Explore the wonderful world of fiber arts with weaving, sewing, string painting and loop construction, using a wide variety of materials. Make a felt bag, decorative wall hanging and more as you learn about the endless possibilities of textile-based art.
Here's your chance to work with a professional designer and illustrator to learn about the basics of commercial art for advertising and product packaging. Come see how color, composition and typography can help attract attention and create brand recognition for a product. Using classic (non-digital) materials for drawing, painting and collage, you'll design your own logos, create slogans and learn to combine text and image to get your product sold!
We will learn about the castles constructed in medieval times and create our own versions in clay. Experiment with adding your own architectural elements while creating fanciful creatures to guard your miniature castle!
Come explore the magical world of fish and other underwater creatures. We’ll take a close look at different types of fish and study their appearance, then sculpt our own aquatic creatures in clay. Use hand building techniques and specialized tools to decorate the surface of your fish, focusing on the detail and patterning of fish scales, fins and tails. Use brightly colored glazes to depict the breathtaking colors of tropical fish if you wish!
Paper is an unexpectedly versatile material. It comes in dozens of variations and the ways it can be used to make beautiful art objects is limitless. Using paper and cardboard we’ll create cards, collages, sculptures and constructions. Weave it, make mosaics, masks, mobiles, books, and even build a decorative kite to fly!
Each day Betsy will create several imagination stations in the classroom selecting from ALL of the materials available. You will be able to explore these stations as you develop your own personal solutions to different visual assignments. Use everything you know about art and materials to create your own unique mixed media projects!
$225/JCC Member; $266/Guest (fee includes 1.5 lbs. bronze, foundry prep and casting fee)
Instructor: Kit Hernandez
Over 5000 years old, the "lost wax" bronze casting process is still prized for its ability to achieve fine detail. This class offers students an introduction to this process, as well as a variety of other sculpting methods and materials. Each student has the opportunity to create an original small sculpture in wax, and then we will have it cast in bronze at a professional foundry. Students will be working with hot wax and a variety of sculpture tools. Tuition includes 1.5 lbs. of bronze, the casting and finish work for one small bronze sculpture. There will be an additional fee for artworks weighing over 1.5 lbs. Families will be notified when artworks are ready for pickup.
In this class we will be inspired by the magical world of insect life. From bees and butterflies to dragonflies and ants, we’ll get ideas from the appearance and behavior of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful bugs. Come learn about clay construction techniques and glazing while creating unique ceramic insects to take home.
Come join us for an introduction to the unique art of fused glass. As students learn about this radiant and colorful medium, they will be introduced to a variety of glass techniques, materials and tools. Learn to make glass jewelry, tiles and more as you create a series of small projects in both abstract and representational styles.
Come join us for an exciting exploration of mixed media art and mix it up before heading back to school. We’ll create 2-D and 3-D art to display, use and wear in this fast paced end-of-summer camp. Each project will combine at least 2 types of art materials, and students will create a series of unique and expressive projects to take home.
Build a beast in the ceramics studio! It might be a dragon, dinosaur, hippogriff or any creature you can dream up. Learn about sculpting techniques, surface decoration, and glazing while creating your own 3-dimensional creature from the world of your imagination. This hand built form will be an adventure in clay that will exceed your wildest expectations!