VISUAL ARTS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 2021-2022
SUMMER VISUAL ARTS CAMPS, CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
ART! DANCE! MUSIC! CAMP
Ages 3-6
Monday-Thursday | 10:00am-12:45pm
1 week - $265 | 2 weeks - $500 
3 weeks - $700

Session 1: June 7-10
Session 2: June 14-17
Session 3: June 21-24
NEW Session 4 June 28-July 1
DAC VISUAL ARTS STUDIO

If you would like to register for more than 1 week, please call the office at 203-655-8683 to register and receive a discount.
CARTOONING/COMIC STRIP CAMP
TIM CRONIN
Grades 1-4
9:30-11:30am
July 12-15
$176

DAC VISUAL ARTS STUDIO
KIDS LOVE
PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Grades 5-8
2:45pm-4:45pm
July 19-22
$180

DAC VISUAL ARTS STUDIO
FANTASY MAP DESIGN - Here Be Dragons! Lord of the Rings worlds, Narnia, Hogwarts, Atlas & others
MOKI KOKORIS
Grades 5-8
10:15am-1:15pm (20 min break)
July 19-23
$350

DAC VISUAL ARTS STUD

FALL CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
FOR STUDENTS
CLASSES
TIM CRONIN 
Grades 1-4 | Monday, 4:10-5:10pm | Sept. 20-Dec. 6 | $250
Students will design their own characters and learn to use them in a one-panel cartoon and three-panel comic strip. They will study facial expressions and body language as it relates to cartooning. Instruction in creating mood and suspense using color theory, composition and perspective will be put into practice as we explore cartooning in comic books and graphic novels for children. Storyboards and caricature will also be included. New projects and fun activities are planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
JANA POWERS
Grades 5-8 | Tuesday, 4:10-5:40pm | Sept. 21-Nov. 30 | $360
In this course, students will learn to navigate and properly utilize art programs for computers. The class will focus on foundational art concepts and how they are applied in a digital medium. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to explore the applications of digital illustration. Students are to bring an iPad or laptop and tablet every week. Recommended programs to download before class include Krita, Procreate (for iPad), Adobe Photoshop, and Clip Studio Paint.

ART EXPLORATIONS
NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Grades 1-4 | Wednesday, 3:45-4:45pm | $90
Session 1 | Oct. 6-27
Session 2 | Nov. 17-Dec. 8
In this course, the budding artist will learn the basic techniques of all forms of art, through a wide variety of materials such as watercolor and pastels ink. Students will explore ideas related to nature, family, sports, animals and more. This class will emphasize the importance of expressing each child’s unique creativity through art, and allow students to use their imagination in new and exciting ways. New and returning students from Session 1 are welcomed and encouraged to attend Session 2!

DRAWING AND PAINTING
STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO
Grades 5-8 | Wednesday, 5-6:30pm | Sept. 23-Dec. 15 | $360
All levels are welcome. The class will include traditional and experimental materials. Students will draw figures, landscapes, portraits, still life as well as images from their imaginations. Technical drawing skills will be developed while individual creativity will be encouraged. New projects will be planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

PAINT AND PASTE: MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE
ERIKA CAPUTO
Grades 1-4 | Thursday, 3:45-4:45pm | Oct. 21-Dec. 16 | $220
No class November 25th
In this exciting new class, come use your imagination to create a collage capturing your interests and passions. DAC instructor Erika Caputo will lead students from start to finish on the creation of their collage, with a variety of materials including paint, magazine clippings, fabric and more, all presented on a large canvas.

DIGITAL IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY: THE GREAT OUTDOORS
BRIEN ADAMS
Grades 5-8 | Friday, 3:40-4:40pm | Sept. 24-Dec. 3 | $176
No class November 26th
Students of all ages learn to use their digital device to capture exciting and unique photos, using the world around them as inspiration. Each class will start with exploring elements outside of the classroom in the surrounding grounds, and students will then come back inside to critique their photos. Some of the photography skills that will be covered include: rule of thirds, filling the frame, negative space, scale and focal point. Students are to bring their own digital point and shoot camera, or IPhone.


FOR ADULTS
CLASSES
CALLIGRAPHY ROUNDHAND - THE ENGROSSER'S SCRIPT
MOKI KOKORIS
Adult | Tuesday, 7-9pm | Sept. 21-Oct.26 | $295
This course is an introduction to ornamental handwriting done with an oblique pointed pen and a flexible steel nib. A precursor to Copperplate, the Engrosser's Script, sometimes referred to as Roundhand, is a beautiful flowing script composed of delicate hairline strokes and contrasting thicker downward lines, controlled solely by the amount of pressure on the tip of the pen nib. Originating in Italy in the 17th century, it rapidly became the dominant writing style because of a growing commercial need for a script that could be written more quickly than traditional calligraphy.
You'll be following a step-by-step process from basic pen strokes to individual letters to full words to sentences… and voila! It won't be long before you have a brand new, useful and versatile alphabet style that is easily adaptable to your own penmanship style for use on invitations, informal business announcements, or notes to friends... and maybe even secret admirers. Whether you simply wish to improve your handwriting or have a sudden urge to hand-copy the Declaration of Independence, come take an oblique pen for a test drive.

ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
SIP AND PAINT: STILL LIFE
STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO
Adult | Friday, October 15th, 7-9pm |$50
Come to the DAC and be a master for a day! DAC painting instructor and artist Stephanie Lush-Mastriano will lead this vibrant and exciting workshop that is open to beginners or seasoned painters. A beautiful floral still life will be present, and the class will learn how to create their own interpretation of the beautiful scene. All materials will be provided, all levels welcome.

WREATH WORKSHOPS
ERIKA CAPUTO
Adult | Friday, December 3rd, 7-9pm | Friday, December 10th, 7-9pm | $70 per workshop
This DAC holiday tradition returns! Come join us for a festive wreath making workshop and a ladies night out! Bring your friends! Wreaths and materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring extra decorations to give your wreath a more personalized look. Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO wine and refreshments.