Summer 2020

Courses for Teenagers

AB Art Studios offers intensive summer courses for teenagers. Students will be taught art fundamentals in a variety of media, and given the opportunity to develop their artwork through exercises and independent projects. Courses will take place under the guidance of experienced artists and instructors, with each student receiving one-on-one feedback appropriate for their skill level.

Upcoming Teenager Summer Courses 2020

For ages 13-18

Class size between 4-10 students

Language: English

Week 1, August 10-14th:

Drawing and Printmaking

10:00am-12:30pm

Lunch Break - 12:30-1:30pm

 

Casting and Sculpture

1:30-4:00pm

Week 2, August 17-21st:

Stop-Motion Animation

10:00am-12:30pm

Lunch Break - 12:30-1:30pm

 

Photography - From Zero to Hero

1:30-4:00pm

Pricing:

1 Course -  260 EUR

2 Courses  10% discount - 234 EUR per course

3 Courses 15% discount - 221 EUR per course

4 Courses  20% discount - 208 EUR per course

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Instructors

Abby Brown

Abby Brown is the head instructor and founder of AB Art Studios and has 6 years teaching experience within the arts. She is originally from North Carolina, USA, and is currently living and working in Vienna, Austria. She completed her BA from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, graduating Magna cum Laude with Honors in Fine Art. After moving to Austria, she has been living and working full-time from her artistic practice, and has exhibited her work internationally in Europe, the USA and Asia. 

Patrick Loan

Patrick Loan got his MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, UK.  Over the years he has coordinated and organised numerous art and education projects in the UK and in Europe, and is currently involved with a number of online projects combining drawing, animation and performance. He has extensive experience as an educator within the arts: he is a visting lecturer at Cardiff School of art, and also taught for 3 years at South Essex College in the UK where he lectured on the BA Fine Art, Foundation diploma, 3D Deisgn and Animation courses.  He has exhibited in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Ida Vickers

Ida Vickers is a professional photographer who has run her own business photographing portraits and weddings since 2017. Her work has been featured in some online and print media, as well as received acclaim from international master photographers. 

In addition to this, she has 5 years of experience teaching adults and teenagers; and she is especially adored by her young students for her warm and patient attitude. 

Having fun in the classroom is important to her; because when you're having fun your brain absorbs knowledge automatically.

Summer 2020 Teenager Courses

 
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Drawing and Printmaking

Instructors

Abby Brown, Patrick Loan

August 10-14th, 2020

10:00-12:30

12.5 hours total

This course will focus on drawing and printmaking techniques. Students will not only develop their skills using these materials, but will experiment with a variety of artistic processes. The exercises and projects will combine accurate measured drawing and a range of experimental drawing techniques. The accurate drawings will build the student’s skill with representational portrayal of form, while the abstract approaches will deepen the student’s understanding of the role of drawing in the creative process and expose them to different ways of thinking about art.
 

Drawing

The first half of the course will focus on fundamental drawing principles such as using light and tone, mark-making, composition, measured drawing, structural drawing and still life. All of these principles will form a solid foundation upon which students will experiment with materials and incorporate printmaking techniques into their practice.

 

Mono Printing and Block Printing

Students will be introduced to mono printing and block printing - some of the simplest printing methods, and once everything is set up, among of the quickest. You will be shown how to create mono-prints using the methods of drawing and impression on different surfaces, and really explore textures and different ways of mark making. We will also explore block printing, which is an extremely easy and quick way to create repeated patterns either on paper or textiles. Different ways of making blocks/ stamps to print will be shown and students will be given ample opportunity to experiment printing onto different surfaces. This will be expanded to include basic wood block printing and the principles of lino-cut.

 

Casting and Sculpture

Instructors

Patrick Loan, Abby Brown

August 10-14th, 2020

13:30 - 16:00

12.5 hours total

Learn the principles and basics of sculpture and 3D design on this practical, hands-on, and fun week long workshop.  The students will be introudced to a number of sculptural processes:

Sculpture

Using cardboard as a basic material and a glue gun, the first project will get students working with constructing a sculptural object in a simple and quick way.  The initial project will take an organic object and the student will take either the whole form, or an element and create a 3D representation of it. This will expanded by making a maquette (a small model of a larger sculpture) as the initial task, and creating a bigger and more finished piece.  

​Casting

Students will be introduced to basic casting techniques using plaster and start to understand form and structure. Using an object as a former (the object you cover to get a cast) and covering it with Modroc (plaster of Paris in a bandage) will be introduced as a way of creating a cast of that object / shape. It will be even possible to take a cast of a body part! 

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Stop-Motion Animation

Instructor

Patrick Loan

August 17-21st, 2020

10:00-12:30

12.5 hours total

 

In this course students will learn the principles of stop-motion animation and be introduced to different ways of making stop-motion movies through hands-on experience. By the end of the course, students will create their own final project. Learn how to create drawn stop-motion, object-motion (moving objects around to create a video - like Lego animation), cutout-motion (using collage and images cut out from magazines) and even pixelation (where people are used as the subject to make a stop-motion movie).  Students can let their imagination run riot and use all of the methods described above in one video!

You will be shown how to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to create your stop -motion film and use very intuitive software which costs nothing for the free version of the app or 5 euros for the full version. The set-up will be shown - lighting and various ways of creating your own mini (low-tech) studio. Audio and sound effects will also be touched on to enhance your film, as well as making titles and end credits for a professional touch.

On the final day the students will present their final project to the rest of the group.

 

Photography - From Zero to Hero

Instructor

Ida Vickers

August 17-21st, 2020

13:30-16:00

12.5 hours total

In this course, students will learn the basics of photography with a focus on composition, lighting, angles, and colours.

They will use their own equipment (smartphone and/or digital camera) as well as some of the instructors’ equipment to create interesting, eye-catching work.

We will set up several "challenges" to enable students to experiment; but there will also be more traditional still lifes as well as a venture into portraiture. At the end of this course, students will choose their favourite photo and receive it as a print.

The main goal is training the students’ eyes and creativity while simultaneously teaching them about technical aspects - learning by doing rather than formulaic repetition.

There will be frequent one-on-one interactions with the instructor as well as critiques to ensure a rapid development of skills.

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Studio policy for refunds and and cancelations:

Group Courses policy: to reserve you place in a course you must register and send confirmation of payment in advance. There is a non-refundable €30 registration fee included in the course price. The remaining balance of the course fee is fully refundable up to 2 weeks before the first day of class, and a 50% refund is available up to 1 week before the first day of class. Within one week of the start date the course fee is non-refundeable. However, a full refund (minus the €30 registration fee) is possible if someone from the waitlist can take your spot. You are also welcome to give your spot to someone else. Any cancelations by the instructor will be rescheduled or refunded. The fee for any missed classes will not be refunded, with the exception during the coronavirus pandemic for missed classes due to illness, in which case a voucher for the value of the missed session will be given.

Studio Address:

Schwarzingergasse 4

1020 Vienna

3rd Floor

Telephone:

+43 664 765 53 89

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