About Pocosin Arts

Art After School

2019

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

Age groups range from elementary school up to high school.

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- January 8- February 15, 2019

Elementary School:

ETCHING EXTRAVIGANZA!

Meets every Tuesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Learn to turn your drawings into permanent 3D objects in this etching class! Anything that you can write or draw with a pen will be etched into metal sheets, which we will then turn into jewelry, bookmarks, coasters, and much more.

THATS THE IDEA! EXPLORING THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Meets every Wednesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where does awesome stuff come from?  In this class we will explore different strategies to help generate ideas and get them onto paper.  Some strategies include inspiration boards, group think, compare/ contrast, and “design with the end in mind”.

Middle School:

THE OUTDOOR MOSAIC CRITTER

Meets every Tuesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The focus of this class is to create and work together on a large outdoor mosaic animal sculpture. Each student will learn how to color and shape match pieces together to build an animal sculpture on permanent display at Pocosin Arts.

GEAR IT UP STEP 1: PATTERN MAKING

Meets every Thursday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Learn what it takes to create gear for your next adventure! In this class we will explore creativity through creation of inspiration boards on Pinterest.  We will learn pattern making techniques in class and explore how pattern making, design, and production all work together.

High School:

THE OUTDOOR MOSAIC CRITTER

Meets every Tuesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The focus of this class is to create and work together on a large outdoor mosaic animal sculpture. Each student will learn how to color and shape match pieces together to build an animal sculpture on permanent display at Pocosin Arts.

WOOD IT WORK? MAKING A BOX FROM START TO FINISH

Meets every Friday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

In this class we will learn how to plan, design, and make a wooden box using joinery. This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to develop ideas into a finished object..

Session 2- February 19- March 28, 2019

Elementary School:

PORTRAITS IN CLAY!

Meets every Tuesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

In this class students will explore the process of sculpting with teacher Gabe Graber. Students will create portraits using clay and a variety of hand-building techniques.

3-D COLLAGE

Meets every Wednesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Three dimensional design will be explored through colorful, creative collages. Teacher Jon Seethaler will lead students through 3-D design processes by use of hand tools, our laser cutter and vinyl cutter.

Middle & High School

CHAINMAIL CHALLENGE

Meets every Tuesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This class will explore the ancient art of chainmail! Learn to weave rings together using the same techniques that were made popular during the Middle Ages. Students will be able to create jewelry, wallet chains, wall pieces, or something entirely new!

THE ART OF BOOKMAKING

Meets every Thursday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

In this class we will learn how books are made.. Students will make books using traditional binding techniques- the way books used to be bound- as well as exploring modern and creative book making. Students will leave the class with their own personalized hand-made book. 

Session 3- April 2- May 16

Elementary School:

YARN OF A YARN

Meets every Tuesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This versatile material is used across the planet for more than just knitting! We will be making scarves, cup holders, coasters, animal figurines, locker decorations, and much more.

RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE

Meets every Wednesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This class will explore problem solving though the building of a Rube Goldberg “domino effect” machine. Students will work together to plan and create their own machine to do their bidding.

Middle & High School

POTS FROM GREECE

Meets every Tuesday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Explore ancient ways of vessel building with teacher Gabe Graber. Students will learn how to coil build vessels based off of Greek pottery forms. History and narratives will be explored.

THE MASKS WE WEAR

Meets every Thursday within the Session, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

In this class students will be introduced to VFX prosthetics by lifecasting faces and designing masks. Students will have access to computer design software, 3-D printers and our laser cutter. to create perfectly fitted masks.

Feeding young Creative minds

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