In KAC’s week-long teen intensives, students ages 13 and up will gain foundational skills in ceramics, observational drawing, painting, printmaking, and more. Teens will experiment with traditional and newer materials, discover new techniques with the guidance of experienced professional artists, and build their portfolio in a fun, social environment. All teen intensives meet from 12:30 to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday for its week.
You may also be interested in our regular teen classes, scholarships, or referral discounts. Teens ages 14 and up are also welcome to enroll in our adult classes and workshops.
Teen Comics & Graphic Novels I
June 22-June 26, 12:30pm-5:30pm
Create your own graphic novel! Using your original story, we will go step by step through the process of scripting, story-boarding, pacing and laying out your graphic novel. We will examine Manga, comics, graphic novels and picture books for examples of the many different ways to tell a story using illustration and words. You become the director, using cinematic and theatrical techniques to add emotion, drama, and humor to your graphic masterpiece. Some basic drawing skills recommended, but not necessary. Imagination a must!
Teen Comics II
June 29 – July 3 12:30pm-5:30pm
Teen Figure Drawing
June 29 – July 3 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A teen summer intensive exploring drawing the human figure in various art mediums. Learn to draw people from every angle. Depict the human face and body like never before! For 5 hours a day, 5 days straight, you will be observing and drawing the human head, face, and whole body. You will learn to draw realistic eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and hair, plus how best to shade these features in pencil and charcoal. From there, we will focus on the whole body, its proportions, gesture (capturing life), and some tricky body parts like hands and feet. This intensive culminates with putting it all together and drawing from clothed models. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills!
July 13 – 17 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A teen summer intensive exploring clay. Have you ever wondered what you can make with clay? Whether you want to create utilitarian pottery or experiment with malleable clay to design garden art or sculptures, this intensive is for you! Come stimulate your mind and encourage your creativity while learning techniques like coiling, pinching, extruding, carving, and slab building in a fun and social environment this summer. We will create multiple pieces that can be stacked, resulting in a sculpture that you can display inside or outdoors. Bring your favorite music to share and get the creativity moving to bring functional and sculptural clay pieces to life. No experience necessary – just bring your imagination!
August 24 – 28 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Develop your skills and portfolio in this week-long intensive with Kirkland Arts Center. Observational drawing is the foundation of art; drawing and painting what you see is key to value and composition. Every art school wants students to come in with a grasp on life drawing; if you can draw the human form correctly, you can draw anything. In this week-long intensive, we will focus on observational drawings and paintings from still lives, interior perspectives, and from live models. Pastels and watercolor will be our primary color mediums.