Youth Education

 

Current Classes and Workshops:

 

Free Summer Youth Art Series WEB BANNER

 

FREE Summer Youth & Teen Art Series

@ Artworks Trenton!!!

 

June Schedule:

"Geared Up with Nature"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

Saturday, June 11th, 2016, 12-1pm at Artworks Trenton (Ages 8-18) - Register Here

(Click Here to be placed on the Waiting List for this class. If a spot should open, we will notify you and it will be available on a first come first serve basis. Filling out this form does not guarantee registration.)

This is an opportunity for children ages 8 to 18 years old to create an original piece of artwork that will be displayed at an art show at Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market during Art Fest on June 27. The art will be created around the theme of nature and technology using acrylic paint and bike gears. The students will work with materials to print layers and will be encouraged to use creative freedom to personalize their work. This class is free and all materials will be provided.  The instructor will collect and transport the art to the farmers market. Students can pick up their pieces on June 27 at the Art Fest at the market. Please register under your child's name. If you have more than one child that you would like to register, you can do so by adding them as a guest/participant.

 

"Pop Art: Pattern"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

Friday, June 24th, 2016, 3-4pm (Ages 13-18) - Register Here

(Click Here to be placed on the Waiting List for this class. If a spot should open, we will notify you and it will be available on a first come first serve basis. Filling out this form does not guarantee registration.)

Saturday, June 25th, 2016, 12-1pm (Ages 6-12) - Register Here

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"BOOM!", "BAM!", and "KAPOW!" patterns and stencils together to make captivating backgrounds that will be home for figures to 'pop out'. We have everything you need to channel your inner Andy Warhol/Roy Lichtenstein and let your imagination go wild! Please register under your child's name. If you have more than one child that you would like to register, you can do so by adding them as a guest/participant.

July Schedule:

"Superheroes: Color"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

Friday, July 15th, 2016, 3-4pm (Ages 13-18) - Register Here

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Saturday, July 16th, 2016, 12-1pm (Ages 6-12) - Register Here

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 Create superheroes based around the primary or secondary color of your choosing. Once you've made your color choices, it's time to figure out how your character harnesses their superpower based upon warm or cool colors and the way they can impact others, whether it be evil villains or everyday citizens.

"Anime: Landscape"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

Friday, July 22nd, 2016, 3-4pm (Ages 13-18) - Register Here

(Click Here to be placed on the Waiting List for this class. If a spot should open, we will notify you and it will be available on a first come first serve basis. Filling out this form does not guarantee registration.)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 12-1pm (Ages 6-12) - Register Here

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Taking inspiration from Mushishi, Miyazaki, and other known anime influences, students will use watercolors to create mystical backgrounds with a focus on natural settings.  There will be an emphasis on composing backgrounds, mid-grounds, and foregrounds to give an overall moody feel to your art. Please register under your child's name. If you have more than one child that you would like to register, you can do so by adding them as a guest/participant.

"Claymation: Characters"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

Friday, July 29th, 2016, 3-4pm (Ages 13-18) - Register Here

(Click Here to be placed on the Waiting List for this class. If a spot should open, we will notify you and it will be available on a first come first serve basis. Filling out this form does not guarantee registration.)

Saturday, July 30th, 2016, 12-1pm (Ages 6-12) - FILLED

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It's time to think like Tim Burton as you utilize clay to create cartoon-like characters. The possibilities of emotions, expressions, and roles are endless! Please register under your child's name. If you have more than one child that you would like to register, you can do so by adding them as a guest/participant.

 August Schedule:

"Comic Book Creations"

 Friday, August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, 2016, 3-4pm (Ages 13-18) - Register Here

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Saturday, August 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 12-1pm (Ages 6-12) - Register Here

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This course will cover the basics of illustration and comic lay out.  The students will develop a book consisting of 10 pages and a front cover. Each page will have a 4-panel layout.  The stories will revolve around the students’ interest; either influences from cartoons... their favorite toy/video games... or more personal and self-reflective narratives. Please register under your child's name. If you have more than one child that you would like to register, you can do so by adding them as a guest/participant.

After School Art Enrichment Programming at the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County

Artworks Trenton has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County in offering after school art enrichment classes starting in the winter of 2015. The classes will be taught by Artworks instructors and hosted by the Boys and Girls Club at their brand-new community center at 1040 Spruce Street in Lawrenceville (adjacent to Halo Farm and the Trenton Farmer's Market). Class descriptions and times are listed below. To register for programs, please fill out this form and email it to mrubin@bgcmercer.org. Be sure to specify desired course. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcmercer.org/programs/spruce-street-enrichment-programs, contact Marci Rubin at (609) 695-6060, or visit the B&GC registration office at the Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange, Capitol Plaza Shopping Center, 1500 North Olden Avenue, Ewing.

Artworks Classes at Boys & Girls Club Spruce Street Community Center:

 

Summer Specialty Camp

PASSPORT TO ART

July 18 – 22, 2016

9:00am - 12:00pm

(AGES 8-11)

Get ready to plant a stamp on your newly made passport, as we leave on a tour of the world! We will be exploring the many cultures and art this world has to offer us. From England to France to Japan to India, each week we’ll land in a different country and we’ll become engulfed in their art scene, learning the materials and lifestyles of the local artists. Who knows, if you’re lucky, they might just send you home with a unique souvenir! Camp is staffed by local artists from Artworks.

Fall Classes

September 12 - November 18, 2016

 

From Trash to Art: A Journey in Upcycling

Mondays: 5-6pm (Grades 5-8)

                      6-7pm (Grades 9-12)

Instructor: Susan Rubin

You will learn about Trash Art and various techniques to utilize discarded t-shirts, fabric scraps, old magazines and junk mail as materials to create art. The use of reclaimed and recycled materials is highly encouraged while exploring various media and techniques. Projects will include basket weaving, coiled bowls, bead-making and much more!

Color & Design

Tuesdays: 5-6pm (Grades 5-8)

                        6-7pm (Grades 9-12)

Instructor: Antoinette Marchfelder

You will learn design methods using different techniques to create patterns and stamps. Included will be a design method based on the book, “A Method for Creative Design” by Adolfo Best-Maugard. Best-Maugard’s book explains the seven basic designs found in nature and in every culture’s artwork. This class will cover basic color theory, contrast, building layers and bringing it all together to create a beautiful painting. The great thing about this is that it doesn’t matter what your skill level may be. It’s all about the discovery of color and designs that shape the world around us.

Comic Book Creations

Wednesdays: 5-6pm (Grades 3-6)

                              6-7pm (Grades 7-12)

Instructor: Will Kasso

This course will cover the basics of illustration and comic lay out. You will develop a book consisting of 10 pages and a front cover. Each page will have a 4-panel layout. The stories will revolve around your own interests; either influences from cartoons… a favorite toy/video games… or more personal and self-reflective narratives.

Collage

Thursdays: 5-6pm (Grades 3-6)

                          6-7pm (Grades 7-12)

Instructor: Tamara Torres

You will explore great ways to create fresh collages with a focus on building a story and surface. The philosophy for this class is one of freedom, play, exploration and most of all FUN!!!!!! This class is all about YOU, and using your voice to make the things that make you special. You will learn how to incorporate drawing, painting, smudging, cutting from old magazine and books into the collaging process. Each class will be based on a personal goal, inspirational thought, or a specific community, commencing with a show-and-tell and positive feedback session.