Students can work on anything they like in this camp, at their own pace, in the medium of their choice, and in their own style. However, rest assured it is not a free for all, nor a camp (or class) where doing nothing or learning nothing is an option. For each piece a student creates they must work through a process meant to develop and refine ideas and execution. Students must first make concept sketches to establish a strong design. They then must find visual references to support their ideas. From there students must create a line drawing to serve as the framework for their finished artwork. In some cases students may be asked to do color studies to determine the color plan for their paintings. Students also learn about shading and value, color mixing and brushwork, and design strategies to make strong compositions. In addition, students learn about the media options available, their pros and cons, and the basic techniques of each ones they choose to use. Students may choose from acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, markers, pen and ink, guoache, or mixed media. Students are highly encouraged to bring a phone or digital device to allow them to search for visual references. Some students will create several finished pieces over the course of the camp, some will complete one. It all depends on the complexity of their chosen subject matter. The aim is to teach students how to develop finished art from concept to completion in a relaxed and supportive setting.
The arts center cares about your health and safety, therefore, masks are required for all students and staff.
Week 7 Teen Painting and Independent Study Camp 7th-12th
$270.00Seats Available: EMAIL TO JOIN WAITING LIST