CIC Summer Studio 2015
Five weeks. Four art mediums. Four adventures.
Tuesdays and Fridays, July 7 - August 4
Spots available: 14
Poetry asks us to observe the world around us, listen, and be mindful of our surroundings. On Tuesday, students will hike to Barclay Lake (an easy 4.4 miles round trip). We’ll learn about this beautiful glacial lake and take the time to artistically document our surroundings in written forms and sketches. We’ll meet back at the Aquarium on Friday to share our thoughts and writings, then work to create a final piece of poetry, creative writing or non-fiction.
Tuesday: 10am–4:30pm; Friday: 10am-noon
On Tuesday, we’ll take a look in our own backyard. Students will start with their sketchbooks at Golden Gardens Park, where sea cucumbers, sea stars and other creatures can be seen at low tide. We’ll continue to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to talk about the salmon fish ladder. Ending the day at a local restaurant, we’ll talk to food suppliers about what they’re doing to provide sustainable options in the city. On Friday, students will continue working on their drawings and sketches.
Tuesday: 10am–4pm; Friday: 10am–noon
Printmaking doesn’t have to be limited to fancy equipment and large studies. Prints can be made using everyday objects and paints. On Tuesday, we’ll travel to Bainbridge Island’s IslandWood environmental learning center to explore the campus and learn about sustainability. Later we’ll work with artists to create unique prints using leaves, rocks and other found objects. Students will meet at the Aquarium on Friday to continue working with non-traditional forms of printmaking for a final piece.
Tuesday: 9am–4:30pm; Friday: 10am-noon
The Seattle Aquarium is dedicated to protecting our marine environment, and we’re also part of a larger conservation effort by various organizations around the area. On Tuesday, we’ll pair up with the Woodland Park Zoo’s teen volunteers to get their take on working at a zoo, learn about the Zoo’s conservation efforts, and meet animals from around the world. We’ll work together to photograph the entire zoo experience: whether that’s focusing on the animals, the visitors, or people working at the zoo. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras but will have the ability to sign out DSLRs and GoPros to use during the trip. On Friday, students will work to edit and select the final image(s) to present to the class.
Tuesday: 10am–2pm; Friday: 10am–noon
Week Five—Final Project:
Having just spent four weeks creating four different projects, students will meet back on Tuesday to work on finalizing their four pieces. Conversations about the artistic process, conservation, and what they’ve learned is encouraged. We’ll also talk about how we’ll present the final pieces for our final exhibition.