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To Celebrate Fair Housing Month our Wednesday and Thursday April Break Camps have a Creative Focus on Fair Housing and an Exploration of Inclusive Communities! Scholarships are available! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Envisioning a Thriving Community for All People On Wednesday, April 21, our art based activities will focus on envisioning community for people from diverse backgrounds. Using collage, paint, and other mediums the students will create their pictures of different types of housing they envision. In the afternoon, we will broaden the idea of a welcoming community to include other institutions needed for everyone to thrive. All of the individual projects will become part of a mural.
Envisioning a Healthy Community for People and the Planet In honor of Earth day, on Thursday, April 22, we will expand our what makes a thriving community to include environmental components. We explore ideas related to transportation access, clean water, recycling, trees and community gardens. Using different mediums, the participants will create images of these elements to our envisioned community. Their individual work will then be added to the mural of our envisioned community.
These camps are produced in partnership with the Fair Housing Project of CVOEO and supported by HUD.
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June 14-18 Jewelry Making Ages 7-12 Instructors: Rachel Popoli and Siiri Pombar Come join us as we explore a variety of different jewelry making skills! Artists will learn how to make bracelets, anklets, necklaces, and earrings using jewelry wire, and crimp beads to fasten clasps. We will also make beads out of materials such as clay, paper, and Shrinky Dinks! Finally, children will learn different macrame stitches as we create jewelry using hemp twine. June 21-25 Paper Mache Party Ages 7-12 Instructors: Rachel Popoli and Siiri Pombar Expand your mind with us as we discover everything paper mache has to offer! We’ll create bowls, puppets, masks, animals, sculptures, and whatever you can imagine! After making the paper mache, artists will paint and decorate their pieces using a variety of crafty materials. Come and see what you can create... the opportunities are endless!
BIG! Art: Mural Design And Painting Ages 10-14 Instructors: Monica DiGiovanni and Emily Anderson This workshop nurtures individual creativity to meet a collaborative design process taking an idea from small to BIG! Kids will enjoy a five-step process culminating in painted panels for the T.W. Wood gallery that will look out to the guest parking lot at the Center For Arts And Learning building. To start, there will be a mural slide-show to inspire the project. (1) The class will come up with themes for the panels. (2) Each kid will create an individual design for the project theme. (3) Through a collaborative design process, elements from each individual design will be incorporated to create final images that will be painted on to large panels. (4) The final images will be made more graphic and cut out as shapes to be collaged to create the final panel designs that will be traced on to the panels and (5) painted on to the panels. June 28-July 2 Comics Week Ages 7-12 Instructors: Kevin Marlier and Mikayla Messier We will create our own comic books! Artists will learn character development and the storytelling process. We'll also explore parts, plan the panels per page, add color, texture, and details, and most importantly... ACTION!
July 5-9 Monster Mash-up: Monster drawing and mask-making Ages 6-10 Instructors: Brian Herrick and Siiri Pombar Who doesn't love drawing a good scary (or goofy) monster? We'll take inspiration from some classic monsters and the illustrators who defined them to make our own unique, spooky, fierce, and goofy monsters. We'll focus on drawing, design, and some 3D mask making techniques. July 12-16 Pro Printmaking: Learn basic and expert printmaking techniques Ages 7-12 Instructors: Brain Herrick and Siiri Pombar Print like a pro! Learn different methods of printmaking like monotypes, relief, stamps, and more. We will explore some realistic subject matter and we'll get abstract to create some fabulous prints. We'll use up-cycled material and you'll find out how to use some of these methods at home. BIG! Art: Found Object Sculpture Ages 10-14 Instructors: Monica DiGiovanni, Sabrina Fadial This workshop nurtures individual creativity to meet a collaborative design process taking an idea from small to BIG! To start, using random found objects, kids will have a chance to create individual sculptures. If they like, the kids can talk about their projects and their design process through brief presentations to the rest of the class. Then the kids will learn about scale and collaborate with each other to come up with an idea for a BIG! sculpture. The final sculpture will be also be made from found and recycled objects and will be installed on the front lawn of the Center For Arts And Learning building.
July 19-23 Space Week Ages 6-10 Instructors: Mikayla Messier and Siiri Pombar Are you ready to venture out in space!? Artists will use their imaginations to create space-related projects using lots of neon colors, and glow in the dark paint. From galaxy jars, painting planets, and creating your own alien, this week will surely be SPACEtacular!
Advanced Creature Design: Use zoological techniques to create your own creatures Ages 10-14 Instructors: Brian Herrick and Siiri Pombar Use zoological techniques to create your own fantastical creatures. Taking inspiration from the animals of earth, we will combine features and qualities to invent creatures which will result in some out-of-this world results. For some fun drawing, experimenting and innovation, join us for advanced Creature Design! July 26-30 All Things Clay and Sculpey Ages 6-10 Instructors: Brian Herrick and Siiri Pombar We will learn sculptural methods for clay and sculpey in this tactile class. Exploring both form and function we will be making beads, figures, cups, and more. Join us to feel that great feeling of clay and sculpture in your hands!
August 2-6 Cardboard Construction: Sculpture and building with cardboard and paper Ages 7-12 Instructors: Brain Herrick and Siiri Pombar We will be experimenting with sculptural methods to transform basic cardboard into a dynamic art medium. We will learn connection methods, cutting and scoring methods, as well as some 2D methods of turning this everyday material into an expressive art form! August 9-13 Magic Gardens Week Ages 6-10 Instructors: Mikayla and Siiri Pombar Have you ever wondered what fairy’s do in the summer? We’ll use our imaginations to create fairy and gnome homes using natural materials as well as fun supplies from the classroom. Artists will take nature walks in search of magical findings for homes, crowns, and any other fairy or gnome necessity. Who knows, we may spot a few fairies along the way!
Realistic Drawing Tricks and Techniques: Hone in your 3D skills Ages 10-14 Instructor: Brian Herrick In this class we will learn some tried and true tricks to create the illusion of realism in a drawing. Want to get those shadows just right? How about creating the illusion of depth in your drawings? Do you want to understand the secrets of perspective and foreshortening? You've come to the right place! Join us for some great drawing techniques to really make you feel great about your drawing skills.
August 16-20 Paw Patrol Art Camp! Ages 4-6 Instructors: Brian Herrick and Siiri Pombar 9-noon $140/$70 siblings Yes, the Paw Patrol makes art! Remember when Adventure Bay was having an art show and Francois made the jelly sculpture? And Marshall had a cool paint cannon that turned him green?! And then Chase, Rubble, and Rocky saved the whole pier?! That was so awesome! This special art camp designed for our smallest artists will tap into our creativity to celebrate all things Paw Patrol with coloring, painting, building with clay and more! ***Please note, this camp runs just 9-12 to get your young ones home for rest time after! Chess Week Ages 7-12 Instructors: Kevin Marlier and Mikayla Messier Back by popular demand!!! We will design and build our own original chess board sets from conception through final set. We will also play chess and have an end of the week tournament using our new boards and pieces.
Until further notice the gallery is open by appointment only.
Location CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
The T.W. Wood Gallery mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today's art to Central Vermont.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Bertil Agell, Elliott Bent, Glen Coburn-Hutcheson, John Landy, Therese Mageau, Kyle Martell, Linda Paradee, Phillip Robertson, Tiffany Smith, and Littleton Tyler