Sculpture Safari (Grades 1-3)
It’s time to explore the animal kingdom through a variety of sculpture media. Students will use clay, wood, even handmade paper to create three-dimensional creatures of all kinds. This class will emphasize construction and shape recognition and help students to link physical skills with their imagination. Interest in an art adventure is a must; no passport is necessary.
Meet the Masters (Grades 1-3)
What made Calder click? What got Van Gogh going? Students will enter the world of the masters and then, using drawing, painting and sculpture, create their own “masterworks.” Each week, children will be exposed to a new artist. Move over, Monet!
Shutterbug (Grades 1-3)
Students will experiment with the basics of photography, while using a variety of conventional and unconventional cameras and techniques. They will learn how to use composition, light and shadow, as well as point of view to communicate their ideas. Students will photograph the school community and the world around them.
The Young Illustrator (Grades 1-3)
Young illustrators will experience popular children’s tales by authors like Maurice Sendak, Lane Smith and Eric Carle. They will then learn techniques to develop their own creative ideas in watercolor, tempera, collage and chalk illustrations.
Art Stew (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6)
Students will explore drawing, painting and printmaking for a class filled with fun and variety. Inspired by stories, nature and music, students will explore color, learn to use line expressively and create works using traditional and non-traditional art materials.
Crafting Mosaics (Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12)
Students will learn the art and craft of mosaics as they make beautifully decorated objects, like picture frames, boxes for treasures, bird houses and many other works of art using ancient techniques and materials like glass, stone, tile and more.
Drawing From Life (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6)
Students in this class will develop their ability to draw images from the world around them. Through a variety of challenging and fun assignments, students will explore contour, line, positive and negative space, perspective, proportion and shading.
The Book & Beyond (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6)
In this class students learn to create a variety of book forms – accordion books, box books, pop-up books – and learn different binding techniques. The process integrates focus on drawing skills and work in collage with creative writing, as students explore new and unique ways to combine words and images.
Creating Comics (Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12)
Don’t just read the comics, draw your own! This class is for students who want to develop their ability to draw characters and scenes that tell a story. Learn how to create a storyboard and find the right words to complement your visuals. Students also explore what makes some of their favorite cartoonists so good.
Exploring Printmaking (Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12)
Students will develop skills in creating sculpture and learn about contemporary art. Students will explore a wide variety of materials, including clay, paper and found objects to create unique works based on personal imagery and ideas.
In Living Color (Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12)
This program is for students who want to explore and develop their painting skills. Composition and color theory will be stressed and students encounter great artists throughout history as they create works in watercolor, acrylics and pastels.
Sculpture Studio (Grades 3-5, Grades 6-12)
Students will create original works in a variety of three-dimensional media. Artists will practice techniques for working with wire, clay, paper, found objects and natural materials to create miniature, life-size and large-scale sculpture.
Mural Making (Grades 4 and up)
Students will be encouraged to draw on their personal experiences, culture, and knowledge as a source of inspiration for creative expression as they create a piece of public art to be permanently installed in their school.
Photography (Grades 4 and up)
Students learn the basics of photography, experimenting with a variety of conventional and unconventional cameras and techniques, as well as learn how to use composition, light, shadow and point of view to communicate their ideas.