Summer Art Camp: In Beloved Community with our Planet Earth!

Jul 25, 2022 1:00PM—Jul 29, 2022 4:00PM


Monday July 25 – Friday July 29, 2022 1:00-4:00pm

Ages: 11-15

Cost: Members $115, Non-Members $130

Schweinfurth artists will explore shading techniques with graphite, pen, ink, and paint and develop their drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture-building, and ceramic skills, all with the natural world in mind.  Artists will study how contemporary artists are exploring and applying the themes of ecology to their art practice.  Eco-artists have been working for decades to celebrate, educate and improve their home communities and our global communities’ relationship with the earth. Artists will utilize the themes of eco-art to develop and discover how their artwork can be inspired by and even help the living world.

Masks are recommended, but our policy is subject to change.

About the Teacher:

Born and raised in Central New York, Warner Varno graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a double major in fine art in drawing and painting and anthropology, concentrating on Historical Archaeology. After working as a historical archaeologist at Fort Drum and later as a furniture painter for Mackenzie-Childs of Aurora, Warner moved west to Colorado in 1998. While living in Denver, Warner earned her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver and her K-12 art teaching license. Warner created Time for Art, a fine art enrichment program running in Denver, CO, from 2006-2016 for Denver area schools, museums, and cultural centers, and Time for Art and Yoga in the Central New York area from 2015-2019. While living in Colorado, Warner instructed all artists’ ages in drawing, painting, and mixed media out of her South Central Denver studio for Denver Public Schools and San Diego City Schools, establishing a Master Teaching Artist Residency Program. In addition, Warner enjoyed teaching Portfolio, preparing students to apply to Denver School of the Arts, and teaching art appreciation for Red Rocks Community College. Warner studied graduate-level painting at Sacramento State with Joan Moment and is currently finishing her Portfolio, earning an MFAIA through Goddard College, developing a new embodied somatic painting practice as an expansion opportunity for experienced, multidisciplinary artists and an accessible process-based technique for artists of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Warner has been both a MA teaching artist since 2007 and a professional exhibiting artist since 2002, exhibiting in NY, Denver, and San Diego.