SUMMER ART programs

 
 

SESSION THREE

EXPLORING ART THROUGH GARDENING AND NATURE

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DATES: June 17 - 21, 2019 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

FEES: $50 registration fee + $100 materials fee + $140 tuition fee = $290 TOTAL

Registration fee is paid online; materials fee and tuition fees can also now be paid online. See the FAQ page for more discounts! Registration will close on Saturday, June 15.

LEADER: Sophie Spartz

AGES: 5-9 years

DESCRIPTION: This program will focus on the intersection of nature (in particular, gardening) and Visual Art. Students will explore the property and integrate nature into their art works. Students will study plant life on the property (various trees, flowers, fruits, etc.) and incorporate the plant life into their art works, either as subject matter or media. Students will make particular use of the garden at Artisan Acres and learn the basics of organic gardening via hands-on exploration.

Class size will be strictly capped at 10 students.

An evening gallery reception will be held in the Grand Little Barn at 6 PM on June 21; children can stay on Friday evening until the reception.


SESSION FOUR

EXPLORING ART THROUGH AMERICAN ART HISTORY

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DATES: June 24 - 28, 2019 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

FEES: $50 registration fee + $100 materials fee + $140 tuition fee = $290 TOTAL

Registration fee is paid online; materials fee and tuition fees can also now be paid online. See the FAQ page for more discounts! Registration will close on Saturday, June 22.

LEADER: Sophie Spartz

AGES: 8-12 years

DESCRIPTION: This program will introduce the young artist to several pieces of the American canon. Students will observe the techniques used in these pieces and then integrate these techniques into their own artistic practice (e.g. cubism, luminism, pop art, etc). Students will use nature from the property as inspiration for implementation of the techniques they learn during Art History Exploration. For example, students may study cubist painting and then create a cubist rendition of a bouquet of flowers picked from the Artisan Acres garden. Outdoor activities are subject to weather.

Pending enrollment, students may explore traditional American forms of movement (e.g. square dancing, line dancing, etc.) as a supplemental exploratory activity.

Class size will be strictly capped at 10 students.

An evening gallery reception will be held in the Grand Little Barn at 6 PM on June 28; children can stay on Friday evening until the reception.


SESSION FIVE

YOUNG ARTIST INTENSIVE

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DATES: July 8 - 12, 2019 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

FEES: $50 registration fee + $100 materials fee + $140 tuition fee = $290 TOTAL

Registration fee is paid online; materials fee and tuition fees can also now be paid online. See the FAQ page for more discounts! Registration will close on Saturday, July 6.

INSTRUCTORS: Katie Collier (lead instructor) and Sophie Spartz (TA)

AGES: 12-17 years

Note: The Young Artist Intensive I has merged with the Young Artist Intensive II.

DESCRIPTION: The Young Artist Intensive is intended for the student who is serious about learning both foundational and non-conventional artistic techniques. While prior artistic training is not a prerequisite, students must be artistically curious and willing to seriously explore a variety of techniques. While this session is intensive, it is not monotonous—rather, students will continually move throughout the property and integrate its nature into their artwork as both subject and material.

The Young Artist Intensive is inspired by nature—botanicals will be the main theme of all of the creative works. This session will focus on exciting, hands-on art solutions that combine engaging projects with a discovery-based approach. Projects are tailored to the individual student’s needs in order to facilitate understanding while maximizing personal growth and success. Students will have the opportunity to study various techniques and multiple mediums while learning new ways to express themselves through the visual arts.

This session offers students the opportunity to create truly stunning, one-of-a-kind works. Katie’s goal for this session is to build confidence in, generate camaraderie among, and encourage/nurture creativity in her students. Upon completion of the session, each student will have created a multi-media botanical drawing, a solar exposure print, a botanical Eco print, and an organic line abstraction painting.

This camp will be strictly capped at 15 students. The student-to-adult ratio is, at maximum, 7.5-to-1.

An evening gallery reception will be held in the Grand Little Barn at 6 PM on July 12; students can stay on Friday evening until the reception.