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Creative Arts Workshop - Summer 2014 Art Programs for Young People
 
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Creative Arts Workshop Summer Session June 16, 2014 to August 8, 2014
 Art Programs for Young People
 
Enrollments by June 9, 2014
 
 
 
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SUMMER 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.
 
Summer session begins June 16 and ends August 8 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 June 9. 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. 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.
 
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. Explore art materials and be inspired by summer colors, themes and celebrations. Work with painting, drawing, collage, clay, and making simple constructions. Little fingers and small hands can discover many materials to help develop motor skills and imaginations.
Instructor: Catherine Lendler
Tuesdays, 4 - 5pm, June 17 - July 22
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $70; members: $63
 
 
Art Together. This is a great class for children who want to continue working on art together alongside a parent/adult caregiver in a playful, supportive environment. Children will work with painting, clay, puppets, collage, drawing and building, inspired by summer colors, themes and celebrations. Builds visual literacy, problem solving and creativity.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Thursdays, 4 - 5pm, June 19 - July 24
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $70; members: $63

Smart @ Art: Summer Fun. This class is designed for students who are ready to work independently. Celebrate summer colors, beach scenes, fish and fun in the sun. Young artists can discover many possibilities for expression, learning about art materials and methods. Students will explore their own individual expression to create projects in drawing, painting, collage, printing, clay, wood and papier mache. Imaginations welcome! Builds visual literacy.
Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 18 - July 23
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $99; members: $89
 
Let’s Create! Students can put together different materials to create fun collages, sculptures, and mixed media art. They will work with clay, wood, paint, collage materials, found objects, paper, board and lots more in this fun hands-on, multi-media class. Projects will be embellished creatively. Builds problem-solving and motor skills.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Fridays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 20 - July 25 (No class July 4)
Facility fee: $5
5 sessions: $83; members: $75

Clay Play. Explore the creative possibilities of clay while working in our professional pottery studio. Projects include animals, vessels, figures and more. Techniques include surface decoration, coil and slab work and pinch pots. We’ll also try throwing on the wheel. In the end, it’s about the fun we have and enjoyment we get out of creating something uniquely of our own making. Builds fine motor skills and promotes problem solving and creativity.
Instructor: Lily Kok-Forbush
Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 17 - July 22
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $102; members: $92
 
Draw Paint Collage. Make large and small, creatively wonderful works of art, using charcoal, ink, pastels, tempera paint and watercolor. Learn about materials and techniques. Using imagination, prompts, observation and memory, students will work with drawing, painting and collage media to create expressive and colorful projects. Includes new projects for returning students. Promotes visual literacy, motor skills, and creativity.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 18 - July 23
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $99; members: $89

Creative Gardening. No “green thumb” - no problem! Students will “plant“ wire and felt flower creations, make colorful ceramic pots and wind chimes, and “grow” paper mache fruits and vegetables. Inhabit your garden with fantastic imaginary bugs, butterflies, birds, elves, flower fairies and more! Projects include working from observation to ignite imaginations.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 16 - July 21
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $99; members: $89
 
Fun Faux Food. Fun art projects inspired by food! Children will work with Model Magic, paints, pastels, glitter, collage and mixed media to make colorful clay cupcakes, ice cream cone sculptures, splatter paint pizzas, design-your-own cereal boxes etc. We will look at images of food in books and artwork to help “feed” imaginations. Includes a field trip to a local bakery. Please inform the instructor of any food allergies on the first day of class.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 17 - July 15
Facility fee: $5
5 sessions: $93; members: $85
 
Hooray for Clay! Get excited to create with clay! Inspired by art both familiar and experimental, students will imaginatively design, build and glaze clay vessels, figures and sculptures. Projects include circus and lifelike animals, slab buildings, coil visionary vessels and more. This class focuses on creative hand-building; does not include use of the wheel. For both new and returning students.
Instructor: Violet Harlow
Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 18 - July 23
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $102; members: $92

