Arts Center Killingworth Presents Afternoons with an Artist Workshops

Cricket and Kelly Carufe display a piece of origami they created.
Cricket and Kelly Carufe display a piece of origami they created.

The Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Road, presents Afternoons with an Artist workshops throughout May. First, on Saturday, May 19 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., a professional photojournalist will lead "Beginning Digital Photography," sharing tips on how to operate point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. Explore zoom, automatic and manual focus, lenses, natural light and flash, ISO settings, composition, image management, and proper care of camera. Go out into the field to photograph for later workshop review and critique. The fee is $70.

Also on Saturday, May 19, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., "Zany Chapeau Knit Workshop" offers participants the opportunity to learn to make infant and children's hat patterns. Skills acquired will include knitting in the round, finishing techniques, hemming, and stitches. Basic knitting experience is required. The fee is $40.

"Kusudama Origami" is offered on Sunday, May 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a $40 fee. Create decorative pieces for the home by folding paper into basic units. Combine them with glue, thread, or interlock to form intricate, symmetrical models. Make 6-, 12-, and 24-piece forms. No experience necessary.

Register for these workshops at www.artscenterkillingworth.org. For more information, contact 860-663-5593 or artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com.

Other Offerings at Arts Center Killingworth

Saturday Morning Children's Art Program: Spring Session

Offerings include "On Fire: Drawing!" for ages 6 to 8 on April 28; May 5, 12, and 19; and June 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Young artists learn to think outside the box in this introductory drawing class. Fee is $110.

Also offered is "Painting: The Basics" for ages 9 to 14 on April 28; May 5, 12, and 19; and June 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children will be introduced to oil pastels and will focus on volume, color blending, form, shape, and value. Fee is $125.

To register contact 860-663-5593 or artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com or visit www.artscenterkillingworth.org.

Summer Programs

In July Fashion Week I, from July 9 to 13, participants learn fashion illustration in the mornings and spend the afternoons focusing on sewing and clothing design. The fee is $350.

In Fashion II, running from July 16 to 20, the focus is on professional designers and the details of their signature styles. This year participants will explore the Art Deco influences of Erte on Gucci's 2012 spring collection, as well as the film industry's impact on fashion. The fee is $370.

Both weeks include hairstyle and makeup sessions and photo shoot and fashion show for friends and family. Fashion I is not a prerequisite for Fashion II.

Camp counselors and fashion models needed for July Fashion and Nature Art Camp. Teens earn community service credit.

A new offering this year is "Art of Mother Nature: Summer Art Camp." Draw, paint, and sculpt on the grounds of the Arts Center. Explore sketching, shading, quality of line, tone, color, and highlights. Use new skills to complete a landscape. Children can join one or both sessions, which are July 23 to 25 and July 30 to Aug. 1. Ages 7 to 9 meet in the mornings from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for drawing, painting, and sculpting. Afternoons (1 to 4 p.m.) are for ages 10 to 14 and are also dedicated to drawing, painting and sculpting. The fee is $115 for all morning sessions and $115 for all afternoon session.

 

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