Here is a sampling of our many classes. For a full program list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
VISUAL ARTS ACADEMY
Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of visual arts mediums including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and graphic design. Students will acquire basic skills and historical appreciation as they create personally meaningful works of art. Students will hear from professional artists about their experience and learn about careers available in the visual arts. The class will end with an art show featuring the work of the students. Includes all materials.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL ART
Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history, principles and purposes of graphic design and modern digital art. Students will acquire basic skills in design, composition, drawing, typography, collage and effective use of technology to create unique and effective works of art and design. Students will learn both new and old techniques for graphic design, and will develop real world ideation, innovation, problem-solving, and revision skills as they create pieces to meet the needs of fictitious clients. Students will walk away with invaluable resume skills and a taste of how art could become a future career path for them.
DRAWING & PAINTING
Students will have the opportunity to explore the media of drawing and painting in greater depth. Students will learn the methods, processes and techniques of the basic drawing and painting media, including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, marker, pastel, watercolor and acrylic. Students will learn and apply realistic techniques, along with expressionist concepts and styles to create original pieces for personal expression and social impact. Students will explore several famous artists and art styles within drawing and painting, and will develop their skills, conceptual knowledge and unique creative voice.
PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography and film-making. They will learn how to use a professional camera, how to take a variety of shots and how to tell a story through their lens. They will explore important photographic and cinematic concepts and techniques, and will have the opportunity to create their own unique works of art. They will learn how to convey meaning through a variety of visual elements and styles, and will conclude the course with their own short film and batch of stills. They will walk away with new skills and a sampling of two lucrative creative careers.
SCULPTURE & CERAMICS
Students will have the opportunity to explore the 3D arts of sculpture and ceramics. Students will learn and apply methods, processes and techniques in modeling, carving, assemblage and ceramic production. Students will acquire basic skills and historical appreciation as they create personally meaningful works of art. Students will also learn about the use of alternative materials and the importance of safe handling.