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SUMMER TIME PROGRAMS AT ETTA !!!!

Summer Arts and Theater Institute June 27-Aug. 15. 
Sign up for an entire Week or by the day!

"Summer Time!  And… Making ART is  Easy!"

Create Theater + Make Art + Play in the Sun!

 ETTA invites you to have a spectacular creative Summer 2011 right here at home !!!


What ?
8 weeks of Art +Theater for Youth!

Where ?: ETTA ART STUDIO-  534 Main St. Amherst, MA

Who ?
: Youth: 5yrs and up with Teachers/Artists from around the Valley !!!!

Week Long Programs from 9-12pm &  12:30-3:30 pm M-F
 (July 4th week:  T-F program)



3 hr. sessions $125 plus $10 material fee
Sign up for 2 and get 10% off. Ask about our 10% sibling discount! 
Bring a snack + lunch for full day enrollment ! 
12-12:30 pm Lunch/ Break Time


VISUAL AND PERFORMING  SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR  THE YOUTH

                                                                                                                    

 PORTRAITS WITH DARA !!!! and dioramas with Carolyn!




VISUAL ARTS + THEATER PROGRAMS
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TIMES INCLUDE :
AM
Session 9-12pm 
12-12:30pm Lunch Break
PM
Session 12:30-3:30  


Week 1 - June 27-July 1

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**MUD,CLAY + NATURE
AM + PM  5-7yrs 

Come explore clay and nature for a week long program filled with fun! 
We’ll find objects to press and print on tiles, we’ll
create sculptures by hand-building from our observing nature.
Clay comes from the earth and we’ll explore different kinds of clay from
self-hardening, to sculpey that we bake and make our very own.
With our collections from our hikes around Amherst
we’ll assemble collages, attaching the materials in small to large works of art.

Teacher :Dara Herman-Zierlein
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**Magical Mystical Mermaids 

AM + PM Session Ages 7-9yrs

Have you ever seen a Mermaid ? Come join  this new and
inviting class to explore the fascinating world of Mermaids
environments, hobbies they enjoy, pets they adore and more.
 Using paper-mache, watercolors, clay ,fabric pencils and sparkles.

Teacher:Carolyn Toomey  
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Week 2-July 5-8 (4 day for $100 Fee) + $10 materials
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**Exploring Mix Media


AM + PM Session Ages 7-9yrs

We will spend a week together exploring 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 inspired Artists !  

Teacher:Carolyn Toomey  
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*ALL THINGS in NATURE
AM   Session ONLY
Ages 10+

This week long program will explore nature art!!!! Learn to make hand- made paper in a blender, press leaves, herbs, flowers into the pulp and learn how to add color with vegie dyes. Explore tie-dying and batik techniques on paper & T-shirts, stenciling, print-making in the sun and creating journals. These are just a few of nature’s surprises we will explore to make things from  paper! Bring a T-Shirt or any clothing you would like to dye, paint or make prints on!

 Teacher : Ezzell Floranina
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 Intro to ART + CLASSICAL Techniques
 EXPLORE DRAWING, PAINTING, and SCULPTING!
Ages10+    AM SESSION ONLY

Students will be exploring a little of everything in this morning program
in our sunny art studio! We will set up a still life from our own garden that we will study & sketch with pencils (shadowing, pencil line quality will be explored) and we will  paint them with watercolors as we create our own painters palette. We will be making portraits out of a large chunk of clay and explore a variety of clay techniques (scoring, textures, smoothing ) and clay tools. We will also make up our own stories, illustrate them and make a Graphic Novel Page with pen and ink and collage.This program is designed to give students many ways to express themselves as well the technical abilities to allow them to be creative.
 
Teacher:Dara Herman-Zierlein


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Week 3-July 11-15

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**WATERCOLOR + DRAWING AM Session

Ages 9-12 yrs

Do you love to Paint and Draw? Come spend 5 mornings exploring drawing materials such as chalk, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil and watercolor paints. Special techniques like Salt painting, Wax resist and String paintings are a few highlights of this program. You will truly enjoy all that drawing + painting has to offer!
 
Teacher:Carolyn Toomey  
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CLAY PORTRAITS
Age13+ PM SESSION

 In this program we will explore the basic clay techniques to help us create a portrait of ourselves or a portrait of someone. We will start off by making small studies called character portraits. These small clay heads will reflect various facial expressions/or a different types hair do’s for example.Creative options will be explored with the decision of the type of portrait student will choose to make.We will look at traditional bust from the 19th century and modern sculptures made by portrait artists.

