Classes & Workshops
Art for Kids @ USF
An Artlink favorite! Our oldest youth art camp is back again for another year. Held at the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, Art for Kids gives youth of all ages two week of intense art activities. For grades 1 – 12.
Week 1: June 15 – 19
Week 2: June 22 – 26
Morning (10 am – Noon) and afternoon (1 pm – 3 pm) sessions available.
Classes: grades 1&2, grades 3&4, grades 5&6, grades 7&8, grades 9-12
Cost: Grades 1-6, $35 Artlink Members, $40 General Public, Grades 7-12, $45 Artlink Members, $50 General Public
New this year:
Grades 9-12, Week 1: Mobile Photography, a class about exploring and transforming everyday experiences through the lens. Students must bring thier own mobile device with Instagram or VSCO already installed.
Grades 9-12, Week 2: Typography, a class about creating
and conveying information through the art of letters, words, and the spaces between them. Teens will use the Adobe Creative Suite in the USF SOCA computer lab.
Teens will receive prints of their work from both classes after completion.
Summer Art Camp in July
Cost: $125 Artlink Members / $135 Public
Week 1: July 13-17, 9 am – 4 pm
Week 2: July 20 – 24, 9 am – 4 pm
Spend a week exploring art with Artlink! Kids will explore a variety of art forms and other activities. Daily schedule consists of a morning visual arts project session, lunch, different planned mid-day activities, and an afternoon visual arts project session. Planned mid-day activities include kid yoga, LEGO free-play, and a trip to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Kids must bring their own sack lunch; afternoon snack of cut fruit and crackers will be provided. All supplies provided.Appropriate for grades K – 5 (Classes divided into Kindergarten-2nd Grade and 3rd-5th grade).
Peer to Peer Critique
Artlink is hosting a peer group critique for artists. Bring one or two of your own pieces of art to discuss in a respectful and constructive environment. No Artlink staff will be in the group or offer suggestions on artwork. Come ready to discuss your work and the work of others. Critique groups are moderated by Michael Poorman and Karen Moriarty. This is a free program.
This program takes place on the last Saturday of each month, 1 – 3 pm. Call ahead to check dates.
Ongoing Figure Drawing Sessions
For adults:ongoing figure-drawing sessions are held twice weekly at Artlink. Sessions are intended for professional and amateur artists, and university students. Held Monday & Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m., a minimal charge of $3 per hour covers the cost of the model. Call Suzanne for more information, 260.424.7195
Costumed Figure Art Sessions: Costumed model to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph or whatever art process you choose. One Saturday morning a month 9:30 am -12:30 pm. $3 per hour
Costumes provided by Stoners Fun Stores, 712 S Harrison St, Fort Wayne
Artist Talk Series
Lectures will be held at 6pm on most opening reception evenings.
Artists and curators will present a walk through the exhibitions beginning at 6pm on most opening reception nights. Please call the gallery for more details. Funds from the Flora Dale Krouse Foundation and Edward D and Ione Auer Foundation have made the lecture series possible.
The Auer Center for Arts and Culture is under construction until December 2013. Due to the building expansion there is limited parking in the parking lot closest to the corner of Lafayette and Main Street. Building visitors may park at the Arts United Center parking lot on Main Street directly across from the Auer Center.
Metered parking on Barr St, until 5 p.m., after 5 and weekends, parking at meters is free.
Garage parking is also available off of Barr St. Artists delivering a large piece of artwork or a large quantity should call the gallery before arriving.