Saturday Classes for Middle School Students

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students allow budding artists ages 11-13 the opportunity to build skills in different areas of artmaking, learn from the American art collection, and to meet new friends who share common interest. 

Classes take place in the Connelly Foundation Community Education Center in the Historic Landmark Building and the Digital Lab in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building.  Classes are two hours in length, students are encouraged to bring snack and dress for a little mess.

DRAWING FOR COMICS

October 20 - December 15 (no class November 24) 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m

If you can think it, we can draw it! This course looks at the tools, materials and techniques to get you started in the comic arts. Learn about figure proportion, character creation, perspective, facial expressions and clothing. Work with other young artists to storyboard a collaborative adventure. There will also be a supervised field trip to look at some cool comics. All materials provided.

Teaching Artist: Matt McKnight

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ANIMATION

October 20 - December 15 (no class November 24)

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn basic figure drawing skills and transition to animating your personal creations. Students will work both individually and collaboratively on projects to create unique characters, settings and stories. This class will work on both 2D and 3D animation skills, and using PAFA’s Digital Lab, students will work with a variety of tools and computer software to generate movement, edit video, and add sound. All materials provided.

Teaching Artist: Erica Verbas

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