3 Month Class  - Private Lessons - Students 6 yrs-17yrs old

1 hour session per week •12 week duration • $300

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In the beginning of this course we focus on introducing your child to the arts. The class consists of a only one child so we can give each person more attention. We offer art kits with everything you need to start the class in our online Store, here. We start with drawing, and painting through using the 7 concepts of design. We focus on two concepts per class. We have fun following the seasons with our art as well, usually painting in themes each month. For example; in September we focus on themes which remind us of summer. Whereas in November we focus on Autumn themes. Each student will bring home a work of art after each session, practice assignments to work on at home, and a book list of inspirational reads.

Concepts of Design we'll focus on:

The 7 Elements of Art:

  • line

  • shape

  • color

  • value

  • form

  • texture

  • space.

We will review your best art you've created at home at the beginning of each class.  We'll talk about your technique giving you positive feedback on your piece, searching for how you used the elements of art.

Once we've finished covering the elements of art we'll then move on to the principles of art, focusing on two of these concepts per class.

The principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist's intent. The principles of art and design are:

Principles of Art:

  • Balance

  • Contrast

  • Emphasis

  • dominance

  • repetition

  • Movement

  • Pattern

  • Rhythm

  • Unity

  • Variety

 We will use both drawing and painting to experiment with and develop our knowledge of design.

In the third Month of learning we will use what we've learned about the elements and principles of design to experiment with different artists mediums. We will focus on one mediums per week.

  • Paper Collage
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Watercolor Painting

After this three month course Christine suggests trying our intermediate course- you will be ready to use your new skills in the next level!

3 Month Class - Intermediate Drawing - Small Group - Students 8yrs-12yrs old

1 hour session per week •12 week duration • $300

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In this class we use all sorts of colorful drawing mediums to explore the world of drawing! through line, shape, and form- we'll learn to draw what we see accurately.

We'll begin by exploring the 7 crucial steps in drawing:

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Tone
  • Shading
  • Cast Shadow
  • Texture

Also we'll cover the 4 basic forms found in the natural world. Learning a bit about where these concepts came from, who was famous for developing these ideas, and their significance to us.

  • Cube
  • Ball
  • Cone
  • Cylinder

Through our exploration of the 7 steps we'll take time to learn new techniques such as,

  • Gesture Drawing
  • Contour Line
  • Value Scales
  • Crosshatch
  • Cast and Core Shadows
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Subtractive drawing
  • Pentimenti

At the end of each class students will be given assignments to practice these techniques in their sketch books, and book lists pertaining to the material covered for further reading. When students return to class they will bring their sketches and we will begin class by talking about one sketch from each student in the group. We'll point out which techniques were used, how well the image was rendered, how correct and believable the perspective is etc.

By the end of this course our hope is that you will have acquired some real tools for making art with accuracy, feeling, and aptitude. 

3 Part - 8 Month Course- Intermediate Drawing Class  - Small Group - Students 13yrs-17yrs old

1 hour session per week •24 week duration • $800

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Welcome to the 16th Century. In this course we will learn a classical approach to drawing using works from Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Caravaggio for our inspiration. We will be interweaving some really fun activities such as making our own telescopes(Galileo's perspective tube), firing our own willow charcoal, making oak gall ink to fill our pens- just like the master artists and scientists of the 16th century.

We'll begin by exploring the 7 crucial steps in drawing:

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Tone
  • Shading
  • Cast Shadow
  • Texture

Also we'll cover the 4 basic forms found in the natural world. Learning a bit about where these concepts came from, who was famous for developing these ideas, and their significance to us.

  • Cube
  • Ball
  • Cone
  • Cylinder

Through our exploration of the 7 steps we'll take time to learn new techniques such as,

  • Gesture Drawing
  • Contour Line
  • Value Scales
  • Crosshatch
  • Cast and Core Shadows
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Subtractive drawing
  • Pentimenti

We will be covering various measuring methods and techniques used by artist to acquire accuracy in their drawings:

  • Comparitive
  • Sight-size
  • Triangulation
  • View Finders
  • Mapping
  • Linear Perspective, both 1 & 2 point
  • Use of a Grid

At the end of each class students will be given assignments to practice these techniques in their sketch books, and book lists pertaining to the material covered for further reading. When students return to class they will bring their sketches and we will begin class by talking about one sketch from each student in the group. We'll point out which techniques were used, how well the image was rendered, how correct and believable the perspective is etc.

By the end of this course our hope is that you will have acquired some real tools for making art with accuracy, feeling, and aptitude. 

3 Month Class  - Private - Intermediate Students 6yrs-17 yrs old

1 Hour Session per week • 12 week duration • $300

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Use the concepts of art and design to delve deeper into and explore different Artforms - your choice!

Choose one per month to focus on:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Collage
  • Print making
  • Mixed-Media

1 Month Class  - Small Group -    Children 8yrs-12yrs old

1 Hour Session per week • 4 week duration • $100

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Plan a small group class with friends, fellow home-schoolers, or join the group and meet new friends.

In these short 4 week classes we focus on introducing your child to the arts. The class consists of a small group of students so we can give each child more attention. We offer art kits with everything you need to start the class in our online Store, here.

We start with drawing, and painting through using the 7 concepts of design. Each student will bring home a work of art after each session, practice assignments to work on at home, and a book list of inspirational reads.

Concepts of Design we'll focus on:

  • line

  • shape

  • color

  • value

  • form

  • texture

  • space.

1 Month Class  - Small Group -    Children 5yrs-7yrs old

1 Hour Session per week • 4 week duration • $100

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Plan a small group class with friends, fellow home-schoolers, or join the group and meet new friends.

