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Still life from observation, graphite.

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 45 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 50 minutes long. $20/class, all materials provided.

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Preschool artists love painting and drawing portraits.

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. $80/month, all materials provided. 16602465_207533556387646_2700437842322901479_o

“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. $80/month, all materials provided.

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This 9 year old student shows herself with her favorite art making tool.

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. $80/month, all materials provided.

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Charcoal drawing by a middle school art student, exploring value.

Drawing (ages 7-13)

Explore different techniques in pencil, charcoal and ink, concentrating on learning about line and shade, shape and proportions.  Not currently offered.

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Still life from observation, ink and markers.
Painting (ages 5-10)

Explore different techniques in watercolor, tempera and acrylics, then use your new skills in projects of your choice.  All materials provided. Not currently offered.

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Practicing textures in acrylic paint.
Stop Motion Animation (ages 7-13)
Storyboarding, filming, editing, and sound. Practice in reading a text and interpreting it visually. Animation using small toys and handmade characters. Not currently offered.
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A movie still from an animation made by students.
Portfolio and Audition Class (ages 10-13)
Please contact us to learn about our philosophy on preparing for art audition exams. Class offered in the fall only.

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Summer Program, mixed age group.

During the summer, Canvas and Crayon students head outdoors to hone their observational skills, while also learning some new techniques.

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This charcoal drawing was created by a student during Summer 2017 outdoor art class.

Russian Immersion Classes

 Pre-School 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. $80/month, all materials provided, in Russian. Not currently offered.

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. $80/month, all materials provided, in Russian. Not currently offered.

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. $80/month, all materials provided, in Russian. Not currently offered.