Summer in the Studio

 

Teens working on a project together.Ages 13 – 17
Five-day programs run Jun 28 – Aug 20, 2021
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the Pauley Center lobby
$150 (VMFA members $130)

Whether you enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting, film, or fashion, these studio classes teach you new skills and enhance your talents, help you develop personal vision, and strengthen your portfolio for college. Professional artists and instructors use a wide range of concepts and media to expand your knowledge of art, art history, culture, and perspective while building new relationships with peers and mentors within the arts community. Classes offer individual instruction to accommodate students of all levels of experience.

Note: Upon registration, VMFA will send a confirmation to the email address you used in your registration. Please review this information carefully as it provides further details about the program and the student emergency form, which should be submitted on the first day of class. It is important that both teens and their parents or guardians understand all policies and procedures pertaining to this program, including check-in/check-out, lunch options, Code of Conduct, studio attire, and VMFA’s cancellation policy.

Registration Information

Registration for summer 2021 programs begins April 12 for current VMFA members and April 19 for non-members.

Download Program Guidelines & Forms Browse the Summer 2021 Classes and Programs Catalog

 

Class Schedule


[T1] Digital: Filmmaking

Mon - Fri, Jun 28 - Jul 2,  9am -- 12pm | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
TODD RAVIOTTA

Ages 13–17 | Develop your own short movie through screenwriting, production, and digital editing while working with fellow peers. This experience presents a unique setting and perspective on the museum campus, as the art and environment spark storytelling and creativity. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives and headphones. All other equipment will be provided. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T2] Painting: Watercolors

Mon–Fri, Jun 28–Jul 2, 9am-12pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
CAROLINE VELAZQUEZ

Ages 13–17 | Learn professional watercolor techniques while painting from life, creating detailed studies and experimenting with abstractions. Start a watercolor journal to collect your notes, ideas, and paintings.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T3] Animation: History & Illustration

Mon–Fri, Jun 28–Jul 2, 1pm–4pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
ANH DO

Ages 13–17 | Make your drawings come to life! Explore the history, language, and technique of animation through exploratory exercises, flip books, and more.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T5] Digital: Photography 101

Mon–Fri, Jul 5–9, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
STEPHANIE O'DELL

Ages 13–17 | Learn to use photography tools and software like a pro! Gain an understanding of the history and science behind photography and take control of your camera as an artistic medium. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drive and DSLR camera.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T6] Fashion: Sewing Made Simple

Mon–Fri, Jul 5–9, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
SARAH BROWN

Ages 13–17 | Have you ever wanted to use a sewing machine but didn't know where to start, or maybe you simply want to improve your skill? Join us in the studio to learn how to use a sewing machine to make unique creations with fun fabrics!

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T7] Drawing: Depth & Perspective

Mon – Fri, Jul 5– 9, 1 – 4 pm| Pauley Center, Studio A
ANH DO 

Ages 13 – 17 | Upon exploring VMFA's collection for inspiration, learn techniques for depicting space, volume, and depth on a flat surface to help give the illusion of three dimensions.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T8] Fashion: Studio Sampler

Mon–Fri, Jul 5–9, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio B
SARAH BROWN

Ages 13–17 | Want to know more about aspects of creating fashion? Get a taste of illustrating, sewing, draping, and pattern-making–every day is a new and stylish adventure!

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T9] Drawing: History of Manga

Mon – Fri, Jul 12 – 16, 9am–noon | Pauley Center, Studio A
ANH DO

Ages 13 – 17 | Learn the history, style, characteristics, and culture of Japanese manga and anime. Discover different ways to develop drawing skill, and apply these methods in exercises to illustrate the manga style. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T10] Fashion: Pushing Boundaries

Mon–Fri, Jul 12–16, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
CHRISTI OWEN

Ages 13–17 | With guidance from a professional designer and art as your inspiration, learn fundamental techniques to design your own innovative wearable art using unexpected materials along with some fashionable fabrics!

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T11] Digital: Art & Design

Mon – Fri, Jul 12 – 16, 1 – 4 pm |Pauley Center, Computer Lab
STEPHANIE O'DELL 

Ages 13 – 17 | Discover the world of graphic design and digital arts. Learn the basics of professional design tools, including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, to create a variety of projects including illustrations and symbol design. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T12] Fashion: Beyond Basics

Mon – Fri, Jul 12 – 16, 1-4pm| Pauley Center, Studio B 
CHRISTI OWEN

Ages 13 – 17 | Understanding basic fundamentals of patternmaking is anything but basic! Get to know the ins and outs of commercial patterns, and try your hand at making a simple design of your own using a sewing machine. This new skill will provide many more options for creating fun sewn projects. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T13] Drawing: Botanical Arts

Mon – Fri, Jul 19 – 23, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio A
CELESTE JOHNSON

Ages 13 – 17 | Led by a certified botanical artist, focus on plant anatomy, observations, artisanship, and techniques used to illustrate realistic botanical specimen. Also discover how modern resources can benefit the scientific field of botanical arts. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T14] Fashion: Design & Accessories

Mon–Fri, Jul 19–23, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
CHRISTI OWEN 

Ages 13–17 | Infuse fine arts into fashion - be inspired by influential works from VMFA's collections and special exhibitions to fuel your fire! Make a powerful statement of your own while working with textiles and customizing clothes. Learn techniques for hand sewing, embroidery, beading, and more. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T15] Painting: Pet Portraits

