Featured Classes

In-depth Guided Portrait Photography
July 16 - August 6 (4 weeks)
Instructed by Ramone G. Permel
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn and refine techniques to make your photography unique. Students will photograph live models in a safe and guided atmosphere while exploring a variety of lighting, posing, camera settings & lens options. This class will also explore ways to personalize your style and draw from your own creativity. Basic knowledge of your camera and the ability to digitally share your images is required.
Members:
$80
Non-members:$90
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Hand-tinted Origami Flowers
July 19 & July 26 (2 Day workshop)
Instructed by Rich Gray
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Students will hand-tint color diffusing paper using water based paints and will learn to fold an origami vase.  On the second day students will fold the colorful papers into simple, yet elegant origami flowers and arrange them in their vase.
Members:
$35
Non-members:$45
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The Art of Zentangle
July 19 (1 Day Workshop)
Instructed by Donna Wynn
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Zentangle is a fun and relaxing drawing practice. Students will produce a series of designs by creating repetitive patterns without preplanning or design. Materials will be provided.
Members:
$30
Non-members:$35
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NEW!
Portfolio Preparation for College

July 7 - July 11 (1 week)
Instructed by Diana Caramat, Associate Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Governor’s School for the Arts      
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
   
This class is created for individuals who intend to apply for a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree with a visual arts concentration and will be introduced to the undergraduate application process. The primary goal is for participants to create 2-3 artworks to strengthen their portfolio for admission and scholarship consideration. The projects will focus on qualities schools are looking for in an applicant: strength in drawing from life, concept and execution, and innovative problem solving. Projects can be catered to the needs of the individual if they are applying to a specific program with set parameters. At the end of the course students will be given a demonstration on how to document their artwork and prepare files for applications.

Diana Caramat is the Associate Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Governor’s School for the Arts-a precollege program where she has taught Senior Portfolio Prep classes. Her students have been accepted to some of the top BFA programs in the country (VCUarts, RISD, SAIC, MICA, Cooper Union, etc). She graduated from VCUarts with a Dual Degree MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media / Painting and Printmaking. She also has a background in working with admissions at VCUarts through Art Foundation and the Dean’s Office. Supply list will be provided.
Members:
$130
Non-members:$150
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NEW! Site Specific Sculpture and Installation Art
July 5 - July 14 (4 day workshop)
Instructed by Diana Caramat, Associate Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Governor’s School for the Arts       Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
             
This class will take advantage of the unique grounds and outside structures that are available only at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens. Students will study the grounds and choose a location in which they will create sculptural and installation artworks. Students will learn to create models and proposals related to their installation. With direct guidance from Diana, students will create artwork using materials ranging from outdoor weather resistant to ephemeral and install the work at their chosen site. Since artwork responds to the sites most will tend to be non representational abstract object based installation; however, it is always possible for a student to incorporate representational aspects as they wish.  On July 13th from 5:00- 6:30 p.m. students will be given an informal reception to allow friends and family to visit the grounds and view their artwork. Artwork will be allowed to stay on the grounds for 1 week after the course is complete and students are responsible for de-installing their artwork at the end of this time. Open to ages 16 to college sophomores. Supply list will be provided.

Diana Caramat is the Associate Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Governor’s School for the Arts-a precollege program where she has taught Senior Portfolio Prep classes. Her students have been accepted to some of the top BFA programs in the country (VCUarts, RISD, SAIC, MICA, Cooper Union, etc). She graduated from VCUarts with a Dual Degree MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media / Painting and Printmaking. She also has a background in working with admissions at VCUarts through Art Foundation and the Dean’s Office.
Members:
$165
Non-members:$175
*REGISTRATION CLOSED