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Summer 2018 registration opens for Members on Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22 for Non-members 

Summer 2018

Introduction to Drawing (Ages 13-17)

Instructor: Donna Iona Drozda
Drawing is a fundamental artistic skill. Most great works of art begin with a simple sketch. This course will cover the fundamentals of drawing including value, line, positive and negative space, perspective and composition. A variety of subject matter is explored using pencil and charcoal, and other drawing materials. Students will also explore their creative voice through exercises in expression and creativity. Please bring pencil and paper; supplies will be discussed in more detail during the first class.
Members $100, Nonmembers $115

July 14 to August 18
Saturdays, 4 – 6pm
6 Weeks
SM1827
CLOSED

Teen Open Studio: Weaving an Identity

New Waves artist Stuart Shepard leads this workshop exploring how our identities can be translated through a simple process with infinite ability to be reinterpreted. Learn techniques on basic cardboard or wood frame looms. Materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring experimental material to weave with. Basic techniques for first-time weavers and more complicated techniques for those familiar with the process will be covered. This work is open to LQBTQ teens and their allies.

Teen Studio is a FREE drop-in workshop, stay for 5 minutes or the whole afternoon. No need to pre-register. Materials are provided, though feel free to bring in your go to sketchbook and any collage materials, drawings, ideas, etc

About the artist: Stuart Shepard, born 1996 in Richmond, Virginia, is currently pursuing a dual degree in Craft/Material Studies and Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Their work grapples with notions of materiality, gender, queerness, power, and history through weaving and other related fiber processes. Shepard has been weaving for almost two years and is particularly interested in the queering of objects, processes, and craft. Weaving is highlighted in much of their work as they ask the question: Is it possible to queer an inherently binary structure such as weaving? In addition to Virginia Commonwealth University, Shepard has studied at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Penland School of Craft, and Peters Valley School of Craft. Their work has appeared in the 2016 show, Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends at the University of Kentucky and won Best in Show at the 2017 VCU Undergraduate Juried Show.

Saturday, August 18 
12-4pm 
FREE

Visit our schedule of Teen Summer Art Camps 

Photo: Fresh Look Photography
Photo: Fresh Look Photography
Teen Open Studio: Weaving an Identity
Teen Open Studio: Weaving an Identity
Teen Art Classes at MOCA
Teen Art Classes at MOCA
Teen Open Studio: Artist Trading Cards
Teen Open Studio: Artist Trading Cards
Photo: Fresh Look Photography
Photo: Fresh Look Photography