The Summer Arts Institute is now enrolling students at the McColl Center for Visual Art (a Knight Arts grantee). If your child is a budding artist, creative genius or just plain bored during the Summer months, give them the opportunity to “activate their creativity” and work with a professional artist in a weeklong class. Half-day sessions and full-day sessions are offered, with classes running from June 10 to August 2.
Some of the exciting classes include:
- 3D Sculpture: Students will learn about shaping and combining materials, while studying wind movement to create mobiles and simple machines to create a marshmallow launcher. For students in grades 3-6.
- Create It + Wear It!: Students will learn how to weave, warp, and weft to make wearable art. For students in grades 1-3 and 3-6.
- Digital Drawing: Using an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch students will explore digital painting and drawing programs. For students in grades 6-8.
- Encaustic Painting: Encaustic painting is a technique that applies pigmented beeswax to a canvas. Students will learn ancient and modern approaches to this technique. For students in grades 6-8.
Enrollment can be done online or by phone at 704-332-5535. Classes cost between $150-$325, depending on the choice of full- or half-day classes, as well as membership at the McColl Center. At the end of each class, students will exhibit their work during a special reception.