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Summer Intensives 2017: Weeklong Art and Music Classes

Make a 3D Theme Park
Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Dates: June 26-30
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Age: 7-14
Cost: $170.00

Make a three-dimensional theme park with paper, a wire action figure, junk sculptures, clay figures, and edible food art. Projects will reflect students’ interests. Concepts of balance, stability, and positive and negative space will be discussed.

Painting Intensive
Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Dates: July 3-7 (4 days class–no class July 4th)
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Age: 7-14
Cost: $135.00

Use thick paint to create a textured painting inspired by Van Gogh, turn a piece of furniture into art with stencils and stamps, enjoy painting with watercolors on wet paper to music. We’ll experiment with many techniques.

Hand Drumming
Instructor: Phil Teahen
Dates: July 3-7 (4 days class–no class July 4th)
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Cost: $135.00

A fun exploration of hand drumming for all ages!

Craft Potpourri
Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 7-14
Cost: $170.00

Sample a variety of fun crafts. Make intricate jewelry or sculptures with Sculpey, a batiked pillow, a collage mirror, and a mosaic stepping stone. Projects will reflect students’ interests.

Music Theory-How do they do that?!
Instructor: Heather Sommerlad
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 8 and up
Fee: $170.00

Do you want to know more about how music works? In this class, students will learn about reading music in various clefs, key signatures, how key signatures relate to the construction of scales and modes, intervals, basic chords, basic chord progressions, and music composition. Play ear training games and learn fun and useful concepts that will help you with any instrument, singing, and writing your own music!

Beginner Guitar Intensive
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9am-12pm
Instructor: Karl Rausch
Ages: 8-12
Fee: $170.00

Learning how to read notes and play simple Major, Minor and Dom. 7th chords. During the week students learn notes on each string of the guitar and play songs together using melodies and chords. The week ends with a brief group performance of songs students have learned in class.

Advanced String Intensive
Dates: July 17-21
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Cost: FREE for all returning SFK students. $170.00 for students not participating in SFK.

For students who have been playing violin, viola, cello, or bass for at least a year. This weeklong program is an excellent opportunity for students to brush up on skills they learned during the school year, play fun music in large and small ensembles, and make new friends.

Travel Watercolor Sketching
Instructor: Deborah Rubin
Date: July 24-28
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Age: Adult
Cost: $170.00 

Learn to watercolor sketch quickly with minimal supplies while traveling in and out of Greenfield. Watercolor travel sketching is fun, not intimidating, and easy to learn. Anyone can do a quick sketch in a small journal with a pen and paints. You will have day to day instruction to help reach your goals. Students are expected to purchase and bring their own supplies to class; click here for a list of required supplies and where to purchase.

Drawing, Painting, and Collage 2D
Instructor: Karen Gaudette
Date: July 24-28
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Age: 10+
Cost: $170.00

In this class students will work on their drawing skills in addition to their creativity! They will work with a variety of supplies including graphite pencils, liquid watercolors and decorative paper. They will work from still lives as well as from reference photos and their imagination. Dress for a mess!

Mythological Creatures and Magical Beings 3D
Instructor: Karen Gaudette
Date: July 31-August 4
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Age: 10+
Cost: $170.00

In this class, students will look at various creatures from mythology including dragons, unicorns and elves. They will create 3 works of art inspired ranging from a relief collage to a paper mache sculpture. Dress for a mess!

Clay
Instructor: Tina Clark
Dates: August 7-11
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $170.00

Using self hardening clay we explore hand building techniques, coil pottery, sculpture and slab.  Weather permitting, we will bring nature into our creations by creating habitats based on fantasy and reality.

Painting
Instructor: Tina Clark
Dates: August 7-11
Time: 1-4 pm
Ages: 5-9
Cost: $170.00

We all love to paint.  Butterflies, trees, people, the sky.  Children will work on a variety of compositions as we explore watercolor, tempera and acrylic paints. We will focus on techniques such as brush use, color combination and shading.

Beginning String Intensive
Dates: August 14-18
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Cost: FREE for all beginning Strings For Kids students. $170.00 for students not participating in SFK.

For students who have never played violin or cello and would like to learn. This class is a requisite for all rising third graders who will be participating in Strings For Kids in the Greenfield Public Schools in the fall of 2017. Students will be introduced to their instrument, learn several songs, and get to know other students who will be participating in the Strings For Kids program. The week will culminate in a performance for family and friends Friday, August 18, in Energy Park.

 

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