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Registration for our 2017 Summer Art Progam for children and teens is now open!

2017 SUMMER ART PROGRAM

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

JULY 4-JULY 28

 

 

CHILDREN’S CLASSES | AGES: 6-9, 9-12

COST PER WEEK: HALF DAYS: $85 MEMBERS, $95 NON-MEMBERS

FULL DAYS: $175 MEMBERS, $190 NON-MEMBERS

 

WEEK 1: JULY 4-7 “SAY IT THROUGH IMAGES, MYNE-CRAFT YOUR WAY, SOLVE THE GREAT ART-HEIST ESCAPE ROOM”

*Week one is only 4 days so the prices are as follows: HALF DAYS: $68 MEMBERS, $76 NON-MEMBERS; FULL DAYS: $140 MEMBERS, $152 NON-MEMBERS

MORNING 9AM-12NOON

AGES 6-9, 9-12

FLYING FURRY FRIENDS AND MAKING MAGICAL THINGS IN CLAY

WITH BRIT BURCH, MAERO OKRIKRI

Learn the first steps of hand building with clay! In this class, you’ll pinch, squash, poke, and roll soft squishy clay into fantastic clay animals, bowls, castles, mythological creatures and more. Have your clay sculptures fired in the AGSM kilns, and display them in magnificent dioramas.

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I SPY ART

WITH MAERO OKRIKRI AND RONALYN EWERT

Become official Art Gallery Detectives, and use your imagination to solve an art mystery at the Gallery. Learn about famous artists as you scavenger hunt. Create and act out characters as you make invisible ink, create “hi-tech” gadget sculptures using recycled electronics, phones, and computer circuit boards.  Explore camouflage and illusion. Then create beautiful gilded frames from recycled materials for your painted and drawn masterpieces, which will be shown alongside The Great (Art-Heist) Escape Room.

 

AFTERNOON 1PM-4PM

ROBOT SCULPTURES AND DRAWINGS

WITH MAERO OKRIKRI AND BRIT BURCH  

Create robot-inspired figures and sculptures by building and attaching recycled materials (AKA: spare robot parts), circuit boards and more! Explore shape and line as you create cool robot drawings.

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MYNE - CRAFT SELFIES AND HANDMADE GAME ART

WITH MAERO OKRIKRI AND BRIT BURCH

Inspired by favourite games, you’ll learn design techniques to create your own artwork and construct your own 3D sculptural gameboard with its own imaginary world and sculpted game pieces. Learn about geological layers of a 3D landscape as you build active volcanoes, mine for gems, dig for clay, and more!

 

WEEK 2: JULY 10-14 “CITY MEETS NATURE: MOSS GRAFFITI, MORNING PAINT “NIGHT” JUICE BAR, AND MORE”

MORNING 9AM-12NOON

MOSS GRAFFITI AND OTHER INSPIRATIONS FROM CITIES AND NATURE

WITH RONALYN EWERT, TIM BROWN, AND MAERO OKRIKRI

Find inspiration in cities and nature, explore public art, and discover moss graffiti. Work with natural and found objects, draw, explore maps and community gardens. Ask questions. Consider traditions of finding one’s way and sense of direction in nature, in a city. Which way is North? Which side of trees does moss often grow on? (Why not always?!) Create art that gets you thinking about our connection with nature in our urban environment. Where would you place your “happy little moss tree?”

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COLOUR POP(SICLES)  AND DANGLED TANGLED ZEN GARDENS

WITH RONALYN EWERT AND MAERO OKRIKRI

Draw from life and your imagination to create cool line drawings and collage onto wood. Create an inspiration board and go from 2D to 3D as you create garden mobiles. Take a popsicle break before you unlock your inner artist, and build confidence in your skills to paint and draw from your imagination by using colour, textures, and collage.

