dA Offerings June and July 2014 Art & Literature

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Photo of dA Writer in Residence Scott Noon Creley   – 

Scott Noon Creley holds an MFA in writing from California State University, Long Beach. He is one of the founding directors of The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival. His work has been featured in the collection Bear Flag Republic, and in quality journals as diverse as ”Sentence”,”Miramar”, and ”Carnival Literary Magazine”. He is the author of Digging a Hole to The Moon, is a poetry collection from Spout Hill Press. Scott Creley writes futurist material for corporations trying to stay on the bleeding edge, and has drafted material for many mercilessly huge corporate juggernauts, including companies who would crush him should he violate their NDAs. He also works as a digital artist and web designer. Visit ScottCreley.com to follow his exploits and keep up with his work.

Check out the avenues for self expression at the dA…………..

dA Summer Studio Classes 2014

Figure Drawing, Clay, Madalas, 3D Sculptures, Puppetry, Photography & Writing 

Mondays – 

Life Drawing – Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, pay-as-you-go life drawing sessions allow you to develop or refine your life drawing skills. These intimate life drawing sessions allow you to draw the figure at your own pace The dA provides the model and the moderator. You provide your own drawing supplies. (Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release form to attend)  Lead by Chuck Fogg 

Monday 9 am – 3:30 pm  – $20  Saturday 9 am – Noon – $10 

Mandala Mondays: Explore the traditional form of mandalas in nature and cultural art and spiritual practices. Learn to let go and create intentional art with a central composition, while experimenting with drawing, painting and collage techniques. Lead by Aida Lugo Ages 12 & up $10 

Monday 2:30 – 6:30 pm 

Tuesdays – 

dA Write Club at the dA every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Participants simply write. At the end of each session, hang out to bounce ideas off each other. Every Friday, John will help you to publish your work!  Free for teens and adults. 9 – Noon 

Tuesday 9 am  – noon 

Creative ARTS – Enjoy exploring and discovering your creativity through a variety of mediums like drawing, painting, collage, jewelry, and assemblage infused with music and literature. All levels welcome. 

Tuesday 10 am  – Noon $10

 

Essay Writing Class Proposal:

The class would consist of teaching high school and beginning college level essays. It would include learning to write a well-written academic paper for a prompt. Techniques taught would include timed essays, research papers, analytical essays, as well as the Senior Project Paper and college application essays and learning to differentiate between them. Appropriate for students  who will be high school Juniors through college Freshman in the coming Fall. Lead by Liz M Fee $10

Tuesday 6:30 – 8 pm 

Wednesday – 

dA Write Club at the dA every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Participants simply write. At the end of each session, hang out to bounce ideas off each other. Every Friday, John will help you to publish your work!  Free for teens and adults. 9 – Noon 

Wednesday 9 am  – noon 

_3D Wednesdays: sculpture assemblages created using anything! (Found objects, recycled materials assembled with wire, sewing, drilling.) Come discuss how objects relate to another in space and how we connect with objects physically and mentally. Come see and be inspired by artists that are using this method to create their work. Lead by Aida Lugo Ages 12 & up $10

Wednesday  2:30 – 6:30 pm 

 

Researching and Applying to College Class:

 This class is a one day course that will discuss everything from researching colleges all the way through the college application process. It will discuss where and how to research colleges, questions to ask university representatives, where to look for scholarship opportunities, as well as the types of colleges and how to find your best match in a school. Students and  Parents are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 6:30  – 9 pm  

Thursday – 

dA Write Club at the dA every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Participants simply write. At the end of each session, hang out to bounce ideas off each other. Every Friday, John will help you to publish your work!  Free for teens and adults. 9 – Noon 

Thursday 9 am  – noon 

Printmaking with“Uncle Bacon”. Students will hand carve a linoleum or a wood block, apply ink, and use the Hurton designed press to produce original works of art. Relief images are well suited for cards, posters, and printing on fabric. Relief printmaking is one of the oldest printmaking techniques and it is a process all ages and levels can enjoy. 

