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Creative Arts Workshop - Winter 2015 Art Programs for Young People
 
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Creative Arts Workshop Summer Session January 19, 2015 to February 28, 2015
 Art Programs for Young People
 
Enrollments by January 5, 2015
 
 
 
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WINTER SESSION
 
Creative Arts Workshop employs over 55 professional artists part-time to teach classes and workshops to nearly 2,000 adults and 1,000 young people each year. Classes are available for students at all levels of experience and are kept small to ensure that individual attention can be given to everyone. Students learn in a supportive environment and are encouraged to fully explore their creativity and strive for excellence. Advanced students and professional artists come to the Workshop to learn new techniques and to take advantage of open studio sessions with access to equipment, live models and critique sessions. CAW also offers a wide array of WORKSHOPS, perfect for beginning students looking to try out an art class or advanced students looking to focus on a specific area or develop a new skill.
 
Winter session begins January 19 and ends February 28 except as noted. Beginning and ending dates are noted with each course description. Most course prices include model fees, additional fees are noted. Course descriptions specify suggested minimum levels of experience. If you are unsure whether a certain course is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to ask. If necessary, we can arrange for the instructor to contact you to answer your questions. We encourage you to enroll by January 12. All classes have limited enrollment.
 
You can register NOW by mail or on our website. You may also register by telephone or in person at CAW between 9 and 5, Monday through Friday. Please note that CAW will be closed from December 25 through January 2. A $3.00 handling fee will be applied to each registration. All registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. Please note that your place in a class is secured with the receipt of your payment. The decision to cancel a class which does not meet its required minimum enrollment is made as close as possible to a week before the class begins. Students are only notified if a class is full or canceled. If you would like confirmation of your registration, please email the Registrar at registrar@creativeartsworkshop.org. It is expected students will regularly attend all classes for which they are registered.
 
 
Young People's Programs
 
A child’s readiness is more important than the age guidelines noted. Call if you wish to discuss the level of work in any class. Old clothes or a smock are strongly recommended.

New Explorers - Discover art with your little one in a positive, nurturing environment. In this class, we introduce young children to using materials and tools and discovering ways of creative expression. Explore crayons, chalk, markers, paints, clay, collage, scrap wood and much more. Builds motor skills and nurtures creativity. New projects for returning students.
a Instructor: Young People’s Faculty
   Wednesdays, 10 - 11am, Jan 21 - Feb 25
   Facility fee: $5
   6 sessions: $70; members: $63
b Instructor: Young People’s Faculty
   Saturdays, 9 - 10am, Jan 24 - Feb 28
   Facility fee: $5
   6 sessions: $70; members: $63
 

Smart @ Art
For young artists ready to work independently. Develop skills, learn about materials and discover ways of creative expression. Explore clay, drawing and painting; create collages and sculpture with papier-maché, found objects and decorative materials. Imaginations welcome! Builds motor skills, visual literacy and problem solving. New projects for continuing students.
a Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh
   Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Jan 21 - Feb 25
   Facility fee: $5
   6 sessions: $99; members: $89
b Instructor: Eva Scopino
   Saturdays, 10:30am - 12pm, Jan 24 - Feb 28
   Facility fee: $5
   6 sessions: $99; members: $89
 
Drawing, Painting and 3-D
Young artists will be introduced to the basic elements of drawing and painting in a fun way. Students will work from observation and imagination to learn about drawing and color. We will also build 3-D works with clay and wood. Fosters visual literacy, creative expression, and builds motor skills.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Thursdays, 4:30 - 6pm, Jan 22 - Feb 26
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $99; members: $89

Grades 1-5

¡Viva el arte! Adventures in Art and Spanish
Create picture books, paintings, mixed media collages, clay figures, masks or puppets after listening to Latin American folk stories like El medio pollito. Learn about Latin American folk art such as alebrijes and amates from Mexico, chanchitos from Chile and more. Classes conducted primarily in Spanish. Language learners of all levels and native speakers of Spanish are all welcome.
Instructor: Alice Emery
Saturdays, 1 - 3pm, Jan 24 - Feb 28
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $132; members: $119
Mostly Messy Materials
Students will draw, paint, model and build with materials too messy to use at home using soft pastel, plaster, ink, paint/paste and sand. Projects include plaster sculpture, pastel portrait painting, paper marbling, sand casting and paste paper painting. The results can be unpredictable, surprising and delightful to the senses.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Mondays, 4 - 5:30pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $99; members: $89
 
