WELL, HELLO THERE!
SUN PORCH STUDIO is thrilled to announce some new opportunities for art making during the summer of 2016.
If you are an art enthusiast, young or older, you won’t be able to pass these up.
CAMP ON THE SUN PORCH 2016
When: Wednesday-Friday, JUNE 22, 23, 24 from 1-4pm (after care available until 5:30)
Where: Sun Porch Studio, 18 Hillside Road, Stony Brook
Cost: $40 per day. Includes materials and a snack.
Sign up for one, two or all three days!
Register NOW as space is limited to 8 students.
What will we be doing?
Sun Porch Studio offers art instruction to children ages 6-12 with a focus on building skills, creativity, and self-confidence. All children are considered working artists and their imaginative ideas help guide their personal creative process. Although children work in the same art medium, instruction is given on an individual basis. To help each artist work towards a personal potential, classes are small and cap at 8 students.
At CAMP ON THE SUN PORCH, young artists will be focusing in one medium each day. On Wednesday, June 22, we will be exploring acrylic painting on canvas while observing nature’s gift of color, and creating zoomed in flower portraits. Do you know what artist inspired this form of art making? Yeah, you guessed it, Georgia O’Keefe. She once said “No one really sees a flower, because to see a flower takes time, like to have a friend takes time. We will definitely take our time observing various flowers while noticing their unique shape and color.
On Thursday, June 23, young artists will be building sculptures made from recycled materials such as wood blocks and scraps, corks, bottle caps, and much more. We will be focusing on balance and composition with an opportunity to incorporate color using acrylic paint and paper collage. Artist, Louise Nevelson was curious about bringing new life to an object that may have been discarded: “When you put together things that other people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created.”
On, Friday, June 24, we will exploring the art of Printmaking using a relief printing method. In relief printing, ink is applied to a raised surfaced, called a printing plate, and then transferred or printed on paper by rubbing. This process encourages new and innovative ways of creating an image, because you can ink up your printing plate as many times as you want! Printmakers often make an edition of 300-500 prints! Although we may not have time to create that enormous amount, young artists will have the opportunity to explore printing on paper, greeting cards, and a t-shirt.
To find out more about CAMP ON THE SUN PORCH and to REGISTER your children ages 6-12, please contact:
Mary Jo Allegra firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 631-379-8068
We hope to see you at the Sun Porch this summer!
During the warmer months, SUMMER ARTS @ THE SUN PORCH offers art workshops to adults in landscape painting, batik painting and ceramic glazing. Our creative experiences are for adults who yearn to remember what it feels like to get messy and create magic with their hands. No experience is EVER necessary, however, you must be willing to laugh and value Wabisabi, the belief that there is beauty in the imperfect.
Stay tuned for workshops in late June 2016:
Ceramic Glazing: where participants will be hand-painting large serving platters or pasta bowls using ceramic glazes. All finished products will be fired in a kiln and can be used with love and placed in dishwasher.
Batik Silk Painting: Explore color and composition while hand-painting your own silk scarf. After drawing with a water-based wax resist, silk paint will be applied bringing life and vibrancy using a fool-proof method that will be sure to please the eye.
Creative Art Parties are offered in tie dye, jewelry making and sculptural painting activities. Art Parties are most meaningful with children ages 5 and up in groups of 15 or less. A two-hour event is organized with a special art making activity, an art related game, and creative cupcake decorating.
Private Art Instruction is offered at the studio and in your home. Students explore a variety of techniques and materials such as acrylic and oil painting, watercolor and gouache painting, observational drawing, clay hand building and printmaking.
Founder, Instructor, Mary Jo Allegra, currently teaches Visual Arts at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Mary Jo believes that experience across learning disciplines inspires depth and creativity in works of art. Her teaching style integrates imagination with life experiences and immerses children in an array of art mediums and techniques to help them build their own personal aesthetic.
Sun Porch Studio, Stony Brook, NY