Summer Camp Classical Lessons • Week 4
Time : 10am-2pm
Summer Camp Classical Lessons • Week 4 • Ages 6-8, 9-12
This summer your child can experience something totally new: an immersion into the world of traditional drawing and painting. There is a long history of famous artists getting their training as children.
Young artists who join our Summer Camp learn time honored academic methods of drawing and painting. They also learn about various disciplines such as illustration, landscape, sculpture and more. And we make it fun, while staying true to classical methods.
Children come out of the each workshop week with a better understanding of key concepts of drawing and painting such how light works, value, color and much more. All materials are included.
A wide variety of subjects will be covered, including:
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of media, including:
charcoal, pen and ink, clay, watercolor and acrylic paint
Week 4: The Schedule • 5 days
Monday, Aug 13th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Charcoal Still Life drawings of two objects. Discussing values, measuring, shadows, finding shapes within subject matter, line, lifting out, etc.
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch Break
12:30 pm -2:30 pm Pen & ”Ink” illustrations: Students will copy line drawings from 19 and 20th c. artists and illustrators like John Flaxman and Cicely Mary Barker, and fill in with watercolor.
Tuesday, Aug 14th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Basic color theory – using watercolors, each child will make their own color wheel (learning about primary, secondary, tertiary colors, etc).
12 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch Break
12:30 pm-2:30 pm 3D Sculpture. Sculpting with clay from observation using fruit or simple objects (we will discuss using simple tools to obtain shapes and texture).
Wednesday Aug 15th
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Plein Air painting in the park. Students will learn basic concepts of “plein air” painting (we will discuss foreground vs. background, sharp vs. soft edges to portray distance, values when rendering foreground vs. distance, large shapes vs. smaller for distance, and basic perspective) and then begin their own plain air landscape using watercolors and the color mixing techniques learned on Tuesday.
12 p.m.-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm-2:30 pm Continuation of Sculpture studies
Thursday Aug 16th
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continuation of charcoal still life drawings or pen and Ink illustrations, depending on students interests, and using color-mixing lesson in watercolor.
12 p.m.-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 p.m.-2:30 pm Relief Sculpting. Students copy some of our plaster casts using terracotta clay.
Friday Aug 17th
10 a.m. 12 p.m. Relief Sculpting – Students continue their clay copy of a plaster casts.
12 p.m. -12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 p.m.-2:30 pm Landscape painting with water colors (dependent upon weather: either plein air in the nearby park or under the gazebo on Audrey Ave.)