SPRING SEMESTER 2021

Teen In-Person Classes

4121 Fabric Design: Print, Resist, & Stitching Techniques (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Mondays, 6–8 PM
Learn how to design your own fabric using a variety of mediums and techniques. Make stamps from foam and cardboard to print repetitive patterns. Draw with mix of hair gel and glue to resist paint for a batik effect. Decorative stitching can be added for embellishment and dimension. Finished pieces can be mounted for hanging or stretched on an embroidery hoop for display. Some materials provided.
10 sessions: 4/5–6/14  (no class on 5/31)
Tuition: member $310, non-member $330
Materials fee: $22

4120 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: 4/5–6/14  (no class on 5/31)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $22

4158 NEW! Altered Books & Art Journaling (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Heidi SanFilippo
Mondays, 6–8 PM
This unique class combines art journaling with the techniques of altering books in which pages are repurposed into works of art. Instructional emphasis will be on both technique and the creative process. Teens will make their own journal with simple bookbinding techniques and will fill its pages both inside and outside of the class. Students will also be encouraged to share their journaling journey. Please bring old or discarded books to class.
5 sessions: 4/5–5/3
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170
Materials fee: $20

4159 NEW! Sculpture: Cardboard Creations (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Heidi SanFilippo
Mondays, 6–8 PM
Explore your creativity by using cardboard to create unique one-of-a-kind sculptures and structures. Students will work with cardboard to form unique sculptures using repurposed cardboard and other found materials. Cardboard will be repurposed into musical instruments, animals and various other structures.
5 sessions: 5/10–6/14 (no class on 5/31)
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170
Materials fee: $20

4106 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: 4/6–6/8
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

4015 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: 4/6–6/8
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $42

4124 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: 4/6–6/8
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $22

4122 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: 4/6–5/4
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170
Materials fee: $17

4108 Insta-Folio: Portfolio in a Pinch (ages 12–17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
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 cohesively photograph and present their work.
10 sessions: 4/7–6/9
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $42

3990 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: 4/7–6/9
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $47

4128 Developing Your Portfolio for Art School (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
This course is for students preparing their portfolios for applying to college art programs. Students will have their current portfolios reviewed and skills assessed in order to evaluate what additional work is needed. Lessons will then be administered to help improve skills and prepare the strongest work possible for their college applications. Students will have the opportunity to work from a clothed model.
10 sessions: 4/7–6/9
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $37

4133 Drawing & Painting (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
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: 4/8–6/10
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $37

4157 Jewelry and Metalworking (ages 14–17)
Instructor: Sarah Maxwell
Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 PM
Learn three foundational jewelry making techniques in this exciting class: polymer clay, wire working, and fabricating from sheet metal. Explore how to utilize polymer clay, manipulate wire, and cut sheet metal into statement jewelry pieces. Group critiques and discussion of possible careers in jewelry will be included. All materials are provided including a basic tool kit that students will get to keep.
10 sessions: 4/8–6/10
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $47

4099 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 drawing, including: skeletal and soft tissue anatomy; simplifying and blocking in forms; and improving observation and rendering skills. Students will draw from clothed models.
10 sessions: 4/10–6/19 (no class on 5/29)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $67

4096 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 foundation 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: 4/10–6/19 (no class on 5/29)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

4117 Drawing & Painting: The Next Steps (ages 13–17)
Instructor: TBD
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: 4/10–6/19 (no class on 5/29)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $57

4118 Character Design (ages 13–17)
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Saturdays, 2:30–4:30 PM
This course is an introduction to the world of character design for comics, video games, animation and more. This class highlights the various subjects needed to learn how to develop exciting characters. Each week students are introduced to a new professional character designer’s work, and a specific project is given to practice techniques and imaginative drawing. Areas of focus will be on gesture drawing, introduction to basic anatomy, portrait sketching and how to do turnarounds when developing a character. Some basic drawing skills are needed to get the most from this class.
10 sessions: 4/10–6/19 (no class on 5/29)

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