Ages 10-12, 13-19
Experimentation, exploration, and one-on-one instruction help students develop their own artistic voice. Youth gain critical-thinking and problem-solving skills while deepening their knowledge of materials and applications. At teen levels, teaching artists guide students in independent research to inspire and inform original work. Students will explore constructive critique and investigate ideas of abstraction and series work, all while refining fundamental skills in their visual art practice.
Drawing & Sketching Techniques
Students hone their technique and develop their own method of artistic communication in this advanced class. Experimentation within the discipline will enhance teens’ emotional connection to process and skills application. Students also discuss how artists express themselves, examining what shapes their ideas in drawing media such as graphite, India ink, charcoal, and chalk pastel.
Students who have a foundation in ceramic techniques will explore and heighten their clay sculpture practice and develop skills further in hand-building, painting, and glazing, with an added focus on exploring new methods to express their creativity. Contemporary and traditional techniques will also be applied, and teens are encouraged to consider the world around
them, through group discussion and the development of original creations.