In these short 4 week classes we focus on introducing your child to the arts. The class consists of a small group of students so we can give each child more attention. We offer art kits with everything you need to start the class in our online Store, here.

We start with drawing, and painting through using the 7 concepts of design. Each student will bring home a work of art after each session, practice assignments to work on at home, and a book list of inspirational reads.

Concepts of Design we'll focus on:

  • line

  • shape

  • color

  • value

  • form

  • texture

  • space.

3 Month Class - Small Group -     Students 8yr-12yrs old

1 hour session per week •12 week duration • $300

PURCHASE CLASSES HERE

PURCHASE SUPPLIES HERE

Plan a small group class with friends, fellow home-schoolers, or join the group and meet new friends.

In the beginning of this course we focus on introducing your child to the arts. The class consists of a small group of students so we can give each child more attention. We offer art kits with everything you need to start the class in our online Store, here.

We start with drawing, and painting through using the 7 concepts of design. We have fun following the season with our art as well, usually painting in themes each month. For example; in September we focus on apples, still life, and summer artwork. Whereas in November we focus on Autumn themes and Family. Each student will bring home a work of art after each session, practice assignments to work on at home, and a book list of inspirational reads.

Concepts of Design we'll focus on:

  • line

  • shape

  • color

  • value

  • form

  • texture

  • space.

We will review your weekly drawings and paintings each class. We'll talk about your technique giving you positive feedback on your best piece.

Once we've finished covering the elements of art we'll then move on to the principles of art, focusing on two of these concepts per class.

The principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist's intent. The principles of art and design are:

Principles of Art:

  • Balance

  • Contrast

  • Emphasis

  • dominance

  • repetition

  • Movement

  • Pattern

  • Rhythm

  • Unity

  • Variety

 We will use both drawing and painting to experiment with and develop our knowledge of design.

In the third Month of learning we will use what we've learned about the elements and principles of design to experiment with different artist mediums. We will focus on one medium per week.

  • Paper Collage
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Watercolor Painting

After this three month course Christine suggests trying our intermediate course- you will be ready to use your new skills in the next level!

3 Month Class - Small Group -     Students 5yr-7yrs old

1 hour session per week •12 week duration • $300

PURCHASE CLASSES HERE

PURCHASE SUPPLIES HERE

Plan a small group class with friends, fellow home-schoolers, or join the group and meet new friends.

In the beginning of this course we focus on introducing your child to the arts. The class consists of a small group of students so we can give each child more attention. We offer art kits with everything you need to start the class in our online Store, here.

We start with drawing, and painting through using the 7 concepts of design. We have fun following the season with our art as well, usually painting in themes each month. For example; in September we focus on apples, still life, and summer artwork. Whereas in November we focus on Autumn themes and Family. Each student will bring home a work of art after each session, practice assignments to work on at home, and a book list of inspirational reads.

Concepts of Design we'll focus on:

  • line

  • shape

  • color

  • value

  • form

  • texture

  • space.

We will review your weekly drawings and paintings each class. We'll talk about your technique giving you positive feedback on your best piece.

Once we've finished covering the elements of art we'll then move on to the principles of art, focusing on two of these concepts per class.

The principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist's intent. The principles of art and design are:

Principles of Art:

  • Balance

  • Contrast

  • Emphasis

  • dominance

  • repetition

  • Movement

  • Pattern

  • Rhythm

  • Unity

  • Variety

 We will use both drawing and painting to experiment with and develop our knowledge of design.

In the third Month of learning we will use what we've learned about the elements and principles of design to experiment with different artist mediums. We will focus on one medium per week.

  • Paper Collage
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Watercolor Painting

After this three month course Christine suggests trying our intermediate course- you will be ready to use your new skills in the next level!

3 Month - Small Group - Intermediate Meet Your Mediums

1 hour session •12 week duration • $300

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Plan a small group class with friends, fellow home-schoolers, or join the group and meet new friends.

This class is great for students who already have a basic knowledge of art and design.

We will be experimenting and developing your personal artistic style.

Each 1-2 weeks will be used to discover and develop our experience with a new medium.

  • Egg Tempera
  • Acrylic
  • Charcoal
  • Clay
  • Oils
  • Earth Pigments
  • Ink
  • Mosaic
  • Watercolor
  • Collage
  • Fresco

Learn new techniques with each mediums, practice your new mediums at home, we will develop our experience and in turn make some beautiful art.

 

For enrollment and info on class schedules:

 
 

Christine begins making art with new students by teaching them the basic principles and concepts of design.

  • line

  • shape

  • color

  • value

  • form

  • texture

  • space.

The principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist's intent. The principles of art and design are:

  • Balance

  • Contrast

  • Emphasis

  • Movement

  • Pattern

  • Rhythm

  • Unity/Variety

 We will use both drawing and painting to experiment with and develop our knowledge of design.

young children can cultivate an understanding of concepts in art, through simple method,practice, and artful play.

It's also never too late to begin!

many adults have put art behind them, feeling that they lack talent, when all they really need to begin is a basic knowledge of concepts that help form art.

Students will be given projects, and exercises to take home, as well as book-lists for practice and inspiration.

Students will learn to use several learning modalities, we teach them...

  • how to focus and concentrate

  • make decisions

  • solve problems

  • plan sequence

  • develop hand-eye coordination

  • develop their mind's eye.

"How you plan on solving the design problem in front of you is the underlying logic, thinking, and reasoning."

These are just a few reasons why Art is such a useful tool for learning and education. Not to mention, the many therapeutic qualities of creative expression.

We hope you'll join us for Lessons in making art, we like to make each session really fun, engaging, and educational for both children and adults!