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Art Classes
Ages 5-10 (unless indicated)

Painting and Drawing
paintdrawThis class is a classic example of how, if you give kids a little direction, a little encouragement, and a few ideas, their creative energy will explode off the page, light up the room, and amaze you! Every week we look at a different artist or style of art. It may be Georgia O'Keeffe, Henry Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, or cubism, abstraction, aboriginal art, or something they particularly want to learn about (one student was fascinated by Escher, another only wanted to paint Mark Rothko). We look at what elements are important in the work, and then they try it themselves. We use tempera paint, acrylic paint, pen and ink, paper, and canvas. The results are generally pretty wonderful, but we believe, and we teach, that the process is as important as the product!

Dates: Saturdays: Oct 7 - Dec 16 or Tuesdays: Oct 10 - Dec 19
Time: Sat: 12:00 - 1:30 or Tues: 4:30 - 6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Art and Music
musicJoin us for this fun class of overlapping artistic disciplines. Let’s make connections between music and art! From learning to draw instruments to creating your own instruments, there is so much to explore. Do different types of music inspire us to create different types of art? How were artists like Kandinsky and Mondrian inspired by music? This class is active and creative!

Dates: Saturdays: Oct 7 - Dec 16
Time: 2:00 - 3:30
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Comics and Animation
drawanimateTraditional comics, outlandish cartoons, Japanese manga cartoons - all are addressed in this lively class!
We then move on to animation, creating our own gifs, claymation, and more.
We learn drawing techniques -drawing people, drawing a face with expression, creating perspective, and learning how to compose a page. We discuss elements of plot and characterization. There tends to be a low murmur in the class as the kids draw, share their work, and ask questions of the teacher: How do I make it look like he's running? How do I draw a foot? How do I do this hair? How do I make it look like she's thinking? We look at Pokemon, Disney, Dragonball Z, or whatever the class brings in or is interested in. Students create their own characters for their comic pages, and for their animation. A fun and interesting class!

Ages: 7-12

Dates: Saturdays: Oct 7 - Dec 16
Time: 4:00-5:30
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Young Artists
../child/youngThis is a wonderful class for young artists! One week we do a painting project, and the next we do a fun and imaginative crafts project. We experiment with many different mediums - paint, charcoal, clay, paper mache, glue, beads, sparkly jewels! We read about different artists and explore artistic techniques - all while having fun!

Ages: 4-7

Dates: Saturdays: Oct 7 - Dec 22
Time: 10:00-11:30
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Watercolor Painting
watercolorIn this new and exciting class, we will take a look at the wonders of watercolor! This painting technique is versatile and beautiful. It can be applied in layers, or in thin clouds of paint. What happens when you add salt? What if you cover it with Saran Wrap? From Manet to Georgia O’Keeffe and up to contemporary artists, there is a rich tradition of watercolor painting. Come join us for the fun!

Dates: Mondays: Oct 9 - Dec 18
Time: 4:30 - 6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Art Around the World
worldYou need a passport to take this class! But don't worry, we will make one on the first day. At every stop, your passport will be stamped, and we will explore the art of that country. We may go to Australia and use Q-tips to recreate aboriginal paintings. We may make fantastic masks in Africa, use rice paper and prints in Japan, make paper-mache maracas in Spain, or paint beautiful landscapes in France. The world is full of art - come explore with us!

Dates: Wednesays: Oct 11 - Dec 20
Time: 4:30 - 6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Art of Illustration
../teen/teenillustrationIllustration is used in everything from books to advertisements. Learn the basics of drawing and color theory. Learn how to lay out a page, use perspective, and create interest with line, shape, and color. Whether we decide to illustrate a book of our own, or a page from a poem, this class will be fun, relaxed, and creative. The small class size ensures individual attention to each student, and a sense of community as the students work together. Join us for this new and exciting class!

Ages: 11-15

Dates: Wednesdays: Oct 11 - Dec 20
Time: 6:15-7:30pm
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Mythical Creatures
mythicalThis was such a successful summer camp week, that we decided to offer it as an ongoing class! Unicorns, Mermaids, Dragons, and Fairies - a world of wonder and magic. Paintings, sculpture and crafts are all included in this fun and versatile class. Paint a unicorn, or create a beautiful unicorn horn to wear! Build a fairy house, or create a dragon from clay! Join us for this fun, creative class.

Dates: Thursdays: Oct 12 - Dec 21
Time: 4:30 - 6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215

Intro to Drawing
drawingThis is a new class designed to hone those artistic talents! What is drawing? It’s a dialogue with a line on a page. Perspective, proportion, light and shadow, composition - these are the wonderful and exciting elements of drawing. Whether it’s drawing an egg on a white sheet, our own shoe, or a winter scene, we will learn how to look at and talk about the art of drawing. Our drawing materials will include pencil, charcoal, pastel, and more. Join us for this fun, interesting class!
Ages: 8-12

Dates: Fridays: Oct 13 - Dec 22
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $215