Come find your PLACE here in the art studio. We're building community of young artists and we're always looking for new artists to join us!
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. Each month, we look at classic, modern, and contemporary art. The world needs more artists!
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: Sunsets & Silhouettes MEDIA: Acrylic paint on canvas ARTIST: Franz Marc SKILLS: Controlling the paint, blending, glazing
DESCRIPTION: Learn to blend your colors together seamlessly to paint the perfect sunset! Then, design a silhouette of any subject to paint in the foreground. Wear old clothes--these paints are not washable! Finished paintings will be 16x20.
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: 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: Wire Insect Sculptures MEDIA: Metal Arts ARTIST: Keith Harring SKILLS: Working in the round, wire forming, balance
DESCRIPTION: Learn to sculpt with wire by wrapping and twisting! Our artists will design an insect sculpture, create an armature from wire, and then customize with more wire, pipe cleaners, metal findings, 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.
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.