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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: Saturday: Apr 7 - May 26
Time: 12:00 - 1:30

Dates: Monday: Apr 2 - May 21
Time: 4:30-6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155

Art and Nature
natureJoin us in this class, where our creative energy is inspired by nature. We paint, draw, sculpt and craft, looking at nature in books and pictures, and also outside, as French painters say, "en plein air!" The awe and wonder of nature are a perfect counterpoint to the process of creating art. The sky, ground, trees and animals around us have always been inspiration for artists - hope to see you there!

Dates: Tuesday: Apr 3 - May 22
Time: 4:00-6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155

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: Wednesday: Apr 4 - May 23
Time: 4:30-6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155

Art of the Walters Art Museum
waltersLet's be inspired by some of the wonderful exhibits at the Walters Art Museum. The Walters exhibits include fabulous Faberge eggs, a monumental Buddha, decorative Pre-Columbian art, and over 200 works from the archives. In this class, we will use these images from all over the world to inspire our own artwork. Class culminates in a fun field trip to the museum. Join us for a tour of this iconic museum in Baltimore!

Dates: Thursday: April 5 - May 24
Time: 4:30 - 6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155

Art and Pizza
pizzaA great way to start the weekend! In this class, we combine two of our favorite things - pizza and art! The pizza is from Mt. Washington Pizza, and the art consists of painting, drawing, crafts, sculpture - a medley of mediums! We take our cue from the class and their interests. Relaxing, fun, and creative, this is a great class - Please join us!

Dates: Friday: Apr 6 - May 25
Time: 4:30-6:00
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155

Sculpture
sculptureThis class in 3-dimensional art covers everything from traditional clay bowls and paper-mache, to found art sculpture and objects made from all sorts of things. The sophistication of the finished piece depends on the student's age and ability, but we believe that the sky's the limit! This is a hands-on, active class, with lots of activity. Be prepared to make a mess, have fun, and create!

Dates: Saturday: Apr 7 - May 26
Time: 2:00 - 3:30
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155

Comics and Animation
comicsTraditional comics, outlandish cartoons, Japanese manga cartoons - all are addressed in this lively class!
This is primarily a drawing class, with emphasis on drawing the figure, drawing a face with expression, creating perspective, and learning how to compose a page. We also discuss plot elements (good guy, bad guy ... how can we develop this?). 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 learn how to create their own characters, and how to place them in a comic-book setting. This is a great class, filled with serious artists who are still 10-year old boys and girls. They learn quickly, and are usually still drawing when their parents come to pick them up!
Ages: 8-12

Dates: Saturdays: Apr 7 - May 26
Time: 4:00-5:30
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155

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: Apr 6 - May 26
Time: 10:00-11:30
Location: Mt. Washington
Cost: $155