Youth Summer Art Workshops – Summer 2013
This Summer, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents its fifth 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 ceramics, create comics and coloring books, try their hand at print making or transform found and recycled objects into sculptures and much more!
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 used to be 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.
Classes offered this summer:
June 10 – 14 Printmaking and Drawing – All Levels – Ages 6-17 $120
Students will explore creativity with several different drawing and printmaking techniques. Students will create self-portraits and drawings of their peers. A well-known artist will be introduced each day and upon completion of the workshop each student will bring home a portfolio of drawings and prints!
June 17 – 21 Bookmaking – Ages 6-17 $125
Explore a variety of bookmaking techniques from accordion to Japanese! Students will create hand-made books using various materials and techniques. Students will also create artwork in the book using watercolor, ink and more!
June 24 – 28 Ceramics Level I – Ages 6-10 $135
Students will learn basic hand-building techniques and gain an appreciation of the ceramic process. During the class, students will create unique ceramic sculptures while focusing on clay methods such as pinch pot, coil and slab. All works of art will be kiln-fired and painted.
July 8 – 12 Mixed Media and Recycled Materials – All Levels – Ages 6-17 $120
Join the world of modern art as you find the magic and newness of transforming the boring. Junk isn’t junk, trash isn’t trash…not when you turn it into amazing art and fantastic sculptures! Transform found and recycled objects and explore the undiscovered. Your imagination will lead you as you discover new textures, forms, and materials…you will create two-dimensional art and three-dimensional sculptures while reusing, renewing, and recycling!
July 15 – 19 Drawing and Painting – Ages 6 – 17 $125
Students will learn various drawing techniques through the exploration of design and painting techniques through acrylic, watercolor and ink wash. This workshop will satisfy any skill level in drawing and painting!
July 22 – 26 Ceramics Level II – Ages 11-17 $135
This workshop is designed for students who have some skill with basic hand-building ceramic techniques. Students will be taken to the next level of ceramic construction using hand-building skills with an introduction to the pottery wheel.
July 29 – Aug 2 Photography – Ages 11-17 (Must have digital camera. Price includes printing.) $135
Students will learn the basics of photography and use of the camera in many functions including manual mode. Students will learn portraiture, interior, and landscape photography. Photographs will be taken on-site.
August 5 – 9 – Elementary Art – Ages 6 -10 $115
This workshop is designed for elementary students at all skill levels. Students will explore various media to enhance existing art skills as well as learn new ones. Students will create a different project with a different material each day!
July 6, 13, 20, 27 – 10am – 12pm – Japanese Comic Books (THIS WORKSHOP IS SATURDAYS ONLY) – Ages 11 – 17 $115
In this unique workshop, students will learn the basics of creating Japanese-styled comic art from character design and creation to the differences between American and Japanese storytelling.
***All workshops are Monday through Friday 9am – 1pm EXCEPT Japanese Comic Book Workshop.
Materials are included in all workshops.
Contact Sheldon Paschal at 803.319.9949 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information and details.