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TEEN ART PROGRAM, AGES 13-18. The mission of Vita Art Center's Teen Art Program is to connect teenagers to contemporary visual art and artists in Ventura. Our Teen Art Program presents opportunities for young people to meaningfully interact with outstanding local artists from a variety of disciplines. During the art programs, students learn new skills and techniques while creating their own artwork with support and guidance.

Summer Camp Registration OPEN!

 
Ceramics Wheel, Week 1, Morning
150.00
  • WEEK 1, June 17 - June 21

  • 9am-12pm

  • Instructor: Wyatt Amend

  • Ages 10&Up

This class is designed for beginners thru intermediate and will provide instruction in a relaxed fun atmosphere with lots of help and encouragement. You will learn the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel. All materials and kiln firing are included in the class price. Pack a snack and beverage and dress in clothes you won't mind getting messy in.

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Teen Drawing Intensive, Week 1, Afternoon
120.00
  • Jun 18, 20, 21 (Tues, Thur, and Fri)

  • 1pm-5pm

  • Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray

  • Ages 13-18

The class will draw with a variety of media including graphite, ink and charcoal. Students engage in drawing projects that encourage creative expression, concept development, and advancement of basic drawing skills. We will draw 3D objects to increase knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line.

120.00
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Teen Ceramic Studio, Week 2, Afternoon
150.00
  • Week 2: June 24 - June 28

  • 1pm-4pm

  • Instructor: Wyn Matthews

  • Ages: 13-18

This class is designed for beginners thru intermediate and will provide instruction in a relaxed fun atmosphere with lots of help and encouragement. You will learn the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel. All materials and kiln firing are included in the class price.

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Teen, Print Making, Week 3, Afternoon
120.00
  • July 1 - July 5, No Class 7/4

  • 1pm-4pm

  • Instructor: Daniel Barnett

  • Ages 13-18

Learn the art of printmaking . We will learn techniques in relief, monotype, linoleum, and collograph.

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Teens, Urban Sketchbook, Week 4, Afternoon
150.00
  • Date: July 8 - July 12

  • Time: 1-4pm

  • Instructor: Daniel Barnett

  • Ages: 13-18

The purpose of this course is to learn to sketch on location - people, landscapes, cityscapes, and more. Build the skills an artist needs to draw vibrant city sketches and urban landscapes full of people. Learn to see the world one drawing at a time. Connect with the energy of place and capture the decisive moment.In this course, students learn to see pictorially on location. They will also develop a good foundation in basic drawing. We cover 2D and 3D shapes, proportions, silhouette, contouring, value, shadow, texture, and perspective. 

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Teen, Figure & Portrait Drawing, Week 5, Afternoon
130.00
  • Week 5: July 16, July 18, and July 19, Tues., Thurs., & Fri.

  • Time: 1-5pm

  • Ages: 13-18

  • Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray

Figure & portrait drawing are used to heighten skills of observation. Simple tools are taught which help students see the relationships of forms, shapes and values to each other and to the whole. Underlying anatomy is discussed to support the structure of the drawing. Students will draw from a costumed or draped model during this course.

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Ceramic Wheel, Week 5, Afternoon
150.00
  • WEEK 5, July 15-July 19

  • 1pm-4pm

  • Instructor: Wyatt Amend

  • Ages 10&Up

This class is designed for beginners thru intermediate and will provide instruction in a relaxed fun atmosphere with lots of help and encouragement. You will learn the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel. All materials and kiln firing are included in the class price. Pack a snack and drink. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy in.

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Teen, Visual Journaling, Week 6, Afternoon
150.00
  • Week 6: Jul 22 - July 26

  • 1-4pm

  • Ages 13-18

  • Instructor: Lauren Volk

Combining journaling and art, this class offers participants a unique opportunity to explore a variety of techniques in journal making, drawing, painting, collage, and more. Visual journaling is about connecting with your inner self and expressing yourself freely. This class will look at the intersections between imagination and making, sharpen observational skills, and a kick-start a practice of journaling.

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Teens, Visual Storytelling, Week 7
150.00
  • Week 7: July 29 - Aug 2

  • 1-4pm

  • Instructor: Chloe Wenz

  • Teen, ages 13-18

    Both graphic novels and comics are art forms where words and images can together tell a compelling story. Students will improve their drawing skills through the staging and drafting of an original visual story concept they create learning to use both artwork and language together. No illustration experience is necessary we will meet students at their skill level and assist each individual student to improve their skills, define their own style, and experiment with different processes.

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Ceramic Wheel, Week 7, Afternoon
150.00
  • WEEK 7, Jul 29 - Aug 2

  • 1pm-4pm

  • Instructor: Wyatt Amend

  • Ages 10&Up

This class is designed for beginners thru intermediate and will provide instruction in a relaxed fun atmosphere with lots of help and encouragement. You will learn the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel. All materials and kiln firing are included in the class price. Pack a snack and drink. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy in.

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Teen, Surrealist Pen & Ink, Week 8, Afternoon
150.00
  • Week 8: Aug 5- Aug 9

  • 1-4pm

  • Ages 13-18

  • Instructor: Lauren Volk

Explore the depths of your imagination. Reveal your wildest dreams. By using the techniques of the Surrealists, explore your subconscious as a valid form of reality. In this course students will be given a solid foundation in basic drawing techniques (contour drawing, cross hatching, scumbling, etc.) and the elements and principles of design (color, line, space, etc.) Then they will learn about the Surrealists and their revolutionary attempts to plum the subconscious and release their true creative potential. For their project, students will take what they have learned and merge it all together to create dream-like, surreal images inspired by the works of Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Merit Oppenheim, and their contemporaries.     

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VOLUNTEER AT VITA

Vita Art Center is looking for a select group of teens to volunteer in assisting our instructors in teaching art to youth. If you are 14 or older, dependable, love art and like working with younger children the Vita Art Center would like you to join our team of volunteers.