Winter Studio Programs / Children & Youth

Ages 3.5 – 5

Art ABCs

Expose children to a variety of media and processes through projects that stimulate imagination and creativity. A different take-home project is explored each week.
Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Members $11 / Public $13 per class
Members $9 / Public $11 per class if you sign up for 5 or more

 

Musical Chairs
Laura Provo Parker
Children learn about perspective as they create a one of a kind drawing while moving around the room to music.
Monday, February 20, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Dreaming with Chagall
 Laura Provo Parker
Students create colorful scenes inspired by memories, dreams and the story “Dreamer from the Village” about the life of the artist Marc Chagall.
Monday, February 27, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Creative Creatures
Gretchen Lally
Using wire, clay, feathers and a variety of other fun materials, children invent small sculptural animals.
Monday, March 6, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Windy Day Printmaking
Laura Provo Parker
Using basic printmaking techniques, students will be introduced to the ways artist represent weather in their artwork.
Monday, March 13, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Recyclements
Laura Provo Parker
Students will be introduced to the many sounds that different types of musical instruments make, while creating their own instruments from recycled materials. Class will end in a mini performance.
Monday, March 20, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Creating Still Lives
Amelia Onorato
Young artists hone their observation skills in charcoal and pastel while assembling fun scenes out of 3D objects.
Monday, March 27, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Crazy Hair Self-Portraits
Laura Provo Parker
Children learn about the many self-portraits painted by Rembrandt van Rijn and as a group will ponder the question: Why is Rembrandt wearing a hat in most of his self-portraits? Each student will then make a party hat and create a portrait wearing their new hat.
Monday, April 3, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Nature Impressions
Laura Provo Parker
Children explore texture and design by pressing natural objects into clay to create ornaments or tiles.
Monday, April 10, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Fairy Houses
Gretchen Lally
Students celebrate Earth Day by making site-specific dwellings for animals or mythical creatures from natural and recycled materials. Class will be held outside (weather-permitting).
Monday, April 17, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Ages 6 – 9

Art Explorers
Inspire your child’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Students learn fundamental art concepts and art vocabulary.
Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm 
Members $16 / Public $19 per class
Members $14 / Public $17 per class if you sign up for 5 or more
  

“Stained Glass” Windows
Amelia Onorato
Using rope, tin foil and permanent markers, children create decorative window hangers that mimic stained glass.
Tuesday, February 21, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Dreaming with Chagall
 Amelia Onorato
Students create colorful scenes inspired by memories, dreams and the story “Dreamer from the Village” about the life of the artist Marc Chagall.
Tuesday, February 28, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Playing with Paper
Amelia Onorato
Young artists explore a variety of paper arts from collage to origami.
Tuesday, March 7, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Photo Portraits
Brenda De Los Santos
Children practice capturing facial expressions and gestures through a variety of engaging exercises. A digital camera should be brought to class.
Tuesday, March 14, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Animal Sculptures
Amelia Onorato
Using wire, clay, feathers and a variety of other fun materials, children invent small sculptural animals.
Tuesday, March 21, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Creative Still Lives
Amelia Onorato
Young artists hone their observation skills in charcoal and pastel while assembling fun scenes out of 3D objects.
Tuesday, March 28, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Easy Bookmaking
Amelia Onorato
Using a variety of simple cutting, folding and attaching techniques and repurposed materials, young artists create their own imaginative journals or sketchbooks.
Tuesday, April 4, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Mystic-al Landscapes
Jamie Jackson
Using a variety of conventional and unusual materials, young artists capture the essence of Mystic’s beautiful environment.
Tuesday, April 11, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Fairy Houses
Mary Addison
Students celebrate Earth Day by making site-specific dwellings for animals or mythical creatures from natural and recycled materials. Class will be held outside (weather-permitting).
Tuesday, April 18, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

 

Ages 8 – 12

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Lisa Lyman Adams
Working from various sources, including still lifes and other reference material, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Foundational basics like form, color, space and line will be discussed and explored. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
January 11 – February 8
Members $85 / Public $100

March 29 – April 26
Members $85 / Public $100

 

Comics & Cartooning
Amelia Onorato
Young artists learn the art of caricature while developing essential skills for drawing people and animals, structuring plots and writing dialogue. Creations will be transformed into one or more short comic books.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
February 22 – March 22
Members $85 / Public $100

 


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