Classes

Crash Course in Pastels
Instructor: Becky Clark
Dates: June 1, 8, 15, & 22 (Thursdays)
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Ages: Adult
Cost: $80.00

If you’re fascinated with vibrant color and line work, and want to carve out some time to work with a new medium, Becky will introduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. This class will allow you to explore subjects while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, the sessions will include drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished artworks and the class offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. Topics for class discussions include composition, value ranges, perspective, color, and light. In a relatively short time span we will touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels. This can also be a continuation of the studio classes held during the year. Register now!

Summer Intensives 2017: Weeklong Art and Music Classes

Making Found Object Art
Instructor: Andy Rothschild
Dates: June 12-15, with show hanging on June 16
Time: 1-4 pm
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $75.00

Feeling creative or inventive? Join Andy Rothschild at Artspace for an inspirational workshop creating art from found objects and treasured trash. Exhibition of finished pieces in the Artspace Gallery to follow. Register now!

Make a 3D Theme Park
Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Dates: June 26-30
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 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. Register now!

Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre Workshop
Instructors: Vida Tayebati and Tone Lorenzen (from the Til Lalezar Theatre)
Dates: June 26-30
Time: 9 am-12pm
Ages: 12-17
Cost: $170.00

Jump into the world of the ensemble-based physical theatre workshop. This workshop is a 5-day experience to dive into our imagination which includes games, improvisation, object manipulation, dramatic writing, and slapstick to explore creating with and in the the ensemble. Co-taught by Vida Tayebati from Iran and Tone Lorenzen from Denmark, this workshop facilitates discussion and understanding of other cultures as we make theatre together. There will be an informal showing for family and friends on the final day. Register now!

Painting Intensive
Instructor: Rhonda Wainshilbaum
Dates: July 3-7 (4-day class – no class July 4th)
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 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. Register now!

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

A fun exploration of hand drumming for all ages! Register now!

Physical Theatre Workshop
Instructors: Vida Tayebati and Grace Booth (from the Til Lalezar Theatre)
Dates: July 5-7
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 7-14
Cost: $100.00

In this 3-day workshop, students will make masks, play music, and use movement and animal characters to explore a fairy tale adventure. Co-taught by Vida Tayebati from Tehran, Iran, and Grace Booth from Gill, MA, this workshop facilitates discussion and understanding of other cultures as we make theatre together. There will be an informal showing for family and friends on the final day. Register now!

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. Register now!

Music Theory: How Do They Do That?!
Instructor: Heather Sommerlad
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9 am-12 pm
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! Register now!

Beginner Guitar Intensive
Instructor: Karl Rausch
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9 am-12 pm
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. Register now!

Advanced String Intensive
Dates: July 17-21
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Cost: FREE for all returning Strings For Kids 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. Register now!

Travel Watercolor Sketching
Instructor: Deborah Rubin
Date: July 24-28
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 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. Register now!

Drawing, Painting, and Collage 2D
Instructor: Karen Gaudette
Date: July 24-28
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 10 and up
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! Register now!

Mythological Creatures and Magical Beings 3D
Instructor: Karen Gaudette
Date: July 31-August 4
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 10 and up
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! Register now!

Beginning Blues Anything (Morning)
Instructor: Kit Johnson
Date: July 31-August 4
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $170.00

How to Play the Blues. A beginning class for any instrument provided you can play a B♭ major scale and a chromatic (all 1/2 steps) scale. Class will cover the Blues Scale, the 12 Bar Blues Progression, Blues Riffs, Stop Choruses, Trading Twos, and Trading Fours. Because bass players are so important to the Blues process, they may take the class free of charge. Class participants must be 10 years or older or have advanced permission of the instructor. Recording devices for home practice are not necessary but are encouraged. Guitarists should bring an acoustic guitar and a capo. Register now!

Beginning Blues Anything (Evening)
Instructor: Kit Johnson
Date: July 31, August 2, & August 4 (M, W, F)
*optional lyrics class for singers and writers on August 1 & 3 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Time: 7 pm-9 pm
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $75.00

How to Play the Blues. An adult beginning class for any instrument* provided you can play a B♭ major scale and a chromatic (all 1/2 steps) scale. Class will cover the Blues Scale, the 12 Bar Blues Progression, Blues Riffs, Stop Choruses, Trading Twos, Trading Fours, and a special section on composing Blues Lyrics for writers** and singers.* Because bass players are so important to the Blues process, they may take the class free of charge. Class participants must be 16 years or older or have advanced permission of the instructor. Recording devices for home practice are not necessary but are encouraged. If you need to miss a class, it may be made up either in advance or the day after the missed class with an individual 1/2 hour appointment for $15. Register now!

*Singers must have a preliminary interview and be able to match a series of tones on pitch and only one singer per 3 other instruments will be accepted.
**Writers qualify with one self-composed example of a poem or limerick in rhymed iambic quatrameter.

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. Register now!

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. Register now!

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 on Friday, August 18, in Energy Park. Register now!