Children's Classes

 

CERAMICS

Fee includes clay, firings and glazes.

 

CREATIVE WAYS WITH CLAY
Carolyn LaLiberte (CLL-2)
Mondays, 7/7-8/18, 4-6pm

$170, Members $140

Explore different hand-building techniques such as slabs, coils and pinch pots to form animal containers, puppets, rattles, etc. and then learn how to apply color and pattern.  Students will create their own personal stamps to use on their projects. 
Please contact Angela Hoffman at 310-541-2479, ext. 306, to be put on the waiting list for this class.

  

BEGINNING WHEEL (ages 10+)
Roy Kunisaki (RK-2)
Tuesdays, 7/8-8/19, 4-6pm

$170, Members $140

Learn wheel-throwing, trimming and glazing skills.
Please contact Angela Hoffman at 310-541-2479, ext. 306, to be put on the waiting list for this class.

 

DRAWING & PAINTING

WATERCOLOR & INK FOR KIDS  (ages 7-9) 
Laurel Koss (LK-1)
Wednesdays, 7/9-8/20, 4:30-6pm
$150, Members $120

Where will a line take you?  Anywhere your imagination leads you.  Work with line by contour drawing in ink, and coloring it over with watercolor.  Learn how to work with watercolor in pencil, tubes, and pans. Instruction includes basic watercolor painting techniques, line drawing, and drawing with a brush to paint summer scenes, people, animals, toys, and city and landscapes.  

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YOUTH PAINTING & PASTEL (ages 9+)
Jennifer Siegal (JNS-5)
Tuesdays, 7/8-8/19, 4:30-6pm
$150, Members $120
Explore a variety of painting styles and techniques while working with acrylic paints, watercolors and dry pastels. Learn color mixing, controlling the medium and shading techniques for realistic rendering. Paint a portrait with pastels, create a landscape in acrylic paints and paint a still life with watercolors.
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BEGINNING FASHION DESIGN FOR YOUNG ARTISTS (ages 9-12)

Terry Madison (TM-1)
Wednesdays, 7/9-8/20, 4:30-6:00pm
$150, Members $120
“Project Runway” comes to PVAC! Fashion, sketching, simple pattern-making, hand-sewing, and designing simple doll garments. Make patterns by both draping and flat pattern method. Make several outfits for the doll you bring to class.
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YOUTH DRAWING (ages 7+)
Jennifer Siegal (JNS-6)
Thursdays, 7/10-8/21, 4:00-5:30pm
$150, Members $120

Use charcoal, graphite and colored pencil while learning different shading techniques. Draw your favorite animal, an impressionistic self portrait and a gesture drawing of a summer tree. Use simple perspective to create a futuristic city.
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Please contact Angela Hoffman at 310-541-2479, ext. 306, to be put on the waiting list for this class.


CHALK & OIL PASTEL (ages 6+)
Laurel Koss (LK-3)
Saturdays, 7/12-8/23, 10-11:30am
$150, Members $120
Using the soft look of chalk pastels and the bold colors of oil sticks, learn to compose drawings and paintings.  Lessons include color mixing, stroke techniques, and working with watercolor, markers, and acrylics on a variety of colors and textures of paper, board, and wood.  Projects include drawing exercises, the color wheel, flowers, the California landscape, food, baby animals, the aurora borealis, and portraits.  Examples of art from the classical Degas to the magical children’s illustrator Mary GrandPre will be presented.  It will be messy but fun!  Children’s stories reflecting the subject or art will be read, too.  
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ANIME & MANGA DRAWING (ages 10+)
Tuesdays, 8/5-8/19 & Thursdays, 8/7-8/21, 4-6pm
$150, Members $120
Explore the fun and unique style of Japanese Anime and Manga. Focus on learning character proportions and stylistic features that make these characters come to life. Students will practice colored pencil and watercolor techniques to create images of their favorite anime and manga characters. They will also have the opportunity to design one- of- a- kind characters of their own.
 


TEEN/COLLEGE PREP ARTS & DESIGN


ANIMATION

Jennifer Stillwell (JSW-2)
Thursdays, 7/10-8/21, 6:30-8:30pm 

$150, Members $120

Traditional animation teaches the hand-drawn technique developed and refined by the artists of Walt Disney studios. Students will learn how to create the "Illusion of Life" by drawing a series of still images that will be photographed individually, and then played back as an animated movie.
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SEW FUN

TEEN BEGINNING SEWING        
(ages 10 – 15)  
Terry Madison (TM-2)
Thursdays, 7/10-8/21, 4-5:30pm
$150, Members $120

Dust off that sewing machine!  This beginning sewing class will teach you how to thread your machine, wind your bobbin, and get you sewing in no time.  Make several garments; each project will teach you a specific skill related to the sewing machine and its many stitches and feet. Each student MUST provide their own machine to bring to class.  

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*NEED INDIVIDUAL HELP PREPARING YOUR

COLLEGE ADMISSION PORTFOLIO?

Work one on one with an artist/instructor to edit and prepare your portfolio. For information, contact Angela Hoffman, 310-541-2479.

WIDER OPPORTUNITIES

Check out our adult classes. Most instructors accept high school students. Call Angela Hoffman, 310-541-2479, to determine what meets your needs.

TEENS: Teenage volunteers will be needed to assist art camp instructors and participants during the 2014 Summer Session.  Applications may be delivered in person or via fax or email, Ahoffman@pvartcenter.org, and must be recieved by June 27, 2014. Click here for information on how to volunteer.