FORTY-FIVE ARTWORKS and
FORTY ARTCAMP CLASSES!
The forty-five exceptional artworks in artCentral’s Annual Membership Exhibition continue to fill Hyde House through July 30th. Viewing is by appointment at 417-358-4404. This exhibition is brave and beautiful and strong—a powerful collection of grand art in our beloved small town. Again we send our art-felt thank you to the McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation for underwriting this year’s Membership Exhibition.
In just a few days young wanna-be artists, guided by a splendid staff, will have the opportunity to explore their creativity surrounded with the Membership Exhibition’s real art by artCentral’s real artists. What an inspiring learning environment for our aspiring young art makers.
For now Hyde House and the campus of artCentral are all a flurry. Final artCamp preparations are happening every day. The teachers have created and delivered terrific samples of their unique class projects which are displayed as a vibrant assemblage of colorful creative possibilities in the Hyde House foyer. Our eleven art educators and a bevy of interns attended a recent Saturday orientation. Supplies are being gathered as classrooms are being prepared.
Today and next week I’ll share with you many of the classes available for our 2017 artCampers.
With Alexandra Burnside, artCampers will make Ceramic Tile Coaster Creations as well as Colorful Glue Creations using glue, salt and food coloring.
Teri Y. Diggs will guide young creatives in painting mandala designs on large rocks, weaving dream catchers and turning their doodles into Zentangle art.
With Jane McCaulley kids, ages 10-14, have choices of four different colorful glass classes where they use specialized tools and wire to make creatures like lizards and birds; spiders, butterflies and ladybugs on leaves; glass signs with their names; mosaic mirrors; and glass faves like glass suncatchers and dishes.
With Kahlie Jones, in Paper Curled Creatures, artCampers explore the world of paper quilling as they sculpt different creatures like seahorses, dragonflies, sharks and much more.
Sarah Serio will teach young creatives how to build rocket ships, practice green upcycle sculpting, explore printmaking adventures and make kinetic mobiles.
With Tom Jones kids can create a cut-paper mosaic of brightly colored paper. They can explore painting watercolor landscapes or use animal designs and symbolism to learn Australian outback dot painting with colored paint and sticks. In Tom’s Candyland to Catan class, they design their own board games and learn game play and mechanics (dice, cards and spinners).
Tiffany Kunkler will teach slab and hand building clay techniques for mug making. She’ll show young artists how to construct silly bird marionettes with feathers and chenille.
With Nicole Meyer-Foresman artCampers, ages 10-14, will learn the art of needle felting as they create wearable pins, earrings or necklaces.
Stay tuned. Next week I’ll share with you more of the fantastic classes waiting for artCampers.