Summer Arts Alive 1999 offers variety

Summer Arts Alive 1999 offers variety The Vermillion Area Arts Council presents Summer Arts Alive 1999, featuring classes and workshops in June, July and August.

For each class, registration must be turned in no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the class. There is a charge for the classes and brochures (which include that information) and registration forms are available from the VAAC. Just call the Washington Street Art Center at 624-4342.

Classes include:

Learn to Square Dance!

Thursday evenings, June 3 through Aug. 12, 7-9 p.m. at the Armory/Community Center for ages 8-90. Instructors are Elaine and Paul Peacock. Families are encouraged to join the fun together.

Suminagashi

June 12 and 17, 10 a.m. to noon, for fourth-graders through adults at the W.H. Over Museum. Instructor is Kayleen Reynolds. Participants will learn the art of westernized Suminagashi (Japanese marbelizing paper technique using subtle, beautiful, swirling designs).

Batik Egg Workshop

July 8, 2 to 4 p.m. for ages 12 through adult at the W.H. Over Museum. Instructor is Nancy Carlsen. In this workshop students will learn basic design and batik dying techniques.

Cabbage Gods &

Goddesses

June 23-25, 1-3 p.m. for ages second-grade through adult at the Washington Street Arts Center. Instructor is Nancy Losacker. In this workshop students learn to make concrete garden and yard sculptures. Concrete Bird Bath

June 25-27; Friday evening 6-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday 1-4 p.m. For ages high school through adults at the Washington Street Arts Center. Instructor is Nancy Losacker. Students learn how to create a concrete birdbath.

Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg

Decorating)

July 8, 9 a.m. to noon at W.H. Over Museum for adults. Instructor is Nancy Carlsen. Ukrainian eggs are intricately decorated eggs, called Pysanky. In this workshop students will learn to create traditional Ukrainian eggs for use as gifts to oneself and to others!

Stone Lithography

July 19-23 and July 26-30 from 1-4 p.m. for ages 12 through adult at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts Room 176. Instructor is Heather Muise. Through a process which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year, participants will investigate the relationship of water and grease which allows a porous stone to be drawn on, etched and inked, to create a stable matrix for producing a suite of prints.

Kid Stuff

July 19-23 and July 26-30. 1-4 p.m. for all ages at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Matt Egan. Using printmaking techniques and tools suitable for the younger artist, a variety of non-traditional relief printmaking methods will be explored. This two-week workshop, which incorporates the use of blunt tools and water based inks, provides a safe alternative to printmaking.

Mixed Media Drawing

July 19-23, 6-9 p.m. for all ages at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 172. Instructor is Matt Egan. Using a variety of materials students will create exciting and dynamic works on paper. These spontaneous images will be refined using basic drawing techniques. These compositions can be further developed during the "Collagraph" workshop offered July 26 – 30.

Who We Are

Aug. 2, 4, 6 and 9. 6 to 8 p.m. for all ages in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 174. Instructor is Sarah A. Hanson. This workshop offers participants an opportunity to express themselves in a more unique way than the traditional "portrait" allows. Students will explore ways to photograph themselves which speak more directly of "who we are." Basic black and white camera techniques will be introduced.

Interpretation Through

Photography

July 19, 20, 21, 23 and 26 from 6-8 p.m. for ages 14 through adult at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 174. Instructor is Sarah A. Anderson. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to interpret a poem or short story through photography. Participants will work independently or collaborate with others. All images will be unified as a series for exhibition. Field trips and exploratory walks will be incorporated. No previous experience needed. Basic black-and-white camera techniques will be introduced.

Shutterbugs

July 26 and 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4 to 6 at the Washington Street Arts Center. Instructor is Sarah A. Hanson. These young artists will discover and experience photography shooting outdoor area of interest.

Relief Printmaking

July 19-23 and July 26-30, 6 to 9 p.m. for ages 12-adult at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Heather Muise. Learn the simple reductive process of relief printing by cutting away the image to produce a printing block. During this two-week workshop, students will learn techniques of both linoleum block cutting and wood engraving.

Collograph

July 26-30, 6-9 p.m. for all ages at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Matt Egan. Paired with the techniques of mixed media drawing, colograph is an experimental cut and paste method of printing. Using paper, cloth, dry wall putty and a variety of materials, students transform masonite into printing plates. Students will experiment with various wiping techniques to produce the desired affects in black and white and color.

Clay Environments

Aug. 2-5 at the Washington Street Arts Center. Instructor is Laura Malm. Using modeling clay and straws, students will work individually and cooperatively creating a large scale colorful environment and the objects in it. Participants gain skill in ball-and-coil construction, pinching, compression and texture. The final projects will be displayed for the public at our Children's Art Exhibition in the fall.

Bookbinding

Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13, 6 to 9 p.m. for all ages at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Heather Muise. In this workshop students will engage in bookmaking using sheets of handmade paper. Each student will create an ex libris plate to identify themselves as the book maker.

Paper! Plaster!

Moulds! Casts!

Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13, 1-4 p.m., for all ages at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Matt Egan. Starting with plaster, molds will be made from three dimensional objects. The molds will then be cast using handmade paper from pulp in a variety of colors.

Monoprinting and Drypoint

Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13, 1-4 p.m. for ages 12 through adult at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Heather Muise. During this two-week workshop students will experiment with scratching into plexiglass plates to produce fine lines. Ink is then "painted" on the surface to create areas of color.

Snap, Change and Roll

Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13, 6 to 9 p.m. for all ages at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Matt Egan. Ever wonder how newspapers and books are printed? We will begin by creating our own images using snapshot cameras. These images will be scanned into the computer, manipulated, color separated, shot onto plates and printed on a printing press.

Saturday workshops include:

Origami

July 24 and 31, 1-4 p.m. for all ages at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Heather Muise. In this workshop students will learn the art of traditional Japanese paper folding.

Paper Making

July 24 and 31, 1-4 p.m. for ages 12 through adult at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 170. Instructor is Matt Egan. This workshop will involve beating linters and other cotton materials into pulp to produce original and unique handmade paper sheets.

Linoleum Stamp Making

Aug. 4 and 14, 1-4 p.m. for ages 8 through adult at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Matt Egan. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to make their own stamps which can be used to decorate notecards, stationery, wrapping paper, etc.

Card Making

Aug. 7 and 14, 1-4 p.m. for ages 8 to adult at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, room 176. Instructor is Heather Muise. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to reproduce their own personal folding cards using a selection of handmade paper and card stock.

Support for these programs is provided by the Vermillion United Way, USD College of Fine Arts, the W.H. Over Museum, local service organizations and VAAC members for Summer Arts Alive 1999.

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