Paper- and Charcoal-Making
Fridays - June 3, 17 ,24
(Instructor: Luis Serrano)
Paper and charcoal are basic drawing materials. Learn how to make your own. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for fabricating paper from recycled material. You will learn about tinting and sizing paper for the purpose of drawing. The second part of this workshop will introduce a simple method for fabricating vine charcoal from local sources.
Teaching Arts to Children
Fridays - June 3, 17 ,24
(Instructor: Ana Serrano)
This workshop is designed for the student who is interested in teaching art to elementary students. It will focus on strategies and dispositions that aid teaching art and will emphasize lesson planning and art projects that use various materials. We will also explore how students learn and why the arts are so important to their education.
Saturdays - June 4, 11 ,18, 25
(Instructor: Carolie Parker)
This four-week workshop is an opportunity to develop skill in creating three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on dynamic composition, texture and color. We will work on three projects using common materials like cardboard, Styrofoam, recyclables and found objects. Students will develop confidence and a sense of freedom in building sculpture, a skill that is highly applicable to two-dimensional work, whether drawing, painting or photo-based. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring recyclables.
Thurs. Fri & Sat. - June 23, 24 ,25, 30 July 1, 2
Editing of film projects
Between July 5 to 22
(2-day minimum commitment)
(Instructor: Joe Petricca)
In this workshop you will gain confidence as a filmmaker by making decisions in the moment. You will learn the necessary skills of collaboration. Teams of three students (director, cinematographer, sound) will be handed a script, a location and actors to shoot the scene. Then the team will rotate positions with a new scene and so on. Some actors will be provided but some roles will be played by workshop participants.
Working in a Museum
With conservators Devi Ormond and Ronel Namde and preparators
Scott Taylor and Roger Chacon
Friday - June 24 @Art Division Library
Friday - July 1 @ Getty Center
Friday - July 15 @Getty Villa
Carpooling will leave Art Division both Fridays at
10am, returning by 5pm
(3 events—you must commit to all three to participate)
What kind of job opportunities are available in a museum? Where do I find out about such jobs? What kind of training do I need to be eligible to apply? Two Getty Museum professionals will come to Art Division to talk about what kind of work one can do in a museum, focusing on the field of art conservation and collection care. They will also discuss how they ended up working in a museum. Two all-day field trips will follow, one at the Getty Center and one at the Getty Villa, during which you will get to visit conservation studios and other parts of the museum in action.
Wednesdays - June 15, 22, 29
(Instructors: Salomon Huerta)
This workshop will explore portraiture using mixed media.
Tuesdays - June 14, 21, 28 & July 5, 12, 19
(Instructor: Matias Anaya)
This workshop focuses on crafting songs from a lyrical perspective. No musical experience is required! Attendees will study existing songs and craft their own lyrics drawing from personal experience. With the aid of instrumentalists, the attendees will turn their song into a performable piece of music by the end of the summer session.
Portrait painting (oil on canvas)
Tuesdays - June 7,14,21,28 & July 5,12,19,26
(Instructor: Frank Ryan)
With a specific focus on portraiture this is an advanced figure painting course designed for students who wish to take their painting and drawing skills to a higher level. Based on observation on the live model, from bones and plaster casts, and in peer to peer painting sessions, students will adopt a practical, three-pronged approach to understanding the conventions of portrait painting: structural anatomy, observation, and psychology of facial expression.
Saturdays - July 2, 9 ,16, 23
12:00 - 3:00pm
(Instructor: Phyllis Green)
Build a portrait bust in clay! Students will learn basic techniques for building with clay coils so that the forms can be dried and fired in a kiln. No previous experience with clay is needed.
“Eye to Eye”
Monday - Friday - July 11-15 & 18 - 22
(Instructor: Bruno Schmidt)
Class Limit: 10 Students MAX
Art Division's Artist -in -Residence this July: Bruno Testore Schmidt
Born in Brazil, Bruno Schmidt, moved to New York where he enrolled in the School of Visual Arts where he became friends with Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and others. He has traveled the world and worked in advertising, art directing, and production design. His fine art practice includes bronze sculpture, paintings, and drawings. His work has been displayed in the exhibitions Love Among The Ruins: 56 Bleecker Gallery and Late 80s New York at HOWL! Arts and Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 at MoMA, NY.
The workshop will include:
*Drawing in 3D with wire of different thicknesses
*Casting of the face and with alternate materials (tin foil, chicken wire, etc.)
*Drawing from photography and photo transferring
*Make self portraits
*Each student provide a playlist
*A field trip to Kenny Scharf's studio
*A field trip to Frank Lloyd Wrights house.
Emphasizing “the hand,” we will explore identity and who you are going to be: from cave to Instagram. We will employ casting and printing techniques.
Emphasizing “the eye,” we will explore identity and who you are now: from shadow in the cave to film. We will be employing casting and drawing techniques.
Fridays - July 15, 22, 29
(Instructor: Leopoldo Peña)
In this workshop, we will manipulate portraits as a way of defacing our self-images. Participants will get an opportunity to write, scratch and paint on 4x5 negatives.
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