Summer 2020 at Eckford Street Studio
While COVID-19 has forced us to close our doors, it cannot keep us from bringing you art! We've got lots of chances for kids, teens, and adults to participate in interactive, virtual classes all summer. We are also hopeful we might be able to run small group classes in August (as an educational and cultural organization, we will be permitted to re-open in Phase 4), for adults if not kids too, and will share those updates as we have them. Finally, we are rolling out new initiatives in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and will be here with you and your families as a community resource throughout this fight for racial and social justice. We are, and always have been, your community art studio. Please email us with questions, concerns, feedback, and suggestions!
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Art as Contemplative Practice: Explore the connection between mindfulness and creativity with teaching artist Reuben Lorch-Miller. Drop in and pay what you wish on Sundays from 4:30-6:00pm EST! Weekly, starting July 12th.
FOR TWEENS & TEENS
ESS Art Club: Art making (including drawing instruction and explorations in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more!) for students ages 11-15 with teaching artist Stefanie Lewin. Drop in and pay what you wish on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30pm EST! Weekly, starting July 7th.
Virtual Summer Art Workshops: Week-long art workshops for rising K-5th graders centered around a variety of themes, led by a different teaching artist each week (click the link to see the full schedule). Advance registration is required, and tuition fees cover five mornings of interactive group classes, one-on-one lessons with ESScp teaching artists, pre-recorded tutorials, and an Art Kit containing everything you'll need for a week of art making! Week-long sessions start July 6th.
Community Wednesdays: Art making for students ages 5-11 with teaching artist Stefanie Lewin. Drop in and pay what you wish on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30pm EST! Weekly, starting July 8th.
Build Your Own Art Club: Gather up your closest friends and create your own summer art club! Work with an ESS teaching artist to create a 5-week program tailored to your children's interests. 90-minute classes include looking at art and learning about artists, exploring new materials and methods, extended activities and additional resources for more art learning and fun away from the screen, and lots of chances to share creativity and inspiration with friends! Weekly through July and August.
FOR LOCAL BLACK AND POC ARTISTS
Windows for Black Lives: A paid opportunity to transform our studio windows into a public art installation in support of the Black Lives Matter movement! The call for proposals is open to Black and POC artists for the months of July and August.
ESS Art Kits: Bring the art studio home! ESS Art Kits are curated packs of materials that are sure to inspire lots of art making and creativity this summer. $75 includes a hand-picked selection of high-quality supplies, delivered anywhere in the country, and two complementary drop-in classes. Buy one for yourself, or purchase a kit for a family in need!
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Activity: Sketchbooks and Drawing Games
A sketchbook is an important tool for many artists. Among other things, it can serve as a portable studio, when you are not able to make it to yours! In this demo, artists will learn to make a sketchbook from any piece of paper with a single cut. Then we will practice some drawing games that can be played alone, or with a partner!
Paper, ideally 8.5” x 11” or larger
Pencil, any kind
Paper plate or stiff piece of paper or cardboard
Questions to ask your child before you watch:
How do you like to use your sketchbook?
What else might a sketchbook be used for?
Activities included in recorded demo:
Making a poncho sketchbook
Neverending shape game
A thousand lines game
Blind contour drawing
Reflection questions to ask your child:
Which drawing activity would you like to try again? What might you do differently?
Which drawing surprised you the most?
What will you put on the blank page of your book?
We welcome photos or videos of students sharing their work! Please email to email@example.com.
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