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, June 19 - July 31 (No class July 3)
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $108; members: $97

Junior Potters on the Wheel. From the pottery wheel to the table, Junior Potters will learn to wedge, throw, trim and glaze unique works of utilitarian clay art—cups and mugs, bowls, plates, vessels and more, loads of fun to create! Instruction will be tailored according to each student’s level of experience. Come and get your hands in clay in CAW’s pottery studio. Both new and returning students are welcome.
Instructor: Violet Harlow
Mondays, 4 - 6pm, June 16 - July 21
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $135; members: $122
 
Summer Adventures/Travel Journal. Remember special moments of your summer -- create a cool travel journal with drawings, collage and/or writing, your choice. Students will learn how to create bound journal books with choice of size and paper, and decorate with fun designs and collages according to individual themes. Students will also learn to sketch outside, using colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and pens to record what they see.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 24 - July 15
Facility fee: $5
4 sessions: $130; members: $117
 
Landscapes of Your Own. Get outside and explore shapes of leaves, color of clouds, textures of buildings and roads --collect the ideas for your own landscape painting by sketching around CAW, Edgerton Park, and the Peabody Museum. Summer is a great time to observe and draw/paint from nature - artists call it working “a plein air.” Looking at masterworks and contemporary artwork will help students develop observational skills and learn how to present their ideas creatively. Students will also create their own mini mural using media of their choice: painting, collage or drawing.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Thursdays, 4 - 6pm, June 19 - July 31 (No class July 3)
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $130; members: $117
 
Metal Sculpture and Jewelry. Explore metal arts, mini-sculpture and making jewelry pieces using non-precious materials including copper sheet metal and wire. Students will acquire the skills of metal craft through a combination of projects, demonstrations and independent guided instruction. Students will use basic hand tools such as hammers, cutters, files, pliers and torches to develop creative projects. Both new and returning students as well as teens are welcome.
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7pm, June 19 - July 31 (No class July 3)
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $108; members: $97

Teen Digital Photography/Media. This is an introductory class in digital photography for beginners who want to improve their skills, as well as serious artists excited to explore new technology. We will cover camera basics, file formats and digital printing. Students will learn to use Adobe Photoshop to crop, tone and improve their pictures. A digital camera is required (SLR); a home computer and desktop printer recommended.
Instructor: Tung Hoang
Mondays, 10am - 1pm, June 30 - August 4
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $134; members: $121
 
Teen Drawing and Watercolor. Students will be provided with fundamentals of drawing and watercolor painting with a focus on color. Work with a rich array of drawing materials including pencil, charcoal, ink, and pastels, plus liquid, pan and tube watercolors. Materials and techniques, composition, value and the effects of light and shadow on color will be covered. We will build and expand on traditional subject matter: still life, portraiture, landscape, and cityscape, both observational and abstract. Weather permitting, some sessions will be held outdoors. Individual direction and expression will be encouraged. Open to students at all levels who want to further their experience in drawing and watercolor painting. Both new and returning students welcome.
Instructor: Jennifer Van Elswyk
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, June 24 - July 29
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $140; members: $127
 
Teen Clay. Reserve a couple of hours a week to enter the world of ceramics and sink your hands into the cool, soft texture of clay. This class explores sculpture and functional pottery such as cups, bowls, boxes and trays. You will learn and improve the skills and techniques of the clay artist including hand-building, wheel-throwing, slip decoration and glazing. Whether you are a beginning or continuing student, projects will be designed to meet your interests and skill level.
Instructor: Michael Bradford
Thursdays, 5 - 7pm, June 26 - July 31
Facility fee: $5
6 sessions: $134; members: $121
 

Fun Feet - Make Cardboard Sandals. Make a pair of fun sandals you can actually wear! Students will work with cardboard, paper, glue, collage and decorative materials. Express your personal style! Sandals will be ready to take home on the last day of class. Promotes motor skills and creativity.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Mondays, 4 - 5:30pm, June 16 & 23
2 sessions: $38; members: $35
 
