Sou’Wester Summer Camp Workshop Schedule 2021
Weekly workshops are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Youth (7-14) program is 10 AM – 5 PM.
Adult workshops (15+) are 3 PM – 5:30 PM.
*Unless otherwise noted, workshop descriptions below are for Youth & adults.
In this workshop, students will use clay, underglazes, and a variety of tools to create sculptures in the theme of “small things”. This could be a small toolset, a miniature creature collection, or perhaps ceramic pieces for jewelry and other assemblies.
June 29-July 1
In this workshop, students will create interactive figurines using clay, paint, wire, fabric, and fiber. Students will create their own personalized toys while learning processes of sewing, sculpting, fabric works, painting, and more. This workshop has a special focus on durability, functionality, and play-safe processes.
In this class we will learn the concept Wabi sabi, beauty in imperfection and simplicity! We will build an object of student choice using the pinch, slab and coil methods of construction. We will explore still life, portraits, and forms from nature and encourage students to follow their own creative instincts and inspirations.
In the workshop, students will create hybrid fantasy animals by building off of their background knowledge of animals and using their imagination. Students will represent their fantasy animals by both painting and sculpting using paper mache. Students will be challenged to imagine their fantasy animal’s habitat, diet, predators, and behaviors.
In this workshop, we will be collecting textures and utilizing drawing exercises as we build up to a large-scale drawing. Using charcoal, Conte, oil stick and ink students will work in black and white in this advanced study of natural forms and textures. Together workshop participants will be identifying and discussing the local flora, fauna, land history, and ecosystems. Using this research, discussion, and visual exploration, students will develop the subject matter for their large-scale work.
In this workshop, students will create paper masks and foam plate prints of animals. Students will work collaboratively to create prints and visual works representing real or imaginary ecosystems. Students will also use the masks they make to perform as their animals.
Drawing inspiration from the landscape, participants in this workshop will gain experience creating repeating patterns. Using soft blocks, students will carve their patterns into a reusable matrix from which to print. Students will be using water-based inks to print on paper and fabric, with opportunities for collaboration. Students are encouraged to bring additional materials to print on, such as cotton yardage, tote bags, pillowcases, or clothing items.
In this workshop, students will collect natural elements from their surroundings to create interesting patterns and designs that will come alive through animation.
In this workshop students will work with simple apps to make unique stop motion animations using everyday objects like LEGO’s, clay, and more! On our last day we will end with an animation festival of our creations. Instructor Cynthia Star has fabricated for Laika movies Coraline, ParaNorman and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken.
In this workshop students will explore the two main elements of watermedia painting: pigment and water. We will play with questions such as: What does it mean to work with different water sources? Where do pigments come from and how are they made? We will explore the ecological, sociopolitical, historical, chemical, material, emotional, and spiritual aspects of these questions. Students will create at least one finished painting and several smaller experiments to inspire future work.
In this workshop, students will create a wearable soft sculpture mask using the processes of armature building, patterning, gathering, refining, and adornment. In addition to the project essential supplies, students are invited to bring personal supplies and sentimental materials to incorporate into the mask-making process. Items such as family heirloom fabrics, stones, and favorite textural materials are a few examples of great additional elements to include.
Cancellations: We ask for a 2-week notice to avoid any cancellation fees. If you cancel within less than 2 weeks, we will refund 50% of camp fees. If materials have already been purchased on your behalf, we may not be able to refund those.