Art Sparks- Art Exploration classes for ages 5-7- Coming Back in the Fall!
Weekly there will be a different focus, fine art/art history, math, science, and history or social studies.
Through the arts, we will also include lessons on addition, subtraction, patterns, fractions, animals, plants, map making, cities and towns and more.
Other learning opportunities:
– Art Theory
– Color Theory
– Art terms
– Care of supplies
– Kids should be able to work independently, but adults should be nearby in case anything unforeseen happens!
In Person Tween/Teen Drawing Class
In Person Tween/Teen Drawing Class- Ages 10-15- Wednesdays at 1pm-2:30pm
July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28
Designed for ages 10-15, teen classes encourage young artists to experiment and develop their own personal style.
This weekly 90 minute class is for students who want to learn drawing skills as a foundation for other arts. We will have a different project each week.
Week 1- Still life and drawing from observation
Week 2- White and Color on black paper
Week 3- Grid drawings
Week 4- Anime style drawings
Projects will include working with still life, breaking down a photograph, portrait work, developing illustration skills and more. All supplies are included and will vary within projects.
You can choose to attend all the sessions ($40) or pay per class ($12 each)
Supplies may include pastel, marker, colored pencil, ink and charcoal pencils
Please bring any samples you may have of past student work on the first day so class so that the instructor may gauge the student’s learning level, and discuss possible projects and goals with the student.
Childen’s Ceramics- Ages 6-10
June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17
$60/4 week session
Siblings are $10 off!
In this 2 hour class, students will explore hand building techniques using natural Earth clay. (Please note, students WILL NOT use the pottery wheels in this course as this is a prerequisite course for working with clay) Students will have a different guided featured project from week to week, which will offer room for many options and creativity within the project. The last classes of the session will be reserved for glazing and painting and you will receive a call later on when your student’s box of projects from the full course is ready for pick up. (Students will not bring home projects from week to week but will pick up their full box of finished projects later on.)
The structure of this course encourages perseverance, project planning and creativity. All of the foundational techniques in hand building will be covered, including slab rolling, coil rolling, score/slipping, trimming, pinching, wedging, glazing, painting and much more. Students will learn about the kiln firing process and gain appreciation for the art of working with clay. Students will be taught how to clean their stations and tools thoroughly and care for their supplies.
About the instructor: Marie McCreery is a ceramicist who has been working in the field for over 30 years. She creates mostly handmade stoneware pottery, focusing on functional ware with great care given to hand decorating, carving and painting. Marie has an art degree from CU Boulder, was a founder of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-op, and managed the Boulder Pottery Lab.