ART 201

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SAW’s Art 201 program is an extension of Art 101, a hands-on field trip offered to high school students from several counties in Northeastern New York state. Established in response to requests from students (and teachers) for more in-depth training and extended studio work time, the Art 201 series is designed with Art 101 alumni in mind.

Open to participants 14 to 18 as well as parents and teachers, SAW offers Blacksmithing, Clay, Glass Blowing, Metal Casting, Metal Fabrication, and Silk Screen Printing during summer break; late June through mid August. Workshops meet once a week from 2-5pm on either Wednesday or Thursday for eight consecutive 3-hour sessions. 

While in class, students will complete projects, learning safety procedures, efficient studio practices, gaining familiarity with tools and equipment, and interacting with practicing artists and craftspeople. At the end of the course, students will gain not only a sense of the creative possibilities of the medium, but also an awareness of how these skills can lead to a career in the arts or trade.

Art 201 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the generous support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Stewart's Shops and Private Donors. 


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Availability
June through August, 2018

Schedule
Classes meet once a week from 2-5pm on either Wednesday or Thursday for eight consecutive sessions

Group Size
6 students per workshop.

Who can participate
Students age 14 to 18 (or students who are enrolled in a high school program 2018 or 2019), as well as parents and teachers. Prior participation in Art 101 is not required.

Workshops
Blacksmithing 201, Clay 201, Glass Blowing 201, Metal Casting 201, Metal Fabrication 201, Silkscreen Printing 201. See full descriptions below.

Cost
$80 students age 14 to 18 and $480 parents and teachers

Workshops

BLACKSMITHING 201
Dates: Wednesdays 6/27-8/22, no class 7/25 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM | 8 Session
Cost: $80 students age 14-18, $480 parents & teachers
Instructor: Luke Claymon
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

This class is designed for introductory and intermediate students. We will begin with starting a coal fired forge, basic blacksmithing techniques, and then move on to traditional and modern methods of joining metals. As students’ skills progress, they can choose to pursue projects of personal interest. Students should expect to learn the basic metallurgy and skills necessary to work independently on their own blacksmithing projects.

METAL CASTING 201
Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14-18, $480 parents & teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

METAL FABRICATION 201
Dates: Wednesdays 6/27-8/22, no class 7/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14-18, $480 parents & teachers
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

In this workshop, students will learn how to use different types of welding and cutting equipment. Participants will start their training using a MIG welder and Plasma cutter and move on to torch cutting and TIG/ARC welding. Students can practice by making sculpture, decorative or functional objects, or even repair items from home.

CLAY 201
Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14-18, $480 parents & teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition.

GLASS BLOWING 201
Dates: Thursdays, 6/28-8/23, no class 7/26,2pm-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14-18, $480 parents & teachers
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

Using SAWs glass shop and equipment students will learn basic glass blowing techniques. Each class, students will build their skill set to create increasingly complex glass sculptures and vessels.

SILKSCREEN PRINTING 201
Dates: Thursdays 6/28-8/23, no class 7/26 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM | 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14-18, $480 parents & teachers
Instructor: Sam Rathbun
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner

This series of screen printing lessons enables students to make custom printed goods. Starting with either drawings, photographs, or digitally altered images, participants then transfer these designs onto a variety of surfaces. Using a commercial printing press students can produce large, small, and multi-color prints.


Art 201 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Stewart's Shops and Private Donors. If you would like to support this programming please contact us.

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