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HANDS ON WORKSHOP (HOW)
ADULT HOW - STUDENTS AGES 18-24
COURSE DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW and LOCATION


NOTE
– All session schedules may adjust to accommodate holidays, emergencies, and closures due to weather.
 
LOCATION – DC Art Studios – Studio 209  6925 Willow Street, NW – Washington, DC 20012 -located two blocks from Takoma DC Metro Station  MAP   
(2nd floor – elevators available) https://dcartsstudios.org/

 

ADULT HOW Mandatory Dress Code

NOTE: If students arrive with inappropriate attire, you may not participate.  This Dress Code is important because it will keep you safe during art projects, and because it reflects the kind of attire it is expected many professional artists wear to work. Staff will be expected to wear similar attire (you are modeling)

REQUIRED –
Comfortable clothes you can bend, lift, kneel, and get messy in
Heavy-toed/thick-toed, non-skid shoes (such as rubber-toed sneakers) or work boots 

NOT PERMITTED –
Low-cut blouses, dangling sleeves, short skirts, high heels, flip-flops, or open-toed shoes
Acrylic (fake) nails or long nails, excessive jewelry on the hands or arms
Unnecessary elements that hang, dangle, or otherwise limit movement

(Scarves and turbans for religious observation are permitted, but must not dangle or limit moving)

DOES Success Coach One-on-One Sessions and
Individualized Counseling Sessions and CASAS Testing – WEEK 1

 
Success Coach One-on-One Coaching Sessions  
Objective: Provide Career Connections participants with an opportunity to meet with the ZCAF-assigned DOES Success Coach (Ms. Frazer), in One-on-One Coaching Sessions, lasting about ½ an hour per participant. The objective is to collect general information, to finalize objective assessment, and to ensure all waiver forms, W-4 forms and general documentation is signed. This ensures each participate is able to successfully proceed with program participation. 
 
TRAINING MODULE III – CASAS Test 
Objective: This test is administered to our students during the first week. It is a requirement of DOES, not of ZCAF, and is given to students by DOES staff. Career Connections participants will test to determine Reading and Math Levels. This test will take roughly 3 hours.

FALL SESSIONS:
August-September   September-October  
October-November   November-December

FALL PART 1 
20th CENTURY DRAWING & DESIGN
In the first 60 hours (part 1) of our Fall Sessions, Adult HOW participants focus on developing a portfolio by completing a series of projects related to drawing, design, and works on paper. Participants also discuss art critiques, review their teacher’s portfolios and learn what an artist’s portfolio is, discuss their career goals and interests, see a presentation overview of great works of visual art (art history), and work as a team to create a group frieze/mural project. Artists and art movements reviewed will include: Georges Seurat and other artists from the Pointillism movement, Salvador Dali and other artists from the Surrealist movement, Bridget Riley other Optical Art movement innovators, Walt Disney and other innovative animators, Stan Lee and other groundbreaking comic book illustrators, Beatrix Potter and other children’s book illustrators, Diego Rivera and other muralists, and classical Chinese ink brush artists.
FALL PART 2: Career Training   Our goal is to get each participant a job, internship, apprenticeship, or enrollment at an educational program that is appropriate for his or her goal/s. During Part 2, Adult HOW participants will:
 
Write an Artist’s Statement;
Create an Artist’s Resume;
Learn how to Label and Photograph their Art;
Organize their Portfolios;
Curate (design and hang) their Own Exhibit;
Host their Exhibit’s Opening Reception;
Attend an offsite Field Trip; 
Enjoy a one-day Q & A Session with a Panel of Professional Artists, and
Receive one-on-one Counseling about specific Career Opportunities
 
SPRING SESSIONS:
January-February   February-March  
March-April      April-May
 
SPRING PART 1   
20th C. PAINTING and PRINTMAKING: TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES
  
Participants focus on developing a portfolio by completing a series of art projects related to 20th century painting, mixed media, digital/film/electronic media, and printmaking: techniques, processes, and concepts. Participants also discuss art critiques, review their teacher’s portfolios and learn what an artist’s portfolio is, discuss their career goals and interests, see a presentation overview of great works of visual art (art history), and work as a team to create and document an outdoor, site-specific installation. 
 
Artists reviewed during this unit will include: Anish Kapoor, Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Goldsworthy, Joseph Cornell, and Betye Saar.
 
SPRING PART 2: Career Training
Adult HOW, participants focus on career training components and learn more about careers in the arts. Our goal is to get each participant a job, internship, apprenticeship, or enrollment at an educational program that is appropriate for his or her goal/s. During Part 2, Adult HOW participants will:
 
Write an Artist’s Statement;
Create an Artist’s Resume;
Learn how to Label and Photograph their Art;
Organize their Portfolios;
Curate (design and hang) their Own Exhibit;
Host their Exhibit’s Opening Reception;
Attend an offsite Field Trip; 
Enjoy a one-day Q & A Session with a Panel of Professional Artists, and
Receive one-on-one Counseling about specific Career Opportunities
 
SUMMER SESSIONS: 
May- June     June-July    July-August
 
SUMMER PART 1
20th C. SCULPTURAL TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES   
Participants focus on developing a portfolio by completing a series of art projects related to 20th century sculpture techniques, processes, and concepts. Participants also discuss art critiques, review their teacher’s portfolios and learn what an artist’s portfolio is, discuss their career goals and interests, see a presentation overview of great works of visual art (art history), and work as a team to create and document  a group-created art installation, featuring art inspired by a seminal 20th century artist. Artists and art reviewed will include: Claes Oldenburg, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Calder, Jenny Holzer, Dale Chihuly, Tibetan Mandala (Sand Paintings), the Burning Man Festival/artists, and Louise Bourgeois.  

SUMMER PART 2: Career Training
Participants focus on career training components and learn more about careers in the arts. Our goal is to get each participant a job, internship, apprenticeship, or enrollment at an educational program that is appropriate for his or her goal/s. During Part 2, Adult HOW participants will:
 
Write an Artist’s Statement;
Create an Artist’s Resume;
Learn how to Label and Photograph their Art;
Organize their Portfolios;
Curate (design and hang) their Own Exhibit;
Host their Exhibit’s Opening Reception;
Attend an offsite Field Trip; 
Enjoy a one-day Q & A Session with a Panel of Professional Artists, and
Receive one-on-one Counseling about specific Career Opportunities

Phone: 202-783-8005  or Email: zcaf@zcaf.org with questions or concerns.


 

 

 

 

 

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Zenith Community Arts Foundation     1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington DC  20012    202-783-8005    zenithcommunityarts@zcaf.org