Youth Art Programs

Saturdays

Youth Drawing & Painting

with  Nick Frasco

Saturdays – 2 hours between 9am to 12pm,
can start anytime  - Ages 6 & up
- 6-week session ongoing

Postponed until further notice

   

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>

Tuesdays

Character Development

with  Nick Frasco

Tuesdays, 4 - 6pm, 6-week session ongoing
Ages 6 & Up 

Postponed until further notice

   

Learn to create your own original Cartoon Character. Students will discover the different characteristics of drawing a dynamic character of your own. Starting by drawing their faces in a “cartoon style”, simplifying them into shapes and paying attention to depth while giving them a 3 dimensional look and drawing them from every imaginable angle. Once you have learned to render, you will be well on your way to creating your own dynamic cartoon character.
Class fee does not include materials.
Please email us for the materials list. info@wethersfieldarts.org

Fee : $195 with membership
Please sign in or sign up for membership
Nick Frasco Character Development<br>


Summer 2020 Youth Art Program

5 Weeks:  June 22 - July 24    

Mornings: 9am - 12pm     Afternoons: 1pm - 4pm

The Wethersfield Academy's popular Summer Youth Art Program returns with some favorite drawing and painting weeks as well as new topics and new instructors. An intern will be assisting at all times. An environment conducive to learning while enjoying the company of others who have an interest in art is paramount. Our protocol is learning the topic, safety and having fun at it. 

Fees for all half day sessions are $160 and include materials.* Fees for whole days $320 which includes a supervised lunch hour and outdoor recreation time from 12-1pm.. Early dropoff at 8:30am and late pick-up of no later than 4:30pm is $10 additional per week. The Academy does not provide lunches or snacks. Please label all bagged items, water bottle with your child’s name on them. We discourage single use plastic contrainers. For full day students, please apply suntan lotion and bug spray for outdoor play prior to Academy arrival.
A yearly student membership is needed to register for any of these fun sessions.

*  Please note that these are early registration fees are to encourage early sign ups. On May 1, 2020, the half day fee goes to $170, full day to $340. On June 1, 2020, and after, the half day fee will be $175, full day $350.  Our Academy policy for full refunds is two weeks notice before the start of the session. 

Summer 2020 Youth Art Program - Download PDF Flyer

Summer Youth Art Program - Week 1 June 22 - June 26

Classes for the week

Morning June 22 - June 26

Watercolors: Birds/Animals

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

Choose a species of bird or animal to paint with watercolors and finally use colored pencils for highlights and details. Step-by-step instructions in composition and methods for effects.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Morning June 22 - June 26

Portrait Drawing from a Photo

with  Veronique

Ages 12-18

   

Learn to draw a life-like portrait from a photo. Students will use observational skills to observe
and draw with accuracy. Realistic form will be created with the study of light and the construction
of the human face. Please bring an 8" x 10" photo to draw.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon June 22 - June 26

Fundamentals of Drawing

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

Create a convincingly realistic drawing of simple still-life objects. The course will cover drawing
basics, how to achieve a believable sense of space and form. The goal will be to create a
drawing with a convincing 3-D effect.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon June 22 - June 26

Fundamentals of Oil Painting

with  Veronique

Ages 12-18

   

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting, through demos and class exercises. Depict light and
shade through a value-scheme, how to create desired effects of color, to achieve a realistic
sense of form. Students choose objects to paint.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Summer Youth Art Program - Week 2 June 29 - July 3

Classes for the week

Morning June 29 - July 3

Drawing/Painting Superheros

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

Draw one of these “Super Humans.” From basic human anatomy to exaggerating these muscle bound characters, to creating and laying out an actual comic book cover page in full color.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Morning June 29 - July 3

Nature Journaling

with  Moiray

Ages 10 & up

   

Drawing/painting the outdoors in watercolor. Students will keep a notebook both in the classroom with outdoor objects and outdoors on the property.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon June 29 - July 3

Drawing/Painting Superheros

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

Learn to draw “Super Humans” using basic human anatomy and exaggerating them into muscle bound characters. Create and lay out an actual comic book cover page in full color. 

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon June 29 - July 3

Imagined Animals in Papermache

with  Betty

Ages 7 & up

   

Students will design and construct an animal in ordinary materials.
Drawing, structural materials, found items, paint, will all be in the mix.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Summer Youth Art Program - Week 3 July 6 - July 10

Classes for the week

Morning July 6 - July 10

Clayworks

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

Design and paint original characters in clay.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Morning July 6 - July 10

Florals in Watercolor

with  Moiray

Ages 12 & 18

   

Paint watercolor florals in copywork as well as from real flowers.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon July 6 - July 10

Furniture Painting

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

With a small piece of furniture, jewelry box, bird house, chest or chair (for student to bring in), students will prepare the surface, develop the design and color scheme the student envisions and learn paint effects to best accomplish the design.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon July 6 - July 10

Pop-Up Book Creation

with  Betty

Ages 7 & up

   

Creat a story with characters, objects, and make them pop out of a book.
Endless possibilites to create an imaginary world.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Summer Youth Art Program - Week 4 July 13 - July 17

Classes for the week

Morning July 13 - July 17

Fantasy Drawing & Painting

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

Create creatures from dragons, elves to fairies and wizards; explore visually interesting characters and backgrounds. Daily demos with methods of form creation in volume, texture & depth.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Morning July 13 - July 17

Drawing the Skull

with  Pete Anderson

Ages 12 - 18

   

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

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon July 13 - July 17

Feathers & Fur in Oils

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 8 & up

   

Drawing than painting realist fur and feathers to establish layers of color interest to show the true nature of wildlife painting. Daily demos with methods of form creation in volume, texture & depth.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon July 13 - July 17

Origami, Origami

with  Betty

Ages 9 & up

   

We will explore all kinds of origami from the original Japanese crane to Extreme Origami to our own creations.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Summer Youth Art Program - Week 5 July 20 - July 24

Classes for the week

Morning July 20 - July 24

Anime

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

Starting with rough sketches, design layouts of these Japanese style comic characters. Nick will show new style effects with different techniques.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Morning July 20 - July 24

Painting Fruit in Oils

with  Veronique

Ages 12 - 18

   

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon July 20 - July 24

Anime

with  Nick Frasco

Ages 7 & up

   

- Continued from morning. -
Starting with rough sketches, design layouts of these Japanese style comic characters. Nick will show new style effects with different techniques.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Afternoon July 20 - July 24

Self-Portrait Drawing

with  Veronique

Ages 12 - 18

   

Draw a self-portrait using a mirror. Students will be taught the sight-size method, using observational skills to observe and translate visual information onto paper with accuracy. The end goal will be a refined portrait which conveys likeness, sense of light and 3-D form.

Fee : 160 with membership
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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made 2 weeks 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 (within 2 weeks of the start of the class) 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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