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Creative Arts Workshop - Winter 2018 Art Programs for Young People
 
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Creative Arts Workshop Winter Term begins Monday January 8,  2018
 Art Programs for Young People


Young People's Programs



Creative Arts Workshop Information


Note: CAW may use materials that could cause allergic reactions. When registering, please list any food and/or contact allergies your child may have. If there are no allergies, please write “None” in the space provided. Supplies

Winter Term:  January 8, 2017 – February 25, 2018


New Explorers: Winter Wonderland with Gul Rukh Selim (a) or Jennifer Van Elswyk (b)

Young artists become masters by learning independently and grow while working in a warm, nurturing environment. Students will use materials and techniques ranging from clay, drawing, painting, watercolors, collage, puppets, sculpture, wood, and papier mache.

Section A -  Wed, 10:30am – 11:30am, 1/10 – 2/21.  7 sessions. - Register Now
Section B - Sat, 9:00am – 10:00am, 1/13 – 2/24.  7 sessions. - Register Now

Ages 4 – 6 - Register Now

Smart @ Art with Judie Cavanaugh (a) or Eva Scopino (b)

Learn about different art materials and explore creative projects in a warm, nurturing environment. Work with clay, painting, drawing, wood, collage, papier mache and more. We will be inspired by the Winter season. Imaginations welcome! New projects for continuing students. Prerequisite: Students should be able to work independently. 

Section A -  Wed, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1/10 – 2/21.  7 sessions - Register Now
Section B - Sat, 10:30am – 12:00pm, 1/13 – 2/24.  7 sessions   Register Now


Clay Creations with Gul Rukh Selim

In this class, students will learn the basics of building with clay. We will work from images and our imaginations to create fun objects and figures. Students will learn pottery skills like pinching, coiling and slab building as well as modeling, carving and texturing. Both new and experienced artists are welcome. Students will come away with one of a kind 3D creations that they can treasure forever! Tue, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, 1/9 – 2/20.  7 sessions: - Register Now


A-Z Painting + Drawing: Discovery with Nellie Shevelkina

Skills in the visual arts are built in the same way as learning to play a musical instrument or sport, by practicing and training and by challenging yourself with new techniques and ideas.
 This class will be offered continuously during the year, allowing students to progressively develop skills in visual literacy, perception and creativity. Young artists will explore fundamental concepts of line, texture, shading and color through fun creative age-appropriate projects. Students also will try their hands at drawing figures, portraits, volume and perspective, and work with professional art materials. Students will work independently or as a group according to their age, level of experience, personal interest and individual artistic style. Small class size (no more than six students) allows each student to receive significant individual attention.
Tue, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, 1/9 – 2/20.  7 sessions: - Register Now

Winter Nature and Animals - with Eva Scopino

Create 2D and 3D artwork inspired by winter, nature, and animals in winter: snowy owls, deer, rabbits, polar bears and penguins. Work with clay, paint, natural materials, and mixed media. Make collages, puppets, and sculptures. Wed, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1/10 – 2/21.  7 sessions - Register Now

Make It! Stuffed Animals with Eva Scopino

Design and make your own stuffed animal or animal pillow, from soft and cuddly fleece and felt. Invent it, draw, cut, sew and stuff it. Basic hand sewing skills helpful; Instructor will assist. Limit: 8 students. Includes all materials. Students will use needles and thread so should have some experience handling them. Basic hand sewing skills helpful — but instructor will review sewing and assist as needed (she will do both hand and machine sewing). Thu, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 2/1 – 2/15.  3 sessions - Register Now

Young Artist Academy (Ages 7-11) with Nellie Shevelkina

The program’s objective is to give a young artist the skills to enjoy, understand and create visual art by immersion into drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, some art history and lots of fun discoveries. Beginning with fundamentals of drawing and painting through fun and creative exercises, observing and learning from different artists, using different materials and various medias, students will develop and hone their imagination and creativity; eye and hand coordination; tone and color recognition; volume and proportion understanding according to their individual preferences, interests and abilities. Small class size will ensure personal attention and opportunity to work at your own pace. Students will benefit the most by attending the full year program. Sat, 10:30am – 12:30pm, 1/13 – 2/24.  7 sessions: - Register Now


Off the Wheel! with J. Violet Harlow

Clay + Imagination + Fun = Off the Wheel! Join us while we sculpt, pinch, push, roll and extrude clay into inventive creations. We’ll make new projects each week, and have a blast! Work will also be glazed and fired for added flair. Notes: No class 1/15. Mon, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 1/8 – 2/19. 6 sessions - Register Now

Fun with Metal! with Connie Pfeiffer

Explore working with copper and brass to make jewelry and sculpture! Hammer, stamp, fold, cut, twist, shape and heat metal to create pendants, medallions and forms from nature such as leaves and pods. Students will gain hands on experience with basic hand tools including hammers, mallets, cutters, files, pliers and even gas torches (one-on-one with instructor.) Level: All  Thu, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 1/18 – 2/22. 6 sessions - Register Now

Perspectives in Drawing with Gul Rukh Selim

Ever wonder how you can draw a 3D object and make it seem to pop off the paper, as if it’s really there? In this class, you will learn how to draw and shade everyday objects in perspective–from a certain point of view. To aid us in understanding perspective, we will construct a camera obscura, also known as a pinhole camera. We will also explore 1-point, 2-point, and 3-point perspectives and draw interiors and exterior scenes that look as if you can step into the paper. Thu, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, 1/11 – 2/22.  7 sessions - Register Now

