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Creative Arts Workshop - Fall 2015 Art Programs for Young People
 
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Creative Arts Workshop Fall Session September 21, 2015 to December 12, 2015
 Art Programs for Young People
Enroll by September 7, 2015. All classes have limited enrollment.

Young People's Programs


Creative Arts Workshop Information





New Explorers Discover Fall with YP Faculty (section a)  or Jennifer Van Elswyk (section b). Explore art together with a parent/adult, and create collaborations in a playful, expressive environment. Fall harvest, autumn colors, leaves and pumpkins will motivate and inspire projects. Explore clay, cutting and pasting, painting, collage and more. Build cognitive and motor skills while having fun! There will be new projects for returning students.
Section A  Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am, 10/7 – 12/9 (no class 11/25)
Section B  Saturday, 9:00am – 10:00am, 10/10 – 12/12 (no class 11/28)


Smart @ Art with Judie Cavanaugh (section a) or Eva Scopino (section b). A great class for little artists ready to work independently in a fun, nurturing environment. Discover different ways of creative expression. Learn ways to work with clay, painting, collage, wood, papier mache and more. Imagination and experimentation encouraged! This class helps build observation and motor skills, creativity, cooperation, and self-esteem. Includes new projects for continuing students.
Section A Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 10/7 – 12/9 (no class 11/25)
Section B  Saturday, 10:30am – 12:00pm, 10/10 – 12/12 (no class 11/28)


Clay Play: Castle Kingdoms with Lily Kok-Forbush. Close your eyes and whisk yourself away to an enchanted world set in Medieval times! Learn to build castles as high as 2 feet tall with draw bridges, crenelations, and all the inhabitants of the land like dragons, princesses, crocodiles in the moat, knights. Students will also design your own coat of arms to personalize your castle.
Tuesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 10/20 – 12/8


Mixed Media and Science with Jennifer Van Elswyk. Have fun creating mixed media artwork while learning about science! Through creative projects, students will experience the science behind making art. Encaustic painting can show an example of friction, feel magnetic energy while making puppets, paint with a pendulum, use collage and drawing to make optical illusions, build 3-D structures to learn about balance, and windsocks to learn about air. Building with ice and painting with oil and water are among the exciting activities in this fun and informative class.
Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 10/7 – 12/9 (no class 11/25)

Experiments in Sculpture with Jennifer Van Elswyk. Students will work in 3-D using paper, clay, plaster, cardboard, recyclables, and papier mache. Emphasis will be on students’ interests. This course includes a trip to the Yale Art Gallery.
Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, 10/10 – 12/12 (no class 11/28)
 
Grades 1-5

A-Z Painting & Drawing 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 you with new techniques and ideas! This class will be offered continuously during the year, allowing students to develop skills in visual literacy, perception and creativity progressively. Small class size (no more than six students) allow each student receive significant individual attention.
Section A  Monday, 4:00pm – 5:45pm, 10/5 – 12/7 (no class 10/12)
Section B Tuesday, 4:00pm – 5:45pm, 10/6 – 12/8
Section C Saturday, 10:00am – 11:45am, 10/10 – 12/12 (no class 11/28)
Section D Sunday, 1:00pm – 2:45pm, 10/11 – 12/13 (no class 11/29)


Pumpkins, Puppets and Papier Mache! with Eva Scopino. Learn different painting, collage and papier mache sculpting techniques. Design, build and decorate. Papier mache pumpkins, puppets, and animals with personality will be some of our fun projects. Be inspired by art, stories, games, movies, and your imagination. Fosters problem-solving, experimentation, technical skills, creative thinking.
Thursday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 10/8 – 12/10 (no class 11/26)

Saturday Sketching with Eva Scopino. A class for children who love to draw and want to develop and sharpen their skills. Learn ways to create drawings from both observation and imagination, using pencil and charcoal, oil and soft pastels, watercolor and ink. We’ll explore line, contour, shape and form, composition, value and positive and negative space. Build visual literacy, critical thinking, motor skills, and the power of self-expression! New projects for returning students.
Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, 10/10 – 12/12 (no class 11/28)


Fun with Metal with Connie Pfeiffer. Make jewelry and mini sculpture with copper sheet metal and wire to wear or hang. Stamp, fold, hammer, bend, cut, twist and even heat metal to create pendants, medallions and forms from nature such as pea pods and leaves. Students will explore using basic hand tools, especially hammers, mallets, cutters, files, pliers and torches (one-on-one with instructor) to create works in metal.
Thursday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 10/8 – 12/10 (no class 11/26)
 
Selfies! with Eva Scopino. Explore both painting and clay techniques to create faces: expressive and playful masks, tiles, self-portraits, portraits and collages, inspired by artists like Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Pablo Picasso. Work with clay, paints, watercolor and pastels. Clay projects will be fired in our kiln and can be painted. Have fun expressing yourself artistically!
Friday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, 10/9 – 12/11 (no class 11/27)

