Our homeschool classes follow the same curriculum as our evening, grade-level classes...but during the daytime! These classes also have a wider age range to accommodate sibling groups.
Each monthly, 3-week session is a different media focus. We'll start with charcoal and pastels and work our way all the way to metals! See the detailed class list below. Here in the studio, you'll get a chance to try new things, dive deeper into a media that you already know and love, refine your skills, and learn more about the art world.
DO ART BETTER
120-minute process-art class Meets three times Learn Art History and new media Monthly tuition includes three afternoon 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: Mixed Media Sunflower Art MEDIA: Mixed--sculpting, painting, and collaging ARTIST: VanGogh & Matisse SKILLS: Layering, composition, balance
DESCRIPTION: We'll take inspiration from Vincent VanGogh and Henri Matisse for this crazy mixed media artwork. Backgrounds will be patterned collages and our flowers POP off the canvas as 3D clay sculptures! We'll finish our artwork with paint for the stem, leaves, and vase.
March: Pop Art Prints MEDIA: Printmaking ARTIST: Andy Warhol SKILLS: Positive-Negative Space, Learning to use carving and printing tools
DESCRIPTION: Carve a Pop Art subject of your choosing into a rubber printing block. We'll learn how to use these sharp tools safetly as we explore the balance between positive and negative space in our composition. 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.
DESCRIPTION: Everyone's favorite project--Let's do some handsewing! Our circle pillows need to be stitched all the way around and DECORATED with an emoji face before being stuffed. Artists will learn a running stitch and a whip stitch to needed compete their functional, fiber artwork.
May: Polymer Clay Jewelry MEDIA: Metal Arts ARTIST: Keith Harring SKILLS: Shaping metal DESCRIPTION: Use colorful polymer clay to craft pendents and charms for bracelets, necklaces, and keychains. After baking, our pendents will be finished with jump rings and jewelry findings to create wearable, functional art.
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.)
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 $80. There are no enrollment fees or supply fees. That $80 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 $340.00. 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.
LIBERTY STUDIO 249 W Mill St Ste 107 Liberty MO 64068
PLATTE WOODS STUDIO 7617 NW Prairie View Road Kansas City MO 64151
Classes meet three times during the month. Typically, this is the first three weeks during the month, but class schedules work around holidays and days the public schools are on break; please refer to our registration system, our online calendar, your registration confirmation email, or our private facebook group for students to confirm your specific class times before registering.