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Art Camp Ages 13-17

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Summer Art Camp

Week 1, July 6 – July 10

AC2042 Photography in Focus (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Robin Ward
Ages 13-17
12:15 – 3:00pm
Get the hang of your digital camera through a variety of tips and techniques to help you compose and capture better photographs. Emphasis is placed on hands-on assignments, working with props and lighting, and viewing the work of historical and contemporary photographers for inspiration. Please bring your own digital camera (either point-and-shoot or digital SLR) to the class.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

Week 2, July 13 – July 17

AC2043 Drawing 101 (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Jacquelyn Dingle
Ages 13-17
3:30 – 6:00pm
Spend the week improving your drawing skills and experimenting with techniques that will take your drawings to the next level. Technical exercises will teach the basics including line quality, value, positive/negative space, perspective, and proportion. Traditional and nontraditional drawing media will be covered. Get inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and draw from observation using your newly learned skills.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

Week 3, July 20 – July 24

AC2044 Acrylic Painting: A Study of the Masters (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 13-17
3:30 – 6:00pm
Jump into the minds of famous artists and find out why their style and unique perspective made them stand out. Each day we will research an artist, learn about their time in art history, and create a work of art using the artists as inspiration. Spend the week exploring acrylic painting techniques and concepts from art movements like Impressionism, Surrealism, and Pop Art!
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

Week 4, July 27 – July 31

AC2045 Photography in Focus (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Jennifer German
Ages 13-17
12:15 – 3:00pm
Get the hang of your digital camera through a variety of tips and techniques to help you compose and capture better photographs. Emphasis is placed on hands-on assignments, working with props and lighting, and viewing the work of historical and contemporary photographers for inspiration. Please bring your own digital camera (either point-and-shoot or digital SLR) to the class.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

AC2046 Monotype Printmaking (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Virginia Van Horn
Ages 13-17
3:30 – 6:00pm
Create unique, one-of-a-kind prints by painting or drawing on a Plexiglas plate and then printing the image. Explore the use of color versus black-and-white, different methods of painting and drawing, and the use of stencils. Enjoy a spontaneous, energetic method of making art that combines the freedom of painting with the technique of printmaking.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

Week 5, August 3 – August 7

AC2047 Mastering Manual Photography (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Robin Ward
Ages 13-17
12:15 – 3:00pm
Take full control of your camera and your images by learning how the ins and outs of shooting in manual mode. Learn the purpose of all those buttons on your camera and how to make them work for you. We will get creative with your new skills and explore the possibilities! Please bring a digital camera that has a manual mode that allows you to adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture, as well as the USB connection cord.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

AC2048 Glass Lab: Glass Fusing and Mosaics (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Ali Rogan
Ages 13-17
3:30 – 6:00pm
Explore the medium of glass and create unique mosaic artworks. Discover the many different methods of working with glass as a sculptural medium. We’ll work on several projects using glass fusing, casting, painting, photography, recycled glass and mixed media.
Members $150, Nonmembers $165
CANCELLED

Week 6, August 10 – August 14

AC2049 The Art of Fashion (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Jacquelyn Dingle
Ages 13-17
3:30 – 6:00pm
Do you love fashion?  This course will teach you the creative and technical sides of fashion illustration and help develop your own style. Explore the artistic expression of how we dress and learn how fashion designers create a garment. Learn to sketch your ideas and then create a fabric assemblage to bring your creative vision to life.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

Week 7, August 17 – August 21

AC2050 Miniature Photography (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Jacquelyn Dingle
Ages 13-17
12:15 – 3:00pm
Inspired by the work of David Levinthal, this week will explore creative photography from a new—tiny—perspective. Have you ever wondered what Barbie gets up to in her free time? Now you’ll get to decide. Learn the techniques to make a toy come to life through photography. Please bring a digital camera, its connection cord, and any toys or small figurines that you would like to use for photo projects.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

Week 8, August 24 – August 28

AC2051 Wire Sculpture (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Renee Calway
Ages 13-17
3:30 – 6:00pm
Wire is a line that crosses the bridge between 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art. Learn several techniques of working with this medium—from realistic to surrealistic—as you turn sketches into sculptures. Transform contour line drawings into wire portraits, use grid and weave techniques to replicate objects, and more.
Members $105, Nonmembers $120
CANCELLED

 

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