Elementary Aged Classes! Starting November 5!
Dynamic Art Classes for children 7-10 years old.
Our next session of classes for children 7-10 years old begins November 5 and lasts for 6 weeks (no classes the week of November 19). Experience watercolor painting, science play, instrument making and more! These classes do fill up quickly, so call the studio right away to sign up!
Ceramics - Monday 2-3pm. $60 + lab fee
Discover the magic of ceramic work as children learn to transform a ball of clay into a variety of creatures and creations. During this eight-week course, the teacher will introduce the students to the three basic methods of hand building using the pinch, coil and slab techniques. The students will become familiar with the tools and materials used in hand building objects from clay. They will learn to incorporate texture and glaze in the design of their projects. Student work will be bisque fired in preparation for glazing. Teacher: Andre Gayet
Instrument Making - Tuesday 3-4pm. $60 + lab fee
Children will gain knowledge of sound production through hands-on, interactive sessions that result in the creation of a variety of instruments (both wind-blown and percussive). Using the handmade instruments, participants will be guided through the collaborative creation of a soundscape to accompany a silent film. Students will have three handmade instruments and a DVD of their completed film with soundtrack upon completion of the 6-week course. No previous musical training is necessary. (Classes on week 5 and week 6 will run 90 minutes long). Teacher: Liz Barton
Beginning Watercolor Painting - Wednesday 2-3pm. $60 + lab fee
Over the six week class we will learn about the joy of painting with watercolors. We will learn the basic building blocks needed to be successful at this watery medium. There will be demonstrations of techniques suitable for the subject, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. If you would like to learn this more about the beautiful medium known as watercolor please join us this November. Teacher: Katy Salvo
Chewed Paper Art - Wednesday 3-4pm. $60 + lab fee
In this six week class, young artists will be working with upcycled children’s art work from fellow Beasties and utilizing a unique technique to create distinctive paper maché projects. These will include lanterns, decorative face masks and a culminating piece chosen by the students. Teacher: Cody Lane.
Freaky Food Science - Thursday 2-3:30pm. $75 + lab fee
This six week series will involve cooking, tasting and investigating different types of food. Young scholars will learn about the composition of various foods and what our bodies require, acidity or alkalinity of food and the effect on the digestive system, and understand the main flavors of food and how our taste buds determine each, all while creating and sampling delicious cuisine each week. *Classes will cater to the dietary restrictions of each student. Teacher: Vanessa Dunne
Lab fees vary from class to class, but typically run between $8 - $12 total for an entire 6 week series. Lab fee is due the first day of class.