Schweinfurth offers art courses for young people this winter

Auburn, NY – The Schweinfurth Art Center is offering in-person art classes and student camps starting next month. Parents are encouraged to register their children now as places are limited and classes fill up quickly.

Artist Victoria Savka will teach two Art Camp sessions during the school’s February break, February 21-25. Savka graduated with a Master of Science for Teachers from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Illustration, and a BFA in Fine Art Studio. She taught elementary art in the Diocese of Rochester before moving to Auburn.

“Exploring the World of Animals,” for students ages 6-10, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the art center. Students will explore animals, their environment, and myths and legends through clay, drawing, painting, and collage.

“The Art of Storytelling,” for students ages 11 to 16, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Art Center. Participants will illustrate well-known stories or their own stories using clay, watercolors and pencils, and create flipbooks to explore their characters.

The cost of each camp is $115 for Schweinfurth members and $130 for non-members. Scholarships are available; email [email protected] for more information.

Schweinfurth’s Art After School program will return in March with a six-week program, “Ocean Life Exploration Through Art”, also taught by Victoria Savka. Students will work with paint, clay, printmaking and drawing to explore penguins, the Great Barrier Reef, the work of Jacques Cousteau, and more.

The class, for students aged 6 to 10, will meet from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from March 2 to April 6. The cost of the program is $55 for Schweinfurth members and $65 for non-members. Scholarships are available; email [email protected] for more information.

Masks are mandatory at all times inside the art center. For more information and to register, go to schweinfurthartcenter.org/youth-classes/.

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