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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Teen Summer Workshops @ Art Access Gallery (Salt Lake City)

Teen Workshops Summer Schedule 2012
Registration Now Open!
Hint: Click on the workshop title to be directed to the registration page, or visit the Art AccessWEBSITE
Off the Top of My Head
Sculpture of woman's head, with another smaller sculpture of a woman.
Clay Sculpture taught by Anne Gregerson
Thursday, June 28th and
Friday, June 29th 9 AM - 3 PM
In this workshop you will create a self-portrait head in terra cotta clay, which will then be fired.  Proportions, facial features, and expressions will be demonstrated.  Rather than creating an exact likeness, you will express something about who you are, using symbolic objects attached to the head.  Come with ideas and reference images for the objects you want to use.
Anne Gregerson has studied at the Tucson Museum of Art School and earned a BFA in fine art with an emphasis in sculpture from BYU.  As a certified K-12 educator she has taught art for several years in Utah schools. She exhibits her work in regional and national shows, and is represented by “A Gallery” in SLC and “Marshall-LeKae Gallery” in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Life in Stillness
Macro digital Photography taught byRoz Newmark
Monday, July 2nd and Tuesday,
July 3rd   9 AM - 3 PM
What does life really look like up close?  Come join in the arranging and photographing of inanimate life.  In this class we will each bring a collection of objects that have personal meaning or interest.  We’ll examine how different light and backgrounds affect the overall feeling or mood of our still-life.  Bring a digital camera with a close up setting and working knowledge of how to use it.  Also, bring in small personal treasures and found natural objects to photograph.
Roz Newmark has been a professional photographer for almost four decades.  She has studied at the Center for Photographic Studies and holds a degree from Franconia College.  Her work has been published in numerous books and shown in the Ansel Adams Gallery.  Recently, Roz has been photographing objects up close—life in stillness.  She is also a dancer, musician, and performing artist.
Personal Fairy Tale
Mixed-Media taught by Louise Fischman
Monday, July 9th and Tuesday,
July 10th   9 AM - 3 PM
Fairy Tales contain a wealth of images and symbols—some familiar, others more hidden just waiting to be discovered. You will be drawing on this rich, intriguing tradition to create a mixed-media shadow box that brings your unique inner story to life.  Assemblage techniques of design, painting, sculpting, collage, and use of found objects will be explored.  Many materials will be on hand, but bring images, pictures, figures, and found objects that will help you “tell” your tale.
Louise Fischman earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York and is a long-time teacher of art in schools and therapeutic art in hospitals and treatment facilities.  Louise has studied at the Mosaic School in Ravenna, Italy and has co-created numerous public art projects including artwork at Jordan River Parkway and Primary Children’s Medical Center.
Express Yourself
Bright, colorful painting of mother and child.
Expressive Painting taught by Carlos Perez
Thursday, July 12th and
Friday, July 13th   9 AM - 3 PM
Have you always wanted to try your hand at painting but felt a bit intimidated?  In this workshop you will be guided through the whole process of “expressive painting”—from initial idea, to basic sketch to composition to paint.  Fine drawing skills are not a necessity because it’s all about telling your story through use of gestures, forms, and color.  Bring your sketch book and/or ideas of what you closely identify with—people, animals, family, fashion, food, environment—whatever it is that you want to express.
Carlos Perez is an alumnus of the Art Access Teen Workshops.  Since then he has acquired a BFA in art along with a minor in African-American studies and anthropology at the U of U.  Born in Bronx, New York, his recent work draws from this city’s environment—creating expressions which display dynamic technique and vigorous color schemes.
Two contemporary glass sculptures.
Fused Glass taught by Sarinda Jones
Monday, July 16th and
Tuesday, July 17th   9 AM - 3 PM
Learn the fundamentals of fusing glass in this hands-on class.  We’ll begin with exercises in glass cutting—including design basics, straight and curved cuts, use of tools, studio safety, and technique.  Then, using your new found skills, you will design and create a fused sculpture that illuminates the simple beauty of glass.
Sarinda Jones, a kiln-formed glass artist, has a background in fine art and art history.  She has studied at the international renowned Pilchuck Glass School and at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland. As an award-winning artist, Sarinda has shown her work internationally and has been commissioned to create a variety of fused glass pieces.
Bits and Pieces
Colorful mosaic of old village.
Creative Mosaics taught by Paul Heath
Thursday, July 19th and
Friday, July 20th   9 AM - 3 PM
Mosaics is the ancient process of making pictures or designs by inlaying small bits of colored tile in mortar—the possibilities are endless!  We’ll learn some basic history about mosaics, how to cut both ceramic and glass tile, form a design, adhere the tile to a surface, and grout it into place.  We’ll have some simple designs on hand or you can bring your own designs.
Paul Heath has a BFA from the University of Utah in Drawing and Painting, and has been a self-employed artist and teacher of art for 24 years.  He is well-known for his “pop nostalgia” interpretations of urban landscape and works in a variety of mediums including silkscreen, acrylic, oils, and mosaics.  He has studied at the Mosaic School in Ravenna, Italy.
Important Workshop Information
The Art Access Teen Art Workshops are taught by professional artists and are open to teens with and without disabilities who are into art!
A $50 tuition fee* per workshop covers art supplies, along with lunch and an opportunity to show your work in a culminating exhibit in August. *This fee may be reduced or waived based on need.   Please email: amanda@accessart.org to discuss your options.
To register go to the Art Access WEBSITE
Questions?  Call 801-328-0703, option 5
Each workshop is limited to 12 participants.  Workshops fill up very quickly, so please register right away to assure placement in your choice workshop, and limit your enrollment to no more than two workshops.
All workshops are two days in length from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and are held at the Art Access Gallery, 230 South 500 West, #125, Salt Lake City.
Tuition fees do not cover the full cost of the workshops , which are supported through generous funding from the following foundations: Jeffrey S. & Helen H. Cardon, Clark Tanner, Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee, Jarvis & Constance Doctorow, George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles, Sterling & Shelli Gardner, Marion D. & Maxine C. Hanks, Kennecott Utah Copper, U.S. Bancorp, and the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks (ZAP), Utah Division of Arts & Museums.


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