Youth Art

Tabor Academy Summer Program

Summer 2017

Art Head

Five 1-hour classes every day for the 6 week program

Up to twenty campers per class, ages 8 to 17

Five rotating assistant staff

 

Figure Drawing

skills taught:

using charcoal

drawing a live model

gesture drawing

contour drawing

foreshortening

articulating balance, mass, and volume

seeing

composition

 

artists studied:

Alice Neel

Vincent Van Gogh

 

Printmaking

skills taught:

positive and negative

carving linoleum

mixing color

inking a plate / block

using a printing press

monotype

screen printing t-shirts & posters

 

artists studied:

Traditional Japanese Wood Block

 

Comic Books

skills taught:

developing characters

developing narrative

using dialogue to tell a story

paneling

inking drawings

using color

saddle staple bookmaking

publishing traditions

 

artists studied:

DC Comics

Aidan Koch

"El Deafo" by Cece Bell

 

Animation

skills taught:

history of hand drawn animation

expressive mark making

storyboarding

drawing movement

observing and analyzing naturalistic actions such as walking

hand drawing each cell / frame (60 total)

inking, coloring

GIF technology

constructive critique

 

artists studied:

Walt Disney

Lilli Carré

 

Wearable Surrealist Sculpture

skills taught:

surreal art history

developing concept

building mixed media sculpture

patterning wearables

 

artists studied:

Salvador Dalí

René Magritte

Dorothea Tanning

 

Landscape Painting & Producing an Art Exhibition

skills taught:

color theory

color mixing

composition

atmospheric perspective and overlapping

directional light

seeing

curating & hanging an art show

 

artists studied:

Vincent Van Gogh

 

Warm Up Exercises and Just for Fun!