ABOUT THIS CLASS
Students in the Emerging Artists class will be encouraged to dig deep into their own interests and strengths while learning new techniques. Instruction and demonstration will enhance skills, knowledge and self esteem. Projects will include but are not limited to painting, wood sculpture, found object art, photography, storybook making and stencil design. Starting with basic techniques will help each student to grow their skills and find their own style. Working individually will allow students to gain discipline and an understanding of how daily practice will enhance their work. Small group activities and discussions can also open up new ways of thinking and creating. The social benefits for these students will develop over time spent with other artists with similar interests. Trust comes with respecting each artists space, work and style. Taking time to admire other artists work will give opportunities to ask questions and bond over the love of art.
Finding your own style can take a lifetime, some artists find it quicker than others. Melanie believes that each student has a unique style for learning, creating and expressing themselves. Her deep commitment to working with youth has led her here to share time and space with students who also have a desire to make art and explore new possibilities.
Given the time and encouragement to keep going will allow each student to grow and find what medium speaks most to them. Here in this course we will explore a variety of materials and study other artists whom we admire and discover new ways of doing things. This course is for artists 12 to 16 years of age who are looking to expand what they already know and learn new techniques and styles of art. Lab fee applies.
Current high school and college students are strongly encouraged to apply for a Thompson Family Foundation Scholarship for this class. You may download a college scholarship application here or a high school application here. Please email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and enter. “SCHOLARSHIP” in the subject line. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the form electronically. If you don’t already have it, download it for free here. Alternately, you may print it and return it by postal mail to:
Woodstock School of Art
2470 Route 212, Woodstock NY 12498
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
$110/4 consecutive classes. Students may register at any time.
Wednesdays, 5–7 PM.
The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.