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Youth Arts Program

Ages 6 and Up 6-week sessions

12 April

April Vacation Week Special

with  Nick Frasco

April 12-16, 5 days, 9am - 12pm each day

Anime and Character Development

Please see description below. 

   

Fee : $195. with membership
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Sat.

Youth Drawing & Painting

with  Nick Frasco

Saturdays – 2 hour sessions: 9 - 11am or 11:15 - 1:15pm

Start anytime 6-week session ongoing

Ages 7 & up

In-Studio, COVID protocols

 

   

This ongoing and very popular course will teach young people the fundamentals of drawing, composition and painting, how to mix and apply paint, and the use of a variety of art materials. Students may bring a project of their own on which to work. The ultimate goal of the Youth Program is to create a work of art that is satisfying
Class fee does not include materials.
Please email us for the materials list. info@wethersfieldarts.org

Fee : $195 with membership
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Youth Painting and Drawing<br>

Fundamentals of Oil Painting

with  Veronique

Wednesdays, 5-8pm,  6-weeks, ongoing

Ages 12 & up

In-Studio, COVID protocols

 

 

   

Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. We will look at different techniques from the Renaissance to the 19th Century, including the Flemish technique and the technique of Bouguereau. Working in sight-size and from life, we will examine the process beginning with the preliminary composition on paper in graphite then the transfer to canvas. Discover or review the underpainting by first blocking in the background and working on big shapes. Students will learn how to mix accurate values and colors and how to create a realistic sense of dimensional form. Everyone will work at their own pace, allowing both beginners and experienced painters to join. 

 

Fee : $250 with membership
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5 April

DaVinci Initiative

with  Veronique

Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm, 6-weeks                                       

Jump-ins possible

Ages 12 & Up 

In-Studio, COVID protocols

 

   

This classical drawing course was designed by Mandy Hallenius from the DaVinci Initiative and was specifically created for children in grades 9 through 12 (12 to 19 years old).

They will increase their visual literacy by applying a drawing process, learning new techniques for identifying and correcting drawing errors, and practicing their hand-eye coordination. Students will learn these drawing skills by re-creating a Bargue plate as carefully as possible as they learn proportion, values, and other essential drawing skills. These are time-honored methods of learning to draw what you see in training for future art endeavors. Many famous artists such as Picasso, NC Wyeth, G. Parrish trained in Bargue Drawing. 

Bargue Plates are part of a French 19th century drawing course created by Jean-Léon Gérome and Charles Bargue.

Jump-ins possible.

Fee : $180 with membership
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Feather, Fur and Skin in Oils Virtual Class

with  Nick Frasco

Tuesdays,  6:30pm to 8:30pm,  6-weeks ongoing

Ages 12 & up

This is a virtual class

 

   

This class will be conducted in oils. For beginners to experienced painters, all ages. Learn the fundamental elements of composition, depth and perspective as well as color mixing and paint application i.e. as to skin textures and layering of hair or feathers.  These are the foundations for any successful wildlife painting.

Fee : $185 with membership
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18 March

Anime and Character Development

with  Nick Frasco

Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30pm, 6-weeks                                      

Jump-ins possible

Ages 8 & Up 

In-Studio, COVID protocols

 

 

 

   

Starting with rough sketches in black & white to design layouts of Japanese style comic characters. New style effects using different techniques will be demonstrated and students can develop their own characters and stories.  Color pencil, marker, or watercolor for the final. 

 

Fee : $195 with membership
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2021 SUMMER YOUTH ART PROGRAM

Join us for a fun-filled, 5 weeks of non-virtual, in-studio summer youth arts programming!  We have new topics with notable instuctors on the roster, please explore the options. There is something here for every creative young person aged 7 - 16. 

As in previous years, you have a choice of 3-hour programs in the morning and afternoon so your child can choose either one or stay all day for two programs. Full day registrations includes a free supervised lunch and outdoor recreation time between 12:00 - 1:00pm. Early drop-off this year is 8:45am. Latest pick-up is 4:15pm. The morning and afternoon sessions include outdoor supervised break time with games as well. 

