Here at Sunnyside Artworks we are super excited about the new offerings in our Summer Creative Workshops Program. Each workshop is designed to be a unique experience so a child could take multiple workshops and learn different skills while creating original artwork in each one.
Every day we will introduce new concepts and utilized them with a new project or through continued work on longer projects. A project session will include teaching of design principles through mini lecture, demonstration and hands on creating. Hands on will take up the bulk of each session. Observing examples through our environment as well as references to fine art works will be discussed throughout the week. Students will be encouraged to record their observations, thoughts and feelings in a design journal or sketchbook. A final critique with a local artist will take place on Friday afternoon of each week.
Check out our new programs (and a favorite old one) for 2013:
July 8–12: Paper Mache, Wax and Clay – Full day/ages 8 – 13
July 8–12, 15 – 19: Playing with Clay – Half day, two week workshop for advanced students ages 9 – 14.
July 15–19: Drawing & Painting – Full day/advanced students ages 8 – 13
July 15–19: Tissue Mache and Paper Clay – Half day/ages 6 & 7.
July 22–26: The Games We Play – Full day/advanced students ages 8 – 14
August 5-9: Beginner Sewing – Full day/beginners ages 9 – 13
August 12-16: Drape & Make – Full day workshop for students in levels 3 & 4 August 19-23: Cut & Sew – Full day workshop for students in levels 2 & 3
Paper Mache, Wax and Clay, is our most popular workshop. This week is focused on building three dimensional forms. Paper mache, will again highlight the week with a focus on creating small to medium sized vessels. The study of shape will be the focus of our work throughout the week as we experiment with wax, alternate clays, textiles and other sculptural messy projects. This is a full day program. For more information, click on the Paper Mache tab at the right.
Playing with Clay is offered for the first time this summer, by popular request. Participants will work with earthenware clay and will learn hand building techniques to create useful objects as well as sculptural or more artistic pieces depending on each individual artist’s inspiration. All work will be fired in the kiln to finished, glazed pieces. Because this is a lengthy process requiring two 36 hour firing cycles, this class is a two week commitment. This program is open to our advanced students. Check out our detail page at the right for more information.
The Drawing & Painting Intensive is also new this season by request. We will work first to experiment with different types of drawing and painting tools, studying line, shade and shadow. As we practice these techniques, we will gradually begin to concentrate on making our marks into representations of form, focusing on translating three dimensional objects in our vision into two dimensional flat drawings that look three dimensional. Details can be found by clicking on the Drawing & Painting tab.
Tissue Mache & Paper Clay is a half day workshop for students ages 6 & 7. This workshop is designed for younger creative curiosities with projects targeted to satisfy shorter attention spans. The study of foundation skills will be practiced through the use of various mediums including paper clay, paints, beads, yarns, tissue mache (a shortened version of paper mache), beginner soap making and classic tie dying. Prepare them to get creatively messy and have fun!
The Games We Play is a workshop for advanced students aged 8 – 13. This is a new full day workshop for students who have previously participated in one of our programs. Participants will have the opportunity to create and build their own games and game characters through various art mediums including ceramic clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, and woodworking. Please click on the Games We Play tab at the right for more detailed information.
Beginner Sewing: This is an ideal workshop for students who have been unable to attend our afterschool program. Program includes instruction on the safety and use of the sewing machine, cutting and basic sewing skills. Each participant will complete and sample project and 2 – 3 additional projects including their first garment.
Drape & Make: This new workshop will be run like a couturier studio. Skilled students will be invited to create and make their own original designs beginning with the sketch, then draping, patternmaking and finally sewing the finished garments. This program is open to current students only. For more details please click on “Drape & Make” at the right.
Cut & Sew: This new workshop gives current students the opportunity to work in longer sessions, to design and make garments that reinforce their current skills. They will have the opportunity to redesign familiar garments through manipulation of textiles, textures, design details and minor pattern readjustments. Each participant should be able to execute 2-3 new garments. If a student chooses to work on a garment more complicated and advanced than their skills level, they may produce just one fabulous item.
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