Summer Art Studio 2022

(June 6 – July 29)

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(Registration deadlines are two weeks before the start date of each session.)

For questions, please email Bennett@Swope.org. Need-Based Scholarships are available; click here for a PDF application.


Studio Schedule

 

June 6-10 | 9AM-11AM

Comic Book Art Level 1, ages 4-6

Instructor- Grace Berry

Bring your little superhero to release their creative superpowers! Children ages 4-6 will create their own cover for a comic book, superhero, and villain. Children will learn about colors and basic elements of design. The class will be primarily focusing on improving creativity and drawing skills through the creation of comics.

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

 

June 6-10 | 12PM-2PM

Dipping our Toes in the Pool of Abstract Art, ages 10-18

Instructor- Erin Caldwell

Have you ever seen a work of art that isn’t a representation of any object, an image you don’t quite understand it’s meaning, but it draws you in none the less? Abstract Art is captivating and confusing. In this class we will only be scratching the surface of all that abstract painting can be. But we will learn some art history and color theory, do some fun, free-form exercises in creating our own abstract art, learn how to talk about it and explain the process we went through in making it, and students will leave with a better understanding and desire to keep creating.

SOLD OUT

June 6-10 | 12PM-2PM

Introduction to Knitting, ages 10-18

Instructor- Abigail Clouse

This class will be an introduction to knitting and other yarn-related crafts. Students will learn basic knitting skills along with completing projects that will expand their understanding of the unlimited uses of the material. Yarn crafting is a profitable life skill that can carry on as an enjoyable, therapeutic hobby for years to come!

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

 

June 13-17 | 9AM-11AM

Sew a Plushie, ages 7-14

Instructor- Shayla Fish

Students will learn a simple whipstitch and applique’ stitch to create an adorable plushie of their own!

SOLD OUT

June 13-17 | 9AM-11AM

Photo Adventures for Littles, Hawthorne Park ages 4-6

Instructor- Debbie Goodin

Little photographers will explore outdoors while creating fun photographs. Students will learn about parts, functions and handling of a camera. Basic photography skills will be taught, and they will complete photo art projects using pictures they create. Students must bring their own digital cameras, storage media and fully charged batteries on every day of class. Water bottles are recommended for our time outside. A signed permission slip from a parent or guardian is required to attend these sessions.

SOLD OUT

June 13-17 | 12PM-2PM

Master Studies at the Swope, ages 11-14

Instructor- Grace Berry

Do you ever wonder how other artists develop their abilities? By studying the Masters of course! In this class you will learn skills essential for becoming a well-rounded artist. We will start by exploring the museum’s beautiful galleries, creating in depth sketches from life, then finally learning the basics of oil painting and color mixing. At the end of the week, you will have your very own beautiful painting and a new set of skills to continue your own artistic journey!

REGISTRATION CLOSED

June 20-24 | 9AM-11AM

Mad Scientists in Art, ages 7-12

Instructor- Shayla Fish

Each day students will spend time learning about science and art together! Each activity introduces the science behind the artwork the student makes, including demonstrations with experiments students will do. Students will learn aspects of why a blacklight makes things appear to glow, why wax and salt resist certain materials, how color is created, how magnets work, and more.

SOLD OUT

June 20-24 / 9AM-11AM

Adaptive Art Explorations Level 1, ages 4-10 

Instructor- Ashley Ringo

This class is for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their guardian. In this studio we will explore a different master artist each day.  We’ll start with a brief lesson and then work with various materials to create works of art based on our inspiration each day. Expect to work with paint, collage, chalk, etc. The class will combine education and hands-on learning with thoughtful consideration for children with different needs and abilities. 

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

 

June 20-24 | 12PM-2PM

Comic Book Art Level 2, ages 7-10

Instructor- Grace Berry

Young artists will learn how to create their own comic in this course. We will discuss how to design a comic. Students will create a story, superhero, villain, cover, and comic book pages. The class is focused on drawing and design. Get ready to fight some crime and draw some lines!

SOLD OUT

 

June 20-24 | 12PM-2PM

DnD Art, ages 11-18

Instructor- Beth Woodall

Step into the world of adventuring with Dungeons and Dragons art! This class will explore the world of DnD: from making a character, all the way to a heroic adventure they help create. Ages 11-14, no prior knowledge required!

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

June 27-July 1 | 9AM-11AM

Create Wearable Art with Linocut, 11-14yrs

Instructor- Korinne Cantin

Learn the basics of Linocut, including safety, color mixing, proper printmaking techniques, and clean up. Use these new skills to print your own unique art. Optional: take this lesson one step further and create a limited edition set of prints!