Teacher: Dara Herman-Zierlein
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ALL AGES
*OPEN STUDIO CLAY TIME FOR HAND-BUILDING ONLY !
Studio fee for 3hr use - $35 a visit
Studio includes first bag of clay, tools + space
Additional bags of clay $14
Limited Shared Space Available                             
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Week 4 July 18-22

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**CLAY ENVIRONMENTS
*Fantasy Environments
  AM - 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
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Learning from the Masters and the Other Great Artists……
Ages 11+/ PM SESSION ONLY


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, creating our own techniques through the process of making Art.   Each day we will explore another artist,reflecting on the artist’s life and time and place in Art History and make a project to go with it. For example: Matisse’s paper cuts, Eschers,optical illusion art etc...We will look at traditional, abstract, and modern art books to inspire creativity.

Teacher: Dara Herman-Zierlein
column 2 Ezzell's THEATER PROGRAMS LISTED BELOW !!




WEEK 5/July 25-29

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*Fantastic Fairylands
Ages 5-7yrs

 AM+ PM session

Have you ever seen a fairy or wish you had? Then this inviting class is for you ! We will create inviting tiny little homes for our special friends out a variety of different art materials. We will sculpt out of clay, use natural materials  and make tiny fairies and furniture for their homes. We will look at images + Illustrations for inspiration and ideas!

Teacher:Carolyn Toomey  
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*Painting and Drawing Basics
  
Ages 11+
  AM Only

In this week long program students will achieve a basic understanding for drawing and painting. We will work with pencils, charcoal, black ink and other drawing materials. We will learn about the properties of these drawing tools by pressing hard or lightly to create different lines and qualities of lines. We will focus on shadowing a object we draw. Still lifes will be set up every
day with different themes. We will concentrate on one or two of our drawings and turn them into a painting, sketch to a finish painting. Through the painting process we will learn about color, texture and mixing our own palettes.

Teacher
: Dara Herman-Zierlein
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Week 6/ August 1-5

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AM      5-7yrs 
PM    ALL AGES

**Clay Animals Creatures + Things Create your own dreams!

We will have summer mornings to develop basic hand-building skills + techniques as children build animals and creatures from the unknown!! We will experiment with different types of clay including sculpey, model clay and self hardening clay.

TEACHERS:Carolyn Toomey + Ezzell Floranina
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**COLLAGE, Dioramas and Painting
 PM SESSION Ages 8-10yrs

Dioramas, Collage and watercolor painting will be our focus in this new + dynamic class.
Together we will create dioramas using shoeboxes, found objects, sculpty clay.We will also explore the wonderful world of collage making + watercolor paints.Come along and join the fun.

Teacher:Carolyn Toomey 
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*T-Shirt Silk Screening for the Entrepreneur!  

Special 3 Day workshop for Teens
(Tues-Wed-Thurs)

AGES 13+ AM SESSION ONLY


Learn how to design and print the T-Shirt you always wanted !  Work with Illustrator Peter O.Zierlein to create and screen-print your own original T-Shirt design.
Hand-lettering and rendering your design and working out ideas together.
Bring in several T-shirts to print editions.

Program  is Limited to 6 / $120 Additional $20 for material


Teacher: Peter O. Zierlein                              
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COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION
 3 DAY WORKSHOP POSTED SOON!
WITH REBECCA MIGDAL
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WEEK 7- Aug 8-12    
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OPEN STUDIO CLAY TIME FOR HAND-BUILDING ONLY
Studio fee for 3hr use- $35 a visit
Studio includes first bag of clay, tools + space
Additional bags of clay $14
Limited Shared Space Available
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            +Performance and Theater Programs

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ALL  ABILITIES WELCOME:

                                         
Teacher:  Ezzell Florani
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 PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

Weeks 1, 2 & 5:  Mask Making and Movement :
 
9+  (AM Session Only)

Week 1:
  Story-Theater and Character Development:
5-9 yrs,  (PM Session Only.)

Week 2:  Stilts & Improv :
9-12 yrs  (PM Session Only.)

Week 5:
  Fractured Fairy Tale Theater
5-10 yrs.  (PM Session Only)

Week 6:
Wizards, Clowns, Dragons… OH MY! :  Fantasy Theater with costumes!
 
8-11 yrs. (AM and PM Sessions)

Week 7:
 From  Page to Stage ~ Improv to Creation of a Play: 
10-15 yrs. (AM and PM Sessions)               

10% Discount for early REGISTRATION by APRIL 30

Call for more Info. 413-230-3272 or e-mail us etta.arts@yahoo.com


THANK YOU, ITS GOING TO BE A VERY CREATIVE SUMMER AT ETTA ART STUDIO!!!!