Program Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Morning session: 9:00am-12:00noon
Afternoon session: 1:00pm-4:00pm
**full day students bring a sack lunch and stay 9:00am-4:00pm
Drawing Inspiration from Music
Teacher: K. Shradley-Horst (ages 6-8, 9-12)
During this class we will make a variety of art, while looking to music as our source of inspiration. Get excited for a fun week of art making! Students will draw, paint, make sculpture, and look at other visual artists that use music as inspiration like Wassily Kandinsky and Romare Bearden. Students may bring some of their favorite music to share with the group.
Teacher: T. Jackson (ages 6-8, 12-17)
Students will explore various ceramic techniques while making functional and nonfunctional art. Create clay sculptures using items found in nature, professional tools, as well as inventing tools of our own from common objects. This class will go on nature walks and create a collaborative tile installation.
Your Very Own World
Teacher: L. Mertins (ages 6-8, 9-12)
Stretch your imagination to create your very own 3D world. What would the beings look like? Where would they live? What type of environment will it have? We will visit the arboretum for inspiration from nature and use yarn, clay, cardboard, sticks, leaves, and more to answer these questions.
Teacher: A. Pence (ages 6-8)
What is community? A community is a group of people living in the same place, or having something in common. Throughout the week artists will explore what makes something a community. Is it people? Is it buildings? Is it home? Artists will be challenged to create various works of art around the theme of community. We will explore downtown Harrisonburg, JMU and use painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking to create artwork about our community!
In a Galaxy Far Far Away...
Teacher: A. Pence (ages 9-12)
Throughout the week artists will explore our galaxy, and discover their very own planet! Artists will use painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture to create artwork about their discovered planet. What is your planet called? Who lives there? We will take a trip to the JMU planetarium to learn more about outer space, and inspire our artwork!
Dance and Drama
Teachers: S. Corso and J. Streeter (ages 8-12)
Express yourself using your body, voice, and imagination! Together we will explore the elements of dance and drama in order to tell a story. We will collaboratively explore ideas through both art forms in order to develop a performance which will be shared at the end of the week.
Is That Really Art II?
Teacher: B. Wightman (ages 12-17)
“Jellyfish”: Imagine making an artwork based on this compound word? As an extension from last summer’s offering, this class will focus on art making that intentionally pushes you to consider the possibilities of what art can be. Through a variety of traditional mediums and digital processes, we will explore conceptual and performance-based art that relies on experimentation, humor, and group work. A willingness to take risks is expected, and you might, at times, fail. But in the end, you will grow to see art in new ways.
Drawing and Painting Exploration
Teacher: C. Gusler (ages 6-8, 9-12)
Do you love to draw and paint? Are you curious about what's living and moving outside? Would you like to be able to draw the things you see around you? In this class you will learn to look closely at the world around you and practice techniques for improving realistic drawing. Bring your drawings to life with color, as you learn painting and printmaking skills and apply them to your compositions! We'll move around the JMU campus and practice the art of plein air painting!