 

AFTERNOON 1PM-4PM

NORTHERN LIGHTS, CLAY, AND “CAMPFIRE” STORIES

WITH DANIELA SMITH-FERNANDEZ, HANNAH SEITTER, AND BRIT BURCH

You’ll be inspired by space, constellations, and the night sky in this fun class where you’ll paint, draw and sculpt planetary landscapes and aurora borealis,. Gather ‘round the “campfire”, tell and listen to stories, and begin your clay self-portraits and otherworldly puppets. Learn hand building techniques – pinch, slab, and coil - to work with clay and sculpt extra-terrestrials and animals with clay tools.

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COLOUR SPLASH YOGA AND SENSORY ART EXPERIENCE

WITH RONALYN EWERT

Take an “art walk” and experience the world through an artist’s perspective. Document and record with a sketchbook to draw what you see, and try photo and audio documentation. Develop drawing methods with pencil, inks, and pastel. Create a sensory experience, look, listen, paint collected items from the nature table, even study live fish in a studio aquarium! Practice activities (including yoga moves) to help you focus, relax, and unlock your imagination!  Make dazzling, sparkling mandalas with inspiration (and even math!) from designs in nature, snowflakes, spirographs, arrays, and kaleidoscopes.

 

WEEK 3: JULY 17-21 “THIS SUMMER: SEE THE WORLD THROUGH OUR YOUNG ARTISTS AND DISCOVER A WILD RIDE OUT OF THIS WORLD! ”

MORNING 9AM-12NOON

ART TREK WITH LUNCHTIME PARTY, ART EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE

WITH TIM BROWN AND RONALYN EWERT

Transform an entire room into a magical art installation! Create a giant “vehicle” that will transport you and the audience to an imaginary world filled with your amazing art, puppets, drawings, toys, and more. View examples of contemporary and historical art; build dioramas, sculptures, and costumes that explore society, communities, transportation, and real and imagined landscapes. Experiment with sound and light to create a whole new world. Your family is invited to join us on Friday over the lunch hour for a public performance and “ride” through the art display!

 

AFTERNOON 1PM-4PM

GALACTIC SCULPTURES AND ART LAB EXPLORERS – MAKING ART WE CAN PLAY WITH!

WITH RONALYN EWERT, MAERO OKRIKI, AND TIM BROWN 

Build, draw and paint artwork to interact with, finding inspiration from castles, forts, spaceships and more. Discover ways to set up an art display for others to enjoy. Work with recycled materials and computer parts, draw your own designs and plans, experiment, and set your imagination free! This class will includes freezies, and everyone is invited to be a part of Friday’s lunchtime party, art exhibition, and performance!

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LEGGO MY EGGO (CLAY, MULTI-MEDIA, AND WAFFLES!)

WITH MAERO OKRIKRI AND BRIT BURCH

With building blocks as inspiration, you’ll learn to create sculpted, painted, drawn and digitized portraits    of you and all your favourite characters. Incorporate waffle/grid patterns with printmaking and stamping with blocks. Build your own awesome world, place figures into cool landscapes, while enjoying a week of creating art and eating delicious waffles!

 

WEEK 4: JULY 24-28 “LOOK FOR ART AND FIND YOURSELF IN THE MAIN GALLERY ”

In the Main Gallery: MERYL MCMASTER, “Confluence”
During Week 4 classes, we will be opening a new exhibition by celebrated photographer, Meryl McMaster. Students will have the opportunity to explore this exhibition and hear directly from the artist in her own words. McMaster’s work explores questions of how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history, and culture. Meryl McMaster transforms her appearance by layering photographic images to create elaborate costumes and props that she inhabits in various alter egos. Of Plains Cree and Euro-Canadian heritage, McMaster explores the dimensions of her own sense of identity, and the complex history of the photographic representation of Indigenous peoples.

