Friday, September 11, 2009

Shelton Art Studio Programs at the UW Art Museum

Students work with instructor Jeanie Schlump during a previous Teens and Adults art class at the museum

Shelton Art Studio Afterschool Classes

Wrap It, Shape It, Fold It, Tape It
Pre-K to Kindergarten Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1
Grades 1, 2 and 3 Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29

$25/ 4-class session - Scholarships are available - Pre-registration recommended

Consider all of the wonderful things you can make from paper! This month we will look at the work of artist Kwang-Young Chun who uses mulberry paper to wrap and tie geometric shapes, from which he creates three-dimensional forms. Then we will explore the possibilities of paper by wrapping, bending, folding, gluing, taping and more to create our own imagery and forms.

Where Does Moss Grow?
Pre-K to Kindergarten Thursdays 3:30-4:30 October 8, 15, 22, 29
Grades 1, 2 and 3 Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 October 6, 13, 20, 27

$25/ 4-class session – Scholarships are available - Pre-registration recommended

We’ll explore moss doesn’t grow on rolling stones…a vision of nature by Brian Burkhardt, which is an installation that connects science and art. We’ll examine our natural world by using discovery processes that link science and art in the studio, allowing us to explore creative ideas and interesting combinations of art materials.

Carry It with You
Pre-K to Kindergarten Thursdays 3:30-4:30 November 5, 12, 19
Grades 1, 2 and 3 Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 November 3, 10, 17

$20/ 3-class session - Scholarships are available - Pre-registration recommended

What if you didn’t have pockets? Where would you carry small items that are important to you? In Japan, before the twentieth century, men used miniature sculptures known as netsuke, hung by cords from their obi belt to secure personal belongings in small pouches. Crow Indians often used small pouches that attached to their belts or special cases that hung over their shoulders to carry items. We’ll explore examples of these special items on exhibit in our galleries. Then we’ll create our own carry-alls.

Monday Night Class

The No-Stress Art Class: Painting Nature with Water Media
Teens and Adults 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. each Monday
Classes run Sept. 14 through

$50/each 4-class session OR “Drop In” rate - $15/class -Scholarships are available

Join artist Jeanie Schlump each week for a new lesson in painting nature with watercolors or acrylic paints. This class is structured to accommodate students’ individual schedules. Each Monday night session will provide a different painting experience, and students may progress at their own pace. If you have always wanted to try watercolor or acrylic painting, but wanted a little bit of assistance, don’t miss this class. It’s an enjoyable time of learning and experimenting – for adults and teens only! No experience is necessary.
FOR TEACHERS: Professional Development Credit is available.

Teen Apprenticeship Program
Teens ages 13 and up are encouraged to apply for a position as a Shelton Studio Apprentice. Student apprentices become part of the museum’s education team and are trained to work alongside artist/teachers in Shelton Studio classes, and assist with art activities, lesson plans and studio set up and organization. If selected the teen must commit to working at least 20 hours in the studio, plus assisting with Happy Holidays, Laramie! And Festival of Trees (8 hours), and complete our Shelton Studio Apprentice training program (2 hours). Apprentices who fully complete the program will have the opportunity to spend 20 hours working in the Shelton Studio, under the guidance of an artist/teacher, on an approved art project of their choice. Materials and supplies will be supplied by the art museum.

NEW! Afternoons at the Museum
Ages 6-10 Monday, September 28 1-4:45 pm
Monday, October 26 1-4:45 pm

$20/student - OR - $15/student for families with 3 or more children
Scholarships available – pre-registration encouraged

What do students do when they have a day off from school because it is a Staff Development Day for teachers? Why not spend the afternoon at the Art Museum? On Monday, September 28 and Monday, October 26, students between the ages of 6-10 might wish to spend the afternoon looking at cool art, and then making their own art in the Shelton Studio. Modeled after our art camps, each day will be jam-packed with things to do. Healthy snacks will be provided.

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