The Center for Lifelong Learning

Ivy Arts for Kids


Building and Wheel Throwing Grades 6-9

In this class, we will learn the basics of wheel throwing, wedging, centering, throwing and forming the clay. We will explore the wheel as a tool for making both functional pottery and sculpture. We will practice each step of the throwing process and hone our skills in order to create new forms on the wheel.

CRN 20281-142
Christie Cooper
7 Tuesdays
9/9/2014-10/21/2014
4-6pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$200
Register By: 9/2/2014

Intro to Hand Building Grades 6-9

In this class we will learn to hollow construct, coil, pinch and slab build forms in clay. This course is designed to encourage exploration of abstract forms and the hand building process. We will create sculptures using the methods we learn.

CRN 20282-142
Christie Cooper
7 Tuesdays
10/28/2014-12/16/2014 (No class on 11/25/14)
4-6pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$200
Register By: 10/21/2014

Ceramics for Kids Grades 2-5

Welcome to the wonderful world of ceramics. In this class, we will create ceramic sculptures and pottery. We will learn basic hand-building skills: how to pinch, coil and slab build to create sculptures and how to throw on the wheel. We will cover centering, throwing, forming and finishing. Finally, we will use texture and glaze to finish our work.  Each class will have a fun theme to get us inspired.

"Heroes and Villians" theme:
CRN 20279-142
Christie Cooper
6 Wednesdays
9/17/2014-10/22/2014
4:30-6pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$125
Register By: 9/10/2014

"Mythology" theme:
CRN 20280-142
Christie Cooper
6 Wednesdays
10/29/2014-12/10/2014 (no class 11/26/14)
4:30-6pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$125
Register By: 10/22/2014

Drawing & Painting for Kids Grades 2-5

Young artists will explore the combined uses of drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and assemblage to create unique art objects in both two- and three-dimensional forms. Media may include fibers, fabrics, plastics, papers, wood, found objects, computer and photocopied generated materials, old pictures, and drawings. All skill levels welcome!

CRN 20289-142
Cassidy Young
6 Wednesdays
9/17/2014-10/22/2014
4:30-6pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$119
Register By: 9/10/2014

CRN 20290-142
Cassidy Young
6 Wednesdays
10/29/2014-12/10/2014 (no class 11/26/14)
4:30-6pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$119
Register By: 10/22/2014

Ceramics for Two (Pre-school/Kindergarten)

Have fun and get messy with your little one in their very first ceramics class. Build a cereal bowl, cup, and plate for your own "breakfast set." Create a keepsake handprint tile. Make simple pinched animals with textures. Roll out clay slabs and cut shapes with cookie cutters to make a mobile. Decorate with glazes, acrylic paints, and even glitter. Sign up early as class is limited to six pairs of children and parent/guardians.

CRN 20292-142
Hilary Scott
6 Saturdays
9/13/2014-10/18/2014
10:30am-12pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$149
Register By: 9/6/2014

Cartooning Grades 6-9

In the world of cartoons and comics, a pencil, pad of paper, and your imagination unlock untold adventures. Tell your own unique story by exploring how to create characters, ideas for gags and stories, and learn how to design a comic book. It is not a question of skill, or drawing ability. Every great idea begins with a doodle, and the rest is history!

CRN 20291-142
Michael Teague
6 Fridays
9/19/2014-10/24/2014
4-5:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$119
Register By: 9/12/2014

Supply List: 8" by 10" drawing pad, kneadable eraser, 2B pencil, ruler.

Methods of Modern Art

In this after school class, we will try Pointillism like Seurat, Geometric wildness like Mondrian, Cubist viewpoints like Picasso and Pop Art like Warhol! This class will be experimental fun while learning about  these artists and their unique talents that heavily influenced 20th century creativity.

CRN 20293-142
Bess Lee
6 Tuesdays
9/16/14-10/21/14
4:45-6:15pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$119
Register By: 9/9/14