This Summer: Conquer Boredom & Delight your Creative Child
Each week, your artist will dive into a topic. They'll be inspired by history, motivated by other artists, and encouraged to connect all of this to their own lives in creative ways. Each week, students will work towards completing a final project that will be as unique as they are.
*for a detailed description of each week, view the complete catalog here.
*Sign up for the entire 6 week session here
This week, students learn about how artists, explorers, and scientists use observation drawing in their work. Throughout the week they have the chance to 'become' all three, studying and drawing animals of their choice. They end the week by creating prints that they can exchange with their classmates.
This week, students are presented with a series of artistic challenges, and by weeks end they have created a unique sculpture from recycled materials.
Students learn about how our sky has been interpreted by different cultures around the world. They create their own constellation 'origin story' and by weeks end have an artwork to accompany it.
Students learn ways that rainforest animals defend themselves. They brainstorm the ideal creature to live in the rainforest, then create marionette puppets of their creatures.
(5-8 yrs) Students learn about how different cultures have created composition creatures, or chimeras. Through painting and printmaking they develop a chimera creature, complete with habitat and backstory.
(8-11 yrs) Students learn about how graphic designers advocate for causes they care about through design. Students choose an issue that they feel strongly about, and as they design a poster, research their topic and develop an advocacy campaign.
Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poems in, ‘Don’t Blump the Glump”, students write a poem and create an artwork about themselves and their monster helper.
This summer, we will be creating art at the AAWA studios on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, MI. The space hosts a waiting area, a class space, and artist studios.
Classes are very small, and space is offered on a first-come first-serve basis.
Time & Ages:
Younger students (5-8) are invited to attend from 9-10am each day, and older students (8-11) are invited to attend from 10:30-11:30 each day. The ages listed are suggestions, and we welcome you to ask if we can accommodate your child in a different class (e.g., older/younger siblings).
Regular: *$60 per week, a la carte
$55 per week for siblings, ala carte (calculated automatically)
Payments: A non-refundable deposit for 50% of the class is required to hold your space for the full 6 week session Payment plans can be arranged by emailing [email protected] Financial assistance is also available.
*fees do not include the a2tix fee, which is calculated upon checkout