Winter 2009 classes for Children & Teens

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Mondays

Young At Art (ages 3-5)

Instructor: Kate Krentz
CCH200     January 26 – March 16
8 Mondays, 9:00 – 10:00am

Young artists will experiment with paints, paper, markers, clay and more. A new project each week will give students time to explore all the possibilities of creating art. $90 members, $115 non-members

Pint-Sized Picassos (ages 4-6)

Instructor: Joanna Abel
CCH201     January 26 – March 16
8 Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Unleash your inner Picasso! Work with colors, shapes, lines and all the tools Picasso used to create his masterpieces. Make wacky portraits, crazy sculptures and more. $110 members, $135 non-members

The Art of Mexico (ages 6-9)

Instructor: Barbara Minges
CCH202     January 26 – March 16
8 Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Head south of the border to learn about the rich culture of our neighbor, Mexico. Create festive artwork inspired by the people and places you visit along the way. Learn about famous Mexican artists like Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera as we paint, draw, sculpt and more. $110 members, $135 non-members

Tuesdays

Art in the Family (ages 2-3 w/adult)

Instructor: Sara Appleby
CCH203     January 20 – March 10
8 Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:00am

Experience the joy of spending time with your favorite young person. Have fun working together transforming paint, clay, glitter, glue and more into unique works of art to display or give away. A new activity or theme will be introduced each week. Each child must be accompanied by one adult. $80 members, $105 non-members

Introduction to Drawing (ages 6-9)

Instructor: Lindsay Woge
CCH205     January 20 – March 10
8 Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Use a variety of drawing materials including charcoal, graphite, colored pencil & marker while learning the fundamental techniques of drawing. Learn to use line, shading, perspective, negative space and texture to draw landscapes, still life and portraits or simply to capture your imagination on paper. Visit the PCA galleries to view the paintings of Pat Bellan-Gillen’s Zoologic exhibition. $110 members, $135 non-members

Digital Photo for Teens (ages 14-17)

Instructor: Betsy van den Blink
EMA 111     January 20 – February 24
6 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm

This class will familiarize students with the unique functions of their digital still cameras and provide an introduction to Adobe Photoshop software. Digital and traditional photography will be compared and the class assignments will allow students to develop and improve their aesthetic and technical skills through practice and in-class discussions. Students should bring their own cameras to class or may choose to borrow a camera from the lab. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a minimum of two final digital prints and a CD of their portfolio of work from the class. Students may choose to borrow equipment outside of class for an access fee of $25. $165 members, $190 non-members. Max enrollment: 5

B&W; Photography for Teens (ages 14-17)

Instructor: Sally Bozutto
PHO 201     January 20 – February 24
6 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm

This black and white photography course is for students who want to learn more about traditional photography using film and manual 35mm cameras. Film types, exposure, lenses, movement, composition and depth of field will be covered, along with processing black and white negatives and printing in the darkroom. Bring your own camera to class, black and white chemistry is provided, but students provide their own film and paper, available for purchase from the instructor. $150 members, $175 non-members. Max enrollment 10

Saturdays

Let It Snow! (ages 4-6)

instructor: Jane Irwin
CCH100     January 24 – March 14
8 Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30pm

Welcome in the winter with art as our guide. Snowflakes, icicles and snowmen will keep us company as we explore the beauty of winter through painting, drawing, sculpture and more. $110 members, $135 non-members

Drawing Studio (ages 10-15)

instructor: Rikki Walsh
CCH102     January 24 – March 14
8 Saturdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Join in this new professional studio experience for young artists. Learn the basics of drawing and painting through exercises that focus on the still life, portrait, and wildlife subjects. Use a variety of materials including pencil, ink, charcoal and paint to produce several finished projects. $195 members, $220 non-members

Animation for Kids (ages 5-7)

instructor: Filmmakers at the Center staff
EMA 103     February 21 – March 14
4 Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30am

The activities in this course will nurture the creative spirit of young children by allowing them to experiment with the art form of animation. Focusing on the manner in which younger children exhibit curiosity regarding the moving image, they will be guided through a step-by-step process leading to a final animation project burned onto a DVD. All children will work with paper materials, digital cameras and computers, while being encouraged to let their young minds explore the imaginative possibilities of animation. $80 members. $105 non-members. Max enrollment: 5

Clay Animation (ages 8-12)

instructor: Filmmakers at the Center staff
EMA 107     January 17 – February 7
Class full, call to be added to waiting list
4 Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn to design and create your own movie using the popular technique of claymation. Participants will take on a creative roll to complete a short animated movie with a soundtrack. After completion of the class, students will receive a copy of the animated projects with additional "making–of" footage. $85 members, $110 non-members. Max enrollment: 5

Claymaking (ages 6-9)

instructor: Jane Irwin
CCH103     January 24 – March 14
Class full, call to be added to waiting list
8 Saturdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Get your hands muddy! Working with clay has limitless possibilities. Make pots, tiles & small sculptures while learning a variety of handbuilding methods including pinch, coil and slab construction. Use colorful glazes & underglazes to decorate your work. $115 members, $140 non-members

Clay for Two (ages 5-8 w/adult)

instructor: Robin Harsh
CCH105     January 24 – March 14
8 Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Collaborate on projects or work independently side-by-side to create pots, tiles and small sculptures while learning handbuilding methods like pinch, coil and slab construction. Use glazes, underglazes or paints to finish your pieces. Fee is for one child and one adult. $150 members, $175 non-members

Drawing and Painting Studio (ages 6-9)

instructor: Rikki Walsh
CCH106     January 24 – March 14
8 Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Experience life as a studio artist in this introduction to drawing and painting techniques. Learn the basics of drawing and painting through exercises that focus on the still life, portrait, and wildlife subjects. Use a variety of materials including pencil, ink, charcoal and paint to produce several finished projects. $140 members, $165 non-members

Wheelthrown Ceramics (ages 9-14)

instructor: Kristin DeGiovanni
CCH108     January 24 – March 14
8 Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Beginners learn to create pots, bowls, mugs and more in this fun introduction to making pottery on the wheel. Preparing the clay, using clay tools, centering, throwing cylinders and bowls, as well as glazing and decorating techniques covered. Firing processes and clay properties also discussed. Advanced students may complete one piece that will be high fired using our high fire glazes. $150 members, $175 non-members

3D Computer Animation (ages 14-17)

instructor: Andrew Pavlick
EMA 117     January 17 – February 7
4 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00pm

This course will introduce students to Blender, a popular and powerful open source software application used for 3D animation in movies and videogames. Students will learn creative approaches to making their own 3D objects while developing a working knowledge of the principles of animated movement. Class activities will include exercises, demonstrations and examples designed to give students a solid foundation in this captivating field. $160 members, $185 non-members. Max enrollment: 5

Paper Bead Basics (ages 9 thru adult)

instructor: Celeta Hickman
JMG 400     March 14
1 Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

In collaboration with the Society of Yoruba Bead Artists (exhibiting at the Center beginning February 8). Discover basic paper bead making using recycled magazines and newspaper. Participants will learn basic bead shapes and embellish with glass/plastic beads, found objects, acrylic paints and glitter. Projects will range from simple anklets, bracelets and necklaces. Dress casually and come prepared to play! Bring a bag lunch. Children should be accompanied by adult. $50 members, $75 non-members

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May 1 – Aug 30, 2009. This retrospective showcases his career, with many of the works presented at his Artist of the Year show in 1960.

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