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2020 Art à la Carte Summer Camp & Teen Workshops

To register for a class or activity, please visit our iPARCS online registration system.

Art á la Carte Summer Camp 
Chastain Arts Center and Gallery

Our Summer Camp encourages artistic expression and offers children an experience filled with creative energy.

In keeping with our playful food and restaurant theme, our “menu” of selections allows you to choose the week, or weeks, you want. Each week explores a different discipline through two- and three- dimensional projects in clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, mixed media, and more. Along with visual arts, all age groups will enjoy movement arts such as yoga, acting, and improvisation.

 

Open Registration Begins: Monday, February 17, 2020
Camp Begins: Monday, June 8, 2020
Camp Ends: Friday, August 7, 2020

No camp the week of Independence Day

Age Groups:
Small Fries – Ages 5-6
Curly Fries- Ages 7-8
French Fries- Ages 9-10
Home Fries – Ages 11-12

Camp Sessions are Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fee: $250 per week

Week 1- Me, Myself, and I: Self Portraits | June 8th – 12th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.01
Explore the world of the self by creating self-portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and Chuck Close.

Week 2- Spot the Dot! | June 15th – 19th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.02
Students will explore the power of the dot. Create images inspired by Georges Seurat, Yayoi Kusama, and Chuck Close.

Week 3- Collage, Color & Symbols| June 22nd – 26th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.03
From the Origami of Ancient Japan to collage art by Romare Bearden and May Ray, discover an often-overlooked form of paper sculpture and collage art.

Week 4- Mud Extravaganza! | July 6th – 10th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.04
Create objects and sculptures with clay and make paintings with mud inspired by Jimmie Lee Suddeth and Mary Proctor.

Week 5- Trash & Treasures | July 13th – 17th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.05
Create art using found and recycled materials, explore Folk art using items from your environment. Make art inspired by Howard Finster and Mr. Imagination.

Week 6- Flash, Zap, Shazam! | July 20th – 24th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.06
Explore the art of Roy Lichenstein, Hebru Brantley, KAWS and create your own cartoons, comics, action figures, stories, heroes, & heroines. Upper level students will learn drawing and composition techniques as they create narratives.

Week 7- Splish-Splash, Splatter | July 27th – 31st | Class ID#: 1.082.201.07
Explore the world of abstraction through the art of Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, and others. Create abstract art in 2-D and 3-D based on the styles of these legendary artists.

Week 8- Mud Extravaganza II | August 3rd – 7th | Class ID#: 1.082.201.08
Create objects and sculptures with clay and make paintings with mud inspired by Jimmie Lee Suddeth and Mary Proctor.

Teen Workshops 2020
Ages 13 – 17 
Monday – Friday
June 1st through June 5th

June 8th through June 12th

June 15th through June 19th

Fee: $215 per week

TEEN PAINTING | Instructor: Jessica Locklar | June 1st – 5th | Class ID#: 1.053.201.01
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students will learn a variety of painting techniques, focusing on line, perspective, form, and composition. Students will paint from life, photographs, and their imaginations using acrylic paint. No previous experience is necessary.

TEEN PORTRAITURE | Instructor: Jessica Locklar | June 8th – 12th | Class ID#: 1.023.201.02
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
In this workshop we will learn about standard proportions of the human face and how to render facial features, skin tones, and likeness convincingly using graphite, colored pencils, and some acrylic. We will be drawing from photo references and if you are unsure of your ability to draw a realistic face, we can use transfer paper (or even make our own!) to expedite the process so you can focus on capturing the face through fine rendering.

TEEN POTTERY ON THE WHEEL | Instructor: Aleisha Ellis | June 8th – 12th | Class ID#: 1.013.201.01
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students will examine an array of wheel-thrown pottery techniques. The focus is on throwing skills, glazing, decorating, and firing.

 

TEEN DRAWING | Instructor: TBA | June 15th – 19th | Class ID#: 1.023.201.01
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students learn how to use line, tone, and texture to draw convincing three-dimensional forms. On figure drawing days students will draw from a bathing suit model. A model fee of about $50 will be collected from each student. No previous experience is necessary.

TEEN ANIMAL HANDBUILDING | Instructor: Iris Eve Schaer | June 15th – 19th | Class ID#: 1.013.201.02
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Let’s sculpt animals! During this teen ceramics workshop, we will create functional whimsical animal sculptures. We will learn basic handbuilding techniques while experimenting with surface texture. Please come to the first class with an animal in mind for our first project!