Art Specialists Activities:
Photography – Learn the ins and outs of both film & digital photography. Focus on composition, lighting & contrast, color, subject placement techniques, & portraits, shooting sports or landscapes.
Paper Crafts – Create beautiful art by mixing various methods to manipulate paper such as quilling, origami, papier maché, paper cutting, and card making.
Painting – Students learn color theory, color mixing, basic drawing & painting techniques with oil pastels, watercolor & acrylics as well as developing ways to critique their own work. Art history is incorporated.
The Puppet Show - Learn all about all of the elements that go into creating a puppet show, from the puppets, set, scenery, and script. Students will learn to build a simple mechanism and then construct a foam puppet around the device they create. Then we will choose a story to turn into a show. Using a tiered cardboard stage we will construct the set, puppets, and using a script, create our small show that students may perform at the end of the week.
Illuminated Puppets - Learn about different kind of foam puppets and how to build them, but we will also learn about how to sew with conductive thread, and how to make electrical circuits in our puppets that make things light up. We will also learn about fluorescence and how we can make silicone skins on our creations that glow in ultraviolet light.
Cartooning – Develop your own characters or draw known ones. Learn how to draw different facial features, expressions, body poses & movements, as well as coloring, inking, story boarding & more.
Mosaics - Explore the art of mosaics & create unique projects using supplies like tile, ceramics, glass & pottery. Learn to cut materials safely and accurately, gluing and grouting.
Drawing - Learn fundamental drawing techniques such as perspective, cross hatching, shading and pointillism with a variety of mediums such as graphite, charcoal, markers, pen and ink.
Acting –An acting, theater workshop for young stars to introduce you to the world of acting. You'll play some theater games, work on and develop characters, make props and work on a mini production as a finale. Maybe even a song or two to go along with your show. A fun, creative way to explore acting.
Pottery – Create one of kind pieces of art that are both beautiful & functional. Learn the wheel and hand building techniques such as coiling, slabs & pinch pots. Create bowls, vases, dishes & all pieces are then fired & glazed.
Print Making - Learn the basics of producing multiple pieces of art using various printing methods such as relief printing, monoprinting, collagraphy & linocut.