For Ages 9-13: Wednesdays in January @ 3:30 pm EST (January 6, 13, 20, 27)
For Ages 14-18: Thursdays in January @ 3:30 pm EST (January 7, 14, 21, 28)
Price: $50 total for 4 sessions
This virtual art class focuses on fierce female artists throughout history and guides students in creating works in response to the styles and ideas explored by pioneers such as Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman and Louise Bourgeois. Students will delve into concepts including symbolism, subject vs. object and artistic choice. Each class will include a discussion of art historical images, art making and a chance to respond to fellow students’ creations. Experiment with different media each week to create artwork that expresses a different facet of self through portraiture, culminating with a final self-portrait entitled “My Superhero Self.”
This course will run for four weeks and includes a virtual 60-75-minute class weekly via Zoom, along with optional extension activities for students to consider in between class meetings. Materials include common household items such as paper, pencils/pens, markers/colored pencils, catalogs, newspapers, and magazines. Students will need to be able to use a cellphone to capture a selfie in Week 2.
Alexis Nelson holds a master’s in Education from New England College and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She served as the Tour Programs Administrator at the Currier Museum of Art, designing and facilitating hands-on art experiences for thousands of students, from kindergarten to college. She has taught in private and public schools since 2008 and was awarded a University of Vermont Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 2018 for her work with high school students in Vermont.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please include the names of student(s) and their age(s), as well as parent's name and email address.
Space is limited.