About Pocosin Arts

Art After School

2018

Classes Meet On Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays | 3:30p – 5:30p

Age groups are (6-9) and (10-18)

Art After School is an opportunity for youth and young adults to learn from our Artists in Residence.  We offer classes based on age group, ranging from ceramics, jewelry, metalsmithing, sculpting, drawing, painting, and mixed-media.  Each class is designed for students of all experience levels.  All of our courses are hands on, students learning to create work with their hands.  Parents and Guardians should note that some classes are more involved and it is sometimes unavoidable for materials to get onto clothing.  But when it does, it just means that your youth is learning and really enjoying the process!  

If your child attends a Tyrrell County School, the local bus will drop the student off at Pocosin Arts after school lets out for the day. You will just need to come by the studios for pick up at 5:30 p.m.  Please contact the school and let them know your child will be attending class at Pocosin, so they know which bus to use.

Session 1- September 4- October 2, 2018

Ages 6 - 9

Ages 10 -18

Pottery Pinch Pots

Students make the pet of their dreams! They will learn about shaping clay, through pinch pots techniques, by creating their very own, very unique "Chia Pet". Once they're done giving it color with underglazes, all they have to do is water their pet and watch the green "hair" grow!

Instructor: Gabrielle Grace Graber is a figurative sculptor and installation artist from the United States. She received her BFA at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and her MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She was the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship Award that allowed her to travel to various national and international art centers, participate in ceramic and textile workshops, and be a resident artist in Vallauris, France. She has shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. 

Metal Mania

Students will learn the basic skills of metalsmithing in this five week class including peircing, riveting, texturing, stamping and more! Students are encouraged to bring alternative materials tot the class (shells, stone, fabric, etc.)

THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 8 CHILDREN

Instructor: Talya Kantro is a Long Island, NY native with a BFA in Metal from SUNY New Paltz. She is an experienced artist who recently returned from working in Tel Aviv as a bench jeweler.  Her love of working with metals began at the age of 9 and her current work reinterprets creatures of the deep sea. 

SEssion 2- OCtober 9- November 6, 2018

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p

Ages 6 - 9

Screen Printing Basics

Would your child like to make their own t-shirt? Do they have a pattern they're obsessed with? The class will teach them how to make stamps and stencils for printing on t-shirts, screens and tapes. There is no limit to this class!

Instructor: Talya Kantro is a Long Island, NY native with a BFA in Metal from SUNY New Paltz. She is an experienced artist who recently returned from working in Tel Aviv as a bench jeweler.  Her love of working with metals began at the age of 9 and her current work reinterprets creatures of the deep sea. 

Ages 10 -18

Get Slabbed!

Students will "get slabbed" creating plates, mugs and vases all with clay slabs. The class will learn this fundamental building technique and will go home with a finished piece.

Instructor: Gabrielle Grace Graber is a figurative sculptor and installation artist from the United States. She received her BFA at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and her MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She was the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship Award that allowed her to travel to various national and international art centers, participate in ceramic and textile workshops, and be a resident artist in Vallauris, France. She has shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. 

Session 3- November 27- December 18, 2018

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p

Ages 6 - 9

Watercolor Narratives

In this class students will learn how to create narratives in watercolor. Each student will learn the basics of color mixing, composition, and brush mark making techniques. The class will learn how to create a series of paintings to tell a story.

Instructor: Gabrielle Grace Graber is a figurative sculptor and installation artist from the United States. She received her BFA at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and her MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She was the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship Award that allowed her to travel to various national and international art centers, participate in ceramic and textile workshops, and be a resident artist in Vallauris, France. She has shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. 

Ages 10 -18

Holiday Repousse

In this class, students will explore the ancient art of repousse, using copper foil and a variety of different hand tools. Students will make tree ornaments, window decorations, spinning tops or holiday jewelry- just bring your imagination!

Instructor: Talya Kantro is a Long Island, NY native with a BFA in Metal from SUNY New Paltz. She is an experienced artist who recently returned from working in Tel Aviv as a bench jeweler.  Her love of working with metals began at the age of 9 and her current work reinterprets creatures of the deep sea. 

Smith Lab Session- November 28- December 20, 2018

Ages 11 - 14

Laser Cutting Holidays

Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p

In this session we will be bringing ideas to life using the Trotec Speedy 100 laser cutter. Students will design and create an ornament or other small projects just in time for the holidays.

Ages 15 -18

The World Of 3-D Printing

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p

In this session we will be exploring the basics of 3-D printing. Using 3-D design software, students will create an ornament or other small project just in time for the holidays. 

 

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