Thursday Noon – 4 pm & 6 – 8 pm

 

Clay Studio – Explore hand building and sculpture techniques. Students work on projects of their own choice once basic skills have been achieved.   medium. ~ Artist Statement ~   I think nature offers us beautiful views of our world. In just the simplest of its expression, there is beauty.I feel inspired by nature and hope to reflect and do justice to its beauty. In the end, I hope by sharing my work that I may inspire others to take a closer look at natural, gain piece from it,see it’s value in our lives   and find it in their heart to preserve it. Lead by with JoAnne Campanella.  All levels are welcome. $60/ 4 week session Includes materials.

Thursday  6:30 – 9:00 PM  

 

Special Life Drawing Session  – A four week course that covers drawing the human anatomy from basic to advanced rendering. Week One will cover drawing the spinal structure and using it as a gestural base. Week Two will cover drawing the human skeletal structure. Week Three will cover drawing the muscular structure. Week Four will focus on drawing the human body realistically by utilizing the all of the knowledge from the three previous sessions. At the end of every lesson Students will engage in a critique of their work. The subject of the lessons may change with time, but to start I will be teaching beginning level Life Drawing. Lead by Quinn Salazar  $100 (Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release form to attend)

Thursday 7 – 10 pm  –  June 19 & 26, July 3 & 10

[This Workshop will also offer scholarships to those who wish to attend a four week class but cannot afford to do so. A prospective student will write a short essay on why Art is important to them and what they hope to achieve by studying the human form. Ideally, a prospective student will utilize the class to create pieces for a portfolio and enhance their drawing skills.] 

Friday – 

Performance Puppet Fridays: Bring a character, idea, story or poem to life, in this workshop. Create shows and build different styles of puppets. Learn about this historical art form and it’s usage to spread messages throughout time. Perform in costumes, and stage an experience for a close audience or take it to the streets: as in zocalo, mardi gras festivals, parades or marches. Lead by Aida Lugo Ages 12 & up $10. 

Friday  2:30 – 6:30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday – 

Life Drawing – Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, pay-as-you-go life drawing sessions allow you to develop or refine your life drawing skills. These intimate life drawing sessions allow you to draw the figure at your own pace The dA provides the model and the moderator. You provide your own drawing supplies. (Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release form to attend)  Lead by Chuck Fogg – $10 

Saturday 9 am – Noon 

Clay – 

Make tiles, coil pots, figures, vases, pinch pots, anything you want, with as much or as little help as you need!  No previous clay experience necessary, all ages welcome.  The pieces you create will be fired and available for pick up the following week.  Lead by  Phoebe Millerwhite   $12.50 per person  (Clay, tools,&  as needed instruction included.)

Saturday Morning    9:30 – Noon

Explore the Art of Film Photography

Develop and strengthen your photography skills with a critical approach to the photographic process. Students will learn how to express their artistic interests and explore contemporary approaches to the photographic process, while developing their own unique style. Students will learn about the history of photography and will undergo critiques of their photographs.  They will also learn all the technical aspects of the camera. 

Lead by Joshua Ramirez ages 12 & up – $5 per person, per session includes materials. (Film, Camera)

Saturdays: 10:30am to 12:30
 

2 nd Saturday Pomona  Art Walk 

 

3rd Saturday Guest Author/ Poet & Open Mic 7 pm

 

Sunday – 

1st Sunday  of every month 1 pm Writer/Poet Workshop

Writer /Poet Summer offerings 

June

Workshop: Writing About the Supernatural with Christoper Allen Poe – 6/8 @ 1PM – 3PM.

Valley Poets Reading: Scott Creley, Clifton Snider & Open Mic – 6/21 @ 7:00PM

Write Club: Tues-Thursday 9AM-12PM

 

July 

Workshop: Writing Science Fiction – 7/6 @ 1-3PM

Valley Poets Reading: Alexsis Francher & Open Mic – 7/19 @ 7PM

Write Club: Tues-Thursday 9AM-12PM

 

August 

Workshop: Writing Graphic Novels – Both artists and writers welcome – 8/3 @ 1PM-3PM.

Valley Poets Reading: Lois Jones, Murray Thomas, & Open Mic – 8/16

Write Club: Tues-Thursday 9AM-12PM

Poetry & Print Collaboration: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25. @ time TBA

 

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