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STORRS, May 20, 2013 –The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at the University of Connecticut in Storrs is offering a variety of fun and educational half-day and whole-day week-long programs, and mini-workshops for children of all ages from June 24- August 2. Private music lessons run through August 24
A Day at the Beach is the theme of this year’s Arts Explorers, CSA’s popular week-long visual arts programs where students create drawings, paintings, and paper crafts inspired by shoreline nature. All workshops involve both individual and group processes and build on the basic elements and principles of art. A ceramic workshop will be offered one afternoon each week; and family and friends are invited to an informal art exhibit at 4 p.m. on the final day of each week. Fees for each week are $395 for a full day, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or $197.50 for a half day, either 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.. Free before and after care is also available.
During the week of 4th of July, CSA is offering 5 different mini-workshops for $85 each:
July 1- 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Claymation for ages 6-12
Students can create crazy clay figures and scenery to illustrate a silly story line in this fun class where clay, film and vivid imaginations collide! Students will receive a copy of their final stop-motion animation creations. Sherie Gage and Ryan Glista will instruct.
July 1 & 2, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Jewelry for ages 10-16
Make beautiful jewelry for yourself or a friend or family member by using professional grade materials. Basic jewelry assembling and beading techniques and how to fasten findings for simple and complex necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins or earrings will be taught by Rachel Clark. (May be taken in conjunction with Handmade Books.)
July 1 and 2, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Handmade Books for ages 10-16
Explore different methods for binding, covering and embellishing books creatively with materials such as fabric, paper and metal. Barbara Timberman will lead students through the process of making four different books. (May be taken in conjunction with Jewelry.)
July 3, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Art and Art History for ages 12-16.
Explore the world of drawing through the eyes of great classical, modern and contemporary master artists as you learn about their lives, the era in which they created their art and some tricks of the trade to help you improve your own drawing skills. Nancy Cooke Bunnell will instruct.
July 3, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Fun with Clay Ages 6-12
Learn to make a pinch, coil or slab bowl or mug and decorate it with underglaze. CSA will fire and put a shiny, clear, food-safe glaze over it for you. Led by Instructor Rachel Clark
Weekly summer classes at CSA include Family Clay for ages 6 and up with a parent and, Summer Pottery I and II for teens and adults.
Other week-long programs run through August 2. Private music lessons run through August 24. Call 860-486-1073 for a complete listing, for more information or to register.