Summer 2020 Teens

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Spend the summer learning new skills online and dive deeper into your passion. Create a killer portfolio in art or animation with our 2-week drawing, painting and digital animation intensives, or try out new mediums with our 1 week classes in printmaking (yes you can do it at home!), sculpture and illustration. Improve your skills and do what you love; whether it’s making a zine or creating characters, you’ll learn from a creative, rigorous curriculum taught by professional teaching artists in daily classes and projects.

Drawing Foundations – Kyle Abernathy

6/29 – 7/10 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Working from both still-life and figure-models, discover a wider range of classical and non-traditional drawing materials, methods and techniques.

Gage 360 Online
$590



Materials:
Can be purchased at Artist and Craftsman and/or Blick

  • Graphite Drawing Pencils 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Tape
  • Drawing Board (smooth hard surface larger than paper that paper can be taped to)
  • Drawing Paper (at least 11″ x 14″)
  • White eraser
  • Ruler (at least 12″)
  • Charcoal Pencils Hard, Medium, Soft
    White Charcoal Pencil (sometimes called chalk or pastel chalk)
  • Toned Paper (gray or brown)
  • Pencil Sharpener

Painting Foundations – Kyle Abernathy

7/13 – 7/24 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn essential digital and traditional painting techniques as you study color mixing, paint application, and both direct and indirect painting methods.

Gage 360 Online
$590



Materials:
Can be purchased at Artist and Craftsman and/or Blick

Acrylic paint:

  • Pthalo Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Titanium White

Tools:

  • Flat brushes, at least 6 ranging in size from 1 to 16 (example 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16)
    (More bushes the better, especially around size 8)
  • Round brushes, at least 1 at 3/0 size or 2/0 size
  • Drawing board (smooth, hard board at least 9″ x 12″ to tape canvas paper on)
  • Tape
  • Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette 12″ x 16″
  • Water container (glass jar or empty yogurt container for example)
  • Paper towels
  • Canvas paper (at least 9″ x 12″)
  • Graphite pencil HB
  • White eraser
  • Some still life items that will be discussed in class.

Printmaking and Ceramics – Klara Glosova and Nicolas Nyland

7/27 – 7/21 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Combine painting techniques with printmaking and sculpture. Learn traditional hand-printing techniques you can do at home and create colorful, sculptures using a durable air-dry clay.

$300
Gage 360 Online



Materials:
Can be purchased at Artist and Craftsman and/or Blick

Optional:

  • Baren 
  • Newsprint – also can be used instead of masa paper
  • Larger soft cut printing block like 9”x12″

Animation and Nature – Nantz McMillen and Jessica Heide

7/27 – 8/7 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Learn botanical illustration and investigation techniques, then capture inspirations from the natural world using digital and stop motion animation techniques.

$590
Gage 360 Online



Materials:
Can be purchased at Artist and Craftsman and/or Blick

  • Flash cards
  • binder clips
  • animation peg bar
  • animation paper
  • light board
  • adjustable phone mount

Optional:

  • Light board
  • animation paper
  • peg bar

Animation and the City – Jon Garaizar and Handa Yo

8/10 – 8/21 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

What will our urban landscape look like in the future? Bring your imagination to life through 2D animation.

Gage 360 Online 
$590

Comics & Zines – Taylor Dow and Dawson Walker

8/10 – 8/14 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Develop your own creative process and explore the personal side of comics through collaborative excerises and mixed media projects that challenge you to go deeper. You’ll come away with the tools you need to create your own characters and narrative in this comics and zines workshop.

Gage 360 Online
$300

Urban Sketching – Eleanor Doughty and Scott McCall

8/17 – 8/21 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Explore the parks, sidewalks and vistas of your neighborhood and the world while developing your drawing and painting skills–learn to use perspective and composition to create your own imaginative interpretations of the world around you in pencil, ink and water color.

Gage 360 Online
$300

Alternative Self Portrait – Ellen Blazich and Kite Arner

8/24 – 8/28 | 9:30am – 12:30pm

What is a self portrait? You’ll learn foundational techniques in paint and sculpture from casting your hand to the dynamics of color. Explore your own artistc vocabulary with creative portraits that take the self portrait as a starting point.

Gage 360 Online
$300

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