Island Art Camp Adventure 2019

An art experience you won't want to miss! Spend five fun-filled days making art in an artist's studio on Guemes Island. Take a 7 minute adult chaperoned ferry ride on the Guemes ferry and a short walk to an artist’s studio. Explore a variety of mediums in an inspiring, creative atmosphere. Class time is spent not only in the studio, but outdoors on the nearby beach. Classes are small and geared towards each individuals skill level. Each one week session is M-F, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Town students take the 9:15am ferry.

Cost: $295 each week long session, which includes all art materials and round trip chaperoned ferry transportation. There are changes in the age groups this year. Session 1 and 2 for ages 6-9, Session 3 and 4 for ages 10-15. Session 5 focuses on clay portraiture, and is open to ages 10-15.

For more information or to register offline,  call Sue Roberts at 360-770-6140.

Session 1: June 24-28 (Ages 6-9)

Session 2: July 8-12 (Ages 6-9)

Session 3: July 15-19 (Ages 10-15)

Session 4: July 22-26 ( Ages 10-15)

Session 5: July 29-August 2- Clay Portraits (Ages 10-15)

Sessions are taught by Sue Roberts, Janice Veal and other guest artists. All of the first 4 sessions offer the same program, though each week some of our projects may vary slightly to accommodate returning students. Session 5 is an intensive all clay portraiture session.

Sketch Book-Making, Decorative Papers and Collage

Students will create beautiful decorative papers and make a hand-made sketch book. Drawing in the sketchbook will be emphasized throughout the week. 

Painting With Watercolors and Acrylics

Students will learn how to work with paints and washes while simultaneously being encouraged to develop their imagination and story-telling skills. Part of class time will be spent outside on the beach, sketching the landscape around us.

Functional and Sculptural Clay Projects

Learn to build functional forms and sculptural pieces using basic hand-building techniques such as slab or coil construction and plaster forms. Students will learn different finishing techniques using clay slips and bright colored glazes.

Primitive Smoke Fired Pottery

In this class, students will build simple vessel forms and small animal figures out of clay which they will burnish and add surface designs to. At the end of the week we will fill a metal trash can with saw dust and place the dried clay pieces into the can. A fire is lit and the lid is placed on top of the container. The clay pieces are left inside to slowly cool down overnight. The smoke from the combustable material creates interesting colors and effects on the fired clay surface.

Fusing Glass Tiles

Students will work with pre-cut geometric glass shapes, colorful glass frits, and metal wire to create unique abstract designs on clear glass tiles. Pieces are then fired in a kiln, causing the glass shapes to melt and fuse together into the tile. Finished tiles will hang on the wall or can be used as decorative plates.

 Clay Portraiture (Ages 10-15)

Session 5 is an all clay session focusing on portraiture. Sue will demonstrate building a 3/4 life size portrait bust out of clay using slab and coil techniques. She will guide students in creating a clay portrait using gesture and facial expression to tell a story through their own personal experiences, as well as their imagination.
Arms, hands, clothing and other finishing details may be added to the bust. Finished portraits will be fired two weeks after Session 5 ends.


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