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Creative Arts Workshop - Winter 2016 Art Programs for Young People
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Creative Arts Workshop Winter Session begins Tuesday January 19,  2016 
 Art Programs for Young People
Open Enrollment Week: January 19-25

Young People's Programs

Workshops for Young People

Ages 2-6 with adult  Ages 5-11 Ages 11-17

Creative Arts Workshop Information

New Explorers with Nellie Shevelkina (section a) or Jennifer Van Elswyk (section b)
Explore art together with a parent/adult, and create collaborations in a playful, expressive environment 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, 1/20 – 2/24
Section B,  Saturday, 9:00am – 10:00am, 1/23 – 2/27

Smart @ Art with Judie Cavanaugh (section A) or Eva Scopino (section 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. This course is essentially designed for building problem-solving and motor skills; sparks creativity. Includes many new projects for continuing students.
Section A, Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1/20 – 2/24
Section B,  Saturday, 10:30am – 12:00pm, 1/23 – 2/27

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 areamong the exciting activities in this fun and informative class.
Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1/20 – 2/24

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. In Drawing and Discovery, young artists ages 6-11 will explore fundamental concepts of line, texture, shading, and color through the fun, creative, and age-appropriate projects. Students will try their hand at figure drawing, portraits, volume and perspective, and experiment 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. This class will be offered continuously during the year, allowing students to progressively develop skills in visual literacy, perception and creativity progressively. Small class size (no more than six students) allows each student to receive significant individual attention.
Monday Discovery:  Monday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1/25 – 2/22 (Except 2/15)
Tuesday Discovery: Tuesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1/19 – 2/23
Saturday Discovery:  Saturday, 10:30am – 12:00pm, 1/23 – 2/27
Sunday Discovery:  Sunday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 1/24 – 2/21

Clay Play with Lily Kok-Forbush
Explore the many creative possibilities of clay while working in our professional pottery studio. Learn the fundamentals of pinch, slab, and coil hand-building techniques, as well as score and slip construction. Explore surface design and texture. Projects will include abstract sculpture, animals, figures, gargoyles and masks, as well as ideas from your imagination.
Tuesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1/19 – 2/23

Saturday Sketching with Eva Scopino
Develop your drawing, sharpen skills, give your drawings more impact. Learn through exercises about line, shape, form, shading, composition and design. Work big and small, from both imagination and observation, with pencils, charcoal, soft pastel, oil pastel, watercolor and black ink. For young people who love to draw! All welcome – beginners and continuing students, as there are new projects each session. This class helps foster visual literacy, motor skills and creative expression.
Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, 1/23 – 2/27

Dynamic Ceramics! with Violet Harlow
Let’s have a blast discovering art by 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, 1/25 – 2/22 (Except 2/15)
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, 1/21 – 2/25

Teen Clay with Michael Bradford
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, 1/21 – 2/25

Portraits in Clay with Gul Ruhk 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.
Sundays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 1/24 – 2/21

 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 progressively develop skills in visual literacy, perception and creativity progressively. Small class size (no more than six students) allow each student receive significant individual attention. Join us to study observational drawing, painting, composition and creative imagery using fundamental concepts of line, shading, texture and color. We will progress in time to perspective, volume, human figure and portrait. Students will work according to their level of experience, personal interest and individual artistic style.
Wednesday Vision: Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, 1/20 – 2/24
Saturday Vision:  Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 1/23 – 2/27
Sunday Vision: Sunday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, 1/24 – 2/21
Ages 13-17

Teen Power Pack with Phil Levine
Power sessions are designed to give students an intensive 2.5 hour session each week. Each week will cover a different subject students will use to complete their projects. Take two weeks or all four weeks!
Section A
 Session 1: Observational Drawing/3-D Illusions
 Session 2: Drawing Self Portraits
 Monday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, 1/25 – 2/1
Section B
 Session 1: Color Theory and Practice
 Session 2: Descriptive Doodling/3-D Design
 Monday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, 2/8 – 2/22 (Except 2/15)

Metal Works! 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. All materials included.
Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, 1/19 – 2/23

Teen Digital Photography, with YP Faculty
Step out of the darkroom and into the world of color photography and desktop printing. This is an introductory class on digital photography for interestedamateurs who want to improve their photographic skills, as well as serious artists excited to explore new photographic technology. We will cover camera basics, file formats and digital printing. Students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to crop, tone and improve their pictures just like professional photographers. A digital camera is required (advice on buying a digital camera is available); a home computer and desktop printer recommended.
Tuesday, 4:15pm – 6:15pm, 1/19 – 2/23

Workshops for Young People

Painting and Drawing Together with Jennifer Van Elswyck
Kinetic painting and drawing activities for young artists. Learn new ways to use art materials with your young children. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 2/7

Storytelling Puppet Sets with Jennifer Van Elswyck
Adults and children will work together to make a set of simple storybook character puppets for storytelling fun.
Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 2/21

DIY Garden Stones with Eva Scopino
Spring is coming. Learn how to make your own garden stone using quick drying cement, and embellish it with pebbles, beads, mosaic bits and other decorative materials. Or personalize it with handprints or leaf prints. A great family keepsake!
Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 3/6

Jim Dine Hearts with Eva Scopino
Throughout his career, artist Jim Dine has created different series of paintings about hearts, a universal symbol of love. Inspired by his works, we will explore various drawing, stamping, pastels and watercolor resist techniques to create vibrant, expressive heart-shaped and heart-themed art! All materials included.
Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 2/7

Drawing Samplers 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.
Section A  Drawing at the Peabody
Saturday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 3/5
Section B  Figure and Portrait
Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 3/6

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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 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

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