Animals: Ocean. Students will learn about and create art projects all about ocean animals: fish, whales, crustaceans, dolphins and more. Imaginary under-the-sea creatures too! Work with clay, cardboard, painting, puppets, collage, pastels and watercolor. Promotes ecology, creativity and problem solving.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Mondays, 4 - 6pm, June 30 - July 14
3 sessions: $66; members: $59
 
Castle! House! Children will create a model stand-up cardboard house or castle that they design and embellish imaginatively with painting and mixed media. They will work with board, fabric, yarn, faux gems, clothespins, cellophane etc. to make little figures, animals/pets, garden, moat etc., and other wonderful ideas from their imaginations. Builds imagination and problem solving.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Mondays, 4 - 6pm, July 21 & 28
2 sessions: $44; members: $40
 

Workshops for Families

Summertime Art in Your Pajamas! Ages 3-7. Come in your pajamas, hear a story, create a fun art project, and have a yummy snack. Three different sessions, choose one - or attend all three!
Instructor: Jennifer Van Elswyk
a Friday, 6:30 - 7:30pm, June 27
   Cost: $15; members: $14
b Friday, 6:30 - 7:30pm, July 11
   Cost: $15; members: $14
c Friday, 6:30 - 7:30pm, August 1
   Cost: $15; members: $14

Workshops for Young People

Apparel Bling! Ages 9-12. Learn techniques for decorating with pattern, color, and designs on caps/hats, T-shirts, a pair of jeans, sneakers or shoes. Express personal style! Work with sequins, studs, beads and faux jewels; fabric markers, Sharpies, glitter, fabric paints. All art materials and snack included; students bring their own apparel/shoes to decorate.
Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh
a Saturday, 1 - 5pm, July 19
   Cost: $55; members: $51
b Saturday, 2 - 6pm, August 2
   Cost: $55; members: $51

Basket-Making Workshop: Weave a Garden Harvest Basket. Ages 9-12. Remember paper weaving? This workshop takes that basic skill to the next level and allows students to create their own woven reed basket, in the traditional splint style used by some Native Americans tribes. Natural and dyed reed will be used; color and pattern will be an individual choice. Open to first timers and students with prior experience.
Instructor: Jan Sacco
Saturdays, 1 - 4pm, July 26 & August 2
Cost: $40; members: $37

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Adventures in Art is a series of thematic week-long sessions focusing on art-making through observation, imagination, materials and techniques. Programs foster 21st century skills including creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and presentation.
 
Join us for up to 8 weeks to explore painting, drawing, clay and more! Explore art materials and techniques! Discover art and artists! Encourage creativity and imagination! Young people work with professional artists and art teachers in air-conditioned studios, and learn in a supportive, fun environment. Programs include all materials, snacks and outdoor recreation. Students bring their own lunch. Please dress for mess. Each student will receive a free Adventures in Art t-shirt on the first day of each week-long program.
 
AGES 4–9
 
Horses in Art. Celebrate the Year of the Horse! Learn facts about horses, foals and ponies. Clay, collage, sculpt, paint and draw, inspired by magnificent horses: carousel and circus horses, Pegasus and unicorns, painted ponies, Chinese Tang horses, and more. Families and friends welcome to join us for a fun “horse show” of the children’s art on the last day of the week.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Monday - Friday, 9am – 1pm, June 16 - 20
5 days: $200; members: $180
Facility fee: $10
 
AGES 4–6
 
Paint Power! Discover and explore all about color and painting—finger-painting, easel painting, glue paint, sponge paint, watercolors, color mixing, squeeze and drip painting, rainbows, color dough, oil pastels, watercolor resist, handprints, spin art and more. The week will end with a show of colorful artwork by the children—families and friends invited to attend.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Monday- Friday, 9am – 1pm, June 23 - 27
5 days: $200; members: $180
Facility fee: $10
 
