This is a class for anyone who has ever said, “I can’t draw” (but wished it were otherwise!). In this introductory drawing class for new students as well as those looking to build on a little experience, you will develop and refine skills and increase your powers of observation. Students will learn at their own pace while following a structured course with emphasis on self-discovery and skill development, as they investigate a broad range of drawing materials. Students leave with a greater confidence and the skill to move on to more drawing or painting classes.
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In this week-long camp you’ll gain exposure to the artistic and technical side of photography learning about the DSLR camera and image optics with professional photographer Katherine Wright. From aperture to shutter speed, you will learn to work with manual exposure settings. You’ll also explore how to produce better images with alternative photo devices like tablets and cell phones.
NEW CLASS ADDED! Independent Study in Stained Glass – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTERFriday, February 24th, 2017
This class is a continuing development of stained glass with refinement in both technical and aesthetic pursuits with a focus on independent study. Working with the instructor, students will create a variety of finished projects that express their own interests in the art of stained glass in terms of technique, style, and subject. Students must have taken stained glass at The Arts Center or have previous stained glass experience.
This isn’t your typical painting class–in fact, there’s no paint at all! Instead, our colors and textures will come from beautiful wool roving and batting fibers that we’ll combine in unexpected ways to created stunning “felted wool paintings”. Students will learn a variety of felting techniques and be introduced to numerous types of wool. Finished fiber pieces will vary in size and can be completed by framing them for display, or assembling multiple squares into a quilt, or turning two completed pieces into a pillow…the sky is the limit!
Become a Trash Transformer! You will have fun creating an array of art works using everyday, found objects and items that might otherwise be considered trash. Have an amazing time creating abstract sculptures, crazy critters, fun masks, and so much more out of recycled plastic and other materials! Explore how far your imagination can go as you magically transform someone else’s trash into your own creative treasures!
In this week long camp, you will have some serious fun in our pottery studio! You will learn the basics of creating functional ceramic pieces using both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Please note: Works from pottery camps will not receive final firing until camp is over. Works must be picked up at a later date to be arranged with the instructors.
This one-day three-hour class will teach the basics of glazing ceramic pieces. The instructor will inform participants about the different techniques in glazing and the firing process. Each student will work with a previously made piece created in the Handbuilt Geometric Vessels.
In this camp, the universe is no longer far, far away! You and your friends will explore vast planets, touch the stars, discover new creatures, even stop by the Milky Way for a space snack. Using a variety of materials, you will make your own spaceships, create new worlds and learn how to navigate through the galaxy!
Enter a world of oceanic adventures! Campers will dive right in and create a world of sea creatures—including fish, whales, and jellyfish—after learning about different ocean habitats. We’ll create papier-mâché fish, submarine portholes, octopus puppets, sand-casted shells and more! A new, neat underwater topic will be introduced each day to inspire a shipload of fun ideas and activities! Ages 6–8.
Anyone who can draw or paint can be a printmaker too! Learn all about monotype in this fun printmaking camp. Monotypes are prized because of their unique textural qualities. They are made by drawing on a plate of smooth metal with printer’s ink. The drawing is then pressed by hand onto a sheet of absorbent paper or is printed on an etching press. In addition, there will be demonstrations of various monotype techniques including stencils, tracing, and image transfer.