Summer youth art classes at MMA begin June 3
Special to The Star
May 1, 2002
A love of art often starts at an early age.
Future Van Goghs will have a chance to create their own masterworks with the museum's summer youth art classes, which begin June 3 and feature sessions in drawing, painting, pottery-sculpture, cartooning, puppet-making, origami, mixed media, metal jewelry-making and quilt-making.
Classes begin the week of June 3-7 with drawing (for ages 4-12), and continue June 10-14 with painting (for ages 4-12) both taught by Bonnie Busbee.
In drawing, students will learn to see and draw in terms of line, shape, value, mass and relationships. In painting, students will learn about color in terms of composition, mass, value and color theory. Young artists will work in a variety of media and tackle a variety of projects in both classes, including still lifes, landscapes and "mindscapes."
The week of June 17-21 will feature pottery (for ages 6-9), sculpture (for ages 10-12), cartooning (for ages 6-12), and puppet-making (for ages 6-12) all taught by Sylvia Follis.
Puppet-making, a new class, will allow children to learn how to make and manipulate several different types of puppets.
The week of June 24-28 will feature origami (for ages 6-12), the Japanese art of paper folding taught by Raymond Woods, and mixed media (ages 6-12), taught by Darlyne Hurst.
One of the appeals of mixed media is the way it combines different materials.
The week of July 8-12 will feature metal jewelry-making, creating your own jewelry and learning about the metals, tools and techniques involved; the class is taught by Charlie Munoz.
Also that week and quilt-making, taught by Linda Munoz, where students learn about the principles of quilt-making and create their wall hanging or art pillow.
The programs will be capped by a special exhibit of artwork created in the classes from July 18-21. The exhibit will climax with a reception from 2-3 p.m. on July 28.
All students who take part in the classes will be invited to attend, along with their parents, family and friends.
Signs-ups for classes are being taken now. To register a child, obtain a registration form, or for more information, come by the museum at 628 25th Ave. or call 693-1501.