Grades 6-8 Descriptions

Immerse yourself in Art

Engage with some of Boston’s finest artist-educators in studios purposely designed for ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Continue your journey in art by immersing yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Programs

All for Clay / Clay for All: Grades 6-8

Instructor: Annie Buchholz

9 Saturdays, 11:30 am – 1:30pm
April 7- June 16, 2018
Excludes April 21, 2018

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together, learn from each other, and inspire each other.


Bend, Fold & Print

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Grades 3 – 5
10 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
October 2 – December 4, 2018

Explore ways to shape paper, from creating a simple folded book to intricate greeting cards and sculptural shapes. Projects could include print-making with natural and found materials, collage and book-making.

Snack ‘n Track is available for students who are registering for this class.


Wheelworks: Another Spin

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Grades 6 – 8
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
October 2 – December 4, 2018

Work on a potter’s wheel.

Learn to advance the skills of throwing pots on a potter’s wheel, from salt cellars to floor vases, and everything in between, from functional to sculptural.

Hand-glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.

 


Color Intensive: Draw / Paint

Instructor: Color Intensive: Draw / Paint

Grade 3 -5
10 Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
October 3 – December 12, 2018
Excludes  November 21, 2018

Imagination and Observation!

Expressive imagination and close observation come into play through exploring a wide variety of media in works on paper. People, animals, and objects in nature, dreams, fantasies and abstract lines and forms will be suggested as stimulating and challenging subjects.

Tempera paint, oil pastels, watercolor, pencil and charcoal are all possible materials. We will look at examples of artwork by famous artists and other cultures for inspiration, expanding ideas about art.

Snack ‘n Track is available for students who are registering for this class.


Art Journals: Book Making

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Grades 5-8
10 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
October 3 – December 12, 2018
Excludes November 21, 2018

Introduction to book making and binding. Students will fold, bind and bring together hardcover books with decorative paper.

Snack ‘n Track is available for students who are registering for this class.


Building Blocks of Architecture

Instructor: Daniel Zeese

Grades 6 -8
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
October 5 – December 14, 2018
Excludes November 23, 2018

Explore how architects, designers and artists approach the creative process!

Art and architecture exploring how we understand spaces through storytelling, model making and drawing. Students will learn skills to craft objects and spaces, and the language of architectural drawing to convey big ideas to each other. Through a series of small exercises we will consider scale, material, spacial needs, and the natural environment before realizing a culminating project.

 


All for Clay / Clay for All: Grades 6-8

Instructor: TBD

10  Saturdays, 10 am – 12pm
October 6 – December 15, 2018
Excludes November 24, 2018

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together, learn from each other, and inspire each other.