Summer Art Camp for Kids Big Success

pedersens drawing classTwenty-five children, ages five and half to fourteen, attended this summer’s week long art camp.

Four different classes met daily for two hour sessions:  Fine Art for Kids with Bjorn Lundeen, Acting & Improv with Willa Childress, Circus Arts with Sierra Gjerde,  and Drawing Monsters, Robots & Fairies with Ryan Pedersen.

Final presentations were held on Friday for each of the sessions, giving parents, grandparents, and community members a chance to see what the students learned.

Photo by John Freethy:  Ryan Pedersen’s class ‘Drawing Monsters, Fairies, and Robots’, shares their work and some really ‘monstrous’ faces.

 

 

 

Announcing Classes for the 2014 Kids Summer Art Camp

logo panel copy (2)Classes for the 2014 Kids Summer Art Camp have been announced!  During the week of August 4-8th, the Hoffman Center will host 5 classes in the arts for children ages 6 through 17.

Morning classes will be held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and will include:

FINE ART FOR KIDS (Ages 6-17) with Bjorn Lundeen This class will introduce fine art techniques to kids in a format that is beginner friendly and fun. The students will learn methods of representational drawing which include how to measure and draw things in proportion, how to draw light and shadow, beginning color, introduction to composition, and how to communicate ideas with subject matter. Drawing materials will be provided such as charcoal pencils, erasers, and paper. This is a great way to introduce young artists to some advanced art techniques in a relaxed, no pressure setting.  Students are welcome to bring appropriate subject matter of their choice to draw, or have the choice of using objects provided by the instructor. No prior art experience is necessary, each student will be instructed at his/her individual level. Above all the goal is to have fun with art and get creative!

MYSTERIOUS, STRANGE & UNUSUAL: A Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 10-17) with Mindy Hardwick Haunted castles, ghostly sightings and things that go bump in the night all spark great stories. But how do we craft our tales so they are believable to readers? In this hands-on writing workshop, we’ll explore how to build suspense and tension in plot, craft compelling characters and design a mysterious setting. Writers will try some flash fiction, short stories and even a few poems. We’ll share our writing with each other in a workshop setting. Bring those stories which haunt you and let’s turn them into mysterious tales which can be told around beach bonfires.

BEHIND THE SCENES: From Acting to Improv (Ages 7-14) with Willa Childress Come join us and discover the world of the performing arts! During this camp we look at the most basic elements of performances, learn to think on our feet, and take turns directing and being directed. Throughout the week, we will create our own characters and personalities and then stage interactions between these characters. Much of the camp will be focused on theories of improvisation, introducing a variety of improv games that welcome creativity, collaboration with friends, and lots of fun.

Afternoon classes will be held from 2:00  – 4:00 pm and will include:

MONSTERS, FAIRIES & ROBOTS: Drawing from the Imagination (Ages 6-17) with Ryan Pedersen We’re going to learn to draw with the most limitless tool we have: the imagination.  It’s a dessert-before-dinner approach to learning: we’ll juxtapose the fictional, creative inspirations that make us passionate to create (…like dinosaurs and spaceships!), and combine them with fundamental drawing practices to make art fun and learning simple.  Students will work with form, weight and expression in their drawings, learn to broaden their idea of “line” and inherit specific, life-long drawing techniques rather than memorizing abstract rules to follow.  It’s art for the sake of fun and enrichment, turning practice from chore to recreation while we work toward our final, framed masterpiece from the student’s own imagination.

CIRCUS ARTS IN MANZANITA (Ages 6-17) with Sierra Gjerde Circus Arts in Manzanita? That’s right, the great NorthWest is teaming with circus enthusiasts and we even reside here in this little community. I am proud to join the Hoffman Center this summer to bring a taste of the exuberance this art form brings. We will be doing lots of character development through improvisation games, round robin shares and various exercises in juggling, poi, basic acrobatics and slap stick theater. The class will conclude with a small showcase of skills learned, musical expression during playtime and showcase encouraged!! Come and feel free to express yourself.

All classes are $65 per student, which includes materials.  If the same child enrolls in both a morning and afternoon class, there is a $5 discount per class. Full and partial scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance.  If so, please contact us before registering.

Questions:  johnfreethy@gmail.com

For a downloadable brochure click here for Front or Back.

Registration Form is available here.

2013 Summer Art Camps Set

HC SC Brochure 2013 Front Page HC SC Brochure 2013 Back PageThe Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host three art camps for kids this summer. The camps, following a theme of international culture, will be held the week of July 29 to Aug 2 at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

“Shadow Theater” (ages 6 – 10) will explore the art and history of this ancient craft. The campers will learn to create their own puppet play, and the week will end with a performance for family and friends. Led by Lynn Thomas, the camp will cost $65, with an additional $5 lab fee. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon daily.