REGISTRATION CLOSED

June 27-July 1 / 9AM-11AM

Adaptive Art Explorations Level 2, ages 11-18

Instructor- Ashley Ringo

This class is for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their guardian. In this studio we will explore a different master artist each day.  We’ll start with a brief lesson and then work with various materials to create works of art based on our inspiration each day. Expect to work with paint, collage, chalk, etc. The class will combine education and hands-on learning with thoughtful consideration for children with different needs and abilities. 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

June 27-July 1 | 12PM-2PM

Mysteries at the Museum, 10-12yrs

Instructor- Teri Bennett

Learn about Italian artist Michelangelo and read the children’s novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Students will receive a copy of the novel to read and explore and all will paint, sculpt, and design like the High Renaissance artist Michelangelo himself.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

June 27-July 1 | 12PM- 2PM

Comic Book Art Level 3, 11-14yrs

Instructor- Grace Berry

In the most advanced Comic Book Art Class, students will study other comics, styles, and techniques. Students will be asked to bring their favorite comic to class (comics will otherwise be provided). Students will recreate some of their favorite comic scenes, focusing on the design elements. Then, the knowledge gained from studying will be used to create an original comic. In the end, the student will have created a cover, hero, villain, story, and comic book pages. Personal drawing style is highly encouraged in this class. This class is focused on drawing.

SOLD OUT

July 5-8 | 9AM-11AM

Dress to Mess at Hawthorne Park, ages 4-6

Instructor- Korinne Cantin

Get messy & explore making artwork using your entire body in the process. This class will integrate all five of the senses while teaching the basics of art. Ages 4-7 can explore a variety of art materials including clay, paint, and collage during this class.

SOLD OUT

July 5-8 | 12PM-2PM

Costume Creations, ages 9-18

Instructor- Brandie Koie

The Costume Creation class will help your young creative learn how to think outside the box to create their own costumes for any occasion. This mostly no-sew class (although we will go over hand stitching) shows kids how to best utilize existing already owned items, thrifted finds, and general craft supplies to bring their wildest costume creations to life. The hope of the class teacher and costume lover Brandi Koie is that after taking this class your child would only need to purchase the bare minimum store made items for costumes because they will have learned that “Frankensteining” items to make costumes is much more fun and yields are far more impressive result!

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

July 5-8 | 12PM-2PM

Watercolor Techniques and Tricks, ages 7-10

Instructor- Sami Ginoplos

Learn the various ways to paint with watercolors, including fun secrets to create texture and color. Artists will be encouraged to find their own artistic voice within the medium, and have the opportunity to take home a new work of art every day!

REGISTRATION CLOSED

July 11-15 | 9AM-11AM

Snapshot!  Photogra­­­phy for Beginners, ages 7-10

Instructor- Debbie Goodin

Explore our downtown area while creating artistic photographs. Participants will learn about the parts, functions and handling of a camera. Basic skills needed to compose successful photographs will be discussed, and we will complete photo art projects using some of the pictures they create. Students must bring their own digital cameras, storage media and fully charged batteries on every day of class.  Water bottles are recommended for our time outside. A signed permission slip from a parent or guardian is required to attend these sessions.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

July 11-15 | 9AM-11AM

Mixed Media Journaling, ages 9-18

Instructor- Sami Ginoplos

Artists will learn the elements of design through mixed media. Mixed media offers the opportunity to play with a variety of art mediums, both traditional (paint, paper, stickers…) and nontraditional (one person’s trash is an artist’s treasure!) Journaling is all about experimenting; when you mess up, you just turn the page and try again. This studio provides artists with room to grow their artistic eye and ability while practicing the principals of design. Artists will get to walk away with their very own mixed media journal, full of their own art and empty pages for artwork to come.

SOLD OUT

 

 

July 11-15 | 12PM-2PM

Landscape Oil Painting, ages 9-12

Instructor- Lynne Dunnavant

Introduce the tools needed, some of which are various brushes, paint colors, and thinners. Demonstrate how to paint clouds, water, trees and various landscape details. Students will finish complete paintings and use these techniques to create multiple types of landscapes.

SOLD OUT

July 18-22 | 9AM-11AM

Animal Sculptures, ages 4-6

Instructor- Korinne Cantin

This new class for tiny hands will feature scales, fur, and feathers! Students will explore many techniques and materials as we create animal-inspired sculptures! Students are encouraged to wear an apron or an old shirt because things could become messy in our art zoo! Artists will need a box to transport their critters home! 

