Material Explosion - Ages 7-12 - Session 2

February 18, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Nine Saturdays, February 11 - April 29 (dates are not consecutive)
For Ages 7-12

Designed for busy schedules, enroll your child in one, two, three, or all sessions. Each Saturday, students will bring an artwork to conclusion, ready to take home.

* February 11: Draw a still life from observation after learning how to get special effects from oil pastels. Instructor: Laura Schofield

* February 18: Acquire a few basic acrylic painting tips and inspiration from art in the galleries, then paint animals from your imagination. Instructor: Helen Plenert

* February 25: Explore patterns and colors in mosaic. Assemble bits of glass and tile to create a mosaic artwork. Instructor: Elizabeth Dolbec-Oliveras

* March 4: Learn about the different types of manga characters and how to draw their bodies and faces. Then, develop, draw, and color your own character using new skills! Instructor: Laura Schofield

* March 11: View the exhibition Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection to gather inspiration for sculpting a geometric form using air-dry clay. Instructor: Sue Comstock

* April 1: Try a variety of drawing techniques and tools to get a 3-D look. Instructor: Patris

* April 8: Sculpt a natural or organic form using air-dry clay. Instructor: Sue Comstock

* April 22: Paint a seascape on canvas. Instructor: Patris

* April 29: Take a walking field trip to the river and around the Crocker for a beginner watercolor class. Instructor: Helen Plenert

$15 members • $20 nonmembers
Please note: Due to the low cost of each session, our refund policy does not apply for individual sessions.

Instructor: Helen Plenert

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About the Instructor:

Helen Plenert, a native of Sacramento, has been painting for more than 25 years. While her first love is watercolors, she also works with acrylics. To date, Plenerthas created 12 murals with children from elementary schools around Sacramento. She also exhibits in local galleries and manages Women’s Wisdom Art, a program of the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button above or visit the Museum Admission Desk.

No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms. Registered students are not permitted to bring guests.

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