Choose from 2 different 4-week sessions in September & October
Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm EST @Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Susanne Bowling
Join us for a new afterschool art program designed especially for grades 4-6th! Each session is thoughtfully designed by veteran art educator, Susanne Bowling. Age-appropriate, educational, and fun, each week is chocked full of a variety of art techniques that build upon each other to produce finished art work at the end of the session. Students will be able to experiment with lots of different materials while honing their drawing, painting, design, and composition skills in each class. Sign up for one or both! Materials are included. No experience is necessary. Just a willingness to learn and try new techniques! Limited to 10 students. Held at Townsend Atelier’s spacious facility in the Arts Building in downtown Chattanooga. Free parking in our lot adjacent to the facility.
See details below for dates and class descriptions.
Session I | Painting on Silk (registration closed)
September 12, 19, 26, October 3
In this class, students will create their own design that they will ultimately transfer to a painting with special dyes on silk using gutta resist. We will study Asian art and begin by creating line drawings from nature with attention to detail. Students will learn how to use complementary colors to bring out the shapes and focal points of a composition that will be used as their final design. Students will have plenty of time to practice their designs on paper before transferring them to their final silk painting that they can take home and display.
Session II | Still Life Painting (just one spot left)
October 17, 24, 31, November 7
If you like to draw and to paint, this session is for you! Students will begin by setting up a still life of favorite objects and learn about contour line drawing and composition. Students will photograph their still life, set up, and begin a drawing. Students will learn about the color wheel, values, and composition and create a small colored sketch of their ideas. The final artwork will be created with pastels and watercolor pencils topped off with their own gilded frame to take home and display.
About the Instructor:
Susanne Bowling has been an art educator for over 20 years, working with both children and adults.
Her greatest desire is to see others engage with their innate creativity and find fulfillment in visual art making. Susanne loves to travel and always grabs an opportunity to visit art museums. She teaches art to middle schoolers and also facilitates art workshops on a wide range of art mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, oil, printmaking, mosaics, murals, collage, and textiles. She and her husband have three grown children and all live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.