Art Specialists Activities:
Jewelry Making – Build a foundation for making beautiful jewelry. Learn different techniques from beading to wire wrapping & beyond with proper usage of tools and materials.
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.
Print Making – Learn the basics of producing multiple pieces of art using various printing methods such as relief printing, monoprinting, collagraphy & linocut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Puppet Theater - Back at the turn of the century there was a form of storytelling called A Crankie or Moving Panorama. In the last decade this style has made a resurgence in the world of puppetry by incorporating shadow puppets into the performance. In this class each student will build their own Crankie Theater, create a story on a scroll, and build all the shadow puppets needed to tell their story. Students will also learn to create different types of shadow puppets, and how to create complex stories and effects with very simple tools.
Paper Crafts – Create beautiful art by using various methods to manipulate paper such as quilling, origami, papier maché, paper cutting, and card making.