Try your hand at felting, sewing and weaving in this class focusing on the art of fiber. Create a wide variety of textile based art and functional pieces, including coiled baskets, hemp and bead bracelets, and decorative wall hangings.
For centuries artists have hand-constructed vessels using wet clay coils and pinching or modelling to form the shapes they desire. Come learn about the history of creating functional ceramic cups and bowls without a pottery wheel, and try your hand at producing your own pinch, slab or coil pots to take home. Create your own unique ceramic pieces that will be both beautiful and functional.
Come explore the exciting possibilities of combining glass art with mixed media materials. Students will have an opportunity to experiment with glass fusing, glass painting and mosaic, incorporating these techniques into a variety of small-scale 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.
Advanced Digital Photography for Teens (Full Day Class)
August 18, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 22, 2014
$458/JCC Member; $548/Guest
Instructors: Amy F. Blomquist
This class is especially designed for teens that feel confident with their camera (basic point-and-shoot digital camera or digital SLR) but who want to acquire more advanced technical skills as well as fundamentals of composition, lighting, editing, and manipulation. We will explore various genres of photography including product, street, documentary, portraiture, fine art, and photojournalism and shoot on-location assignments. A strong emphasis will be placed on individual portfolio development and each student will be encouraged to create a body of work that showcases their own creative vision. Students must provide their own basic digital point-and-shoot camera and are encouraged (but not required) to bring a laptop computer.