Art Education Programs
ART We Talented
(18 month - 5 years)
Art workshops for young children which encourages artistic freedom and cognitive thoughts through hands on activities. Students in this program will be learning things such as colors, ABC's, 123's, shapes, patterns, spacial recognition, and all through the arts (Visual: 2D and 3D, Dance, Music, Theatre).
(6 - 12)
An introductory art workshop series designed to introduce children to a variety of arts (music, performance, dance and visual) and encourage their lifelong pursuit of creative endeavors. Students in this program will begin to learn specific art forms, artist and artistic movements. Elements of English, Math, Science and History are included in these workshops as well.
(13 - 18)
(KingsportARTS Empowering Youth by Participation in Arts Discovery)
This program consists of advanced art workshops designed to further expand youths knowledge in various art forms and apply them to real world situations. These classes are taught by local college professors in the arts as well as local professional artists.
Summer Arts Camp 2013
Ages 3-5, June 3-7, 2013, 8 am-noon, $100
Ages 6-12, June 3-7, 2013, 8 am-5 pm, $200
Ages 13-18, June 10-14, 2013 8 am-5 pm, $300
2012-2013 Worhshop Schedule
"The Art of the Renaissance"
August -Commedia Dell'arte
A type of comedy developed in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries and characterized by improvisation from a standard plot outline and the use of stock characters, often in traditional masks and costumes. Students will learn the art of this "Comedy of the profession", the first women actors, and work with the stock characters and make their own masks.
September - Linear Perspective Painting
Linear perspective is a mathematical system for creating the illusion of space and distance on a flat surface. The system originated in Florence, Italy in the early 1400s. The artist and architect Brunelleschi demonstrated its principles, but another architect and writer, Leon Battista Alberti was first to write down rules of linear perspective for artists to follow. Students will learn about realism, the importance of light and shadow, and the technique of linear perspective. They will create artwork using one, two and multi point perspectives.
October - Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare. It was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Students will learn about the historical theatre, stage design and Renaissance costuming. They will create their own costume proofs and design a small scale set for a given scenario.
November - Inventions
During the Renaissance, there were many new inventions and discoveries made, which changed the way people worked or looked at things. Some of the everyday things that we use today are Renaissance inventions and technology. Students will learn about and create a variety of these inventions such as the compass, telescope, and the parachute. They will make their own compass, parachute and telescope using found objects.
December - Music and Dance
Throughout the Renaissance instrumental dance music flowered and thrived, and was composed, or more likely improvised, by many people. Students will learn about the two forms of dance (simple and complex), Josquin des Prez's polyphonic voice and English madrigal. Students will write and perform their own madrigal and demonstrate one of the simple dance forms.
January - Painting the Beauty of Nature
Renaissance artists exhibited a renewed desire to depict the beauty of nature, and to unravel the axioms of aesthetics, artists such as: Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donatello and more. Students will learn about these artists and their work while also learning to use oil paints on canvas. Students will have a choice of nature picture to choose from to create their own pieces.
February - Playwriting and Acting
Renaissance playwrights used many medieval elements and created interludes, school dramas, chronicle plays, narrative poems, problem plays, etc. Students will learn about the Shakespeare/Marlow competition as two different acting troupes performed each playwright's work. They will also look at many elements including tone and texture, the use of language and the well-rounded characters. Students will write and perform their own short poem/play based on these forms.
March -Print process and Paper making
When Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1445, he forever changed the lives of people in Europe and, eventually, all over the world by producing books quickly and with relatively little effort. Bookmaking became much less expensive, allowing more people to buy reading material. Students will learn about the process of printing before and after the printing press, will make their own paper, and will be introduced to the art of screen printing.
April - Architecture
The Renaissance style places emphasis on symmetry, proportion, geometry and the regularity of parts. Students will study the design of façades, columns, arches and ceilings from this time along with the amount of detail that went into each. Using a type of plaster of paris, students will create their own Stonework, pillars, columns and/or arches.
ART We Talented (18 months -5 years) - 2nd Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., $5 each workshop
Arts4Kids (6-12 years) - 3rd Saturdays, 1-3 p.m., $10 each workshop
KEYPAD (13-18 years) 2nd Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., $20 each workhsop
Summer Arts Camps
Kids Crawl, July 30, 10AM-2PM
On Saturday, July 30, KingsportARTS will host the first annual Kids Crawl from 10-2 at Memorial Park in Kingsport. Kids of all ages can bring their parents for free and visit a variety of tables set up by area organizations, each featuring an art or craft.
At the KingsportARTS table, parents may sign their kids up for workshops throughout the coming school year as well as pick up information on the K.E.Y.P.A.D Project and Art We Talented.
Any organization wishing to participate should contact Tina Radtke, KingsportARTS Arts Education Director, at (423) 392-8420.
For more information on this program contact us here.
:: Arts4Kids Workshop on Jazz Poet Langston Hughes, August 27, 1-3pm
:: Arts4Kids Holds Kids Crawl Event
:: Arts4Kids "Tom Sawyer" Theatre Workshop - April 24, 2010
:: Arts Council of Greater Kingsport & Arts4Kids - Tip Tap Two Black History Day
:: Arts4Kids Live Masks - With 2010 Miss Kingsport, Brittany Davis