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Winter Break at the Studio School

Looking for a fun, creative way to spend your winter break? The Art Center’s Studio School has you covered. Check below for a complete list of all of our offerings, for adults, teens, and kids. Sign-up today for a super-condensed mini-session and get a month’s worth of classes in just a week!

 

ADULT CERAMICS INTENSIVE: DECEMBER 18 – 22, 2017
Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Monday, December 18 – Friday, December 22
10:00am – 1:00pm
Don’t let those throwing skills get rusty!!! Come enjoy five days of throwing and open studio time during our long winter break! We’ll explore mug making, wet altering, and surface design! Open studio time will be available for registered students from 1 pm – 6 pm on class days (regular open studio fees will apply).
Member: $180 members Non-Member: $210
Glazing/firing fee: $30.00

Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Monday, December 18 – Friday, December 22
6:30 – 9:30pm
Don’t let those throwing skills get rusty!!! Come enjoy five days of throwing and open studio time during our long winter break! We’ll explore mug making, wet altering, and surface design! Open studio time will be available for registered students from 1 pm – 6 pm on class days (regular open studio fees will apply).
Member: $180 members Non-Member: $210
Glazing/firing fee: $30.00

YOUTH WINTER BREAK INTENSIVES: DEC 26 – 29, 2017
Creative Kids Art Sampler (ages 6-9)
Instructor: Allison Gildea
Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29
10 – 11:30am
Jumpstart your creativity and imagination! Your budding artist will learn fundamentals skills of artmaking in a variety of media, both in 2-D and 3-D. All materials included. Please bring a smock or wear play clothes.
Member: $70, Non-Member: $100
Materials Fee: $15

Creative Kids Art Sampler (ages 6-9)
Instructor: Allison Gildea
Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29
12 – 1:30pm
Jumpstart your creativity and imagination! Your budding artist will learn fundamentals skills of artmaking in a variety of media, both in 2-D and 3-D. All materials included. Please bring a smock or wear play clothes.
Member: $70, Non-Member: $100
Materials Fee: $15

The All-Drawing Art Intensive (ages 9-12)
Instructor: Melanie Cohn
Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29
10 – 11:30am
Based on the famous book “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” this class will teach you drawing in fun and creative ways. Learn about perspective, negative space, proportion, and more while tapping into your natural creativity. All materials included. Please bring a smock or wear play clothes.
Member: $70, Non-Member: $100
Materials Fee: $15

Get Your Art On! (ages 9-12)
Instructor: Rebecca Roman
Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29
12 – 1:30pm
Get your art on in this special four-day class! Students will explore a variety of media, both in 2-D and 3-D, and learn fundamentals skills of artmaking. All materials included. Please bring a smock or wear play clothes.
Member: $70, Non-Member: $100
Materials Fee: $15

Teen Digital Photography (ages 13-17)
Instructor: Samantha Matthews
Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29
3 – 5pm
Take advantage of this special four-day intensive to learn about DSLR camera systems and practice composition and expressing ideas. Study basic camera operation such as shutter, aperture, focal length, white balance, and metering and how to make basic adjustments using Adobe Photoshop® and create beautiful imagery. Bring a digital camera and its manual, and a tripod if possible.
Member: $95, Non-Member: $125
Lab Fee: $20

ADULT WINTER BREAK INTENSIVES: JAN 2 – 5, 2018
Classes
Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5
10:00am – 1:00pm
Don’t let those throwing skills get rusty!!! Come enjoy four days of throwing and open studio time during our long winter break! We’ll explore mug making, wet altering, and surface design! Open studio time will be available for registered students from 1 pm – 6 pm on class days (regular open studio fees will apply).
Member: $145 Non-Member: $175
Glazing/firing fee: $25.00

Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5
6:30 – 9:30pm
Don’t let those throwing skills get rusty!!! Come enjoy four days of throwing and open studio time during our long winter break! We’ll explore mug making, wet altering, and surface design! Open studio time will be available for registered students from 1 pm – 6 pm on class days (regular open studio fees will apply).
Member: $145 Non-Member: $175
Glazing/firing fee: $25.00

