Summer Arts Enrichment classes sponsored by Meadville Council on the Arts are being offered for students entering grades three and higher at the Market House (second floor) starting in June. The art classes taught by professional art teachers encourage creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students will have fun exploring many different types of media while learning about the principles and elements of arts.
The classes are held Monday through Friday with a morning session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Beginning the week of June 23, the morning session will be a Zentangles class taught by Mike Saletra. Students will create drawings from their doodles and transfer them to canvas board using acrylic paint. In the afternoon session, Saletra will teach a photography class in which students will use disposable cameras to capture the beauty of their surroundings.
In the morning session during the week of July 14, Michelle Kearns will be teaching a class, "It's All About Me, " where students will explore their personality and create life size self-portraits and identity boxes. In the afternoon session, Vickie Clark will be offering a mosaic class for beginners and advanced students. Students will create several projects using a variety of materials such as tile and glass pieces, jewels and beads.
During the month of August there will be two weeks of classes. From August 4 through 8, Janice Courtney will be teaching drawing classes. The morning session will be for students in grades 3-5 and the afternoon session will be for students in grades 6 and up. Students will concentrate on representational drawings using different drawing tools while increasing their observation skills. From Aug. 11 through 15, the morning session will feature Megan Whitten teaching a jewelry class using reclaimed materials. In the afternoon session, Jennifer DeMarco-Shaw will be offering a sculpture class in which students will have the opportunity to create 3-D projects using many different media.