Studio Programs / Winter 2022 / Children & Teen

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Art ABCs
Ages 3.5 – 5
Jerelyn Smestad
Expose children to a variety of materials and processes through projects that stimulate imagination and creativity. We offer a supportive and encouraging atmosphere where budding artists will experiment with drawing, painting, and 3D sculpture.

Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Members $12 / Non-member $15 per class
Members $150 / Non-member $180 when signing up for the full 15 class series

Enchanted Winter Landscape
January 17

What can you do with a box?
January 24

Mask Making
January 31

Wonders of Watercolor
February 7

Who am I? Exploring Self Portraits
February 14

Puppet Play
February 21

Let’s Do Decoupage
February 28

Clay Play
March 7

Poses and Paint
March 14

The World of Eric Carle
March 21

Color Collage
March 28

Lets go Modern
April 4

Build a Birdhouse
April 11

Thank you Planet Earth!
April 18

Watercolor Botanicals
April 25



Art Explorers
Ages 6 – 9

D Derek

Creating Art From Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Stretch your imagination. Be inspired. Be moved. This class inspires young adults to new art processes and techniques by exploring a diverse group of cultural artists who are astounding attendance at the world’s top art museums. Ever wondered how Yayoi Kusama, Takushi Murak or Picasso made masterpieces? Learn the biographies of a range of artist’s lives, the events that transpired around the time they came to fame, and then create your own interpretation of their art! Engage your youth’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, 3D sculpture, and mixed media. Students learn primary art concepts and appreciation through art making that further develops creative thinking and self-expression.

Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Members $16 / Non-Member $19 per class
Members $210 / Non-Member $240 when signing up for the full 15 class series

Yayoi Kusama of Japan: Passion for patterns, dots, circle shapes and infinity.

Kusama style pumpkin and star fish paintings

January 18

Yayoi Kusama of Japan: 3-D magical paper figures

January 25

Yayoi Kusama of Japan: Imaginary painted sculpture

February 1

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso: What is cubist art?

Cubist painting of a favorite pet animal

February 8

Nigeria artist El Anatsui: Beautiful installations from simple objects. Paper weaving to create a bold sculpture

February 15

African American Alma Thomas: Mixed media mosaic mandala

February 22

American Painter Faith Ringgold: Class project – Making a story quilt

March 1

Filipino Jose Joya: Learning about Abstract Art. Unconventional methods of creating art with scraping and smearing

March 8

Takashi Murakami Japan: Resist Watercolor. Aluminum Foil Repousse.  

March 15

Wassily Kandinsky Russian Painter: Concentric circles with watercolor

March 22

Dutch Painter Piet Modrain: A project with lines, squares and primary colors

March 29

French Artist Henri Matisse: Collage with cut outs “painting with scissors”

April 5

German Artist Josef Albers: Color theory and discussion of primary, secondary, tertiary and analogous colors. Design color projects with glued paper and acrylic paints

April 12

British Street Artist Banksy: Class project of painting a mural

April 19

Finish class mural. End-of-session student art show for parents

April 26



Wonders of Winter
Ages 3 – 5
Lisa Viele
Experience all the many magical sights, sounds, and senses that the season of Winter brings to us. Using a variety of 2 and 3-dimensional mediums, students will explore themes such as weather, animals and landscapes by engaging in fun, open-ended, process-based art projects.

Saturdays, 9am – 10:30am
January 29 – February 26

Members $110 / Non-members $130


Mixed Media Studio
Ages 6 – 9
Lauren Kopina
Imagine, create, and enjoy! This class is designed to engage imagination and foster the creative expression of young artists while developing art-making skills. Students will explore and gain confidence using a range of art materials such as watercolor, collage, printmaking, pastel and more.

Saturdays, 9am – 10:30am
January 29 – February 26

Members $110 / Non-member $130


Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Ages 8 – 12
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 explored. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
Session 1: January 19 – February 16
Session 2: March 16 – April 13

Members $110 / Non-member $130


Exploring charcoal
Ages 13 – 17
Marissa Asal
Oh, the many things one could do with a little burnt wood. Working from in-class still lifes and portrait photographs, students will be exploring light, value, composition, and surfaces as well as experimental textures and techniques as we deep dive into the world of charcoal. Each class will feature class demonstrations and one-on-one instruction to help students discover their individual styles. All skill levels are invited.

Wednesdays, 4pm – 6pm
February 2  –  March 9(No class on March 2)

Members $130 / $150


Portfolio Preparation
Ages 14 – 18
Tom Frohnapfel
This class is designed for students planning on applying to art and design schools, beyond the high school level. Building on completed pieces and those that are in progress, this class will focus on creating new works to add to your portfolio while deciding which to subtract. Along with class critiques and demonstrations, three pieces minimum will be created to include a still life, architectural drawing, and one figure study.

Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm
February 22 – March 29 (6 weeks) 

Member $150 / Non-member $180