting, as well as exercises that encourage students to confidently experiment to find their own direction and style.

Session 6: July 29 to August 2

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Watercolor with Pat Scarano.  Learn to understand the basics of watercolor by working on fun and simple projects like still life and landscapes. Basic techniques and materials will be explored with endless possibilities for creativity.
  • Architectural Drawing with Charles Green.  This is a 3-hour class (1:00PM – 4:00PM).  Big Ben, Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, the Great Pyramid. Architecture and the built environment around the world are amazing, exciting objects to draw inspiration from in our artwork. Students are introduced to the materials and methods used by architects and interior designers to create working sketches and detailed architectural drawings by hand. Looking at 3D objects and locations, students will focus on developing representational drawing skills that reflect measurement, proportion, perspective, elevation, and surface.
  • Jewelry with Emily MacDonald.  This jewelry class will explore techniques in cold-working metal and polymer clay. You will finish the class with at least one piece of jewelry, which you will be proud to wear and tell people that you made yourself. The processes that you learn here will be easy to recreate at home using simple tools, so ultimately you can make as much jewelry as your heart desires!

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Mary Martin.  Learn all about the potter’s wheel.  Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Session 7: August 5 to 9

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics with Kate White.  Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun and useful pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.
  • Digital Drawing with Drew Arata.  Bring your iPad or any other model of tablet to this class and learn how to use a number of interesting and versatile apps that can be used to draw, manipulate and then animate pictures! We will draw from our imaginations, as well as taking our tablets outside to draw from nature before taking our digital illustrations to the next level.
  • Stitch Camp with Quincy Carpenter.  Have you ever wanted to learn to knit, felt, or sew? Come join the fun! Stitch camp lets us turn fibers into art, giving new life to discarded things. In this class we will use sewing and felting to create everything from felt patches and embroidered badges to knitted bracelets.

2:30pm -4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Mary Martin.  Learn all about the potter’s wheel.  Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.
  • Creative Weaving & Textile Design with Quincy Carpenter.  Find your creative groove with fabric printing, dye and collage to make beautiful new designs. We will also learn to repurpose and transform things like scraps of denim and burlap and use them in our art pieces. We will make small woven pieces as well as other innovative wall hangings, even using natural materials that we find on the art center grounds
  • Cartooning, Comic Books & Illustration with Desire Grover .  This class covers the basics of cartooning. We will learn to tell stories with pictures and to use other cartoons as references for developing our own. A key component of the class will be character design, including conceptualizing characters in 3 dimensions. We will also explore various popular styles of cartooning and illustration.

Session 8: August 12 to 16

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics with Kate White.  Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun and useful pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.
  • Cartooning, Comic Books & Illustration with Desire Grover .  This class covers the basics of cartooning. We will learn to tell stories with pictures and to use other cartoons as references for developing our own. A key component of the class will be character design, including conceptualizing characters in 3 dimensions. We will also explore various popular styles of cartooning and illustration.
  • Digital Photography with Suzanne Baker.  Digital photography opens up new possibilities for capturing images. These days almost everyone has a digital camera, but getting great results takes practice. Explore the art of photography in the digital realm including camera function and composition. Bring a digital camera.
  • Advanced Experimental Drawing with Charles Green.  This is a 3-hour class (1:00PM – 4:00PM). Challenge concepts of traditional drawing and painting and work outside your comfort zone. This course is designed for students with previous drawing experience who want to explore a wide range of materials and increase their compositional development through the ideas of deconstruction and reconstruction. The class will study the history of abstraction to experiment and build on technical skills to develop drawing as a language for communicating thoughts and ideas. Students can expect to produce a variety of portfolio-quality works using a range of processes such as drawing on multiple surfaces (paper, plastic, wood, fabric), collage, monotype, and/or photo manipulation.

2:30pm to 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with Mary Martin.  Learn all about the potter’s wheel.  Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.
  • DIY Room Decor with Gail Herring.  Decorate your space with a mix of handcrafted accessories that celebrate your style. We will upcycle, recycle, and repurpose materials to create unique projects that add personality and function to your room. Bring a friend and get ready to join the fun!

Bridge to Fall: August 19 to 23

Rock n’ Roll Camp 

9:00AM – 3:00PM

$375M/$390NM

Music mini-camp for children ages 9 to 17 presented by the Rock Garden School of Music with Peter Delaplane!

Steel Drum Camp

9:00AM – 12:00PM

$250M/$265NM

Music min-camp, intergenerational for ages 9 to adult with Dave Gettes!

Don’t see what you are looking for? Teens ages 17 and up are welcome in adult classes.  Take a look at our Summer Adult Brochure or check out our Web site at for a complete listing of adult classes.

You will enjoy reduced tuition if you become a member of the Community Arts Center. Members receive reduced class tuition throughout the year and more…

Junior Membership: $30 (per child)   Household Membership: $75

We offer a 10% sibling discount for additional children from the same family who will be registering in the same session.

 

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