Classes & Workshops
Expressive Art and Yoga
Participants begin with 45 minutes of yoga followed by a time of reflection. This will provide a conceptual springboard for group and individual expressive art projects. We will close with 15 minutes of gentle yoga.
We will travel through the imagination of Dr. Seuss learning about drawing and color as we go! By identifying and arranging simple shapes we will learn how to draw our favorite Seuss characters. Next students will be introduced to the color wheel and paint mixtures to create our own Seuss inspired landscapes.
Student work. About Face!
Each student will begin the week by creating a whimsical clay mask with special attention on the proportions of the skull. Next is a mixed media collage of facial features. With our newly acquired skills we will choose a portrait from art history to paint as a class.
$150.00 per student / all supplies included
Mythical Beasts, Creatures and Lands
Let’s explore the land of Narnia and the halls of Hogwarts finding amazing creatures as we go. We will draw, paint and use mixed media to create our own mythical beasts.
$175.00 per student / supplies included
We will explore the symbolic interpretations, design elements and color palette of cave paintings discovered by two children in Lascaux France. After learning to see forms and colors, students will reproduce an actual cave painting and finally develop a piece of their own.
Elements of Design and Color Theory for Kids
Kids and art go together but there comes a time for some when insecurities set in with exclamations of “I can’t draw”!
Many times children try to make a perfect replica of something they see in life only to be disappointed with the results. Frustration replaces the fun and freedom they once had! In reality learning to draw is much like playing an instrument. No one sits down and instantly plays a song before first learning the scales. Learning to see with the tools learned and practice of basic elements of design and color are the scales for future success as an artist!
The Middle Ages through Giotto
We will study the shifting style of painting by Giotto who bridged the gap between the symbol based Middle Ages to the classical revival of The Renaissance. Giotto was the first in a movement of painters who turned flat iconic images into three dimensional forms by using values from light to dark. Students will do two self portraits- the first in the iconographic style of the Middle Ages and the second using the perceptive use of light to create volume in the style early Renaissance.