This summer, starting June 28th and running through August 30th we’ll be teaching classes hosted by theLiving Gallery on Broadway . All classes will run on Fridays from 4 til 5:00 pm.
Here are the workshop titles, and brief descriptions of the projects covered:
Workshop 1: Ancient Art: Cave Paintings Using crumpled brown paper for cave texture and natural materials like berries, charcoal and more, students will learn how to make art the way cavemen did at the dawn of our civilization.
Workshop 2: Ancient Art: Cuttlefish Casting Using dull carving tools like clay tools and pencils, students can carve into the soft backbone of a cuttlefish. Then they can cast wax or quick curing plastic to create a replica of their carving, just as cavemen did during the bronze age.
Workshop 3: Medieval Art: Mosaics Using tiny tiles, students can create a larger, sparkling image designed to be seen by shimmering candle light as in medieval times.
Workshop 4: 19th Century Art: Adinkra Textile Prints Using foam blocks students can replicate this dynamic combination of fabric dyeing and print making, and learn about the positivity of Adinkra symbols for words like Strength and Unity.
Workshop 5: 20th Century Art: Alebrijes (Wooden Animal Sculptures) This Oaxacan tradition lets students’ imaginations run wild as they build and paint technicolor dream animalitos!
Workshop 6: 20th Century Art: Abstract Expressionism What kid doesn’t want to throw paint around like Pollack!? Let’s see how kinetic art making can be.
Workshop 7: 20th Century Art: Color Theory and the BauHaus Learn color theory by cutting paper and arranging compositions – we don’t have to just draw to make modern art.
Workshop 8: Contemporary Art: Photo Journalism Using digital or polaroid cameras students will take a walk around the neighborhood and photo-document things that interest them.
Workshop 9: Contemporary Art: Natural Installation Students will study the work of nature installation artists like Andy Goldsworthy, and make their own nature installation in the Living Gallery’s back yard.
Workshop 10: Contemporary Arts and Crafts: Corn-based Resin Moulds Students will learn about contemporary mould making by using found silicon moulds to cast corn based resin – everyone leaves with at least one fridge magnet, and maybe a wearable piece of jewelry.
Pricing is on a sliding scale – inquire directly via email to fill out our pricing survey, and see if your family qualifies for a discount. Full price, the class series will cost $350 for the entire summer. You can also purchase a single workshop at $45, a session (two workshops in a row) for $90, two sessions (a month of workshops) for $160.
There are several easy ways to register for these classes. First, visit our listing at CourseHorse.com to buy single workshops in this series. Or you can send us an email at email@example.com with Registration in the title, include your child’s name and age. We’ll respond with a simple form you can fill out to hold your child’s space, and billing information. Finally register via phone by calling 646 353 3207.