DuMA Spring Break Art Camps

DuMA Spring Break Art Camps:

Monday-Friday, March 25-29th

Section I: Grades K-2, M-F, 9-11 am (optional sack lunch add-on 11 am-Noon)
Section II: Grades 3-5, M-F, 1-4 pm

Tuition: $65 Members | $75 Guests (materials included);
$10 sack lunch (optional)
Instructors: Rachel Spurling and Caitlin Donald

Looking for a creative way to fill Spring Break Week? Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries for inspiration, then head to the studio to create their own works of art in a variety of age-appropriate mediums.

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Neighborhood Portraits Workshop

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Inspired by the colors and artworks in the current exhibition African American Art of the 20th Century, students will create personal expressions of their neighborhood environments and learn brush techniques using acrylic paint.

Ages: This workshop is geared to children 9 and older, but all ages are welcome.
Instructor: Hana Velde
Tuition: $20 Members, $25 Guest (materials included)
Members save 20% on all classes.

Scholarships are available. Contact Margaret Buhr, director of education, at 563.557.1851 or at mbuhr@dbqart.org for details.

Enjoy complimentary coffee and Wi-Fi in our lobby during class.

Youth Drawing Classes

Winter/Spring 2019 Youth Art Classes

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Back to Basics: Drawing Class
Saturdays, January 19 & 26, February 2 & 9 (4-week session)
Section I: Ages 8-12: 9-10:30 am
Section II: Ages 13-16: 10:30 am-Noon
Tuition: $60 Members | $75 Guests (materials included)
Instructor: Hana Velde

Students will practice the act of observing through continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, then begin a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to their drawings. Museum exhibits will be visited each class as we discover connections and gain creative inspiration from the art on display. The second half of the class series will focus on the study of facial proportions and portrait drawing.

Gallery Inspiration: Texture Painting Workshop
February 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
Fee: $20 Members | $25 Guests (materials included)
Instructor: Rachel Spurling

Taking inspiration from the exhibition African American Art in the 20th Century and Abstract Expressionist artist Sam Gilliam, students will create an abstract painting from loose canvas. Students will use non-traditional utensils to spread paint and add texture.

Neighborhood Portraits Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 9:30-11:30 am
Ages: 11 and up
Tuition: $20 Members, $25 Guests (materials included)
Instructor: Hana Velde

Students will visit African American Art in the 20th Century to observe the colors, images, and messages in the artworks on display. We will discuss the importance of neighborhoods in everyday life, how basic needs are met through housing and the food supply, and how interpersonal interactions build a feeling of community. After preparing a canvas board and acrylic paint palette and learning brush techniques, students will create personal expressions of their neighborhood environments.

Back to Basics: Painting Class
Sundays, April 7-28 (4-Week Session)
Section I: Ages 8-12: 1-2:30 pm
Section II: Ages 13-16: 2:30-4 pm
Tuition: $60 Members | $75 Guests (materials included)
Instructors: Hana Velde and Kelsey Hammons

Students will visit museum exhibits, including African American Art in the 20th Century, to explore color, theme, and mood and to gain creative inspiration. We will begin by learning about color theory and brush techniques using watercolors. The second week’s class will explore shading and perspective using tempera paints. The second half of the class series will focus on composition and acrylic painting techniques as students prepare a canvas and work on a landscape painting.

smART Saturdays: Mini-Boats

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

July 14 – Mini-boats 
Celebrate Summer weather by creating mini-boats that actually float! A variety of techniques will be demonstrated on how to make fun, water-resistant creations that participants can test-run in a small tub of water. How well can you make your boat float?

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Time Capsules

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

June 16th – Time Capsules
Join in the long tradition of creating a time-capsule to preserve memories for the future. Young artists will be provided with a container to decorate and fill with small objects that they create, each representing a thought, insight, or feeling relevant to their current selves.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Pet Rocks

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

May 5th – Pet Rocks
Participants and their caregivers will paint and decorate rocks using a variety of interesting materials, with emphasis on giving their creations a personal flair. “Adoption cards” will be provided to engage creative story-telling by naming and describing what makes their pet unique.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Buggy Bouquets

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

April 21st – Buggy Bouquets
Celebrate April flowers and the Birthday of Iowan artist Grant Wood by creating your very own “Lilies of the Alley” using a wide variety of provided material options. Children and their adult caregivers will construct a vase “arrangement” of paper flowers, butterflies, caterpillars, bugs, or whatever makes you think of Spring!

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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SPRING BREAK ART ESCAPE 2018

Looking for a creative way to fill the spring break week? Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries for the inspiration and head to the studio to create their own works of art in a variety of mediums.

Instructor: Hana Velde

All supplies included. Please dress for mess.

Grades K-2: Thursday, March 29-Friday, March 30, 9:30-11 a.m.

Grades 3-5: Tuesday, March 27-Wednesday, March 28, 9:30-11 a.m.

Cost: $30 per child ($25 DuMA members)

To register call DuMA at (563) 557-1851 or visit www.dbqart.com. Deadline: March 21

smART Saturdays: Mini-Terrariums

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

March 17th – Mini-Terrariums
Welcome the approach of Spring by creating Mini-Terrarium scenes using provided materials! Children and their adult caregivers will design their own nature-inspired scene using provided materials in the form of a tiny terrarium. Note: No live plants or materials will be used in this project.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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smART Saturdays: Stickers, Buttons, and Magnets, Oh My!

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

February 17th – Stickers, Buttons, and Magnets, Oh My!
In February, fight off dreary Winter days by making bright and colorful keepsakes of your very own design. Materials and instructions will be provided for the creation of custom pin-back badge buttons, refrigerator magnets, and stickers, for participants to take home. A hand-operated badge maker will be available for use, guided by an instructor.

Activities offered on a drop-in basis, however you must register by calling the Museum at 557-1851 the Thursday before the Saturday class.

For more information and to register online, click here.

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