Toddler Art (ages 1.5-3)
Toddlers attend the classes together with their grown-ups. The main goal for such classes is social, verbal, and small motor skills development, and the curriculum is built with those things in mind. At the same time, the children have the opportunity to get creative and messy, and to get familiar with a variety of age appropriate art materials. Classes are 40 minutes long. $10/class, all materials provided.
Preschool Art (ages 4-5)
For preschoolers, the classes focus on verbal, social, and small motor skills, but also add the highly rewarding skill of being able to draw things that are interesting to the children. We achieve this by looking closely at the world around them, choosing one object per lesson and creating a simple visual representation of that object. For this age group, our topics are organized thematically by subjects that the children are curious about, such as people, animals, holidays, weather, etc. Classes are 45 minutes long. $20/class, all materials provided.
Lower Elementary Art (ages 5-7)
A school age child will start receiving a solid education in such foundational art topics as genre, composition, shapes and space, color theory, and shading. All the while, students will be exposed to a variety of media and materials. Classes are 55 minutes long and meet weekly. $90/month, all materials provided.
“Under the sea,” an imaginative painting from by a 5 year old student.
Upper Elementary Art (ages 7-10)
An older child will continue and deepen their understanding of such foundational art topics as genre, composition, shapes and space, color theory, and shading. The children will also continue to improve their technique in a variety of media and materials. Classes are 55 minutes long and meet weekly. $90/month, all materials provided.
Teen and Tween Art (ages 11-15)
As children will get older, some may continue the curriculum at a leisurely pace, while some may choose to pursue a more serious course of study with a goal of building up the portfolio and preparing to enter a competitive art program in middle school, high school, or college. Classes are 55 minutes long and meet weekly. $90/month, all materials provided.
Charcoal drawing by a middle school art student, exploring value.
During the summer, Canvas and Crayon students head outdoors to hone their observational skills, while also learning some new techniques. $22/class, all materials provided.