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Creative Arts Workshop - Spring 2015 Art Programs for Young People
 
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Creative Arts Workshop Summer Session March 16, 2015 to June 6, 2015
 Art Programs for Young People
 
 
 
 
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SPRING 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.
 

Spring session begins March 16 and ends June 5 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 March 9. All classes have limited enrollment. You can register NOW by mail or on our website www.creativeartsworkshop.org). 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 only 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
 
Attention, critical thinking, problem solving skills are all improved by involvement with the visual arts. They complement a well-rounded education necessary for success in any field. Set up in a non-judgmental, “no grade” format, art classes for young people at CAW allow for the expression of ideas and emotions, reduce anxieties and insecurities, and provide educational recreation. 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 Spring - Explore art together with a parent/guardian, and create collaborations in a fun, playful, and expressive environment. Springtime colors, nature, and animals 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.
a. Instructor: Young People’s Faculty Facility fee: $10. Wednesdays, 10 - 11am, Apr 1 - Jun 3 10 sessions: $114; members: $103
b. Instructor: Jennifer Van Elswyk Facility fee: $10. Saturdays, 9 - 10am, Apr 4 - Jun 6 10 sessions: $114; members: $103
 

Smart @ Art - For young artists ready to work independently. Children can explore a variety of art materials
and create artwork inspired by the world around them. Cultivate a love of art and help plant seeds of creativity! Learn about working with clay, painting, collage, papier mache, wood and mixed media. Imaginations welcome! There will be new projects for returning students. A great way to foster visual literacy, creativity and problem-solving. Class will be offered on a continuous basis throughout the year so that returning students can gradually build on previous experience.
a Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh Facility fee: $10. Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Apr 1 - Jun 3 10 sessions: $160; members: $144
b Instructor: Eva Scopino Facility fee: $10. Saturdays, 10:30am - 12pm, Apr 4 - Jun 6 10 sessions: $160; members: $144
 

Zombie in Love: A Free Family Workshop Calling all zombie fans and their families! Gather 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; space is limited.
Instructor: Young People’s Faculty. Sunday, 2 - 4pm, Mar 8 Cost: FREE

Grades 1-5

Fun with Wet Felting - Wet felting is an ancient process using wool roving, soap and water. Create colorful
felted wool balls and eggs, and learn how to 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. Note: Students will use sheepswool, soap and water, so please inform us of any allergies.
Instructor: Eva Scopino Sunday, 1 - 4pm, Mar 29 1 session: $60; members: $54
Mini Manga - A beginning class to learn about Manga, a popular Japanese style of cartooning. Learn techniques for drawing animals and characters. Explore different styles of eyes, and how to show gesture, expression and action. Students will work with pencils and markers.
Instructor: Eva Scopino. Thursdays, 4:15 - 6:15pm, Apr 2 & 9 2 sessions: $50; members: $45

Endangered Animals: Leopards and Lemurs! - Explore endangered wildlife through creative art projects. Students will learn about these special, magnificent creatures and their habitats as they create drawings, collage,
a diorama, and a mini picture book. Join us for science and art connections, creativity, and fun, hands-on learning.
Instructor: Eva Scopino. Saturdays, 3 - 5pm, May 2 & 9 2 sessions: $50; members: $45

Artists in Italy - Ciao! Learn basic Italian vocabulary while studying Italian artists. Paint like Leonardo!
Sculpt like Michelangelo! Learn mosaic techniques from Pompeii! Make mysterious Venetian-style masks, and paint sunflowers from Sorrento. Each week, we will cover a different region of Italy and be immersed in the language and art of this beautiful culture.
Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh Facility fee: $10. Thursdays, 4 - 6pm, Apr 2 - Jun 4 10 sessions: $212; members: $191.

Adventures in Art and Spanish - ˇViva el arte! Listen to Latin American folk stories and create picture books, paintings, collages, clay figures, masks or puppets. Students will learn about Latin American folk art, like alebrijes and amates from Mexico, chanchitos from Chile and more. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish.
Instructor: Alice Emery Facility fee: $10. Saturdays, 2:30 - 4pm, Apr 4 - Jun 13 (except May 9) 10 sessions: $160; members: $144.

Russian: Art, Language and Culture - Privet! Learn about the vibrant and colorful diversity of arts and culture in Russia! This class will infuse Russian language through painting, collage and clay projects, reading and illustrating Russian folk tales. Make your own Russian picture dictionary; learn about Russian folk and avant-garde artists. During the last class participants will be treated to tea from a samovar with prianiki - Russian gingerbread cookies.
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina Facility fee: $10. Sundays, 1 - 2:30pm, Apr 5 - Jun 14 (except May 10) 10 sessions: $160; members: $144.

