Summer Art Camp Programs 2021

These classes are intensive three week sessions where students have the opportunity to work closely with three uniquely experienced artists in multiple mediums across studio and digital platforms. We are offering the chance for students to gain experience in 2D, 3D, and/or photography and video production. Not only will we be building and expanding on a wide variety of techniques and personal style but we will also be exploring real world applications of the arts including portfolio enhancement and development, photo documentation, and display quality work related to presenting works in gallery shows and marketing them to potential buyers.

All Classes Will Be Learning Photo Documentation Of Their Work And Portfolio Building As Well As Setting Up A Gallery Show

Schedule

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Students Arrival & Teacher Prep Time

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Digital Photography with Kevin Kino

15 Spots Available | $350

Our morning session will be from 10am to 12pm and it will be digital photography for beginners. Students will learn how to operate professional DSLR cameras using manual modes, compositional elements, studio and natural lighting techniques, and how to incorporate these elements and techniques into their shots. Students will have access to professional cameras, studio lighting and backdrops, as well as various other professional photography accessories. Students will focus on nature photography and portrait photography, and will have a digital portfolio to showcase their work.

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Observational Drawing with Heidi Coen and Austenne Gniadek

20 Spots Available | $325

Our morning session will be from 10 am – 12 pm and it will be observational drawing. In this class students will be learning to draw from real life observation and from photography. They will be drawing using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil. Students will learn proportion and realism in order to create renderings from observation. Students will also learn how to title their work and display work through matting, and hanging a gallery show. We plan to incorporate gestural and figure drawing as well as possible watercolor work as well.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Film Making Boot Camp with Kevin Kino

15 Spots Available | $350

Our afternoon session will be held from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm and will be a filmmaking boot camp. Students will be broken up into filmmaking teams, and each team will write, shoot, and edit their own 2 to 5 minute short film. Week one will be pre production, where students will be learning the elements of story, screenwriting, casting, and location scouting. Week two will be production,where students will be shooting their scripts. Week three will be post production, where students will be editing their footage, adding sound effects, and shooting pickup shots if necessary. Throughout each of these phases, students will receive guidance and instruction under the tutelage of an award-winning veteran filmmaker with over ten years of professional filmmaking experience. At the end of the camp, students will receive a DVD copy of the short film they created.

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Sculpture: Form and Function with Heidi Coen and Austenne Gniadek

20 Spots Available | $325

Our afternoon session will be held from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. This class will focus on sculpture, form and function. Students will be creating a long term self portrait cardboard sculpture. This will teach them form through sculpture and allow them to utilize a common medium to create a sculpture in the round. They will also be doing a wood carving project in order to teach relief sculpture and teach the function of printmaking using woodcuts. Students will make a clay plate, mug, and bowl (either slab built or thrown on the wheel depending on whether we get the wheels in time) collection which will focus on form and function. Creating functional everyday items and also creating three essential everyday forms.

2:30 pm

Students Dismissed

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Gallery Show

The summer art programs will end with a gallery show put on by the students, with the help of the teachers, presenting their work they completed throughout the past three weeks. The show will be held on the final Friday and Saturday of the camps, July 23rd and 24th, from 5:30PM – 7PM, prior to the theater performance of Into the Woods. The show will exhibit works in sculpture, photography, drawing, and film.

Teachers

Heidi Coen is a seasoned teacher of 20+ years working with students ranging from Pre-K to post secondary. Heidi has her masters in education with a concentration in art from Carlow University. Heidi emphasizes the humanities within her curriculum in the visual arts. She has been involved in Art Expression; an after school program for diverse students for 8 years. Heidi has also been involved in the Scholastic arts competitions, Congressional arts shows, Walt Whitman’s International Scholarship, and she was runner up for the champion of learning award in 2017. Heidi seeks to foster real world applications in the arts and build the skills her students learn into viable careers in the creative field.

Austenne Gniadek received her bachelors in art education from California University of Pennsylvania in December of 2020 and is continuing her studies by pursuing her masters degree in education also at Cal U. Austenne is a passionate educator with a drive for the arts. She has participated in Scholastic Arts and Writing awards events and volunteered in the AWE program which works with students from local schools who are interested in the arts. Austenne’s areas of skill in the studio arts include drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and 2D and 3D design.

Kevin Kino holds a BS in Media Studies and has been involved in professional digital media work for over 20 years, including work at radio stations, The Andy Warhol Museum, and political campaigns to name just a few. Now rooted in Pittsburgh, he formerly directed youth programs focused on video and photography at The New York Film Academy.

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