We are so excited to share the joy of art with our homeschooled friends again this year!
We have the space, amazing instructors, and all the materials and equipment to help kiddos learn, and we are happy to take some of the weight off of homeshooling parents' shoulders.
These classes are geared toward students 6 to 13 years of age. If you have older kids who are interested in exploring their artistic side, they could check out our adult classes. And if you have questions or would like more details, please don't hesitate to send us an email!
September 11, 2018 — Meet & Draw
Meet each other, draw the person across from you on graph paper, introduce year’s project ideas. Also: art is fun, art is process, art is failure, art is work, art is life.
September 18, 2019 — Still Life
Still Life Quick draw: choose objects, set up different scenes, timed drawings, rotate, quick draw, use different mediums at each scene: pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, pencil, marker, crayon,
September 25, 2019 — Paint a vase!
Still Life Paint: set up one still life scene, use tempera or acrylic paint to recreate scene, keeping in mind; shape, color, form, introduce depth/perspective. Use heavy paper or canvas. Lightly sketch scene before painting.
October 2, 2019 — Tile Mosaic, 3 sessions project
Smash Tiles - get all the drawing classes frustrations out by smashing ceramic tiles with a hammer. Separate colors. Draw design ideas on board, keeping in mind the size of the tessera (tile pieces for a mosaic) we made.
October 9, 2019 — Day 2 Tile Mosaic
Smash Tiles: Glue Tiles pieces on board
October 23, 2019 — Day 3 Tile Mosaic
Smash Tiles: Using grout, grout tile piece, using hands and scrape tool.
October 30, 2019 — Collage techniques
Tear paper designs and layer paper to create a fall leaf design or design of choice- Eric Carle style. Clean up Smash Tiles project, take home.
November 6, 2019 — Yay! Clay!
Pinch out a little pot, pinch pot techniques, make a little dish. (Yay! Clay! Glaze in a couple weeks)
November 13, 2019 — Life Skills
Beads and Knots: threading a needle, stringing beads, tying knots, useful life skills and an art/craft skill/technique. Use beads, string, needles, basic knots:
November 20, 2019 — Let’s Sew! 2-3 session project
Sew a friend, draw exaggerated shapes for body pieces, cut out of fabric, stitch pieces together.
December 4, 2019 — Let’s Sew!
Give our friend more stitching and stuffing.
December 11, 2019 — Yay! Clay & Let’s Sew!
Glaze the pinch pots from Day 1 in November. Finish friend, take home.
January 8, 2020 — Drawing Lessons
Still Life draw with markers & Fun day: share holiday stories, cut snowflakes out of paper.
January 15, 2020 — Drawing Lessons
Half Year Draw: draw the person in front or next to you using markers, 2 quick draws and 1 full draw.
January 29, 2020 — Clay: coil
Clay: coil pot, how to roll a coil, how to attach clay to clay, form shape
February 5, 2020 — Day 1 Glass Mosaic, 3 session project
Glass on Glass Sun catcher Heart: draw a heart on paper, lay under clear glass, fill design with colored glass, glue colored glass onto clear glass
February 12, 2020 — Day 2 Glass Mosaic
Glass on Glass Sun catcher Heart: glue colored glass on clear glass or grout
February 26, 2020 — Day 3 Glass Mosaic
Glass on Glass Sun catcher Heart: grout and/or clean, take home.
March 4, 2020 — Drawing Lessons: perspective
Still Life Draw, shading: yep! a re-look at depth and perspective.
March 11, 2020 — Upcycled & Cardboard Robots!:
Sculpture, using loose objects, objective for younger hands make a robot using toilet paper roll, googly eyes, accessories, imagination; objective for older make a moveable robot.
March 18, 2020 — Watercolor
Watercolor painting: tape off paper, use crayons to draw dandelion or design details, wet paper, wet brush and use watery paints to paint design, let dry to half-dry not glossy and add clean drops of water, salt, or drops of paint, when dry punch holes and use string to attach to stick for finished hangable art.
March 25, 2020 — Clay: coil
Glaze coil project.
April 1, 2020 — Haiku and watercolor
Haiku: Learn to write a haiku poem, use watercolor for illustrations. Learn about haiku.
April 22, 2020 — Monoprint:
Paint on one side of paper, fold. Mix paint colors, using only primary colors, monochromatic print, styrofoam printmaking, aluminium foil print, found objects printing,
April 29, 2020 — Scratch Art Drawing:
Oil pastels, things to scratch with, small fun shape paper. Color paper with colors, cover color with black oil pastel, scratch off black color with objects to reveal colors and make designs. Use small paper.
Payment and Registration
Individual classes are $15 per student ($30 for a two-part class, $45 for a three-part class), and include studio time, in-depth instruction, access to all tools and equipment needed, as well as all materials.
Discounts apply for enrolling multiple children from the same household, or for attending the entire semester – eleven classes.
You can pre-pay for a class below. Just select the class title and number of students attending from your household. You will be asked to fill out a form with registration information before continuing to payment.
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If you would rather pay in person, you can register for classes using the form below, and then pay with cash, check, or credit/debit card at the time of the class.