Teen Drawing and Painting

Drawing, Painting, and Self Expression for teens that love art, and serious teens interested in building a portfolio. The class is specifically designed to accommodate teens that are looking for a category that meets their needs (too old to be with a younger group and too young to be with adults). We will explore the fundamentals of art and learn basic techniques to learn how to draw. Teens will be encouraged to tap into their creativity and express their imagination freely. We will explore subject matter, such as realism, abstraction, expressionism; we will learn about art history's influence on today's modern artists. Each student will be led based on their own personal interests, needs at their level. Download materials list here.

Instructor: Maurice Casas
Age: 12-17
Location: Classroom 3A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members

6 Mondays, October 21 - November 25, 2019, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

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6 Mondays, December 2 - January 6, 2020, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

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Art Factory for Tweens and Teens

Put your design skills to the test in a fun environment learning a variety of art-making skills. Students will work with different media like paper, glass, textiles, plaster, paints, found objects to create their own handmade artwork like beautiful books, glass mosaics, embroidery and much more.

Instructor: Stefanie Baechler
Age: 11-15+
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members (includes all materials)

6 Saturdays, October 19 - November 23, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00PM

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Youth Drawing and Painting

In addition to the fun, children will learn about art, artists and the fundamentals of drawing and the principles of painting. The students will enjoy exploring their creativity in an artistic environment surrounded by art and real artists!

Instructor: Maurice Casas
Age: 7-12
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $110 Non-Members / $99 Members (includes all materials)

6 Thursdays, October 17 - November 21, 2019, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

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6 Thursdays, December 5 - January 23, 2020 (no class 12/26, 1/2) 4:30 - 6:00 PM

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Youth Ceramics

Let's discover the magic and fun of kiln-fired clay! From slipping and scoring to coil, slab, and pinch techniques, firing and glazing, this class works with it all! Youth Ceramics will teach your child the wonderful world of pottery through various hand-building techniques and creative projects.

Instructor: Stefanie Baechler
Age: 6-12
Location: Classroom 4A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members (includes all materials)

6 Fridays, October 18 - November 22, 2019, 4:30-6:30PM

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Fashion Illustration

If you have a passion for fashion and want to learn how to design and draw beautiful fashion images – this is the class for you! Students will build a basic art and design foundation including figure and facial proportions. The students will work in various mediums such as paint, watercolor, plaster and so much more to create eye-catching fashion designs. At the end of every class, they will have a completed fashion project to bring home! Students begin by learning the basics of fashion rendering and illustration, as well as learning fun facts about famous fashion designers and fashion history. Fashionistas are led, step by step, through an art and design curriculum that will leave them inspired and excited about fashion illustration.

Instructor: Stefanie Baechler
Age: 8-13
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members (includes all materials)

6 Saturdays, October 19 - November 23, 2019, 10AM-12PM

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Environmental and Social Justice Art for Teens

Students will explore environmental and social justice issues happening around the world today. From global warming to human and animal rights, students will make artwork based on one or more issues they feel passionate about. Students will learn about traditional activist art from poster art to international murals and installations. This is a class for students of all levels of technical ability. Students will choose which medium to work in--photography, illustration/drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, installation, sculpture, you name it.
This is a class for students who want to take their art to a new level. Great for portfolio building.
*Finished artwork will be on display at FVAC First Saturdays Open Studios, November 2 from 2-4 PM

Instructor: Sarah Schwartz
Age: 12-16
Location: Classroom 9A
Maximum enrollment size: 6 students
Tuition: $110 Non-Members / $99 Members
Materials fee: $20 payable to the instructor

6 Mondays, September 16 - October 28, 2019, 4:30-6:00 PM (no class 9/30)

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Fiction Writing and Illustrating Workshop

This class combines various elements of storytelling (genre, setting, characters, conflict, plot) using fun, hands-on activities. Young Adult and Middle-Grade author Carrie Firestone will guide students through the process of completing a flash fiction piece. In sessions five and six, artist Stefanie Baechler will help the class illustrate or create visual representations of their stories. In our last session, photographer Andy Mars will teach students how to create their own video book trailers (bring iPhone or iPad or borrow one from us) before our official "author reception." 10 student maximum, bring a snack and drink.

• Carrie Firestone (Writing 4 sessions: September 10-October 1)
• Stefanie Baechler (Illustration 2 sessions: October 15&22)
• Andy Mars (Story Trailer Video 1 session: October 29)
Level: Grades 4-8
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $165 Non-Members / $148.50 Members

7 Tuesdays, September 10 – October 29 (no class October 8), 4:30 - 6:30 PM


Squiggles and Giggles

Join a creative environment where both child and parent/caregiver can explore the world of art together. A variety of visual art techniques and media will be introduced such as drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, crafts, and sculpture. Young artists will get familiarized with different materials to explore their creativity while bonding with their parent/caregiver.

Instructor: Elena Gibson
Age: 3-5
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members (1 child with 1 caregiver)

8 Thursdays, September 12 - October 31, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 AM



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