Southeast Announces Expansive Lineup of 2015 Summer Art Academy Offerings

Art Academy-Giraffe collageCAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, March 12, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State University announces a  range of engaging and creative learning experiences in a wide variety of media for children through adults in its 2015 Art Academy Workshops beginning in June.

The majority of workshops are held in Southeast’s River Campus Art Studios under the guidance of master art instructors and art professors with assistance from Southeast art education students.

Classes are limited to 15 students. Student work will be on exhibit at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri through August. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, from 5-9 p.m.

“The summer Art Academy encourages students to develop their ideas through exploration, creative problem solving and critical thinking strategies, all of which are valued  in our contemporary culture,” said Carol Horst, art education instructor at Southeast. “The  Summer Art Academy workshops for ages 16 to adult also offer up to three hours graduate credits per workshop.”
Caroline Kahler, Southeast professor of art, added, “The summer Art Academy offers Cape Girardeau and the surrounding communities art experiences to enhance personal artistic skills with qualified professionals in the art field.”

Registration for Art Academy workshops is available online at semo.edu/artacademy.

Art Workshops for children ages 6-9 at a cost of $110 per student, per class, being offered are:

Wonderful World of Color
Students will discover the wonderful world of color while painting from the imagination.
Instructed by Tina Sample
June 8-12, 9 a.m.-Noon
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Children’s Ceramics
In this beginning ceramics class, students will make animals, masks and simple pottery with terra cotta and low fire glazes.
Instructed by Benjie Heu
June 15-19, 9 a.m.-Noon
Ceramics Studio, 835 Broadway (Behind Howard’s Sporting Goods)

Pirates, Princesses and More!
Students will take a journey into the world of make-believe and create their own imaginative worlds and characters while exploring multiple materials in clay, painting, printmaking and paper mache.
Instructed by Becky Coleman
June 22-26, 9 a.m.-Noon
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Art Academy-fishFun Found Object Art
Students will use fantastic, found objects to create awesome art and help save the environment.
Instructed by Susan Lane
July 6-10, 9 a.m.–Noon
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Dream and Draw
Students will explore media such as colored pencil, pastels, charcoal and ink as they use their creativity and imagination to make their unique works of art.
Instructed by Brenda Seyer
July 13-17, 9 a.m.-Noon
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Adventures in Art
Students will explore and create sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings and more.
Instructed by Nikki Heurring
July 20-24, 9 a.m.-Noon
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Art Workshops being offered for ages 10-15 at a cost of $110 per student, per class are:

Fantastic Fibers
Students will explore many fun and fantastic fiber medias to create their own masterpieces such as weaving, surface design, felting, collage and wearable art.
Instructed by Jon and Meg Daniels
June 8-12, 1-4 p.m.
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Young Potters
Students will operate a potter’s wheel to make bowls and cups, and explore hand building with clay.
Instructed by Benjie Heu
June 15-19, 1-4 p.m.
Ceramics Studio, 835 Broadway (Behind Howard’s Sporting Goods)

Creative Creatures
Students will be inspired by folklore to create their own 3D creatures.
Instructed by Michael Baird
June 22-26, 1-4 p.m.
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Secret Symbolic Gardens
Students will explore a variety of media and methods to create a 3D landscape and learn the history and symbolic meaning of the animals and plants they will be creating in this fun and informative workshop.
Instructed by Emily Booth
July 6-10, 1-4 p.m.
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Dream and Draw
Students will focus on idea development through creative problem-solving involving a variety of media and subject matter.
Instructed by Brenda Seyer
July 13-17, 1-4 p.m.
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Jammin’ with Gelli Prints
Students will learn how to use the fun, new “gelatin” plate to make one-of-a-kind monoprints with found objects, ready-made stamps and stencils and hand-created stencils and textures.
Instructed by Andrea Schneider
July 20-24, 1-4 p.m.
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Art workshops being offered for ages 16-Adult at a cost of $70 per student, per class are:

Large Scale Drawing
Students will cover basic drawing skills such as gesture drawing, positive/negative shape and space, composition, value tones, line sensitivity and perceptual accuracy.
Instructed by Kathy Smith
June 9-10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
River Campus Center, Cultural Arts Center Room 042

Raku Pottery
Students will create Raku friendly forms of pottery, wheel and hand build with clay.
Instructed by Benjie Heu
June 15 & 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Ceramic Studio, 835 Broadway (Behind Howard’s Sporting Goods)

Folklore Creatures
Create imaginative creature puppets based on folklore in a wide variety of sculptural media.
Instructed by master folklore creator Michael Baird
June 23-24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
River Campus Center, Mezzanine Level Room 101

Portable Paintings
Students will focus on the tradition of modern graffiti and street art. The workshop will culminate in a “portable painting” ready for public display.
Instructed by Emily Booth
July 7-8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
River Campus Cultural Arts Center Room 039

Polyester Plate Lithography
Students will learn about this incredible versatile, affordable, non-toxic, press or press-free process useful for artists working in a variety of media or mixed media.
Instructed by Hannah Sanders
July 13-14, 3-6 p.m.
River Campus Cultural Arts Center Room 035

Needle Felting
Students will explore the Art of Needle Felting with an introduction to flat and three-dimensional needle felting. Great for high school students and teachers to share in the classroom.
Instructed by Caroline Kahler
July 15-16, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
River Campus Cultural Arts Center Room 034

For more information, call (573) 651 2143, visit semo.edu/artacademy or email chorst@semo.edu.