Art for Kids


“Mud”-dling With Clay

Ages: 5-8
Dates & Time: June 12 – 16 (Monday through Friday)
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Glazing day: July 21, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Final Art Exhibition: July 31-August 8, with a closing reception on Tuesday, August 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Turman Art Gallery, 649 Chestnut Street. Artwork in the exhibition may be taken home at 6:00 p.m. on August 8, or picked up at the CSA office, August 9 - September 1, 2017,  Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. The office is located in the Fine Arts building, room 232. We regret that we will be unable to store unclaimed artwork after September 1, 2017.
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street
Instructors: Suzanne Finn and Isabella Collins  

Students will learn basic hand-building skills and techniques: pinch pot, coil, and slab. Students will also experience the pottery wheel to gain experience in throwing a pot. Some projects that will be completed during the week are pinch pot monsters, bobble-head animals, "piggy" banks, textured wall pockets, coil vessels/vases, and relief tiles. Students will return after work has been bisque fired to glaze and finish clay pieces. There will be other finishing options to try, too! Returning students are welcome and will be challenged to build upon skills previously learned. Materials are provided.  

Note to ceramics students: Students will be underglazing their work before final firing. Clay must be completely dry before glazing and firing. All ceramics students are invited to come to class on Friday, July 21, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. At this time ceramics work will be dry and ready for glazing. After the glazing session, the work will be fired and then ready to take home.  

My First Art Exhibition!

Ages: 7-11
Dates & Time: June 19 – 23 (Monday through Friday)
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Final Exhibition: June 23, with a closing reception at 2:30 p.m., in the Turman Art Gallery, 649 Chestnut Street, ground floor
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Fee: Non-member/$75, member/$65
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 102, 649 Chestnut Street
Instructors: Korri Martin and Alexus Cooksey  

Students will create at least five different artworks individually, and one collaboratively. Children will exercise their skills in watercolor and acrylic painting, relief and monotype printmaking and still life and figure drawing. Collaboratively, children will design a futuristic cityscape, building their designs using cardboard, recycled plastics, and masking tape. Monday through Thursday, students will work on art projects. On Friday, students will install their work in the Turman Art Gallery for friends and family to view at the closing reception on June 23, at 2:30 p.m.! Students are encouraged to take their artwork home on Friday, after the reception.  

It’s All CLAY-tastic

Ages: 8-12
Dates & Time: June 19-23 (Monday through Friday)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Glazing day: July 21, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Final Art Exhibition: July 31-August 8, with a closing reception on Tuesday, August 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Turman Art Gallery, 649 Chestnut Street. Artwork in the exhibition may be taken home at 6:00 p.m. on August 8, or picked up at the CSA office, August 9 - September 1, 2017, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The office is located in the Fine Arts building, room 232. We regret that we will be unable to store unclaimed artwork after September 1, 2017.
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street
Instructors: Suzanne Finn and Joseph Woerner  

Students will learn hand-building skills and techniques: pinch pot, coil, and slab. The pottery wheel will also be available to use for throwing a pot, bowl, or cup. A trinket box with lid, clay mask, clay whistle, a castle, "piggy" bank, and a bobble-head are just some of the projects children will be completing. Students will return after work has been bisque fired to glaze and finish clay pieces. There will be other finishing options to try, too! Returning students are welcome and will be challenged to build upon skills previously learned. Materials are provided.  

Note to ceramics students: Students will be underglazing their work before final firing. Clay must be completely dry before glazing and firing. All ceramics students are invited to come to class on Friday, July 21, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. At this time ceramics work will be dry and ready for glazing. After the glazing session, the work will be fired and then ready to take home.  

Art School Boot Camp 2D and 3D!
MINI-CAMP

Ages: 5-8
Dates & Time: July 5 – 7 (Wednesday through Friday)
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Final Art Exhibition: July 31-August 8, with a closing reception on Tuesday, August 8, 5:00-6:00 pm in the Turman Art Gallery, 649 Chestnut Street. Artwork in the exhibition may be taken home at 6:00 p.m. on August 8, or picked up at the CSA office, August 9 - September 1, 2017, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The office is located in the Fine Arts building, room 232. We regret that we will be unable to store unclaimed artwork after September 1, 2017.
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 102 (morning session) and Room 119 (afternoon session), 649 Chestnut Street  
Instructors: Sarah Cole, Korri Martin and Eduardo Yanez  

Students must bring a brown bag lunch, snacks and beverages to class every day. In this 3-day mini-camp, students focus on visual art while building a portfolio of ranging media. Students begin their day by painting self-portraits, drawing a still life of a surprise specimen, and constructing landscape studies with flat media. Students will spend the other half of their day engineering a cityscape from scratch, molding plastics into melting clocks, and designing their own stage for miniature story telling. Art School Boot Camp supports students as they create a large portfolio during an accelerated week of art making.