Art 2023

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Programs for Art 2023
Chairperson:  Jason Martinez

 A01 Brazing, Welding & Wire Sculpture
Weeks: 5, 6                                                    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: 5, 6**                                                  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 hand painted animals, puzzle boxes, nature print chimes, bowls and so much more!

** This class is offered for two weeks (8/7 and 8/14). Students who take this class for two weeks will be able to get into more involved projects.

Instructor:  Colleen Skiff

 A03 Artistic Trading Cards
Week: 2                                                          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: 6                                                          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: Jack Hassett

A05 Cartooning

Week: 1                                                           Grades: 2 – 6
Week: 3                                                           Grades: 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

A06 ImaginINK
Week: 1                                                          Grades 6 – 12

ImaginINK is an illustrative worldbuilding course where students will learn the process behind character design and storytelling through visual art. They will design characters, fashion a world for them to live in and build a story around their world. In addition to this, students will also discover how to keep a design book and use drawing techniques to create more dynamic and expressive pieces. Over the week, these techniques will be compiled into a final piece that students will create of their individual world and use the knowledge they have gained to convey their story using visual means.
Instructor: David Walden

 A07 Mixed Media Drawing & Painting
Week: 5                                                          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: 3                                                          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, 6                                                        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:  Harold Gosling

 A10 Silk Screening, Spray Painting & Stencils
Week: 1                                                           Grades: 6+

Make and wear your own logo and design! In this class we will learn the art of silk screening, stenciling, and how to use spray paint as a fine art. 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

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: Jack Hassett

A12 Art & Nature                                           Grades 3 – 4
Weeks: 1, 2

If you love to make art and explore nature, then join ART AND NATURE. Each day we will visit different parts of the workshop and create unique artworks inspired by our walks. We will work with paint, watercolors, rubbings, collage, mask making and mixed media to express your creative ideas.

Instructor: Jessica Loy

 A13 Metalwork & Design – Beginning and Advanced
Weeks: 2, 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 Drawing for Real
Week: 4                                                          Grades: 5 – 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