Youth Summer Workshops

June

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Finding Your Inspiration – Elementary

Be inspired by learning about famous artists and discover your own artistic voice. Perfect for beginners.

Instructed by: Erika Williams
Dates: Saturdays starting June 4th (No class on July 2nd or 9th)
Times: 9:30-11:30am
Monthly Tuition: Member: $204, Non Member: $240, Tuition Deposit: $60

Each week students will be introduced to a new artist of interest from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Students will learn about the history behind the artist, their techniques and their inspirations. An artist inspired work of art will be created each week allowing students to have exposure to a variety of new mediums while working to refine their artistic skills and techniques. All materials included. 

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Finding Your Inspiration – Middle School

Be inspired by learning about famous artists and discover your own artistic voice. Perfect for beginners.

Instructed by: Erika Williams
Dates: Saturdays starting June 4th (No class on July 2nd or 9th)
Times: 12-2pm
Monthly Tuition: Member: $204, Non Member: $240, Tuition Deposit: $60

Each week students will be introduced to a new artist of interest from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Students will learn about the history behind the artist, their techniques and their inspirations. An artist inspired work of art will be created each week allowing students to have exposure to a variety of new mediums while working to refine their artistic skills and techniques. All materials included. 

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Beginning Cartooning and Illustration – Ages 12 and Up

Learn to turn your ideas into art. Perfect for beginners. 

Instructed by: James Donoghue
Dates: Tuesdays from June 14th-July 26th (No class on July 5th)
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Member: $255, Non Member: $300
Join us for an exciting crash course in cartooning and illustration. We’ll explore a range of techniques and topics including character design, caricatures, and flip book animation. The course includes freehand drawing and rendering, layout, and the use of basic drawing tools and various materials for the reproduction of images. We’ll also discuss thematic elements, character development, and visual effects incorporated into political and social cartoons in historical and contemporary times.

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Oil Painting with Zorn’s 3 Color Palette – High School/Adult

Learn color harmony by using a small palette. All levels welcome.

Instructed by: Todd Burroughs
Dates: June 4th-5th
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $306, Non Member: $360

Join Todd Burroughs for this weekend workshop exploring how to effectively paint a portrait in oil using only 3 colors and white. This is a great workshop for beginning and experienced artists to learn the advantages of painting with the limited palette popularized by master painter, Anders Zorn in the late 1800s. Saturday will be dedicated to explanation, color study and preliminary work on a portrait. Sunday, we bring it all together, applying what we learned to work further on our painting. 

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Oil Painting Portaits, Tonal – High School/Adult

Learn how artists add drama and movement to their painted portraits. All levels welcome.

Instructed by: Todd Burroughs
Dates: June 18th-19th
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $306, Non Member: $360

Work with Atelier Director Todd Burroughs to learn the essentials of portrait painting utilizing changes in value and temperature to describe the essence of your subject. This approach to portrait painting prioritizes dynamic mark making and expression over detail. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome in this workshop. Be prepared to have fun and learn lots. Students will be able to choose from a selection of portraits that are well suited to this approach to painting. Supply list will be provided upon registration.     

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Immersion Into Abstraction with Artist: Valerie Allen – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Valerie Allen
Date: June 20th-24th
Times: 10-4pm
Member price: $637.50, Non Member:$750

This five-day workshop’s intention is to propel artists into exploring the power of process to  create artwork that is exciting, fresh, and original. Intuitive thoughts will connect with intentional design as decisions are made to build the layers of the paintings. There will be daily segments focused on the themes: Process, Produce and Present. Think of this week as part artist residency and part summer workshop! Space is limited to allow for room to work on larger canvases. Supply list will be provided upon registration.     

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Long Form Drawing Bootcamp with Artist: Armin Mersmann – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Armin Mersmann
Dates: June 20th-24th
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $637.50, Non Member: $750

Join renowned artist, Armin Mersmann, and immerse yourself into a week-long study of drawing and the art of observation. We all see the world around us, but do we really look, take in the forms, shapes, and structures as an artist does? Learn the difference between observation realism and intellectual realism; drawing what you see – not what you think you see. We will work only in graphite during this five-day workshop. Some of the topics include contour drawing, full-value rendering, negative/positive space, sight measuring (sighting) and the often misunderstood grid system.  All experience levels welcome! 

