2nd–8th Grade: June 26–30, 1:00–4:00pm
4th–8th Grade: June 19–23, 1:00–4:00pm
Kinder–8th Grade: July 10–14, 1:00–4:00pm
$245 (materials included)
Led by Lindsay Raspi
Poetry and Abstract Expressionism (June 19–23)
Students will read a selection of (appropriate) poems from the New York School of Poetry and the Imagist School of Poetry (ie William Carlos Williams) and view examples of Abstract Expressionist paintings. Both styles evolved in New York in the middle of the 20th Century, where artists and poets often created communities together. We will spend one day reading poems, one on art history, two painting, and one doing presentations. Students will chose a poem to "illustrate" abstractly, using acrylic paint and heavy paper or canvas board. Students will have a poetry reading where they read the poem selected and present their painting to the group, discussing how their work suits the mood of the poem.
Southwest Pottery and Mexican Clay (June 26–30)
Students will study Southwest pottery and sculpting styles, from functional vessels to Abobe houses to Zuni animal forms, and create their own series of work in one of these styles. We will have one day of research and two days of sculpting. We will use Mexican pottery clay, which is similar to terra cotta, self-hardening, and does not require kiln firing. On the last two days students will "glaze" their sculptures with acrylic paint and clear coat, which add color and strengthen the work without requiring a kiln firing. Students will create 2-4 small sculptures, either functional or decorative. We will work mostly on pinch pots and animal shapes.
Self Portrait Collage Triptychs (July 10–14)
Students will create three works of art, all related and/or chronological, that tell their life story. Students will view examples of artist collages for style and technique. We will spend the first day going through books and magazines for students to find images that suit them. These images will then be collaged using scissors and glue onto heavy board. Students can collage their interests in sports, nature, family, school, religion, whatever they like. We will focus on the idea of cohesion and producing three works that look like they fit together and tell a story, with images coming from various sources.