About Pocosin Arts

Art After School

2018

Class Meets On Tuesdays | 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.

Ages 6 - 9

Ages 10 -18

Paper STudio

PAPER FACTORY - Students create cards and books, learning to cut, fold, and glue so their pop-ups POP! Participants will explore a variety of ways paper in which can be transformed. From pop-ups to paper mache sculptures, imagination and creativity will bring sheets of paper to life.

February 13 – March 13, 2018

 

Instructor: Caitlin McDonald was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she first attended Community College of Allegheny County.  After two years, she transferred to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania graduating in 2014 with a BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, BSAE in Art Education.  In 2017, she received a MFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville. Currently she’s an artist in residence at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC.

PAINTING STUDIO

TEXTURE IN PAINTINGS - Explore what paint can offer by building layers on top of each other in a single painting. Adding texture onto the surface of the canvas, will bring paintings to life through texture! Participants will learn all about color mixing, composition, how to use brushes and palette knifes to create one of a kind works of art.

February 13 – March 13, 2018

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 6 - 9

Glass & Clay Studios

MOSAICS IN THE GARDEN - Learn to piece together colorful shapes to create imagery. Make your favorite animal, plant, activity, or something whimsical. Mosaics in the Garden will give each young artist the opportunity to create a flat tile, a sculptural form, and be a part of building a larger art mural.

March 27 – May 1, 2018

No class April 3, during Spring Break

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

PRINT Studio

PRINT MAKING - Put your design skills to the test in a fun environment using a variety of printmaking methods. Students will explore carving, creating a print of a single color, screen printing (just like some of your favorite t-shirts) and stamping to create one of a kind prints.

March 27 – May 1, 2018

No class April 3, during Spring Break

Instructor: Caitlin McDonald was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she first attended Community College of Allegheny County.  After two years, she transferred to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania graduating in 2014 with a BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, BSAE in Art Education.  In 2017, she received a MFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville. Currently she’s an artist in residence at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC.

Ages 6 - 9

Painting Studio

CARDBOARD RELIEF PAINTING - Come join us in exploring a new way of using a cardboard box. We’ll begin by making small personalized “paintings” by stacking sheets of cardboard. By the end, we will collaborate as a group to create one large cardboard relief painting.

May 8 – June 5, 2018

Instructor: Mark Arnold was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Before ceramics Mark traveled the country for about 10 years riding BMX bikes. In doing so he had the opportunity of living in multiple cities that are an influence in his utilitarian pottery today. He received his B.F.A in ceramics from Edinboro University. In 2017 Mark received his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.

Ages 10 -18

GLASS & CLAY Studios

MOSAICS - Students will work with a variety of materials such as ceramic, stone, glass, and found objects. Learn to color and shape match pieces and about adhesives, layout and design, and grouting. Each artist will have the opportunity to create a flat tile, a sculptural form, and collaborate on a larger art mural installation.

May 8 – June 5, 2018

No class May 15

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. 

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