Young Artists Academy at Marco Island Center for the Arts

Young Artists Academy at Marco Island Center for the Arts
September 30 - November 18, 2017
Hours: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
Marco Island Center for the Arts invites qualified students to apply to the popular Young Artists Academy. This prominent program offers free art classes for middle and high school students who are talented and are interested in creating art.

To be eligible for the program, a student must be in Grades 6 - 12 and recommended by an art teacher from their school. Also, qualified home-schooled children can apply to join the Young Artist Academy. This well admired program has a limited number of spaces available and will be filled on a first to apply basis. All applications are date and time stamped so it is advisable that students submit their application forms as quickly as possible.

Applications will not be accepted after September 25, 2017.

Classes are offered in clay, drawing/painting and photography. Each accepted student will participate in two of the mediums, and will rank their art class preferences. Each set of classes runs four weeks. Young Artist Academy classes take place on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The following are this year’s dates:
• September 30
• October 7, 14, 21, 28
• November 4, 11, 18

Young Artist Academy provides students the opportunity to learn techniques and further develop their skills. The classes are taught by the following highly qualified teaching artists.
Shelly Castle – MA and PhD candidate with multi-decade experience in digital design and illustration. Shelly has also been an adjunct college professor and teaches private art instruction.
Rebecca Ferguson – BA in Art with her main focus on ceramics. She is exceptionally accomplished in wheel thrown functional ware, extruded forms, sculptural ceramics, kiln work and raku firing.
Astrid Garcia – She is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in photography and imaging. Astrid is known for her layered themes of photography and digital compositions.
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