Grades 4-6

Dynamic Ceramics! with Violet Harlow. Lets have a blast discovering art using clay! Hand-building, sculpting and wheel-thrown creations are the name of the game. Filled with innovative projects, this class encourages students with guided self-discovery while they playfully express themselves. Good, clean, messy fun!
Monday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 10/5 – 12/7 (no class 10/12)


Clay Works with Gul Rukh Selim. Learn about the medium of clay, how to use it artistically, and the exciting possibilities it holds for us. Students can explore or create a personal project for the home or garden. Instruction covers all of the skills needed: hand-building, sculpture, surface design, and use of the wheel. The instructor will provide students with individual help at their own skill level, and demos to support their learning. Open to both beginning and continuing students. Cost includes clay and firing fees.
Sunday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 10/11 – 12/13 (no class 11/29)


A-Z Painting & Drawing with Nellie Shevelkina. Join us to study observational drawing, painting, composition and creative imagery using fundamental concepts of line, shading, texture and color. Young artists will explore fundamental concepts of line texture shading and color through the fun and creative age-appropriate projects. Subjects will pertain to or enhance techniques for 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.
Section A  Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, 10/7 – 12/9 (no class 11/25)
Section B Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 10/10 – 12/12 (no class 11/28)
Section C Sunday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, 10/11 – 12/13 (no class 11/29)


Teen Assemblage and 3-D Design with Phil Levine. Work with basic hand tools to convey your vision in three dimensions. Use wood, clay, sheet metal and found objects to assemble a sculpture of your design. Tools include tin snipes, hacksaws, files, drills, rivets, screws, epoxy and low-temperature soldering. Learn how to make a pattern from a drawing and transform it into sculpture.
Monday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, 10/5 – 12/7 (no class 10/12)
 
Teen Metal Work with Connie Pfeiffer. Learn basic metalsmithing techniques while working on weekly projects in copper and brass. Students will have hands on experience in sawing, texturing, shaping, designing, forging, coloring, annealing, and soldering with a gas torch.
Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 10/6 – 12/8 (no class 11/24)
 
Teen Clay with Michael Bradford. Learn about the medium of clay, how to use it artistically, and the exciting possibilities it holds for us. Students can explore or create a personal project for the home or garden. Instruction covers all of the skills needed: hand-building, sculpture, surface design, and use of the wheel. The instructor will provide students with individual help at their own skill level, and demos to support their learning. Open to both beginning and continuing students. Cost includes clay and firing fees.
Thursday, 4:45pm – 6:45pm, 10/8 – 12/10 (no class 11/26)


Painting and Drawing Together with Jennifer Van Elswyk. Kinetic painting and drawing activities for young artists. Learn new ways to use art materials with your young children. A parent or guardian must attend the class with their child. During registration, enroll the child only.
Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10/11

Storytelling Puppet Sets with Jennifer Van Elswyk. Adults and children will work together to make a set of simple storybook character puppets for storytelling fun. A parent or guardian must attend the class with their child. During registration, enroll the child only.

Anime-Manga Drawing with Kris Wetmore. Learn how to draw the expressive faces and dynamic poses of Japanese cartoon characters. You will even make characters of your own! Step by step, students will learn how to take initial sketches to finished colored pencil and marker drawings that are truly original.
Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11/7

Ages 10-12

Holiday Happenings with Eva Scopino. Create a variety of fabulous art projects for gift-giving, using many fun materials including collage, paint, beads, faux gems, glitter and glue. At the end of the workshop, we’ll wrap things up and have a snack. All materials included. Celebrate the season and creative expression!
Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 12/13
 

Grades 5-12

Try Your Hand: Observational Drawing at the Peabody with Nellie Shevelkina. Try your hand at observational drawing! In these sampler classes, students will be introduced to professional materials and sketching techniques in a convenient, short format. Learn to draw architecture and landscapes, and organic and manmade objects.
Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 9/13

Try Your Hand: Figure and Portrait with Nellie Shevelkina. Try your hand at observational drawing! In these sampler classes, students will be introduced to professional materials and sketching techniques in a convenient, short format. Learn to draw architecture and landscapes, and organic and manmade objects.
Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, 9/20

Grades 6-12

Portrait in Clay with Gul Rukh Selim. Make a portrait: A self-portrait, portrait of a family member, your favorite celebrity, or even your pet! You will learn how to work with clay to construct the sculpture so that it will be strong and can be fired in our kiln. Then you will be able to take your portrait home and display it with pride! Students should bring photographs on paper or on IPods/phones.
Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, 9/19 – 9/26

Grades 8-12

Portfolio Development: Moving from High School to College with Phil Levine. Don’t wait until November! Meet with an experienced art educator and learn how to review college art programs. What is the difference between an art school and a college or university with an art program? Find out what to expect from application requirements: file format, image size, labeling and uploading your portfolio online.
Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 9/17

  
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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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