Art Alliance Summer Camps 2019

Summer Camps at the Art Alliance 2019

Read about and sign up for camps on our registration website -- available NOW!

Ages 5-8

Jun 17–21 -- Cats! 

We will be using a variety of different materials to create a week full of cats! Projects will include finger puppets, 3-D cat sculptures, cat family portraits, cat tissue paper paintings, cat masks, and creating cat short stories and poetry books.

Jun 24-28 -- Bug Out!

Do insects have fan clubs? Sure they do and we will become fans by making our own t-shirts, masks and bug prints. Let's show how much we love insects by creating our own giant paper mache creature. Who knows, maybe we'll even create a bug rock band?

July 15-19 -- Mini Makers

From paper marbling to 3D sculpture, we will be making art out of a wide range of materials. Bring your creativity and imagination and let's Make Art!

July 22-26 -- STEAM Rollin'

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math! We will be making lots of art while exploring science and math topics, too. Join us and see how they all come together this week.

Aug 5-9 -- We Can Build It!

Buildings are giant sculptures that people can go into. Let's create a caste or a tower or an ancient pyramid. Let's make a building of the future. We will do cool architectural art with wood, metal, clay and paper mache.

Aug 12-19 -- Ways to Go

Do you want to design your own car or your own flying machine? Do you want to set sail on the high seas with your specially designed ship? We will have so much fun figuring out how to make things fly, roll and sail. We can take your ideas and use found objects, wood, paint and clay to make them come to life! There are so many ways to go!

Aug 19-23 -- Color Printmaking AM

Explore COLOR and PRINTMAKING through scientific experimentation and art creation. Make original prints and works of art in a fun, creative environment using various materials and a number of techniques.

Ages 7-11

Jun 24-28 -- Puppets

We will be using a variety of materials to create many different types of puppets this week. Some of the projects will include a family of finger puppets, simple sock puppets, folded paper puppets, and we will also experiment with marionette creations!

July 8-9 -- Brazil!

Bem vindo as Brasil - Welcome to Brazil! An intensive multi-media art and cultural experience featuring the old and the new, the AMazon rainforest, Brazilian folklore, food and dancing.

July 15-19 -- Art in Math & Nature

Explore and make art using tessellations, number patterns like the golden rectangle and Fibonacci, fractals, tangrams and more! Drawing, collage and painting!

July 22-26 -- Storybook Landscapes

Books record our history, communicate ideas, and tell a story … but can they do more? We will take an old, ordinary book that is heading to the trash, and recycle it into something extraordinary: a 3-D fairytale landscape. Bring a worn-out book and an open mind as we put a new spin on the old saying: "from trash to treasure".

July 29-Aug 2 -- Comics, Cartoons & More

From your imagination to the page and beyond! Create your own characters and bring them to life. Tell their story through sequential art, animation, puppetry and theatre games.

Aug 19-23 -- Color Printmaking PM --

Explore COLOR and PRINTMAKING through scientific experimentation and art creation. Make original prints and works of art in a fun, creative environment using various materials and a number of techniques

Ages 4-6

July 1-3 -- Little Birds of A Feather

Explore birds and experiment with different ways to make art in your first art camp experience, designed for those who have not yet attended kindergarten. Spread your wings and fly into this mini art camp! This session is limited to 6 participants.

Ages 9-teens

Aug 5-9 -- Clay

Explore hand-building techniques and learn how to use patterns and textures to decorate surfaces. All materials and time for glazing are included in the fee. Our returning and older students will be offered expanded options.

Aug 12-16 -- Clay

Explore hand-building techniques and learn how to use patterns and textures to decorate surfaces. All materials and time for glazing are included in the fee. Our returning and older students will be offered expanded options.

Ages 11+

Aug 12-16 -- Drawing Outside the Boundary

Students will review drawing foundation skills initially for the first few days and then explore new media with the introduction of non-traditional materials. Example of contemporary artists and samples of unique techniques will be reviewed.

Aug 19-23 -- Acrylic Painting TRICKS to use with Collage

Students will learn how to produce an "Acrylic Lift", Stamping, Sgraffito and Rice Paper Transfers. The students will experiment with acrylics in the first few days of the class and finish a final collage on a "theme" of their own choosing. The final mixed media art work will incorporate both traditional painting and non-traditional techniques.

OR you can also check out our Summer Camps on this PDF file.

 

Art Alliance Classes

Summer Adult Art Classes are available now on our online registration site! 

We have two sessions, the first begins the week of June 3rd and runs thru June 27. The second session begins July 15 and runs thru August 8.

