Working collaboratively with other students, the program provides a safe and inclusive environment for creative language that instills self-worth, ability and respect.
Along with developing new art skills, participants will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at the culminating Kindred Spirits Exhibit, held in our Access II Gallery each July-August.
SCI-ART THEMED WORKSHOPS:
1 - DESIGN YOUR OWN ALIEN LIFE FORM with WAYNE GEARY
Schedule: Saturday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the Art Access Workshop
Description: Do you believe in aliens? Would alien life forms, if they exist, be hostile or friendly? So far, at least, every answer depends on imagination and speculation. Wayne will lead a discussion about aliens, and then share examples of alien life forms from science fiction movies, comics, and illustrations, as well as some speculative designs by scientists. Students will then chose from a wide variety of three-dimensional objects and materials to use in creating their alien life forms. Consideration will be given to various living conditions; low (or zero) gravity, temperature extremes, content of atmosphere, cultural development, etc.
Wayne Geary is a professional artist who, over the years, has received numerous awards and commissions. His favorite mediums are oil painting and watercolor, but he has also worked with collage and assemblage, sculpture, mosaic, and ceramic tile. He has taught art for many years in private and public schools from preschool-aged children high school students, as well as workshops with adults.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DESIGN YOUR OWN ALIEN LIFE FORM
2 - PLANETARY DESIGN with WAYNE GEARY
Schedule: Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Art Access Workshop
Join us in our exciting partnership with Clark Planetarium! Artwork produced in these workshops will be featured in our DEEP SPACE ART exhibition in April 2015 at the Clark Planetarium.
REGISTRATION DETAILS TBA
1 - MONSTERS ON MAIN STREET with MEGAN HALLETT
Schedule: Saturday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the Art Access Workshop
Description: Have some fun with landscapes and cityscapes, by playing with unconventional additions. We will take reproduced, traditional scapes and experiment with adding unexpected elements through drawing, painting, and collage.
Megan Hallett has been working as an art teacher for over 15 years, in a variety of settings. These have included a botanical garden, art museum and now, the public schools. She is interested in helping people of all ages and abilities feel confident in making stuff and telling their stories in all possible forms.
2 - PUPPETRY & COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE with LOUISE FISCHMAN
Schedule: Thursdays, October 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Art Access Workshop
Description: We will sculpt and build puppets using Styrofoam, plaster, wood and fabrics in this 4-week workshop. Come create your favorite character or imaginary creature. The sky's the limit! When we're done we will have a puppet show with everyone collaborating a class story.
Louise Fischman has been collaborating with Art Access for many years. She directs the Therapeutic Art Education Program at Primary Children's Hospital. Originally from New York, she has lived in the Southwest and in Utah drawing artistic inspiration from the natural beauty of the landscapes. She loves to draw, paint and work in tile and mosaic mediums.
Other workshops dates, teaching artists TBD
Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
SUMMER CAMP 2015:
June 15 - 19 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Fee: $60 for multi-week sessions and summer camp
$30 for Saturday morning workshops
Fees include art instruction, materials, and snacks. Reduced fees available based on need.
Kindred Spirits Coordinator
This program is provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Kindred Spirits program was founded in 2003 by Alice Perrault, a professional artist and parent of a son living with profound disabilities. Alice believed children of all abilities could come together and flourish in a nurturing, artistic environment. This program was adopted by Art Access in 2011 and has become a popular and well-regarded children's art program in our community.