Pets and Vets. Explore fluffy furry scaly fuzzy fave pets and animals through painting, collage, clay and sculpture. Make a 3-D pet and habitat, plus create a picture book about your favorite pet or animal. Learn about veterinarians and different kinds of pets. Families and friends invited to a “pet show” on the last day of the week! (No program Friday, July 4)
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 1pm, June 30 - July 3
4 days: $160; members: $144
Facility fee: $10
 
Fairy Tales and Fables. Castles, dragons, royalty, wands, crowns and scepters; giants, witches and wild things oh my! Families and friends invited to a puppet show on the last day featuring puppets created by the children.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm, July 7 - 11
5 days: $200; members: $180
Facility fee: $10
 
Eric Carle. We will read stories and look at pictures by Eric Carle. Children will explore paint, watercolors, tissue paper, collage, sculpture and insect and animal art inspired by this beloved children’s author—plus make their own colorful picture books. Families and friends are invited to an art book presentation on the last day of the week.
Instructor: Eva Scopino
Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm, July 14 - 18
5 days: $200; members: $180
Facility fee: $10
 
Art and Music. Explore rhythms, beats and sounds. Create shakers, rain sticks, drums, box guitars and more. Paint and draw to music. Shake it up! The week will end with a musical performance/parade by the children—families and friends welcome.
Instructor: Jennifer van Elswyck
Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm, July 21 - July 25
5 days: $205; members: $185
Facility fee: $10
 
Lines, Doodles, Shapes and Space. Learn about all kinds of lines and shapes through art projects: doodles and drawings, paintings, clay collage, and 3-D construction. Draw, paint, cut, tear, glue, sculpt and build! Discover both 2-D and 3-D art. The week will end with a display of artwork by the children on the last day—families and friends welcome.
Instructor: Jennifer van Elswyck
Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm, July 28 - August 1
5 days: $200; members: $180
Facility fee: $10
 
On the Move! Transportation. Let’s go! By car, royal coach, horse and carriage, wagon, school bus, plane, train, bike, boat, hot air balloon. Action painting and printing, movement, marble runs/ mazes, printing with toy vehicles, making tracks and roads, models and sailboats, exploring wheels and circles. Families and friends invited to a presentation of children’s art on the last day of the week.
Instructor: Catherine Lendler
Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm, August 4 - 8
5 days: $205; members: $185
Facility fee: $10
 
GRADES 2–4
 
Clay I. Clay, clay clay - every day! A week all about clay focusing on hand-building techniques—pinch forms, make slabs, roll coils, slip and score clay to join pieces together. Students will also learn about surface decoration, painting and glazing. There will be new projects for returning students. The week will end with an exhibition of student work. Please note that clay requires drying and firing time, some pieces will be ready to take home; others ready for pick-up at a later date.
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, June 23 - 27
5 days: $325; members: $295
Facility fee: $15
 
Puppets and Masks. Have fun and be creative! Learn about mask-making using various methods and materials, and make puppets using techniques from around the world! Explore color, design, pattern and expression. Students will work with clay, pariscraft, papier mache, cardboard, found objects, paint, mixed media and many fun decorative materials. This week will include a field trip to the Peabody museum to see its collection of masks. (No program Friday, July 4)
Instructor: Kris Wetmore
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 3pm, June 30 - July 3
4 days: $240; members: $216
Facility fee: $15
 
Science and Art: Shadows, Silhouettes and Sun Prints. Students will discover scientific concepts through fun, hands-on art experiences and many media choices. Projects designed to highlight the summer season include sun prints, shadow tracing/drawing, crayon melting, and creating crystals. Students will learn about Nature and the Earth, reaction and matter, motion and energy, light and sight, and water and air, using natural materials and a variety of art media.
Instructor: Jennifer van Elswyck
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 7 - 11
5 days: $300; members: $270
Facility fee: $15
 