Click here to register online today for classes like:

Plein Air Watercolors at Rhoneymeade with J. Harlan Ritchy - 3 weeks, Fridays, May 31, June 7 & 14

Exploring Oil Painting with Marisa Eichman Kupiec - Session 1 & 2; Mondays, 9am-12pm

Drawing Trees with Ann Taylor-Schmidt - Session 1, Monday's 1:30-4pm; Session 2, Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm

Drawing and Painting: Individual Projects with Jennifer Kane- Session 2 - Mondays, 1-4pm

Painting Open Studio, walk-in, pay as you go $10 each time - Sessions 1 & 2, Tuesdays, 9am-12pm

Gelatin Monoprinting - Taking it Further with Ingrid Booz Morejohn - Session 1, Tuesdays, 1-4pm

Architectural Drawing with Julia Nelson - Session 1, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

Pen & Ink & Watercolor For Your Enjoyment with Mary Shay McGuire - Sessions 1 & 2, Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm

Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Lena Thynell - Session 1, Wednesdays, 1-4pm, 3 weeks - June 12, 19 & 26

Stained Glass with Ken Plattner - Sessions 1 & 2, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

Greetings in Watercolor with Michele Rivera - Session 1, Thursdays, 9am-12pm

Between the Lines in Watercolors with Michele Rivera - Session 2, Thursdays, 9am-12pm

Introduction to Oil Painting with Marisa Eichman Kupiec - Sessions 1 & 2, Thursdays, 1-4pm

Open Model Session, walk-in, pay as you go $10 each time - Sessions 1 & 2, Thursdays, 7-9:30pm

Click here for a PDF file of our printable schedule

 

Pop-Up Art Classes

We are excited to be able to provide "PopUp" art classes for those who are interested in a two-hour art adventure that requires no experience and nothing to bring!

Gather your friends, invite your relatives or come alone and enjoy an opportunity to try something new or indulge a long-lost hobby with no long-term commitment or investment required.

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person unless otherwise indicated.

Call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA, at the back of the Gallery Shop, to sign up before the class.

You can also sign up for Pop-Ups online! Choose the Summer Pop-Up Classes under the Session Search

 

Paint a Wine Glass Pop-Up

with Nicole Packard

Monday, June 17, 6–8pm

Enjoy an evening out with friends painting wine glasses wiht your own designs and then take them home to show off!

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.
At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!
Fee: $20 plus $5 material fee
Contact the Art Alliance at least ONE DAY BEFORE THE CLASS TO SIGN UP
at artalliance05@gmail.com or call the office at 814-234-2740

You can also sign up for Pop-Ups online! Choose the Summer Pop-Up Classes under the Session Search

 

Introduction to Gouache Pop-Up

with J. Harlan Ritchey

Friday, June 28, 7–9pm

Less common than acrylic or watercolor but sharing qualities of both gouache is a fun and versatile opaque water-based paint. Try your hand at painting a small still-life and learn techniques that highlight the unique properties. Students seeking to incorporate gouache into traditional transparent watercolors are also welcome.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.
At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!
Fee: $20
Contact the Art Alliance at least ONE DAY BEFORE THE CLASS TO SIGN UP
at artalliance05@gmail.com or call the office at 814-234-2740

You can also sign up for Pop-Ups online! Choose the Summer Pop-Up Classes under the Session Search

 

Introduction to Soapstone Carving Pop-Up

with instructor Chris Bittner

Monday, July 15, 6:30–9pm

Students will be introduced to soapstone as an easy-to-carve artistic material. We will learn about soapstone's origins, uses and properties, proper use of tools and safety practices. During the class, each student will use rasps and sandpaper to carve and polish one or two small pieces that may be pendants or small sculptures. Students will keep their pieces and take home a new artistic skill.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.
At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!
Fee: $25 plus a $5 materials fee
Contact the Art Alliance at least ONE DAY BEFORE THE CLASS TO SIGN UP
at artalliance05@gmail.com or call the office at 814-234-2740

You can also sign up for Pop-Ups online! Choose the Summer Pop-Up Classes under the Session Search

 

Watercolor Fruits from the Farm Pop-Up

with J. Harlan Ritchey

Friday, July 26, 7–9pm

Paint still life bounty from local markets. Techniques will include wet washes and mixing rich botanical colors. Students who are also welcome to incorporate pen-and-ink or gouache.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.
At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!
Fee: $20
Contact the Art Alliance at least ONE DAY BEFORE THE CLASS TO SIGN UP
at artalliance05@gmail.com or call the office at 814-234-2740

You can also sign up for Pop-Ups online! Choose the Summer Pop-Up Classes under the Session Search

 

Inservice Art Class Days

Kids Art Classes during Inservice Days -- none at this time

Dates are:

none at the moment

Programs run from 9am - 3pm

Our Inservice Days Art Classes are a fun, creative way for your kids to spend those winter break days while you need to be at work.

Each day is separate from the others - you may sign up for which ever day(s) suit your schedule. Participants are to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All art supplies and a snack are provided.

Fee for each child, per day, is $35. Limited to 12 participants per day.

Click here to sign up online today!

Art Alliance members and parents who registered previously and have online accounts (select "forgot password" for login help) go ahead and login and sign up. New particpatnts will need to set up a family account.

Use parent name and contact info to set up account and then you will add your children's info in the next step when processing registration. Once one-time setup is completed you can use this account for all future Art Alliance registrations.

Call of the office at 814-234-2740 to register over the phone or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street at the back of the Gallery Shop to register in person or email us at artalliance05@gmail.com.

Art Alliance Summer Camps 2018

Thank you to all our camp participants! We had a wonderful summer and hope you did too!

From our 3-D camp:

From our Math & Nature camp:

 

Art Alliance 2019 Class Schedule

Winter

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: Jan 7-28

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: Feb 4-25

Spring

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: March 18-April 8

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: April 15-May 6

Summer

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: June 3-24

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: July 15-Aug 5

Fall

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: Sept 16-Oct 7

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: Oct 14-Nov 4

 

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