Abstract Painting Intensive
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5
9:30am – 12pm
A painting doesn’t need to be realistic to be outstanding. Take advantage of this special four-day intensive and discover your voice as a painter as you explore non-representational painting techniques to express your visual ideas. Abstract painting is no different than painting from life. You will learn the structure of making images including format, composition, rhythm, color, surface, and texture. A wide variety of painting styles and approaches will be addressed.
Member: $125, Non-Member: $155

Expressive Figure Drawing & Painting with Line and Wash
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5
9:30am – 12pm
Experiment with water-soluble graphite (similar to watercolor painting) in this special four-day intensive. Students will work from a live model using line and wash to represent the figure. Gain confidence by learning to see form more simply through a painterly expression. Demonstrations will be given along with various life drawing techniques. Artists will improve their skills of observation to create fun and expressive works of art. This class will cover a variety of poses from gestures and beyond. Water soluble graphite will be supplied. Please refer to materials list for other supplies to bring.
Member: $125, Non-Member: $155
Model Fee: $25 Materials Fee: $10

Figure Drawing Intensive
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5
12:30 – 3pm
Take advantage of this opportunity to dig into four consecutive days of figure drawing to build your confidence and skill in expressing the figure. We will cover the fundamentals of representing the human form such as anatomical information, blocking in, linear and tonal applications, and learning to “see” more simply. This class will cover a variety of poses from gestures and beyond but will progress into long poses.
Member: $125, Non-Member: $155
Model Fee: $25

Drawing from Photographs
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5
7 – 9:30pm
This class will guide students to create a high quality drawing from a photographic reference. Learn about the pros and cons of working from photographs, as well as how to build a reference image to work from with common photo manipulation software. Students will then begin to draw the image using versatile techniques that carry over into creating artwork from life. While no experience is required for this class, more seasoned artists are welcome to join and will benefit from the lessons.
Member: $125, Non-Member: $155

Workshops
Painting Boot Camp
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Explore the world of painting! You will explore painting techniques and composition through exercises focusing on color theory, perspective, texture, and more. All levels, painting media, and styles welcome. Bring any color media and supplies you prefer to work with.
Tuesday, January 2, 10am – 2pm
Workshop Tuition: $85

Color Theory Intensive
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
This workshop will allow students to understand how color works by isolating warm and cool colors and understanding the principle of complementary colors. Learn how to mix the exact color you want, even with a limited palette. Open to all levels. Materials provided.
Wednesday, January 3, 10am – 2pm
Workshop Tuition: $85; Materials Fee: $15

Animal Portrait Intensive
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Come and learn how to capture the essence of your favorite furry friend. Demonstrations about the structure, texture, and anatomy of animals will be given. The workshop will look at how to start a drawing loosely with gestures in charcoal and graphite, and then complete the image with more structured techniques. Students will be able to work in any medium they desire and will receive individual attention. Bring any color media and supplies you prefer to work with.
Thursday, January 4, 10am – 2pm
Workshop Tuition: $85

Monoprint Intensive Workshops
Instructor: Deborah Livingston
Monoprinting is a unique process that combines painting and printmaking techniques. Learn the basic techniques to create these one-of-a-kind, painterly prints! Methods include rolling and directly painting color onto a plate, use of textures, chine collé, drypoint, multiple layered prints, and more. All levels are welcome! Students may sign up for multiple sessions. Open studio time will also be available between afternoon and evening sessions for experienced students who wish to have more time to work (regular open studio fees will apply).
Wednesday, January 3, 1 – 4:30pm
Workshop Tuition: $85; Materials Fee: $5
Wednesday, January 3, 6 – 9:30pm
Workshop Tuition: $85; Materials Fee: $5
Thursday, January 4, 1 – 4:30pm
Workshop Tuition: $85; Materials Fee: $5
Thursday, January 4, 6 – 9:30pm
Workshop Tuition: $85; Materials Fee: $5

 

Raku-Fest – Fall 2017

Join us on October 28 & 29, from 9am – 5pm, for some raku-tastic fun!

