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Fall Youth Art Classes & Workshops @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

FALL 2016 YOUTH CLASSES @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

For more information on Telfair’s education programs, classes, studio workshops, and registration, call 912.790.8823 or visit telfair.org/learn

All events are located in the Jepson Center at 207 West York St. on
Telfair Square, unless otherwise noted

Portfolio Builder: Drawing I
Ages: 10–14
Thursdays, Sept. 22–Oct. 20,
4:30–6pm
Members $100 / non-members $125
Instructor: Marisa Lilje
This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. In Drawing I, students will develop a strong grasp and understanding of foundational drawing—a great class for students wishing to expand or refine their art portfolios. New students welcome! Register online here. 

Videogame Development
Ages: 10–16, Thursdays, Sept. 22–Oct. 20, 4:30–6pm
Members $100 / non-members $125
Instructor: Johnathan Bushnell
In this five-week class, students will build their own videogames. Students will explore, play, and develop videogames while learning the basics of computer programming using Game Maker. Suitable for beginners or intermediate-level participants with a fun-loving personality, this workshop requires no previous programming
experience. All materials are provided. Register online here. 

Museum Sketch Crawl
Ages: teen to adult
Sat. Oct. 1, 2:30–5pm
Free with registration; email bradleyk@telfair.org or call 912.790.8823.
Tour One Hundred Years of Harmony, and take time to find the harmony in the objects and environments of our three museum sites. We will meet at the Jepson Center at 2:30pm to enjoy a leisurely group tour of the exhibition and sketch inside the galleries. Then, we will travel to the Telfair Academy and Owens Thomas House to explore further ideas of harmony in sketching. FREE but registration required. Register online here. 

Intro to Woodcarving Carve
Your Own Folk Art Cane
Ages: teen to adult
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1–5pm
Members $125 / non-members $150
Instructor: Matt Toole
In conjunction with Stick Men, this one-day workshop will provide an introduction to basic woodcarving techniques. In this class, you will have the opportunity to view traditional folk art canes, learn about the various tools and woods available, and gain hands-on experience carving your own folk art cane. Students will also begin to understand how to visualize the finished work and think in three-dimensions. At the end of the session everyone will go home with their own set of carving tools and a good start on your own personalized cane! Register online here. 

About Matt Toole

Matt Toole grew up around the barrier islands and salt marshes of Savannah, Georgia. He received a BFA from Georgia Southern University in 1994 and an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 2000. Toole has since been a resident artist at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire, Scotland; The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and Franconia Sculpture Park near Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota. He has traveled throughout the US, UK, Latvia, and Ireland collaborating on cast iron projects and creating performances. Mr. Toole was a professor of Foundation Studies and Sculpture at the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2006 to 2016

Tobia Makover, Featured
Artist: Mixed Media
Photography
Ages: teen to adult
Saturday, Nov. 12, 1–5pm
Members $125 / non-members $150
Some materials required
In this workshop, students will learn about the artist’s work and explore Tobia’s techniques from beginning to end while gaining hands-on experience incorporating encaustic in their own photography. Tobia will demonstrate techniques and provide advice as students have a chance to experiment with a variety of prepared surfaces. Each student will create their own personalized 6 xy6 inch photographic work based on Tobia’s process. Register online here. 

About Tobia Makover

Tobia Makover is a fine art photographer and mixed media artist whose work creates intrigue through timeless and emotive imagery. Each piece starts with a photograph, the soul of her work. Tobia then encompasses many layers of medium that she paints, carves, torches, and then preserves in wax and resin through an encaustic process that dates back to the 1st Century, BCE.

In all bodies of work and in life, Tobia contemplates the physicality of our
existence. She questions the importance of our being and the impact of our time here while examining the tension between holding on and the desire to let go. Internationally acclaimed, Tobia has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Les Ateliers de L’Image in St. Remy, France, PH-Neutro in Verona, Italy, the Griffin Museum in Boston, AIPAD in New York, and SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.

For more information on Telfair’s education programs, classes, studio workshops, and registration, call 912.790.8823 or visit telfair.org/learn

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