Current Workshops

 

701 CCA Summer Art Workshops – Summer 2016

Each summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art offers Youth Summer Art Workshops. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the arts, creating artwork under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. Students are able to work in several art making activities!

Classes are held at 701 CCA’s Artist-in-Residence studio loft, located on the second floor of the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. The building was once the community center for mill workers and residents of the nearby Olympia mill village. Now Columbia’s budding artists can join the creative community at 701 CCA.

All skill levels are welcome to every workshop! Materials are included with each workshop and make sure to bring snacks or lunch for break time each day.

 

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June 6 – 10: Jazzy Jewelry Making

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages: 6-13

Members: $105; Non-Members: $120

Learn the art of wire wrapping jewelry. Students will be instructed on the techniques to make necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.  By learning this technique hopes to inspire students to turn their art into a form of revenue. Jewelry materials will be provided for this workshop, but students can feel free to bring their own jewelry pliers.

Instructor: Dayna Mitchell is the owner and designer of Earring a La Go Go LLC. She has studied fabrication/silversmith techniques at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. She has conducted a similar workshop at Benedict College here in Columbia, SC for teens.

 

June 13 — 17: Beets, Bottle Caps & Plastic Dandelions: Art & the Environment

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 5-8

Members: $105; Non Members: $120

The natural environment and manmade objects will inspire creativity among students who will engage in a variety of art making techniques. Activities may include, but are not limited to, experimenting with natural pigments, making seed paper, and building sculptures using recycled objects and materials.

 Instructor: Megan Coward has been an arts educator for 6 years working previously in the Charter School Districts and currently as a primary school art teacher in Lexington 4. She specializes in mixed media art drawings and printmaking.

 

June 20 — 24: Wild about Habitats: Printmaking Edition

9:00 am – 1 pm

Ages 8-12

Members: $105; Non Members: $120

Explore animals and habitats, while learning basic techniques in printmaking. Students will explore themes related to wild habitats through the medium of printmaking. Multiple printing techniques include but are not limited to relief printing, mono printing, and fish printing!

 Instructor: Megan Coward has been an arts educator for 6 years working previously in the Charter School Districts and currently as a primary school art teacher in Lexington 4. She specializes in mixed media, drawing and printmaking.

 

June 27 — July 1: The Art Lab: Experimenting with Media

9:00 am – 1 pm

Ages 13-17

Members: $105; Non Members: $120

Explore traditional and new techniques in mixed media. Students will learn to use various mediums simultaneously within their work. Throughout the session, students will have access to watercolor, inks, graphite, clay bodied mediums, various papers, magazines, and more!

 Instructor: Megan Coward has been an arts educator for 6 years working previously in the Charter School Districts and currently as a primary school art teacher in Lexington 4. She specializes in mixed media, drawing and printmaking.

 

July 11 — 15: Make & Mend: Refashioning Clothing

9:00 – 1:00 pm

Ages 12-18

Members $105; Non-members $120

Give new life to old garments! Students will learn basic hand sewing and machine sewing techniques by completing simple projects. During the second half of the week, students will get to apply their sewing skills to deconstructing old shirts and refashioning them as tops, skirts, dresses and other wearables.

Instructor: Claire Sumaydeng-Bryan has been sewing since she was seven. An avid garment maker, she made and altered her own clothes during high school and studied costume design in college. In addition to her work at Richland Library, she does freelance sewing.

 

Introducing STEAM

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! – from the Education Closet’s “Steam Portal”

 

July 18 — 22

9:00 am – 1:00pm

Ages 6-13

Members: $160; Non Members: $175

The table top looms are available for purchase at $45.00 each. This is not included in the workshop cost.

Part I – Indigo, Weld, Cochineal: Adventures in Natural Dyeing

In Part I of the STEAM workshop students will learn about scientific processes through experiments with natural dyes. From their best findings they will dye communal yarn to be used in their weavings. Students will receive instruction using organic materials including insects and plants. This session, which is based in science and experimentation, will increase knowledge about the chemistry of natural dyes and its effect when mixed with other solutions and materials.

Part II – Naturally Weaving: Tapestry Weaving with Plant & Insect Dyed Fibers

In Part II of the STEAM workshop students will be learning about geometry and pattern through weaving. Students will receive instruction and use a table top loom to create weavings using yarns dyed in Part I. This component of the workshop is designed to increase knowledge about math. Mathematical concepts have provided inspiration for fiber artists such as Ada K. Dietz. Her writings on the subject are found in Algebraic Expressions in Handwoven Textiles. Deitz’ novel approach to translating mathematical equations into weaving patterns continues to be utilized and extolled by both weavers and mathematicians. Parts I and II of the workshop will be introduced and revisited throughout the week.

Instructor: Kristy Bishop is a textile artist who resides in Charleston, S.C. Bishop is an instructor with the Charleston Museum and Engaging Creative Mind, both in Charleston, and specializes in curriculum based arts instruction for K12. She is a former artist in residence at 701 Center for Contemporary Art.

 

All skill levels are welcome to every workshop! Materials are included with each workshop. Please bring snacks or lunch for break time each day.

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

Don’t forget about the Young Artists Festival Saturday, August 13, noon-3pm!

The event will showcase selected works from each young artist attending our 701 CCA Summer Art Workshops in an exhibition at 701 Whaley’s hallway gallery. 701 CCA will invite other organizations with youth programs to participate and provide activities such as games, creative activities, performances, food vendors and more. It will be an incredibly fun time and we hope to see you there.

Contact us at 803.319.9949 or at director@701cca.org for registration information and details.

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