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EMPOWERMENT THROUGH THE ARTS
534 Main street
Amherst , MA
413-230-3272 or etta.arts@yahoo.com









ETTA Calendar of Programs for YOUTH + ADULTS

                                                                        with ALL ABILITIES!

NEW SATURDAY TEEN + ADULT WORKSHOPS

Glass beading, Stencil techniques + More
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SESSION 5 - starts May 9-June 20
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Multi-Cultural Mask + Giant Puppet Making ! 
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FINE ARTS +
                 THEATER CLASSES
                                 For YOUTHS  + ADULTS

 
 

____________________NEW CLASSES POSTED EVERYDAY!_____________________

For more questions . Call us ! 413-230-3272
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                         *New Sessions and Dates



                                         SPRING ADULT +TEEN CLASSES
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COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION FOR ADULTS
8
-Wed.Sessions, 6-9pm starts WED. May 11
Teacher Rebecca Migdal

http://www.RosettaStoneComic.com (Adults eyes Only)http://www.rlmigdal.com (Youth Site)

(Full description at the bottom of this page)
Class Fee $280 plus model fee $25
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Comprehensive Figure Drawing  
5-Mon.Sessions,   6-9pm Starts     May 23-June 27 No Class (Memorial Day)May 30             

Teacher: Peter O Zierlein  

This fast paced figure drawing course for beginners and advanced level students is instructed using comprehensive methods for drawing the human figure. Each session will be a regiment of exercises drawing from a life model in short and longer poses to gain proficiency and understanding in capturing the human form. Progress Guaranteed!  

Class fee $180 plus model fee $25

http://www.peterozierlein.com

________New SESSION Jewelry________

Metal Clay Jewelry
     6-9pm / $140
DATES TBA

This class is an introduction to working with metal clay, a malleable clay-like medium consisting of microscopic particles of fine (0.999 pure) silver to make jewelry, or beads. Metal clay silver, (also available in copper, bronze and steel) is mixed with water and a non-toxic organic binder.  It can be shaped, sculpted, carved or built into a hollow form. It is then dried and fired in a kiln or with a hand held gas torch, to burn off the binder.  The resulting solid metal piece can be polished, burnished and/or enhanced with various patinas.
The 3 hour class will meet on for four weeks. We will explore the basics of rolling, forming, texturing, cutting, drying, creating a bail and firing, as well as finishing techniques such as polishing, burnishing and applying a patina. Students will have the opportunity to work with either copper, bronze or silver to complete a pair of earrings, a unique pendant or beads. Students will have access to using the teachers jewelry tools and students can buy the metal clay from the teacher.

Teacher:Ruth Levin-certified Metal Clay Artist

http://www.lemordesigns.com

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More Sat. Workshops for APRIL+ MAY + JUNE Listed at the bottom of this page !
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YOUTH CLASSES + Homeschool programs

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                     *Multi-Cultural Masks &
Giant Puppet Making 

                                         TUESDAY
1-4pm
                                          AGES 5+ 
                                     6 Weeks- Starts MAY 10

In this class we view masks from around the world and from many different cultures.  From these masks, we discuss the kinds of feelings that the masks represent and their possible uses in the cultures.  Were they used to tell a story?  Were they used for ceremonies or celebrations?  We’ll take different materials such as clay, paper-mache, plaster strips and cardboard to shape our own masks and find the “story” that they tell.  Each student has a chance to make a variety of masks and decide if the mask will become a puppet and what size this puppet might be.  What story will the puppet tell? Come see and find out! 

Teacher: 
Ezzell Floranina

$220 + $15 material fee
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New Session 5
                                                  LEARNING THROUGH THE MASTERS

                            
                    *Studio Art making integrated with Art History 
  
                                                   Ages 9+ yrs
 

   6 weeks: Monday, MAY 2 - JUNE 15  11am-2pm/ No Class MAY 30   


Learning from the Masters and the Other Great Artists……   This program focuses on studio art and art history of the 20th century. It will be an introduction to a selection of different artists and their individual styles. We will be learning from the Masters and other great artists, by imitating their techniques while exploring and creating our own techniques through the process of making Art.   Each week we will explore another artist, reflecting on the artist’s life and time and place in Art History. We will look at traditional, abstract, and modern art. The students will be able to identify an art form by its distinct style. 

 For inspiration we’ll be looking at art books and discuss the art work we are viewing. We will be using the Visual Strategy Theory to observe art by questioning and understanding the choices the artist made. What do you think the artist was thinking when he made this art work? We will be experimenting with artist materials too.   Art mediums like acrylic paints and canvas, gold leafing techniques, gouaches, wire, wood, drawing with different tools, collage techniques, clay, and found objects.

