Teen Art | Grades 7 - 12

Members: $12
Non-Members: $16
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June 10 — August 06
10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

June 10 & 11: Artistic Sculptures Inspired by Steve Bormes

            Students will create a metal/plastic sculpture using found objects. Class will begin in the Monte Pearson Gallery to view artist, Steve Bormes’ sculptures and then move down to the Youth Studio. The instructor will demonstrate techniques students can use to create found object materials, connect items, and will assist as students create and hot gluing their pieces together as they create a 3-D hanging sculpture. A corded plug in light kit will be included and incorporated with each sculpture to create a beautiful glow from the inside of the artwork! Sculptures will be ready to take home at the end of class.


June 17 & 18: Drawing in Reverse with Scratchboard

            Students will use a variety of line work to create a drawing in reverse with Scratch-Art Scratchboard. Use a scratch knife, brush, and other drawing tools as well as instructor techniques to produce sophisticated textures and effects on pre-inked, china clay coated scratchboard.  Students will also learn how to create their own scratch art paper in this two-day workshop!


June 24 & 25: Clay Sculptures

            Participants will explore the work of PLAC exhibiting ceramic artist, John Larson and his colorful clay sculptures. Students will use that inspiration to create a line work clay sculpture in this two-day workshop. Instructor will guide participants through the clay sculpting process including slab rolling, coiling, “score and slip” clay attachments, and designing their clay sculpture. Participants will use forms to support their piece while sculpting and on the second day after construction of the work is complete students will use Underglaze paint to color their sculptures! Clay pieces will stay at the PLAC for the drying and firing process and participants will be called to pick up their pieces approx. 2 weeks after class.


July 8 & 9: Artistic Clay Cups

            Create a hand built clay cup in this two-day workshop that you can use, gift, or decorate with after completion! You will learn to use the slab roller, “score and slip” method to attach clay, and coiling to build your clay cup. After the cup is constructed students will apply an underglaze coating to the entire cup and then hand etch onto the glazing to create imagery or design!  Clay pieces will stay at the PLAC for the drying and firing process and participants will be called to pick up their pieces approx. 2 weeks after class.


July 15 & 16: Composition & Flat-Lay Photography

            Create compositional and flat-lay photographs of hand drawn artwork with mixed media and found materials in this two-day workshop. Students can portray a theme or story of their choosing in their drawings they will create on paper and then add found objects on top and photograph with IPad to create digital artwork. Students will learn to use an IPad with photography stands, lighting, and editing on an IPad to create a clear image of their composition.

The images will then be uploaded to Pixieset after the class by instructor for a digital album that is available for download by the student or family after the class. A link will be given or sent to each participant’s parent with a link to the digital album. Please allow 48 hours after the class ends for the link to be sent, students will be able to take home their drawn images for framing after class ends. Students will view the PLAC exhibit, Spoonfuls of Inspiration, by artist Brent Herrig for inspiration for the project.


July 29 & 30: Exploring Monoprint Printmaking

            Teens will explore the methods of mono-prints, a type of printmaking process, and also collage and layering mono-prints in this two-day workshop. A large scale print will be created by using Gelli Plates and plexi-glass to make one time printed images, ink, and print them on paper. Students will get the chance to create their own unique stencils, cut, and collage all prints made onto one large 11 x 14 poster size paper that will be ready to take home for framing at the end this two-day workshop!


August 5 & 6: Plein Air Painting on Printed Papers

            Students will collage al background on canvas from painted, drawn, scrapbook, and recycled papers to use for their Plein Air landscape paintings. After student’s collage backgrounds, the instructor will demonstrate the plein air painting process (painting out in the open- outside!) and students will then bring their canvas, easel, and paints outdoors (or view out a window weather pending!) to paint over the collaged layers to create a beautiful multi-layered landscape artwork!