Saturday School (6-12 yrs)
Students meet for six Saturdays from 2 - 4 p.m. and work with professional art instructors to learn about a variety of artistic mediums. Saturday School offers professional art instruction, individual attention and fun and creative opportunities to art enthusiasts ages 6-12. Classes are registration based and cost $75 for the six-week session.
Saturday School sessions are each 6 weeks long and take place October through May. Following is a list of classes for 2014-2015.
Session 1: Peruvian Designs: Embossed Masks & Objects, Oct. 18 – Nov. 22
Inspired by the Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed exhibit at the Arts Center, students ages 6-10 create masks, vessels and objects inspired by ancient Peruvian designs while exploring embossing on various metallic materials. Instructor: Sheila Cunningham is a fine art photographer exploring the world through cell phone photography, digital collages, Polaroid transfers and artist books. Widely published, she teaches at universities and fine art centers throughout the country. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Session 2: Weaving Inspired by Nature, Jan. 10 – Feb. 14
Kids ages 6-10 will learn the basics of weaving and how to dye fabrics naturally, then finish the class with crafting a beautiful woven bowl. Instructor: Carleen Michener is an elementary art teacher in Irving ISD and is earning her Masters of Art Education. She has been working with the Irving Arts Center since 2008. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Session 3: Adinkra Stamping & Printmaking, Feb. 21 – Mar. 28
Budding artists ages 6-10 explore printmaking with patterns based on traditional symbols developed by the Ashanti people of Ghana in West Africa. Creations on paper and cloth will then be embellished with beads, threads, shells, stones and other found objects. Instructor: VET is a native Texas artist who incorporates environmental recycling awareness through her artwork, commissions and various workshops CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Session 4: Wild Things: 3-D Ceramic Animals, Apr. 11 – May 16
Students age 6-10 create amazing animal sculptures with clay using a variety of techniques and ceramic tools. Instructor: Linda Disosway is a mixed media artist and educator who teaches and exhibits throughout Dallas, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.
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