Art 2018
Chairperson:  Eileen LaBarge

 A1 Brazing, Welding & Wire Sculpture
Week: 1                                                                 Grades: 6 & up

In this class you will learn how to plan out two-dimensional and three-dimensional steel wire sculptures, then bring them to life using a form of welding called brazing!  This is an exciting class where students will learn to use a variety of tools while working with steel wire, and learn fun brazing techniques.

Instructor:  Emma Hampston

A2  Clay, Clay & More Clay
Weeks: 2 – 3  (two week course)                   Grades: 2 – 5

Get your hands dirty with a natural material that is fun to explore and easy to create with.  We’ll explore different hand building methods with clay while creating animals, puzzle boxes, nature print chimes, bowls and so much more!  Projects will be kiln fired and hand painted!

Instructor:  Colleen Skiff

A3 Artistic Trading Cards
Week: 3                                                                 Grades: 3 – 8

Create many miniature artworks about the same size as baseball cards! A variety of mediums and techniques will be explored to create these mini masterpieces. These works of art are will be presented in card-collector pockets, sleeves and sheets. These works are great to keep, trade, or even send in the mail to friends and family!

Instructor: John Vandenbergh

A4 Multicultural Creations
Weeks: 4, 5                                                          Grades: 3 – 5

In this class you will explore the traditions of different cultures and artistic creations from around the world!  Please come join us in this fun and exciting class making multicultural art with fun mediums using your own creative expression. Mask making, watercolor Chinese Dragons, African mud cloth, Glue batik, Indian Diya lamps, cats eye, Paper dream catchers, paper rangoli and more!

Instructor: Janet Wright

 A5  Cartooning
Weeks: 1, 2          Grades: (Week 1: 2 – 6); (Week 2:  4 – 8)

Attention:  fans of comic books, cartoons and comic strips!

Explore the art of cartooning.  Human animation will be emphasized, including facial expression, body movement and setting.  Learn to create original story lines and scripts.  The class will “publish” a collective comic book.

Instructor:  John Vandenbergh

A6 Clay Forms and Structures
Week: 6                                                                 Grades 6 & up

Create human, animal and/or mythical creatures, create treasure boxes, hide-away boxes and interesting structures. In this class you’ll learn how to turn your creative ideas into wonderful pieces of art.

Instructor: Jason Martinez

A7 Mixed Media Drawing & Painting    (New Class)
Week: 1,2                                                             Grades 6-12

Come explore your creativity using a variety of materials and mediums, such as, but not limited to: graphite, charcoal, ink, paint, coloring, and collage.

Instructor:  Raina Briggs-Abrams

A8 Make Your Mark: Printmaking
Week: 6                                                                 Grades: 3 – 8

Stamp Making! Screen Printing! Plaster Block Printing! … and more!  You can learn some fun and fast printmaking techniques to make cards, a T-shirt and a whole portfolio of art prints.  We’ll use almost everything around us to make shapes that you can print with, on anything you like!

Instructor:  John Vandenbergh

A9  Mixed Media Fun    (New Class)
Weeks: 3,6                                                           Grades 3-5

In this fun and engaging class, we will focus on using a variety of materials including painting, coloring, drawing, collage, and more!

Instructor:  Janet Wright

 A10  Art &  Reptiles !!
Week: 4                                                                 Grades: 4 – 8

Do you love art? Love reptiles?  Learn how to draw, paint and create models of different kinds of reptiles!  In fact, to inspire your works of art, we’ll even have some live reptiles on hand for you to look at and study!  Reptiles come in exciting colors, unique, inspiring designs, and a variety of sizes – they’ll inspire fun, creative pieces of art!

Instructor:  John Vandenbergh

A11 Drawing & Painting
Week: 5                                                                 Grades: 4 – 8

Capture an immediate response on paper to your daily Heldeberg Workshop world of woods, waterfalls, fields and mountains. Using oil pencils, pastels and acrylics, you will learn how to think, see and paint like the Impressionists or Abstractionists. You’ll also learn to use light, shadow and values to make dramatic or colorful statements. But the most important thing is that you enjoy expressing your feelings about the world around you!

Instructor: John Vandenbergh

A12  The Art of Silk Screening
Weeks:  4, 5                                                         Grades: 6 & up

Make and wear your own logo and design!  In this class we will learn the art of silk screening.  You’ll take your own creative ideas and turn them into designs for t-shirts and a number of other different items and materials.  Come give this great class a try!

Instructor:  Jason Martinez

A13  Metalwork & Design – Beginning and Advanced
Weeks: 1, 6                                                          Grades: 6 & up

In this class, students will learn how a metalsmith/artist transforms ideas into design, and in the process, creates very cool pieces of art, including wearable pieces! Students will use many different hand-held tools and work with copper and brass to create their own, special metal designs.

Returning students are welcome to work on more advanced projects.

Instructor: Irene Purificato

 A14 Macro Photography… a.k.a. Extreme Close Up Photography
Week: 5                                                                 Grades: 5 & up

Whether it’s a photograph of an insect’s wings, a frog’s eye or veins in a leaf…

Study photography from the macro perspective (really really up close), “focusing” on the use of bokeh (intentional blur), angle, light, subject stalking, equipment and technique. Students will roam the grounds of Heldeberg Workshop shooting lots of different subjects (flora, fauna, rock, face, object, background and misc) and produce a slideshow presentation for open house. We’ll also talk about crop, the theory of thirds, critique and depth of field.

Students will need a digital camera capable of macro photos. This can be a DSLR with a macro lens, extensions tubes or step lens or even a smart phone capable of macro. Contact us if you have any questions about equipment for the class.

If time and weather permits, the class will take a field trip and venture to either Thacher Park or Cornell Cooperative Extension a real world Macro excursion.

Instructor: Chet Boehlke