Imagination Space Summer Workshops

We are providing various summer workshops at Imagination Space, including:

* Greg Custer's "Drawing on the right side of the brain" workshop: for teens and adults - July 9-Aug. 8 (except July 13-20)
Learning to draw means learning to see things differently- to see in ways not used in ordinary life. This drawing workshop will focus on improving one's ability to observe objects more effectively. As a result, the aspiring artist will be able to capture accurate images through the art of drawing that have previously escaped them. This workshop will include studies and exercises that have been proven from the research and development of Dr. Betty Edwards and her best-selling book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." For over a decade, Betty Edwards has disproved the belief that learning to draw well is possible only for those lucky people with natural talent. Given proper instruction, the basic perceptual skills of drawing can be taught and can be learned in a short amount of time.

* Greg Custer's Sculpture workshop: for teens and adults - July 9-Aug. 8 (except July 13-20)
This workshop will involve the study and creation of a life-sized bust sculpture of a human portrait (the head and shoulders of the human figure). The process of creating the sculpture will begin with drawing images on paper and then progressing on to miniature models, creation of armatures (metal skeleton/frame), molding of clay, and finishing with the application of the patina (the finish applied to the sculpture). Tools and instruction will be design
ed to help each student create an accurate and life like bust study.

* Rachel Shaffer's puppetry workshop
Puppetry Workshop 1: Pre-K through 2nd Grade
Come learn how to create your very own sock puppet! This 3 day workshop will teach you how to make your own sock puppet and then you'll have the opportunity to decorate your puppet and put on a show for your friends & family!

Puppetry Workshop 2: 3rd through 5th grade
Come learn how to create your very own paper mache puppet! This 3 day workshop will teach you how to make your own paper mache puppet and then you'll have the opportunity to decorate your puppet and put on a show for your friends & family!

* Jessiann's "Collaborative Creativity", "Summer of Imagination" & "What If...Art is everywhere" workshop
Collaborative Creativity: July 11-Aug. 8
Parents and Children 5 years and younger: Wednesdays 10am-10:45am
A parent and child workshop devoted to understanding your child’s creative potential as well as your own! Through this workshop, we will focus on developing a child’s creativity for life. Learn about your child’s development and the importance of creative education in and outside the home. Rediscover the beauty of getting messy and unleashing your creative potential as well as your child’s. This workshop is for parents and their children 5 years and younger. We will be painting, drawing, sculpting, and having a lot of fun! Join us for this exciting workshop this summer!

A Summer of Imagination: July 5-Aug. 9
Grades 3rd -5th: Wednesdays 10am-11:30am (Starts July 11th)
Grades K-2nd: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am (Starts July 5th)
Have a child who loves to doodle, draw, paint, play, explore, and use their imagination? Allow your child to unleash their creativity and silliness in this workshop devoted to the visual arts. We will discover new mediums, new ideas, and a new way of looking at the world. Children will learn the beauty of their own imagination and learn how to express themselves visually. Your child will explore painting, drawing, sculpture, and much more. Through this workshop, your child will not only have fun, but create awesome and exciting works of art!

What If... Art is everywhere:
Grades 3rd-6th: Thursdays at 1:00pm-2:30pm
If you loved the What-If festival, you will love this workshop! In this workshop we will discover the relationships between the visual arts and other important subjects. Allow your child to see the connection between sculpture and engineering, science and drawing, reading and painting, and much more. This workshop intertwines these important core subjects and teaches students that creativity flows throughout many areas of life. We will discover the important relationship that these areas share, and teach them the potential that comes from incorporating creative thinking into every area of their life.

* Amanda's quilling workshop
Teens and adults: July 10-13 3pm-4:30pm
Learn the art of quilling, an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative 3D designs. In this workshop, I will teach you the basic quilling shapes, introduce the tools needed and show you how to create beautiful quilling pieces of your own! Quilling is not for the impatient, so if you have the time, the curiosity & the eagerness to try something new, come join me in this fun and creative workshop!

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