Winter 2020 Ages 9-12 

Calendar at a Glance

Register for classes below or vary your search (by day, across age ranges, etc.) here

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Creative Arts Step UP

Age: 9-11 
7 Mondays: 2/24-4/6
3:45-4:45 PM 
Cost: $180 (10% member discount available)

Sara continually challenges her artists to take creative risks, using new perspectives and new materials. She encourages artists to see favorite subjects in a new way, where they can learn more about how artists create interesting compositions, and develop work in multiple mediums like collage, watercolor, clay, or printmaking. 

Caricatures: Famous Faces with Matt Bernson

Age: 11-17
 4 Mondays: 2/3-3/2, skips 2/17
6:00-7:00 PM
Cost: $110 (10% member discount available)

Resident artist Matt Berson illustrates how to exaggerate, minimize and accentuate features to create caricatures using famous, recognizable faces. Students will work from a different face each week, and develop techniques and strategies they can use to create caricatures on their own!

Graphic Novels

Age: 7-12
*12 Wednesdays: 1/8 – 4/1 
4:45-5:45 pm
Class FULL but we will have another round this spring!

Combining character drawing and scene illustration, we’ll re-invent our favorite stories by adding our own twists. Through character and setting design, we’ll create our own worlds and the illustrations to go with them. Each student will have at least 5 illustrations for their own re-imagined story, and make a book to keep them in. Individual instruction will help young artists learn the fundamentals of building a drawing and developing a personal style.

Clay Basics and Beyond

Ages 5 and UP (really!)
8 Wednesdays: 2/26-4/15
3:45-4:45 PM
Cost: $195 (10% member discount available) 

Clay is so fun to play with, and the basics are vital! Learn the building blocks of any good hand-built clay sculpture, beyond the “basic” pinch pot to slabs, coils, and how to create a stable piece. Included in this time slot are spaces for older or more advanced clay artists to make larger/more advanced pieces. At least one piece will be glazed, the rest hand painted. This class is designed for all ages (trust us, it works!)

Sculpture

Ages 5-12
8 Wednesdays: 2/26-4/16
4:45-5:45 PM 
Cost: $195 (member discount available) 

This class emphasizes creative problem solving in sculpture, with a focus on design elements that enable imaginations to soar. Beginners will learn the basics of sculpture construction, while advanced artists can make finished products with a focus on formal design, structuring, and surfacing elements. There will be age-appropriate emphasis on planning and design. **Extra long session**

Drawing Club 

Age: 11-17
7 Wednesdays: 2/25 4/15 (skips 3/11)
5:45-7:00 PM (new time!)
Cost: $195 (10% member discount available)

This is a great opportunity for artists with a passion for drawing to get together, learn from each other, and gain valuable skills with Chiara as their guide. The group will meet weekly; artists can work independent study style on drawings from manga, cartoon character development to classical rendering and composition building.

Open Studio

Age: 9-13
7 Thursdays 2/27-4/16, skips 3/12
4:30-6:00 PM 
Cost:
$195  (10% member discount available)

This is a small, independent group for self-directed artists who want to improve their drawing, painting, sculpture, or design skills. Artists’ interests and abilities are assessed, and personal instruction in specific media is offered. We work one on one with artists to help them develop a personal style, challenge creative skills, take risks and try new materials. Acceptance, encouragement, and constructive collaboration is encouraged among artists.

NEW T(w)een Writers

Age: 11-13 (grades 6-8)
Friday Feb. 28 3:00-4:30 pm  
Cost: $15/$10 members 
cash/check only 

Drop-In for some Creative Writing time designed specifically for grades 6-8. Explore story, poetry, and language through prompts, open writing time and discussion. Writers of all kinds welcome! Bring your creativity and a journal, laptop, or whatever you like to write with. Snack included!

No need to register, just come on down!

Drop-In Open Studios

Age: 5-12 
Thursdays 3:00-4:30 PM 
Cost: $15/$10 members per hour (cash or check only)

We are increasing the times in our week for artists to just show up and create. We’ll have a different project each week. Older artists who have taken classes before have more flexibility in terms of how they participate. 

No need to register, just come on down!