Saturday Sketch
Explore pattern, lines, shapes, and forms to sharpen powers of observation and drawing skills. Learn about special techniques, tools and drawing materials-charcoal, pencils, pastels, oil crayons, black ink. Experiment with value and composing your pictures to give them impact. We will work from both imagination and observation, and spend some time reflecting on artwork. Fosters visual literacy, critical thinking and manual skills.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Saturdays, 12:30 - 2pm, Jan 24 - Feb 28
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $99; members: $89

Fun with Metal
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.
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer
Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Jan 22 - Feb 26
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $108; members: $97
 
Hooray for Clay
Get excited to create with clay! Inspired by familiar and experimental art, as well as one another, students will imaginatively design, build and glaze vessels, figures and sculptures. Projects include sculpting silly or life-like circus animals, slab-built buildings, coil-building visionary vessels and more. Instruction focuses on creative hand building; does not include use of the wheel. Appropriate for new and continuing students.
Instructor: Violet Harlow
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Jan 21 - Feb 25
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $102; members: $92

Junior Potters on the Wheel
Cups and mugs, bowls and plates, pottery are loads of fun to create! From the wheel to the table, Junior Potters wedge, throw, trim and glaze unique works of utilitarian art. Instruction will be given to each student at her or his level of experience. Come cover your hands in clay in CAW’s pottery studio. Both new and returning students are welcome.
Instructor: Violet Harlow
Mondays, 4 - 6pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $135; members: $122
 
Metal Works!
Explore techniques for jewelry and metalwork using non-precious materials. This class will combine projects, demonstrations and independent guidance by the instructor. Students use basic hand tools such as hammers, mallets, cutters, files, pliers and torches to develop projects in metal. Create nature forms, mini sculptures and basic jewelry forms with copper sheet metal and wire. Teens welcome.
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7pm, Jan 22 - Feb 26
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $108; members: $97
 
 
Drawing Humans
In this class, students will be introduced to the concepts of proportion and anatomy of the human body for the artist. Through exercises with stick figures and drawing from observation, participants will learn how to capture movement and emotions of the figure. Learn different techniques by studying old and contemporary masters as well as different cartooning styles. We will also sculpt a small figure in clay to better understand the concepts.
a Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
   Tuesdays, 5 - 7pm, Jan 20 - Feb 24
   Facility fee: $5
    6 sessions: $132; members: $119
b Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
   Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Jan 24 - Feb 28
   Facility fee: $5
   6 sessions: $132; members: $119
 
Sunday at CAW
Escape the winter blues by immersing yourself in the world of art! Tap into your creativity, learn new techniques and experiment with materials – watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, ink and more. Sample projects include: paint a still life, build with clay, collage an accordion picture book, learn basic watercolor techniques, make a simple lino-cut to print a stock of greeting cards, draw a portrait or make a mask. This is a mixed age class. The instructor will adjust projects to the level of each student.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Sundays, 1- 3:30pm, Jan 25 - March 1
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $99; members: $89

Teen Digital Photography
Step out of the darkroom and into the world of color photography and desktop printing. This is an introductory class on digital photography for interested amateurs 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.
Instructor: Tung Hoang
Monday, 4:15 - 6:15pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $134; members: $121
 
Teen Assemblage and 3-D Design
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.
Instructor: Phil Levine
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $132; members: $119
 
Stained Glass for Teens
Learn the art of stained glass using the copper foil method of construction made popular by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The process of stained glass window construction will be covered in detail from start to finish. Students will complete one project throughout the class. Tools will be provided. There is a materials fee of $30 payable to instructor at the first class. Glass is to be purchased separately outside of class. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Jaime Krikscuin
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30pm, Jan 21 - Feb 25
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $132; members: $119
 