Wild Kingdom in 3-D. Students will explore various ways to create three-dimensional animal art, from painted and stuffed paper sculpture, wire mobiles and mixed media to colorful papier mache and scrap wood creatures. Students will learn fun facts about animals and wildlife, discover animal art by various artists and masterworks, and explore different art media and techniques.
Instructor: Martha Savage
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 14 - 18
5 days: $300; members: $270
Facility fee: $15
 
Passport to Art. “Travel” to discover cultures, mythologies and traditions both past and present, and create imaginative art projects inspired by folk art around the world. Mexican retablos and amate paintings, “gwiazdy” from Poland, Japanese “Gyotaku” , “dream paintings” from Australia, Native American storytellers and totems, African masks, mandalas from India, Asian scroll paintings and so much more will inspire. Includes a field trip to the Yale Art Gallery to view and learn about cultural artifacts.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 21 - 25
5 days: $300; members: $270
Facility fee: $15
 
Clay II. A week all about clay clay clay—hand-building techniques, surface decoration, painting, and glazing lots of creative pinch, slab and coil projects. There will be new projects for returning students. The week will end with an exhibition of student work. Please note that clay requires drying and firing time, some pieces will be ready to take home; others ready for pick-up at a later date.
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 28 - August 1
5 days: $325; members: $295
Facility fee: $15
 
Art and Yoga    Back by popular demand! A special program for this age group combining fun, secular, mindful art projects with kid-friendly yoga poses, breathing-relaxation techniques, visualization and listening to music. Creativity will be explored through painting, suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling), collage, charcoal, pencil and ink drawing, sculpture, and making mandalas. The instructor is both a yoga practitioner and an artist. Students please bring a floor mat, towel or blanket for yoga. Includes new projects for returning students.
Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, August 4 - 8
5 days: $300; members: $270
Facility fee: $15
 
GRADES 5–7
 
Artists-in-Residence. Express yourself! Become an artist for a week in our art studio – dive into extreme sketching, painting, collage and sculpting. Work with different art media and learn how to create some art materials from scratch. Enhance drawing and painting skills by working on projects from observation. Discover and discuss masterworks. Experiment with many media choices and ideas from your imaginations. Projects include portraits, figures, sketching architecture and landscape outdoors, creating mini murals, collage, and 3-D multi media fabrications. Includes a field trip to the Yale Art Gallery to view artwork and learn about several art media and techniques.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, June 16 - 20
5 days: $300; members: $270
Facility fee: $15
 
Steampunk Sci-Fi. Steampunk is a style of art that combines science fiction and Victorian ideas about the future and fantasy. Students will learn about this imaginary period of history and create drawings, collage, crafts and sculpture inspired by Steampunk. All projects are age-appropriate. Projects include creating characters, fashions, and animals, jewelry, hats and headgear, dioramas and mock machines. Students will work with media including shiny silver and copper foil, wire, glitter, scrap wood, hardware, metallics, cellophane, and found objects. The week will culminate with a fun student production.
Instructor: Martha Savage
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, June 23 - 27
5 days: $305; members: $275
Facility fee: $15
 
Art and Yoga. A week of secular, mindful artmaking plus kid-friendly yoga poses, breathing-relaxation techniques, visualization and listening to music. Creativity will be explored through painting, charcoal, pencil and ink drawing, suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling), collage, sculpture and making mandalas. The instructor is both a yoga practitioner and an artist. Students please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket for yoga. There will be new projects for returning students. (No program Friday, July 4)
Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 3pm, June 30 - July 3
4 days: $240; members: $216
Facility fee: $15
 
Potters Delight I. A week of total clay immersion: hand-building techniques plus an introduction to wheel-throwing, surface design, painting and glazing. Students will learn many clay techniques to create vessels, bowl and pots, slab work, coil projects and more. There are new projects for returning students. Please note that clay requires drying and firing time, some pieces will be ready to take home at the end of the week; others ready for pick-up at a later date.
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 7 - 11
5 days: $325; members: $295
Facility fee: $15
 
