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WorskshopsRegisterVISUAL ART WORKSHOPS

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

STUDIO ART EXPERIENCE | Grades 3 - 5 
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 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.

EMERGING ARTIST WORKSHOPS | Grades 3 - 5 
Workshops offer a variety of fun, casual visual art classes designed for beginning or returning students. Professional teaching artists assess students at the beginning of each workshop to tailor curriculum that will inspire and challenge the unique group of young artists in the workshops. Students develop visual art technique and vocabulary as they sample various concentrations.

PAINTING & DRAWING | Grades 3 - 5 
Beginning with the basics of line and shape and moving into form, value, texture and scale, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of painting through basic techniques while using a variety of mediums including watercolors and acrylics. Mediums, styles and techniques change each session!

CERAMICS & WHEEL THROWING | Grades 3 - 5 
Be prepared to get messy 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.

ILLUSTRATING & BOOK MAKING | Grades 3 - 5 
Turn pulp to paper and invent in ink! Story telling comes alive through the many mediums used to create visually inspired books. New materials, techniques and projects are explored each session to generate exciting new stories.

PHONE PHOTOGRAPSHY | Grades 3 - 5 
Capture moments to create art from your phone! Students 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.  Participants must bring their own camera phone. Subject matter and photo art projects change each session.

SENS-ATIONAL ART! | Grades 3 - 5 
Explore your senses through art! Art is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling way to celebrate every child’s sensory needs! This class focuses on tactical discovery, allowing sensory seekers the freedom to enjoy a multitude of textures and inspiring the sensory adverse to explore safely. Guardians are encouraged to stay during class to support their artist’s needs and creativity. Mediums, styles and techniques change each session!

AFTERSCHOOL CLUB ART SAMPLER | Grades K - 5 
Join us at the Ballantyne Arts Center for a fun and casual art sampler! Students will experience a taste of visual art including free drawing, painting and collage with single process art projects that go home daily.

AFTERSCHOOL ART CLUB CHALLENGE! | Grades K - 5 
From art mystery baskets to blindfolded drawing, new and silly challenges will inspire creativity and team work each class!

TEEN STUDIO ART | Grades 6 - 12
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.
 
OUT OF SHOOL DAY ART EXPERIENCES | Grades K - 5
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!

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4600