“From Baobab to Douglas Fir – An Art Journey” (ages 8 -12) will explore the world of trees and their environments through adventures in watercolor, pen and ink, pastels and charcoal. Led by Angelle Soans, this camp will cost $65, with an additional $10 lab fee. Hours 10 a.m. to noon daily.

“Totems, Amulets and Talismen” (ages 8 – 12) students will learn to hand-build small animal figures from a variety of materials, based on animal totems, Japanese netsuke, amulets and imagery from mythology. Led by Kathleen Ryan, the camp will cost $65, with an additional $15 lab fee. Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. daily.

Lunch Bunch. New this year is an opportunity for art campers to stay at the Hoffman Center over the noon hour and be supervised while they eat their own sack lunches. The fee for this supervision is $15 per child for the whole week.

A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to a grant from the Juan Young Trust. Parents should ask about the scholarships when registering.

Register by visiting the Hoffman Center Web site at hoffmanblog.org and downloading the brochure; by phoning (503) 368-3846; or by e-mailing hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 24.

 

Summer Kids’ Camp Line-Up Announced

The Hoffman Center unveiled it’s new line-up for the summer kids’ camps. We will host eight art camps and two drama camps for kids this summer. Sessions will be held at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

The first drama camp will be held July 23-27. “Drama Light” (Ages 7+) Students will memorize a favorite poem and, after learning presentation techniques, perform it on stage during a final performance. Led by Aina Tonjes. Cost $65. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon daily.

The eight art camps will all be held the week of Jul. 30 – Aug. 3, with morning or afternoon sessions. Each camp will cost $65.

“Global Art Beat” (Ages 5-10) Students will learn to play instruments from Brazilian, African and Native American traditions. The kids will also learn to make costumes from each culture. The week will culminate in a music performance in costume. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Lynn Thomas.

In “Tell Your Story: Poetry and Art Journal Workshop” (Ages 10-14) Students will learn new ways to tell their own stories – in poems and art journaling. Addressing hopes and dreams, treasures and secrets, monsters and scars. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Mindy Harwick will lead the camp.

“Beginning Basket Weaving” (Ages 9+) Students will work with reeds and other natural items. Additional embellishments, such as beads, can be added during the process. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Marilyn Anderson.

“Adventures in Drawing” (Ages 8-12) Students will work creatively with pencil, pen and charcoal and learn how shape and line form the real world and imaginary ones. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Angelle Soans.

“Gnomes, Homes, and Adventure” (Ages 5-8) Students will make clay sculptures of gnomes, trolls or elves, and then collect found objects to create an outdoor structure that would become their homes. Hours: 1 – 3 p.m. Led by Steve Albrechtsen.

“Writing from Life: Flash Fiction for Teens” (Ages 12-19) Students will learn to write short, fast and fun flash fiction by drawing on life for ideas — including the scary, the sweet and the downright strange. Publishing markets for teens will also be covered. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Mindy Harwick.

“Traditional Mexican Coconut Masks” (Ages 10+) Students will use coconut shells as a basis to form facial masks using cones, seeds, pods and other natural items. The masks will be finished with plaster of Paris, paint and a sealant. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Sharon Borgford.

“Adventures in Modern Painting” (Ages 8-12) Students will learn to make their own paintbrushes and mix paint, be introduced to the works of Miro, Klee, Kandinsky and Matisse, and experiment with the Modern abstract painting style. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Peggy Biskar.

“We Are the World, Musical Theatre Creative Workshop” (Ages 6-12) Three-week class will run from Aug. 6–24. Students will learn vocal technique, acting, movement and basic musical theatre production. They will also create their own theatrical dialogue/narrative in a musical review format. A final performance will be presented for families on the last day of the class. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Susan St. John. Cost: $100

A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses, art lovers and a grant from the Juan Young Trust. Parents should ask about the scholarships when registering

Click here and here to download both pages of the registration form, or phone (503) 368-3846; or e-mail hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 20.

Call for 2012 Summer Camp Art Instructors

Do you love working with kids? Do you have a background in the arts? Are you fun and creative? Do you want to make an impact on children’s lives this summer?

Hoffman Center Art Camps provide youth with an opportunity to sample a range of artistic mediums, including painting, ceramics, print making, mixed media, writing, music and drama. For the summer of 2012, the Hoffman Center is looking for energetic, creative, and fun Art Instructors to lead its summer art camps. We are seeking applications from individuals to teach morning and afternoon art camps from July 30-August 3 and a three week drama camp from Aug 6-24.

