The CVA School of Art is holding Art Camp: Egypt Past & Present during the first two weeks of August.
Can't make it for the whole week?
Special Wednesday August 3 OR Wednesday August 10....walk-in registration 1-4:30pm. Students grades K-3 and grades 4-8. Bring a snack. Enjoy all the art projects for only $25. Kids will make scarabs and jewelry, sarcophagus and hieroglyphic designs, tablas and tambourines, and more. Don't miss out on Egypt! Contact the CVA 715-842-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open invitation to CVA Students past and present, young and old!: Bring up to three artworks for display in the CVA Student Exhibit. Deliver art to the CVA Giftshop Tues July 26 through Friday July 29. New this year: your art can be for sale! Contact 715-842-4545 or email@example.com for more info.
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT of Kids' Open Studios at the CVA Summer School of Art. Oodles of art projects! Tues, Wed, Thur from 1-4pm. Pay as you go in the CVA Giftshop. Hint hint Wed is Art Play Date so bring a friend for free! Contact the CVA 715-842-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk Like an Egyptian! The CVA School of Art has Art Camp: Egypt Past & Present coming up! Week One is August 1-5; Week Two is August 8-12. Space is limited! Scholarships are available but you need to apply. Contact 715-842-4545 or email@example.com to register.
CVA School of Art starts up Kids' Open Studios June 14th thru July 28th. Tues-Wed-Thur from 1-4pm. Walk-in registration, pay as you go! Only $20 per session, all supplies included. Age-appropriate art lessons led by talented local artists based on National Standards of Visual Arts Education. Join in the fun! Hint: Wed is Art Play Date, bring a friend for free! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-842-4545.
Creating Visual Separation of Foreground and Background
Recently I was painting pleine air near my home in Tomahawk, Wisconsin and had to deal with a common painting challenge--separating foreground from background. The values were very similar and the background was quite busy, but the temperatures varied. This temperature difference was the key to the solution. I "pushed" that difference (cooled down) while simplifying the background and VOILA, the foreground popped! A simple solution to a common problem.
Looking for books! The CVA "library" is in need of children's picture books for use in a variety of kid's art classes. We love to involve story time to round-out lesson plans. We also love literature connecting with art. Even older kids use book art for inspiration. If you'd like to donate your gently used picture books, contact the CVA 715-842-4545 or email@example.com
Today a Pre-K class from John Marshall Elementary (along with their teacher and aides) fluttered on in to the CVA School of Art to enjoy a colorful collage project tailored just right. Led by CVA instructor Nancy Laliberte, 18 pairs of little hands busily tore, snipped and glued their own designs onto prepared paper stock. An introductory book reading and tour of the Loft Gallery added to the inspiration. Skills learned involved color, balance, contrast and much more. No two butterflies were alike! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your own art experience.
Today, the CVA had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful group of third graders (and their teacher with attendant Moms!) from Statford WI. With only one hour to spare in their busy day, they toured the CVA's main gallery to review the current exhibit Lost & Found. Led by Valerie Berkely, CVA Curriculum Director, the kids were put to task! Already well-versed in the ideas of using materials both recycled and repurposed, the kids used their powers of close observation to "find" specific items that were "lost" within the artwork on view. Competition aside, the kids vied for the highest counts. How many keys did they see? How many dogs? How many books? How many blocks? You get the picture! Notebooks in hand, the kids tallied their results while discussing the various symbols and meanings presented in the artworks displayed. Everyone enjoyed finding a new outlook on art. Stop by this exhibit for yourself....you might be surprised at what you find!
Do you love pastel art as much as we do? Have you ever wanted to create your very own pastel painting? Are you a beginner? Well then, we have the workshops for you! Kay Brathol-Hostvet is scheduled to teach two separate all day workshops here at the CVA on May 21 and 22. Call 715-842-4545 to register. And know that ALL SUPPLIES are provided, courtesy of the CVA.
No need to pre-register. Pay at the CVA Gift Shop cashier. Bring work in progress for gentle critique and guidance. All experience levels welcome. Professional instructor well versed in acrylic, oil and watercolor. Work on value studies, color harmonies, transparent layers. Wet paintings may be conveniently stored in classroom between sessions. Instructor Valerie Berkelyhttp://www.berkelydesign.com/