New and continuing students are welcome in this two week class exploring all aspects of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. We will work on basic forms and continue with complexity as each student progresses. Come and get your hands muddy in this relaxed, noncompetitive environment. And remember: wear sneakers-- no flip flops, sandals or Crocs. Expect to have fun and get dirty!
In this dynamic workshop, teens will make their own videos and use it to tell a story of their choosing. Scott and his team of instructors will provide all of the equipment and guide participants through scriptwriting, storyboarding, directing, shooting, scoring and editing their video. Content is adjusted to accommodate students with varying levels of filmmaking experience.
In this class we will put an experimental spin on traditional quilt making. First we’ll learn the basic skills of machine and hand piecing, pressing, sandwiching and using the “stitch in the ditch” technique for attaching all of the layers together. Then using geometric fabric shapes and mixed media materials, we’ll produce a small series of decorative quilts to hang on the wall. Students are encouraged to bring in recyclable textiles from home to use in their art quilts. Express yourself in a modern way with this traditional medium!
Do you already have an eye ans passion for photography but want to develop the style and technical skills needed to be the next Ansell Adams or Annie Leibovitz? In this fast-paced photography class you will participate in shooting assignments that will sharpen your skills and refine your style. Always wanted to see how the pros work? During this workshop you will be introduced to local professional photographers in a variety of fields and look at work of many world-renowned photographers. Walk away from the class with a strong digital and printed portfolio. Students must provide their own basic point-and-shoot camera and are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own laptop computer.
Wheel Throwing for Teens #2 (Two Weeks / no class on Fri. July 4th)
June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
July 3, 2014
Frankel Clay Studio
Instructor: Vicky Smith
New and continuing students are welcome in this two week class exploring all aspects of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. We will work on basic forms and continue with complexity as each student progresses. Come and get your hands muddy in this relaxed and noncompetitive environment. And remember: wear sneakers-- no flip flops, sandals or Crocs. Expect to have fun and get dirty!
This class will focus on developing the skills to create longer comic stories, such as comic books or graphic novels. We will explore sound, time and motion in printed comics, character design, dynamic cartooning, storytelling, and take a look at the history of cartooning. Students will have the option of giving a live reading at the end of the session.
This is an opportunity for students who have previous experience with glass fusing and other forms of glass art to work on self-directed projects with the guidance of an instructor. Learn more about techniques, materials and design, gaining inspiration from others while you take your glass art to the next level. Individual projects might include glass painting, jewelry, mosaics, assemblage, or larger collaborative works.
See how far your imagination can go as you reinvent traditional tableware. We’ll use hand-building techniques to make cake stands, bowls, and plates with a creative twist, using our own ideas for shaping and embellishing them. Make plates for cakes, bowls for trolls, dishes for fishes, or anything you desire, creating amusing food containers to use at home.
Take your drawing and painting skills to a new level this summer. We’ll look at a wide variety of 2-dimensional artwork from throughout history, then try our hand at a several styles and mediums. Drawing and painting from life, abstract techniques and concept development will all be covered, and students will have the opportunity to work with charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic and more!
In this class we’ll look at the history of Botanical Illustration and its continuing role as an art form and as scientific documentation. We’ll dissect plants, identify the parts and explore the use of different mediums, such as colored pencil, watercolor and pen. Capture the essence of a plant in your own sketches and finished plant portraits.
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.