The Ananda Center for the Arts will present a series of summer one-day workshops in its new home, the downtown Bradley Place residence building. Ananda Center artist, Angelina Verginis, chairman of The Ananda Center’s board of directors, will offer sessions even before the official opening of the Center’s new space.
“A Walk Through Monet’s Garden Workshop,” for children ages 8 through 12, will take students on a visual tour through the works of Impressionist painter Claude Monet and show them how one man’s garden became known and enjoyed around the world through art. Students will construct their own Impressionist style paintings and a three-dimensional paper waterlily. Students may attend on Monday, July 23, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, August 11, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Each class size will be limited to 12. The $20 fee per child ($15 for Ananda Center members) includes instruction and materials.
Teens and adults are invited to attend a workshop called “Where is My Creative Side?” They may choose to participate on Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Verginis will help participants tap into their creative side to discover their inner artist! Students will take part in simple drawing and painting exercises that emphasize each individual’s own artistic style and strengths.
The class size will be limited to 15. The per-participant cost will be $25 ($20 for Ananda Center members).
In the “Dirt Pudding and Other Crazy Ideas” workshop, Verginis will take students ages 2 through 4 on an exploratory journey of discovering art through texture, color, line, and even taste as they create edible art projects. She will offer the program on Tuesday July 31, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and Saturday, August 25, 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. The class size will be limited to 10 children with parent helpers. The $20 class fee ($15 for Ananda Center members) includes instruction and materials.
“Look What I Made!” will be a workshop for children ages 2 to 4. Participants may attend on Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or Saturday, September 1, 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Verginis will guide students to create their own artistic masterpieces through exploring art materials and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the process and artistic discovery as children try new things and predict their results. “We will celebrate our creativity together,” Verginis said. The class size will be limited to 10 children with parent helpers. The $20 class fee ($15 for Ananda Center members) includes instruction and materials.
No advance registration is required. Students should arrive at The Ananda Center for the Arts about 15 minutes before each workshop to sign in. Fees may be paid with cash or check.