New this year: Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered during week 1 of the camp (July 30-Aug3), from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.

Interested individuals should submit an application and class description/proposal. Previous experience in art instruction is desired.

Completed applications should be sent to Lynn Thomas. Application deadline is Friday, May 11th at 4pm.

Hoffapalooza 2011 a Great Success

Our first  Hoffapalooza, held Saturday, July 23, 2011 was conceived as an opportunity to show off the wide variety of programs that go on at the Hoffman Center, and to show them off all at once. In a six-hour timespan we had hundreds of people come through the building. A frequent comment, even from full-locals, was, “I had no idea there was this much going on.” It was great to hear that. It meant we were successful.

Check the gallery for some photos of the big day.

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Kids’ Art Camps Set for August

The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host eight morning and afternoon Summer Art Camps for kids during the week of Aug. 1-5. All sessions will be held at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita. The classes will cost $65 per student, with a separate lab fee added on.

“Look! Learn! Listen!” a music and art class for ages 5-11 (or with instructor’s approval), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each day and led by Lynn Thomas. Students will learn to paint what they hear in music, and also receive a violin, viola or cello to play for the week. (Lab fee $10)

“Bookbinding and Printmaking” For ages 5+, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Barbara Temple-Ayres will lead a teach making a hardbound book covered with paper the students decorate. Kids will use off-press printmaking techniques, including rubber stamps, monoprints, bubbles, chalk and marbling. (Lab fee $5)

“Illuminated Manuscripts” For ages 9+, will run from 10 a.m. to noon daily. Sarah Archer will explore the relationship between text and images, using drawing, collage, and block printing with antique wooden type. Students will turn words into works of art.

“Beginning Drawing” For ages 8-14, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Angelle Soans will teach basic drawing techniques and how to add textures using pencil, charcoal and marker in a sketchbook, which students will take home at the end of the week. (Lab Fee $10)

“Clay PlayShop” For ages 5-10, will be run from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Antoniette Naranjo-Rivera will teach building techniques and explore surface decoration possibilities. Each student will glaze and fire his/her very own piece. ($15 lab fee)

“Intro to Stage Lighting” for ages 7-18 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Instructor Annie Naranjo-Rivera will teach the unseen wonders of light design for the stage. Students will make their own lighting plot, then hang and focus lights to set the mood for a show.

“Creative Writing Laboratory” For ages 7-13 (or younger with instructor’s approval), will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Local poet Travis Champ will delve into the world of poetry. Students will create their own booklet of poems to take home at the end of the week. (Lab fee $5)

“A Taste of Everything” For ages 8+, will be held 1 – 3 p.m. Instructor Nicole Poole will let students experience a wide range of techniques: life drawing, printmaking, collage, sun-print making, and one day of surprises. (Lab fee $10)

A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses and art lovers. Parents interested should ask when registering.

Register by visiting the Hoffman Center Web site at hoffmanblog.org and download the Summer_Art_Camps_Brochure; by phoning (503) 368-3846; or by e-mailing hoffmancenter@ nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 22.

Summer Art Camps for Kids

Lynn & the Boom Wackers (Summer 2009)

The Hoffman Center will host seven Summer Art Camps for kids during the week of Aug. 2-6. All sessions will be held at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita. The classes will cost $65 per student, with a separate lab fee added on.

“It’s All in the B-A-G,” a class for kids 5-10, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each day and be led by Lynn Thomas. Students will perform simple tunes on recorders and boomwhacker, learning the difference between rhythm and pitch, and experiment with a variety of sounds while playing traditional folk songs. Lab fee $10.

“Clay PlayShop,” for ages 7-10, will be held 10 a.m. to noon each day and be led by Glenna Gray. Students will learn coil, ball and slab building techniques and explore surface decoration possibilities, and finally glaze and fire their own pieces. Lab fee $15.

“Dreams and Themes,” led by Mia Steury, will run from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Students, ages 5-10, will explore the secret world of dreams on canvas and create paintings inspired by the vibrant works of Mark Chagall. Lab fee $10.

“In Your Own Words,” for ages 5-10, will be led by local poet Travis Champ from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Students will learn to write their own stories, legends or adventures, and end up making a book to fill with their own words. Lab fee $5.

“Make Your Own Puppets,” will be led by Janet Maher from 10 a.m. to noon. She will teach kids ages 8-12 how to sculpt the head for their own puppet with clay and paper-mâché, paint and decorate a face, add hair, feathers or sequins, then design and attach a cloth body. Lab fee $8.