Now is your chance to learn all about raku, the fascinating firing process, developed in 16th century Japan. Experience the fun of a Raku firing first-hand while learning the process of glazing and the meaning and aesthetics of Raku. October 28, Art Center students are invited to bring their own creations (made from raku clay) for glazing and firing. Are you a total beginner? No problem! Buy pre-made pieces to paint and fire, right before your very eyes. It takes 2 hours to go from glazing to loveliness. Then, on October 29, bring the whole family for more raku fun. In addition to glazing and firing, we’ll be offering face-painting, leaf printing, and silk screening for the kids.

See you there!

Studio School Open House

Sunday, September 10th, the Art Center will feature a free open house event from 11:00am-3:00pm. Both members and the public alike can watch Art Center instructors demonstrate some of the techniques they’ll be teaching during the Studio School’s fall session, which begins on September 17.

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Highlights include:

  • A raku firing demonstration with Peter Syak and Lisette Bedoya
  • A wheel throwing demonstration with Barry Zawacki
  • A stone sculpting demonstration with Michael Wolf
  • Kids’ art projects with Rebecca Roman
  • A silk painting demonstration with Jim Cusmano
  • A precious metal clay demonstration with Jacqueline Kucks
  • A Photoshop demonstration with Peter Lester
  • A quilting demonstration with Sue Erdreich
  • An Artist Introduction with Winter instructor Dean Field
  • A drawing demonstration with Stephen Yavorski
  • A painting demonstration with Philla Barkhorn
  • A basket weaving demonstration with Sandra Kehoe

Summer Wonder Camp

We are so excited to have Summer Wonder Camp starting soon!

Families signing up by June 15 will receive a $40 off gift certificate to use on any future class or workshop!

Kids Art Camp is for kids 5-12

Kids are grouped by age (we can also put friends together; just ask). Camp starts Monday, June 26, and you can sign up for one week or more all summer through the last week in August. Each week will have a different theme and projects, and kids will do all sorts of art from building sculptures, printing t-shirt designs, making puppets, creating toys –not to mention painting, drawing sculpting and more. Early drop-off is available.
Camp Tuition:$400 per week.*

Teen Art Camp, 13-16

Teens also have a camp, following the same schedule with the projects geared more toward teens and including digital media and ceramics. Early drop-off is available.
Camp Tuition:$400 per week.*

*Week of June 26 only, sign up for single days if you prefer at $95 a day. The week of August 28-31 is 4 days and tuition is $340.

Portfolio Development Intensive

College-bound kids interested in applying to art or design school? Check out our Portfolio Development Intensive classes!

Registration

You can register online (see links above), over the phone 908-273-9121, or in person at the Art Center, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions!

Raku•Fest This Weekend

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June 3 & 4, 9-5pm

Led by our inimitable Peter Syak and assisted by Lisette Bedoya, we will have a full-blown Raku firing weekend! Beginners are welcome! Now is your chance to learn the fascinating firing process originally developed in 16th century Japan. Experience the fun of a Raku firing first-hand while learning the process of glazing and the meaning and aesthetics of Raku. Workshop will also cover safety issues and pieces you fire are yours to take home at the end of the workshop.

Drop by the Art Center for RAKU•FEST! We will be firing all day, with snacks provided!

OPTION ONE: ALL ARE WELCOME!

Total beginner? No problem! Buy pre-made pieces to paint and fire, right before your very eyes. It takes 2 hours from glazing to amazing – you can make art in the time most people would take to watch a movie!

  • Small pots: $55
  • Plates: $20
  • Jewelry pieces: $10

OPTION TWO: POTTERS’ SPECIAL (starts at 8am)

Are you a ceramicist? Bring up to 3 pieces of your own small bisqueware and fire them for $20 each! Stay all day and you can learn the process from top to bottom!

Call us today at 908.273.9121 to reserve your space!


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