The half-day fee this year is $175 which includes the early drop-off and late pick-up.  Sign-up early as limited spaces are still in place due to COVID spacing.  Fees will increase to $185 after May 29, 2021, so please register early. All materials used are included in the fees.  For parents who work, childcare fees while you work are tax-deductible from 501c3 organizations. Please ask your accountant for details. 

 

 

Summer 2021 Youth Art Program - June 21 - June 25

Classes for the week

21 June

Still Life in Graphite

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of June 21 - 25;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

Learn the fundamentals of drawing while understanding the relationship of light, values and the components of form, to create a convincing 3 dimensional looking drawing using “still life objects.”

Fee : $175 with membership
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21 June

Nature Journaling

with  Kate Moirs

Summer Youth Art Week of June 21 - 25;  Morning 9am - 12pm

Ages 7-16

   

Come explore the beauty and mystery of the natural world through drawing and painting in the wild! Nature is pure magic. Watercolor painting is a complete joy. The two together make a great combination! We will spend time observing and recording wonders in nature that peak our curiosity and inspire our sense of exploration. At the end of the workshop, you will have an illustrated journal filled with your very own discoveries. All skill levels are welcome!

Fee : $175 with membership
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21 June

Drawing Animal Skulls

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of June 21 - 25;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

This class will take your love of drawing skulls to a whole new level. (Using actual animal skulls) we will create a lifelike drawing of these objects focusing on the textures of bones as well as the light source and how it effects shapes, values and shadows within the skull itself.

Fee : $175 with membership
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21 June

Florals in Watercolor

with  Katie Moirs

Summer Youth Art Week of June 21 - 25;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

Ages 7-16

   

Inspired by the beauty of flowers? Intrigued by the magical quality of watercolor painting? This workshop is for you! We will be having big fun drawing and painting real flowers from the natural world, using a variety of watercolor painting techniques and vibrant paint colors to give our watercolor flowers that extra wow factor! All skill levels are welcome!

Fee : $175 with membership
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Summer 2021 Youth Art Program - June 28 - July 2

Classes for the week

28 June

O.C. Original Character, Developing Your Own

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of June 28 - July 2;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

Sketch, design, and create your very own “Original Character” using your Imagination to develop a back story, an origin of the character as well as a backscene and fully developed concept to how this “O.C.” will be depicted within the confines of story you have created for it.

Fee : $175 with membership
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28 June

DaVinci Initiative Drawing

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Summer Youth Art Week of June 28 - July 2;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

This drawing course was specifically created for youth 12 - 19  years old. They will learn a drawing process that will increase their eye-hand coordination to copy Bargue plates (created by Charles Bargue in the 19th C.). Students will gain confidence as drawing with proportion, values and other essential skills are taught.

Fee : $175 with membership
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28 June

Drawing & Painting Your Pet or Wildlife

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of June 28 - July 2;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

A lot of artists do “Pet Portraits” and make good money doing it. This step by step instructional class will show you specifically how to create a realistic portrait of your pet or wildlife subject.

Fee : $175 with membership
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28 June

Portrait Drawing

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Summer Youth Art Week of June 28 - July 2;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

Learn to draw a life-like portrait from a photo. Observational skills willbe used to draw with accuracy; study of light and the construction of the human face. Please bring an 8” x 10” photo to draw from.

Fee : $175 with membership
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Summer 2021 Youth Art Program - July 5 - 9

Classes for the week

5 July

Manga, Japanese Novel Drawings

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of July 5 - 9;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

Learn the Art of this very popular and unique style of drawing. Using a limited black, white and grey scale design layout to plan a full-page illustration of this Japanese style comic book.

Fee : $175 with membership
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5 July

Origami, Origami

with  Betty Lee

Summer Youth Art Week of July 5 - 9;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

We will explore all kinds of origami from the original Japanese crane to Extreme Origami to student's own creations. We will scale down to as small as possible to very large. We can also explore creating an origami village.

