Art Classes for Kids!
Each class is designed with enough structured guidance to build artistic skills and the freedom to be creative. Increased focus, problem-solving and self-confidence are just a few benefits of this approach to drawing or painting.
Our Winter Drawing and Clay Class Session is December 2 – February 28. No regular classes held December 23-January 3.
Ages 4 to 6
Just stARTing is an introduction to representational drawing directed to the attention span and motor coordination of 4-1/2 to 6 year olds. The students are guided through a step-by-step drawing lesson of an object, animal, or character. The instruction also includes guidance about length, placement, distance between elements, and how the shapes interact with each other. Children master the ability to recognize the 5 Basic Elements of Shape and combine them to create a drawing. Media used includes: Marker, Chalk Pastel, Oil Pastel and Water Color. Just stARTing & Clay Combo Classes also available.
Ages 6 to 9Basic Drawing is an introduction to representational drawing geared to the attention span and motor coordination of a 6-9 year old. Students quickly learn to recognize the elements of shape and are introduced to various choices of how to interpret the lesson in their own creative rendering of the subject and background. Media used includes: Marker, Chalk Pastel, Oil Pastel, Colored Pencil and Water Color. Basic Monart Drawing & Clay Combo Class also available.
Ages 9 to 12 (teens welcome)Students are provided the opportunity to begin to work more independently but also allowing for guided drawings for beginning students on an “as needed” basis. Students are introduced to creating more three dimensional and realistic art through the use of shading. perspective, and composition. As they begin mastering techniques and media, students will be encouraged to develop their own style and creative approach, with continued focus on visual training, planning and process. Media used includes: Pencil, Chalk Pastel, Oil Pastel, Markers, Colored Pencil, and Water Color. Drawing & Clay Combo Class also available.
Our Drawing and Clay Combo classes are the best of both worlds! Each week we alternate between drawing and clay. Students gain drawing skills as well as exposure to the 3 dimensionality of Clay start to finish. Student will learn to manipulate the clay using basic hand building foundations including pinch pot, slab, and coils to create unique works of art. They experience the transformation of raw clay to its final stage being fired in the studio kiln.
A Peaceful and Supportive Environment
Benefits of Art
The fine arts provides learners with non-academic benefits such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social
Art instruction helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness.
Arts experiences boost critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world.
Visual arts teach learners about color, layout, perspective, and balance: all techniques that are necessary in presentations.