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Beginning Painting – Middle/High School

Instructed by: Laura Vukich
Dates: June 27th-29th
Times: 1:30-4:30pm
Member: $212.50, Non Member: $250

Enjoy an engaging and informative workshop that will work towards building a solid foundation for future painting. Students will be exposed to a variety of paints, mediums and techniques to build confidence and artistic skills. All materials included.

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4 Day Art Sampler Camp

Instructed by: Alicia Duncan 
Dates: June 27th-30th
Times: 9:30-12:30pm
Member: $255, Non Member: $300

Come and create in a fun and challenging environment. This camp works to expose students to a variety of mediums while refining artistic skills and techniques. The small group atmosphere ensures that students are supported while encouraged to take creative risks. Enrollment caps at 10 students. All materials included.

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Printmaking – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Alicia Duncan
Dates: July 16th-17th
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $306, Non Member: $360, Materials Fee: $25

This two-day workshop will guide students through the process of relief printmaking. Students will be introduced to the basics of linocut carving and printing techniques. We’ll explore what makes an ideal image for a linocut artwork. Next, students will get the opportunity to develop their own designs and learn how to transfer them onto a printing block. Using various tools and blades, students will learn to safely carve the block to create their image. Finally, we will learn how to ink the blocks using a brayer with printing ink and how to print a small hand edition (series) of prints. This class is great for beginners but all experience levels are welcome!

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Anatomy Bootcamp: Drawing and Sculpture – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Candice Russell 
Dates: July 18th-21st
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $510, Non Member: $600, Materials/Modeling Fee: $45

The artistic anatomy bootcamp will introduce students to a wide range of study, from constructive anatomy, to medical terminology, culminating in the class completing their own three dimensional écorché'(flayed figure). Students will learn the historic uses of anatomy in artists work and how this has been worked into an artistic canon. This course will challenge students to use anatomical structure and proportion in their artistic practice as well as introduce them to a wide range of skills.

Classes will be focused on drawing and understanding the structure of the human form, muscle groups, skeletal structure and the effects each have on another as well as movement. Students will be guided through practice drawing sessions that will highlight practical use and will be used to aid their 1:6 scale écorché completion, they will take home their écorché as a fundamental aid in their independent study.

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Middle School Mixed Media Camp

Instructed by: Laura Vukich
Dates: July 18th-20th
Times: 9:30-12:30pm OR 1:30-4:30pm
Member: $212.50, Non Member: $250

Come and create in a fun and challenging environment. This camp works to expose students to a variety of mediums while refining artistic skills and techniques. The small group atmosphere ensures that students are supported while encouraged to take creative risks. Enrollment caps at 10 students. All materials included.

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Printmaking Camp – Middle/High School

Instructed by: Alicia Duncan
Dates: July 25th-28th
Times: 1-4pm
Member: $306, Non Member: $360, Materials Fee: $25

This 4-Day workshop will guide students through the process of relief printmaking. Students will be introduced to the basics of linocut carving and printing techniques. We’ll explore what makes an ideal image for a linocut artwork. Next, students will get the opportunity to develop their own designs and learn how to transfer them onto a printing block. Using various tools and blades, students will learn to safely carve the block to create their image. Finally, we will learn how to ink the blocks using a brayer with printing ink and how to print a small hand edition (series) of prints. This class is great for beginners but all experience levels are welcome!

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Watercolor Crash Course – High School/Adult 

Instructed by: Alicia Duncan
Dates: July 30th-31st
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $306, Non Member: $360

Take a deep dive into the basics of watercolor painting in this weekend workshop. Ideal for beginners who are ready to learn, this engaging workshop will leave you feeling confident to continue watercolor painting on your own. Topics covered include watercolor techniques, supply and equipment choices, strategies, practical painting applications, papers…etc. The goal is to help students establish independent, comfortable and knowledgeable approaches to watercolor painting. All materials included.

