Summer Studio session at Staunton Augusta Art Center

saaclogoThe Staunton Augusta Art Center is accepting registrations for the July 15-19 Summer Studio session.   Through fun, day-camp style classes, students ages 4-12 learn about their projects in art history and art theory contexts, develop art skills, employ and expand their own creative thoughts, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the arts.  Classes are taught by professional art educators and studio artists.  Pre-registration is required by calling 540-885-2028.  Classes meet 10 A.M.—Noon at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street, in historic downtown Staunton.  The cost is $85/$75 for members.

The theme for the July session is Summer eSCAPES.  Descriptions for each class are as follows:

Landscapes (ages 4-5) taught by Liz Holroyd (Augusta County art teacher): Take a closer look at the natural environment around you and explore the works of famous landscape artists.  With those inspirations, skillfully create your own landscape renditions using a variety of media.

Sunsational Seascapes (ages 6-8) taught by Lynn Lough (art educator and studio artist): Let’s go to the beach!  See how Renoir, Homer, and other well-known artists conveyed ocean scenes.  Apply different techniques to portray the variety of textures found at the beach from foamy water to rough sand to steaming sun.

Cityscapes (9-12taught by Trina Graham (Augusta County art teacher): Leave the gently rolling Blue Ridge and explore the hard edges and geometric shapes of the big city.  Borrow from professional artists’ techniques to convey on art paper the city’s hustle and bustle, the bright lights, and the cacophony of noise.  Become a powerhouse of urban creativity.


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