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SummerStudio 2019

SummerStudio is an immersive and hands-on program in the visual arts involving cultural/historical information, technical instruction and artistic production. Based upon the exhibitions on display, the curriculum draws from basic drawing techniques to multimedia projects over the course of an exciting five-day program. Throughout the week, students will work with artists and professional educators in the art studio, the galleries and our 7-acre Sculpture Garden to create new projects. Small class sizes ensure individual attention and artistic development. This half day camp program is offered for grades kindergarten to eighth grade.

   

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Class Schedule


Ages: 6-9

Session 1: FACES, SPACES & STORYTELLING:
ART FUNDAMENTALS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

June 17-21
9am – 12pm
$175 TMA member, $195 non-member

Experiment with drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media while learning about diverse cultures from around the world. Through gallery exploration, students will improve their visual arts vocabulary and begin to derive meaning from works of art. Students will use their imagination to add narrative to their own fun creations.


Ages: 10-13

Session 2: DRAWING CAMP

June 17-21
9am – 12pm
$175 TMA member, $195 non-member

Students will immerse themselves in fundamental drawing techniques based on line, value, space, forms and shapes. Through gallery exploration and inspiration from traditional and contemporary artists, students will hone in their observational skills and practice methods that include life drawing and perspective.


Ages: 6-9

Session 3: ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS IN CLAY: HAND BUILT CERAMICS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

July 22-26
9am – 12pm
$180 TMA member, $200 non-member

Wildlife and clay collide in this skill-building ceramics course. Create unique designs with hand-building techniques such as pinch & pull, coil & slab construction. Intermediate and advanced students will further sculpting methods and increase understanding of form & proportion. Students will add color to their creations using acrylic paints. All levels welcome!


Ages: 10-13

Session 4: CERAMIC KEEPSAKE BOXES: HAND BUILT TECHNIQUES

July 22-26
9am-12pm
$180 TMA member, $200 non-member

From drawings to glazing, students will create unique clay interpretations of keepsake boxes and vessels. Students will build upon a variety of hand-building techniques such as pinch & pull, coil & slab construction. Intermediate and advanced students will further sculpting methods and increase understanding of form & proportion. Students will add color to their creations using acrylic paints. All levels welcome!


Ages: 10-13

Session 5: PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES

June 24-28
9am-12pm
$175 TMA member, $195 non-member

Learn painting techniques in an array of mediums that include oil pastels, watercolors, tempera and acrylic paints. Students will use their imagination & observation to build on their understanding of the color wheel & art fundamentals such as value, shape & form, texture and balance. Gallery exploration and art history will anchor fun mixed media processes and creative compositions. No previous painting experience necessary!


Ages: 6-9

Session 6: SPLASH! WATER BASED CREATIVE MEDIUMS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

June 24-28
9am-12pm
$175 TMA member, $195 non-member

Dive deep into summer by creating with an array of water based mediums that include watercolors, acrylics and tempera. In this summer themed class, students will draw inspiration from sea animals and ocean life as well as from traditional and contemporary masters. Students will learn exciting approaches to painting, printmaking, collage and mixed media.

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