SOLD OUT

July 18-22 | 9AM-11AM | 12PM-2PM(must sign up for both AM and PM sessions)

The Art of Theatre, ages 7-18

Instructor- Tina Ginoplos

This two-session studio will allow artists to explore the connection between fine art and theater. Artists will start the day off with creating art projects to use as props and costumes for the final reader’s theater performance.   Artists will break for an hour for lunch at 11 (please bring your own) and theater games. The afternoon session will be spent doing warm ups, acting exercises, and rehearsing an original script inspired by a piece from the museum’s collection. Family and museum patrons are invited to watch the final performance on Friday at 12:30pm.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

July 18-22 | 12PM-2PM

Printmaking Adventures, ages 8-18

Instructor- Korinne Cantin

Lets dive into printmaking! Students will explore several classic and experimental printmaking techniques. Students can try their hand at block printing, monotypes, gel plates, and collagraph. Students are encouraged to bring an apron or an old T-shirt as printmaking can get messy!

REGISTRATION CLOSED

July 25-29 | 9AM-11AM

Wacky Wearables, ages 4-6

Instructor- Korinne Cantin

Each project in this class was designed to be totally wearable and totally fun! Masks, jewelry, crowns, capes, and more! Students will dive into a variety of fun techniques. Experimenting with new

SOLD OUT

July 25-29 | 9AM-11AM

Wonderous Mandalas, ages 7-10

Judith Irving

Description- Mandalas are a wonderous artform that brings much beauty to this world. A Mandala is an array of geometric or organic symbols that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle” or “center.”  In many Asian cultures the Mandala is a spiritual symbol used during meditation, representing the universe. In this art class our young artists will learn several techniques of how to make a mandala from drawing on paper with tools, to transferring images on coffee filters and even making aluminum foil mandalas that they can proudly hang on the wall.

SOLD OUT

July 25-29 | 12PM-2PM

Observational Drawing, ages 8-18

Instructor- Korinne Cantin

This class is for a student looking to level up their drawing skills. Students will use a variety of classic drawing materials. This class will emphasize the power of observation when drawing from life. Landscape, portrait, perspective, and shading are among some of the topics covered in this course.

SOLD OUT

July 25-29 | 12PM-2PM

Colorful Quilling and Paper Shaping, Ages 9-12

Instructor- Judith Irving

Quilling is the technique of rolling and shaping strips of paper to create an image. This artform goes back thousands of years to the Egyptians but was not made popular until practiced in Europe during the medieval times. During the Renaissance Italian and French monks created beautiful quillings of biblical scenes for wall hangings. In this art class our young artists will learn how to create fantastic images with strips of rolled paper that they can proudly hang on the wall.

SOLD OUT


Need-Based Scholarships

Click here for a PDF application.

Need-Based Scholarships will be awarded to artists on the basis of financial need, desire to participate, and space availability.

Be sure to fill out the application completely. Please return the completed application by mail, fax, email, or in person to:

Swope Art Museum, 25 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Fax: 812.238.1677

Bennett@Swope.org


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To volunteer for Summer Art Studio, please reach out to our Director of Education, Emily Bennett.


GENERAL INFORMATION about SAS

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.  – Al Hirshfeld

Participate in a week-long art adventure. Visit our permanent and temporary exhibitions and become inspired. Learn alongside our experienced art educators. Experiment with new materials and take home a work of art each day. Projects are geared towards your artist’s educational and artistic needs. Be sure to register early as space is limited.

  • Studios are designed for artists ages 4 – 18
  • Sessions take place Monday – Friday
    • Sessions are from 9 – 11 AM and 12 – 2 PM
  • Low instructor-to-artist ratio
  • Maximum of 12 artists per session
  • All art supplies are included
  • Variety of studio offerings

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Registration opens in April. Studio sizes are limited to 12 artists and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

STUDIO FEES

$70 Swope members / $90 Public Non-members

Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Studio sessions are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, artists will be notified and refunded in full.

FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES are available every year!


PICK UP AND DROP OFF

Pick up and drop off will be at the Education Center at Swope Art Museum.

  • All artists must be signed in and out, by a grown-up daily. Artists will only be released to individuals on your Pick-Up form. Please be prepared to show an ID.
  • Artists participating in a morning session arriving before 8:45 AM must be accompanied by a grown-up and will be asked to wait until instructor is ready. Artists must be picked up by 11:30 AM. 
  • Artists participating in an afternoon session arriving before 11:45 AM must be accompanied by a grown-up and will be asked to wait until instructor is ready. Artists must be picked up by 2:30 PM.

There will be no food provided. Artist’s are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottles. Please encourage artists to eat and use the restroom before attending. Restrooms will be available and will be sanitized.