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Classical Drawing, Bargue – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Todd Burroughs
Dates: July 30th-31st
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $306, Non Member: $360

This two-day workshop will guide students through the process of drawing in the method popularized by Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome in their famous collaboration from 1866, Drawing Course. The technique spread a French Academic approach to drawing which has been a staple of art education for over 150 years. Realist artists, abstractionists, experienced artists and beginners all will benefit from learning this concise and elegant approach to drawing. Artists such Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gough, who studied this drawing technique, built on their foundations to develop entirely new ways of creating. Supply list will be provided upon registration.     

August

Encaustic Painting With Hot Wax – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Todd Burroughs
Dates: August 6th-7th
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $306, Non Member: $360, Materials Fee: $25

Students have been asking for Todd to teach an encaustic class or workshop for years; The time is finally here. Join us for a fun, two-day workshop exploring painting with hot wax.

This beautiful painting technique was developed in ancient Greece. Its rich history includes everything from Egyptian mummy portraits to American pop art.

Students will learn to make encaustic paint from scratch, while also learn about materials and best practices. Expect to have a great time and make some beautiful art pieces.

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Portrait Intensive Bootcamp – Drawing and Sculpting – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Candice Russell
Dates: August 8th-11th
Times: 10am-4pm
Member: $510, Non Member: $600, Materials/Modeling Fee: $75

Modeling the portrait in clay is a class that encourages students to use their observational skills to render a life sized sculpted portrait in clay. Using drawings to experiment with composition and work out proportions as well as train their eye to study form. In the sculpting portion students will be guided through a short demo session on technique and the use of a caliper   that will aid their finished portrait to reflect a faithful likeness of their subject.

Classes will be structured around utilizing the method of creating in art, Disegno unifying their artistic practices will guide their work in the study of nature, using anatomy, proportion, and an emphasis on drawing, whether in three dimensions or two. Students will learn how to work in the round utilizing different clay handling methods that create a more life like subject, render movement and reflect the students’ own creativity. Students will be working with Laguna WED air-dry clay and will be able to take their finished portraits home with them, no mold making necessary.

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4 Day Art Sampler Camp

Instructed by: Alicia Duncan 
Dates: August 8th-11th
Times: 9:30-12:30pm
Member: $255, Non Member: $300

Come and create in a fun and challenging environment. This camp works to expose students to a variety of mediums while refining artistic skills and techniques. The small group atmosphere ensures that students are supported while encouraged to take creative risks. Enrollment caps at 10 students. All materials included.

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4 Day Art Sampler – Elementary

Instructed by: Erika Williams
Dates: August 15th-18th
Times: 9:30-12:30pm
Member: $255, Non Member: $300

This 4-day course provides a supportive environment to encourage wellness and creativity. Each day students will engage with creative activities to foster well being and artistic techniques that promote self expression while developing confidence, self-awareness, and identity. Topics explored will include: Self-confidence, mindfulness, coping mechanisms, emotional intelligence, personal expression, and relationships. All materials included. 

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Art Sampler/Guided Studies – High School/Adult

Instructed by: Laura Vukich
Dates: August 17th, 24th, 31st
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Member: $153, Non Member: $180, All materials included.

This three week course acts as an introduction to what a guided studies class looks and feels like at Atelier. Students will be introduced and have the opportunity to work with drawing, painting and sculptural elements. The ideation process will be introduced to support students when developing project ideas and concepts. 

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4 Day Art Sampler – Middle School

Instructed by: Erika Williams
Dates: August 22nd-25th
Times: 9:30-12:30pm
Member: $255, Non Member: $300

This 4-day course provides a supportive environment to encourage wellness and creativity. Each day students will engage with creative activities to foster well being and artistic techniques that promote self expression while developing confidence, self-awareness, and identity. Topics explored will include: Self-confidence, mindfulness, coping mechanisms, emotional intelligence, personal expression, and relationships. All materials included. 

Our open registration makes it is easy to get involved. You are free to register for most of our classes whenever you are ready. No need to wait for a new semester or for an annual enrollment to begin.