Summer School of the Arts (Week 6)

Date Time: 
Monday, 12 August 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, 16 August 2019 - 4:00pm

Week 6: CLAY & LIGHT: Illuminate your Imagination

Shine some light on new ideas about art making.
Have some quality Claytime with artist Kate Gray as you build and mold functional vessels and creations from your imagination. Dive deep into the world of clay to learn new and interesting ways clay can be used to create works of art.
You will also explore Bright Ideas with artist Andrew Maize. Discover illuminating ways light can be used to make art as you experiment with projections, shadows, silhouettes, and colour to create beautiful and mysterious artworks.

About the Instructors:

Kate Grey is a Canadian ceramic artist born in North Vancouver, BC, raised in Calgary, AB and now lives and works in Halifax, NS. Grey began her ceramic degree at ACAD University before moving to Nova Scotia in 2013. She earned her BFA in Ceramics at NSCAD University in the spring of 2016 along with a minor in Art History.
Andrew Maize is an interdisciplinary artist, kite-maker and dedicated generalist. In his artistic practice, materials and conceptual performance are catalysts for larger conversations to engage the audience in political, historical and geographical contexts. His current research seeks to unpack the relationship between his family history, resource extraction and settler colonialism in Atlantic Canada. Maize works an arts educator and education programmer at Quest Art School + Gallery in Midland Ontario and has been involved in collaborative projects such as White Rabbit Arts, the Circus of the Normal and the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Since graduating with a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax NS in 2012, Maize has participated in residencies across Canada, including the Banff Centre for the Arts, Artscape Gibraltar Point and Common Opulence, receiving multiple grants and awards, including being shortlisted in the RBC Painting Competition in 2015 and 2016.

Important Details:

  • Classes are for ages 5-7 and 8-12.
  • Each week-long session consists of a morning class and an afternoon class.
  • Class size is limited to 13 students.
  • Students can be dropped off and picked up from the Education Studios near the main lobby.
  • After-school care is available until 4:45 p.m.
  • Lunchtime supervision is available to all students. Students will need to bring a lunch but NO nut products please.
  • Students should bring a water bottle and snack for mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Some classes will take advantage of nice weather, so a hat and sunscreen are recommended.
  • Please label your child’s belongings.
  • Art can be messy, so students should wear “work” clothes.
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