Winter Break Workshops for Kids, Tweens, and Adults

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Winter Break Workshops for Kids & Tweens

Calling all creative kids and tweens: make the most of winter break by getting inspired and making art at the Art Center! These winter-themed art workshops encourage creativity in kids ages 5–8 and tweens ages 9–12 as they explore a variety of artistic techniques.

Winter Workshops for Kids (ages 5-8): Pastel Characters in the Snow
Thursday, 12/26, 10 AM–12 PM
Kids will imagine and draw a character playing outside on a snowy day using drawing techniques, watercolor paints, and oil pastels.

Winter Workshops for Kids (ages 5-8): Winter Wonderland Diorama
Thursday, 12/26, 12:30–2:30 PM
Kids will create their own winter wonderland diorama using painting, collaging, and 3D-sculpture techniques.

Winter Workshops for Tweens (ages 9-12): Winter Zentangles
Thursday, 12/26, 10 AM–12 PM
Tweens will explore line, shape, and pattern in this workshop, while they draw a winter-inspired Zentangle. Color will be added with vibrant liquid inks to make their drawings pop.

Winter Workshops for Kids (ages 5-8): 3D Drawing of Hot Cocoa Mugs
Friday, 12/27, 10 AM–12 PM
Warm up at this workshop, where kids will create a 3D drawing of a hot cocoa mug. Using watercolor paints, oil pastels, and markers, kids will learn how to make their drawings jump off the page and into the third dimension.

Winter Workshops for Kids (ages 5-8): Winter Landscape Paintings
Friday, 12/27, 12:30–2:30 PM
Kids will create a colorful winter landscape painting while learning drawing, painting, and collaging techniques.

Winter Workshops for Tweens (ages 9-12): Snowflake Prints
Friday, 12/27, 10 AM–12 PM
Tweens will create an original 3D-printing plate and use their plate to create an edition of three collagraph prints.

Winter Break Workshops for Adults

Resolve to be more creative in 2020! Join us for one- or two-day workshops that aim to spark inspiration in artists of all skill levels.

Expressive Figure Drawing with Line & Wash
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Experiment with the fascinating new medium, water-soluble graphite. 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 painterly expression. Students will improve their skills of observation to create fun and expressive works of art. Some materials provided.
Thursday & Friday, 1/2 & 1/3, 10 AM–4 PM

Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Don’t let those throwing skills get rusty! We’ll explore mug making, wet altering, and surface design! Open studio time will be available in between sessions for students who wish to continue working (regular open studio fees will apply).
3166 Thursday, 1/2, 10:30 AM–1:30 PM
3167 Thursday, 1/2, 5:30–8:30 PM
3168 Friday, 1/3, 10:30 AM–1:30 PM
3169 Friday, 1/3, 5:30–8:30 PM

Personal Projects: Winter Printing Access
Instructor: Donald Polzo
Continue to further your personal digital projects over the winter break using the digital lab’s state-of-the-art Epson P9000 HDX Supercolor printer. Students will have supervised access to this fine art printer over eight individual sessions (students may register for as many sessions as they like). Printing will be done through Photoshop CC or Lightroom Classic CC. Students will bring their own Epson compatible papers. Prerequisite: iMac computer experience, working knowledge of Photoshop CC and/or Lightroom Classic CC.
3192 Thursday, 1/2, 10 AM–1 PM
3193 Friday, 1/3 10 AM –1 PM

Mixed Water Media on Paper
Instructor: Donna Read
Explore the luminosity of watercolor, the opacity of gouache, and the permanence of acrylic to use to your best advantage. Most watercolorists know the frustration of losing the white areas of the paper and not being able to get them back. Start with watercolor and build on it using gouache and acrylic for an opaque contrast. This allows you to make changes that can’t be made in watercolor, which will free you to be more creative. Take some of those old watercolors that you gave up on, start layering, and create a whole new painting!
Thursday & Friday, 1/2 & 1/3, 10 AM–4 PM

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