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Visual Arts Classes for Kids

TUESDAY

Sensory Friendly Art
for grades 1-5
with Linda Merchant
4:00-5:00 p.m.
4 weeks beginning January 16
or
4 weeks beginning February 13
$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 ability and needs. Parents or therapists are welcome to participate and facilitate. Please indicate to the instructor any special needs, accommodations, likes, dislikes, or other pertinent information when signing up for this class. To best accommodate the needs of students, the class size will be limited.

Sensory Friendly Art
for grades 6 and up
with Linda Merchant
5:00-6:00 p.m.
4 weeks beginning January 16
or
4 weeks beginning February 13
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
See previous description.

Claytivity
for grades 1-3
with Sandy Rill
6-7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 16
$45 class fee (or $41 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

Embroidery for Kids
with Pamela Amy
Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 17
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
$5 materials fee
We will learn to do lazy daisy stitches, leaf stitches and fern stitches to make flowers and greenery. Students may choose to decorate a bookmark or tea towel.

Manga Ni (Manga 2)
for ages 10 & up
with Ralph Bacon
6-7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 17
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
This marks the second offering of Manga art (Japanese style comic book art). We will explore characters, facial expressions, penciling & inking and more. Though this will be a continuation of the first class, first-time students are welcome.

THURSDAY

Thursdays Are For Tots: Multi-Arts Mornings for Little Minds
for ages 3-5
5 weeks beginning 18
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.

Claytivity
for grades 4-6
with Sandy Rill
6-7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 18
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
$10 materials fee
See class description for Claytivity Grades 1-3.

Afterschool Art
for grades 4-6
with Nancy Mitchell
4-5 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 18
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
Get creative after school! This class allows students to explore a variety of different media in art-making, and will teach the fundamentals of using different materials to develop art projects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing and painting techniques, as well as developing methods to refine the artistic process.

Afterschool Art
grades 1-3 
with Nancy Mitchell
5-6 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 18
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
See previous description.

FRIDAY

Homeschool Clay Building
for grades 5 & up
with Becca Stowell
9-10 a.m.
3 weeks beginning January 12
$25 class fee (or $22 for donors)
Students will explore various cultures through art, and will have input into which cultures they would like to explore. Clay will be the primary medium.

Homeschool Art
for grades 4-6
with Nancy Mitchell
noon-1 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 19
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
This class is designed for homeschool students, and will explore a variety of art-making techniques.

Homeschool Art
for grades 1-3
with Nancy Mitchell
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
8 weeks beginning January 19
$45 class fee (or $41 for donors)
This class is designed for homeschool students, and will explore a variety of art-making techniques.

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