Workshops during school vacation holidays are available. Workshops for home-school groups, and other groups during weekends and holidays may be requested by emailing the Program Director, Angela Tripi-Weiss at artsinactionvap@aol.com

Beyond our After-School & Saturday Classes, we also offer adult classes in a variety of skill levels. On-site programming & workshops can also be created to meet your school’s individual needs: our instructors will be trained to meet your specific curriculum objectives.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are open to all skill levels.

Monday through Friday April 10th - 14th

Full Day Workshops

Registration Opening SOON!

2 Day IMAGINARY OCEAN LIFE WORKSHOP

Ages 5 to 10

CREATE YOUR IMAGINARY OCEAN LIFE WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTOR: our very own team teacher, Julieta Varela

Dates: Monday, 4/ 10/17 and Tuesday, 4/11/17

Time: From 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Ages: From 5 - 10

FEE: $400 for all four days which includes registration, all materials, and snack fees.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Day 1: During this inspiring Ocean Life workshop, your young artists will learn age appropriate levels of fine art skills and concepts that AIAVAP is known for teaching, such as observational drawing of complicated forms by identifying and drawing the simple shapes observed on our plaster casts models and photos. Participants will create their own imaginary environment while learning to identify the horizon line, and incorporate foreground, mid ground, and background perspective concepts. 

Day 2: We will focus on color theory by mixing from primary colors to create all secondary, tertiary and neutral colors. Various painting techniques will be explored during this process. 

WORKSHOP QUESTIONS CONTACT julieta.artsinaction@gmail.com, or 646-271-9328

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS CONTACT, tanya.artsinaction@gmail.com, or 347-471-0841

QUESTIONS about AIAVAP programming, contact Program Director, Angela Tripi-Weiss, artsinactionvap@aol.com or 917-741-2297

 

TWO DAY COMIC CHARACTER, AND STORY BOARD WORKSHOP

Ages 7 to 14

COMIC CHARACTER AND STORY BOARD WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTOR: OUR OWN TEAM TEACHER HANNA LEE GIBBS

DATES: Wednesday 4/12 – Thursday 4/13, 2017

TIme: From 9AM - 4:30PM

AGES: From 7 - 14

FEE: $400, includes registration, all materials, and snack fees.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

This fun filled workshop will teach your child to create and develop their very own character, and develop their story on a 5 panel comic story board (12”X18”) to tell the visual narrative of their chosen character. This is the process many professional comic strip artists use.

Day 1: Will introduced the concept of a story board comic strip. Older students will learn simple shape identification with wooden artist models, plaster casts, and photos.

For younger students, a simpler gesture drawing lesson called “oval people” will be taught.  After they finish creating their character using these methods, they will proceed to draw a second view of the same character (typically a side view) which will be used on different panels to enhance story's objectives where necessary.

They will start planning out the character's story to be used in the 5 panels.

Then start the process of creating their character's environment. A possible introduction to horizon line perspective will be taught where applicable. Their character can live any place including fantasy places like another planet, or inside a peanut if that is the creator's vision. Day one ends with their finished characters, and some or all of their very small thumbnail version of their story boards. Some students might be move on to draw their larger size panel.

Day 2: Students will start drawing their comic strip panels on a 12”X18” oak tag paper by transferring their thumbnail sketches into the larger panels using the simple shape drawing methods they learned during day one. The concepts of scale, drawing, and transfer will be taught. They will be introduced to the inking process upon finishing the transferring process of their small thumbnail drawings. Use of color, and color blending using markers and/or colored pencils, will be introduced after they finish the inking process.

WORKSHOP QUESTIONS CONTACT Hanna.artsinaction@gmail.com , or 646-886-1610

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS CONTACT, tanya.artsinaction@gmail.com, or 347-471-0841

QUESTIONS about AIAVAP programming, contact Program Director, Angela Tripi-Weiss, artsinactionvap@aol.com or 917-741-2297

 

ONE DAY INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT ART MAKING WORKSHOP

Ages 5 to 12

INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT ART MAKING

INSTRUCTOR: OUR OWN TEAM TEACHER HANNA LEE GIBBS

DATES: Friday 4/14/2017

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

AGES: 5 -12

FEE: $200, includes registration, all materials, and snack fee.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Day 1: This exciting workshop will teach your young artist some of the many approaches in the making of an abstract painting on canvas. Concepts such as “ reductive process” which is the reduction of a subject, i.e. a mountain landscape, a plaster cast model, a person, or any recognizable subject matter, into a reduced image of that subject matter. This will be accomplished by first having students draw a thumbnail size observational drawing of the subject matter they choose to abstract. We will be teaching our simple shape identification method of drawing for this process. After the student completes their observational drawing, they will then be introduced to a method called abstract reductive process. They will then create a reductive abstract drawing of their chosen subject matter then plan and add the color components in colored pencil. The subjects chosen will be inspired by our plaster cast models, objects in our studio, or photos. All work will culminate in a work on canvas. Experimental painting techniques will be applied.

WORKSHOP QUESTIONS CONTACT Hanna.artsinaction@gmail.com , or 646-886-1610

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS CONTACT, tanya.artsinaction@gmail.com, or 347-471-0841

QUESTIONS about AIAVAP programming, contact Program Director, Angela Tripi-Weiss, artsinactionvap@aol.com or 917-741-2297



 

PLEASE NOTE:

These workshops are open to non AIAVAP families so act fast to save your child a spot. For full day workshops please pack a cold, nut free & sugar free lunch.

ALL ABOVE WORKSHOP FEES INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS & SNACK