Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, & outreach programs.

 
ENROLLING NOW for Summer ARTventures!

Pending the lift of social distancing requirements, 
Summer ARTventures will run as scheduled, beginning the week of June 8, 2020.

The Artist-In-Residence Retablos Workshop has been postponed until Fall.

 
 
Offering 30 week-long studio art camps for students ages 4-Adult!

Our curriculum features age-appropriate instruction and 
loads of creative hands-on FUN!

Small class sizes allow for high-quality instruction.

Our instructor are professional artists and/or experienced art educators.

 
Summer ARTventures REGISTRATION is OPEN

Guess What? First-time members SAVE 20% 
on an annual membership (any level)
when you register for Summer ARTventures at the same time.

 
WEEK 1

 
Please Note:  The Retablos Workshop with Artist in Residence, Natacha Sochat has been postponed until Fall 2020.  If you are interested in participating, please call 704.636.1882 or email greeter@waterworks.org to register. Continuing Education Credit available.

 
 
 
 
 
Messy Art for Ages 4-5

All Messy Art campers tour the Waterworks’ museum galleries, get moving with music and puppet play, enjoy story time, and take part in an end-of-week costume parade. Come dressed to be messy!


 
Register online for all Messy Art classes, here. 
Use drop down arrow to select specific class.

You may also register by phone or in person.
704-636-1882  /  123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury


Non-Member Price - Ages 4-5
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

Member Price - Ages 4-5
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

 


Messy Art I: Super Hero Pop Art 


June 8-12 / Morning, 9am-12pm

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman


Learn about pop-art artists Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol as you construct your own super hero masks and capes, super-size a super-duper art masterpiece using found materials and paint, create super-slime, and even make a super-hero puppet!

 


 


 Messy Art II:  Mini Masters 


June 22-26 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman


The styles of famous artists will inspire our young ones to paint sunflowers like Van Gogh, splatter paint like Jackson Pollack, and create collages like Matisse. Sculpt, collage, print, paint, and more!

 


 


Messy Art III: Wild About Dinosaurs


July 6-10 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman


Learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Make creature masks, fossils, and dinosaur eggs using paint, paper, clay and recycled materials. Then get creative with Dinosaur Stomp painting and even go on a dinosaur dig!

 


 


Messy Art IV: Ahoy Mermaids and Pirates 


July 13-17 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman 


And the pirate said, “Arrrg, Matey,” and he danced the Peg Leg Boogie. Our mini pirates and mermaids will make a treasure map to hunt for buried treasure, get messy with gold slime, construct a spy glass, and create mermaid jewelry.

 


 

Messy Art V: Foodie Art


July 20-24 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman


Young chef artists will print designs using stamps made from vegetables, make a paper pizza, paint with pudding, and create paints from berries, beets, and spices. And from clay, you will mold cupcakes and cookies that look good enough to eat!

 


 
 
 
 
 
Ages 6-8

 
Register online for all Age 6-8 classes, here. 
Use drop down arrow to select specific class.

You may also register by phone or in person.
704-636-1882  /  123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury

Non-Member Price - Ages 6-8
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

Member Price - Ages 6-8
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

 

Explorations in Printmaking 


June 8-12 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: JoJo Suttle


Students will dive into the world of printmaking 

and learn five different techniques that can be 

done without a press. At the end of the course, 

students will have created four series or varied 

editions of prints and attempted the following 

mono-printing techniques: Leaf printing, String 

Printing, Styro Printing, Bubble Printing, and 

Chine Colle.

 


Collage Like Picasso


June 8-12 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Shirl Hull


Inspiration for this class comes from 

20th Century artists who used collage as a 

method of artistic expression. Learn various 

painting techniques to create texture, pattern 

and color combinations on paper, which will then 

be used to build the collage. Students will apply 

elements of art as they assemble portrait and

landscape collages.

 


 

Comic Books in Clay


June 22-26 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Troy Lundgren


ZAAAP! POW! BANG! Students will craft their 

own narrative in clay, turning their original comic 

characters into 3-D life. Both contemporary 

and age-old comic stories will serve as 

inspiration. Parents can start the wheels 

turning by sharing their favorite comic series 

with their children, prior to this week of camp.

