Youth Art Classes Ongoing and Summer 2022 Programs

Sat.

Youth Drawing & Painting

with  Nick Frasco

Saturdays – 2 hour sessions: 9 - 11am or 10am - 12pm
Start anytime 6-week session ongoing
Ages 7 & up

   

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 gratifying. 
Class fee does not include materials.

Please email us for the materials list for ongoing classes.  info@wethersfieldarts.org

Yearly Student Membership Required before registration for class.

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

16 May

DaVinci Drawing

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Mondays, May 16, 23

Any two hours between 4pm - 8pm

Two more classes available to finish a drawing, or try this sight training class which is the beginning of Bargue Drawing. 

Classes will continue in the fall. 

   

This classical drawing course was designed for young people in grades 9 to 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.

Yearly Student Membership Required before registration for class.

Fee : $60. with membership
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16 May

Oil Painting for Youth

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Mondays, May 16, 23

Any two hours between 4pm - 8pm

Two more classes available to finish a painting. 

Classes will continue in the fall. 

   

Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. Everyone will work at their own learning pace. You can paint a still life arrangement or paint a mastercopy portrait. 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. This class is appropriate for 10 years old through teens.

Yearly Student Membership Required before registration for class.

Fee : $60. with membership
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2022 Summer Youth Art Program

Classes for the week

New offerings and returning favorites will highlight our 2022 Summer Youth Art Program for your young person. Suggested ages are 8-16 years of age and up to your knowledge of your child's abilities. Call us with questions: 860-994-8304.

Morning Sessions are 9am - 12pm

Afternoon Sessions are 1pm - 4pm

Fees:  Yearly membership of $25 (REQUIRED BEFORE CLASS REGISTRATION) and $195 per session includes all materials. Register early as prices will increase on June 1. 

Lunch coverage included for full day students. Supervised outside breaks throughout the day. 

Each week's offering will be described below. In the meantime, here is the registration form with all listings.


20 June

Drawing and Painting Pet or Wildlife

with  Nick Frasco

The week of June 20 - 24
9am - 12pm

   

Would you like a beautiful portrait of your pet drawn and painted by you? How about your favorite animal? In this class you will learn step by step how to create a realistic portrait of any animal you choose. 

Fee : $195 with membership
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27 June

Design, Sketch, Paint Sneakers

with  Nick Frasco

The week of June 27 - July 1
9am - 12pm

   

Get your “kicks” from learning how to design your own footwear. Let your imagination “run” wild and let the instructor guide you with step by step instruction to make your design become the "coolest" sneakers on the block.

Please bring a pair of canvas sneakers.

 

Fee : $195 with membership
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27 June

DaVinci Initiative

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

The week of June 27 - July 1
9am - 12pm

   

This classical drawing course was designed for young people in grades 9 to 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. 

Fee : $195 with membership
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27 June

Dragons, Fairies and Mythological Creatures

with  Nick Frasco

The week of June 27 - July 1
1am - 4pm

   

Take your imagination and transfer it onto paper with texture and depth. Make your creature come to life using vibrant colors. Learn how the background can add to the illusion. Everything you need to make your creature come to life in just 5 days.  

Fee : $195 with membership
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27 June

Portrait Drawing

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

The week of June 27 - July 1
1am - 4pm

   

Learn to draw a life-like portrait from a photo. Observational skills will be used to draw with accuracy, study of light and the construction of the human face. Please bring an 8" x 10" photo print of a face to draw from.

Fee : $195 with membership
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5 July

Drawing Classic Cartoon Characters

with  Nick Frasco

The week of July 5 - July 8
9am - 12pm

   

From Ren & Stimpy, to Mordecai and Rigby to Bugs Bunny learn how to draw classic cartoons from different generations using shapes and forms to simplify these characters into something anyone can create.

Fee : $156 with membership
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5 July

Creating Greeting Cards

with  Laurie Kelly

The week of July 5 - July 8
9am - 12pm

   

Make creative Birthday cards, Get Well cards, Holiday cards, etc. Paper techniques will be shown including recycling of what is at home!

(Image to come)

 

 

Fee : $156 with membership
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5 July

Drawing Dynamic Superheroes in Color

with  Nick Frasco

The week of July 5 -  July 8
1am - 4pm

   

Do you like reading comic books or drawing the superhumans that adore the covers? Learn to create your own superhero through basic human anatomy and structure while exaggerating these muscle bound characters into vibrant backgrounds. 

Fee : $156 with membership
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5 July

Creating Patterns on Paper & Fabric

with  Betty Lee

The week of July 5- July 8
1am - 4pm

   

We will look at various patterns around us and in books. Drawing and coloring shapes in repeat patterns by stamping or tracing in  a structured way or random array. We will experiment with visual imagery, color and will add fabric at the end of the week. Think of a t-shirt, piece of cloth, etc. to bring in. 

