ART

Art Opportunities with cartoon paintbrush

PRESCHOOL 

Clay Creations

Young children are naturally inclined to poke and prod at the smooth and malleable qualities of clay. This program invites your child to engage in his or her curiosity and imagination while working with a teaching artist to learn basic, introductory ceramics concepts.  This program is taught with a process approach in order to instill positive self-esteem in your child.  Program fee includes glazing and firing for a final keepsake to take home. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join this class. 

Register below for the Oct. 6-Oct. 27 Session:

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Register below for the Nov.3-Nov.24 Session:

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Process Art

As a contemporary artistic movement, process art focuses on key introductory concepts including gathering, sorting, patterning, and associating as your child has the opportunity to explore materials in a process-driven environment.  The focus of this class extends away from final product and inspires confidence as your child explores materials in a secure environment.

Register below for the Sept. 8-Sept. 29 Session:

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YOUTH (Ages 5-15)

Art & Literacy 

Through integrated arts education, your child will have the opportunity to increase their literacy skills while exploring creative thinking and problem-solving through art.  Dive into books that explore key artistic concepts and discover how words can play a role in creating visual imagery.  

Registration for the Sept. 8-Sept. 29 session:

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Clay Creations

Moldable clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking within a tranquil and reassuring environment.  Your child will have the opportunity to learn how to properly adhere separate clay pieces through score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and how to apply glaze to a finished design culminating in beautiful works of art ready to display!  You are encouraged to register for this class more than once, as the learning process is an ever-revolving door.

Register below for the Oct. 6-Oct. 27 session:

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Register for the Nov. 3-Nov. 24 session:

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Homeschool Art

Collaborative experiences will encourage you to explore art through consideration, conversation, and creation!  Join your friends and go on an adventure into art.  This class is designed to supplement homeschool curriculum.

Homeschool Clay Creations

Register for the Nov. 28-Dec. 19 Session below:

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Register for the Nov. 29-Dec. 20 Session below:

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Homeschool Art Adventures

Register for the Sept. 5-Nov. 14 Session (10am-12pm):

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Register for the Sept.6-Nov. 15 Session (10am-12pm):

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Homeschool Advanced Art Adventures

Sept. 5-Nov.14 (1-3pm)

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Sept. 6-Nov.15 (1-3pm)

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Winter Art Studio

Morning Session (9-11am); Dec. 26-Dec. 28

Afternoon Session (1-3pm); Dec. 26-Dec.28

Morning Session (9-11am);Jan. 2-Jan. 4

Afternoon Session (1-3pm); Jan. 2-Jan. 4

TEEN/ADULT (16+)

Arts, Not Crafts

The class we all wish we had during school: no rules.  Come and learn the basic guidelines of the two-dimensional medium of your choice and take it to the level you want.  Artists will act as guides and are available as a learning resource; explore mediums and processes.  Call (913) 826-3163 or email [email protected] with questions.  

Register below for the Sept. 13-Dec. 27 Session:

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Ceramics I

Moldable clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking within a tranquil and reassuring environment.  You will have the opportunity to learn how to properly adhere separate clay pieces through score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and how to apply glaze to a finished design culminating in beautiful works of art ready to display! This class will also provide a first “try” on the challenging pottery wheel.

Register below for the Sept.4-Oct. 23 session:

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Ceramics II

For those with some experience using clay, this class encourages creative problem-solving as participants take their basic ceramics skills to the next level.  You will have the chance to become more familiar with both an electric potter’s wheel and a kick wheel while increasing hand-building skills in this challenging but exciting class.

Register below for the Oct. 30-Dec. 18 session:

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Drawing I

Introductory drawing techniques will be covered in this class as you explore various drawing mediums such as graphite and charcoal.  You will have the opportunity to learn about the elements of art and principles of design as they apply to this two-dimensional art form.

Register below for the Oct. 11-Nov.1 session:

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Color Theory, B1V1 (21+)

Explore the medium of acrylic paint by practicing color mixing and color balance. Show consistent and controlled appearance in the final project by using a color theory grid technique.  

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Mixed Media, B1V1 (21+)

Exploring with paint and a variety of mixed materials, we will partake in the process of collage to express your inner creativity.  Let go of expectations to discover what is unique about a visual adventure in integrating a variety of materials, discarded and recycled with paint to explore the creative process. In this workshop, we will develop our collages to create personal treasure maps that tell a visual story through images and color. We’ll compose-as-you-go in paint and collage to create an expression of this experience, time and place.

October 8 Registration

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November 13 Registration

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An Introduction to Light, B1V1 (21+)

Register below for the Oct.13-Oct. 15 Session:

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Painting Portraits and Figures

With a focus on drawing following by use of watercolor, you will learn how to recreate a portrait from a photograph with direction provided by teaching artist, Eugene Bortnick, M.D. Contact [email protected] for a supplies list. No class 10/8, make-up on Wed, 10/10. No class 10/15, make-up on Wed, 10/17.

Registration for Sept. 17-Nov. 5 Session:

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Watercolor I

Watercolor is a versatile medium that can give infinite results with each new approach. This class offers an introduction to basic techniques by exploring color theory, blending, and when to use a hard line.

Register below for the Sept. 5-Sept. 26 session:

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Register below for the Sept. 8-Sept. 29 session:

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