January classes

Ages 10-teen

 

In our January classes, students 10-teen will learn about Scandinavian folk art and design their own Swedish cookie stamp-inspired tiles. Students may choose between coloring their tiles or intensifying their designs with pen and pencil detail. Artists will also use string and paint to create abstract pieces with dynamic line movement as part of a superbly relaxing exploration on flexible thinking and working creatively with what they're given. The precision of the tile project will be balanced out with the spontaneous nature of ink scribbling, which allows ample room for creative minds to build off of what they see. Artists may choose to keep their pieces abstract or create recognizable forms in their ink scribble pieces, depending on their preference. 

 

Students will attend once a week (four classes in January) at the same day of the week and time. Families may choose between: Mondays at 5:30 (1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25) or Wednesdays at 5:30 (1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27).

 

Materials needed for January (these materials will be used again in future months of classes):

Note-If you need to purchase materials for the class, this special Amazon list includes some suggestions: tinyurl.com/yxfz8ssn

 

-Pencil, eraser, sharpener

-Colored pencils

-White printer paper

-(Optional) Larger white or other light colored paper is extra fun for the string scribble project if you have it!

-Scissors

-Cotton string or yarn (it can be fun to have multiple thicknesses on hand if you have them at home already) (cooking twine works well)

-Black tempera (and water) or black ink

-Shallow container for holding ink/paint to dip string into

-(Optional) Ruler or straight edge

-Black pen, ballpoint is fine or (Optional- thin sharpie, micron pen, or other thin, black art pens)

 

Parent considerations:

We will be doing the inky part of our ink scribbles on the first class of the month. Parents may want to provide newspaper or other material to their artists to protect tables or working surfaces during the first class. 

 

 

 

 

 

January Classes Ages 4-9

 

In our January classes for ages 4-9, we will be doing fun, winter-themed projects together! Students will learn oil pastel and painting techniques and will receive an introduction to patterns. Students will experiment with dots and explore the calming aspects of using them in art. 

 

Students will attend once a week (four classes in January) at the same day of the week and time. Families may choose between: Mondays at 4:00 (1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25) or Wednesdays at 4:00 (1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27). 

 

Materials needed for January (these materials will be used again in future months of classes): 

Note- If you need to purchase materials for the class, this special Amazon list includes some easy suggestions: tinyurl.com/yxfz8ssn

 

-Pencil, eraser, sharpener

-Sharpie or dark marker

-Scissors (safety scissors for younger students)

-Small set oil pastels

-Black paper

-Plain white printer paper 

-A thick, white paper for painting (Mix media, watercolor, cardstock, or multimedia paper. Canvas is good, too.)

-Paintbrush/es

-Cloth rag or paper towel to dry drippy paintbrushes

-Plastic lids or other area for mixing paint colors

-small container to hold paint water

-Liquid paint (at least yellow, blue, red, and white) (may be tempera, acrylic, or poster paint)

-(Optional) other coloring materials of student's choice (to decorate snowflakes)

-(Optional) Chopsticks, Q-tips, or other small, round-ended objects to make circle marks with paint

 

Parent considerations:

Some four year-olds may need parent assistance with scissors during class if cutting is tricky for them. Scissor use will mostly be at the end of classes. 

 

Our project on the first two weeks of class will involve paint. Parents may find it helpful to lay down newspaper or other material to protect tables or art-making surfces. If your artist is very young, it can be helpful to put paint colors out for them. You know your artist the most! Parents may decide to be in the vicinity or present when their artist is working with paint if they think keeping the area neat might be a challenge. This project is fun and meditative for adults, too. Parents may choose to make their own winter tree along with their artist!