This class will introduce young artists to a variety of mediums and materials in a studio atmosphere of play. Over the 6-week class we will explore drawing, painting and handbuilding in clay while focusing on creativity and making artistic choices. Bring a paint shirt. Beginning and continuing students welcomed.
Making Cultural Connections in Art: Using tools, techniques and processes in a variety of mediums, students will gain an understanding of the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
Weeks 1 & 2 –Mimbres in New Mexico
Project: Clay bowl using the slab-method of handbuilding and adding designs/glazing
Weeks 3 & 4 – Australian Aboriginal Designs
Project: 2-D painting incorporating flora & fauna in tempera paint
Week 5 & 6 – Across the Atlantic and Pacific
Project: 2-D Cut paper designs inspired by African, Asian, and European cultures