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FAM 2021 VIRTUAL
Summer ArtAcademy
Workshops for Kids & Teens
(4 to 17 years of age)

COVID-19 Update: Summer 2021 ArtAcademy has gone virtual,
and we have some fun and creative experiences waiting for kids this summer!

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Following the descriptions below is a link to pay
for the workshops and to register. 

Week Three - June 28 to July 2, 2021

 
Creatures Featured 
10 am to 12 pm
Ages 5 to 7
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
Draw, paint, and sculpt your favorite creatures, from stuffed animals to striped zebras to spotted leopards, or your very own pet dog, cat, fish, or imaginary creatures.
Click here for supply list.
 
Explore the Art of the Pre-Columbian World 
9 am to 12pm (3 hours per day)
Ages 8 to 12
$160 for Museum members | $190 for non-members
 
This workshop is inspired by FAM’s Pre-Columbian Collection. You will learn about FAM’s collection of art from ancient Mexico and create artworks that incorporate the iconic imagery and symbols of several of the ancient civilizations. This will be a really fun mixed-media art experience with a special guest artist Michael Vasquez (who specializes in Pre-Columbian-inspired artwork) joining during the week.
Click here for supply list.
 
Explore the Formal Elements
1 pm to 3 pm
Ages 12-17
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
This workshop will focus on developing observation skills in creating still-life drawings. Students will learn about line, shape, form, contrast, tints, shades, shadow, texture & pattern, perspective, and color.
Click here for supply list.
 
Week Four – July 5 to July 9, 2021
 
Color Theory 
10 am to 12 pm
Ages 7 to 11
$110 for members | $130 for non-members
 
In this workshop, students will learn how to mix colors; complimentary and analogous colors; how colors work with each other to create a mood; depth; how to blend and use tones, tints, and shades; and more, all with a focus on painting with acrylics and using other media.
Click here for supply list.
 
Creatures Featured
10 am to 12 pm
Ages 5 to 7
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
Draw, paint, and sculpt your favorite creatures, from stuffed animals to striped zebras to spotted leopards, or your very own pet dog, cat, fish, or imaginary creatures.
Click here for supply list.
 
Be Inspired by Influential Women Artists
1 to 4 pm (3 hours per day)
Ages 8-17
$160 for Museum members | $190 for non-members
 
In honor of our current exhibition Here She Stands: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection, we have this fun workshop that will explore the artwork of some amazing women artists and provide an opportunity to let them inspire works that emulate them. Included are Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Nevelson, and Kara Walker. This workshop is full of exciting mixed-media projects.
Click here for supply list.
 
Week Five – July 12 to July 16, 2021
 
Introduction to Some of the Formal Elements of Art & Principles of Design
10 am to 12 pm (2 hours per day w/15-minute break midway)
Ages 4 to 7
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
On each of the five days, the students will explore a new element of art or principle of design starting with line and shape on Monday, color and value on Tuesday, form on Wednesday, texture on Thursday, and lastly, they will put it all together as they learn about balance on Friday. The instructor will use a combination of digital images, age-appropriate short videos and music, selected books, and hands-on activities to explore each element. 
Click here for supply list.
 
Explore the Art of the Pre-Columbian World
9 am to 12pm (3 hours per day)
Ages 8 to 12
$160 for Museum members | $190 for non-members
 
This workshop is inspired by FAM’s Pre-Columbian Collection. You will learn about FAM’s collection of art from ancient Mexico and create artworks that incorporate the iconic imagery and symbols of several of the ancient civilizations. This will be a really fun mixed-media art experience with a special guest artist Michael Vasquez (who specializes in Pre-Columbian-inspired artwork) joining during the week.
Click here for supply list.
 
Portraiture: The Anatomy of the Face
1 to 3 pm (2 hours per day)
Ages 12 to17
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
Learn about the anatomy of the face and discover some secret formulas that will give you the tools to draw a perfect picture of the human face, viewed from a number of different angles. If you are into creating characters for comic books or games, this workshop will give you new skills to make realistic faces that show a variety of emotions.
Click here for supply list.
 
Week Six – July 19 to July 23, 2021
 
Art Around Town: Fresno Summer Fun!
10 am to 12 pm (2 hours per day w/15-minute break midway)
Ages 5 to 8
$110 for members | $130 for non-members
 
This workshop will allow children to virtually explore Fresno to find all the wonderful places in addition to the Fresno Art Museum that can inspire creativity. Children will create a variety of artworks in different media inspired by virtual visits to everything from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, the Fresno Philharmonic, downtown & Tower (murals, neon lights of the Tower Theater, skyline), the Forestiere Underground Gardens, to Yosemite National Park located in Fresno’s “backyard.”
Click here for supply list.
 
Explore the Formal Elements 
1 pm to 3 pm (2 hours per day)
Ages 8 to 11
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
This workshop will focus on developing observation skills in creating still-life drawings. Students will learn about line, shape, form, contrast, tints, shades, shadow, texture & pattern, perspective, and color.
Click here for supply list.
 