Nichole & Kids show off their art (Summer 2009)

“Multimedia Extravaganza” will be held 1 – 3 p.m. each day. Leader Nichole Poole will help students experiment with a variety of artistic media. “Come fearlessly and ready for fun,” says Nichole. “There are no rules in this class!” Lab fee $8.

“Hot Off the Press,” for ages 12 and up will also be held 1 – 3 p.m. daily. Sarah Skye Archer will lead students as they write journals and learn to print their own works on the Center’s printing press. Lab fee $5.

A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses and art lovers. Parents interested should ask when registering.

To register download the Kids Camp Registration Form , phone 503-368-3846 or e-mail hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net. Space is still available, so register now.

“Art Camp” for Grown-ups July 5th – July 9th

Cathi Howell, arts educator and studio artist in her Manzanita studio.

Cathi Howell, arts educator and artist in her Manzanita studio.

Cathi Howell, artist and arts educator, will lead a series of workshops Monday, July 5th through Friday, July 9th. The workshops will be held at the Hoffman Center at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita.

Part-time 15 year Manzanita resident Cathi Howell will put on an arts curriculum that emphasizes short, one-day creative art projects. The classes will last from 9 to 11 each morning that week. Each class will feature a different technique, including simple printmaking processes, collage, simple sculpture from recycled materials, and self-portraits. No art experience is necessary. This is not technical art training, however experienced artists are welcomed. Students can attend just one or two of the classes—they cost just $20 each, or sign up for the entire week and get a discounted rate of $85. Students get a special discounted rate of $10 per class.

Cathi Howell is a retired arts educator, arts entrepreneur, and studio artist. Currently she teaches an arts program for Rosemary Anderson High School in Portland Oregon several hours each week. She was one of the founding board members of the Hoffman Center.

To register download the art camp registration form, to print off and send in with your check. You can also get more detailed information about each class directly from Cathi Howell at 503.720.9686.

Art ‘Camp’ Class Schedule by Day

Monday July 5– Basic Relief Printing: Students design, carve and create simple printmaking tools to print and embellish a variety of surfaces and decorative paper.

Tuesday July 6 — Mixed Media Collage/Personal Histories: Students select from photos, clips, quotes, stories of their own and combine them with an array of papers and materials to create personally themed collages.

Wednesday July 7– “Recycled” Scrap Sculpture Constructions: Each participant will create a small scale 3-D “sculpture” using recycled and/or re-usable materials with simple glue gun technology

Thursday July 8– Self-Portrait Collage: Students begin with a basic introduction to a contour drawing technique. Through the use of torn and cut papers, participants will create a combined self-portrait collage.

Friday July 9– Extended Drawing: Awaken your visualization skills! Students select a photo, art poster or other printed art and use these as focus for extending what that art might look like beyond its edges. Pencil, charcoal, and colored drawing media will be used.

Local Artist Leads Embedded Imagery Workshop

Lori Dillon with a couple of her recent works.

Lori Dillon with a couple of her recent works.

Lori Dillon, local artist, will lead a three-day workshop called “Exploring Embedded Imagery.”

“I’ll help you combine your own stories and symbols with a variety of materials,” she says.  “It’s a multi-media workshop that will change the way you think about your visual art.”

Lori’s love of the outdoors and color show in her artwork. Art classes through high school and a two-year vocational Graphic Arts course honed her skills. More recently, she has attended several classes at the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology in Otis, Oregon. This resulted in her current passion for mixed media pieces.

Dillon has participated with and displayed artwork at CART’M’s annual Trash Bash, the Manzanita Creative Arts Council’s (MCAC) Annual Summer Show, and the Tillamook County Arts Network’s (TCAN) many events. This past December she had a successful month-long display of mixed media works at Manzanita News and Espresso.  You can also see samples of her work using embedded imagery technique at the 4th Street and Sea Level galleries in Manzanita, and at the Harrison Cafe’ in Wheeler.

Active in the arts community, Dillon serves on the boards of the MCAC and TCAN. Both groups promote local artists.

“Although I have shared my techniques with friends on an informal basis, this will be my first formal class. We are going to have fun!”

The class will be held over three days, Tuesday, April 27, through Thursday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Students will be working on several pieces at a time and by the end will go home with 3 to 5 completed works.  Most supplies will be included in the $120 tuition, but students will be given a list upon registering.  Have a question?  Call Lori at 503.368.6153.  Limited to 6 participants, so register soon!

To register, print and fill out this registration form.