 (Specialty Class Pricing)

 


Fairy Houses 


June 22-26 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.  

Instructor: Shirl Hull


Imaginations will take flight into the 

mystical world of fairies. Budding architects

 and youngartists will sculpt a house, design 

a fantasy garden and create an entire environment

 using mostly natural materials for their fairy habitat.

 Also, a personal “fairy wand” will be made during

 this journey into fairyland.


 

Cirque Du Clay Breakfast Club


July 6-10 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Troy Lundgren


Run away with the circus as we sculpt 

circus animals, and incorporate them onto 

breakfast bowls, and even cups and plates. 

Students will learn hand-building skills working 

with clay coils, slabs and pinch pots, and 

add bright glazes to create their most favorite 

breakfast ware ever! (Specialty Class Pricing)


Make it Pop! 


July 6-10 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Denise Paugh


Ever wonder how pop-up books work? 

Throughout this week, children will be led on an 

imaginative and playful pop-up making escapade, 

learning the basic mechanisms to make paper 

shapes pop off the pages of the book they 

will author, illustrate, and engineer.


 

Ecology Mix Up 


July 13-17 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Dani Iris


Why stick to one medium when there 

are so many fun, art-making tools 

all around us?! Young artists will spend the week 

creating art with paint, crayons, fabric, sticks, 

flowers, paper, and anything else we can 

get our hands on, all while learning about 

Rowan County's ecology—that’s code for local 

plants, animals, and scenery!


Circuit Bugs


July 13-17 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Denise Paugh


So cool and amazing are the mini insect 

sculptures the kids will create from upcycled 

computer circuit boards. Small components will 

become the bodies, heads, antenna and legs 

of beautiful butterflies, noisy cicadas, and 

ferocious beetles.


 

Science & Art Collide


July 20-24 / Morning, 9am-12pm. 

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy


If you love Science and Art, this class 

is for you! Come and create science-based 

artworks using sculpture, painting, photo 

and collage techniques! Students will create 

kinetic sculptures, nature print emulsion photos, 

slime paintings, and more!


ARTscapes


July 20-24 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Troy Lundgren


Whether landscape, cityscape, seascape 

or space scape, it’s all about your 

point of view. Using a variety of media, 

young artists will explore how to use line, 

color, size, value and point of view to create

 perspective or the illusion of depth in paintings 

and drawings of the world around us.


 
 
 
 
 
Ages 9-11

 
Register online for all Age 9-11 classes, here. 
Use drop down arrow to select specific class.

You may also register by phone or in person.
704-636-1882  /  123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury

Non-Member Price - Ages 9-11
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

Member Price - Ages 9-11
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

 

Hand and Wheel Pottery I 


June 8-12 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Brent Smith


Beginning potters in this class will learn 

a variety of hand-building techniques 

including coil, pinch and slab building. They will 

learn basic wheel-throwing skills during sessions 

on the potter’s wheel, while exploring original project 

ideas. Intermediate students will expand their 

knowledge and skills. All potters will also learn 

various glazing techniques to finish their 

projects. (Specialty Class Pricing)


Paper Mache Mania


June 8-12 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: JoJo Suttle


In this course, students will learn the 

art of paper mache from the functional to

 the funky, and create a set of colorful 

decorative bowls, an alter ego mask, and an 

animal mashup figurine. (Hot glue gun will 

be used with instructor assistance).  


 

Digital Photo


June 22-26 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Brett Schenning


This class is an introductory course that 

will explore image making using modern 

digital cameras. Students will have the 

opportunity to address a variety of subject 

matter and image capture genres. Each 

participant will engage in group critiques 

and explore the potential of the printed 

image as means of expression.

(Speciality Class Pricing)


Out of this World Clay


June 22-26 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Troy Lundgren


Board your rocket ship and ride it 

right out of this world! Campers will learn 

how to hand-build with clay using coils, 

pinch pots, and slabs to create a world 

beyond their own. Explore planets and 

constellations, and create the universe 

in clay. (Speciality Class Pricing)


 

My Ideal Portrait 


July 6-10 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Brett Schenning


This class will focus on the many 

possibilities artists may use to capture 

the essence of another individual (their

 likeness, personality, and even mood) in a 

meaningful way—the portrait. Students will 

explore a variety of media and artistic

 techniques as they begin to find their 

preferred portrait styles.

