Kids Camp Classes!
For the first time Community Arts Phoenixville is introducing Camp Classes for kids! Camp Classes are art classes in a camp like format. Each class runs for one week, Monday-Friday. Each class is 90 minutes long. Camp Classes are a great way to break up those long summer days, and can be taken multiple times as projects vary week to week. All supplies are included!
Photography for Kids with Anna Dale
July 8th-12th 10:30am-12pm
August 5th-9th 10:30am-12pm
for ages 8-13
Photographers are introduced to the basics of light, composition, and camera functions to create interesting images both in studio and outdoors. Students will also experiment with printing their photographic images. Students must bring their own camera.
Art Explorers with Anna Dale
July 15th-19th, 10:30am-12pm
August 19th-23rd, 10:30am-12pm
for ages 5-9
Young artists will experiment with mediums such as paint, pastels, and clay. Art explorers will create two- and three-dimensional art forms, including drawing, painting, collage and printmaking.
Drawing Fundamentals for Kids with Anne Dale
June 24th-28th, 10:30am-12pm
for ages 8-13
Have fun while learning the basics (and beyond) of drawing. Use pencils, pen and ink, markers, cray-pas and other drawing tools to experiment with both still life and drawing from photographs. All students will create their own unique sketchbook.
Play with Clay: Intro to hand-building and the pottery wheel with Trisha Taylor
July 8th-12th, 10:30am-12pm
August 5th-9th, 10:30-12pm
for ages 7-10
In this class, young artists will learn how to create pinch pot forms, throwing slabs and building clay forms. We will start off by having each student create a pinch pots blindfolded! This is a fun and silly way for young artists to understand that feeling the thickness of clay is more important than seeing the clay. After creating pieces with the pinch pots, we will move on to create ceramic sculptures, vases, bowls and other pieces, based on the class interests all while the student use their new information on clay to refine their artworks. Each student will choose their glazes, glaze their own works and take home wonderful ceramic pieces after the final kiln fire.
Exploring the Pottery Wheel for Kids & Teens with Trisha Taylor
June 17th-21st, 10:30am-12pm - SOLD OUT!
July 22nd-26th, 10:30am-12pm - SOLD OUT!
August 19th-23rd, 10:30am-12pm - SOLD OUT!
for ages 10-16
In this class, students will learn how to use the ceramic potter's wheel to learn basic wheel throwing techniques and eventually create bowls, cups and/or plates. The first day we will focus on "ruining" our artwork, which will help them understand what to and what not to do on the wheel. It's a great first day, as they learn how to center and pull clay at their command. We will work slowly and carefully. Each student will choose their glazes and learn how to dip their pieces in glaze to achieve even, all over colors. They will take home all of their work after the final kiln fire.
Cartooning for Teens & Pre-Teens with Brooke Steytler
July 15th-19th, 1:30-3pm
August 5th-9th, 1:30-3pm
August 19th-23rd, 1:30-3pm
for ages 12-16
Build on the basic elements of cartooning and animation including developing characters, crafting comic strips, and planning storyboards. Students will be encouraged to create a complete comic book or short animated project. Students are welcome to bring their own ipads and tablets if able to explore the basics of digital animation. Students will learn to bring their original ideas and stories to life in individual and group projects!
Cartooning and Animation with Brooke Steytler
July 8th-12th, 1:30-3pm
July 29th-Aug 2nd, 10:30am-12pm
August 12th-16th, 10:30am-12pm
for ages 8-13
Explore all the elements of cartooning and animation from character designs, to comic strips, to making your drawings move and come to life!
Drawing and Painting Basics for Teens with Rhona Candeloro
July 8th-12th 1:30-3:30pm
for ages 12-17
Teen Drawing and Painting Class students will explore a range of drawing and painting opportunities to learn principles of composition, value, perspective and design. Students will gain experience working with pencils, pastels, and acrylic paints.