Our focus for our 2nd and 3rd grade classes becomes more technical. Increased ability with fine motor skills means that we can do more detailed projects than when we were just Kindergartners!
Our monthly projects focus around a particular medium and technique but the ACTUAL project created is completely up to the artist. We encourage risk-taking, mistake-making, and problem solving. Each month as a media focus as well as an artist focus...We study classic, modern, and contemporary art,
DO ART BETTER
60-minute process-art class Meets four times Learn Art History and new media Monthly tuition includes four evening classes & Orange Easel journal
January: Stained Glass Paintings in Acrylic MEDIA: Acrylic paint on canvas ARTIST: Franz Marc SKILLS: Controlling the paint, blending, glazing
DESCRIPTION: Create the look of stain glass using acrylic paints on canvas. Artists will design their own stained-glass pattern. They learn to control the paint inside the lines, blend wet paint colors together, and build up shear glazes for complete coverage. Wear old clothes--these paints are not washable! Finished paintings will be 11x14.
February: Pet and Animal Collages MEDIA: Mixed--sculpting, painting, and collaging ARTIST: VanGogh & Matisse SKILLS: Layering, composition, balance
DESCRIPTION: Pick your favorite animal to render with pattern and texture through the art of collage. BUILD your animal from printed papers, fabric, wallpaper, and newprint. Our final animals will be collaged onto a painted canvas and embellished with yarn, sparkles, buttons, and more.
March: Patterned Ice Cream Prints MEDIA: Printmaking ARTIST: Andy Warhol SKILLS: Positive-Negative Space, Learning to use printing tools
DESCRIPTION: Carve a different design into each scoop! We'll be using a special printing foam that allows us to explore block printing without the sharp cutting tools. We'll learn to use brayers, printing barons, and all the best tools to pull the perfect final print! Wear old clothes on printing days -- our ink is permanent.
April: Shibori Shirts with screenprint MEDIA: Fiber Arts ARTIST: Clare Burchell SKILLS: Screenprinting, single color dying
DESCRIPTION: Artists will create a design on silkscreen using masking fluid and then, once dry, print their design onto a tshirt. The shirts will then be tie-dye using shibori techniques and indigo dye. WEAR OLD CLOTHES -- NOTHING WE USE THIS MONTH IS WASHABLE.
MAY: Metal Tooling MEDIA: Metal Arts ARTIST: Keith Harring SKILLS: Shaping metal
DESCRIPTION: Metal tooling is a centuries-old art in which a soft metal is worked with a rounded tool to create a raised design. Artists will use an embossing tool to create a three-dimensional artwork from a flat sheet of metal!
How to sign up
All class registration takes place through our online registration system. Registration opens on the 1st of the preceding month. (For example, registration for February classes begins January 1st.) JOIN THE STUDIO CLUB AND SAVE BIG
If you already have an account from any of our 2018 summer classes or 2018 fall classes, you can log-in and select your classes as soon as registration opens. If you do not have an account, you can create one at anytime so that you're ready to go as soon as your classes become available.
Month-to-month tuition is $70. There are no enrollment fees or supply fees. That $70 includes all four classes, plus make-up sessions and additional studio time on Wednesday evenings as needed. Class tuition must be paid prior to the start of the month. All tuition payments are paid online.
Semester enrollment for Spring Semester is $297.50. Semester enrollment saves families 15% on tuition, guarantees your spot in class, and earns you the title of Orange Easel Studio Club member. Studio Club members enjoy a number of discounts, including half price birthday parties.