Teen Painting (Summer 2013)
Summer Young Teens Ages 11-14
This class is designed as a fun and exciting path to lead younger artists toward a better understanding of the basic concepts, techniques, and materials used in contemporary painting.
Formal elements such as line, shape, value, texture, and color will be introduced, as well as issues dealing with content and meaning, or "what to paint." Students will learn how to translate ideas from memory, sketches, and found materials into finished paintings. In addition to studio work, students will explore various painting styles and histories through slide talks and a museum visit.
The class will be introduced to terms used in the discussion of visual art and will learn the value of both group and individual critiques. Teen painters will use water-based paints, which will be introduced in class and can be purchased after the first day of the class along with other art materials. / Students should expect to spend about $100 on supplies (not included in tuition).
What to bring: A pad of drawing paper or sketchbook (no smaller than 8 x 10") and a pencil. / A complete list of suggested materials list will be discussed during the first class meeting.
Students in this class must be at least 11 years of age, and no older than 14 years of age, the date of the first class meeting. View our complete policies here.