Drawing Overview for Elementary Artists
Students with an interest in drawing will learn various traditional methods of sketching, drawing, and rendering with an array of materials. Work by famous artists will be studied and styles looked at. Students will work toward trying new techniques and practicing with previously learned methods. Learn to draw animals, people, shells, trees, and landscape. Bring your sketchbook to share if you have one started. Rain or shine, some outside work on beautiful days!
Painting Techniques for Elementary Artists
Young painters will use a variety of paints and styles to create original paintings. Students are encouraged to try new techniques and experiment with materials. Basic color theories will be taught, color mixing is usually their favorite! They will also enjoy a wide range of experiences in painting methods, tools, and surfaces. On a nice day we may use easels outside and work in natural surroundings and light.
Drawing and Painting Combo Camp
Students with an interest in drawing and painting basics will learn various traditional methods of sketching, drawing, and rendering with an array of materials. They will review and explore basic painting techniques and color mixing. Work by famous artists will be studied and styles looked at. Students will work toward trying new techniques and practicing with previously learned methods. Come join the fun during this mid-summer combo camp! Rain or shine, some outside work on beautiful days!
Art & Nature
Does your child enjoy nature? Exploring surroundings and collecting stones, shells or butterflies? This camp will take us outside to observe plants, birds, and any natural treasures we can find-then incorporate them into our artwork. Feel free to bring in found objects to share in class. We will practice sketching and drawing techniques but also collage and build 3-D projects. Try something new and share ideas in a cohort of young artists at our art studio environment with direct instruction from an experienced artist and teacher.
Sculpture Basics (variety of 3-D)
Students will use a variety of materials: wood, clay, wire, paper, plastic, etc, to create several 3-Dimensional artworks. They will have fun learning techniques of sculpture, terms, tools and styles. Works by famous artists will be studied. If you like to build things, come sculpt with us rain or shine, some outside work on beautiful days!
Construction and Design (Mixed media building materials)
Students will use a variety of materials in creating original art in 2-D & 3-D: Options for Collage/Assemblage, wind sculptures, clay, paper-mâché, weaving, wood sculptures, or papermaking by interest. We will look at artwork by Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, Larry Fuente and others. Bring us your interesting reusable materials, nature objects, colorful tiles- start collecting now!
Students will enjoy using variety of clay colors and methods to create original pieces (no molds used) either as functional craft pieces coiled or rolled slab, or sculptures hand built using additive and subtractive methods. When the pieces are ready to glaze, everyone loves picking from the many beautiful colors and textures of glazes to complete their work.
Ceramics* are clay pieces fired to a hard durable "bisque" then "glazed" with a powdered glass paint which is fired again to create a hard, slick, waterproof, brilliant colored surface.
Contemporary Crafts Camp
This week will be filled with projects that are always changing! So many new crafts are being invented. Try some new twists on some familiar crafts like tie-dying, fiber art, sewing, sculpey clay, marbling, paper art and even edible art!
The Chrysalis Art Center is located at: 1475 Conestoga Rd., Chester Springs, PA 19425.