Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Register for Blast! Summer Art Program for Kids

There is still time to register for Blast of Art!, a week-long summer art experience for children ages 6-11. Classes are offered in two sessions (Monday – Friday) from August 10-14 and August 17-21. Children can be registered for one week or two and the schedule is structured to offer each registrant up to three classes daily, per week. 

Each class is staffed with an instructor and two aides, which lowers the child to adult ratio and provides individual attention to each child. Classes are all 90 minutes and a 45-minute midday break is scheduled for those students taking more than one class per day. 

Blast! Week 1 offers classes in color, pottery, printmaking and cartooning:
Adventures in Color! uses painting, collage and a variety of mixed media to explore new ways to see and use color. 

Clay & Pottery will offer experiments in hand-building and sculpting techniques as well as wheel-throwing to create functional and sculptural artworks. 

Stamp It Out will focus on various forms of printmaking on fabric and paper, including stamp making with found objects, tie-dye and making marbled papers. 

Drawing & Cartooning: Comic Con presents the basic drawing and storytelling skills needed to create comic art with an emphasis on gesture and expression.

Blast! Week 2 highlights a completely different curriculum with workshops in sculpture, clay, architecture, and painting:
Dynamite Sculpture uses works by Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso and Louise Nevelson to survey sculptural mediums such as paper maché relief sculpture, wood assemblage, wire mobiles, plaster and cardboard construction. 

Handmade in Clay explores hand-building techniques in clay to create projects such as pots, wind chimes and puppets. 

Architectural Design uses hands-on model building and drawing to instruct students to build sophisticated structures, as well as draw plans and elevation, and create projects to scale. 

Playing with Paint & Pastels will teach painting and drawing through the exploration of color, texture and pattern using wet and dry mediums.

Tuition fees are $150 per class and all materials are provided. A Young Artist membership ($20) is also required for participation. Registration is open by phone, fax or in-person. Most classes are wheelchair accessible. Call 201.767.7160 or visit for further information. 

A complete schedule is available online at 
and in the Summer Catalog on pages 21-22.

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