Weekly Classes

Age Appropriate Fine Art Classes

For children ages Toddlers to Teens!

Escort Your Artist

Ages 18m - 3 Yrs. Old

Remember that time you tried that amazing craft project from Pinterest with the cotton balls and food coloring that stained your kitchen table and your toddler's hands for four days? Let's not do that again, okay?

Our "Escort Your Artist" playgroup is the perfect opportunity for your child to experiment with colors, shapes & enticing sensory materials. You or another adult sidekick (nanny, grandparent, etc.) will engage, inspire and challenge your little Picasso alongside our teaching staff, as they move freely throughout the studio working at their own pace at a number of creative art stations & prompts.

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Story Time + Art Class

Ages 18m - 6 Yrs. Old

Join your creative little bookworms in this fun + messy Storytime Art Class! Each week, we’ll kick off this fun class by reading from a curated selection of well-loved picture books (new releases + classics!), followed by art projects inspired by the story of the day! Imaginations will be bursting with energy as we get creative juices flowing through animated storytelling, rhymes + song! Audience participation + spontaneous dance moves are encouraged! We'll select featured stories that appeal to toddlers through preschool age children. Older siblings up to age 6 are welcome too!

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Preschool

Ages 3 - 5 Yrs. Old

This class is a blast for your newly independent artist as they experience a drop-off creative class. Each week is a different art medium, allowing your child to explore new materials and tools, turn their shapes into recognizable pictures, learn foundational art techniques and have some messy fun, all while easing them into a classroom dynamic.

If you were a fly on the wall during this class you might possibly see us using our paintbrushes as microphones, wearing embroidery hoops as crowns, and playing musical "colors" as we trade oil pastel hues!

Elementary

Age 5 - 9 Yrs. Old

This class blends fine art techniques with your child's own creative expression. We strive to expose students to aspects of art history, current art makers, and the elements of art (line, space, color, balance, etc.), while letting them run a little wild with their own imagination.

We hear lots of kids this age saying "But I don't know howwwww!!!!!!”. We enjoy creating a space for your child to slow down, be in the moment, and be comfortable trying something new. This class is a great social experience and opportunity to share, brainstorm as a class, and bicker over who gets the yellow paint first.

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Middle School

Age 9 - 12 Yrs. Olds

These 'tweens are excited and ready for more complex techniques & materials and we have the joy of challenging them as they grown in the creative process. They are encouraged to trust their instincts, value their individuality, and think critically about their art choices.

Continuing with mixed media art projects, we embark on more advanced techniques in drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. The dynamic in this class is much more of a collaborative art studio - with students sharing ideas and teaching artists demonstrating techniques for each individual artist to apply.

Teens

12 - 15 Yr. Olds

This 60 minute studio class provides our early teen students with an in-depth opportunity to explore innovative art techniques, advanced fine art skills, trendy creative projects, and simply get their hands messy!

This process-oriented class emphasizes making independent choices, expressing themselves through their creativity, and progressively building upon their art-making knowledge and skills. We explore a variety of mediums with a constantly rotating menu of fun projects on tap, ranging from illustration, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, sculpture, & upcycle, to home decor + fashion trends! These classes are usually intimate and laid back - our team of instructors are skilled at getting to know individual students to strike the best balance between challenging & fun, helping to work through frustrations & self-criticism.

Students will grow in their understanding of techniques, art vocabulary, composition, proportion, scale, perspective, color theory, light & form. Oh! And they'll make some cool stuff too!

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INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM

Rooted in fine art principles, fused with contemporary trends, & slathered in your child’s individual expression – you’ll want to drive straight to the frame shop!

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

Each week we dabble in a different media using only the finest materials. We prefer oil pastels, liquid watercolors, & heavyweight paper!  Crayons just aren’t our thing.

LOW TEACHER:STUDENT RATIO

Children feel encouraged and challenged as we strive to maintain a ratio of 1:8. There are at least two teachers in classes and camps, regardless of how small the group is.

IT'S YOUR CHILD'S ART!

Each child creates their own project without the meddling pencil strokes of a teacher.  It’s amazing what they can do with a little guidance and enthusiasm!

PARENT HANDOUTS

So parents can know what their child is learning, at the end of each class, they receive an info sheet highlighting the project inspiration, methods, and key learning objectives.

YEAR ROUND SESSIONS

6 week class sessions are offered during the entire school year, from Sept – June!  This gives parents great flexibility to work them into their child’s other activities!

TRIAL CLASSES

Curious parents don’t have to wonder if their child will enjoy a class!  All new students can enjoy a free trial class!

 

CONVENIENT MAKE-UPS

Parents can call or email the studio in advance of a missed class and take advantage of a flexible make-up class policy any time!

CLASS TOPICS

Mixed media classes include painting, drawing, sculpture, chalk pastel, oil pastels, print making & more!  Variety is the spice of life!