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2021 

 August Classes 

August 9-13

 

MUDDY DAYS: CLAY SESSION II  

(ages 7-10)

Deborah Bazer

With delightfully muddy hands, we will create a wide array of art using clay, that gorgeous squishy stuff that comes from the ground! You can push it, pull it, poke it into just about anything you can imagine. Come learn about where clay comes from, and how to make amazing art with it. We'll use coil, pinch and slab techniques, and then finish it with colorful slip (liquid colored clay) and glaze. We’ll also have plenty of time outside for playing games, exploring other malleable materials, as well as hearing and telling stories of magical and muddy places. All artwork from this session will be fired and ready for pick up a few weeks after class. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CLASS FULL - Please email to be added to waiting list

August 9-13

 

SUPERHEROES & DINOSAURS 

(ages 5-10)

Lahri Bond

SuperStegosaurus, BatBrontosaurus, and Teen Age Mutant Triceratops? What if the current age of Superheroes took place at the time of the dinosaurs? Combining two things kids love, we will spend the week using different materials and techniques to draw, paint, make wild paper maché, “action” figures and find our perfect disguise with mask making. Our days will be spent outside, playing noncompetitive games and exploring the beautiful woods of the Hampshire College campus. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack, and join in on the adventures. No superpowers required.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CLASS FULL - Please email to be added to waiting list

August 16-20

 

DRAGON SCALES &  UNICORN TALES

(ages 7-10)

Deborah Bazer

Love folklore and mythology? Come step through the looking glass with us as we enter the magical lands of your imagination. We’ll transmogrify paint, pencil, chalk pastel and paper mache into dragons, unicorns, wizards, selchies and a host of legendary beasties. Books for magic spells and drawing will be made from marbleized paper and feather quill pens will be crafted to create our own tales. Along the way, we’ll hear stories from around the world about many mystical and magical creatures, and have snack, lunch and free time in the enchanted green space of the Hampshire College campus and woods. 

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CLASS FULL - Please email to be added to waiting list

August 16-20

 

CAT TALES & KITTEN KAPERS   * Only one space left

(ages 5-9)

Lahri Bond

We’re not kitten, when we say this class will have you feline good. Students will draw, paint, make masks and three-dimensional cats in paper maché, while hearing remarkable tales of human-kind’s other “best friend.” Come be whiskered away as we hear paw-sitive stories, meow-velous myths, and hiss-terical folk tales of ferocious felines, cantankerous kitties, and terrific tabbies, while creating fabulous furry creations. Our days will be spent outside, playing noncompetitive games and exploring the beautiful woods of the Hampshire College campus. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack. A won-fur-full good time is guaranteed fur all. 

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$320.00  price includes materials fee

August 23-27

 

SPR’OUTIN ABOUT * Only one space left

(ages 6-10)

Deborah Bazer

Come, explore the forest, and create nature inspired art. We will start by making our own journals to draw in. We'll make baskets and sew bags to collect treasures from outside, as well as to hold our sketch books. Then, we’ll make our own beautiful brushes out of sticks, hair, wool, leaves and feathers, that will be works of art in themselves. We’ll even experiment making paint and ink out of berry juice, clay, crushed rocks and nut shells. A wide variety of materials will be explored, while we draw and sculpt trees, plants and animals of the field and forest. Our time will be spent outside, playing games, observing, drawing, painting, telling stories, and collecting natural materials to use as part of our artwork.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 23-27, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CLASS FULL - Please email to be added to waiting list

August 23-27

 

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER   * Only one space left

(ages 7-11)

Lahri Bond

As the summer comes to a close, we celebrate this hot, lazy time as the Dog Days of Summer, so named for the “dog” star Sirius, which rises with the sun in the northern hemisphere during this season. It is also a time for some serious fun, making animal-related art. Dogs, yes. But also, cats, rhinos, chickens, marsupials, you name it. We will spend the week trying out different materials and techniques; from drawing and painting, to paper maché, Sumi-E ink paintings and mask making. Our time will be spent outside, playing noncompetitive games and exploring the beautiful woods of the Hampshire College campus. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 23-27, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$320.00  price includes materials fee

All classes take place at the Arts Barn on the Hampshire College Campus, Amherst, MA

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