Teacher: Dara Herman-Zierlein: Artist, Art Educator and trained teacher through Teachers College,  Columbia University, MA in Art Education and Teacher for over 18 years.
 Co-founder of ETTA ART STUDIO  

$220 including materials
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COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Tuesday May 10                                         NEW  AFTERSCHOOL CLASS !!!
4-5:30pm
AGES 10+
$98 + $12
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3hr -WED. 2-Starts May 11
2-5pm
$220 + $25 model fee
Full description Below                                                                   
Teacher: Rebecca Migdal
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+++++++++++++Parent + Child Classes at ETTA+++++++++++++++++++++++++

 TUESDAY AM      ' MOMMY + ME Class" 
AGES 4-7yrs
Starts May 10

                              
ALL ABOUT ME-
 Tuesday 10-11:30AM
                                                         

' All ABOUT ME ' We will get together for fun and creative art projects and learn about ourselves in the process of it all!  What is your favorite animal?  Color?  Who do you look like?  Where is your favorite place to be?  We will create large self portraits and masks using a variety of materials! We look at ourselves in the mirror and talk about the features of our face, color of our hair, eyes and nose. We create creatures by rolling and pressing clay into shapes, learn about mixing primary colors and make new colors together.  We’ll build with wood, creating fantasy mini-environments!  
Don't forget your smock and a cool drink to keep you going! 

Teacher : Ezzell Floranina

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                                ++++Spring Session 5++++      
May 9-June 20
No Class May 30
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6 week @ $98 + $12  material fee                                 

                                                
YOUTH CLASSES 

 ++++++++++++++++After School and Half Day Wednesdays
          

*Mon: SESSION 5-May 9

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+Exploring Mixed-Media 4-5:30 pm

Ages 5-7 yrs

Together we will explore various artist materials including:
 Paper, clay, wood and other exciting artist mediums.
We will create from our own imagination unique individual works of art.
Come play and enjoy this fun exploratory class for young artists !  

Teacher
: Carolyn Toomey
 
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*Tues:
  Session 5 - May 10
 10 am-11:30 pm
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Mommy + Me Class*
 Ages 4-7yrs  
Child and Adult class 


' All ABOUT ME '
We will get together for fun and creative art projects and learn about ourselves in the process of it all!  What is your favorite animal?  Color?  Who do you look like?  Where is your favorite place to be?  We will create large self portraits and masks using a variety of materials! We look at ourselves in the mirror and talk about the features of our face, color of our hair, eyes and nose. We create creatures by rolling and pressing clay into shapes, learn about mixing primary colors and make new colors together.  We’ll build with wood, creating fantasy mini-environments!  
Don't forget your smock and a cool drink to keep you going! 

Teachers : Ezzell Floranina + Carolyn Toomey

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*SPRING has SPRUNG! 4-5:30pm   Session 5 - May 10

Ages 5-8 yrs  

Bees are buzzing
! Birds are chirping-Spring is almost here. In this new + invigorating class we will explore the beauty of the season! We will be using a wide range of materials like: Clay, paint, fabric, found objects and more. Bring your found objects or any nature items like rocks, seashells or dried twigs. We will have a blast, feeling the warmth of spring + making art together.  

Teacher: Carolyn Toomey

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*Wednesday's at ETTA                 Session 5 - May 11

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Half Days at ETTA Art Studio+++++++++
 

*Clay, Clay + More Clay
(1) 2-3:30 pm  (2) 4-5:30pm
ALL AGES
   
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Do you adore clay?  Beginners and all levels will explore a variety of clay techniques and tools throughout this 5 week session.  Rolling, pinching, taking clay on and off techniques and scoring are just a few words to describe this is a real hands on experience in our clay studio.  We will build 3 dimensional clay sculptures and small 2 dimensional relief sculptures like the Masters!   Be prepared to get messy and have a lot of fun!  

Teacher: Ezzell Floranina  
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*Clay Environments
(2) 4-5:30 pm  
ALL AGES
 
Where would you like to live? or Visit? In a tree house, an igloo, or a skate park, a playground or in your living room, or maybe a garden !  Hand-building with clay, mixed-media: your dreams and your creative talents come together in this class.  

Teacher: Carolyn Toomey  

Sign up for both (1) +(2) and get 10% off  
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WED 3 HOUR PROGRAM
                                    *COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION  
2:00-5:00 pm
                                                  
AGES  10+  yrs
                                                    May 11-June 15
                                                 6 weeks/$220 + Model fee $25
                                          Full Description Below
 
Teacher: 
Rebecca  Migdal   
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*Thurs: May 12 


Multi-Cultural Masks &
Giant Puppet Making  3:30pm-5pm
AGES 9-15 yrs    

In this class we view masks from around the world and from many different cultures.  From these masks, we discuss the kinds of feelings that the masks represent and their possible uses in the cultures.  Were they used to tell a story?  Were they used for ceremonies or celebrations?  We’ll take different materials such as clay, paper-mache, plaster strips and cardboard to shape our own masks and find the “story” that they tell.  Each student has a chance to make a variety of masks and decide if the mask will become a puppet and what size this puppet might be.  What story will the puppet tell? Come see and find out! 

