Every child loves to paint and draw. Children's artwork
evolves from scribbles and spots of color into
meaningful images. While drawing, children learn
about the world around them and its objects and
happenings; express their thoughts and feelings; and develop artistic skills. Paintings
and drawing are a dialog between a child and the world and it is next to
impossible to understate its importance in child’s development.
Children are genuinely interested in drawing, have a vivid imagination
and are very active. A child who draws and paints regularly gradually and
naturally acquires the following skills and personality traits: attentiveness,
thoroughness, patience, and forward-thinking.
The main goal of our art program is to help children reach their potential
and to discover their talents. In a creative
way, our teachers engage every child, teaching the basics of art through introducing
elementary concepts of composition, symmetry, proportions, colors and shapes. We also work on various types of art - landscape,
still-life, portrait and self-portrait, introducing masterpieces of famous
artists, encouraging children to develop a
desire for creating their own art. Students
learn to use the following art media: pencils, markers, acrylic paint, chalk and oil pastels. At the
beginning, children work on a still-life, a landscape, and a portrait because
these genres are the best way to master composition
(arranging the objects on a piece of paper), proportion (relation of the
objects' sizes), perspective (depth perception), symmetry, and light and shadow (implied volume).
Further studies can include drawing a human body and animals.
The Program Consists of:
Art class for adults and
other possible programs will be tailored to accommodate the collective
interests of the students:
Graphics (your choice:
pencil, charcoal, pen and marker, or ink). Studies in (your choice):
still-life, portrait, a bird, a fish, or an animal. Types of graphic art (your
choice): applied or fine art (realism)
Mixed mediums: abstract
crafts. Many choices of materials: paper, plaster,
fabric, styrofoam, PU foam, etc. Tool: scissors, chisel, needles, sandpaper,
glue, glue gun.