App Summer, TCVA offer summer day camps, workshops



Article Published: May. 20, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
App Summer, TCVA offer summer day camps, workshops


Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and An Appalachian Summer Festival announce a summer season of arts and fun for kids, teens and adults of all interests and skill levels.

Workshops exploring Mexican art, puppet making and super heroes are available for youth ranging in age from 6- 12.

Older teens and adults can develop or hone their skills in drawing, painting, creating heirloom jewelry, book and papermaking and more.

Summer workshops are offered during the month of July. Advance web registration and payment are required, and enrollment is limited.

Turchin Center members are eligible for discounted registration fees.

Register online at http://www.tcva.org/register. For personal assistance or more information, call (828) 262-3017.

The Community Art School at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents year-round educational programming and develops the visual arts workshops offered during An Appalachian Summer Festival.

The mission of the center's Community Art School is to make the diversity, creativity and critical thinking found in the visual arts more accessible to the regional Appalachian community.

Workshops and classes are available for art enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. These educational opportunities are designed around the multifaceted exhibitions on display in the center, and are designed to stimulate the imagination, encourage creativity, develop perceptual awareness and nurture a global perspective of visual culture.

The summer workshops offered during An Appalachian Summer Festival include three day camps/workshops for children ages 6-12 and 12 workshops for older teens and adults, including a teacher accreditation workshops for art educators.

Workshops for Kids



Art Day Camp: From Trash to Puppets
July 12-16, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

TCVA partners with the Elkland Art Center to create puppets from regular household items. These puppets will be given voice, and the final project will include a puppet show for family and friends on the last day. Students will work on different elements of performance - from puppet creation to sound to basic script writing to stage performance. Bring a bag lunch each session for this all-day weeklong workshop. For ages 6-12. It will be held in the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, third floor classroom, and taught by Cindy Ball and Lexie Danner. Cost is $150 for TCVA members, $200 for nonmembers



Viva Mexico!
July 19-23, Monday -Friday, 1-3 p.m.

Designed to encourage creativity and stimulate imagination through museum activities, art appreciation, and exposure to ancient cultures. Participants will learn about contemporary Mexican artists and create a work of art that reflects the works of these wondrous ancient civilizations from Mexico. For ages 8-12, it will be held in the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, third floor classroom and taught by Diane Adkins. Cost is $50 for TCVA members; $75 for nonmembers.



Be a Super Hero.... or a Super Shero!
July 26-30, Monday- Friday, 1-3 p.m.

Discover what makes a person super! Participants will create their own "Super Hero" or "Super Shero," giving them heroic powers by painting on clothes, capes, papier mache masks, helmets, goggles, collars, armbands and more! The workshop will conclude with each participant creating his or her own comic strip. Solid colored fabric (for a cape) and suitable painting clothes are required. It's for ages 7-12. It will be held in the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, third floor classroom, and taught by Rosa Powers. The cost is $60 for members; $80 for nonmembers


Workshops for Older Teens & Adults



Basic Batik
July 3, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon

"Batik," meaning "wax written," describes an ancient art form that has been handed down over the centuries in Asia, India and Africa. Participants will experiment with beginning batik methods using hot wax and fabric dyes or paints to create bold, beautiful designs. No experience is necessary. It will be held in the Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, third floor classroom, and taught by Janet Montgomery. Cost is $30 for TCVA members; $50 for nonmembers.



Figure Drawing
July 5-9, Monday- Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m.

This class takes participants through a series of drawing exercises designed to achieve familiarity with the human figure, exploring gesture and organization drawing using charcoal, graphite and paint. This course allows for a wide range of abilities from beginner to advanced. It will be held
Art Department's Wey Hall, Room 306. Taught by ASU faculty Tim Ford; $130 for TCVA members; $150 for non-members



Breathtaking and Bold: A Non-Traditional Approach to Watercolor/Gouache Figure Painting
July 5-7, Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Explore non-traditional ways of applying paint to paper creating beautiful figure paintings. Using an alternative approach with watercolor and gouache to interpret a nude model with rollers, eyedroppers, cut paper and glue.

Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, 3rd Floor Classroom; Taught by Kate Worm; $130 for TCVA members, $150 for non-members



Creating Handmade Books
July 8-9, Thursday -Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cover all of the basics for hand bookbinding using three handmade book forms that can be used for creating blank journals, zines or artist's books with content. Participants will be guided through the creation a Japanese side stitch book, a pamphlet book and a simple case binding.

ASU Art Department, Wey Hall, Room 130; Taught by April Flanders; $110 for TCVA members, $140 for non-members



Decorative Papers
July 10, Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Decorate colorful papers using various techniques, such as designing paste papers, bubble prints, playing with watercolors then use these papers to create note holders, stationery, and small artist books.

Arnold P. Rosen Family Educational Wing, 3rd Floor Classroom; Taught by Sigrid Hice; $40 for TCVA members, $60 for non-members



Plein Air
July 10-11, Saturday -Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Celebrate the magical quality of light that flows through the rich, textural landscape in and around Boone, as you create expressive paintings in the outdoors using your chosen medium. (sunscreen, insect repellant, water and hat recommended.)

Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, 3rd Floor Classroom; Taught by Tricia Spencer; $85 for TCVA members; $110 for non-members



Spontaneous Design and Wearable Art
July 12-16, Monday- Friday, 10 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.

Discover how to design art for t-shirts and other wearable items by hand in this unique workshop. Students will be guided through the process of designing, creating stencils and printing using screen print methods.

ASU Art Department, Wey Hall, Room 130; Taught by April Flanders; $185 for TCVA members, $215 for non-members



Painting Techniques of the Old Masters
July 19-30, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Discover new methods of painting using glaze and underpainting techniques (technically known as the Venetian and Grisaille technique) used by ancient masters. Participants will use oil paint for this meticulous, process-oriented 12-day workshop.

Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, 3rd Floor Classroom; Taught by Jeri Allison; $185 for TCVA members, $215 for non-members



Technology in Art Education Workshop
July 22, Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon

Art Educators are given the opportunity to explore the uses of technology in teaching visual art and creating art. This is an introductory course and will not require purchased software.

Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, 3rd Floor Classroom; Taught by Dr. Janet Montgomery; FREE to teachers, but you must still pre-register.



National Board Certification for Art Teachers: Unlock the Mystery of the Process
July 22, Thursday, 1-4 p.m.

This workshop is for art teachers who are either considering or in the process of National Board Certification. We hope to answer questions, have discussions, and provide support from local art teachers who have recently completed their National Board Certification.

Arnold P. Rosen Famly Education Wing, 3rd Floor Classroom; Taugher by Jill Huffman & Dacia Trethewey; FREE to school teachers, but you must still pre-register



Papermaking ~ Turn your Junk Mail into Paper Art
July 24, Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Don't toss your junk mail just yet! Turn it into art! Using recycled junk mail and discarded copy paper, students will create handmade papers suitable for framing, making collages, or decorating gift cards.

Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing, 3rd Floor Classroom; Taught by Sigrid Hice; $35 for TCVA members, $50 for non-members



Heirloom Jewelry
July 26-30, Monday- Friday, 10 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.

Heirloom jewelry provides a meaningful and healing way to remember a loved one. Honor your beloved by creating your own keepsake jewelry. Students will explore ways of integrating your most precious mementos using glass windows and metal frames.

ASU Art Department Wey Hall, Room 102; Taught by Angela Bubash; $150 for TCVA members, $180 for non-members

The Turchin Center is located at 423 W. King St., in Boone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Friday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

To request or view a complete schedule of the Community Art School's programs for children, teenagers, adults, seniors and special populations, or for additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a member, or the upcoming exhibitions, call (828) 262-3017 or visit http://www.tcva.org. For festival tickets and information about festival events, call (800) 841-ARTS(2787) or (828) 262-4046 (M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit http://www.appsummer.org.

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