Fee : $156 with membership
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11 July

Manga Drawing

with  Nick Frasco

The week of July 11 - July 15
9am - 12pm

   

Learn the art of this very popular and unique style of drawing using a limited black, white and gray scale design and plan a full-page illustration using the guided techniques of the instructor. 

Fee : $195 with membership
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11 July

Drawing the Skull

with  Peter Anderson

The week of July 11 - July 15
9am - 12pm

   

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.

Fee : $195 with membership
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11 July

Papermache Animals

with  Betty Lee

The week of July 11 - July 15
1pm - 4pm

   

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

Fee : $195 with membership
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11 July

Anime in Watercolor

with  Nick Frasco

The week of July 11 - July 15
1pm - 4pm

   

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

Fee : $195 with membership
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18 July

Polymer Clay Figurines

with  Nick Frasco

The week of July 18 - July 22
9am - 12pm

   

Sketch, design and plan out a character of your choice, then use those drawings to create a 3- dimensional clay figure and finalizing it with paint. Short demos on sculpting a 3-Dimensional object from a 2-dimensional drawing will be given. 

Fee : $195 with membership
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18 July

Drawing/Painting the Outdoors

with  Laurie Kelly

The week of July 18 - July 22
9am - 12pm

   

Come and explore the beauty and mystery of the natural world through drawing and painting by observation. We will record in pencil the wonders in nature that peak our curiosity and inspire our sense of exploration. At the end of the week, we will have art evidence of your discoveries. If you have a journal started, you can bring that, otherwise, we will supply paper sheets. 

Fee : $195 with membership
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18 July

Making a Modern Mardi Gras Mask

with  Nick Frasco

The week of July 18 - July 22
1pm - 4pm

   

Design, paint and decorate your own Mardi Gras mask using paint, feathers, gems and whatever else your imagination will conjure up. We will do this step by step and together as a class, then work with each student individually on their own.

Fee : $195 with membership
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18 July

Collage on Recycled Materials

with  Lori Hollings

The week of July 18 - July 22
1pm - 4pm

   

Draw, collage, paint on recycled boxes and containers from home to create a new use from pre-existing items that would have been tossed. So many containers come with today's electronics that are well structured but can have a new life with creativity. Please no glass containers. Using images from recycled magazines, books, wrapping paper, old cards, that would have been tossed, learn how to combine images to create a message, etc. Learn patterning, color matching, texture creating, etc. 

Bring in containers in good condition that would have been disgarded (electronics boxes, cynlindrical containers, etc.) to cover in unique ways. 

Fee : $195 with membership
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25 July

Drawing Cartoon Characters

with  Ted Jalbert

The week of July 25 - July 29
9am - 12pm

   

Students will learn fundamentals of cartooning. By the end of the week, each student will draw a comic book cover or poster using all the skills they have leaned. Each day will be a new lesson in drawing faces, figures, objects and animals; using cartooning tools; page layout skills. Learn how to transfer drawings to posterboard; color pencil, ink work with shading and textures. 

 

Fee : $195 with membership
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25 July

Painting Favorite Object in Oils

with  Veronique Fournier- Wynne

The week of July 25 - July 29
9am - 12pm

   

Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. Students will learn to draw their composition in graphite then transer 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 also and how to create a realistic sense of dimensional form. 

Fee : $195 with membership
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25 July

Art of Bicycle Maintenance

with 

The week of July 25 - July 29
1pm - 4pm

   

Tuning up your bicycle, learning the mechanical aspects of your ride. Short biking trips around town possible.

Details to come. 

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25 July

Portraits in Oils

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

The week of July 25 - July 29
1pm - 4pm

   

Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. Students will learn how to transfer drawings to canvas, how to mix accurate flesh tone colors and how to create realistic sense of dimensional form. Please bring a photo print of face alone at 8" x 10" to draw from.

Fee : $195 with membership
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1 August

Furniture Painting

with  Nick Frasco

The week of Aug. 1 - 5
9am - 12pm

   

Bring any kind of furniture you would like to paint. (We ask that you keep it on the smaller side) “Small rocking chair” or maybe a jewelry box or even a small end table. We will plan the designs out on paper first and then apply them to the furniture. Demonstrations on how to get your design from paper onto an actual piece of furniture will be given for this course.

Fee : $195 with membership
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1 August

Creating an O.C. (Original Character)

with  Nick Frasco

The week of Aug. 1 - 5
1pm - 4pm

   

Here’s a chance to let your Imagination shine, and tap into your true potential as an artist.

Create your own O.C. from the ground up, by building a strong foundation for your character and putting it into different positions and perspectives. Once that character is developed, we’ll use watercolor or colored pencils to create atmosphere for the background that helps your character jump off the page.  

Fee : $195 with membership
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Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be made by two 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. 

A 5% refund fee will be subtracted from the amount paid through online payments. 

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