Teen Art Summer Workshops are sponsored by the following: Schmidbauer Lumber Company, Living Education & Arts Foundation, AT&T, California Arts Council State Local Partner Program, Mel & Grace McLean Foundation, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust & US Bank
In addressing the needs of the youth in Humboldt County, the Humboldt Arts Council is determined to provide an empowering atmosphere for teens. In the past, these youth programs have been provided once a month from June to August at no cost and are aimed at engaging youth in a safe and creative environment. This year we are looking at the weekend of June 25th and 26th to hold an intensive artist workshop. This course is specifically designed with the teenage artist ages (13 to 17) in mind. In this course, students will produce artwork from three different disciplines: Drawing, Painting, and printmaking. Students will be exposed to a variety of tools, materials and techniques that will create a general comfort for their future use and development. To round out our program, we will look at historical and contemporary works of art for a deeper appreciation of the influence and impact visual arts has on our lives. Students will be exposed to the principles of design and advanced color theory. Whether the teen is a beginner, or an experienced artist, this class will allow every student to gain a greater understanding of the fundamentals of creating art.
The class will be lead by Artist/Teacher Kacie Flynn. Kacie attended Humboldt State University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Art degree with an emphasis in Studio and Art Education. She earned her certificate in Museum and gallery practice. Her personal art revolves around figure drawing and painting with mixed mediums and she was recently invited to show at the First Street Gallery’s Young Alumni exhibition.