FALL SEMESTER 2020

Teen Classes and Workshops

Teen Classes

3575 Anime/Manga & Comic Drawing (ages 11–16)
Instructor: Doug Baron
Mondays, 6–8 PM
Create characters! Explore comic-book and Japanese/Chinese-style drawing, from dynamic perspectives to classic anime/manga facial features.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $22

3664 Just Drawing (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Tuesdays, 4–6 PM
Build up your confidence in your drawing skills! Learn how to take what you see in the 3D world and successfully translate it to a 2D paper surface. Whether you are an experienced artist preparing to create a portfolio or are new to the art world, students will receive individual attention appropriate to their level.
10 sessions: 9/22–11/24
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320

 3659 NEW! Teen Sculpture (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Katie Truk
Tuesdays, 6–8 PM
Sometimes you just need to unplug and get your hands dirty. There is no greater satisfaction than conquering gravity and creating three dimensionally, so kick your teen off the computer so they can fuel their creativity with ceramic handbuilding, papier mâché over armatures, plaster forms, and fiber art. Be amazed by all the ways you can make sculptures in this class.
10 sessions: 9/22–11/24
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $42

3665 NEW! Exploring Digital Art (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
Digital art has never been more accessible than it is today. Explore digital painting and drawing techniques that will allow you to express yourself with the freedom only digital media provides; no clean up needed! Learn how to use various tools in Photoshop and other programs, using Wacom tablets and Mac computers to create full-color landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and more. Tablets and computers provided for use during class time.
10 sessions: 9/22–11/24
Tuition: member $340, non-member $370
Materials fee: $22

3698 The Art of Graffiti (ages 12–16)
Instructor: Traci Zaretzka
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
Make art with your mark! Create your 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, you will draw a background setting and arrange your graffiti into an aesthetically pleasing composition. Finally, you will build your own 3D graffiti wall and tag it! Fine art concepts such as composition, perspective, color theory, and sculpting methods will all be taught alongside graffiti techniques. Some materials provided.
5 sessions: 10/20–11/17
Tuition: member $155, non-member $165
Materials fee: $17

3627 Creative Ceramics for Teens (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
Learn the fundamentals of handbuilding, wheel throwing, and sculpting in a relaxed atmosphere. Gain confidence in your sculpture and throwing skills!
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $47

3682 NEW! Jewelry Design & Metalworking for Teens (12–17)
Instructor: Sarah Maxwell
Wednesdays, 4–6 PM
This exciting class will introduce teens to jewelry making techniques in two categories: beading and wire working. Students will learn how to create beads from various materials such as paper, clay, and polymer clay. Students will also explore how to manipulate wire into jewelry by using wrapping, weaving, and bending techniques. Please bring a notebook, pencil, and eraser. An introductory tool kit is provided.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $47

3647 Insta-Folio: Portfolio in a Pinch (ages 12–17)
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Wednesdays, 4–6 PM
This is the perfect class for students looking to create a strong portfolio for either a college or academic program. Each week students will create a work of art in a variety of media such as charcoal, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and even sculpture. By the end of the semester students will have 7–10 pieces that they can use toward their portfolio, along with the knowledge of how to photograph and present their work in a cohesive way.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $42

3650 Drawing & Painting (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Thursdays, 6–8 PM
With an emphasis on artistic individuality, your teen will build a solid drawing and painting foundation through demonstrations and experimentations. Students will develop their own styles, and, at the same time, learn fundamentals of drawing and painting by exploring color and shadow to create still lifes, portraits, and more. Students will have the opportunity to work from a clothed model.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $37

3607 Introduction to Drawing from the Model (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Saturdays, 12–2 PM
This class is an introduction to figure drawing for teens and is recommended for students considering art school, or who have an interest in learning to render the human form. Learn the fundamental principles of life including: skeletal and soft tissue anatomy, simplifying and blocking in forms, improving observation, and rendering skills. Students will draw from clothed models.
10 sessions: 9/26–12/5 (no class on 11/28)
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $67

 3670 Introduction to Oil Painting (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Saturdays, 12–2 PM
Oil paints have been a classic medium for centuries because of their luminosity and ease of use. Learn the foundational skills of painting in oils in this introductory course. We will cover the basics, including blocking in a composition, color mixing, value studies, and proper handling of materials. Students should wear clothes that can get messy.
10 sessions: 9/26–12/5 (no class on 11/28)
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320

3653 Drawing & Painting: The Next Steps (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Saturdays, 2–4 PM
Advance your drawing and painting techniques using graphite, charcoal, and oil paint. Students will work on still lifes, drawing from a model, perspective, color, and composition. They will then organize a group of work into a cohesive collection and develop a portfolio for future college use. Some materials are provided.
10 sessions: 9/26–12/5 (no class on 11/28)
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320
Materials fee: $57

3606 Character Design (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Saturdays, 2:30–4:30 PM
Create character design for comics, video games, animation, and more. In this drawing-heavy course, students will get into gesture, structure, perspective, and foreshortening. We will also discuss how best to express your character’s unique traits to make them believable to your audience. Upon completing this course, students will have a character turnaround, expression sheet, action sheet, and (time permitting) storyboard or comic sequence.
10 sessions: 9/26–12/5 (no class on 11/28)
Tuition: member $290, non-member $320

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