Waterworks Visual Arts Center

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


Summer ARTventures
REIMAGINED

Educating and Inspiring Creativity and 
Imagination in every child!


 
Members-only Early Registration is March 1-15
Open Registration begins March 16

Become a Member* Now and:
- Save $20 on Family & higher memberships
- Enjoy Early Registration
- Save on every class tuition
- Receive additional multiple-class discounts

* first-time members only

 
 
 
WE CARE!

  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • Staggered drop off & pickup times by age group
  • One class per studio per week for better sanitizing
  • Masks & Social Distancing

MUSEUM-QUALITY INSTRUCTION


Small class sizes allow for 

individual attention. 

   

Professional Artists and/or Experienced Art Educators teach our classes.


IN-PERSON CLASSES


Monday-Friday


Ages 4-5, 9am-12pm

Ages 6-8, 9:30am-12:30pm

Ages 9-12, 9:30am-12:30pm

Ages 12-18, 10am-1pm


 
 
AGES 4-5    Mornings 9am-12pm


Messy Art I: Super Hero Pop Art 

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman (Miss Debbie)

June 14-18


Little ones will learn about pop-art artists Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol as they construct their 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

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman (Miss Debbie)

June 21-25


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 

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman (Miss Debbie)

June 28-July 2


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

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman (Miss Debbie)

July 12-16


 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 

Instructor: Debbie Hoffman (Miss Debbie)

July 19-23 


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 mold cupcakes and cookies from clay, that look good enough to eat!


   
 
 
 
 
 
Ages 6-8    Mornings 9:30am-12:30pm


Cirque du Clay Breakfast Club 

Instructor: Troy Lundgren

June 14-18



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! 

 


   
 


Science & Art Collide 

Instructor: Dani Iris

June 21-25


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!


   
 


Make it Pop!

Instructor: Denise Paugh

June 28-July 2



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.


   
 


Gnomes, Fairies, and Trolls

Instructor: Shirl Hull

July 12-16



Imaginations will take flight into the mystical world of gnomes, faries, and trolls. Budding architects and young  artists will sculpt a house, design a fantasy garden and create an entire environment using mostly natural materials for their miniature habitat. Also, a personal “magic wand” will be made during this journey into a land right out of the best day dreams ever!


   
 


Explorations in Printmaking 

Instructor: Jackie Black

July 19-23



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.


   
 
 
 
 
 
Ages 9-12    Mornings 9:30am-12:30pm


Animal Portraits

Instructor: Dani Iris

June 14-18



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 and Wheel Pottery I 

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy

June 21-25



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.


   
 


ARTscapes

Instructor: Troy Lungren

June 28-July 2



Whether landscape, cityscape, seascape or spacescape, 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.

 


   
 


Hand & Wheel Pottery II 

Instructor: Brenda Gariepy

July 12-16


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.


   
 


Circuit Bugs

Instructor:  Denise Paugh

July 19-23


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.


   
 
 
 
 
 
Ages 12-18    Mornings 10am-1pm


Darkroom Photography

Instructor: Parker Reinecker

June 14-18



This class is an introductory course that will explore image making using 35mm cameras. Students will become adept at handling 35mm film (loading & unloading the camera), darkroom film processing and image printing. 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. 

 


   
 
Plein Air Painting
Instructor:  Phyllis Steimel
June 21-25

Plein Air is the French expression for "in the open air." Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. French Impressionists made it into an art form; their desire was to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities. 

ARTventures students will love the outdoor experience and learning from Plein Air expert, Phyllis Steimel!

   
 


Hand and Wheel A

Instructor:  Brenda Gariepy

June 28-July 2


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.


   
 


Culinary Hand & Wheel 

Instructor:  Brenda Gariepy

July 19-23 



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!