Push/Pull pairs professional artists, cartoonists and illustrators with students to teach creative skills.
Classes are free unless otherwise noted.
Sign up below for Winter/Spring 2018
January 2nd - June 19th 3pm - 5pm we will have organized Comics and Art Classes. There will be an art show in March (day tbd) and an art show and book release in June (day tbd).
The Teen Art Program is free to attend and students are provided snacks and materials. There is a screening process and students must be accepted before they attend. You will receive an acceptance confirmation via email.
Students must be 13-18 and be able to arrive on-time to classes. We are happy to help with transportation, please let us know in the application (below) if there are any concerns.
Ideally students will be able to join for an entire session (see dates above). We can make exceptions on a case-by-case basis with approval - please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your needs. Students that miss multiple classes in one session may not be accepted for the next session.
If your student would like to start in the middle of a session please email email@example.com to check if there is space available.
Students will focus on drawing from photos and life. Modern and traditional styles will be reviewed. We will cover selecting the right materials for projects and will complete works in charcoal, graphite, acrylic paint, watercolor, marker and ink. Experimentation will be encouraged and we will review what is successful and what doesn't work. We will use the elements of art and students will receive a glossary of terms that we will use. Students will work on pieces for display in a gallery show.
Goal: The goal of this course is for students to: have a confident understanding of the uses of different materials and their appropriate applications; to be able to self-critique their work in order to achieve professional quality finished pieces; to complete at least one piece that will be used for a portfolio for professional or higher educational purposes.
comics & illustration
Primary Instructor: David Lasky davidlasky.carbonmade.com/ Please note Maxx Follis-Goodkind is the temporary instructor for most of 2019 while David finishes his next graphic novel. David will be in to teach intermittently. Students will learn how to develop a story, create a comic and put it together into a finished publication. There will be an assignment between class days and students will be expected to show progress on their story and to accept critique from their instructor and classmates. At the end of each section, students will put their stories together into an anthology that they will receive 5 copies of. There will be a release celebration during the Fine Art gallery show.
Goal: The goal of this course is for students to: be able to compose a story or sequential text that a reader can comprehend; keep illustration quality consistent throughout a 2-3 page story; be able to complete work on a deadline; to complete one story that will be used for a portfolio for professional or higher educational purposes.
print arts (summer and special workshops only)
primary instructor: Maxx Follis-Goodkind
Students will explore printmaking. Focus will be on block & screen printing. Students will be using sharp tools and should be able to do so safely.
Goal: To create a finished print and successfully print a limited series.
sculpture art (summer and special workshops only)
primary instructor: Vladimir Verano
Students will use clay and other materials to create their own sculptures.
Goal: create one successful sculpture to be presented at series end gallery show.
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