Teacher: 
Ezzell Floranina
 $98+$12 material Fee  
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COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION   10+ yrs
WED. 2:00-5:00pm
6 week sessions fee $220 + $25 model fee

 
Students will begin by learning all aspects of visual storytelling for comics. Areas of focus will include drawing facial expressions, action, visual language and sound effects, backgrounds, machines and costumes. We will also be concerned with panel design, page design, shading and how to work with word balloons.  We will draw from a live (clothed) model for an hour each week, studying the anatomy and musculature of the figure itself, and also costume and drapery.   

We will also explore the history of graphic illustration in comics and cartoons. We will start by looking at the work of classic superhero comic illustrators like Jim Lee and Dave Gibbons, as well as alternative comic artists like Alison Bechdel and Peter Kuper.    Materials explored: charcoal, pencils, erasers, newsprint, drawing paper, bristol paper, rulers/t-squares, pens: technical pens, crowquill pens and brush pens.   

For a materials list please visit http://www.rlmigdal.com/illustration1materials.html  

Teacher: Rebecca Migdal: Graphic novelist, performer, animator, multimedia artist and educator. MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from Stony Brook University, Masters in Communication Arts, NY Institute of Technology.   

 $220.00 for 6 week session plus a $25 model fee.
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 CLASS DESCRIPTION FOR ADULTS
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****COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION FOR ADULTS


This class will take students from the basics of comic book drawing to inking and coloring techniques for comics. We will also look at the history of comic art and explore the different means of reproduction of comics from newspapers and books to the digital age.

We will cover drawing, inking and coloring with the Brush. Students will develop illustration and storytelling skills, and focus on using a brush for inking and coloring comics.  Various kinds of inks will be explored, as well as watercolors.

Students will begin by learning all aspects of visual storytelling for comics. Areas of focus will include drawing facial expressions, action, visual language and sound effects, backgrounds, machines and costumes. We will also be concerned with panel design, page design, shading and how to work with word balloons.  We will draw from a live model, studying the anatomy and musculature of the figure itself, and also costume and drapery.

Materials explored: technical pens, crowquill pens and brush pens; brush and ink, watercolor.  Students provide their own pens and brushes and watercolor paper.
Teacher: Rebecca Migdal  8 weeks  $280+$25 for model fee

      
SATURDAY WORKSHOPS FOR APRIL,  MAY + JUNE WITH REBECCA + Katie
LISTED BELOW !                          


Introduction to Glass Beadmaking

Saturday workshop 5/22,
1-5pm Class


This fun workshop will introduce students to the art of
flameworking by learning to melt glass over a small torch to make
beautiful glass beads. The four hour workshop will allow students
 to have a great time trying something new. Basic bead formation and
decorative techniques will be demonstrated, and students
will be given time to play and practice.
 
$60 plus $15 material fee  Instructor will bring materials
and provide all tools and equipment.
1/2 price deposit to hold your spot. Limit 5 students.

PRINT MAKING TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS

April 30  12-5:30 pm      $65


Die Cut and Stencil:


Design your own stencils for use in a wide variety of crafts,
such as Cards, Wrapping Paper, Home Decorations and Fabric.
Using an electronic cutter and non-toxic daub-printing method,
students will quickly and easily convert their drawings into
colorful stencil prints. Fee includes basic materials.





May 2  12-5:30 pm    $65


Stencil Tee Shirt and Apparel Design:


Design your own apparel using stencil prints and vinyl transfers.
Using an electronic cutter, vinyl transfers and non-toxic
daub-printing methods, students will quickly and easily convert
their drawings into colorful designs on fabric.
Fee includes stencil materials, transfers and inks.
Blank shirts available for purchase, or bring your own apparel.





June 4   11-5:30 pm           $85

Silkscreened Gocco Prints

Using the quick and easy Japanese Gocco silkscreen printing system,
students will create their choice of stationery, fabric patches
or fine art prints in a range of colors.
Original designs will incorporate student drawings and/or collage.
Price includes photo processing, proofing paper, drawing materials
and printing inks.
A selection of fancy papers and fabrics will be available for purchase;
feel free to bring in your own materials to print on.
Saturday Workshop material fee is $15per workshop that goes to the teacher.Art work by: Teacher
 Rebecca Migdal






Art History + Studio Program
 on Mondays! 11am-2pm

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