Mon–Fri, Jul 19–23, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
KENDRA WADSWORTH

Ages 13–17 | If you want to frame a picture of your pet or paint a portrait for a friend, or if you just love animals, then you're barking up the perfect tree! Learn how to draw and paint portraits that capture a pet's best features and unique character.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T16] Design: Innovation & Creativity

Mon–Fri, Jul 19–23, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio B
LINDSAY STEELE

Ages 13–17 | Working with elements and principles of design, play around with a variety of art making processes. Try your hand creating designs with papers, felt, and found objects in addition to incorporating other art applications such as printing and stamping.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T17] Digital: Animation

Mon–Fri, Jul 26–30, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
ANH DO 

Ages 13–17 | Get a basic introduction to production software and the world of digital animation. Learn how to animate through exploratory exercises using shapes, text, and images from the museum's collection. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drive. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T18] Design: Visual Journaling

Mon–Fri, Jul 26–30, 9am–noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
LAUREN BLEAM

Ages 13–17 | Step up your sketchbook! Learn fun techniques to cut, collage, paint, and transfer images to turn your sketchbook into a treasure trove of ideas. Explore creative ways to integrate writing into art, and use it as an outlet of self-expression. Students are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks, or ones can be provided. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T19] Pottery: Hand Building

Mon–Fri, Jul 27–30, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
KENDRA WADSWORTH

Ages 13–17 | Unearth basic methods of hand building with clay and enjoy experimenting with surface textures and underglazes to add more dimension, color, and creativity to original ceramic artworks. Final pieces will be clear glazed and fired by staff, and available for pick-up in the Pauley Center on Thy & Fri, Aug 19 & 20.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T20] Studio Arts: Portfolio Building

Mon–Fri, Jul 26–Jul 30, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio B
LINDSAY STEELE

Ages 13–17 | Whether you're interested in applying to art school or simply want to create a portfolio, this course is for you. Gain insight into the undergraduate admission requirements for your school of choice, benefit from professional critique, and take advantage of studio time, tools, and instruction to build your art portfolio. Students are welcome (but not required) to bring artwork from home to include in their portfolios.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T21] Drawing: Figures & Faces

Mon–Fri, Aug 2–6, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Studio A
KENDRA WADSWORTH

Ages 13–17 | Increase your proficiency in drawing portraits and figures. Work from clothed models in the studio and objects in the galleries to practice proportion, tone, and line quality.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T22] Pottery: Wheel Throwing

Mon–Fri, Aug 2–6, 1-4pm | Studio School, Pottery Studio *On Monday, meet in the Pauley Center
STEVEN GLASS

Ages 13–17 | Wheel throwing is a challenging yet rewarding experience that teaches not only artistic skill but also discipline and self-awareness. Learn to center clay, make basic forms, and paint pots with colorful slips and underglazes. Finished pottery will be available for pick-up in the Pauley Center on Thu & Fri, Aug 19 & 20.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T23] Digital: Filmmaking

Mon–Fri, Aug 2–6, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
TODD RAVIOTTA

Ages 13–17 | See [T1] for class description. Teens are welcome to register for either class without a prerequisite or both classes to increase mastery of the medium or technique.  Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives and headphones. All other equipment will be provided.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T24] Painting: Exploring Applications

Mon–Fri, Aug 2–6, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
KENDRA WADSWORTH

Ages 13–17 | Try out a wide range of tools, applications, and acrylic mediums, as well as unexpected materials and textures, to create large, expressive paintings. Students are encouraged to think outside the box!

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T25] Painting: Techniques in Oil

Mon – Fri, Aug 9 – 13, 9am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio A
KENDRA WADSWORTH

Ages 13 – 17 | Explore classical to contemporary oil paintings in the galleries to discover both traditional techniques and alternative applications to integrate into your own work on canvas. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T26] Fashion: Illustration

Mon–Fri, Aug 9–13, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
MORGAN SWANK

Ages 13–17 | Benefit from using tools of the trade, from specialty markers, pens, and pencils to digital design software, and learn how to illustrate stylish clothing, textures, and accessories.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T27] Digital: Photography Today

Mon–Fri, Aug 9–13, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
TYGER BELTON

Ages 13–17 | Interpret artistic concepts, improve photography techniques, and learn today's options for shooting images, from digital cameras to cell phones. Use a variety of editing tools and apps for enhancing images and designs. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring a flash drive, DSLR camera, and mobile devices.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T28] Drawing: Figures & Faces

Mon–Fri, Aug 9–13, 1–4pm | Pauley Center, Studio B
KENDRA WADSWORTH

Ages 13–17 |See [T21] for class description. Teens are welcome to register for either class without a prerequisite or both classes to increase mastery of the medium or technique. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T29] Digital: Fun with Adobe

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
MORGAN SWANK

Ages 13–17 | Learn how to digitally manipulate images and create your own graphics, posters, and GIFs by incorporating images, effects, and typography using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[T30] Drawing: Museum Muse

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
KENDRA WADSWORTH

Ages 13–17 | From still lifes to landscapes, enjoy spending the week sketching in the studio and around VMFA grounds, studying new art concepts and drawing techniques each day. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)