Every child is both an artist and a scientist, and in this eight-week class Lower School students have the opportunity to explore our natural world through art experiments, projects, and creative discovery labs! Students will especially engage in the world of plants and botany, and will use our beautiful campus as a point of inspiration. We will be engaged in printmaking, drawing, painting, plaster casting, paper craft, ceramics, photography, color theory, and fiber arts and natural dyeing. The class will take place in the Upper School Art Studio and culminate in a group sharing.
SCHEDULE: 8 sessions
Thursdays from 3:15-5:00 pm for Lower School 1st-4th years (max enrollment: 12)
- Sept 27
- Oct 4, 11, 18 (Oct 25 is a parent conference day, so no class)
- Nov 1, 15, 29 (Nov 8 is a staff development half-day and Nov 22 is Thanksgiving, so no class)
- Dec 6
We'll walk students from the Lower School to the Upper School. Nature artists can be picked up from the Upper School Art Studio at 5:00 pm or Extended Day (AfterHours) care is available until 5:45 pm.
TEACHER BIO: Amelia Shull has been teaching a variety of art classes in the Upper School since 2003. She studied Art History, Photography, and Sculpture at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Eastern European Art History, Culture, Politics, and Sociology at the University of Wrocław, Poland in 1996.
After school she moved to New York and worked at Christie's Art Auction House and assisted with exhibits at ArtistSpace. She returned to North Carolina, and taught arts classes at Durham Tech, The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, and the Durham Arts Council. She ran the year-round and summer programs as Youth Education Coordinator at the Durham Arts Council. In 2003, in addition to joining the CFS community as a teacher, she founded and directed the feminist nonprofit Girls Rock NC, that has grown from a one-week summer camp to year round and summer programs for adults and youth. She currently conducts the PopUp Chorus, a joyful program and event designed to welcome anyone who would like to sing in community each month.
Amelia focuses on confidence-building and empowerment of young people through the arts, engaging students to recognize their inherent gifts and develop their visual voices through technique and skill building. She is a parent of two enthusiastic and creative CFS students. Amelia invites you to look at the CFS Studio Art Instagram account!