The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced its summer art programming schedule for children and families. Programs are designed to offer children and their adult companions an opportunity to experience a wide range of artistic workshops and creativity-based lessons, experienced in combination with the museum’s current exhibits and collections. Programs to be offered are as follows:
THREE-DAY ART CAMPS
9:00 a.m.–noon (ages 6–8), 1:00–4:00 p.m. (ages 9–11)
Students will deepen their engagement in the artistic process and share their creations on the third day of the workshop at a show of the students’ work. Classes are taught by a NYS certified art educator. Program fee of $60 for non-members and $45 for members includes materials and museum admission for all three days.
June 29, 30, and July 1: Masterpiece Puppet Theater—Create an original puppet show with your own marionettes.
August 31, September 1 and 2: Art That Goes—Use art and objects related to transportation as inspiration for your own work.
THE ’TUTE FOR TOTS
Wednesdays through July and August, 10:00–11:30 am (ages 3–5)
An inspiring setting gives preschool children and their adult companions a chance to become familiar with the museum and explore and grow through art. Gallery visits are followed by an art activity in our studio. Workshops last one-and-a-half hours and are taught by a NYS certified art educator. Program fee: $5 per person for non-members or $4 per person for members.
July 7–Fishy Drawings
July 14–Resist Painting
July 21–Textures and Shapes
July 28–Funny Faces Sculptures
August 4–Popsicle Stick Buildings.
August 11–Animal Collage
August 18–Vegetable Growth Cycles Book
August 25–Landscape Collage
SUMMER IN THE CITY
Wednesdays through July and August, 1:00–4:00 p.m. (ages 12–15)
Experience the art of Albany. Instructors will lead neighborhood walks to examine shape, color, pattern, texture, and architecture. Use a variety of materials to create a collage inspired by the landscape design of Washington Park. Classes are taught by a NYS certified art educator. A fee of $20 per class for non-members and $15 for members per class includes materials and museum admission. Great for home school students.
July 7–One-Point Perspective Drawings
July 14–Watercolor Facades
July 21–Collagraph Building Prints
July 28–Ceramic Gargoyle Faces
August 4–Tunnel Book Cities
August 11–One Picture, Many Media
August 18–Botanical Brown Bag Books
August 25–Landscape Collage
THURSDAY ART WORKSHOPS
Through July and August, 9:00 a.m.–noon (ages 6–8)- 1:00–4:00 p.m. (ages 9–11)
Emphasizing fine art techniques, materials and vocabulary, children will experience inspiration and the many ways in which artists work. Classes are taught by a NYS certified art educator. A fee of $20 per class for non-members and $15 for members per class includes materials and museum admission.
July 8–Creating Mystery Creatures
July 22–Fabric Collage Totes
July 29–Textured Tessellations
August 5–My Fantastic Room
August 12–Photography: Making the New Old
August 19–Botanical Brown Bag Books
August 26–Narrative Collage
More information and online registration is available through the Albany Institute’s website at www.albanyinstitute.org. Public requests for additional information should be addressed to Barbara Collins, Education Coordinator, (518) 463-4478, ext. 405- [email protected].