Winter 2010 Children's Classes

WINTER ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
January 26-March 18, 2010

Registration is now open. Please register early: classes are small and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by Tuesday, January 12 for a 5% discount (this discount can be paired with the appropriate membership discount, however, option not applicable for those receiving tuition assistance, other discounts, or for workshops).

Art supplies are provided and materials fees are included in the cost of classes. Tuition assistance is available for children of qualifying families; please inquire about tuition assistance forms and requirements by calling the office. Our faculty carefully designs each class to be appropriate for the grades designated below, so please be sure to register your children for their grade level.

Spectacular Structures:
Intro to sculpture and architecture

Grades 1-2
Instructor: Caty Forden
Tuesdays, 4:30- 6:00 pm
8 weeks: 1/26-3/16
$165
English and Italian
Materials: glue, art sponges, cardboard, paper, drawing media, crayons, tempera and watercolors, and clay

Beginning architects start small, thinking about homes for insects and other tiny creatures, and then making a home for their favorite critters. Other projects include building clay models for a playground, making books, creating stained glass windows, and designing monuments to their heroes.

Near and Far, Here and There:
Learning about perspective

Grades 3-5
Instructor: Aletha Keogh
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
8 weeks: 1/26-3/16
$165
Materials : pencils, markers, and pastels, watercolor and acrylic paints, oak tag and glue, paper and clay

Looking at the work of Grandma Moses, Escher and Van Gogh, students will begin to learn how they can convey space and distance in their artwork. 2D and 3D projects will include paintings of their own bedrooms, tesselations, paper constructions, and slab houses.

Homeschooling: Inside/Outside:
Intro to positive and negative space

Grades PreK-2
Instructor: Paige Litz
Wednesdays, 11:00 am-12:15 pm
8 weeks: 1/27-3/17
$140

Materials: construction paper, scissors and glue, drawing media, foam board, and paint
In thinking about opposites like inside and outside, dark and light, here and there, students will begin to learn that the space around the objects in their lives and in their artwork can be just as interesting as the objects themselves. They will look at black and white photos, patterns, and artwork of the masters for inspiration.

Painting from Photos:
Thinking about big and small

Grades K-2
Instructor: Paige Litz
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm
8 weeks: 1/27-3/17
$165

Materials: drawing paper, rulers, pencils, acrylic paint, cameras and photos, and view-finders
Working with cameras donated by CVS and their own photos taken in and around AAC, and with found images, students will learn how to scale small images into large ones, using tools like grids and view-finders. They will look at the work of Hopper and learn how to convey depth, viewpoint, and perspective in their own large paintings.

Painting from Photos:
Combining and contrasting media

Grades 3-5
Instructor: Caty Forden
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm
8 weeks: 1/27-3/17
$165

Materials: cameras and photographs, drawing media and paper, foamboard, acrylic paints, and glue.
Working with cameras donated by CVS and their own photos taken at AAC, students will become aware of how line, texture, pattern, and color create images. They will play with framing and depth to create a personal portfolio of photographs and then, taking it a step further, create collages, paintings, and drawings from their photos. Constructing a folding pocket book of their photos will be an ongoing project.

If I Were a Caveman:
Exploring media then and now

Grades PreK-K
Instructor: Aletha Keogh
Thursdays, 3:45-5:00 pm
8 weeks: 1/28-3/18
$140

If I were a cavemen, what would I be feeling and thinking about? What would I want to make an artwork about? What things lying around my cave could be used to make art? Beginning with these questions, students will discover common and unusual materials and techniques to express their ideas.

Painting at the Easel:
Painting on canvas

Grades 5-8
Instructor: Hedieh Ilchi
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm
8 weeks: 1/28-3/18
$165

Materials : watercolor, pencils and pastels on paper, mixed media, and acrylic on canvas
Inspired by art movements like Impressionism and Realism, students will create a new artwork each week. Starting with the study of color and preliminary sketches of dynamic still life settings, students will learn to develop spatial sense and perspective and techniques and ways of seeing to develop their unique personal vision.