Saturday Studios: Spring 2019
Explore the High’s galleries, learn from professional artists, and create your own art in our four-week studio classes designed for ages 6–18 (classes grouped by grade)! Participants will investigate artworks in the galleries and develop their own artworks. At the end of the four-week session, family and friends are invited to an exhibition of their artists’ masterpieces.
All supplies are provided, and young artists are welcome to bring their own snacks and water. Pre-registration is required. The High Museum of Art reserves the right to cancel or alter any program due to attendance.
For more information, contact Melissa Katzin at 404-733-4465.
Dates: March 9, 16, 23, and 30
Class Times: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
(Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the start of class)
Members: $100 for the four-week session
Not-yet-members: $120 for the four-week session
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Grades 1–3: Building Blocks of Art
Start with the building blocks of art! Look at art in the High’s permanent collection to learn about line, shape, color, and texture. Discover the essential components of creation each week through gallery adventures and projects as young artists work toward creating a still-life painting. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Grades 4–6: Mixed-Up Masterpieces
Discover all the creative possibilities with mixed media! Explore what can happen when everyday objects and traditional art materials come together. Artists will create mixed-media interpretations of a two-dimensional work in the Museum’s galleries. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Grades 7–9: Painting with the Pros
Explore acrylic painting techniques in our modern and contemporary art collection. Learn about the properties of acrylic paint with different 2D and 3D projects, take inspiration from artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Frank Stella, and create an acrylic painting on canvas as a final project. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Grades 10–12: Portfolio Development—Observational Drawing Skills
Meeting exclusively in the Museum’s galleries, this course focuses on the technical skills needed for any artistic practice. Hone observational drawing technique by sketching from live models, marble sculptures, and other Museum artworks. Explore visual literacy through projects and artistic exercises focusing on composition, line, balance, patterns, space, and movement. Learn and practice art criticism and engage in a peer portfolio review. Appropriate for all skill levels.