Rare Hare Studio began in 2008….and here we are 9 years later, and Art FORM is in full bloom.
In addition to teaching, Erin Pennell spends many hours supporting Art FORM’s mission, seeking and processing donations, grant writing, and fostering partnerships with local museums, nonprofits, and other civic agencies. When she’s not sorting reuse and diverting materials from the landfill, Erin is likely to be sorting through some other aspect or challenge of the creative reuse nonprofit journey. Transforming a reusable scrap material, finding a unique project for it or helping others with a creative, sustainable process is thrilling for Erin, as she is committed to arts education with creative reuse.
Currently Erin is busy with Art FORM activities including planning for summer workshops. Each year its so fun to design new summer themes or reinvent long time favorites. Erin has been teaching art in the studio for 9 summers now–check out this summer’s workshop series with Art FORM below.
Workshops Hours: 10am-3pm
June 19 – 22
Musical Instruments & Mask Making
June 26 – 29
1st – 7th
Birds Eye View—Drawing & Flying
1st – 7th
Mini-Masters and Paint Lab
K – 7th
Grand Castles, Rogue Hideaways and Accessories
July 24 -26
July 31 – Aug 4
Creative Reuse Fashion, Sound Suits and Community Service
It’s A Jungle Out There-Animals, Insects and Wild Complexities
Mini-Rooms, Mazes, and Maps
Art FORM Store— Back to School Bonanza!
For more information or to obtain a registration form for summer workshops email:
Rare Hare Studio’s website is under construction right now. Stay tuned as we put our new look and offerings into place!
Since January 2008 The Rare Hare Studio has been offering art classes to children ages preschool through 8th grade, introducing a wide variety of materials and techniques. Students are encouraged to explore supplies and tools freely, as well as to participate in guided lessons. Basic artistic elements such as line, shape, color, texture, form, space, and value, as well as design concepts, are discussed and practiced at appropriate grade levels. Study of these elements is further enhanced by an emphasis upon the use of patterns and rhythm in art. Taking note of patterns in the environment around us and how they can be interrelated is an integral part of this process.
We offer a truly unique mix of classes where participants can discover new things and yet build on what skills they may already have. Some students can draw very well, others may prefer to make sculpture or weave. At Rare Hare Studio, many of our projects used mixed media, so participants are exposed to a wide range of materials and applications. We offer opportunities to develop existing skills, and introduce new skills in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
There is no shortage of inspiring projects,materials, and creative atmosphere during longer workshop days. Sign up today to reserve your slot. Space is limited in these one-of-a-kind workshops!
This class of 3rd-5th graders visits the studio to explore ancient civilizations. We discovered that Rome was not built in a day.
This student loved the PVC scraps for columns. This piece of Roman architecture also has a marble floor.
In a 2nd session, the same student wanted to show how the Romans invented the wheel. Using scrap wood and odds and ends, this student problemed solved how to make the Roman cart actually move with turning wheels.
The studio was very busy this summer with full camps each week, thriving artists and projects galore! We are transistioning from our summer programs into our fall schedule of classes and events. In addition to Rare Hare’s acitivities we are also excited about progress with Art FORM (Found Objects Recycled Materials) a nonprofit, 501c3 which currently shares space with Rare Hare. Art FORM offers workshops for students and teachers in creative re-use, and hopes to relocate to another building nearby soon. Stay tuned as we post more classes and events this fall. We are also booking private events, such as birthday parties for children or adults or other special group events for the 2012-2013 season. We recommend booking your event far in advance to secure the date and time that’s best for you.
Day of the Dead Elvis, Hippie Elvis, and Fire Chief Elvis…all help to make this collection very unique. The Elvis Head were on display for the Adams Avenue Street Fair and public’s reation was fun to watch. More people recognized Lady Gaga then Ghandi, which was kind of funny.