Kids summer art classes to offer range of inspiration, projects

July 6, 2017  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

Bonifas Arts Center instructor Eddie Moritz never focuses on only one style of art; she gains inspiration from artists who are sometimes shockingly different.

In this spirit, she will guide young artists in hands-on explorations of the very different styles, lives, and techniques of four celebrated artists at “Summer Art at the Bonifas: Drawn into Summer” classes Thursdays, July 6-27.

Artists can get inspired by Frida Kahlo on July 6, Andy Warhol on July 13, Claude Monet on July 20, and James A. McNeill Whistler on July 27.

Throughout the four-class series, students will experiment with collage, colored pencils, and tempera and watercolor paints, said Moritz.

Collins Scott, 8, took his collage a step further during the first session at the Bonifas and made a 3-D collage.

"I was gluing pictures out of a magazine but I didn't have enough room so I started to make little posts that stick up and I started putting things on them and now they look little trees," he said.

Students can sign up for morning or afternoon classes, either 10:30 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 2 p.m. Each class costs $5, or the entire series costs $16.

The classes are designed for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. However, the classes are open to ages 6-106.


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