Be Inspired by Influential Women Artists
1 to 4 pm (3 hours per day)
Ages 8-17
$160 for Museum members | $190 for non-members
 
In honor of our current exhibition Here She Stands: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection, we have this fun workshop that will explore the artwork of some amazing women artists and provide an opportunity to let them inspire works that emulate them. Included are Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Nevelson, and Kara Walker. This workshop is full of exciting mixed-media projects.
Click here for supply list.
 
Week Seven – July 26 to July 30, 2021
 
Creatures Featured
10 am to 12 pm
Ages 5 to 7
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
Draw, paint, and sculpt your favorite creatures, from stuffed animals to striped zebras to spotted leopards, or your very own pet dog, cat, fish, or imaginary creatures.
Click here for supply list.
 
Color Theory
10 am to 12 pm
Ages 7 to 11
$110 for members | $130 for non-members
 
In this workshop, students will learn how to mix colors; complimentary and analogous colors; how colors work with each other to create a mood; depth; how to blend and use tones, tints, and shades; and more, all with a focus on painting with acrylics and using other media.
Click here for supply list.
 
Portraiture: The Anatomy of the Face
1 to 3 pm (2 hours per day)
Ages 12 to17
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
Learn about the anatomy of the face and discover some secret formulas that will give you the tools to draw a perfect picture of the human face, viewed from a number of different angles. If you are into creating characters for comic books or games, this workshop will give you new skills to make realistic faces that show a variety of emotions.
Click here for supply list.
  
Week Eight – August 2 to 6, 2021
 
Art Around Town: Fresno Summer Fun!
10 am to 12 pm (2 hours per day w/15-minute break midway)
Ages 5 to 8
$110 for members | $130 for non-members
 
This workshop will allow children to virtually explore Fresno to find all the wonderful places in addition to the Fresno Art Museum that can inspire creativity. Children will create a variety of artworks in different media inspired by virtual visits to everything from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, the Fresno Philharmonic, downtown & Tower (murals, neon lights of the Tower Theater, skyline), the Forestiere Underground Gardens, to Yosemite National Park located in Fresno’s “backyard.”
Click here for supply list.
 
Explore the Formal Elements
1 pm to 3 pm (2 hours per day)
Ages 12 to 17
$110 for Museum members | $130 for non-members
 
This workshop will focus on creating still-life drawings. Students will learn about line, shape, form, contrast, tints, shades, shadow, texture & pattern, perspective, and color.
Click here for supply list.
 
Explore the Art of the Pre-Columbian World 
9 am to 12 pm (3 hours per day)
Ages 8 to 12
$160 for Museum members | $190 for non-members
 
This workshop is inspired by FAM’s Pre-Columbian Collection. You will learn about FAM’s collection of art from ancient Mexico and create artworks that incorporate the iconic imagery and symbols of several of the ancient civilizations. This will be a really fun mixed-media art experience with a special guest artist Michael Vasquez (who specializes in Pre-Columbian-inspired artwork) joining during the week.
Click here for supply list.
 
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
 
Enrollment Procedures for ArtAcademy
 
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 12 students per session.
  • ArtAcademy is designed for children ages 4 to 17. Note that there are separate classes for different age groups.
  • Children under the age of 12 must have adult supervision.
  • Registration is only available online.
  • Payment is required upon registration.
  • Payment does not include art or other supplies. Supply lists and Amazon cart links are provided for each session above.
  • Registration for each week will close Monday at noon the week prior to the start date in order to send all links and provide adequate time for students to obtain or gather supplies on time. It is your responsibility to make sure that your child or children have all the needed supplies and materials on hand in order for them to fully participate.
Information
  • Dates and hours vary and some workshops are offered more than once during the summer based on teaching artist availability.
  • Students may join the sessions from wherever they have Internet access through a computer or tablet (not provided).
  • Students should have the updated Zoom app on their computer or tablet for best participation results.
  • For most workshops, this includes two hours of instruction per day for the week (stop-motion animation will be four hours per day, the afternoon hours being for “office visits’ with the instructor to answer questions and give assistance as needed; Influential Women and Pre-Columbian workshops will be three hours each day, providing plenty of time for students to work on projects.) Workshops will offer breaks in the middle of the daily sessions, as needed. 
  • FAM will not provide materials as many students may already have many of the items on the lists. Materials may be purchased from suggested stores or Amazon. For your convenience, we have provided links to Amazon idea lists for each class. Please be sure to purchase or gather the listed materials in plenty of time so your student gets the most out of the workshop.
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made within one week of the start of a workshop. 
  • If cancellation is more than one week prior to ArtAcademy session start date, one-half the paid tuition will be forfeited unless the student’s seat can be filled by a student on the waitlist. 
  • Please notify us immediately of any cancellations so that a child on our waitlist can attend. 
  • Full refunds will be granted if the workshop is canceled by FAM. No reimbursement for materials purchased by students will be made by FAM but it is recommended to keep receipts and materials should be kept in original packaging to allow returns to the store where purchased.

CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR YOUR WORKSHOPS

CLICK HERE TO
COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION AFTER PAYMENT
 




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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