You are here >
CLASSES
> Summer Youth Program

Youth and Family Classes

Summer Youth Program

The Brookfield Craft Center is offering an exciting opportunity for our communitiesí youth, ages 11 to 14, to explore their creative energies in this summer youth program.

Scholarships Available!!! (click for info)

Half-day programs (choose either morning or afternoon) will be offered on 4 weeks (July 10-14, July 24-28, Aug 7-11 and Aug 21-25) on the BCC campus. Each week long class will be a guided learning experience in a supportive environment. Small classes and our highly skilled and professional artist/craft teachers and assistants will offer lots of individual help and allow each child a hands-on exploration of their personal creativity and the process of making. Classes will include Glass Beadmaking, Wood Turning, Painting Blacksmithing, Fused Glass, Clay and native Folk Art.

Full 2017 Adult and Student Curriculum for fiber arts, forge, glass, ceramics, woodturning and jewelry classes.

Sort By:
Page of 2
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 1 morning session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7301 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 1 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7302 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Joy of Pottery Wk 1 Afternoon Session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7311 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Clay Studio)

Join us in a fun, inspiring and collaborative environment as we create unique pieces in clay! This week-long session will cover hand-building techniques (slab, pinch and coil) as well as wheel thrown methods to create your own vessels or sculptures to take home and use! Each day we will explore a variety of methods and how they apply to creating unique and functional art. Project ideas will be customized to adapt to the interests of each participant and we encourage you to bring in your own ideas as well! Pieces will be under glazed and fired with clear glaze that is food safe. No experience necessary - All levels are welcome!
Learn to Turn! Wk 1 morning session
: $250.00

Youth

YP7315 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Turning Studio)

This course will focus learning the basics of wood turning by making fun projects. The focus will be on spindle turning and understanding safety, attributes/grain of wood, parts of the lathe, and key lathe tools. Projects will include a magic wand, spinning tops of several kinds decorated with markers, and a ball in a cup game, etc. We'll begin with basic exercises to develop skill at the lathe, and then move to projects based upon those skills.
Learn to Turn! Wk 1 afternoon session
: $250.00

Youth

YP7316 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Turning Studio)

This course will focus learning the basics of wood turning by making fun projects. The focus will be on spindle turning and understanding safety, attributes/grain of wood, parts of the lathe, and key lathe tools. Projects will include a magic wand, spinning tops of several kinds decorated with markers, and a ball in a cup game, etc. We'll begin with basic exercises to develop skill at the lathe, and then move to projects based upon those skills.
Summer Youth Native Visual Folk Arts Wk 1 Afternoon Session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7318 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (River Room)

Come join us for a Visual Folk Arts camp - with an Arctic twist! While creating traditional-style artwork, participants will be introduced to the distinctive indigenous cultures who live in the Circumpolar North. Students will learn about the intriguing mythology and legends behind the art and the various animals and materials used in each of the five regions this 5-day session will cover: the North American Northwest and Alaska, Siberia, the Dorset region of Arctic Canada, the Saami culture of Scandinavia, and Greenland. Each session will begin with a slide show of the people who live there and examples of their artwork. Then the class will design and create similar art in those specific styles. Included will be painting, mask-making, leather and fabric ornamental design and sculpting. This cultural experience promises to cultivate artistic creativity, fuel the imagination, and enhance individual aesthetic vision.
Summer Youth How to Draw Comic Books-wk 1 afternoon
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7319 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Clay Studio)

Join us in a fun, inspiring and collaborative environment as students will learn the basics of comic book storytelling, story structure, pacing, character development and the basics of superhero drawing. This week-long session is a good way to be introduced to the world of comic books! No experience necessary - All levels are welcome!
Summer Youth Lampwork Glass- Week 1 Mornings
: $250.00

Youth

YP7322 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Glass Studio)

You can learn to make your own glass beads! This 5 day workshop provides you with the opportunity to learn the craft of lampworking on a propane oxygen-fueled torch. We'll begin with information about safety, the use of the torch and other lampworking equipment, as well as an introduction to basic glass beadmaking techniques. The Instructor will guide the children each day as they explore and create different types of beads.
Summer Youth Fused Glass - Week 1 afternoons
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7323 Jul 10-14 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Glass Studio)

Students will learn fun fused glass techniques by creating a small bowl, sun catchers, bottle platters and more. Topics will include cutting, grinding, using hand tools, glass compatibility, preparing pieces for the kiln and firing. Students may choose from a variety of colorful glass and will be able to pick up their final projects the following week.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 2 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7304 Jul 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 2 morning session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7303 Jul 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Lampwork Worlds Of Color and Magic Week 2 Morning Session
Tuition $250.00

Youth
YP7314 July 24-28, 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Glass Studio)

Discover and create worlds of color and magic with glass! Glass flowers, animals, bugs and dots are just a few creations you will have the chance to create in our Lampwork class. Students begin by learning a quick overview of how glass is shaped in the torch, manipulated with certain tools and gravity to create one-of-a-kind beads. Using bead presses to create simple shapes, students will then use pre-pulled stringers to create unique designs. Each class will have a specific theme, with two or three different designs for each student to choose from. Themes include: Flowers -- Jungle Animals -- Aliens and Minions -- Bugs, Frogs and Lizards -- Lions, Tigers and Bears -- Ocean Creatures -- Barnyard Animals -- Dots, Stripes, and Swirls. Students will be able to pick their handcrafted beads up the next day.
Summer Youth How to Draw Comic Books-Week 2 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7320 Jul 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (River Room)


Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 3 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7306 Aug 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 3 morning session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7305 Aug 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
   
 
 
Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Send Us Feedback | Bookmark Us | Company Info | Product Index | Category Index | Terms of Use
Copyright © Brookfield Craft Center. All Rights Reserved.
Built with Volusion