summer day camps

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Sumer Fine Art Day Camps

Each camp will run from 11:00am to 3:00pm and will Include lunch. (Please notify me if your child has a food allergy.) All supplies will be included.

Ages 6+ welcome unless otherwise specified

Cost is $45.00 per child per class.

A $5.00 discount will be given for enrollment in multiple classes.

Class sizes are limited and subject to cancellation for lack of enrollment.

Wednesday 6/6-Plein Air Painting-Spend the day painting like Monet! We will meet at Wheeler Farm and paint with watercolors and pastels in several locations. We will learn how to quickly capture animals, and landscapes as well as the elements of a good composition. (limited spots available)

Wednesday 6/13-Big Kids Workshop-(ages 10+) This is a chance for older artists to come spend a day doing what they like best and getting individual coaching. All media will be available and we work on what the students are interested in. Bring projects that are in progress!

Tuesday 6/19-Assemblage Boxes-We will use recycled and “found objects” to create a scene contained in a box and learn a little about the artist who created this art from, Louise Nevelson. It is a great way to use everyday objects in a completely new way!

Tuesday 6/26-Portraits-Learn new tricks for drawing facial features and refine the skills needed to make those features come together and look like the person you are portraying.

Thursday 6/28-Action Art-We will learn about how to create students’ favorite super heroes and animated characters, first in 2D on paper, then in 3D, sculpting mini-figures.

Tuesday 7/3-Jewelry-Discover several ways to create jewelry, using materials such as wire, clay, leather, beads and paper.

Thursday 7/12 Sketch Fundamentals-(ages 5-10) Learn the techniques to start observing and capturing the world around you. Sketching really is the basis of all other visual arts, so learn to do it well! Students will receive a sketch journal to start sketching in for the rest of the summer.

Tuesday 7/17 Advanced Sketching-(ages 10+) In this class we will refine our drawing skills as well as learn new tricks to create more realistic sketches. Students will receive a sketch journal to start sketching in for the rest of the summer.

Tuesday 8/7 Manga/Anime-Learn how to take your manga drawing to the next level! We will study several different anime techniques and then create a graphic novel.

Thursday 8/9 Painting Fundamentals-Learn about color theory, composition, and how to give your painting focus and movement. Then use these skills to paint a canvas.

Tuesday 8/14-Puppets-Learn several methods for creating puppets. Then discover the basics of how to write a script and put on plays for fellow students.

april art classes

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I hope you are having a great spring break! I have been excited to take it easy for a few days! I am also excited to focus on drawing skills this month. Each class will focus on one subject and hopefully your little artist will come home making big strides on how to draw more realistically! All classes are $20 and open to any age 5+ unless specifically noted.

Friday, April 14th 2:00-4:00

Animals-we will learn how to accurately map out and proportion basic types of animal bodies. Then we explore how to show the details that bring a sketch to life. We use artist grade colored pencils and the fun techniques that can change their texture to make animal portraits on bristol.

Wednesday April 19th 2:00-4:00 Advanced class (ages 11+)

Figure drawing- We will learn the correct proportions to draw the human figure, then how to manipulate them to stylize for manga, comics, and forced perspective drawing. We will use graphite and artist grade colored pencils to create several styles of work.

Saturday, April 22nd 2:00-4:00

Faces- We will focus on each facial feature and how to realistically draw it. Then talk about how to observe the little differences that make each face unique. We will do self portraits with graphite on bristol.

Friday, April 28th 2:00-4:00

Stylization- We will use the skills we have gained over the month to help us “break the rules!” In this class students will learn how to observe reality then manipulate it to create cartoon, manga, and kawaii, as well as how stylization is used in fine art. We will work with a variety of media.

march class schedule

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This month is a little hectic for me, so I will have limited classes. However I would love to teach a weekly series on portraiture and figure drawing for jr. high age kids on their early day if I have enough students interested. We would start next week on Wednesday at 2:00 and have weekly class until June. Let me know if you are interested! ($40/month)

Friday 3/17 2:00-4:00 ($25)
Sculpture
We will explore different types of clay and create miniature figurines as well as clay sculptures.

Friday 3/24 2:00-4:00 ($20)
Mixed Media Collage
We will learn how to best combine paper, paint, markers and textiles to enhance the story told in our art.

art classes for february

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We will have 3 art classes this February. Please send me a message if you are interested in joining! I am excited to really focus in on perspective with your artists as well as work in some fun new media!
Friday Feb. 10th -2:00-4:00p- Perspective Study
We will learn about perspective and how to create a realistic sense of depth and space in our drawings. Students will use a few different types of media to explore and practice this vital skill. This class will be geared to students 10 years old and younger.

Wednesday Feb. 15th -2:00-4:00p- Perspective Study
We will learn about perspective and how to create a realistic sense of depth and space in our drawings. Students will use a few different types of media to explore and practice this vital skill. This class will be geared to students over 11 years old.

Saturday Feb. 25th -1:30-3:30p- Artist Study: Ted Harrison
We will take a look at the art of Ted Harrison and then learn how to effectively use chalk pastels to create our own stylized pictures. Students will explore different finishes that can be created with this fun medium.

it’s time for summer day camps

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I am so excited for this year’s day camps! We had a great time last year and I look forward to sharpening skills and creating fun things with your kids!
Each camp will run from 11:00am to 3:30pm and will Include lunch. (Please let me know if your child has a food allergy.) All supplies are included.
Cost is $45.00 per child per class.
A $5.00 discount will be given for enrollment in multiple classes.
Observers full course $175/ Masters full course $210
*Class sizes are limited and subject to cancellation for lack of enrollment.

Observers (ages 5-8)         
Plein Air Painting June 20th
Jewelry June 27th
Graphic Techniques July 12th
Puppets July 19th
Color Theory August 9th

 

Masters (ages 9+)
Plein Air Painting June 22nd
Jewelry June 29th
Graphic Techniques July 14th
Puppets July 21st
Master Class Bootcamp August 3rd
Color Theory August 11th

 

Plein Air Painting
We will head to Wheeler Farm to learn the skills needed to work rapidly outside, we will study landscapes as well as how to draw/paint animals.

Jewelry
We will explore the different methods used to make jewelry and create our own pieces; working with wire, clay, leather, and beads and paper.

Graphic Techniques
We will learn techniques used in comics, anime, and cartoons to create an action packed illustration. Then create our own graphic storyboard and/or novel.

Puppets
We will look at the wide variety of methods to creating puppets from marionettes to finger puppets and even the Muppets. Then we will make our own characters using several different techniques. At the end of the day, we will talk about scripting and story basics and put on puppet shows for our classmates.

Master Class Bootcamp
This camp is a spot for more experienced artists to perfect their work and learn new techniques. Bring a project you are working on for help as well as starting a new piece in class. Media will vary.

Color Theory
We will work with several different mediums (some even edible!) to explore the color wheel and how to mix and tint different colors. We will learn how to best use the color wheel to set the toe and feel for a painting. We will then compose our own painting on Gesso board.

Click here to email your name, child’s name and age, and phone number to enroll.

after school classes start next week!

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Art Classes start next week and I am so excited! Wednesdays at 3:30p for ages 5-8 and 4:30p for ages 9-14. We will work on figure drawing, composition, and the basic “rules” of creating a scene for the months of April and May and finish by painting a canvas.

I still have a couple spots left if you would like your child to join. Can’t wait to get creating with these cute kids again!

Megan painting

 

new explorers class starting in october

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I am super excited to be starting class again. You can find all of the information on the art class page.

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