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

Week 1: Paint with Fabric, Ceramics

Instructor: Angela Kimberk, Tiffany Playford

Rising Grades 6 – 9
July 10 – 14, 2017
1:30 – 5:45 pm

Paint with Fabric: Color, Form, Pattern
Working with a collection of artist designed cloth and using glue as the primary means of assemblage, your pieces will take diverse forms such as a mandala wall cloth, wearable art, a large serving tray or a string of flags. We will incorporate acrylic paint and stitched elements layering color, pattern, and representational images if you choose, focusing on a specific theme or exploring abstract composition.

Ceramics
Explore the satisfying skill of throwing on a potter’s wheel while you relax with your hands in clay. Move and shape clay on and off the wheel as you work on inspired functional to sculptural works. Hand glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.


Week 2: Screenprinting, Ceramics

Instructor: Boriana Kantcheva, Tiffany Playford

Rising Grades 6 – 9
July 17 – July 21, 2017
1:30 – 5:45 pm

Screenprinting: Colorful Multiples
Discover wild colors and combinations to create colorful prints on a variety of surfaces. Learn the art of screenprinting and more, everything from hand-cut stencils to painted, drawn, and photo images. One of the most colorful of processes can be applied in crazy layers on almost any surface.

Ceramics
Learn or progress the satisfying skill of throwing pots on a potter’s wheel while you relax with your hands in clay. Test your strength as you move and shape clay on and off the wheel as you work on inspired functional to sculptural works. Hand glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.


Week 3: Relief Printmaking, Ceramics

Instructor: Jennifer Murphy, Tiffany Playford

Rising Grades 6 – 9
July 24 – 28, 2017
1:30 – 5:45 pm

Relief Printmaking: Illustrate, Carve, Collage
Translate illustrations and drawings into prints through the process of relief printmaking. Explore how work is laid out on the block or place, carved, and printed on our printing press or by hand. Experience the beauty of turning initial drawings into multiple different prints and paper collages of work in both 2D works on paper and 3D forms.

Ceramics
Explore the satisfying skill of throwing on a potter’s wheel while you relax with your hands in clay. Move and shape clay on and off the wheel as you work on inspired functional to sculptural works. Hand glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.


Week 4: Drawing, Painting, Ceramics

Instructor: Nancy Hart, Zackary Mickelson

Rising Grades 6 – 9
July 31 – August 4, 2017
1:30 – 5:45 pm

Drawing, Painting: Line, Shape, Composition
Challenge your skills in drawing and painting through the powerful use of color, pattern, shapes and placements. Using paper and paint we will emulate some of Matisse’s vibrant cutout work and design our own worlds from the paper to the walls of the studio to then make collage murals and collaborative installations.

Ceramics
Explore the satisfying skill of throwing on a potter’s wheel while you relax with your hands in clay. Move and shape clay on and off the wheel as you work on inspired functional to sculptural works. Hand glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.


Week 5: Book Arts, Ceramics

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson, Rebecca Cote

Rising Grades 6 – 9
August 7 – 11, 2017
1:30 – 5:45 pm

Book Arts
Expand your ideas about what a book can be.  Create colorful, dynamic book forms that communicate your story in unique and engaging ways.  Using non-traditional printmaking processes, origami type folds, unusual hinges, and altered book techniques, participants will build a stunning library of distinctive, creative expression.

Ceramics
Explore the satisfying skill of throwing on a potter’s wheel while you relax with your hands in clay. Move and shape clay on and off the wheel as you work on inspired functional to sculptural works. Hand glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.


Week 6: Soft Sculpture, Ceramics

Instructor: Jodi Colella, Zackary Mickelson

Rising Grades 6 – 9
August 14 – 18, 2017
1:30 – 5:45 pm

Soft Sculptures: Textured Objects
Explore a wide variety of media and their many applications to sculpture. Use processes like handwork, embroidery, sewing, fabrics, paint, paper collage with found objects like marbles and buttons to feed the imagination and create morphic objects that walk the line of representational and abstract.

Ceramics
Explore the satisfying skill of throwing on a potter’s wheel while you relax with your hands in clay. Move and shape clay on and off the wheel as you work on inspired functional to sculptural works. Hand glaze your work and experience the surprises when the kiln is unloaded.