The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the winter 2020 session of Art Fridays, its popular youth arts-learning program at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The session will run from February 7 to March 20 and focus on paper and book arts—covering techniques such as book construction and binding to block printing, painting with paper and transferring images onto paper. The Art Fridays program is geared toward 5th to 8th graders (9-13 years of age).
Classes are led by experienced instructors and practicing artists. Following the winter session, students will be invited to display their work during April and May in the VAC’s Classroom Gallery, coinciding with the 2020 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival.
Registration fees for the Art Fridays seven-week series are $72, or $12 per class (scholarships are available). All classes are limited to 15 students. Classes are held each Friday, 3:45pm to 5:45pm in the Newport Visual Art Center’s main classroom. Online registrations can be made at https://forms.gle/fZpdLApBWsQiddyt9. For more information (or to register), contact Sara Siggelkow, OCCA’s Arts Learning Coordinator, at 541-574-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Fridays Winter 2020 Session Class Schedule
February 7, 14 and 21: Introduction to Book Arts. Students learn about folded-book and stitched-book construction, and surface design. Students create at least two books with covers and embellishments. Instructors: Jackie Wygant, Janet Webster and Sara Siggelkow
February 28: Block Printing. Students learn how to take an image from idea to stamp that can be used on multiple surfaces. Instructor: Deb Sether
March 6: Block Printing. Students use different colors and textures of cut and torn paper to create a picture/image. Instructor: Eileen Hearne
March 13: Image Transfer. Students take their favorite image and transfer it to different types off paper to create a journal page. Instructor: Deb Sether
March 20: Dynamic Books. Students make a book which is also a moving piece of art. Instructors: Janet Webster and Sara Siggelkow.