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CHILDREN'S CLASSES

SUMMER CAMPS

SPECIAL CLASSES

 

CHILDREN'S CLASSES

 

CREATIVITY LAB

WITH ALICE DICKEY

Saturdays, 10 am-noon

Ages 5-9

Session 2: Apr 3- 17

$55/3 weeks or $20 Drop-in

(Drop-ins must register 24hrs in advance) 

Children will learn basic skills using a variety of media with instructor Alice Dickey. This class focuses on seeing and finding joy in artistic expression. Each class will explore a different theme. The session two themes are Unicorns & Dragons, Fairies & Woodland Creatures, and Flamingos & Teacups. Techniques will include drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, and more. Children will learn to discover and accept their own style while staying curious and learning new forms of media. All supplies included.

  ILLUSTRATION FOR YOUTH

WITH MELINA STOCK

 Thursdays, 6-8pm

Ages: 10-14

Session 3: May 6 - June 3

$80/5wk session

 Instructor Melina Stock will teach the basic illustration principles of line and shape, composition, and style. Beginning and intermediate students will explore a variety of media while learning different ways to apply illustration to everyday life and discuss what kinds of materials can be used to create works at home. This session's illustration topic focus is illustrating animals. All supplies included. 

CERAMICS FOR KIDS

WITH BETSY BARGER

Saturdays, 10 am-noon

 Ages 5-9

Session 2: Apr 3-May 8

$179/6wk session

Younger children will learn the basic techniques of hand-building with clay, including pinch pot, coil, and slab construction methods in a fun and caring environment. Instructor Betsy Barger will guide students to complete glaze-fired masterpieces. No experience with clay necessary. Come prepared to get dirty hands and have fun!

YOUTH CERAMICS

WITH BETSY BARGER

Saturdays, 1-3pm

Ages 10-13

Session 2: Apr 3-May 8 
$179/6wk Session

Burgeoning teens will learn the basic techniques of hand-building with clay, including pinch pot, coil, and slab construction methods in a fun and caring environment. Instructor Betsy Barger will guide students to complete glaze-fired masterpieces. No experience with clay necessary. Come prepared to get dirty hands and have fun!

CREATIVITY LAB

WITH ALICE DICKEY

Saturdays, 10am-noon

Ages: 5-9

Session 3: May 8, 15 & 29 (no class on May 22)

$55/3wk session or $20 Drop-in

(Drop-ins must register 24hrs in advance)

Children will learn basic skills using a variety of media with instructor Alice Dickey. This class focuses on seeing and finding joy in artistic expression. Each class will explore a different theme. The session three themes are Mermaids & Narwhals, Unicorns & Dragons, and Castles & Carousels. Techniques will include drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, and more. Children will learn to discover and accept their own style while staying curious and learning new forms of media. All supplies included.

CREATIVITY LAB

WITH ALICE DICKEY

Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Ages 5-9

Aug 7 - 28 

$67/4wk session or $20 Drop-in

(Drop-ins must register 24hrs in advance)

Children will learn basic skills using a variety of media with instructor Alice Dickey. This class focuses on seeing and finding joy in artistic expression. Each class will explore a different theme such as Mythical Creatures, Llamas & Mountain Yetis, and Mermaids & Narwhals. Techniques will include drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, and more. Children learn to discover and accept their own style while staying curious and learning new forms of media. All supplies included.

 

SUMMER ART CAMPS

2021 camp registration is now open!

PINATA CAMP

WITH MELINA STOCK

June 14 -18, 9am-12pm 

Ages 5-9
$149/1wk sess

Children will design and construct their very own piñatas with instructor Melina Stock. Each student will have the chance to create their own piñatas, as well as work together on a group project. The students will learn to bring their unique ideas to life in a fun, hands-on, messy way! Children will learn the basic history and cultural origins of the piñata during the final class. All supplies included. Please bring a packed lunch.

ARCHITECTURE CAMP

WITH MINDY MILAN

June 21 - 25: 9am-12:30pm 

Ages 12-17
$135/1wk session

Students will have fun designing and building their own dream suites. Experienced teacher Mindy Milan has developed a condensed version of her architecture course for this summer camp. Students will learn basic architecture skills including drafting, section drawing, and model construction techniques. Great class for the experimenter, Lego-lover, and future engineer/architect/designer.

FANTASTIC & MYTHICAL CREATURES

WITH ALICE DICKEY

July 12- 16: 9am-2pm 

Ages 5 -10
$149/1wk session

Alice Dickey teaches students to explore the fun and fantasy of creating various art projects around this exciting theme. Students will create their own world filled with fantastic and mythical creatures. They will learn useful skills and techniques while expanding their imagination. All supplies included. Please bring a packed lunch.

PLUSH CAMP

WITH MELINA STOCK

June 28 -July 2, 9am-12pm

Ages 10-13

 $149/1wk session

Students will have the chance to design and create their own plushies! We will explore sewing and embroidery using a wide variety of textile materials and adornments. Each student will have the opportunity to design and complete at least one plush. All supplies included. Please bring a packed lunch.

CREATIVITY CAMP

WITH ALICE DICKEY

June 28 -July 2, 1- 4pm

Ages 5 - 10

 $149/1wk session

Alice Dickey teaches students to explore the fun and fantasy of creating various art projects around a different theme each day. Daily themes include aviators of the sky, nautical creatures of the deep, mythical creatures, and more. This camp focuses on seeing and finding joy in artistic expression. Children will learn to discover and accept their own style while staying curious and learning new forms of media. All supplies included. Please bring a packed lunch.

KIDS CLAY CAMP

WITH SAMANTHA PURZE

July 19-30, weekdays, 9am- noon

Ages 5-9

 $229/2wk session

During this two-week camp, Samantha Purze teaches children how to build a coil pot with or without a lid, pinch pot planters, and their own ceramic tiles with unique surface decorations. At the end of the workshop, each child will go home with at least 3 ceramic works which they made themselves from start to finish. Students will learn new skills in an environment where their creativity is encouraged, and make new friends along the way. All supplies included. Please bring a packed lunch.

TEENS CLAY CAMP

WITH SAMANTHA PURZE

July 19-30, weekdays, 1- 4pm

Ages 10 - 16

 $229/2wk session

During this two-week camp, Samantha Purze teaches teens how to build a coil pot with or without a lid, pinch pot planters, and a slab-constructed container with unique surface decorations. At the end of the workshop, each child will go home with at least 3 ceramic works which they made themselves from start to finish. Students will learn new skills in an environment where their creativity is encouraged, and make new friends along the way. All supplies included.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

VIRTUAL VALENTINES DAY WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, Feb 6, 10am-12pm
$40/per screen ($8 per additional kit)

Ages 5+

Create festive one-of-a-kind valentines as gifts for loved ones this Valentines holiday. Follow along with a live virtual instruction from Melina Stock.  One valentine supply kit is included with this virtual workshop. Purchase kits for additional family members for just $8 each. Kits are available for a socially distanced pick up at the Art Barn.

 
 
 

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