A perfect way to introduce your children to the museum setting while providing a fun and educational outlet for exploring and creating new types of art. Every youth class demonstrates skills that exhibiting Telfair artists used in their artwork- a visual and hands-on approach to learning new media. Both progressive and interesting, the classes ignite your child’s imagination and creativity, while reinforcing the necessary foundational skills for artistic development.
YOUTH ART CLASSES
wcwm? (What Can We Make?)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays / 1-4 pm
Jepson Center’s Melaver Studio
Always free to members and to visitors with paid admission. Open to adults and children accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Join us as we open the studios for drop in visits for all ages. wcwm? (What Can We Make?) focuses on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills through imagination. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. In addition to the wcwm? project kits, the studios provide watercolor and collage opportunities as well.
New to the wcwm? program is Family Make, in which participants are assigned a theme each month and a secret ingredient or tool to make art from the most unexpected materials.
May: All the paper, exploring different types of paper
June: Finding stories in portraits, what can we tell about people from pictures?
July: Arts as a means of travel and finding connections
August: Exploring middle eastern art and artists
Portfolio Builder: Youth Painting
Instructor: Marisa Lilje
Ages 10 – 14
Thursdays, April 11 –May 9 | 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Member $125; Non-member: $150
This class is designed to help upper-elementary & middle school students improve their painting skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In Painting 1 students will focus on principles of color and value, practicing creating space and volume in acrylic paint. Youth painting is a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome! All materials provided.