Summer Spree TEEN STUDIOS 2020 (students entering grades 7-12)

Summer Teen Studios are especially designed for young artists entering 7th through 12th grades . 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 22 to 26

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Functional 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.
  • Printmaking with Jeannie Cammarota.  Explore several printmaking techniques including: Gelli, monoprint, collograph, and relief. Student will learn these methods and create a portfolio with multiple artworks. We will work with water soluble inks.

Session 2: June 29 to July 3

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramics Boxes 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.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery with TBD   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.
  • Printmaking with Jeannie Cammarota.  Explore several printmaking techniques including: Gelli, monoprint, collograph, and relief. Student will learn these methods and create a portfolio with multiple artworks. We will work with water soluble inks.

Session 3: July 6 to 10

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramic Birdhouses with Kate White  Hand building opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create fun birdhouses 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.
  • 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.
  • Nature Inspired Art with Gail Herring.  This studio class will focus on sketching subjects found in nature, from landscape to seasonal natural objects. We will practice a variety of drawing techniques in pencil, pen, and mixed media, inspired by ways artists have represented nature in art. Students will build on their preliminary sketches as they think about composition, design, personal style and creative expression.

Session 4: July 13 to 17

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Functional 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.

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.
  • Drawing with Text & Image with Gail Herring.  Tell a story, express a feeling, or share a memory. Starting with sketches, we’ll focus on composition and design. Next, students will work in their own style to create drawings in pencil, ink and mixed media techniques. For ideas and direction, we will look at artists who use words, letters and images in their work.

Session 5: July 20 to 24

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramic Boxes 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.
  • Sew a Stuffy with Quincy Carpenter.  Have you ever wanted to learn to knit, felt, or sew? Come join the fun! In this class we will use sewing and felting to create new life from discarded things. Upcycle your old socks, leggings, and fabric into a cute new friend.
  • 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.

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.
  • Papermaking with Quincy Carpenter.  Turn old junk mail into gorgeous handmade paper. There is so much you can do! One day we might incorporate fabrics and the next we may source botanicals from the art center grounds. We can experiment with eco-printing to use natural dyes on our papers. You may choose to turn your papers into a small journal or send them as artful postcards in the mail, but at the end of the week you will have a beautiful assortment to bring home.

Session 6: July 27 to 31

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Handbuilt Ceramic Birdhouses & More 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

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.
  • Small Works with Gail Herring.  Join us for a week of drawing and painting as we explore visual symbols, doodles, and favorite images as subject matter for a series of small works. We’ll start with guided lessons to get us thinking about composition and design. Students will build on preliminary sketches as they explore techniques and develop their personal style.
  • 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 7: August 3 to 7

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Functional 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.
  • Watercolors a al francais with Quincy Carpenter.  Try painting “en plein air” with French flair! We will explore watercolor and be inspired by the French masters, oui! oui! In this 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.
  • 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.

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. By the end of the week you will have new treasures, including a wall hanging and a small change purse or bag.
  • Printmaking Techniques with Drew Arata.  Drew Arata, from Earth & State in Media, will introduce a variety of printmaking techniques from monoprints to silk screen. He will cover how to use the equipment and tools, and share basic tips and tricks necessary to printing your own unique designs. You’ll walk away with a handful of original works of art.

Session 8: August 10 to 14

$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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Felting with Margaret Ewing.  Learn both wet and dry felting techniques to make beautiful works of art.

Session 9: August 17 to 21

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Bridge to Fall: August 24 to 28

Rock n’ Roll Camp

9:00AM – 3:00PM

$375M/$390NM

The Rock Garden is a performance-oriented music experience for student musicians ages 8 – 17. Our philosophy is to celebrate the joy of music-making in a rigorous yet non-competitive environment. Visit rockgardenmusic.org for more information!

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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