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Artmania is the place to be this summer! If you’ve read my last post, you know that we have lots of activities planned with three different themes each week. Our team of instructors will lead your children in fun filled days of art.

Our summer classes run Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with three different themes every week! One theme from Monday to Thursday, 9am-12:30 pm and another theme in the afternoons (Monday to Thursday from 1:30-5pm). Your children can bring their lunch and stay all day. The projects will be complete on Thursday but we’ll run a different themed art class on Friday for those who can’t get enough! Each Friday, students learn a selection of painting, print-making, and sculpture inspired by a different theme.

The first week of the summer will introduce your children to the beauty of architecture and design (a full description can be found in the post Summer Classes 2016 – Part 1 or check out our website artmaniabc.ca).

In the second week of summer, students will be inspired to create their own fabulously constructed, translucent sculptures and paintings by examining the art of Dale Chihuly. Chihuly turns ordinary glass into extraordinary work that inspires wonder and joy Chihuly Translucent Scultpures: Monday Jul 11 to Thursday Jul 14; 9am – 12:30pm.

In the afternoons (of the second week), explore colour and painting. Learn the 7 must have watercolour techniques needed to paint beautiful, professional watercolour paintings and students will complete three of their own Discover the Mysteries of Painting: Watercolour: Monday Jul 11 to Thursday Jul 14; 1:30-5:00pm! Take both classes: All Day Option Chilhuly Sculptures and Water Colour Painting: Monday Jul 11 to Thursday Jul 14; 9am – 5:00pm. The Friday class will be inspired by our popular monoprinting class Let’s Get Messy: Summer Inspired Monoprints: Friday Jul 14; 9am – 5:00pm.

The wonderful artwork of the Abstract Expressionists will be explored in mid-July as artmania shows students how to create their own “puffy paint” Create Your Own Puffy Paint: Abstract: Monday Jul 18 to Thursday Jul 21; 9am – 12:30pm. Each student will come away with two works of art to hang in their home gallery. The afternoons Papier-Mache Puppets & Performances: Monday Jul 18 to Thursday Jul 21; 1:30-5:00pm will be perfect for exploring the fundamentals of using papier-mache to create puppets. Sets will be designed and students will write a mini play creating their own puppet theatre. How fun is that? Take both classes: All Day Option, Puffy Painting, Puppets and Performances: Monday Jul 18 to Thursday Jul 21; 9am – 5:00pm. Scary Sea Creatures will be the Friday theme Let’s Get Messy: Scary Sea Creatures: Friday Jul 22; 9am – 5:00pm.

In the last week of July, students will spend the mornings learning the artistic cornerstone of professional drawing and learn to Master the fundamental shaping of lines and circles. Our talented instructors will help students (step by step) through all the basic artistic skills Drawing: Circles & Lines: Monday Jul 25 to Thursday Jul 28; 9am – 12:30pm.

The afternoons in our last week of July will be inspired by our beautiful North Shore surroundings. Students will learn the techniques used by textile designers to create their own mono-printed beach bag Creating Art with Nature: Monday Jul 25 to Thursday Jul 28; 1:30 – 5:00pm. Take both classes: All Day Option ,Drawing Skills and Creating Art with Nature: Monday Jul 18 to Thursday Jul 21; 9am – 5:00pm. Ferns will be the Friday theme Let’s Get Messy: artmania’s Fern Prints: Friday Jul 29; 9am – 5:00pm.

And that’s just the first month of the summer! We’ll learn so much more in August (ancient art of molding wood, resin art, clay, printmaking, playing with solar rays and more)! Read about everything else we have to offer this summer in next week’s blog!

written by domenica mastromatteo