EXPLORE + CREATE
ages 5-11 or 10-15 + Homeschool Option
THURSDAYS with Erin Gilroy
4:15-5:30 ages 5-11 (must be in kindergarten) Flex drop-off from 4:00-4:15
6:15-7:30 ages 10-15 Flex drop-off from 6:00-6:15
2019 Fall After School Sessions
Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3
This session will be working with project inspirations including wire/3-D construction, tie-dye and pillow making, painting/printing techniques, and felting! All centers and mixed media options will be available each class.
Oct. 10, 24, Nov. 7, 14, 21 (no class 10/17 or 10/31)
HOMESCHOOL OPTION with Andrea Rollins
Tuesdays 10:15-11:30 Flex drop-off 10:00-10:15
2019 Fall Homeschool Sessions
Sept. 10 - Oct. 1
Oct. 8 - Oct. 29
Nov. 5 - Dec. 3 (no class Thanksgiving week)
*Please see our Cancellation Policy below
This course is designed to give media instruction within a choice-based framework. Lessons will focus on a variety of techniques and processes along with how artists think, work, and get ideas. Project inspiration will be provided, but each artist will make decisions about what materials, processes, and kind of art they want to make.
We want to foster independence in a studio environment while exposing kids to new skills and ways to work. We encourage exploration, experimentation,collaboration, and innovation. We teach problem solving skills and work through failure instead of paving the way for success at every moment. We believe that process is just as important as product. This means that what your child brings home is dependent on their interests, how quickly they work, and what stage of the artistic process they are focusing on. Even if a drawing prompt or lesson is presented, the child will have the choice to spend the work time in sculpture or another media center, if that is what most motivates them to create.
The first 4 classes will show techniques and concepts that relate to drawing, painting, sculpture, and/or mixed media. Students must watch and sometimes try out a new material or technique, but may make other choices to be creative during the work time. Lessons will always be tailored to the group and/or skill level of the students, and much more instruction will be given 1:1 during the work time. Depending on interest, lessons on printmaking, hand sewing, weaving, or other specialized art making may be presented. Opportunities for sensory and creative play will also be provided.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: This course is not refundable and there are no make-ups or credits for missed classes. Please check your dates carefully. In the event you need to cancel the whole course, credit will be given if canceled at least 3 weeks from the start date. No credit for cancellations made less than 3 weeks from the course start date. No transfers since we often have a wait list. Please respect our need for staffing and planning, and the time that is spent managing enrollment.