Fall 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


Shadow Puppets

Gretchen Lally
Children learn to make puppets out of paper and then create stories for their puppets to act out.
Monday December 5, 4:30-5:30pm


Holiday Candy Clay

Jamie Jackson
Students make and decorate their own edible clay sculptures to enjoy or take home to share.
Monday December 12, 4:30-5:30pm

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


Who Let the Bugs Out?

Laura Provo Parker
Students will explore the incredible variety of insects found around the world and the differing habitats that they live in using pecil, air-dry clay, and paper mache.
Tuesday, December 6, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Surrealistic Scratchboards

Mary Addison
Inspired by the work of such artists are Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, young artist students learn about the Surrealism movement and create art that encourages them to look at ordinary objects in new ways.
Tuesday, December 13, 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

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

 

Snowflake-Inspired Mandalas
Mary Addison
Students learn basic geometry, line and color theory while producing unique winter-themed mandalas.
Monday, January 16, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Cubist Self Portraits
Jamie Jackson
Young artists use oil pastels and construction paper to make a creative portrait in style of Pablo Picasso.
Monday, January 23, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Klimt Metallic Trees
Laura Provo Parker
Students learn about the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt while making colorful abstract drawings on black paper using gel pens and metallic paint.
Monday, January 30, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Sensational Seascapes
Jamie Jackson
Children use oil pastels and watercolors to make a unique underwater scene.
Monday, February 6, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Crazy Patterned Hearts
Mary Addison
Working with Model Magic clay, popsicle sticks and other media, students design a colorful sculptural valentine for someone special.
Monday, February 13, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

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
Jamie Jackson
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
Jamie Jackson
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
Jamie Jackson
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

Arctic Escapes
Amelia Onorato
Students design magical 3D wonderland dioramas using recycled and natural materials.
Tuesday, January 10, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Midnight Snowmen
Jamie Jackson
Young artists paint snowy nighttime scenes complete with an array of wintery characters.
Tuesday, January 17, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Cubist Self Portraits
Jamie Jackson
Children use oil pastels and colored paper to make a creative portrait in style of Pablo Picasso.
Tuesday, January 24, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Foil Tooling
Mary Addison
Students learn the traditional Mexican folk art of embossing metal, known as repujado, using tin foil, paint, and simple tools.
Tuesday, January 31, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Mini Comics
Amelia Onorato
Young artists learn to design characters and structure plots to create their own short comic book.
Tuesday, February 7, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Crazy Patterned Hearts
Mary Addison
Working with Model Magic clay, popsicle sticks and other multimedia, students design a colorful sculptural valentine for someone special.
Tuesday, February 14, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

“Stained Glass” Windows
Jamie Jackson
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
Jamie Jackson
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
Jamie Jackson
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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