Current Workshops

 

701 CCA Summer Art Workshops – Summer 2017

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.

 

Session 1 – Mixing It Up with Mixed Media

June 5 – 9, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 6 – 10

Limited to 10 participants

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

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This class will challenge students to experiment with a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, assemblage and more.  From traditional materials such as paints to recycled materials, students will use lines, shapes, colors, texture and repetition to create unique multi-layered, mixed media art.

Instructor: Sonia Neale received a BFA in Sculpture/Ceramics from Winthrop University in 1998.  She has taught art in all media for 20 years. Currently, she teaches home schooled children of all ages at Excelsior Academy as well as children’s’ classes for the City of Columbia.  Sonia is an active member of the Midlands Clay Arts Society.           

Please Note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required.  If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund.

 

Session 2 – Jazzy Jewelry

June 12 – 16, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 6 – 17

Limited to 8 participants

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

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Back by popular demand, this jewelry-making session is designed to take students through the process of designing, creating, marketing and selling their jewelry. Students will be introduced to a variety of materials to create, as the session’s name implies, jazzy bracelets, earrings and necklaces.

Instructor: Dayna Mitchell is a jewelry designer who has operated her jewelry business for five years. She has conducted workshops at Benedict College for the Auntie Karen Foundation and has taught at 701 Center for Contemporary Art Summer Camp program. 

Please Note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required.  If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund.

 

Session 3- Kinetic Sculpture

June 19 – 23, 2017

9:00am – 1:00pm

Ages 10 – 17

Limited to 12 participants

Members: $110  Non-members:  $125
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In this class every student will create a hanging, interactive sculpture! Each design will be unique and developed intuitively. Students will use sustainable materials such as pliable reed, and manipulate them into hybrid forms. The initial form will be bound together with string. In the final stage, vibrant natural papers will be placed to define the negative space.

Instructor:  Blakely Sheely is a certified K-12 art educator. She has a BA in studio art from Winthrop University and a Masters in Art Teaching from Lander University. Ms. Sheely is a working artist in fiber, ceramics, jewelry, and metals. She is a National Board Certified 3D art educator at Dutch Fork High School, where she has taught sculpture for nine years. She has also taught workshops for children at The Bead Café, The Beaded Venus, and the Columbia Museum of Art. 

Please note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required. If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund. 

 

Session 4 – The Wild & Colorful World of Marbling I

June 26 – 30, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 6 – 10

Limited to 10 participants

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

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Students will discover a number of marbling techniques from Suminagashi to chalk pastel marbling. By exploring color, imaginary creatures and organic shapes, students will become immersed in a creative and engaging environment full of whimsy and delight.  Each day, student will learn a new technique and produce small artworks. They will also complete a larger scale abstract artwork.

Instructor: Jaime M. Chason has taught Visual Art for four years at the high school level and K-12 at Satchel Ford Elementary and Spring Valley High Schools.  She specializes in mixed media, printmaking, ceramics and digital photography. Jaime is also a counselor with Girls Rock Columbia.

Please Note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required.  If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund.

 

 

Session 5 – The Wild & Colorful World of Marbling II

July 10 – 14, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 13 – 17

Limited to 10 participants

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

Jamie Chason 1

Students will discover a number of marbling techniques from Suminagashi to chalk pastel marbling. By exploring color, imaginary creatures and organic shapes, students will become immersed in a creative and engaging environment full of whimsy and delight.  Each day, students will learn a new technique and produce small artworks. They will also complete a larger scale abstract artwork.

Instructor: Jaime M. Chason has taught Visual Art for four years at the high school level and K-12 at Satchel Ford Elementary and Spring Valley High Schools.  She specializes in mixed media, printmaking, ceramics and digital photography. Jaime is also a counselor with Girls Rock Columbia. 

Please Note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required.  If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund.

 

 

Session 6 – Transforming Plastic into Wearable Art

July 17 – 21, 2017
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 9-15

Limited to 10 participants

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

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Students will create wearable art from random small plastic objects. The instructor will encourage students to think about jewelry in new ways and to experiment with unlikely and unexpected materials that can be used to create unique wearable art.   Students should collect old plastic toys, bottle caps and other small plastic parts found on household items and bring them to the workshop. Students will transform these objects through a creative adventure in making brooches and other wearable art. 

Instructor: Tabitha Ott received an MFA in Jewelry/Metals from Kent State University and her BFA in sculpture from Winthrop University. She is an instructor at Claflin University in Orangeburg and a jewelry designer who creates wearable art from a variety of materials including found objects, metal, and plastic.

Please Note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required.  If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund.

 

 

Session 7Making Faces: The Art of Mask Making

July 24 – 28, 2017
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 9-15

Limited to 10 participants

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

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Students will examine masks of various cultures and of different functions to use as references in creating their own one-of-a-kind masks.  Students are encouraged to come with ideas, images, and/or sketches to help get started with their mask design.  Traditional clay hand-building techniques such as slab, coil construction and pinching will be used to create masks.  Students will add details using yarn, raffia, beads, glass, and other materials. 

Instructor: Sonia Neale received a BFA in Sculpture/Ceramics from Winthrop University in 1998.  She has taught art in all media for 20 years. Currently, she teaches home schooled children of all ages at Excelsior Academy as well as children’s’ classes for the City of Columbia.  Sonia is an active member of the Midlands Clay Arts Society.           

 

Please Note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required.  If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund.

 

Session 8 – Swirling Skies, Abstracted Figures and Fantastic Felines

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ages 6-10

Limited to 10 participants

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

Sonia Neal

Well-known artworks by modern masters and contemporary artists will be used to inspire students to create and/or expand their visual vocabulary. Students will study well-known works of art and will be introduced to principles of design and elements of art. Students will be challenged to create work that embodies movement, texture, pattern. Students will create their own original designs mixing different media, styles, elements and principles.

Instructor: Sonia Neale received a BFA in Sculpture/Ceramics from Winthrop University in 1998.  She has taught art in all media for 20 years. Currently, she teaches home schooled children of all ages at Excelsior Academy as well as children’s’ classes for the City of Columbia.  Sonia is an active member of the Midlands Clay Arts Society.           

Please Note: A minimum enrollment of three students is required.  If the minimum is not reached, the session will be cancelled. Registrants may elect to select another session or receive a refund.

 

Don’t forget about the Young Artists Festival Saturday, August 12th, 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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