Fall Classes Start October 1

Monday mornings – NEW for homeschooling families
10 am Upper Elementary Art
11 am Lower Elementary Art
12 pm Teen and Tween Art

Afterschool
Monday 5 pm Upper Elementary Art
Monday 6 pm Teen and Tween Art
Thursday 4 pm Teen and Tween Art
Thursday 5 pm Lower Elementary Art
Thursday 6 pm Upper Elementary Art

Please note – there are no classes for Toddlers or Preschoolers at this time.

 

Groups will be no more than 5 students. 

Students will be wearing masks and
sitting at separate tables to follow social distancing recommendations. 

Classes will be 55 min for easier pick up and drop off.

If needed, a waiting list will be opened, and possibly additional groups will be formed.

48376766_545650539242611_8930110604732006400_n
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.  $40/month, all materials provided. Not currently offered.

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

19800695_275826612891673_4373366218118708056_o
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. $20/class, all materials provided. Mondays, 11 am, OR Thursdays, 5 pm

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.  $80/month, all materials provided.
Mondays, 10 am OR Mondays 5 pm or Thursdays 6 pm.

42492765_497900377350961_2447341462694658048_n
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. $20/class, all materials provided. Monday 12 pm OR Mondays 6 pm OR Thursdays 4 pm.

51630152_577148072759524_8759915056679878656_n
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.

47211422_535292793611719_4342485237909946368_n
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.

27867719_359092414565092_383746802701281746_n
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. $80/month, all materials provided. Not currently offered.
18447268_250879635386371_6272230550642285778_n
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.

48357257_539601093180889_8286552451696295936_n

 

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.

20116751_279121262562208_7148639493111617892_o
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.