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WorskshopsVISUAL ART WORKSHOPS

Get inspired to tap into your creativity in these workshops designed to nurture beginning artists and challenge returning students.


2017-18 Workshop Sessions
4-week Mini-Session: September 4-30, 2017
10-week Session: October 2-December 16, 2017 (no class Nov 20-25)
10-week Session: January 8-March 17, 2018
10-week Session: March 19-June 2, 2018 (no class April 2-7)

EMERGING ARTIST (3rd-5th)   

STUDIO ART EXPERIENCE
Explore studio art while working with professional teaching artists in a variety of techniques and materials including paint, clay, watercolors, photography and much more! Students explore the design and creation process building a portfolio through hands on lessons that teach history, elements of art, genres and styles. Young artists are introduced to the creative process and begin to understand that art is limitless by exploring a challenging and fun curriculum developed by a variety of teaching artists, each expert in a specific medium. Students are exposed to visual art technique and vocabulary as they progress and prepare for winter and spring showcases. Studio Art runs October-May; new students may join at the beginning of a month.
 
PAINTING & DRAWING
Painting & Drawing: Go with Van Gogh!
Painting & Drawing: Street Art
Painting & Drawing: Dots and Spots
Painting & Drawing: Beyond the Brush
These workshops at the Morrison Y Art Studio allow children to explore the artist within. Introducing the basics of line and shape and moving into form, value, texture and scale, students will learn and grow in the fundamentals of painting and drawing through basic techniques while using a variety of mediums. Choose from a variety of classes that explore famous artists, museums and more.

CERAMICS & WHEEL THROWING
Be prepared to get messy and have fun at the Morrison Y Art Studio in this class focused solely on working with clay and making fun and functional ceramics projects that are constantly being updated and re-imagined so they’ll always be fresh, unique and engaging experiences! Hand building, slab work and wheel throwing are explored with new projects each session.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY
Capture moments to create art! Students use their own cameras and work with a professional artist to learn foundational photographic composition, lighting and technique. Dabble in different subject matters like nature, abstract photography, portraiture, and street (candid) photography. Subject matter and photo art projects change each session.
 
ART SAMPLER
Join us at the Ballantyne Arts Center for a fun and casual art sampler! Students will experience a taste of theatre and visual art including free drawing, painting, theatre games and improvisation. This class is perfect for students who want to test out arts programs before committing to a full class or for students looking for an informal art option to complete their schedule at the Arts Center. Sessions are designed for beginning and returning students exploring new themes and material each session.
 

TEEN ARTIST (6th-12th)   

TEEN ART STUDIO
Teens experience studio art while working with experts in a variety of techniques and materials including paint, charcoal, clay, pastels, watercolors, photography and much more! Students engage fully in the design and creation process building a rich portfolio of experience through hands on lessons that teach history, elements of art, genres, styles and artist biographies. By introducing new teaching professionals throughout the session, students experience a rigorous curriculum of visual art techniques and vocabulary that will prepare them for exhibitions in the winter and spring. Teen Art Studio runs October-May; new students may join at the beginning of a month.
 
TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Teens learn how to use their cameras beyond the auto setting to move from simply capturing moments to creating art! Under the guidance of a professional artist, participants will learn foundational photographic elements, such as lighting, composition, contrast, color, movement, shape and texture while also discovering the many ways to transfer photos from a digital format to a variety of tangible pieces of art. Dabble in different subject matters like nature, abstract photography, portraiture, and street (candid) photography while developing art technique and vocabulary. Subject matter and photo art projects change each session.
 
OUT OF SHOOL DAY ART EXPERIENCES
K-5th
Stay creative and engaged when school is out! Students work with professional teaching artists in theatre and visual art to gain foundational art skills and terminology while enhancing life skills such as self-expression, communication, team work, confidence, and much more. Theatre, art, creativity and silly day camp traditions combine to create memories, friends and fun!

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