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Summer Art Camp for Teens

  • Howard's Art & Frames 1256 Dual Hwy Hagerstown, MD 21740 United States (map)
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In this ten-hour camp, students will learn basic (and more advanced for those with experience) drawing and value techniques as a preparation to working toward a full-color painting. Students will work through exercises and also work from direct observation and photos.

Two classes will be dedicated to value and line drawing and then transition from pencil to color media for classes 3 and 4. Individual attention will assist students with little or some experience. The goal is for students to gain drawing skills, learn how to organize a composition, and how to develop a full color palette using acrylic paint on canvas board.

The subject will be still life (students are encouraged to bring an old tennis shoe, or hiking boot, or heeled shoe for first class to use in a still life). Full color painting will be based on direct observation sunflower still life. Second painting will be student’s choice of subject (will need photos).

Camp Dates: Jul. 16th - Jul. 19th

Times: 10am-12:30pm

Ages: 8th grade - 12th grade

Cost: $125 + $120 supply kit (supplies may also be purchased separately)

Registration Fee: $25* (will be applied to cost of class on first day)

Duration: 4 days

Teacher: David Bottini (Read more about David Bottini here.)

About the teacher: David Bottini brings 30 years of experience teaching art and a lifetime working as a professional artist to assisting young artists.  He studied painting at the The Rhode Island School of Design, The Maryland Institute, and earned his MFA from The Savannah College of Art & Design.

Bottini’s paintings are featured in national art publications and his paintings are exhibited and collected throughout the United States. He is pleased to have been the Peoples Choice award recipient for the 2018 & 2019 Cumberland Valley Exhibit.

Register online, call or stop in with payment to reserve your spot. (Limited space available.)

10 % OFF Supplies for Howard's Students
When you sign up for a class at Howard's we will provide you with a 10% off card that will be valid through the duration of the class on art supply purchases.

*The registration fee is a non-refundable fee to reserve your space in the class. If you cancel more than a week before class we will refund your registration fee. If the class is cancelled we will refund your registration fee.

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