Winter Schedule for 2022:

Each class is designed to teach age appropriate art skills while encouraging imagination, confidence and creativity.

Eastern Art
Ages 6 & up   Jan 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28
Mondays 3:00 - 4:30
Dragons, Tigers, and Folklore ........ Watch out as young artists climb Mt. Fuji and explore the influence of Japanese art on the West!  In this class, children will study the great influence Japanese art has had on various artists such a Van Gogh, Monet and Degas.  ........Did you know that there are 400 kinds of fish in Japan's waters, one of which is the wild carp?  The carp has long been and remains a symbol of courage and strength in Japanese culture.  In this specific class children will be challenged to mold a lump of clay into a leaping wild carp.  This is an example of one of the many projects students will delve into as we embark on our Eastern adventure.  Children will try their hands at construction, ink painting, printing and water color as we begin to understand the forces Japanese art has had on the development of Modern Art.  All projects are age appropriate and created for a balance of fun and learning.
Fashion Design and Illustration
Ages 9 and up  Jan 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28
Mondays 6:15 - 7:45
This class is designed for children ages 9 and up and serves as an introduction to fashion illustration.  From basic figure drawing to the creation of their own inspiration board, students explore techniques used in the fashion design industry.  Students experiment with a variety of mediums and skills to develop their own personal style.  Designer trends and the history of fashion will be discussed to enhance the student's fashion education.

Creative Patchwork
Monday:  Ages 6 & up
4:30- 6:00pm      Jan 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28

Tuesday:  Ages 6 & up
4:30 - 6:00pm     Jan 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1

Wednesday:  Ages 8 & up
4:30 - 6:00pm     Jan 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2

Thursday:    Ages 6 & up
4:30- 6:00pm       Jan 27, February 3, 10, 17, March 3

Friday:   Ages 8 & up
4:30- 6:00pm       Jan 28, February 4, 11, 18, March 4

In this class with guidance and encouragement each child will explore a variety of mediums such as: clay, pastels, watercolors, and acrylic paint.  Each week we briefly explore the life of a different artist which serves as the inspiration for creating their own "masterpiece"!
Simply Clay
Ages 8 & up
Wednesday: 3:00 - 4:30pm     Jan 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2

Friday: 3:00 - 4:30pm               Jan 28, February 4, 11, 18, March 4 
Clay is one of those magical things that is simply irresistible to kids!  What child can resist pounding and smooshing a blob of moist, squishy clay in between their hands?
Children explore the basics of clay while refining their own fine motor skills.  We will explore the three basic methods of hand building coiling, pinching and slab work.  Students will create fun projects while stretching their imagination.  There are many reasons to introduce children to clay, the most important being it's just plain fun!
Sketching Class
Ages 9 and up
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30pm 
Jan 27, February 3, 10, 17, March 3

Sketching is the fundamental beginning of every work of art.  Anyone can learn to draw with a little time, instruction and patience.  The key to sketching is trusting your eye.  In this class we will work on eye/hand coordination.  We will explore a variety of basic sketching techniques and exercises using different drawing mediums.  Bring a sense of curiosity to this class!
Passport to Art
Ages 6 & up
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30
Jan 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2

Pack your child's suitcase, grab their newly made passport, plant a kiss on their head, and send them off on a whirlwind tour across the seven continents.  This class provides a lens for children to view, understand, and appreciate the richness of global art.  A great opportunity for travelers ages 6 through 12 to gain insight into different cultures.  Children return home from their journey with souvenirs that they have created using a variety of mediums including: clay, printing, paints, pastels, and mixed media.  Book your tour and join us for the adventure!

Little Digits
Ages 3 1/2 - 6

Tuesday          Jan 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1                                                               9:30 - 11:00  or    1:30 - 3:00
Wednesday    Jan 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2                                                               10:00 - 11:30 or     1:00 - 2:30
Friday               Jan 27, February 4, 11, 17, March 4                                                              9:30 - 11:00 or  12:30 - 2:00

Little digits is geared for our youngest artists, age 3 1/2 - 6.  Basic artist concepts are presented to the budding artist, such as line, color, shape and texture.  Story telling, art history, and games are integrated with painting, drawing and sculpture.  A fun and nurturing environment acts as a springboard to launch children into creativity and imagination.  This class is aimed to create awareness and to build your child's confidence in simple art skills.

Painting For Teens
Ages 13 - 18
Tuesday  Jan 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1           6:00 - 7:30 pm

An introduction to the basic skills of painting. Emphasis on personal expression and experimentation. Designed to develop confidence.

Strong Girls/Strong Women
Ages 8 and up
Mondays     Jan 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28         4:30 - 6:00 pm

Teaching girls about strong female role models is one of the best ways to build confidence and resilience.  In this class we will use the power of creativity to encourage a passion for art.  Imagine what Amelia Earhart saw as she made her solo flight across the Atlantic? What did Jane Goddall observe in the jungles of Tanzania as she protected and studied chimpanzees? Through the exploration of a variety of mediums and fun projects we will give your girl some of that "can do attitude" confidence in art.