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.
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)
- Painting (acrylic): still-life
Painting (watercolors): landscape
Mixed mediums: abstract art
Arts and crafts. Many choices of materials: paper, plaster, fabric, styrofoam, PU foam, etc. Tool: scissors, chisel, needles, sandpaper, glue, glue gun.
- Mixed group (6-7 yo) Thursdays 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Mixed group (7-10 yo) Fridays 4:00 - 4:45 pm
- $120 / $145 per month (4 or 5 classes per month)
- $25.00 / class
- $20.00 / month material fee
Teacher: Marina Koksheneva