Summer School of the Arts (Week 8)

Date Time: 
Monday, 26 August 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, 30 August 2019 - 4:00pm

Week 8: CLAY & SEASONS: Four Seasons of Art

Let your imagination run wild with art for the outdoors!
Spring into action with this hands-on exploration of the seasons and the possibilities of clay! We are Raving about Clay with artist Kate Gray. Experiment with a variety of techniques to create innovative pottery projects that explore structure, shape and form. Projects will use the natural world as a springboard for the week.
You will also discover the colours and textures of each season with artist Patti Nicholson using painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture techniques in the Art in Season class. Natural, found and repurposed materials will get you thinking about weather, the climate, and the environment.

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.
Patti Nicholson (BFA, B.Ed)  is from the Halifax area, and has been working in  art education since 2008.  Her studio practice utilizes mixed media and found materials, as well as more traditional media to explore inspirations from the natural world. Her educational approach encourages exploration of materials and ideas through creative problem solving and experimentation.

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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