Art for Teens


June Studio Sessions

Ages: 16 and up or permission from instructor
Fee/non-member: 1 workshop: $35; 2 workshops: $68; 3 workshops: $99; 4 workshops: $128; 5 workshops: $150
Fee/member: 1 workshop: $32; 2 workshops: $60; 3 workshops: $87; 4 workshops: $113; 5 workshops: $135
All materials included in fee.
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 102, 649 Chestnut Street  
Instructor: Sarah Cole

Studio Session A: Drawing, Still Life Composition

Dates & Time: Thursday, June 1, 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Studio Session A introduces students to the basic concepts of drawing, such as perception of space, line, and dark and light values. This workshop is for participants who are interested in learning techniques, ideas, and theory, but may have little to no experience with graphite pencils and charcoal. 

Studio Session B: Painting, The Basics of Acrylic and Watercolor Paint
Dates & Time: Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Session B introduces students to the basics of mixing, blending, and applying acrylic or watercolor paint using provided images that range from landscapes to abstracts. This workshop is for participants who are interested in learning techniques such as different brushstrokes and paint layering. Students will learn about color theory and basic painter’s tools. 

Studio Session C: Painting, The Basics of Oil Paint
Dates & Time: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Session C will introduce students to the basics of mixing, blending, and applying oil paint using a still life composition created by students and instructor. This workshop is for participants who are interested in learning techniques such as different brushstrokes and paint layering. Students will learn about color theory and basic painter’s tools. 

Studio Session D: Miniature Art, Artist Trading Cards
Dates & Time: Tuesday, June 13, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Session D introduces students to the tradition of Artist Trading Cards (ATC), miniature works of art small enough to fit inside standard baseball-card collector sleeves. There are certain conventions usually observed by those who make and trade these cards, such as the expectation that they are traded, not sold, and that they are created as unique works or small limited editions of prints. Artists generally sign and date the back, and may also include title and contact information. Participants may choose to draw, paint or use collage or combine these techniques to create the ATCs. Materials are supplied, however, participants may bring their own images, paper, or other flat media. 

After class, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., the CSA is hosting an Artist Trading Cards session, free of charge. Artists from the community will be invited to drop by with their cards to trade with other artists. It’s a great way to mingle with like-minded people and start your own collection! 

Studio Session E: Open 2-D Studio, Community Critique
Dates & Time: Thursday, June 15, 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Studio Session E will serve as an open studio, where all artists, novice to professional, are welcome to create a unique piece of art using 2-D and selected 3-D materials. Students will be challenged to create a finished piece of work(s) within a 2-hour time span. The instructor will be available to assist and serve as mediator in a critique held at the end of the class. Participants are also encouraged to bring work completed outside of class for the critique.