Studio Programs / Winter 2023 / Children & Teen

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ART ABCS: AGES 3.5 – 6

Jerelyn Smestad

Introduce 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.

Choose to register for all classes or specific, individual classes:

Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

January 23 – April 24

Members $120 / Non-Members $160 when signing up for the 12-class series.

Members $12 / Non-Members $15 per class:

January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24

All supplies included with registration.

 

ART EXPLORERS: AGES 6 – 12

Cultural Diversity in Art

D Derek

Stretch your imagination. Be inspired. Be moved. This youth art program offers a vibrant spectrum of classes that teaches painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and sculpting techniques to create two- and three-dimensional works of art. Create art inspired by an exciting array of cultural artists from around the world. Explore a variety of mediums and materials including acrylic, watercolor, markers, graphite, clay, plaster, paper, fiber, organic and recycled materials. Students learn through experimentation and imagination to develop creative thinking and self -expression.

Spider Sculptures Inspired by Louise Bourgeois, French-American Artist.

Choose to register for all classes or specific, individual classes:

Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

January 17 – April 4

Members $170 / Non-Members $200 when signing up for the 12-class series.

Members $16 / Non-Members $19 per class:

January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4

All supplies included with registration.

 

DRAWING AND PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS: AGES 8 – 12

Lisa Lyman Adams

Working from various sources, including still lifes and other subject matter, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Foundational elements 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 11 – February 8

Session 2: February 22 – March 22

Members $110 / Non-Members $130

All supplies included with registration.

 

 

 

BUILDING CREATIVITY AND CONFIDENCE

DRAWING WORKSHOP SERIES: AGES 6 – 9

Jerelyn Smestad

Learn new techniques and skills each week in this five-week series of workshops. Explore proportions, composition, texture, pattern, and depth.

Week 1 – Paper Bag Portraits: Explore proportions and shapes of facial features through an upcycled 3D project.

Week 2 – Above and Below: Explore composition by drawing and painting root vegetables.

Week 3 – Collaging Pattern and Texture: Put a composition together using a variety of materials to create a visually attractive artwork.

Week 4 – Drawing by Touch: Replace visual perception with tactile feedback. Draw a hidden object using only sense of touch.

Week 5 – Tin Tin Worlds: Explore depth of field by creating art that focuses on foreground and background.

Thursdays, 4pm – 5:30pm

February 2 – March 2

Members $110 / Non-Members $130

All supplies included with registration.

 

PAPIER MÂCHÉ ANIMAL SCULPTURES: Ages 8 – 13

Julia Peterson

Learn the art of papier maché and create sculptures of animals, realistic or fantastical. After brainstorming and taking inspiration from photographs and 3D models, students will learn to create an armature, prepare the sculpting medium, build form and layers, and finally decorate with paint and other materials adding texture and color to bring their creatures to life.

Mondays, 5pm – 6:30pm

April 17 – May 8

Members $110 / Non-Members $130

All supplies included with registration.

 

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) offers specially designed homeschool classes for children ages 5 – 12. Taught by MMoA’s artist educators, these programs are a combination of discussion and hands-on art making in our galleries and studios. All programs focus on a variety of art techniques, elements of art and design, art vocabulary, and critical thinking skills.

Homeschool programs are usually seven-week sessions that run for 2.5 hours on Monday mornings from 9:30am to 12pm. MMoA’s homeschool program offers a variety of courses throughout the year.

NEW SESSION THIS SPRING!

STILL LIFE PORTRAIT OF YOUR FAVORITE STUFFED ANIMAL OR TOY

Grace O’Connor

In this class, children will learn to compose still life paintings, from set up, lighting, and positioning within the canvas, to drawing and finally using acrylic paint to complete the artwork.

Mondays 9:30am – 12pm

April 24 – June 12 (No class 05/29/2)

Members $225 / Non-Members $260

All supplies included with registration.

Maximum number of students is limited to 15.

Advanced registration required: register online or call 860.536.7601 x211.

A minimum of 5 students is necessary to run this program.

 

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS 

Winter Wonderland: Magical Dioramas

Ages: 5 – 12

Artist Educator: Jerelyn Smestad.

Dioramas give young artists room to explore open-ended art making, using creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Using a variety of materials from paint, to multi-media, and clay, your child will have the opportunity to create a scene inspired by the wonder of the winter season.

December 17, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12

Members $30/ Non-member $35

All supplies included with registration.

 

Free Creative Family Afternoons

Join us for free, drop-in art activities for the whole family! To register, please email lavanya@mysticmuseumofart.org

 

HEART ART 

February 11, Saturday, 1pm – 4pm

Create heart-centered crafts that are great for gifts, cards or just for fun.

 

CRAFTY EGG DECORATING    

April 1, Saturday, 1pm – 4pm

Paint and decorate giant papier-mâché eggs.

 

PAINT AND POT: FLOWERPOTS FOR MOMS

May 6, Saturday, 1pm – 4pm

Paint a terracotta flowerpot and plant a flower with your mom or for your mom, or any other special woman in your life!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE