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Summer 2022 Art Academy
registration is open!

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OR if you prefer to register by mail, fax, email, or in-person,
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Summer 2022 workshops will return to in-person sessions! 

Students will explore the Elements of Art and how they apply to the Principles of Design through a variety of media in ALL of our workshops. For ages 8 to 17. AM sessions will run from 9 am to 12:30 pm and PM sessions will run 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
 

WEEK 3 (August 1 to 5)

Let’s Face It! (AM)
Learn the secret to creating realistic and abstract portraits. Discover how to map a face by understanding the basic shapes and proportions and then learn how to abstract them, too!

Capture It! (PM)
Learn about composition, perspective, light and shadow, depth, optical illusion, and generally how to compose and edit successful photographs. All students must have a Smarphone capable of taking pictures or other digital camera. 

WEEK 4 (August 8 to 12)

Drawing & Painting What You See! (AM)
Students will study basic drawing & painting techniques and apply them to drawing in the galleries and painting in the classroom, honing their observational drawing skills, using pencil, ink, charcoal, pastels, and oil pastels. 

Crazy Couture & Accoutrements: Be Inspired by A Queen Within (PM)
Create crazy wearable art from paper, fabric, unwanted garments, and discarded materials. Be-jewel your shoes, make a hat, create jewelry, paint a shirt, make a mask, and create other fashion accessories.

1 WEEK HALF DAY: $195 (Museum members*) | $220 (Non-Museum members)

1 WEEK FULL DAY: $360 (Museum members*) | $395 (Non-Museum members) 

*Family level members and above receive the member discount for students living in the member’s household. Click here for membership details.

Policies:  No refunds, unless classes are canceled by the Museum. The Museum may substitute instructors or classes, if necessary. All fees must be paid in advance. The Museum will not tolerate bullying, disruptive, violent, or otherwise inappropriate behavior and retains the right to send any child who exhibits such behavior home, without refund.

Download a brochure by clicking here.

If you don't want to register online, download a registration form here to mail, email, fax, or drop off in-person to FAM.

QUESTIONS? Contact susan@fresnoartmuseum.org




During the summer of 2014, students created Dominion Dance with SHINE!'s tony sanders and FAM art instructor Jaydee Pirtle. Students wrote, created props and costumes (some adapted from left-behind Trashique® costumes), and performed. Click here to see the result.

TRASHIQUE® is a federally registered trademark belonging to Roseanne Guaglianone. It is used with permission of the trademark owner.

See some of the student animation videos from summer 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2019 ArtAcademy


Our student muralists from the summer of 2017, taught by guest artist and educator Erik Gonzalez from the Urbanists Collective.

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