Summer Arts for Teens

CHELTENHAM CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUMMER ARTS FOR TEENS are specially designed for teens ages 13-16, who enjoy activities in the visual arts. Our programs give teens the chance to develop creative skills for self-expression by focusing on a single subject at a time. We encourage teens to explore the many ways to solve problems and think outside the box. A carefully planned program provides teens with a varied schedule that maintains a high level of interest and fun.

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2018 Summer Arts for Teens Programs:
Landscape Intensive:
  • Teacher: Stephen Kennedy
  • Date: July 16-20
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm 
  • Tuition: $215 (Members: $205) 

This course is designed for the student interested in landscape painting. Students will focus on the basics of landscape painting with an emphasis on composition, shapes, and color and will work both on-site and in the studio. This course is designed for all levels from beginner to advanced. Materials list will be sent upon enrollment.

Clay Days! Creating Movement Through Textured Form:
  • Teacher: Danielle Catté
  • Date: July 16-27
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • Tuition: $325 (Members: 310

This workshop will explore both functional and sculptural works by throwing on the potter's wheel, slab building, and coil building. We will take a closer look into form, texture, underglaze painting, slips and stains, glazes and cold finish surface treatments. All techniques will be demonstrated. Students are encouraged to explore personal concepts. Follow-through direction will be provided to each student on a one-on-one basis. Previous clay experience is not required.

Animal/Pet Portraits:
  • Teacher: Jeanine Leclaire
  • Date: July 23-27
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • Tuition: $160 (Members: $150)

Instructor Jeanine Leclaire will provide materials and instruction for students to create two animal portraits! The first will be a collage which will provide knowledge of skills on which the students will build for the second portrait- an acrylic painting. For the first portrait, the students will choose from a variety of animal photographs provided. For the second portrait, the students may bring in a 5x7" photograph of their pet, an animal that is not their pet, or choose from the available photographs of animals provided. The skills learned in this class will include (but are not limited to): how to use value, how to choose good compositions, how to paint fur, and how to use transfer methods to start painting faster. Materials will be provided for a fee of $50 per student, paid directly to the instructor. Students will receive: four paint brushes, a 5x7" painting surface, high-quality professional paints, tools to transfer images, and more! 

Drawing to See:
  • Teacher: Alaina Bailey
  • Date: June 25-29; or July 23-27
  • Time: 9:30-12:30pm
  • Tuition: $160 (Members: $150)

In order to draw well, students need to learn to "see" - edges, relationships, light and shadow, negative spaces and shapes. These skills will be honed through warm-up rituals and observation drawing. Gesture drawing will be practiced to see hollistically and draw expressively. Critical thinking and generating creative ideas will be developed in group discussions and indidivual collections. Students will experiment with assorted drawing media and tools including: graphite, conte, charcoal, ink, pens and brushes. Materials list will be sent upon enrollment.


PRINT FEST 2018!
This summer we are celebrating all things printmaking with teaching artist, Nicole Patrice Dul! Printmaking is a centuries-old art form used all over the world. Multiple techniques can produce exciting artwork with new innovations and applications happening to this day. Pick one class, or take them all! We welcome you to our print studio this summer!

Scratching the Surface: Drypoint Printmaking
  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Date: June 25-29
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • Tuition: $160 (Members: $150)

Love to draw? This class may be for you! Drypoint is a form of intaglio printmaking, which does not use any acid. You will use drypoint tools to directly incise plexi and copper plates and learn several approaches to this method. Line drypoint, tonal techniques, scraping, and burnishing will be covered. When inked and wiped, drypoint plates produce rich, velvet-toned prints. You will be introduced to the use of various inking practices including: mixing color, transparency, surface roll, a la poupée, and chine collé. You will complete two editions of prints pulled from a press. No prior printmaking experience necessary.

Garden Printmaking:
  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Date: July 2-6 (Excludes July 4th) 
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • Tuition: $130 (Members: $120)

Love nature? Excited about art? Learn low-tech, non-toxic printmaking techniques while exploring nature. Gather objects in nature and, through the use of a wide variety of techniques, transfer the exquisite qualities of those objects into amazing layered artworks. Make monotypes, collagraphs, and rubbings. Use sun printing and organic object pressing to create incredible, unique artwork. 

Worldly Impressions: Mexican Printmaking:
  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Date: July 9-13
  • Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tuition: $160 (Members: $150)

Celebrate the culture of Mexico through its extensive printmaking tradition. From artists like José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro, Siqueiros, Alfredo Zalce, José Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo to Artemio Rodriguez, Mexico has had a distinguished history of important printmakers. You will learn about the rich history of Mexican printed arts from past to present and make amazing drypoint and linocut images of your own. Explore the unique processes of Mexican printmakers inspired by the country's politics, economics, and identity while learning to create relief prints by hand and intaglio prints on an etching press. Use indigenous patterns and ornamentation to inspire your stunning impressions of Mexico. 

Gig Art: Music in Screenprinting:
  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Date: July 9-13
  • Time: 1:30-4:30pm
  • Tuition: $160 (Members: $150)

Discover the tradition of graphic artwork in music past and present. You will create your own t-shirts, posters and stickers promoting your favorite musicians. Students will explore the art of silkscreen as it pertains to albums and all types of gig art. Explore screenprinting's use in the music culture and learn how to silkscreen!

Experimental Printmaking:
  • Teacher: Nicole Patrice Dul
  • Date: July 16-20 
  • Time: 1:30-4:30pm
  • Tuition: $160 (Members: $150)

Push boundaries and set your art apart with new printmaking skills. In this intensive introduction to printmaking techinques, you will explore linocut, drypoint, monotype, polyester plate litho and collagraph print processes. You will also experiment with combining processes and mixing media to make unique, multiple-color prints. You will learn to utilize printmaking methods in ways that are relevant to your own ideas. Work intuitively or from prior drawings or image references.  

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