Saturday Sketching with Eva Scopino

For young people who love to draw and want to learn more about drawing. Drawing exercises in Line, Shape, Form, Shading, Texture and Composition to help develop drawing skills and personal style. Work from both observation and imagination on Portraits and people, animals, still life, Nature scenes and more, in pencil, pen, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and ink. New projects for continuing students. Sat, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, 1/13 – 2/24
 7 sessions - Register Now


Sculpture Class with Gul Rukh Selim

Try your hand at stone sculpture! Soapstone is a safe and easy medium to start learning how to use chisels and rasps. You will carve out objects or figures of your choice. Unleash your imagination and transform a rock into a slippery smooth dolphin or a rough, scaly dragon! The sky’s the limit! Ages 9-17 are welcome, no experience necessary. Wed, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, 1/10 – 2/21.  7 sessions - Register Now


Teen Assemblage and Sculpture with Philip Levine

Work with basic hand tools safely to construct, build and assemble sculptures. Use wood, sheet metal, wire, cardboard and found objects to assemble a sculpture of your design. Tools include tin snips, hacksaws, files, drills, rivets, screws, epoxy and low-temperature soldering. Learn how to make a pattern from a drawing and transform it into sculpture. This class will be 5 sessions over 6 weeks (excluding MLK Day), with option of extending another 2 weeks depending on class interest. Prerequisite: Interest in sculpture and building. Notes: No class 1/15. Mon, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, 1/8 – 2/12.  5 sessions: - Register Now 

Afternoon Clay for Young Artists with Michael Bradford

Students 13 and up will enjoy a varied experience in stoneware using both hand-building techniques and/or the potter’s wheel. Each student is taught individually from their own experience level (from 1st time to advanced). The foundational skills needed to create basic ceramic objects, such as cups, bowls and floral containers are taught first. As students refine these skills, they work on more complex projects that will enable them to combine techniques and push their own creativity and problem solving abilities. Glazing and other surface treatments will be explored. Thu, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 1/11 – 2/22.  7 sessions - Register Now 

A-Z Painting and Drawing: Vision with Nellie Shevelkina

Skills in the visual arts are built in the same way as learning to play a musical instrument or sport, by practicing and training and by challenging yourself with new techniques and ideas.
 This class will be offered continuously during the year, allowing students to progressively develop skills in visual literacy, perception and creativity. Young artists will explore fundamental concepts of line, texture, shading and color through fun creative age-appropriate projects. Students also will try their hands at drawing figures, portraits, volume and perspective, and work with professional art materials. Students will work independently or as a group according to their age, level of experience, personal interest and individual artistic style. Small class size (no more than six students) allows each student to receive significant individual attention.
Fri, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 1/12 – 2/23. 7 sessions - Register Now


Young Artist Academy (Ages 12-17) with Nellie Shevelkina

The program objective is to give a young artist the skills to enjoy, understand and create visual art by immersion into drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, some art history and lots of fun discoveries. Beginning with fundamentals of drawing and painting through fun and creative exercises, observing and learning from different artists, using different materials and various medias, students will develop and hone their imagination and creativity; eye and hand coordination; tone and color recognition; volume and proportion understanding according to their individual preferences, interests and abilities. Small class size will ensure personal attention and opportunity to work on your own pace. Students will benefit the most by attending the full year program. Sat, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 1/13 – 2/24.  7 sessions - Register Now



  
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Creative Arts Workshop is a nonprofit regional center for education in the visual arts that has served the Greater New Haven area since 1961. Located in the heart of the award-winning Audubon Arts District, the Workshop offers a wide range of classes in the visual arts in its own three-story building with fully equipped studios and an active exhibition schedule in its well known Hilles Gallery. More than 3,000 adults and young people enroll annually in the over 300 courses offered by Creative Arts Workshop, while thousands of visitors enjoy the exhibitions in both galleries throughout the year.
 
Creative Arts Workshop makes the arts available to all who want to participate. CAW is supported by its membership, tuition fees, arts-related fundraising events and sponsors. Additional funding is received from corporate and individual contributors as well as from grants for special projects from both public funds and charitable foundations.

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From I-91:
Take exit 3 (Trumbull Street). At the bottom of the exit ramp at the light, make a left (Orange Street). Go to the next light and make a right (Grove Street). Go to the next light and make a right (beginning of Whitney Avenue), one block up on right is Audubon Street (one-way). CAW is half-way down the block.
 
From I-95:
Pick up I-91 North and take exit 3 (Trumbull Street). Follow directions above.
 
From Route 34:
Pass Yale Bowl. Take a left onto Ella Grasso Boulevard, go to Whalley (Dunkin Donuts on corner). Take a right onto Whalley and continue until Whalley becomes Elm Street. Keep going straight down to Church Street (Court House on your left). Take a left, go past 2 traffic lights (Church becomes Whitney Avenue). Audubon Street is your first right.
 
From Merritt Parkway:
Take Dixwell Avenue Exit (Hamden). At 3rd light (past the Post Office) take a left onto Mather Street, follow Mather to Whitney Avenue (Mobile Gas Station). Turn right onto Whitney Avenue, continue towards New Haven. Take a left onto Trumbull Street. At 2nd light (Orange Street) turn right, go to the next light (Grove Street), turn right. Turn right again onto Whitney Avenue, Audubon Street is your first right.
 
PARKING
 
Parking is available in the Audubon Court Garage. The entrance is on Orange Street, just past Audubon Street, or on Audubon Street just past CAW. Tickets may be stamped at the front desk for a discount.
 
 
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510

Phone: 203-562-4927
Fax: 203-562-2329

www.creativeartsworkshop.org

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