 


Around the World in Clay


July 6-10 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Troy Lundgren


Using cultural inspirations from 

around the world students will create 

pre-Colombian animal stirrup pots, Egyptian 

Canopic Jars, Greek amphora and more,

 in this world wide adventure!


 

Clay Jewelry and Mosaics


July 13-17 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy


Create your own custom jewelry using 

a variety of techniques and materials. Natural 

and Polymer clay will be used to create 

cool jewelry. Students will also learn stained 

glass methods to construct a real mosaic

 jewelry box and picture frame! Perfect for 

beginners or the returning student. 

(Specialty Class Pricing)

 


Pet Portraits


July 13-17 / Afternoon, 1-4 pm.

Instructor: Dani Iris


With a picture of the camper’s own pet 

or favorite wild animal in hand, young artists 

will learn how to capture the animal’s personality

 in a portrait. Beginning with charcoals, then 

graduating to colored pencils and paint, the 

class will explore the art principles of line, 

shape, color, value, form, texture, and space.

 


 

Hand & Wheel Pottery 


July 20-24 / Morning, 9am-12pm.

Instructor: Brent Smith


Beginning potters in this class will learn 

a variety of hand building techniques including 

coil, pinch and slab building. They will learn

 basic wheel-throwing skills during sessions 

on the potter’s wheel, while exploring original

 project ideas. Intermediate students will expand

 their knowledge and skills. All potters will also

 learn various glazing techniques to finish

 their projects. (Specialty Class Pricing)

 


ART + Dance 


July 20-24 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Denise Paugh


Denise debuted this class of art and 

movement in last summer’s ARTventures, 

and WOW! It was spectacular. Once again, 

music will be the inspiration for mixed media 

visual art pieces, including a wearable 

dance-inspired creation. At the week’s finale, 

the class will perform an original group dance painting. 

Male and female students are encouraged to register.

 


 
 
 
 
 
NEW!   Ages 12-18 and Adults

 
Register online for all Age 12-18 + adults classes, here. 
Use drop down arrow to select specific class.

You may also register by phone or in person.
704-636-1882  /  123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury

Non-Member Price - Ages 12-18 + adults
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

Member Price - Ages 12-18 + adults
Child's Name
Birthdate (mm/dd/yy)

 


Hand & Wheel 


June 8-12 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Brent Smith


Beginning potters in this class will learn a variety of hand-building techniques including coil, pinch and slab building. They will learn basic wheel-throwing skills during sessions on the potter’s wheel, while exploring original project ideas. Intermediate students will expand their knowledge and skills. All potters will also learn various glazing techniques to finish their projects. (Specialty Class Pricing)

 


 


Think Outside the Box 


June 22-26 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Phyllis Steimel


Each day will present a different exercise in creative thinking. re: Fauve painting, designing a product label, creating something from an assortment of items and two more fun, creative projects.

 


 


Photo Lab  


July 6-10 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Brett Schenning

(class enrollment will be capped at 8 students) 


This is an introductory course to address the potential of the photographic medium. Students will explore a variety of methods of capturing & creating photographic images using historic techniques, including shooting film cameras and working in a traditional darkroom.

 


 


Dinner Party Hand & Wheel 


July 13-17 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy


Join us to learn pottery wheel, hand-building and mold-making techniques to create your favorite food-inspired ceramic pieces. Students will design a dinnerware set, plus make foodie sculptures. Glazing and sculpture techniques will be taught to take your clay creations to the next level! (Speciality Class Pricing)

 


 


Culinary Hand & Wheel


July 20-24 / Afternoon, 1-4pm.

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy


Create your own dinnerware set! Learn how to use the potters wheel to create mugs, plates, bowls, and vases! Beginning and returning clay students will learn multiple throwing and hand building techniques to create beautiful utilitarian ceramics. Glazing and simple mold making techniques will also be part of this exciting class! (Speciality Class Pricing)