YOUNG ARTIST STUDIO SERIES

Young Artist Studio Series Session 3

Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Young Artist Studio Series: Drawing & Painting (grades 2-5)

In this studio series, participants will explore the fundamentals of drawing including line, shape, shading, and perspective using a variety of materials, including pencils, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paints.

Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Young Artist Studio Series: Drawing & Painting (grade 6-8)

In this studio series, participants will explore the fundamentals of drawing including line, shape, shading, and perspective using a variety of materials, including pencils, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paints.

Saturday, April 13 - Saturday, May 18, 2024
Young Artist Studio Series: Ceramics (grades 2-5)

In this studio series, participants will dive into the exciting world of ceramic sculpture by learning the basics of hand-building, glazing, and firing to create fun and exciting sculptural pieces.

Saturday, April 13 - Saturday, May 18, 2024
Young Artist Studio Series: Ceramics (grades 6-8)

In this studio series, participants will dive into the exciting world of ceramic sculpture by learning the basics of hand-building, glazing, and firing to create fun and exciting sculptural pieces.

FAQ’s For Young Artist Studio Series

What is the curriculum for this workshop series?

Our teaching artists have a wealth of knowledge in their medium, whether it’s in printmaking, drawing & painting, or ceramics. Their goal is to teach students the fundamental skills needed so that they can branch out on their own and create artwork that is unique and interesting to them! To achieve this, our curriculum will be flexible to allow students to follow their interests and to accommodate different skill levels.

In drawing & painting, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing including line, shape, shading, and perspective using a variety of materials, including pencils, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic paints. Once they have a grasp of the fundamentals, they’ll be able to pick their own medium and subject matter to create their works!

In ceramic sculpture, students will learn the basics of hand-building; including which types of clay and tools to use, how to use underglaze and glazes, and about the firing process. Students will be able to create sculptures that allow them to express themselves and their interests!

Who are the teaching artists?

We are excited to have some incredibly talented artists teaching this workshop series! 

Taylor Lee (they/them)

Taylor (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist known for projects centering on audience participation, such as their award-winning body of work YARD SALE, exhibited at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in Los Angeles. With over seven years of honing their craft as a visual artist, curator, and educator, exhibiting in galleries and art fairs across the country, they have also hosted workshops at esteemed art nonprofits like McColl Center, Redux Contemporary, and Wassaic Project. Taylor's work has been commissioned by noteworthy clients such as SNL, Vans, and Almond Breeze among others.

Who is this class for? Can a beginner take this class?

All skill levels are welcome in our Young Artist Studio Series! Part of McColl Center’s mission is to spark creative experiences, and for many artists that begin in childhood. Our teaching artists will meet your students where they are, from exploring the very basics with beginners to helping more experienced students to learn a new practice or master a particular skill.

What does my child need to bring? What are the requirements for registration?

We ask that our young artists wear clothes that can get messy, a water bottle, and closed toe shoes. We also require all participants to fill out an intake form, which includes emergency contact information, approved adults for pick-up, a liability waiver, and a code of conduct to sign. This form is sent out with your receipt once you register and must be completed before drop-off on the first class.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will not be given for missed classes, or for registrations canceled less than 48 hours before the start of the first session. For a full refund, email bdouglass@mccollcenter.org no less than a week before the first day of class.

McColl Center is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for youth, providing access to artistic development and creative exploration. 

Through these scholarships, aspiring young artists can access resources, mentorship, and a supportive environment to nurture their talents and contribute to the vibrant arts community fostered by McColl Center. Below you can find our current scholarship application for both summer camps as well as our other youth programs that we offer.

Please fill out the application to the best of your ability, and you will receive a response within two weeks. You can contact Youth Programs Director Beck Douglass at bdouglass@mccollcenter.org with any questions.