Summer Spree TEEN STUDIOS 2018 (ages 12-17)

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Summer Teen Studios are especially designed for young artists ages 12 and up. 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.

Classes in all sessions meet Monday – Friday, either 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm or 2:30pm to 4:00pm  

SESSION 1 June 26 to 30 – SESSION 3 July 9 to 13 – SESSION 4 July 16 to 20 – SESSION 6 August 6 to 10 & SESSION 7 August 13 to 17 (1 WEEK) – member $85/non-member $100 per class

SESSION 2 July 2 to 6 No class July 4 (4 DAYS) – members $65/non-members $80

SESSION 5 July 23 to August 3 (2 WEEKS) – member $155/non-member $170 per class

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2018 Summer Spree Teen Classes

Session 1:  June 26 to 30

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 & Pastel 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.
  • Mixed Media Sculpture with Jeannie Cammarota.  Students will have the opportunity to experiment and let their imaginations run wild while using a variety of materials during this mixed-media sculpture class.  We’ll experiment with paper mache, clay, fibers and a whole lot more.  You might just walk away with a three-dimensional Pop Art cupcake!

2:30pm – 4pm

  •  Wheel Thrown Pottery (2 week class) 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 Decorating with Gail Herring. Decorate your space with a mix of handcrafted accessories to celebrate your style. We will upcycle, recycle, and repurpose materials to design projects to add personality and function to your room. Imagine the possibilities (collage, sew, paint, print). Bring a friend and get ready to join the fun!
  • Painting with Acrylic with Jenny Graham-Hougah. Students gain experience with acrylic paint on both paper and canvas and use a variety of techniques to change the way paint moves across the surface. Students experiment with water to thin paint, create underpaintings as a base to build layers of paint, and add thick paint to selected areas of focus. Color is examined through mixing the warm and cool version for each primary color. Group demonstrations show students how to work each technique and individual feedback is given during painting time. Students leave with two paintings and the ability to work with acrylic paint in future paintings. Taught by Haddonfield teaching artist Jenny Graham-Hougah.

Session 2: July 2 to 6 (Off July 4)

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 Painting 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

  • Printmaking Techniques with Drew Arata. Drew, 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.
  • 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.

Session 3: July 9 to 13

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Wood Block Printmaking with Martha Knox.  Students will learn the basics of one of the oldest forms of printmaking. This class introduces students to methods for carving wood blocks and printing both by hand and with a press. Materials used will include non-toxic block printing inks, watercolors, and both Japanese and Western printmaking papers. Students will look at examples of woodcuts from throughout history and around the world.  At the end of the session, students will have created several prints both in color and black and white, as well as an edition for a print exchange with fellow participants.
  • 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 Journal with Quincy Carpenter.  In this class, we will literally use everything under the sun to make art.   We will seek, forage and explore the grounds of the CAC to find inspiration and supplies for our art journal.  We will experiment with different kinds of bookmaking to create our journal then utilize found natural materials as our inspiration to fill it!

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Architectural Models with Josh Irvan.  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.
  • Eco Textile Design with Quincy Carpenter.  Art is all around us! In this class, we will discover ways of making art to give new life to discarded fabrics and other unconventional materials. Stitch, print, dye, collage and learn new techniques to create fun and beautiful surfaces and designs.
  • 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 4: July 16 to 20

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.
  • Creative Weaving with Quincy Carpenter In this creative weaving class students will learn how to create their own woven piece of art. Students will work with different yarn textures, found and natural objects, and learn various techniques and patterns.
  • Drawing & Pastels 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

  •  Architectural Models with Josh Irvan 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.
  • Landscape Painting with Quincy Carpenter.  Inspired by the beautiful landscape at the CAC and the vibrant natural world, students will explore painting and creative expression using various techniques.
  •  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 5: July 23 to August 3

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.
  • Imaginary Characters with Gary Rothera Imagine building your own armature out of natural & recycled objects and to then create a unique fantasy inspired character using plaster casting gauze over that armature! Each student will create their own plaster sculpture and then paint it  using acrylic paints. Other found objects, recycled toys etc can be added to build your sculpture into a very unique imaginary fantasy inspired character.
  •  Mask Making: Making a Green Man with Justin Benn In this mask making class students will learn how to make their very own green man. Incorporating aspects of nature to create a unique symbol that represents rebirth and the cycle of growth each spring! Students will learn different techniques to bring these ideas to life.

2:30pm – 4pm

  • Expressive Still Life with Gail Herring Explore ways to create and interpret still life compositions by integrating different media (drawing, painting, collage, printmaking). We’ll start with sharpening observation skills to sketch what we see, and focus on traditional and contemporary approaches. Emphasis is on composition and technique, while experimenting and discovering ways to use still life subjects to tell a story and express ideas in your own unique style.
  • 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.
  • 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 6: August 6 to 10

1pm – 2:30pm

  • Steam Punk Found Object Art with Gary Rothera In this class we will make retro futuristic, steam punk styled sculptures made from re purposed objects, toys and discarded junk recreated into unique art figures, robots, birdhouses and functional art that can used or worn. Together we will discover how to be creative & resourceful at the same time.   Scavenger hunts may be required!
  • Collage Mixed Media with Jeannie CammarotaJoin us for this exciting way if self-expression. We will experiment with different collage techniques and add details and/or text with additional art media. Create small and large art and altered images.
  •  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.

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.
  • 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!

 

Session 7: August 13 to August 17

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.
  • Airbrush with Gary Rothera Can you imagine learning how to paint with air propelled paints using an airbrush tool? Discover a variety of techniques from stippling, gradations, color mixing and using stencils as well as free hand spraying. These are non- toxic water based inks and paints. Airbrushing is a lot of fun and it creates very unique results.
  • 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 -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.
  • Moving Making with Margaret Ewing.  Kids will learn the basics of movie making in three parts: start with a concept and develop our ideas through sketches and storyboards; shoot stop motion animation and capture live action footage to make our ideas come alive; and use iMovie and Adobe Creative Cloud. We’ll add graphics, sound, effects and music, finalizing our movie creations. After taking this class you will be able to go on and be the director of your OWN original movie!
  • DIY Photo Craft with Suzanne Baker.  Have you been taking a ton of photos and can’t figure out what to do with them? Bring your images to this class to download, manipulate and print to incorporate them into beautiful collages and artworks, which will finally put them to good use!

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Don’t see what you are looking for? Teens ages 18 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.