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Winter Break Workshops for Kids, Tweens, and Adults

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

New Student Nights – Fall 2019

Have you thought about taking a class at the Art Center? Try our New Student Nights! Sample one of our upcoming mini-session classes and experience the Art Center for yourself! See our studios, meet our instructors, and make art! These nights are only for students who have not taken a class at the Art Center during the last two years.

New Student Nights for Adults

New Student Nights—Photo Restoration
Tuesday, 10/1, 6–8 PM
Instructor: Bill Blanchard
Are you ready to empty those shoe boxes full of damaged family heirloom photographs? Learn how to restore damaged old photos, slides, and film negatives in this free session for new students. Those looking to continue can register for the full mini-session course, Photo Restoration, and continue their education in areas including: archival handling, cleaning, and storing of old photographs, slides and film negatives; how to make high quality scans of photographs, slides, and film negatives; using Photoshop to make repairs; and how to colorize black & white images.

Photo Rest

New Student Nights—Digital Drawing & Painting
Wednesday, 10/2, 6–8 PM
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Learn the inner workings of drawing and painting digitally with the Procreate app on an iPad. Through demonstration and hands-on practice students will be introduced to such topics as perspective, shading, blending, layers, and more. Students wishing to build on the lessons learned in this free session can register for the full mini-session course, Digital Drawing & Painting with Andrea Gianchiglia, and learn how to use the app to create traditional works of art using a non-traditional medium.

Dig Drawing

New Student Nights—Fabric Art
Thursday, 10/3, 6–8 PM
Instructor: Traci Zaretzka
Want to work with fabric, but don’t want to sew? Fabric can be used for much more than just sewing! New students at this free session will be introduced to methods of creating a fabric collage. Students looking to continue their instruction can register for the full mini-session course, Fabric Art with Traci Zaretzka, and learn about quilts, landscapes, and still lifes, as well as basic art principles such as composition and pattern, and even art history.

Fabric Art

New Student Night for Teens

New Student Night—The Art of Graffiti (ages 12-16)
Tuesday, 10/1, 6–8 PM
Instructor: Traci Zaretzka
Make art with your mark! Students will be introduced to fine art concepts such as composition, perspective, color theory, and sculpting which will all be taught alongside graffiti techniques. In this mini-session, students will create their own tag using soft and sharp shapes, wild style, or Gothic font, learn how to create 3D-letters using perspective, and make connected letters that flow. Next, they will draw a background setting and arrange their graffiti into an aesthetically pleasing composition. Finally, they will build their own 3D graffiti wall and tag it! Students wishing to build on the lessons learned in this free session can register for the full course, The Art of Graffiti.

Special End-Of-Summer Hours

The Art Center will have special hours through the beginning of September, as we approach the start of the fall semester.

We will be closed the following days:
Sunday, August 25
Saturday, August 31
Sunday, September 1
Monday, September 2
Saturday, September 7
Sunday, September 8
Saturday, September 14
Sunday, September 15

Online registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to register now for the fall semester.