The following programs, with the exception of Doodle Bugs, run throughout the academic school year. A full year program allows for a stable class grouping, continuity and a safe, predictable working environment that allows for student and teacher to develop a relationship of trust. We allow students to enroll at any time and accept students at all skill levels, but we suggest scheduling a trial class if your child has not attended classes with us before so we may recommend the appropriate level class.
Our Fall semester classes will be in-person
With the exception of Doodle Bug classes, all youth classes are continuous throughout the academic year Sept 14-June 4th. Full year (34 sessions) registration is highly recommended to assure seating from Fall through Spring semester, however registration by semester is accepted. Semesters are broken into 17 weekly sessions.
Convenient payment options are available.
Little Dabbler (K-3)
Basic concepts and materials are used to create real works of art. Students create a portfolio of work that includes drawing, painting, printmaking and collages. Sculpture and work with clay is also included in the curriculum. Students refine motor skills, develop their artistic vocabulary, learn about artists and art styles and have fun using real artist materials.
Friday 4:30-6:30 WAIT LIST
Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
YOUNG ARTISTS (Grade 4+)
The program offers life enhancing and artistic skills for children of all developmental levels. It provides opportunities for each student to use his/her unique abilities in cultivating creative expression, building leadership, peer relationships, and fostering self-esteem. The program offers knowledge of the fundamentals of art and their application in a variety of media and disciplines of drawing, painting, and design. Students learn to draw creative meanings from different forms of arts including music and films, express emotions, learn about the masters of different periods and to create their own interpretation of the masters’ art works.
Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm WAIT LIST
Doodle Bugs (4.5-5 year old)
Theme based class focuses on building motor skills, exploration of materials and learning about the elements of art. Drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking projects are used to teach students about line, shape, color and texture, and how we can use them to make wonderful works of art.
Saturdays 9 am - 9:45 pm
6 weeks TBA
YOUNG MASTERS/ FOUNDATIONS I (Grade 7+)
This Program is designed for students who wish to learn or refine their skills in drawing Students will learn foundation drawing and composition skills, proper use of tools and ways of creating deeper meaning in their work .
Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
for Foundation II please see teen/adult classes
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Art and Leadership
This Program is designed for students who wish to learn to master leadership and communication skills, conflict resolution, self representation and the fundamentals of art techniques. This class is by interview and invitation only
Personal Creativity is a valuable resource for people of all ages and fields of study including arts, business, and science. Creativity is an elusive concept, but it can be nurtured and developed. This course is designed to serve the interest and needs of all these endeavors and more. The course’s curriculum inspires creative ideas and helps the development of skills needed in utilizing observation, imagination, and abstracting. The course includes group discussions and activities that promote communication and relationship building skills. Students will learn to:
Improved flexible thinking
Discovery of multi-dimensional idea
Embracing daily challenges
Seeing new concepts
Value of creativity in communication and relationship building
Utilize elements and principles of art in narrative construction
Instructor: Nahid Linares
Wed. 4:30-6:30. (age 12-14)
Sat 3:30-5:30 (for teens 15+)
enrollment into class by interview/ invitation
SCULPTURE (Grade 4th-8th).
This class explores materials used to create sculptures, which include plaster, clay, wire and various other materials . Students refine their use of fine motor skills as they learn how to manipulate these materials and use sculpting tools safely. They analyze works of sculpture through, discussion and critique and learn how to apply elements of art with 3 dimensional forms