In our Kindergarten and 1st grade art classes we are focused on developing a LOVE of art and we do this by letting them fall in love with the CREATION PROCESS.
We look at classic, modern, and contemporary art, and encourage our young artists to come up with their own ideas as well as appreciate the ideas of others. We work with a wide range of art media so, "I can't draw" is never heard in our art room. Everyone can make art.
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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: 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: 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.
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: Wire Character Sculptures MEDIA: Metal Arts ARTIST: Keith Harring SKILLS: Working in the round, wire forming, balance
DESCRIPTION: Learn to sculpt a basic wire figure (that stands up!) and then customize with more wire, pipe cleaners, and embellishments. We'll explore the principles of sculpture (working the round, fighting the gravity, etc) as well as use basic tools for metal work, like wire snips and pliers. Our finished art will be a family of characters…big, small, all with their own personality!
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 $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.