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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TIMES INCLUDE : AM Session
9-12pm 12-12:30pm Lunch Break PM Session
Week 1 - June 27-July 1 ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++
**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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ **Magical Mystical Mermaids
AM + PM Session
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.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week 2-July 5-8 (4 day for $100 Fee) + $10 materials +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ **Exploring Mix Media
AM + PM Session
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 !
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ *ALL THINGS in NATURE AM Session ONLY Ages 10+
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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week 3-July 11-15 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ **WATERCOLOR + DRAWING
Ages 9-12 yrs
Do you love to Paint and
Come spend 5 mornings exploring
drawing materials such as chalk, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil and watercolor
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!
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 +++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week 4 July 18-22 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ **CLAY ENVIRONMENTS
AM - ALL AGES
Where would you like to live?
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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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.
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
We will look at images +
Illustrations for inspiration and ideas!
+++++++++++++++++++++++ *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.
++++++++++++++++++++ Week 6/ August 1-5
+++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ **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.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ *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.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION 3 DAY WORKSHOP POSTED SOON! WITH REBECCA MIGDAL +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEEK 7- Aug 8-12 ++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +Performance
and Theater Programs +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ALL ABILITIES WELCOME: Teacher: Ezzell Floraniña
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.)
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 email@example.com
THANK YOU, ITS GOING TO BE A VERY CREATIVE SUMMER AT ETTA ART STUDIO!!!!