Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sewing Classes and Camps @ Studio 4 Art

Sewing! As a seamstress myself, I have always marveled at looking at a large piece of fabric, then destructing that fabric to reconstruct it into a beautiful piece of ware. All students (especially our boys that get the okay to know that it is cool to sew) have the same astonished marvel that they created something from nothing.

Sewing Classes begin at the age of 4 with sewing by hand with wool felt and continue on through teens with embroidery, pattern design, following pattern directions, understanding how to use a sewing machine, and even creating your own fabric using printing methods. Classes are taught by our fabulous teacher Susan Poer. Her love of fabric and sewing outshines even mine.

Summer Sewing! This summer we are offering 2 full weeks of sewing camp. Each day introducing a new project and technique. Children are encouraged to bring in their own machine to become comfortable using it at home. Small camps ensure great instruction.
Jul 5 – 8, 2011 4 day camp is $180 a.m./ $120 p.m. 10:00-1:00 or 3:00-5:00
Aug 1 – 5, 2011 5 day camp is $225 a.m./ $150 p.m. 10:00-1:00 or 3:00-5:00
Where: Studio 4 Art (map)
Description: This is for children 6+. Fabric design, screen printing, pattern making, hand sewing and machine sewing will be included.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A glimpse of what a child will learn at Studio 4 Art

When looking at the following curriculum, you may wonder if a child as young as 5 is capable of such lessons. We believe at Studio 4 Art that they are. When a child is given proper instruction, excellent tools, wonderful supplies and small class sizes, they will create work that you never knew was possible. Most importantly, the child walks away with a new understanding of art and a self confidence that will travel with him/her for the rest of their life.

8 Week Drawing Curriculum

Lesson 1: Discover line; dark, light, thin, thick, wavy, hatching, cross hatching.
Beginning discussion on high lights, shadows, and value.

Lesson 2: White charcoal drawing on 8.5x11” colored paper (focus on value,
contrast, and composition)

Lesson 3: India Ink drawing 8.5x11“ white paper. Through discussion of landscape and layering, foreground, middle-ground and background will be discovered.

Lesson 4: Colored pencil drawing on 9 x 11” gray (black or white) sandpaper. Floral, still-life.

Week 5: Self-portrait on 11x14“ paper. Discuss proportion, measuring and shapes.

Lesson 6: Charcoal drawing on 18 x 24” white paper (rendering with
focus on value, form, contrast, and texture). Create drawings from photographs.

Week 7: Still life using refl ective objects. Discussion of light
and shadow, line quality, transparency, opacity, translucency, refl ection, and refraction.

Lesson 8: Distortion or foreshortening using pencil. 11x14" paper.
Focus on composition, emphasis, form, and proportion.