Art 2020
Chairperson:  Eileen LaBarge/Jason Martinez

A1 Brazing, Welding & Wire Sculpture
Weeks: 1, 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: 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
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

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
Week: 1                                                                 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:  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

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:  Jason Martinez



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  Silk Screening: Beginning & Advanced

Weeks:  1, 2                                                         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: 2, 3                                                          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: Jason Martinez


A15 Fun with Photography

Week: 2                                                                 Grades: 6 – 12

Explore the land and everything around you using your camera. We will create collages and books of your photography, perfect to share with friends and family!

Instructor:  Raina Briggs-Abrams


A16 Sculpting Animals & Nature                   Grades: 6-12

Week: 3

Create animal sculptures out of clay by learning sculpting techniques. We will go through all of the steps of sculpture including sketching, sculpting and painting the finished sculptures. Bring your creations home at the end of the week to show your friends and family!

Instructor:  Raina Briggs-Abrams

A17 Bookmaking
Week 4                                                                  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: Raina Briggs-Adams