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in Summer 2024

Ceramics for Young Artists (Ages 12 - 15) (Clay Lab)


with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Jul 9, 2024 at 1:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Young artists will be introduced to the world of ceramics with this comprehensive four-week class that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 pm to 4:15 pm. This class is tailored to first-time students who have little to no prior experience working with clay. Throughout the course, they will have the opportunity to make cups, bowls, mugs, plates, and small vases with hand-building and wheel throwing. They will learn how to trim, add handles and feet, and utilize a handful of decoration techniques from carving to glazing.

Participants will learn skills such as wedging clay using the slab roller, extruder, and pottery wheel, and proper artwork storage. Emphasizing repetition of action, this class aims to create an understanding of how to throw on the pottery wheel.

Note: A 25-pound bag of clay, glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. Participants will learn how to wedge clay, safely store artwork, and glaze their pieces by dunking and brushing. This class will focus on quantity and repetition of practice to build the skill for quality.

This course can be repeated as needed to build and refine skills.


Make your own Summer Stuffie - One day workshop(North Classroom)(Ages 7 - 11)


with Rosalie White

Calendar Jul 20, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Ages: 7 - 11

This is a special Summer stuffie workshop!

This class will teach students how to make their own unique artistic  stuffie by learning to hand sew monster and stuffed animal toys! Students will explore their own creativity and imagination in this two hour workshop. This is a great class for students of 7 - 11, as it requires both creativity and fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving.  

  • Students will turn their own 2-D drawings into 3 -D stuffies.
  • Students will learn basic sewing skills, learn how to hand sew!

Students will be guided to create their own one of a kind stuffed animal and leave with new art skills.  This will be a fun two hour workshop for beginners. 

*All materials are included. Class can be repeated to build skills. Sewing safety skills will be practiced at all times. 






Introduction to Oil Painting Portraiture (For Teens 14 +) (3 - D Classroom)


with Nikki Kelsay

Calendar Jul 29, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn to paint with oils in this five session class.  This class guides students through the process of painting a portrait using oil paint. This session class will meet Monday July 29th, Wednesday July 31st, Friday August 1st, Monday August 5 and finish Wednesday August 7th. 

Students will go over the basics of oil painting and learn about color mixing, lean vs. fat, value (lights and darks), creating washes, underpainting, and grisaille. Both anatomy, and proportions will be discussed and practiced using oil paints. Students will create their own portrait paintings over the course of this 5-week class.

What you will need to bring to class on first day:

  • Oil Paints (Basic Set of colors): Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Ivory Black, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Red, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Sap Green, Alizarin Crimson.
  •  A Selection of brushes: #1/ #3/ #5 round brushes, #4 filbert brush, and 3/8” flat brush or similar; Turpentine, Linseed oil, paper palettes, a palette knife, small mason jar with Lid (for turpentine), Cotton Rags (2), brush cleaner(optional) and a bag or box to carry your supplies in.
  • 3 Canvases 11" x 14" or larger. 

* Supplies are readily available from stores such as Amazon, Dick Blick and Michaels. 

Class can be repeated to refine and build skills.


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