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Summer Arts - Teens

Summer Art for Teens at Danforth Art
New Multi-Week Discount! Register for one week at the regular (or early bird) rate and receive a 10% discount on each additional week. Some restrictions apply; see bottom of page for details.

Summer Arts (Teens)

Weeklong, half-day art classes for Teens in or entering grades 9-12
Four weeks only! July 9 –August 3, 2018

Our Summer Arts Teen Classes are for all high school students (entering or emerging from grades 9-12) who wish to explore art concepts, materials, and techniques in a creative art school environment, or those who are developing their college application portfolios. Our three-hour classes allow for concentrated study, and are taught by working artists and college instructors. In these high-quality enrichment courses, students will create works that demonstrate their technical skill as well as their creativity. Required class supplies are listed online.

Summer Classes for Teens At-a-Glance

Daily Schedule (Teens Only)

 

Please note: Teens spending the day with us are welcome to join younger students for lunch period. Parents, please contact the school if you have a younger teen that you would like to be included in the supervised lunch. Otherwise, we assume teen students will be on their own between 12 and 1:30.

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Summer Arts Weekly Offerings for Teens

Click on the course title for the full class description, materials covered, price, and additional information. Participants are expected to purchase some supplies; required supplies are listed in the class descriptions.

Early Bird Discounts

Early bird discounts of $50 per session are offered through April 30, 2018.

  Through April 30, 2018 After April 30, 2018
Five-day session $225 $275

 


High School (Grades 9–12)
Learn about our new registration process here

COURSE TITLE
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DATE

TIME

PRICE

Session 3: Portrait & Figure Studies

Jul 9 - Jul 13

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: PORTRAIT AND FIGURE STUDIES A must for all students working to create a strong portfolio, this class will explore the structure of the clothed figure and head. Students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 will learn different measuring techniques, spatial positioning, relationships and movement of the figure in space as well as how to base a figure drawing on a skeletal frame and to render clothing with line and a full range of values.

Class Supplies: Please bring an 18” x 24” drawing pad, eraser and your choice of soft vine charcoal, soft charcoal pencils or compressed charcoal.

Session 3: Drawing Foundations

Jul 9 - Jul 13

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: DRAWING FOUNDATIONS Students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 will explore formal elements of line, form, value, texture, and space as they draw from direct observation, including one session drawing from a clothed model. This course exposes students to college-level foundation drawing concepts and is appropriate for all levels of students who would like to increase their observational skills.

Class supplies: Please bring an 18"" x 24"" drawing pad, eraser and soft vine charcoal.

Session 4: Drawing Foundations

Jul 16—Jul 20

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: DRAWING FOUNDATIONS Students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 will explore formal elements of line, form, value, texture, and space as they draw from direct observation, including one session drawing from a clothed model. This course exposes students to college-level foundation drawing concepts and is appropriate for all levels of students who would like to increase their observational skills.

Class supplies: Please bring an 18"" x 24"" drawing pad, eraser and soft vine charcoal.

Session 4: Portrait & Figure Studies

Jul 16—Jul 20

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: PORTRAIT AND FIGURE STUDIES A must for all students working to create a strong portfolio, this class will explore the structure of the clothed figure and head. Students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 will learn different measuring techniques, spatial positioning, relationships and movement of the figure in space as well as how to base a figure drawing on a skeletal frame and to render clothing with line and a full range of values.

Class Supplies: Please bring an 18” x 24” drawing pad, eraser and your choice of soft vine charcoal, soft charcoal pencils or compressed charcoal.

Session 5: Painted Collage & Mixed Media

Jul 23—Jul 27

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: PAINTED COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA Through hands-on exercises using traditional drawing combined with painting, mixed media and collage, students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 will approach the art-making in ways that will inspire new ideas and help the student to develop their unique style. This is a fun and exciting studio for teens of all skill levels, from beginners to those working on advanced portfolios.

Class supplies: Please bring an 18” x 24” Bristol pad, drawing pencils and an eraser.

Session 5: Explorations in Drawing

Jul 23—Jul 27

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: EXPLORATIONS IN DRAWING This class for students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 is well-suited for teens looking to build portfolios and explore a variety of media. After an introduction to drawing in black and white, students will use color to explore drawing concepts of form, composition, design, and light and shadow. Try pastel, oil pastel, colored pencil and charcoal in this drawing intensive.

Class Supplies: Please bring an 18"" x 24"" drawing pad.

Session 6: Portrait & Figure Studies

Jul 30—Aug 3

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: PORTRAIT AND FIGURE STUDIES A must for all students working to create a strong portfolio, this class will explore the structure of the clothed figure and head. Students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 will learn different measuring techniques, spatial positioning, relationships and movement of the figure in space as well as how to base a figure drawing on a skeletal frame and to render clothing with line and a full range of values.

Class Supplies: Please bring an 18” x 24” drawing pad, eraser and your choice of soft vine charcoal, soft charcoal pencils or compressed charcoal.

Session 6: Painted Collage

Jul 30—Aug 3

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$275

GRADES 9-12: PAINTED COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA Through hands-on exercises using traditional drawing combined with painting, mixed media and collage, students entering or emerging from grades 9 through 12 will approach the art-making in ways that will inspire new ideas and help the student to develop their unique style. This is a fun and exciting studio for teens of all skill levels, from beginners to those working on advanced portfolios.

Class supplies: Please bring an 18” x 24” Bristol pad, drawing pencils and an eraser.

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Other Opportunities for Teens

Motivated, responsible and energetic high school and college students may apply for Studio Assistantships - volunteer positions supporting School Vacation Week and/or Summer Arts programs. This is a valuable volunteer opportunity for young adults to gain experience in administrative, logistical and instructional tasks associated with our children’s programs at the Danforth Art School. Applications are available here:Studio Assistantship Application (PDF)

 

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