Adventures in Architecture: Great Buildings and Monuments of the World. Buildings, dwellings, recreation spaces and human-made landscapes from around the world will be our inspiration this week. Pyramids, pagodas, medieval castles, onion domes and contemporary high-tech structures will inspire us to create unseen places and fantastical landscapes. Students will sketch outdoors, draw from photographs, record ideas in their own sketchbook and create their own ideas and projects via 2-D and 3-D multi-media mock-ups and models. Materials include watercolors, scrap wood, board, papier mache and natural and recycled materials. Families and friends invited to join us for a display on the last day of the week.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 14 - 18
5 days: $305; members: $275
Facility fee: $15
 
Print Workshop: Multiples of Fun. A week of color, shape, line, texture, patterns and making multiples and imprints. Students will work with a variety of tools and techniques, explore surface design, learn to work with printing inks, mix colors, and print on different surfaces—fabric, paper, notecards, banners, books etc. Create monoprints, stencils, collographs, stamps, handmade books, and marbleized papers; use prints to make origami and mobiles; make stamps from Sculpey clay and craft foam; create Nature impressions and fern/leaf printings, plus more.
Instructor: Catherine Lendler
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 21 - 25
5 days: $300; members: $270
Facility fee: $15
 
Picture This! Creative Photography. Explore photography and making photographs using the darkroom method. No previous experience is needed. We will explore creative photographic techniques in and out of the darkroom, including photograms, using pinhole cameras, making photo-collages and fun frames, plus composition and camera angles. Learn how to use black and white film and the chemicals in the darkroom used to process and print. Note: A 35mm manual camera is needed. If you do not have one, a limited number will be available. All materials are included. This week includes a field trip to the Yale Art Gallery to look at collections of photographs.
Instructor: Kris Wetmore
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, July 28 - August 1
5 days: $310; members: $280
Facility fee: $15
 
Potters Delight II. A week of total ceramics/pottery immersion: clay hand-building techniques, surface design, painting and glazing, plus wheel-throwing. Students will create many fun projects: vessels, bowl and pots, slab work, coil projects and more. There are new projects for returning students. Please note that clay requires drying and firing time, some pieces will be ready to take home; others ready for pick-up at a later date.
Instructor: Gul Rukh Selim
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, August 4 - 8
5 days: $325; members: $295
Facility fee: $15
 
GRADES 8–12
 
Teen Drawing Intensive. Every day a new topic and technique will be demonstrated and encouraged. Drawing stations and class critiques motivate a very high level of skills building. Student artists are encouraged to seek their own voice and media. Class encourages students to adopt artistic behaviors. This class is good for producing portfolio work. There will be new projects for returning students. The class will culminate with a drawing field trip to the Peabody Museum of Natural History, followed by a group cheer and hugs.
Instructor: Phil Levine
Monday - Friday, 10am - 1pm, August 4 - 8
5 days: $160; members: $144
Facility fee: $15
 
Exploring Identity. Explore the topic of identity and personal narrative. The results can be creative and exciting. Students bring to life topics like family, friends, personal exploration, ethnic and racial origins and many others. They have the chance to visualize old and new themes that inform the viewer and surprise the artists. This is a very special class that promotes communications about self-realization through the visual arts, in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. Media will be photography, painting, drawing, collage and construction. Students should bring materials of interest to them. There will be new projects for returning students.
Instructor: Phil Levine
Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 4pm, August 4 - 8
5 days: $130; members: $117
Facility fee: $15
 
Metalsmithing and Jewelry for Teens. Learn basic metalworking techniques to create mini sculpture and jewelry. Saw, hammer, fold, cut, stamp, rivet and solder copper sheet metal and wire. Students will use hand tools and a torch (one-on-one with instructor) to make metal malleable and solder pieces together as needed. Two and three-dimensional forms will be explored, including organic leaves, spheres, circles etc. New projects for returning students.
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer
Monday - Friday, 1:30 - 5pm, August 4 - 8
5 days: $190; members: $171
Facility fee: $15
 
 
 
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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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