Motivate young artists to be creative in their discovery of their own life through each process. Students learn how to paint, draw, sculpt and so much more as they become immersed in projects – producing masterpieces that affirm creative processes, build self-confidence and broaden horizons. Let them choose from painting, drawing or sculpting camps and enroll in half-day or full-day weekly sessions.
Learning to work with color enhances life and brightens the world. As young artists become apprentices of the Masters - past and present a great nostalgia intrigues us all. Students are guided to explore the fundamentals of painting - learning about the elements (lines, colors, values, textures, shapes, forms, spaces), how to hold various brushes, mix/blend colors and more. During Summer Camp students paint on giant canvases just like the masters. Skills are taught using acrylic paint and watercolor. Advanced artists are encouraged to express their own styles and dive deeper into color theory. Compositions must be approved by instructors.
Students are guided to draw from observation, photographs and imagination to learn basic drawing techniques that will enhance their illustration skills. Masters of the arts guide students as we explore prospective, still life, figure and portrait drawings. Skills are learned from using various materials including: charcoal, graphite, Prismacolors, chalk and oil pastels, and pen and ink. Advanced students may be challenged to create more complex compositions and a body of work with a common theme.
Let's get 3-D! Students gain a solid introduction to various building concepts. Sculpture Camps focus on understanding spacial awareness through form, proportion and design. We explore the subtractive method with oil base clay and the additive method using papier-mâché, wire and other materials. Students are given the creative freedom to design and construct architectural structures, figurines, animals, instruments, masks, totems, furniture, mobiles, and other objects. While learning about height, width and depth, students fill the art studio with imaginative creatures and projects.