There are only two weeks of Summer ARTventures left! Don't miss this opportunity to create some awesome artwork while having a great time!
We have classes for every age group!
For your 4-5 year olds, we have Fins, Fur and Flippers, an ocean adventure where students can squish, sculpt, draw and paint. The week will end with music and dance as part of their showcase. Messy Art IV will be a week of using paint, paper-craft and clay to create pets & puppets, creatures & critters. Don't miss these two exciting weeks!
For the 6-8 age group, we will be building clay animals in Jungle Explorers and learning about Native American art in Eagles, Ravens and Bears. You can take an ocean adventure in Deep Sea Investigation or paint the world around you in Paint Out!
If your child is 9-11, you can learn to paint what you see around you or what you imagine in Watercolor Painting or take advantage of the last pottery class of the season in Hand & Wheel III. Week 5 classes include building your own unique clay pieces in Face Jugs II or creating a variety of hand-sewn stuffed animals in Upcycled Stuffed Animals.
We have an exciting opportunity for the 12-18 year olds with our new 2-D Design class!. Students will use line, shape texture, pattern and color to create a variety of 2-D artworks.
525,600 MINS. - TIME AND PLACE
How do you measure a year in your life? What makes it meaningful to you?
Waterworks Visual Arts Center and The Community Care of Southern Piedmont are proud to present 525,600 MINS. – Time and Place, two exhibitions that dovetail to explore the twin concepts of time and “our place in the world,” a juried group show and a public conversation wall.
Visual Art Exchange (VAE) member artists' works selected fro the group show dmonstrate how creative people contemplate time and place. For instance, the passing of time - revealing how people and things age; the measurement of time and/or the tools used to quantify time; the changes in times - how technology has changed the world; or how time affects a cerain place - compairing images of a piece of land before and after urbanization. Fifty works in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media represent 32 artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Candy Chang’s work transforms public space by providing a platform for community conversation and dialog. Following the unexpected death of a dear friend, the New Orleans-based artist needed a way to cope with her loss. With the help of friends she turned the side of an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard, and stenciled a fill-in-the-blank sentence: “Before I die, I want to...”
Using over ten languages, Before I Die walls have been created in more than seventy countries, including Kazakhstan, Argentina, China, Italy, and South Africa. “In order to die well, we need to talk about it,” says the artist.
The goal of the public response walls is to provide a space for visitors to share their personal aspirations and to create public awareness, education, and conversation around Advance Directives (individual advance care planning).
Four engagement walls have been installed in the gallery. In order to make this opportunity available to a broader audience Before I die drop boxes are installed in various sites in Rowan and Cabarrus counties, including Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, Rowan Public Library: Headquarters, South Rowan Regional Library, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, J. Fred Corriher Jr. YMCA, and Kannapolis YMCA.