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ART Camps at Chrysalis Art Center (SUMMER)

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The instructor is following all the CDC guidelines for a safe and fun ART class!

Art and Nature Camp for Elementary Artists (June 12-June 16, August 7-August 11; 9:00AM-11:00AM)
Ages: 5-12
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. We will 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 3D projects. Try something new and share ideas in a cohort of young artists in our art studio environment and direct instruction from an experienced artist and teacher.

Beginner Ceramics Camp for Elementary Artists (June 19-June 23, July 3-July 7 (9-11:30 this week to close on independence day)  August 14-August 18; 9:00AM-11:00AM)
Ages: 5-12
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, brilliantly-colored surface. Students will enjoy using a variety of clay colors and methods to create original pieces either as functional craft pieces coiled, rolled slab or hand-built into sculptures 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. 
*The clay process takes two weeks, so it is recommended for students to sign up for two weeks of camp in order to complete their projects.

Drawing And Painting Camp for Elementary Artists (July 24-28,  August 21-August 25; 9:00AM-11:00AM)
Ages: 5-12
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 and styles by famous artists will be studied. Students will work toward trying new techniques and practicing with previously learned methods. Come join the fun during this summer combo camp! Rain or shine - we'll work outside on beautiful days!

Construction and Design Camp for Elementary Artists (July 17-July 21, 9:00AM-11:00AM)
Ages: 5-12
Students will use a variety of materials in creating original art in 2D and 3D. Options for collage/assemblage, wind sculptures, clay, paper mache, weaving, wood sculptures, or paper making. We will look at artwork by Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, Larry Fuente, and other prominent artists. Bring us your interesting reusable materials, nature objects, colorful tiles, and more. Start collecting now!

Contemporary Crafts Camp for Elementary Artists (July 31 -August 4; 9:00AM-11:00AM)
Ages: 5-12
These projects are always changing! So many new crafts are being invented. Try some new twists on some familiar crafts like tie-dying, fiber art, sewing, Culpey clay, marbling, paper art, and even edible art! Send your exciting new suggestions to Beth at ahead of camp week so we can experiment here at the studio!

Teen Art Workshops
12 and up
Teen workshops are for young artists looking for a small community of creative thinkers. Come be inspired by others and the studio atmosphere. Enjoy one or all of these three day summer workshops this summer. Use your skills to build on, request guidance from experienced artists and come up with artwork to springboard into the next level of quality. Show work in the gallery if you are ready to share. Focus on style or technique pursuing your area of interest. Can’t think of which direction to go-brainstorm with us!

Lunch Bunch Teens
Workshops will be held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 12:30-3:30pm. 
These classes are held indoors and outdoors weather permitting, bring a lunch, drink and snacks as needed, big art T-shirt recommended for protection from messy projects
NOTE: Bring a list of portfolio requirements if you are headed to art school/college or are working on a merit badge.

Workshop Topics
Ceramics (separate Bisque and Glaze weeks)
Vision Boarding
Fiber Arts

Enameling Workshop (June 13-June 15, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Enameling is done by fusing glass powder or pieces to something metal, the art is in the design, colors and various techniques. We will use copper and powders along with bits of spun glass and fuse it together in a small kiln. After it cools, students will polish the copper piece to give it a finished look. Students will have time to make several final pieces. Come try this ancient art form still used today.

Ceramics* Workshop - Bisque (July 5-July 7, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Time to get creative with clay: maybe you would like to make a vase, a lifelike head, a sculpture of a dance, a mother holing a child, a decorative bowl, or a serving plate. So much in our homes are made of ceramics.
*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.
(please allow 2 weeks for the drying time, firing, glazing, re-firing processes)

Ceramics* Workshop - Glaze or Bisque 
(August 8- August 10, 12:30PM-3:30PM) Appointment may be made with instructor to finish project.
The glaze is the satisfying colorful finishing touch. Use your humor to create a special piece or design an intricate pattern. Maybe you love candles and you want a stand that is unique to your style, a mask from a favorite culture, a sushi plate or you make jewelry and paint coordinated medallions and beads. 
*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.
(please allow 2 weeks for the drying time, firing, glazing, re-firing processes)

Drawing Workshop (June 6-June 8, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Love to draw with graphite, charcoal, colored pencil or pastels? Let’s experiment with all of these looking at faces, figures, animals and still life this summer. Work in a studio setting, surrounded by emerging artists’ work. We will all be at different levels of experience so be prepared to learn and be inspired by others. If you have a sketchbook bring it with you and remember why you love to draw! 

Painting Workshop (July 20-July 22, August 15-August 17, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Compare different types of paints (acrylic, oil, watercolor, gouache) on different surfaces, experiment with innovative styles, share your own techniques and explore your preference for abstract vs. realistic subjects. Work on color mixing, layering, combining watercolor pencil and wet methods, drybrush, ink over for final details. Try pen air working outside on a landscape or springhouse study.

Jewelrymaking Workshop (August 1-August 3, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Jewelry is one of the oldest art forms and is worth a trip to a museum to see how the ancient cultures made theirs! Join us for this relaxing and focused project- designing wearable art. We will explore basic beginner necklace, pendant, earrings, and bracelets using the wide variety of materials available today. You will learn how to use tools to make a metal wire spiral, loop, clamp and crimp. The more confident you become the better your designs will become and reflect your personal style. The colors, textures and choices keep you coming back to make more!

Sculpture Workshop (July 25-July 27, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Sculpture is creating 3-Dimensional artwork, large or small, soft or hard, abstract or representational. Remember the joy of handling play-doh, building a snow person, and turning a box into a fort? Students will use a variety of materials (wood, clay, wire, paper, plastic, etc.) to create several sculptures. They will have fun learning techniques of sculpture, developing textures and shadows, terms, tools and styles. If you like to build things, come sculpt with us. Rain or shine - we will work outside on beautiful days!

Vision Boarding Workshop (August 21-August 25, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Thinking about your upcoming school year yet? What do you envision a great year will look like? Start a plan with us. Hope, think, imagine, and leave with a beautiful mixed-media piece illustrating what you plan for this exciting new school year. Stephanie will guide you through the reflective process: gathering ideas, narrowing down your unique key elements to include and how to represent them visually. Time permitting, additional paper art activities will be introduced.

Printmaking Workshop (June 27-June 30, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
Why make just one picture when you can make many? Design a T-Shirt logo, card series, special prints for your friends and family. Learn how to silk screen, dry point, make several unique monoprints. I met an artist who made live fish prints and then set the fish free! Maybe you will find something that inspires you to make more than just one of something. I learned printmaking in high school and started my own business making team shirts!

Fiber Arts Workshop (August 23-August 25, 12:30PM-3:30PM)
There are so many art forms under this umbrella! Which direction you go will depend on your interest: clothing design, stuffed friend, embroidery, relief art, mixed media name it, we can figure out a way to make it out of fibers (strings, cloth, floss, foam, lace, ribbons). Repurpose a pair of jeans, weave a wall hanging from yarn, ribbon and fabric...come with an idea, or we will find what inspires you!

Students have the option to add Monday and Friday for $60 to any week EXCEPT the week of July 4 - students can add just Friday for $30 that week.

The Chrysalis Art Center is located at 138 Moore Rd. Downingtown, PA 19335

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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