Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 19, 2014

Today is the Wednesday of February break for our students, teachers and staff. Yesterday brought significant snow but this morning, the sun is shining. It's shining on snow but it is shining!

Interestingly, winter weather helps people to think about summer and this summer Lifelong Learning and the Franklin Public Schools Art Department are offering creative and enriching art classes for middle and high school students. The classes meet the first week of summer vacation, June 23 - 27. All classes are taught by Franklin Public Schools faculty and staff under the direction of Ms. Hogan, Director of Art for the District and the Director of the Franklin Arts Academy at Franklin High School.

Art courses for students in grades 6 - 10:

Drawing & Painting - Students will gain skills and have fun learning different approaches to drawing. They will learn color theory and experiment with different painting  mediums such as watercolor, tempera and acrylic.

Digital Photography - Students will learn how to use the camera as an art tool to create strong photographic compositions. Students will learn and use Adobe Photoshop to create and manipulate digital images. They will make high quality digital prints of their best work.

Green Architecture Design - Students will design and create 2- and 3-dimensional models for green architecture, furniture, and products of the future.

Mixed Media & Printmaking - Students will explore a variety of materials and methods, such as collage, textile art, relief prints, and image transfers. They will use these techniques to create full size artworks & series of prints.

Painting Furniture Too - Students will bring in their own piece of furniture (old piece or unfinished). Students will prepare furniture for paint, create a design and apply the design using acrylic paints as their medium.

For students entering grades 10 & 11:

Exploring Art - This course offers introductory and intermediate lessons to 10th and 11th grade students wishing to expand their skills in visual arts. Drawing, painting and mixed media/collage will be the focus in this course.

For students entering grades 11 & 12:

Portfolio Preparation/Open Studio - This course is designed to provide  additional art instruction, skill building, and portfolio preparation for students who enjoy being challenged to stretch their artistic skills to more advanced levels or who are considering studying art at the college level.

The cost for each art course is $147.00. For additional information and registration: select Summer Program or or telephone 508-553-4814.

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