BTA Visual and Performing Arts Camp Course Catalogue

 

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Tuition for Summer @ Boston Trinity Academy's Visual and Performing Arts Camp is $125 per week.


BLOCK I COURSES

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Bringing Recycled Materials to Life - Recycled Art Class            Block I : 9:00-10:30

Offered weekly, July 8-August 16

(This course is taught in one week modules. Students choose which week they will register.)

Students will bring recycled materials to life by creating jewelry, wearable art, puppets, masks, or any 3D creation that sparks their interest - the possibilities are limitless. Rubber, cardboard, fabric, reclaimed wood and plastic will be provided but students can also bring in any recycled material they would like to use. Some projects that will be demonstrated will be how to make bracelets or belts by carving into recycled bike inner tubes and how to make hand puppets using old cans, cardboard and paper.

Materials Fee : $15 per student

Instructor :Jasmine Higbee (http://jasminehigbee.carbonmade.com/)

M.F.A. candidate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts,

B,F.A., Drawing and Painting, Birmingham-Southern College


Printmaking  Without The Press                                                                Block I : 9:00 – 10:30

Offered weekly, July 15 – August 16

 (This course is taught in one week modules.  Students choose which week they will register.)

Learn two different kinds of printmaking! By carving images into surfaces like Styrofoam, and Speedy Cut (a soft, rubber-like surface) and then rolling them with colorful inks, you will be able to lift monoprints without having to use a printing press. We will experiment with different size prints as well as different types of papers. At the end of the week you should have a small portfolio of images that can be used as is, and/or as materials for future collages/mixed media works.

Materials fee : $20 per student

Instructor : Lindsey Kocur, MFA Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts


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BLOCK II COURSES

Altered Books and Tunnel Books                                                          Block 2 : 10:30 – 12:00

Offered weekly, July 15 – August 16

 (This course is taught in one week modules.  Students choose which week they will register.)

In this course you will have the choice between making an altered book or a tunnel book. Those who choose to make an altered book will select a textbook and work directly on its printed pages to transform it into a piece of art. Books can be cut, glued, and embellished. The sky is the limit in terms of using supplies to reflect your vision. Those who choose to make a tunnel book will make up a short story on the first day that will be illustrated by their tunnel book, otherwise known as a pop-up book. Each book will have at least three layers to show the foreground, middle ground, and background. Examples will shown to help generate ideas. All students at the end of the week will either have a finished book or something that they can continue working on independently throughout the summer.

Materials fee : $15 per student

Instructor : Lindsey Kocur - MFA Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts


Cardmaking                                                                                    Block 2 : 10:30 – 12:00

Offered weekly July 8 -12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, August 5 – 9, August 12 - 16

(This course is taught in one week modules. Students choose which week they will register.)

A basic introduction to the use of ink, stamps, and paper to produce hand-made cards for any and all occasions. Among techniques to be explored are die-cutting, masking, hot and cold embossing, and stain/distressed paint resist.

Instructor: Tricia Dee, B.A., Northeastern University


Clay Handbuilding                                                                    Block 2 : 10:30 – 12:00

Offered weekly, July 8 – August 9

(This course is taught in one week modules.  Students choose which week they will register.)

 

Discover the joy of building with clay! Students will learn techniques on how to coil, slab, pinch pot, and more. We will learn about contemporary designs as well as traditional. How does Form & Function come into play when working with such a versatile medium?  Join us for a fabulous week of creating, firing, and glazing as we observe how design and chemistry come together

Materials Fee : $20 per student

Instructor : Heidi Lee, M.Ed., Visual Arts Education, Lesley University

                                     B.A., Visual Arts, Gordon College

                                     Faculty, Boston Trinity Academy

                                     Board Member, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards


It's a Wrap!" Wire Wrapped Jewelry Class                                     Block 2 : 10:30 – 12:00

Offered weekly, July 8 – August 16

 (This course is taught in one week modules.  Students choose which week they will register.)

