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Teen Art Class

Teen Art Class

SATURDAYS
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Recommended for ages 13-18

Studio art intensive workshops for building a strong portfolio of work. Each week is devoted to a particular medium, providing students the ability to select and explore material. Professional art teachers will advise and guide students to develop their skillset, hone their studio art practice, and experiment with a multitude of materials. Students will learn how to articulate their vision and speak about artwork through one-on-one and group critique, a necessary tool for artist development. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions.

$15 per class*
Members (Family/Dual & above): $10 per class*
Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.

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*New registration fees will take effect for Spring 2020. $20 per class | $15 for members

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 16
Open Studio

Use this class session as an opportunity to complete unfinished artwork with the guidance of a professional teaching artist. At the end of the class, students will participate in a group critique.

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Saturday, November 23
Final Exhibition & Formal Presentations

Discuss your creative process and exhibit artwork created this semester. Family and friends encouraged to attend.

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Saturday, January 11
SKETCHBOOK DEVELOPMENT

Often revered as the artist’s primary tool to record visual images and concepts, a comprehensive sketchbook is considered as an essential component for applying to any visual art program. Learn the basics on how to develop a thoughtful sketchbook.

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Saturday, January 18
UNDERSTANDING CONCEPTUAL ART

Using the museum’s exhibitions as a primary resource, learn how to develop a body of work by first developing a concept or idea unique to one’s own visual language.

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Saturday, January 25
OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING

Using exhibiting artist Lara Favaretto’s exhibition, Blind Spot as a source of inspiration, learn tips and tricks on how to draw from life by acknowledging composition, shape, form and gradation. Use a variety of techniques and drawing materials in this foundational class.

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Saturday, February 1
METHODS IN MULTIMEDIA

Delve into the extensive world of mixed media art by merging various methods of art making like sculpture, drawing, painting and collage.

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Saturday, February 8
ASSEMBLAGE

You will use found objects and unconventional materials to disassemble and reassemble in this playful class.

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Saturday, February 15
COLOR THEORY

Learn about aesthetic interactions of color, basic fundamentals and advantages of using color in collage, as the class views the Better Nights exhibition.

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Saturday, February 22
SKETCHING FOR SCULPTURE

Beginning with a sketch or concept, witness how the planning process informs the execution of 3D building.

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Saturday, February 29
UNDERSTANDING COMPOSITION

Learn how to strengthen basic drawing abilities and knowledge through practice, exploration and material. Investigate the principles of art and design in this class.

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Saturday, March 7
MONOPRINTING

Discover the importance of additive and subtractive methods in this printmaking class.

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Saturday, March 14
EXPRESSIVE DRAWING

Contour, gesture and value drawing are just a few of the exercises used to create art with life. In this class, you will be exposed to various methods of drawing techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

*NO CLASSES MARCH 21 & 28

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Saturday, April 4
SCULPTING FUNDAMENTALS

Learn how to manipulate clay using sculptural techniques, including carving and molding from simple clay forms.

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Saturday, April 11
OPEN STUDIO

Use this class session as an opportunity to complete unfinished artwork with the guidance of a professional teaching artist. At the end of the class, students will participate in a group critique.

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Saturday, April 18
FINALIZING & DIGITIZING ARTWORK

Students are required to digitize their artwork for portfolio submission. A professional photographer will instruct how to digitize artwork for an optimal final result.

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Saturday, April 25
FINAL EXHIBITION & FORMAL PRESENTATIONS

Discuss your creative process and exhibit artwork created this semester. Family and friends encouraged to attend. * There is no charge to attend the final exhibition.

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MUSEUM PROGRAM POLICY
There are no refunds. A credit is available for cancellations made 48 hours in advance of class and can be applied to other classes, pending availability. Fees will not be returned for failure to attend without notice. The Bass reserves the right to substitute instructors without notice. The museum is not responsible for any artwork or personal items lost, stolen or left in the classrooms. All Bass programs are organized for educational purposes and offers programs and activities to everyone without regard to race, religion, national origin or sexual preference. All Bass programs follow the Miami-Dade County School District’s schedule for inclement weather. Students and parents must respect the rights of other students and staff or they will be asked to leave the class and forfeit class fees.