Youth Education

 

Current Classes and Workshops:

 

FREE Summer Youth Programming

@ 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

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.

 

"Pop Art: Pattern"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

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

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

"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!

July Schedule:

"Superheroes: Color"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

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

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

 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

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

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.

"Claymation: Characters"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

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

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

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!

 August Schedule:

"Comic Book Creations"

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

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

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.

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:

Comic Book Creation Workshop

Instructor: Will Kasso

April 27-June 29, 2016

Wednesday - 5:30-6:30pm

Location: 1040 Spruce Street, Lawrenceville, NJ

 

“A comic book or comicbook,[1] also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form. Although comics have some origins in 18th century Japan and 1830s Europe, comic books were first popularized in the United States during the 1930s. The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the United States in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips, which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics.[2] The term comic book derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; however, this practice was replaced by featuring stories of all genres, usually not humorous in tone.”

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.

* Drop-ins welcomed at a prorated price of $10 per person per class.

 

Summer Specialty Camp

PASSPORT TO ART

July 18 – 22, 2016

9:00am - 12:00pm

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. (AGES 8-11)