Fee : $175 with membership
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5 July

Anime Style in Color

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of July 5 - 9;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

Students will design and sketch an “Anime Style” character of their own. Complete with background and layout of a full page featuring their character. We will encourage students who are in the Manga class to use their black and white illustrations to add color and bring these comic creations to life.

Fee : $175 with membership
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9 July

Pop-up Cards

with  Shin Wakabayashi

Summer Youth Art Week of July 5 - 9;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

Learn how to cut, fold, and glue or tape together basic 3d shapes which are able to flatten and pop up repeatedly. Using those basics, students can apply them and add their own imaginations to create their own pop up works of art

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Summer 2021 Youth Art Program - July 12 - 16

Classes for the week

12 July

The World of Surrealism

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of July 12 - 16;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

Taking a page right out this avant-garde underground movement and drawing inspiration from the likes of Salvador Dali, Max Ernst and Frida Kahlo.

The very word “Surrealism” means (Beyond Reality) of the unconscious mind. We will draw out and depict dream worlds of our own imagination, while learning about these artists that make up this unusual art form.

Fee : $175 with membership
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12 july

Drawing the Skull

with  Pete Anderson

Summer Youth Art Week of July 12 - 16;  Morning 9am - 12pm

Ages 9 - 16

   

Learn to draw a life-like model skull. Students will use observational skills to draw with accuracy. Intructor wil demo the realistic forms necessary to study light/shadows and the construction of shapes.

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12 July

Drawing Dynamic Superheroes in Color

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of July 12 - 16;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

Do you like reading comic books or drawing the super humans that adorn the covers of these books? Did you ever think about trying to create your own superhero? Through basic human anatomy structure to exaggerating these musclebound characters I can show you how to develop your own super human.

Fee : $175 with membership
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12 July

Pattern Creation for Paper & Fabric

with  Betty Lee

Summer Youth Art Week of July 12 - 16;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

Patterns are everywhere around us. Students will draw shapes and repeat in imaginative ways, add color and learn to create various sorts of moods. Endless variations with color palattes, and textures can be created on paper and later transferred to fabric.

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Summer 2021 Youth Art Program - July 19 - 23

Classes for the week

19 July

Abstract Expressionism Collage

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of July 19 - 23;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

This movement achieved international attention in the 1940’s and helped put N.Y. on the map as a major influence in the Art world.

We will follow in the footsteps of some of the great artists of that time by creating unusual and innovative works using everything and anything we can find or dream up to paste, glue, stich onto canvasses with already unusual paintings on them that we have created.

Fee : $175 with membership
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19 July

Painting Your Favorite Objects in Oils

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Summer Youth Art Week of July 19 - 23;  Morning 9am - 12pm

   

Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. Students will learn to draw their composition in graphite then transfer the image to canvas. The step by step process will build confidence so that big shapes are seen and the laying in of colors can be accomplished. Mixing accurate color values will be studied and how to create a realistic sense of dimensional form. 

Fee : $175 with membership
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19 July

Drawing Inspired by Picasso's Cubism

with  Nick Frasco

Summer Youth Art Week of July 19 - 23;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

   

“Whatever we see, hear, touch, feel or draw, we can do it from the perspectives of shapes.” Such as cylinders, cubes, circles, etc. 

Cubism is; “The difference between painting reality and rendering forms into basic geometric parts.” Pablo Picasso 

This is going to be fun! 
We will do just that. Drawing everything we are thinking and planning into cube shaped forms. It’s that easy.

Fee : $175 with membership
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19 July

Portrait Painting in Oils

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Summer Youth Art Week of July 19 - 23;  Afternoon 1pm - 4pm

Ages 11 - 16

   

Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. Students will learn how to mix accurate colors and how to create a realistic sense of dimensional form.

Fee : $175 with membership
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Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be made by one week before the start of a class. We are not responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. 

All requested refunds from online payments will be returned via check. A 5% refund fee will be subtracted from the amount paid through online payments. 

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