Youth Education

Youth Art League

Ages 6-15, Select Saturdays 12-2pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Youth Art League will be expanding to two hours in 2018! This free programming, designed to inspire the youth of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in storytelling, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on select Saturdays, 12pm-2pm for youth ages 6-15. When registering for classes, please register under the youth's name. If your child is unable to attend all of the classes in each section, please notify the Education Coordinator at education@artworkstrenton.org.

 

"Drawing 101"

Instructor: Lori Johansson

$5 Material Fee for the Month

(If you are unable to afford this fee, please contact education@artworkstrenton.org)

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These three workshops will inspire youth to draw by encouraging them to pursue their love of art. We will be working on basic drawing techniques, and will focus on items based on the class’ initial skill level and students’ interests. This series aims to captivate the minds of the artists by introducing games, techniques, and exercises.

To start the series, we will explore hand-eye coordination by doing some free drawing warm ups, then we'll begin with drawing geometric shapes. With this exercise, students will learn to look at objects and be able to break them down into easy-to-draw geometric shapes. Once the young artists have mastered drawing objects, the class will move on to shading techniques to make objects appear 3 dimensional. They will be taught to look for light and shadows. The students will conclude the series by drawing a still life using the techniques they learned throughout the workshops.

On the last day of the workshops, the students will bind their own sketchbooks using pipe cleaners, and have the open assignment to fill the entire book with drawings on their own. They will also receive a list of ideas for drawing in their sketchbooks to inspire them and keep them thinking in new ways.

*If your child is not able to attend every class, please notify the Education Coordinator at: education@artworkstrenton.org

*When registering, please include the student's guardian in the first/last name space.

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"Imagine This! The Art of Storytelling"

Instructor: Rashad Malik Davis

$5 Material Fee for the Month

(If you are unable to afford this fee, please contact education@artworkstrenton.org)

Register Here

Have you always had a story inside that you knew would make a great book? Can you make up a grand tale right on the spot and have everyone in tears from laughter or hanging on to the edge of their seats? If so, this is the workshop for you! In "Imagine This! The Art of Storytelling" students will learn how to take their story idea and develop it into their very own illustrated and written picture book! Students will learn how to use: creative writing, character design, and fundamental drawing skills to craft a world of their very own for a softcover picture book to have for years to come.

*If your child is not able to attend every class, please notify the Education Coordinator at: education@artworkstrenton.org

*When registering, please include the student's guardian in the first/last name space.