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Art After school Spring 2023

All classes are $125, or Pay what you can

Classes for Ages 6-10

Tuesdays

Jan. 24 - Feb. 21
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays

March 7 - April 4
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays

April 18 - May 16
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Fun with Felted Friends

Jewelry for Kids

Make a Mosaic

In this class you’ll learn needle-felting, weaving, and sculpting with clay! We’ll start with making felt sculptures of an animals or character you like – it could even be yourself!. Then we’ll use weaving and clay to make your character accessories like rugs, furniture, and more. This is a great class to try several different materials.

Jewelry doesn’t have to be made from gold and diamonds! Using simple materials like paper and shrinky-dink, you’ll learn to make fun and unique wearable art. You can even use what you learn at home to make jewelry for yourself and your friends

Mosaics are pictures made from small pieces of colorful material such as tiles or glass. In this class, you’ll learn to transform your drawing into a beautiful mosaic to hang on the wall! We’ll start by drawing our designs, then make a practice piece with paper, and when we’re ready we’ll make the finished piece for you to take home.

Classes for Ages 11-18

Thursdays

Jan. 26 - Feb. 23
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Thursdays

March 9 - April 6
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Thursdays

April 20 - May 18
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Handbuilding with Clay

Painting with Watercolors and Acrylics

Studio Sampler

Let’s work with our hands! You’ll learn to make cups, mugs, and more without using a pottery wheel – you could even do it at home! We’ll go over hand-buiding techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab to create items unique to you!

In this class, you’ll learn to paint with watercolors and acrylics, and learn about the differences and advantages of each medium. Students will practice techniques, and make several paintings to take home at the end of the session. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can learn to paint animals, landscapes, characters from books and shows, and more!

Do you want to have a DIY hobby, but don’t know where to start? Explore a different studio each week and make projects in clay, wood, metal, and other media. Learn to use a variety of different art mediums and create fun project like keychains, necklaces, bandanas, and more.

Instructors

Chrystal O'Boyle

Chrystal has had a lifelong love of the arts. Born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Chrystal attended the School of Art at the University of Arkansas and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in art education. In 2018 she became a teaching artist at the Community Creative Center, instructing classes in ceramics, painting, and glass fusing. In the past year, she completed her post-baccalaureate at the University of Oklahoma studying ceramics. While in Oklahoma she also worked as a studio school instructor at Oklahoma Contemporary. When she isn’t in the studio she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Mikayla Dennison

Mikayla Dennison earned her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from Maine College of Art in 2020. Dennison also earned a BA in Expressive Arts from Burlington College in 2016, where she studied psychology, art therapy, and studio arts. While there, she focused on multimedia sculptural paintings and her fascinations in child development and human behavior. Now, making metal objects that facilitate unconventional human interaction, Mikayla is dedicated to an Expressive Craft practice that highlights aspects of identity and the human experience.

Safety Precautions

To keep our students and instructors safe we are implementing the following safety protocols:

  • All students and instructors will wear masks while indoors. 

  • We ask that our students wash or sanitize their hands regularly and do not share materials while in the classroom. 

  • If a student, family member or close acquaintance tests positive for COVID-19 we ask that you notify the staff at Pocosin Arts immediately.

  • All students are encouraged to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccine and boosters

Tyrrell County Health Department and Columbia Pharmacy offer free vaccination appointments, and rapid tests are available.

If you have any questions regarding Pocosin Arts safety measures please contact us at (252) 796-2787 or info@pocosinarts.org

We thank the Grable Foundation for their generous support of Pocosin Arts' youth programs