AGE GROUP BOYS AND GIRLS 4 - 12.
ART is the
conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the
production of aesthetic objects.
Most group classes are
for children from age 4 through 12 years, however older or younger
consider private lessons.
Art Classes For The Very Young Child...
For example there
are "Mommy and Me" art classes for children ages 2 - 3.
In this type of an environment the parent and child participate
together. The format is normally freeform, and they are introductory art classes where emphasis is placed on fun. These
courses can be single day or may meet one time a week for several weeks.
As children get older, they usually enjoy taking art classes with more
emphasis on a form that they enjoy. Look for art classes tailored
to that interest. Kids art classes are normally set up with a small
group of children. Again, these types of art classes can be
offered for one day only, or may take place one day a week for a set
period of time.
Intermediate and Advanced Classes
Art classes are
normally divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced groups.
Your child will be placed in group based on their skill level and
you will find 12-14 students per class.
The art of drawing is
not a "gift." It's a skill that can be cultivated and improved over
time. It's about seeing and creating form and space
In a basic drawing
class students draw such things as animals, characters, and still life,
while learning drawing principles such as line, shape, texture, color,
shading and design. In addition, class lessons are developed to
encourage personal expression and creativity so that each student
produces a unique finished piece.
Working with clay
is excellent for fine motor skills and it also helps
to improve eye/hand coordination.
Pottery classes should be fun
and informative classes which teach kids the basic skills of pottery.
Instruction will include the fundamentals of wheel throwing and
trimming with an overview of glazing and firing processes. The class
will provide students with all the skills needed to make basic forms in
pottery and will allow them to create their own exciting pieces of
This type of
class will offer your child the chance to discover the fun of creating
their own cartoon character. It allows them to put this character
into funny situations and to enjoy seeing their comic strip ideas come
to life. They will
learn basic cartooning methods, explore
their imagination and create a humorous illustration.
Painting is actually
drawing with a brush. Therefore drawing skills are continuously stressed
in any painting class. The better
students draw, the better they will paint.
introductory watercolor course is designed to teach two elementary
activities: basic technology of painting with a brush, and use of
watercolor as a particular medium.
Oil Paint Class
During this course students will
explore the incredible flexibility of this medium. The classes will
experiment in the different ways to apply the paint and tools to use to
produce different effects.
They will learn how to scoop paint
from a palette (mixing surface) to the canvas with chiseled shaped
bristle brushes. In addition, they discuss brush strokes, how to
blend, and spread paint upon a surface.