State of Create (Rising 7th-12th graders)
State of Create is the exciting drop-in art club for teenagers. The materials and techniques we’ll explore are challenging, the techniques professional, and the staff supportive. Come join us each Friday (except for July 4th) from 1 to 2:30 pm.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is a charitable, nonprofit organization that enhances life-long learning and community enrichment. Membership and other forms of support assist in creating transformative art experiences free of charge.
May 23: Make a statement
Based on the exhibition of John Augustus Walker’s Murals of Alabama, we’ll create collaborative murals to share opinions about topics you choose. Be prepared to work in a team.
May 30: Cast away
Using plaster and molten pewter, we’ll create small sculptures. Tools and materials will be sharp, hot, and dangerous today, so be careful!
June 6: Press ahead
Lithography is the process of using a stone (litho) to make an image (graphic). For this project, we’ll use polyester instead of stone, but the basic idea is the same (we’ll explain more when you get here; it’s complicated!). Also, there’s a really cool big press.
June 13 Booking it
No need to move fast, we’re making art books. Books using folded paper, cloth, and other materials can be a really interesting method to create works of art that are more than just a single image. Books are a dynamic powerful form to be creative with.
June 20: Keep it real
Drawing skills are the main point of this session. We’ll use still life set-ups and people to practice our realistic rendering techniques.
June 27: We weave
Sewing and weaving can be done in a wide range of materials, for some really cool effects. Crafty ideas that are hot on Pinterest and Etsy might inspire you to create some cool fabric, yarn, and sewn objects.
July 11: Cut and run
Papercraft has become increasingly popular in the past couple of years. Using templates and instructions we’ll make intricate folded paper sculptures, and for the real challenge, invent our own. Tools will be sharp at this session.
July 18: Brush it off
Let’s spend some time painting. This fun session with canvas, acrylic paint, and all sorts of brushes will let you explore one of the most popular art media.
July 25: Like a rock
Making mosaics is a great way to make a very durable, long-lasting work of art. Using stone, glass, ceramic, and masonry, we’ll make some neat mosaics.
August 1: Carve a path
Sculpture has so many possible techniques: we’ll play around with some of them to see what we can create.
August 8: Take a shot
Bring a camera today, and learn about famous artists and their techniques. Shared Vision is a great exhibition to discuss photography, as it’s pretty much every cool photographer ever. We’ll play around with long-exposure light drawing too.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University