A-Z Painting and Drawing - Join us to study observational drawing and painting. Using traditional teaching methodology, students will work toward mastering the fundamental concepts of line, texture, shading and color theory. Then, we will progress to perspective, volume, the human figure, portrait, creative imagery and composition. Assignments will be based on each student’s age, level of experience, personal interest and individual artistic style.
a Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina Facility fee: $10. Tuesdays, 4 - 6pm, Mar 31 - Jun 2 10 sessions: $212; members: $191
b Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina Facility fee: $10. Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Apr 4 - Jun 6 10 sessions: $212; members: $191
c Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina Facility fee: $10 .Sundays, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Apr 5 - Jun 7 10 sessions: $212; members: $191

Clay Play - Explore the many creative possibilities of clay 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.
Instructor: Lily Kok-Forbush Facility fee: $10. Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Mar 31 - Jun 2 10 sessions: $170; members: $153
 
Saturday Sketching - Explore lines, shapes and patterns. Learn techniques for pencil, brush, charcoal, pastels
and ink. Experiment with composition, shading and value. We will work from observation and imagination; subjects include nature, portraits, animals, still life and outdoor scenes. Students will also make their own sketchbook. New projects for returning students.
Instructor: Eva Scopino Facility fee: $10. Saturdays, 12:30 - 2pm, Apr 4 - Jun 6 10 sessions: $160; members: $144

Draw! Paint! Collage! - Create small and large expressive works of art. Learn drawing techniques, brush handling and color mixing. Children will work with drawing pencils, pastels, ink, collage materials, tempera paints and watercolor. Sources of inspiration will include seasonal colors and themes, animals, outdoor scenes and people. New projects for returning students.
Instructor: Eva Scopino Facility fee: $10. Mondays, 4 - 5:30pm, Mar 30 - Jun 8 (except May 25) 10 sessions: $160; members: $144

Hooray for Clay - Get excited to create with clay! Students will 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. For new and continuing students.
Instructor: Violet Harlow Facility fee: $10. Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Apr 1 - Jun 3 10 sessions: $170; members: $153
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-onone with instructor) to create works in metal.
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer Facility fee: $10. Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Apr 2 - May 21 8 sessions: $128; members: $115

Grades 5-7
 
Junior Potters on the Wheel - Have you ever wanted to make your own personal mugs, bowls and plates? Well, in this class you can! From wedging and pulling to throwing and trimming, pottery is exciting to create. Join in the fun as you cover your hands in clay while working in our professional pottery studio. Instruction will be tailored to each student’s level and needs. Both new and returning students are welcome.
Instructor: Violet Harlow Facility fee: $10. Mondays, 4 - 6pm, Mar 30 - Jun 8 (except May 25) 10 sessions: $218; members: $196.

Metal Works! - Explore the various techniques of jewelry making and metal arts using non-precious materials. Students can acquire the skills of metal craft in these classes that 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 also welcome!
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer Facility fee: $10. Thursdays, 5:30 - 7pm, Apr 2 - May 21 8 sessions: $128; members: $115
 
Drawing Samplers - 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.
Drawing at the Peabody. Instructor: Young People’s Faculty. Saturdays, 11am - 1pm, Mar 7 & 14 2 sessions: $50; members: $45
Figure and Portrait. Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina. Sundays, 2 - 4pm, Mar 8 & 15 2 sessions: $50; members: $45
Still Life. Instructor: Young People’s Faculty. Saturdays, 1 - 3pm, Mar 21 & 28 2 sessions: $50; members: $45

Digital Photography - Step out of the darkroom and into the world of color photography and desktop printing.
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 Facility fee: $10. Mondays, 4:15 - 6:15pm, Mar 30 - Jun 1 10 sessions: $220; members: $198

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 Facility fee: $10. Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, Mar 30 - Jun 8 (except May 25) 10 sessions: $218; members: $197

Drawing Challenge - A must-have for your portfolio! Throughout this course, students will receive progressively
more complex and challenging drawing prompts. Each session, the instructor will introduce and demonstrate a new technique that the students will be encouraged to practice. Drawing stations and class critiques help to build skill development.
Instructor: Phil Levine Facility fee: $10. Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm, Apr 1 - Jun 3 10 sessions: $218; members: $197

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 Kriksciun Facility fee: $10. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30pm, Apr 1 - Jun 3 10 sessions: $218; members: $197

Teen Clay - Learn about the medium of clay, how to use it artistically and the possibilities it holds. Students can explore or create a personal project. 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 new and continuing students. Cost includes clay and firing fees.
Instructor: Michael Bradford Facility fee: $10
Thursdays, 5 - 7pm, Apr 2 - Jun 4 10 sessions: $220; members: $198
 
 

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

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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: $26

 
 
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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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