TeenStudio Workshops 2016

TeenStudio is an art program giving voice and artistic instruction to serious young artists in high school who want a head start in their art education and careers. Learn from some of the region’s most noted artists and art educators who will guide you in the creation of your own art and the expression of your own visions. Experience how the art world works by learning from the pros. TeenStudio consists of an exciting series of workshops in which students will receive focused instruction and tips from various professional artists, while they explore a variety of art media and techniques.


Fall Cardmaking Workshop with Nicola Franklin – Ages 16 & Up

Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 10am – 1pm
Fee: $35 general + $25 (optional) take home supply kit


Get a jump start on your holiday cards! This workshop will teach you how to personalize cards through experimentation & exploration. You will learn different printing techniques to compose your own artwork for cards.

Combining different printing methods will give you the opportunity to create unique pieces of work, which will have rich layers of color, texture, pattern and images. This is a very flexible way of working that allows you to be expressive and experimental. Feel inspired by the cooler weather of the fall season and turn them into handmade & deliverable pieces of art!


Jewelry Making Workshop with Breeta Toma – Ages 12 & Up

Dates: Saturday, December 02, 2017
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Fee: $35 general + $10 for supply kit* - (*additional supply kits available for purchase at workshop)


In this 1-day workshop, students will create a piece of jewelry that merges jewelry design and fine art! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of jewelry making, beading and more. Learn concepts to create unique and wearable art -- perfect for yourself or to give as a gift. All students will be able to produce a specially designed necklace to take home!

Breeta Toma holds a Bachelors in Studio Art and Education from San Jose State University, and a degree in Jewelry Design from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), in addition to being a practicing jewelry artist. She is currently an active volunteer and jewelry guild member with the Jewelry Art Program at San Jose State University. She has been teaching groups of all ages formally and informally for over 25 years.

In 2016, TeenStudio Workshops are funded in part by the Sharks Foundation and the Michael and Alyce Parsons Foundation.

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