701 CCA Youth Summer Art Workshops now offering full days!
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – The five sessions of 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s Youth Summer Art Workshops have been announced for 2019 and they are open for registration. Each year, the Youth Summer Art Workshops at 701 CCA provide an opportunity for children ages 6 to 17 to explore a variety of artistic disciplines through hands-on experience, creating work under the guidance of local artists and art instructors. For the first time, and at the request of many parents, these workshops have now been extended from a half day to a full day. Each workshop is Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
A focus of this year’s sessions is to connect with STEAM learning standards, by integrating the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. For example, in the third session, titled ‘Space Walk: Digital Painting,’ students will explore the creative process of mark-making through computer science and technology by using commercial accelerometers in conjunction with an open source microprocessor. At the end of the workshop, they will present an interdisciplinary performance where a digital painting is produced in real-time.
The offerings of the Youth Summer Art Workshops are specifically designed to build skills in creativity and decision making. These multi-disciplinary activities attract students who may not have otherwise participated in an arts-related activity, and encourage them to pursue arts opportunities throughout the next school year.
-Learn more about each Youth Summer Art Workshop below
Session 1 – Mosaic Madness | Ages 13-17
Students will explore the history and contemporary process of mosaics to create unique designs, choose beautiful tesserae and produce their own mosaic piece to take home.
Session 2 – Woodworking & Hand Tool Workshop | Ages 13-17
Students will learn woodworking techniques to produce their own wooden hand-tools and create a Japanese style box, while learning about design, mathematical angles and the structural principles of wood.
Session 3 – Space Walk: Digital Painting | Ages 13-17
Students will explore computer science and technology to build an electronic device that will transmit their movements to produce an interactive picture. At the end of the workshop, they will present an interdisciplinary performance for family and friends where a digital painting is produced in real-time.
Session 4 – Pop, Flip and Create: Paper Mechanics | Ages 6-8
Students will learn the basic principles of making 3-dimensional paper art and creating the optical illusion of motion through the creation of Zoetrope animation, shadow puppets and squash books.
Session 5 – Indian Folk Art | Ages 9-12
Students will explore the history, motifs and techniques of Indian folk art styles such as Madhubani, which uses bright colors and intricate patterns, and Warli, which creates characters using a simple and complex line style.
To register or learn more about each session and instructor,
About 701 Center for Contemporary Art
701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.
701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed-Sat 11–5; Sun 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.