After School Art – 2018-19

All the units have been filled. Please call (513) 524-8506 or email if you are interested in putting your child on the wait list. Thank-you so much for your interest!

Wednesdays from  3:30 to 5:30 pm
Instructor: Libby Birch
All Classes For Ages 6 To 12 Years Old
$40 Per Child Per Unit
20% Discount If Registering For All Units = $224 Per Child
Scholarships Available - application forms available in the OCAC office

Unit A: Mask Making
October 3, 10 and 17, 2018
Explore the world of masks and make a cardboard/paper mask and a milk jug mask using a variety of found objects and art supplies. Scary? Friendly? Weird? A Monster?An animal? What will it be?

Unit B: Print Making
November 7, 14 and 21, 2018
The world of printmaking awaits you. The After School Art class will make several types of prints: cardboard, styrofoam, transfer, mono printing and plexiglass. If you have stamping blocks, bring them with you! We'll use them in conjunction with other printing techniques. How about using paints, rubber bands, string, shaving cream, printing inks, stamping pads and more?

Unit C: Paper Making
December 5, 12 and 19, 2018
Making handmade papers is returning!  If you missed the class last year, here's your chance to learn how paper is made and to make books. OCAC has a paper studio under the direction of Kathy Baxter.  She will be our guest instructor with lots of experience and ideas.  Get ready for lots of water play, see a paper mill work and take home several sheets of your own paper - and a hand stitched journal!  If there is time, we will make bookmarks using papers.

Unit D: Fiber Art
January 9, 16 and 23, 2019
Well explore Shibori - the art of folding cloth to dye with indigo dyes, Ojos de Dios - for a little good luck, work magic with Sharpies and cloth and well Go Big to make a 10 foot long wall hanging that will be donated to the Oxford Community Arts Center to display either in the hallway or the Art Education Classroom.

Unit E: Glass Fusing
February 13, 20 and 27, 2019
The glass fusing class will be making a Sun-catcher as well as a glass tile that tells a story.  Try slumping glass into molds that create unusual forms and colors.  Safety glasses and gloves will be provided along with colored glass, glue and glass tiles.

Unit F: Bird Sculpture
April 3, 10 and 17, 2019
Let your imagination take flight and construct a bird sculpture using papier-mâché, wire, yarns, and clay. It might be 15 high and have long legs and feathers. What will you make?  The sculptures will be entered into the Audubon Miami Valley Bird exhibition during the month of April.

Unit G: Photography
May 8, 15 and 22, 2019
The Oxford Community Arts Center will provide digital cameras for our young artists to use during class.  Well take walks and explore the world of color, shadow, pattern, texture, architecture, and nature. The last class will be devoted to creating a photographic journal.  Photography is even more fun with friends!