Teen Clay
In this class, teens learn to create personal, unique pottery starting from raw clay using both hand-building and the potter’s wheel. Class demonstrations with additional one-on-one instruction allow each student to learn at their own pace. Students are encouraged to develop personal ideas into their own ceramic wonders. Open to both beginners and continuing students.
Instructor: Michael Bradford
Thursdays, 5 - 7pm, Jan 22 - Feb 26
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $135; members: $122
 
 

Workshops for Families - FREE

Zombie in Love: A Free Family Workshop
Ages 7-10
Calling all young Zombie fans and their families! Gather together to hear the story of Mortimer the zombie, who is looking for love in all the wrong places. How’s a guy supposed to find a ghoul? Build your own zombie, paint a picture with a palette of delightfully disgusting watercolors and laugh while listening to Mortimer’s hapless adventures. Each family will receive a copy of Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio, with illustrations by Scott Campbell. This free workshop is funded by the Museum Round Trip Project with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Service. You must register in advance to attend the workshop. Space is limited.
Instructor: YP Faculty
Sunday, 2 - 4pm, Mar 8
Cost: FREE

Workshops for Young People

WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Make a Felted Bag
Ages 7-12
Using felted wool pieces and simple stitching, students will design and construct a bag or purse with handles, and can embellish it creatively with buttons and felt shapes. Make it for yourself or to give as a holiday gift! Some hand sewing experience is helpful, as we will work with needles and embroidery floss; instructor will assist with sewing. All materials provided.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Saturday, 3 - 5pm, Nov 22
Cost: $27; members: $24

Up-cycle Hanukah
Ages 6 and up
With wood, wire, cloth, paint and glitter, create objects and art celebrating Hanukah.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Sunday, 1 - 3:30pm, Nov 23
Cost: $23; members: $21

Holiday Fun with Wet Felting
Ages 6 and up
Wet felting is an ancient, magical process using wool roving, soap and water. Create colorful felted wool balls that can be hung as decorations and ornaments, and make a colorful picture by “painting” with wool. All materials included and projects will be ready to take home. Please bring an old bath towel to the workshop. Students will use sheepswool, soap and water, so please inform us of any allergies.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Saturday, 3 - 5pm, Dec 6
Cost: $35; members: $32

Holiday Hang-ups
Ages 6 and up
Using paper, twine, gems, pompons, feathers, pinecones, twigs, beads, paint and more, create unique mini-picture frames, sparkling garland and wall art celebrating the season.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Dec 14
Cost: $27; members: $24

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It’s nearly school vacation time! Beat boredom by sending your child on an art vacation. Develop creativity through clay, collage, mixed media, drawing, painting and sculpture. Learn about drawing techniques and investigate artists’ materials like charcoal and pastels. Explore tempera and watercolor painting, color mixing and brush handling techniques. Build mixed media, three-dimension constructions. Weather permitting, we will visit the Yale University Art Gallery or Center for British Art for inspiration. On Friday, we’ll finish up our art projects then watch an age-appropriate movie. Snack provided; students bring their own lunch. Please dress for mess.
 
Note: when registering online, please look under the semester titled ‘2015 Vacation Art Weeks.’
 
Winter Recess: Clay Plus
Grades 2-5
Learn hand-building with clay, paint a mural, print a picture book and work with other messy materials!
Instructor: YP Faculty
Facility fee: $15
Monday - Friday, Feb 16 - 20, 9am - 3pm
5 days: $295; members: $266
 
March Break: Portraits
Grades 2-5
Create portraits of yourself, friends, family, animals and imaginary creatures using a variety of materials. Make a painting, sculpt with clay, create a mask and more!
Instructor: YP Faculty
Facility fee: $15
Monday - Friday, Mar 23 - 27, 9am - 3pm
5 days: $295; members: $266
 
Spring Recess: Build It
Grades 2-5
Create 3-D sculptures, mobiles, mini installations and dioramas. Use branches and other natural materials, paper-mache, clay, wood, wire, recyclable materials, paint and more!
Instructor: YP Faculty
Facility fee: $15
Monday - Friday, Apr 13 - 17, 9am - 3pm
5 days: $295; members: $266
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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