Youth Art Program

Jan 11-Mar 28
Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM,  Ages 10-18

Week One – Seeing Nature Up Close
Learn to look at nature to see details most people overlook. We’ll draw from life zooming in on details to examine highlights and shadows and create form. (Materials needed – White cartridge paper, pencils ideally HB and primary printing pencils, erasers, flowers and leaves)

Week 2 – Finding the Bright Side
Building on our drawings from week one we will explore how colour mixes and ways to explore the natural world creatively. Using pencil crayons we will layer and blend to create natural colours found in our subjects. Materials needed – White cartridge paper, pencils, pencil crayons, pictures of subject from week one)

Week 3 – Georgia Who?
Come learn about Georgia O’Keeffe and her unique way of seeing nature. We will look at Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and how she expressed her love of nature. Students will use skills from week one and two to start their own O’Keeffe inspired nature piece. (Materials needed -White photocopy paper, pencils, pencil crayons, erasers, construction paper of various colours)

Week 4 – Pastel Abstraction – Part 1
Using plans from last week we will design and start our chalk pastel paintings of O’Keeffe inspired nature artworks. Learn about painting with chalk pastels to layer and blend new colours. (Materials needed – Construction paper of various colours, chalk pastels, kleenex and Q-tips)

Week 5 – Pastel Abstraction – Part 2
We will finish our Georgia O’Keeffe inspired abstract art works.

Week 6 – Watercolour Techniques
Watercolour painting can be a challenge. Learn different techniques to blend and layer colours in this paint medium. (Materials needed – Watercolour paper, watercolour paint, watercolour brushes, kleenex, salt, saran wrap, pencils, erasers)

Week 7 – Take Those Techniques Outside
Finish learning watercolour techniques and learn about landscape painting including space, colour and value. (Materials needed – Watercolour paper, watercolour paint, watercolour brushes, kleenex, salt, saran wrap, pencils, erasers)

Week 8 – Add Colour to Your World
Learn to paint a landscape using watercolour paint. Students will be led through a winter landscape painting. (Materials needed – Watercolour paper, watercolour paint, watercolour brushes, kleenex, salt, saran wrap, pencils, erasers)

Week 9 – Exploring Texture and Recycling – Part One
Printmaking lets you create many works of art from one art creation. Old materials such as cereal boxes, paper doilies, plastic mesh, cloth, etc… will be used to create a collograph printing block. We will learn about collographs and printmaking before we start building our block. Students are encouraged to bring old cereal boxes, flat textured items such as wallpaper, lace, sandpaper, etc… as well as flat found objects to use on their plate. (Materials needed – flat card board, white glue, scissors, x-acto knives and cutting mats, boar hair bristle brushes, recycled materials for students to use)

Week 10 – Exploring Texture and Recycling – Part Two
We will finish building our blocks before sealing them to use in printing. A demonstration of how to pull a print will be shown. (Materials needed – flat card board, white glue, scissors, x-acto knives and cutting mats, boar hair bristle brushes, recycled materials for students to use)

Week 11 – Exploring Texture and Recycling – Part Three
Let’s pull a print! Students will “ink” their plates and pull a collograph print. (Materials needed – Boar hair bristle brushes, acrylic paint, cartridge paper)

Week 12 – Take My Hand
Contour drawing will be explored (continuous line and blind contour). Students will draw their hand from life looking at proportions and details. (Materials needed – Cartridge paper, pencils, coloured pencils)