Kinder HSPVA Visual Arts Middle School Workshop
October 13 and October 20, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (check-in opens at 9:30 am)
The HSPVA Art Guild invites you to our Middle School Workshop! Taught by Kinder HSPVA Visual Arts students, this workshop highlights the department's strengths of risk taking, idea development, creativity, and community building.
Two workshops are offered, with a different curriculum each day. You may attend one or both workshops. In addition to the classes listed below, each workshop includes a session on learning to critique.
Figure Drawing (with a clothed model) - Students will get first-hand experience of drawing the human body with a reference to real life, using ebony pencils to complete both gesture and finished drawings. Feedback will be given to help students understand composition, perspective, scale, value, line variety and expression. This is a traditional and skills based class.
Modular Form/Installation Experience - Students will work in small groups to build temporary, large scale sculptural forms. They will learn how to develop ideas and build something unexpected through transforming everyday materials. This is an experimental and three-dimensional class.
Life Drawing - Students will get first-hand experience of drawing a still life using ink and watercolor. Feedback will be given to help students understand composition, perspective, scale, value, line variety and expression. This is a traditional and skills based class.
Automatism - Students will learn how to paint in a quick and free manner and then create a longer response piece. This technique was used among the Surrealists and continues to be a source of inspiration for artists. This is an interactive and physical class that involves expression and risk-taking.
Snacks, and a pizza lunch will be served. Participants will receive a commemorative Kinder HSPVA Visual Arts Workshop t-shirt.
Because of the advance planning required, no refunds or transfers are available.
Enter information about the STUDENT on next page.
Students should wear messy, artist-type clothes that they can move around in. No dresses or skirts, please.
The HSPVA Art Guild is a volunteer parent organization that assists with fundraising and enhancement programs for the Kinder HSPVA Visual Arts Department. The Art Guild is a part of HSPVA Friends, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The mission of the Visual Arts Department program is to provide a solid foundation in the visual arts and to build a broad-based fine arts experience with an emphasis on idea/concept development, problem-solving, and critical thinking. This approach requires visual arts students to develop critical thinking skills, to enhance their technical skills, and to experience and explore an extensive variety of arts-related media. Additionally, it is our goal to allow advanced students the luxury of independent study and group discourse to incubate and carry out a rigorous exploration of their own areas of interest, be they political, personal, social, and/or aesthetic, resulting in uniquely individualized portfolios.