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EMBARK ON A CREATIVE JOURNEY

"Creativity takes courage." ~ Henri Matisse

DETAILS AND COST

When: July 11-15, 2022, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Where: At the Griffin Art Center, 6 West 5th Street, downtown Frederick

Who: Artsy teens ages 13-17.*

Each day we will have an hour of art history in the morning, followed by two hours of drawing, lunch, and sculpture all afternoon. Whether you are experienced in art or are just curious, this camp is for you. Artist’s brains come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and functions. Art is for everyone.

While art is for everyone, that doesn’t mean it is easy, and we'll need courage for the journey. Art is magical, but it is not magic. It is a skill like any other where mastery comes only after years of dedication and hard work. Are you ready to get to work?

$620 camp cost

  • $200 deposit to hold your spot
  • 8 hours per day, 5 days
  • A light breakfast and lunch provided
  • Art history topics, drawing skills, and sculpture
  • Taught by a professional sculptor with an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Cancellation Policy: $200 deposit is non-refundable unless there is someone on the waitlist to take your spot. 

$65 materials fee

  • Sculpture materials: metal armature, clay, and tools
  • Drawing materials: quality paper, pencils, charcoal, sharpening tools, drawing boards
  • Model fee for life drawing and sculpture
  • Non-refundable after June 24th, but you can pick up your materials if you need to cancel

REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 5th!

Study art with the sculptor who created Claire McCardell on the Creek.
Study art with the sculptor who created Claire McCardell on the Creek.

A bit of a warning…

This class is only for the brave. Every time we put charcoal to the blank page is an act of bravery. It’s ok, no it’s normal to feel uncertain and trepidatious, but make the mark anyway. Be brave enough to try something new. Are you brave enough to try?

This is not the kind of camp where you will walk away with a masterpiece. However, you will take home confidence and real hands-on skills. This week will not be easy, but you will learn a lot. You’ll meet other teen artists and have a lot of fun. Are you ready?

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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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Sarah Hempel Irani

(202) 901-8501

Originally from Michigan, Sarah Hempel Irani moved to Maryland to apprentice with the former artist-in-residence at the National Cathedral.  For the past twenty years, she has been sculpting expressive figures in clay, bronze, and stone.

Sarah recently installed the larger-than-life-size bronze monument to fashion icon, Claire McCardell, on Carroll Creek Linear Park. She is best known for two larger-than-life-size sculptures of The Virgin Mary and St. Joseph cut from Carrara marble at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac. She articulated the clay sculptures in her Frederick studio, then, worked with a marble carving studio in Italy to have them carved. 

Sarah earned her MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Hood College. She has been a visiting artist and speaker at Ave Maria University, Grove City College, Slippery Rock University, Covenant College, as well as Rotary Clubs and civic organizations. In addition, she has been a featured guest on the Makers & Mystics, Living from the Soul with Sam Torode and the Seminary Explores Podcasts.

She works out of her studio at the Griffin Art Center on West 5th Street, downtown Frederick.

Art is magical, but it is not magic. It is a skill like any other where mastery comes only after years of dedication and hard work.

SCHEDULE

MONDAY: Prehistoric Art and Lines

9:00 AM Morning gathering. There will be coffee, juice, and light fare for breakfast. During this time we will gather around for introductions and icebreakers.

Discussion: Why art matters and Prehistoric Art

10:00AM-Noon 2D-Drawing

Drawing is the beginning of everything. Drawing is a skill that is rooted in seeing the world in a new way.

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch in the studio

1:00pm- 4:00pm Introduction to sculpture. Set up armature, get the clay ready.

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Clean up the studio and put away our tools 

5:00 pm Close the day.

TUESDAY: Ancient Greeks and Romans

9:00 AM Morning gathering. There will be coffee, juice, and light fare for breakfast.

Discussion: The Figure in Art and “What’s the deal with all the nudes?”

10:00AM-Noon 2D- Drawing the figure with a model. (They will be wearing a leotard or swimsuit)

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch in the studio

1:00pm- 4:00pm Introducing the figure in clay with a model

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Clean up the studio and put away our tools 

5:00 pm Close the day.

WEDNESDAY: Architecture as Art/ Public Art

9:00 AM Morning gathering. There will be coffee, juice, and light fare for breakfast.

Discussion: Architecture as Art/ Public Art

10:00 AM-Noon Field trip/ Walk downtown, draw buildings outside (perspective in practice)

Noon-1:00pm Lunch downtown

1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Go see Claire McCardell, draw, and walk back to the studio. 

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Clean up the studio and put away our tools 

5:00 pm Close the day

THURSDAY: The Renaissance

9:00 AM Morning gathering. There will be coffee, juice, and light fare for breakfast.

Discussion: The Renaissance 

10:00AM-Noon 2D- Drawing: Proportion & perspective

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch in the studio

1:00pm- 4:00pm Sculpting with a model

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Clean up the studio and put away our tools 

5:00 pm Close the day

FRIDAY: After the Renaissance

9:00 AM Morning gathering. There will be coffee, juice, and light fare for breakfast.

Discussion: What happened after the Renaissance? 

10:00AM-Noon 2D- Drawing the portrait

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch in the studio

1:00pm- 4:00pm Sculpting with a model

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Clean up the studio and put away our tools 

5:00 pm Close the day.

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