Visual Art


Draw Yourself Silly!

Ages: 5-7

Dates & Time: June 6-10 (Monday through Friday)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Final Exhibition: June 29-July 8, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 30, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$70, member/$60

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Korri Martin

 

This class is designed for artists who love to draw and be creative! Students learn “pencil tricks” that allow the magical creation of words that wiggle, creatures with loads of character, and mysterious castles! The assignments have an underlying emphasis on the elements of design and the basic structures of language, story telling, and creativity. Materials are provided.

It’s All CLAY-tastic

Ages: 8-12

Dates & Time: June 6-10 (Monday through Friday)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Glazing day: July 22, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Final Exhibition: August 1-5, with an opening reception on Wednesday, August 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Suzanne Finn

 

Students will learn hand-building skills and techniques: pinch pot, coil, and slab. The pottery wheel will also be available to use for throwing a pot, bowl, or cup. A trinket box with lid, clay mask, clay whistle, a castle, "piggy" bank, and a bobble-head are just some of the projects children will be completing. Students will return after work has been bisque fired to glaze and finish clay pieces. There will be other finishing options to try, too! Returning students are welcome and will be challenged to build upon skills previously learned. Materials are provided.

 

Note to Ceramics Students: Students will be underglazing their work before final firing. Clay must be completely dry before glazing and firing. All ceramics students are invited to come to class on Friday, July 22, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. At this time ceramics work will be dry and ready for glazing. After the glazing session, the work will be fired and then ready to take home.

 

Intermediate Acrylic Painting

Ages: 8-12

Dates & Time: June 13-17 (Monday through Friday)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Final Exhibition: June 29-July 8, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 30, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$70, member/$60

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Korri Martin

 

This course explores acrylic painting at an intermediate level. Students will learn to use form, value and color to create abstract and more realistic paintings. While learning about color mixing, brush use and painting techniques, participants will discover basic composition and how to start and finish a painting by working through different layers. This class is a great way for students to develop their painting skills! Materials are provided.

 

Digital Photography and Photo Manipulation

Ages: 12 and up

Dates & Time: June 13-17 (Monday through Friday)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Final Exhibition: June 29-July 8, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 30, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$90, member/$80

Location: Mac Lab, Fine Arts Building, Room 112, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Virginia Payne

 

This class teaches students the principles of photography. Pictures will be taken out-of-doors and downloaded onto Mac computers, where students will learn the basics of Photoshop in our state-of-the-art Mac Lab. Note: Students must bring a digital camera and USB cable on the first day of class and the remainder of the week. Camera must have USB connection capability.

 

“Mud”-dling With Clay

Ages: 5-8

Dates & Time: June 20-24 (Monday through Friday)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Glazing day: July 22, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Final Exhibition: August 1-5, with an opening reception on Wednesday, August 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Suzanne Finn

 

Students will learn basic hand-building skills and techniques: pinch pot, coil, and slab. Students will also experience the pottery wheel to gain experience in throwing a pot. Some projects that will be completed during the week are pinch pot monsters, bobble-head animals, "piggy" banks, textured wall pockets, coil vessels/vases, and relief tiles. Students will return after work has been bisque fired to glaze and finish clay pieces. There will be other finishing options to try, too! Returning students are welcome and will be challenged to build upon skills previously learned. Materials are provided.

 

Note to Ceramics Students: Students will be underglazing their work before final firing. Clay must be completely dry before glazing and firing. All ceramics students are invited to come to class on Friday, July 22, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. At this time ceramics work will be dry and ready for glazing. After the glazing session, the work will be fired and then ready to take home.

 

Making Masterpieces

Ages: 8-12

Dates & Time: June 27-July 1 (Monday through Friday)

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Final Exhibition: July 18-22, with an opening reception on Wednesday, July 20, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$60, member/$55

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Korri Martin

 

This class is for the artist who likes to paint! There will be a strong emphasis on color and shape during the exploration of painting like a pro! The week begins with a lesson about basic shapes and areas of color in historical masterpieces. Students challenge their perceptual skills by matching colors, mixing paints, and learning the medium of acrylic paint. Students are provided with reference images for their paintings. Materials are provided.

 

Nature Drawing and Still-Life Studies

MINI CAMP

Ages: 7-12

Dates & Time: July 5-8 (Tuesday through Friday)

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Final Exhibition: July 18-22, with an opening reception on Wednesday, July 20, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., in the Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 N. 7th Street.

Maximum Enrollment: 12

Fee: Non-member/$75, member/$65

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street

Instructor: Sarah Cole

 

This class allows students to sketch and draw out-of-doors on the beautiful ISU campus, using nature as subject matter. Students will draw from life at locations including the butterfly garden and the koi fish pond. One or two classes will be spent inside drawing still-lifes, enabling students to fine-tune and develop skills. Students will work with a variety of materials including pencil, colored pencil and charcoal. Materials are provided.