I am delighted to post my upcoming teaching schedule for Summer of 2011!
Time to Mess Around! ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner
Mess about with materials of all kinds, including drawing, painting and building. Focusing on exposure to materials and processes, artists will create beautiful works of art together. We will draw, measure and create constructions using wood, cardboard, found materials, paper, and glue. This class is about exploration of materials and techniques and can be repeated as many times as you like! Offered at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, week of July 25, 10am-12pm.
Clay Pendants – ages 8 – 10
Let’s transform clay into beautiful ceramic pendants & accessories. We will make beads, rings, necklaces, and more. Working with a variety of clay bodies including terra cotta, earthenware, and polymer, we will incorporate found objects and use handmade molds to create unique pendants. Offered at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, week of June 27, 9am-12pm, and week of August 1, 12:45-3:45pm.
Creative Book Arts – ages 9 – 12
Have you ever wanted to create you own handmade books? This class will glue, fold, and stitch its way thruogh the creation of unique, one of a kind journals, pocket wallets, origami books, and more. We will use new and recycled materials from various sources, then fill the books with our art and writing. offered at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, week of June 13 and June 27, 12:45 – 3:45. offered at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, week of July 11, 9am-12pm
Fun with Printmaking – ages 6 – 8
Young artists will explore dynamic printmaking methods as they create colorful multiples from their own designs. We will experiment with block printing, monotypes, and collograph techniques and use layers of color, texture, and unique surfaces. The results are spectacular, whimsical works of art! Class offered at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond the week of June 20 md August 22, 12:45-3:45pm
Nature Nurtures Creativity – ages 9 – 12
In this experimental class, young artists will bring the outdoors in, and the indoors out! We will use only natural materials: sticks, leaves, rocks, dirt, etc to create painting, sculpture and found art installations that push the boundaries of art making. At the end of the week, students will design and build an outdoor installation with both found objects and art materials that will become a documented, celebrated work of public art! Offered at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, week of August 8, August 15, 12:45-3:45pm.
Drawing in the Galleries – ages 12 – 18
Come explore the transformed VMFA! This class will draw and sketch its way through the galleries. Students will keep a sketchbook, as well as create larger, more creative works on paper to represent their favorite works of arts in the VMFA collections. Students will receive an introduction to art history, improve their drawing skills, and interpret great works of art in their own, unique way. Offered at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts week of July 11 and July 25, 1-4pm.
Life Drawing – ages 12 – 18
Join us at the VMFA for a crash course in life drawing, one of the oldest and most celebrated art practices. Along with learning the basics in rendering still lives and anatomical proportions of the figure, students will explore the rich history and make personal connections with works in the museum’s exciting new spaces. Offered at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, week of July 18, 9am – 12pm.