Classes for children to learn about and develop skills in art history, aesthetics, art-making and art criticism. Enroll your young artiste now!

Zine Scene Online Workshop, Saturday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.–Noon

Zine Scene Online Workshop

Saturday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.–Noon
Ages 13+

This online (and eventually in studio) program will introduce the Nickel Plate Arts audience to the wonderful world of the “Zine”, a small, self-published vehicle for expressing ideas through art and words. Self-expression, originality, and creativity are the hallmarks of this program, and participants will be encouraged to let their imaginations guide them on this exciting creative journey. There will be no “right or wrong answer”, as participants may combine imagery with poetry, prose, or whatever moves them in completing their one-of-a-kind creation.

Students will:
· Learn to recognize different types of publication vehicles;
· Gain proficiency in an art form that incorporates visual art & written word components;
· Learn to apply the zine concept to a variety of presentation models (school project, business presentations, and more);
· Become proficient with zine vocabulary, including folding dummy, parallel, perpendicular, and burnish.

Most supplies can be gathered from around the home! They include:
· Scissors
· 3-4 sheets of 9” x 12” drawing paper or 8.5” x 11” copy paper
· Ruler
· Any medium: pencil, markers, colored pencils, magazines & glue stick, watercolor paints & brushes, black ink pen

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Online Teen and Tween Drawing Class: Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Sept 2 - Oct 7

Teen and Tween Drawing Class (Online)

Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Sept 2 – Oct 7

$10 – $60

Jeanette Pomeroy Parssi returns to teach her Tween and Teen Drawing Class, now available online!

This drawing class is available to tween and teen artists at all skill levels, basic to advanced. This is a great class for beginners and a relaxed opportunity for more experienced tween artists! Instructor Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi found her path in 1994 when she left the corporate world to pursue art. She has studied with renowned artists Graham Nickson, Dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture; and Miraslov Antic, an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also has traveled extensively to many locales in Europe to hone her craft, sometimes alone and other times part of a group, but always with the goal of becoming a better artist. Jeannette is truly passionate about art and looks forward to teaching participants skills and techniques of artistic expression through drawing.

Nickel Plate Arts can provide basic materials via pickup or shipping, but participants may also utilize their own supplies.


We’re Blushing

“Everything was really cool. My favorite was the dying the paper for our sketchbook covers!”

– Mary MacInnis, age 9 –

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