CAC is closed due to COVID-19. Remote programs are available under "Classes". We plan to re-open in person in September.

Summer Spree at home Online Teen Classes

Summer Spree at home Online Teen Classes

We have significantly adjusted our plans for Summer Spree. Sessions 1,2, and 9 have been cancelled. Sessions 3-8 will be offered in a different format as described below. If a child in your household is currently registered for Summer Spree, you should have received an email with specific information and options regarding refunds, credits, and transfers. If you have questions or concerns at anytime, please feel free to contact our Office Manager, Italina Shea via email at ishea@communityartscenter.org.

Virtual Teen Studios (campers ages 12 – 17)
Teen studios will be taught online via Zoom for sessions 3-8. Some teen studios may have supplies kits that need to be picked up at the CAC on the Friday prior to the session. The cost of supplies is included in tuition.  Registration for online teen classes will close the Thursday before the class starts.  Supplies are included in the tuition and can be picked up at in the CAC parking lot the Friday before your class starts between 1 and 4 pm.

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

 

Session 3: July 6 to 10

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Experimental Watercolor Painting with Quincy Carpenter.  Come play with paint! We will use watercolor and paper as our base materials while learning techniques that add layers, interest, and depth. Each day will feature a new famous artist (both past or present) and we will interpret and re-imagine works and subjects inspired by that artist. This class will invite lots improvisation and imagination. You will be encouraged to find materials around your home to use for making art and discover new mediums you can incorporate into your watercolor paintings.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 5: July 20 to 24

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • 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.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • 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 6: July 27 to 31

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Acrylic Painting with Martha Knox.  This class will cover many basics of painting including different ways to translate value, then color, color mixing, layering, describing different textures, and techniques for adding details. We’ll be painting from observations of simple objects, directly onto the surface – no pencils needed!

 

Session 8: August 10 to 14

$85M/$100NM

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Small Works in Mixed Media 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.

2:30pm to 4pm

  • 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. We will be using a digital camera.

 

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 Online Programs by searching Adult Summer Online Classes for a complete listing.

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

REFUND POLICY

Refunds will be made on the following schedule:
14 days before the first class100% Refund (Less a $25 Processing fee)
7 days before the first class 80% Refund (Less a $50 Processing fee)
NO REFUNDS THEREAFTER.

 

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