Students will learn the easy and versatile technique of stone-wrapping with copper wire.  They will be able to turn any rock, stone, or small object into a piece of wearable art or ornamentation.  One crystal will be provided to create a piece for each class period but there will also be plenty of rocks to practice with and students can also feel free to bring any small stones or objects they would like to turn into jewelry.

Materials Fee : $20 per student , includes five small crystals, a set of pliers for each student, and a bulk of copper wire to be shared by the class.

Instructor : Jasmine Higbee (http://jasminehigbee.carbonmade.com/)

                   M.F.A. candidate, School of  the Museum of Fine Arts,

                   B.F.A., Drawing and Painting, Birmingham-Southern College

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BLOCK III COURSES

 

Paint Like the Masters                                                                            Block 3 : 12:30 – 2:00

Offered weekly, July 8 – August 9

 (This course is taught in one week modules.  Students choose which week they will register.)

Choose an artist you have been curious about or greatly admire! Learn how to paint in the style of Picasso, Pollock, O'Keeffe, and more. We will be discovering how to fine tune our craftsmanship, ability to construct strong compositions, expand our imagination/originality, and develop a deeper artistic concept. Achieve your personal goal -- whether just to have fun or build a college portfolio. (Possible Mediums: watercolor, acrylic, gauche, or tempera paints. Determined by student artist)

Materials fee : $15 per student

Instructor : Heidi Lee, M.Ed., Visual Arts Education, Lesley University

                   B.A., Visual Arts, Gordon College

                   Faculty, Boston Trinity Academy

                   Board Member, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards


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Papercraft                                                                                              Block 3 : 12:30 – 2:00

Offered weekly July 8 -12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26

(This course is taught in one week modules. Students choose which week they will register.)

An exploration of different types of paper-based crafts using various decorative techniques. Projects will include tags, embellishments, gift card holder, pillow gift box, photo frame, and daybook/ mini book. Students will need to provide personal photos for some of the projects.

Materials fee : $25 per student

Instructor : Tricia Dee, B.A., Northeastern


Places and Spaces – 2D Mixed Media                                                Block 3 : 12:30 – 2:00     

Offered weekly, July 15 – August 16

 (This course is taught in one week modules.  Students choose which week they will register.)

Places and Spaces explores the many ways to represent environments, both real and imagined.  We will construct inventive scenes and settings from single rooms to entire worlds.  Our inspiration will come from maps, magazines, animations, images, inventions, truths, half-truths, stories, fables, tales, and outright fiction to construct 2D images using mixed media; (multiple art materials used within a single piece) including paint, paper, oil pastel, collage, chalk, ink, tape, pencil, charcoal, glue, marker, string, sand, and much more!

Materials fee : $15 per student

Instructor : Lindsey Kocur - MFA Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts


Outdoor Drawing                                                                             Block 3 : 12:30 – 2:00

Offered weekly, July 8 – August 16

(This course is taught in one week modules. Students choose which week they will register.)

Learn to draw outdoor scenery and landscapes by actually going outside to draw! You will learn perspective drawing techniques and ways to convey light, texture, and form of natural and architectural objects. We will use a variety of dry media on paper including: graphite, charcoal, pastels, and markers. By the end of the week you will have many sketches and nature studies, several finished drawings, and fundamental understanding of landscape drawing techniques that can be used for paintings and larger drawing projects.

Materials Fee: $15 per student

Instructor: Jasmine Higbee (www.jasminehigbee.com)

M.F.A., Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
B.F.A. Birmingham-Southern College


Fashion and Apparel Design                                      July 29 – August 16  12:30 – 2:30

If you are a fan of Project Runway and Fashion Star, this fashion and apparel design class is for you.  During this three week course, students not only design apparel, they create it.   Coursework begins  with the basic elements of the fashion design process from concept through 2-D development towards a final 3-D realization.  Assignments introduce the design processes of trend and inspiration research, color story, fashion sketching and finally creation. 

Materials Fee : $20 per student

Instructor : Stephanie Thomson, BFA in Fashion Design, Mass College of Art and Design