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Visual Arts Classes for Kids

MONDAY

Afterschool Art
for grades 7-12
with Nancy Mitchell
3-4 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 11
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
Materials fee $10
Get creative in the afternoon! This class allows students to explore a variety of different media in art-making, and will teach the fundamentals of using diferent materials to develop art projects.

Afterschool Art
for grades 4-6
with Nancy Mitchell
4-5 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 11
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
Materials fee $10
See class description above.

Afterschool Art
for grades K-3
with Nancy Mitchell
5-6 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 11
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
Materials fee $10
See class description above.

TUESDAY

Sensory-Friendly Art
for grades 1-5
with Linda Merchant
4-5 p.m.
4 weeks beginning Sept 19
OR
4 weeks beginning Oct 17
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
This class is designed for students with autism or other sensory needs. Students will explore art techniques and materials based on their current abilities and needs. Parents or therapists are welcome to participate and facilitate. To accommodate the needs of students, the class size will be limited.

Sensory-Friendly Art
for grades 6-12
with Linda Merchant
5-6 p.m.
4 weeks beginning Sept 19
OR
4 weeks beginning Oct 17
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
See previous class description.

Claytivity
for grades 1-3
with Sandy Rill
6-7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 12
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$10 materials fee
Students will work on a series of projects that incorporate the basic methods of hand-building in clay, using their own creative ideas. Projects will be bisque-fired and glazed to create permanent works of art.

WEDNESDAY

The Art of Manga
for ages 10 & up
with Ralph Bacon
6-7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 13
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
We’ll cover some of the history of the art form, subject matter, and techniques. Learn how to rough out a character, refine, and create finished art. We will start with pencils and add markers as the class progresses. Students are welcome to bring their own supplies.

THURSDAY

Thursdays Are For Tots: Multi-Arts Mornings for Little Minds
for ages 3-5
5 weeks beginning Sept 14
1 class: $30 (or $27 for donors)
2 classes: $56 (or $50 for donors)
3 classes: $78 (or $70 for donors)
Preschool Music
with Carol Linsenmeier
Thursdays, 9:30-10 a.m.
As a start to a lifelong love of music, children will sing folk and traditional songs, play musical games, and more as we work to develop listening, social, and pre-reading skills.

Preschool Art Expression
with Nancy Mitchell
Thursdays, 10:05-10:45 a.m.
Children will explore the tools and materials used in making art. We’ll create with paint, paper, scissors, glue, and lots of other fun materials! Students will learn to make connections between their projects and stories, ideas, and the season. They will receive instruction in the proper care and use of materials, and will be encouraged to build confidence through doing. Dress for a mess!

Preschool Drama
with Kimberly Godfrey
Thursdays, 10:50-11:20 a.m.
This class focuses on using movement and imagination, and working with others. We will create and tell stories as we explore the world of acting.

Comprehensive Art for Homeschoolers
with Nancy Mitchell
grades 1-5: 12-1 p.m.
grades 6-12: 1-2 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 14
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
These lessons are designed to teach basic art concepts such as color theory, drawing, painting, and mixed media. Students will also be exposed to examples from art history and will develop an expanded visual vocabulary. They will learn about techniques and materials used in a traditional classroom setting. They will have the opportunity to interact with thier fellow home-schooled peers. New students are always welcome!

Claytivity
for grades 4-6
with Sandy Rill
8 weeks beginning Sept 14
4-5:30 p.m.
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$10 materials fee
See description for grades 1-3 on Tuesday.

Embroidery for Kids
for ages 7-14
with Pamela Amy
Sept 14, 21, 28 & Oct 5
4-5:30 p.m.
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$8 materials fee
Decorate a knapsack with fall leaves, acorns, and a squirrel using basic embroidery stitches. Please bring embroidery snips. The teacher will supply the knapsacks, thread, and needles.

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