MORNING 9AM-12NOON

AGES 6-9, 9-12

FEARLESS CREATING WITH SELF IDENTITY, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND WATERCOLOUR BLASTERS

WITH MAERO OKRIKRI AND RONALYN EWERT

Express yourself and unleash your imagination! Discover new ways to use watercolour and inks to develop your drawing, painting, and photography abilities! Practice the basics, brushwork, colour mixing and create something new with paint , waxes, fibres, gems, collage, and more. Transform negatives into positives, because as Bob Ross famously said, “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents!”                                               

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CLAY, FIBRE, AND DRAWING

WITH BRIT BURCH, DANIELA SMITH-FERNANDEZ, AND BROOKE PICHE

Explore Meryl McMaster’s artwork in the Main Gallery and be inspired as you begin to draw and sculpt figures, faces and animals.Explore culture, and try your hand at textiles–fibre, fabric, and more--to create one of a kind works of art!

 

AFTERNOON 1PM - 4PM

AGES 6-9, 9-12

TOTEMIC PAPER SCULPTURES, AND PUPPETS WITH PURPOSE

WITH BROOKE PICHE AND DANIELA SMITH-FERNANDEZ

Be inspired by the Main Gallery exhibition to express yourself and to let your imagination flow! Head to the studio to build, paint, cut and colour as you create your own unique creature, and learn to build towers from everyone’s artwork. Muppet fur, found objects, repurposed items, buttons, felt, beads, and more will help you bring your puppet to life!

STUDENTS IN WEEK 4 CAN COLLECT EACH OTHER’S ARTWORK AND PRODUCE A ONE-OF-A-KIND COLOURING BOOK THAT SHARES THEIR VOICES AND IDENTITY

 

 

 

TEENS’ CLASSES | AGES: 13-17

COST PER WEEK: HALF DAYS: $85 MEMBERS, $95 NON-MEMBERS

FULL DAYS: $175 MEMBERS, $190 NON-MEMBERS

 

WEEK 1: JULY 4-7

*Week one is only 4 days so the prices are as follows: HALF DAYS: $68 MEMBERS, $76 NON-MEMBERS; FULL DAYS: $140 MEMBERS, $152 NON-MEMBERS

MORNING 9AM – 12NOON

THE ART OF “PICTURE-TELLING” – A CLASS INSPIRED BY KAMISHIBAI AND PECHAKUCHA

WITH RONALYN EWERT AND TIM BROWN

Working with your drawings, paintings, photos, selected and found images, collage and more – you’ll select images to tell a story, or give imagery and expression to a poem, your identity, a song, etc. Work with computer software or other media, including audio and MP3 players. Learn more about what a curator does and how to select images to express a theme or idea. Practice being an artist, curator, storyteller, and more in this fun and experimental class that is inspired by Kamishibai (a form of Japanese street theatre, with visual and participatory storytelling) and PechaKucha Nights (originating in Tokyo and now a worldwide form of presentation, 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each). There will be new opportunities for you to present your work alongside other artists.

AFTERNOON 1PM– 4PM

THE GREAT (ART-HEIST) ESCAPE ROOM

WITH TIM BROWN AND RONALYN EWERT

Learn about great art masters as you develop your own paintings and drawings, while creating your own “Escape Room” for other to try! Brush up on your art knowledge and detective skills with clues, research techniques for codes, locks, geocache tips, and more! Incorporate new media and traditional technology, as you create and solve a fun case of “missing art” and have a blast creating your own branching mystery with a satisfying ending.

 

WEEK 2: JULY 10-14

MORNING 9AM – 12NOON

MORNING PAINT ‘NIGHT’ WITH COFFEE AND JUICE BAR

WITH HANNAH SEITTER, MAERO OKRIKRI, AND BROOKE PICHE

Wake up and start your day with art in this creative class inspired by popular ‘paint nights’ – with a twist! Each project will allow for creativity and encourage you to express and explore yourself and your identity in a unique way. This class is an opportunity to learn fundamental painting and drawing techniques and methods (watercolour, pastel, acrylic, and more) while creating unique pieces, adding mixed media, and developing your own amazing ideas and sense of self. To make things even more fun while you make art – why not treat yourself to refreshments as you learn about setting up a pop-up juice/tea/coffee/smoothie bar!

ALL STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS ARE INVITED TO HANG OUT FOR LUNCH ON FRIDAY, JULY 14 AND JOIN US FOR A TALK AND TOUR OF THE NEW EXHIBITION CONFLUENCE WITH ARTIST MERYL MCMASTER AND CURATOR HEATHER ANDERSON.

 

AFTERNOON 1PM-4PM

DRAWING ON IDENTITY

WITH MAERO OKRIKRI AND TIM BROWN

Draw and paint personalized symbols that reflect who you are. Build a “moodboard” to find inspiration and explore everyday sources from trains to emojis, graffiti to tattoos. Build a sculptural installation with glowing paper lanterns, large art kite, Post-It notes, photos, and paper emoji fortune cookies. Learn a variety of painting and drawing techniques to work with colour, shading, texture, symbols, and creating imaginative characters. (Be sure to make an extra emoji fortune cookie for your best friend!)

ALL STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS ARE INVITED TO HANG OUT FOR LUNCH ON FRIDAY, JULY 14 AND JOIN US FOR A TALK AND TOUR OF THE NEW EXHIBITION CONFLUENCE WITH ARTIST MERYL MCMASTER.

 

WEEK 3: JULY 17-21

MORNING 9AM – 12NOON

CLAY SCULPTURE, PAINTED FABRIC LANDSCAPES, AND LARGE-SCALE DRAWING

WITH BROOKE PICHE, DANIELA SMITH FERNANDEZ AND BRIT BURCH

Develop your skills and explore new ideas in this class that will provide you with an exciting new challenge - scale! Learn to hand build with clay, transfer drawings, and experiment with composition and media like pastel and ink. Assist with creating and curating artwork for the youth installation and exhibition. Explore layering fabric landscapes, painting, assemblage, industrial design, nature, and architecture.

 

AFTERNOON 1PM-4PM

HOW DO WE GET FROM HERE TO THERE?

WITH RONALYN EWERT AND TIM BROWN

Use drawing, painting, and three-dimensional work to think through strategies for social change, personal growth, and more, in “how do we get from here to there?” Learn more about figurative drawing, cartoons, graphic narratives, storytelling,  and screenplays. Find inspiration in nature, automotive design,  landscape, industrial design, and architecture; look at different times and cultures, create fantastical and logical drawings. Build artwork that explores society, communities, travel and the landscapes you walk or ride upon, or even dream about. Learn ways to incorporate audio and light into an exhibition and art installation. Everyone is invited to join us on Friday over the lunch hour to view the teens art exhibition.

 

WEEK 4: JULY 24-28

MORNING 9AM – 12NOON

CLAY AND SHORT VIDEOS: INTRO TO THE POTTERY WHEEL, CLAY SCULPTURE, DRAWING, AND PRINTMAKING

WITH BRIT BURCH AND BROOKE PICHE

Explore figurative work and identity through clay sculpting and portraiture. Experiment with adding props, animal imagery, textiles, and found materials to your portraits. View and discuss Meryl McMaster’s art exhibition, explore our own lineage, history, and culture. Discover cultures through a variety of historical and contemporary ceramic examples in the ceramics studio and receive an introduction to the pottery wheel. Drawing projects will include pencil, pen, pastel, and ink. Printmaking will explore an intro to the basics, as well as linocuts. After you finish your pieces, Brooke will show you a quick and fun way to create short videos that document your work.

 

AFTERNOON 1PM-4PM

MAKING MEANING IN YOUR ARTWORK AND DEVELOPING NEW INSPIRATIONS AND TECHNIQUES

WITH RONALYN EWERT

Find inspiration in Meryl McMaster’s exhibition and take your artwork to a whole new level. Explore examples and experiment with new processes to help you develop your unique identity in your artwork. Refine techniques and try new things to give meaning to your work. Explore portraits by adding collected and found objects, mixed media, and casting. Get to know yourself better through your art, from gems to weaving, to find ways to explore and “construct our sense of self through lineage, history, and culture.”

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