Art 2022

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Chairperson:  Jason Martinez

A02 Hand Building with Clay
Week 6                                                         Grades: 2 – 6
Young artists will develop an understanding of working in three dimensional clays forms by exploring basic design and principles of art using clay. Students will be introduced to hand-building techniques to make functional pottery and sculpture. We will also explore pattern and decorative techniques. Each student will be able to go home with finished pieces of their own clay creations.
Instructor: Theresa McTague
 A03 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

A04 Multicultural Creations
Week: 5                                                          Grades: 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: Jason Martinez

A06 Clay Forms and Structures
Week: 3                                                          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: Theresa McTague

 A07 Mixed Media Drawing & Painting
Week: 6                                                          Grades 6-12
Come explore your creativity using all kinds of materials like paint, graphite, ink, coloring, and collage!  Fill up your sketchbook with all kinds of art!

Instructor: Harold Gosling

A08 Make Your Mark: Printmaking
Week: 1                                                         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:  Jason Martinez

A09  Mixed Media Fun
Weeks: 4                                                        Grades 5+
In this fun and engaging class, we will focus on using a variety of materials including painting, coloring, drawing, collage, and more!

Instructor:  Theresa McTague

 A11 Drawing & Painting
Week: 4                                                          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: Jack Hassett

 A12 Silk Screening
Week: 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: Theresa McTague

 A13  Metalwork & Design – Beginning and Advanced
Week: 1                                                          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 Drawing for Real
Week: 3                                                          Grades: 6 – 12
“Drawing for real” is your creative step to obtaining drawing skills that will help you draw realistically.  This class will take you from having some knowledge in drawing to creating advanced renderings with a deep understanding of traditional drawing fundamentals.

Instructor: Jack Hassett

A16 Throwing Clay on the Wheel
Weeks: 4, 5, 6                                              Grades: 6 – 12
Students will work on the pottery wheel in our beautiful outdoor clay wheel studio and learn or improve their throwing skills with our expert teacher leading them to a beautiful grouping of final sculptures.
Instructor: Katherine Tholl



A17 Bookmaking
Week: 2                                                          Grades: 6 – 12
Stamping, screen printing, collage, photography and drawing! We will use all different kinds of art to create your own book filled with pages of your creations. Learn basic bookbinding techniques and even how to make your own paper.

Instructor: Erin Hanna

A18 Macro Photography… a.k.a. Extreme Close Up Photography
Week: 2                                                          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.

Instructor: Chet Boehlke