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The 6th through 8th Grade classes are designed to cultivate creativity, encourage artistic growth and improve the ability to express themselves in the visual arts, while continuing to build on skills previously acquired.                                                                            

 

 

Fall 2017 Art Classes for 6th-8th Grades

Art of Portraiture ~ Tuesdays, 11/7-11/28, 6:00-7:30 pm, $85. Explore the world of portraiture using similar techniques to some of art history’s finest. Students will create both realistic and abstract portraits using tempera paint, watercolors, oil pastels and more!

2018 Spring Art Classes and Workshops for 6th-8th Grades

Quirky Clay Sculptures – Thursdays, January 11 – February 1, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, $100.  Stretch your imagination and learn how to carve, sculpt and shape some not so ordinary clay creations.

Printmaking 101 (6th – 12th Grades) – Thursdays, February 8 – March 1, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, $100. After a brief history of the printmaking process, participants will develop individual designs based on basic elements and principles of art. Using the linoleum cutting process, students will create a design, transfer and carve into the linoleum and then create multiple prints. 

Illustrating Stories (4th - 8th grades) ~ Mondays, March 5 - 26,  6:00 – 7:30 PM, $90. Students will use basic drawing techniques to learn how to tell a story through pictures. While focusing on composition and design, students will explore how to communicate an idea through an illustration. Students will work with stories written by other students as part of the Grannie Annie project. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to enter their illustration to be considered for publication in the Grannie Annie Family Stories Celebration, Volume 13.

Mosaics Tuesdays, April 3 – 24, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, $100. Learn the basic techniques, tools and materials used to create colorful mosaics and create a unique stepping stone, mirror and more using glass and clay tiles.

Wheel Throwing Thursdays, May 3 – 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, $100. Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Patience and a high tolerance for messy hands is a must for learning this fun way to create pottery. Students will learn the basic steps for creating bowls and cups on the pottery wheel.

Friday Night Workshops for 6th-12th Grades ~ $25/each:

Metal Tooling January 12, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Black Light Paintings - February 9, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Wheel Throwing – March 9, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Abstract Paintings – April 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Encaustics – May 11, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Learn the art of painting with wax in this introductory workshop! Learn and practice basic techniques for creating encaustics!