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Thursday

Art Fundamentals: Drawing & Painting Edition - Fall A 2019

Term: Fall - A - 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2019

Duration: 55 minutes,  Weeks: 5

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Price: $125.00

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Do you need a class that will encourage creativity in your child? This class is designed for the reluctant artist as well as the already budding confident individual. Come join Ms. V for a phenomenal elementary art course! We will use inspirational popular picture books that will encourage creativity. These picture books will jump start our artistic conversations. Classes will primarily start with a read aloud of a book, viewing a demonstration video of Ms. V executing the project and Ms. V showing a step-by-step break down of each project. Each class will focus on an art skill/technique whether it be color theory, composition, perspective and much more. Other media such as inventive music videos will be used to demonstrate the art that surrounds us in our everyday lives.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 1st - 3rd

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Art Fundamentals: Sculpture Edition - Fall B 2019

Term: Fall - B - 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 am ET

Class Begins: Nov 14, 2019

Duration: 55 minutes,  Weeks: 5

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Price: $125.00

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Do you need a unique class that will encourage creativity in your child? This class is designed for the reluctant artist and the already budding confident individual. Come join Ms. V for a phenomenal elementary art course! Classes will primarily start with a viewing a demonstration video of Ms. V executing the project and Ms. V showing a step-by-step break down of each project. Each class will focus on an art skill/technique whether it be color theory, composition, perspective and much more.

NOTE: This is a 5-week, 55 minute class for our youngest students.

NOTE: Registration deadline is October 30, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 1st - 3rd

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Comic Art & Design - Fall 2019

Term: Fall 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 10, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Do you often find yourself developing elaborate doodles? Are you an aspiring cartoonist? This class will help you turn your doodles into comic strips that tell your own story. You will acquire the fundamental building blocks that you need in order to express yourself through a combination of pictures and words. We will explore panel transitions, text image relationships, one and two-point perspective as well as figure drawing. Each class will conclude with a creative assignment which reinforces the artistic principles covered in class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Design is a Journey of Discovery Introduction to Interior Design - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 24, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Interior design isn’t just about picking colors and décor! Design requires creative thinking and problem solving. We will discuss floor plan evaluation, area planning, choice of materials, furniture, budgeting and much more! In this class students will learn to use a variety of online tools to design floor plans, mood boards and their own lighting and fabric.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Figure Drawing 101 - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 14, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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This introductory course is designed for the mature and serious emerging artist. This class is intended for the student who would like to take their drawing skills to the next level. This figure drawing class will focus intensely on the human body: gesture, contour, and measurements will all be explored. Serious students only as we’ll be focusing on the body. No genitalia will be exposed.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Sketching and Drawing - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 23, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Do you enjoy doodling with a pencil and a sketchpad? This class will hone your skills and help bring out your inner artist. We will break down complex concepts like line, tone, value, perspective and composition as we practice line and contour drawing, and a variety of shading techniques. You will learn to sketch images from real life and from your memory.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Touring Art History and Meeting the Masters - Part Three - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 04, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Students become acquainted with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Spring 2019, we will be studying Edward Hopper, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Faith Ringgold

Please note:  All the Touring Art History/Meet the Masters classes are independent of one another.   You can take them in ANY order.  You can join at any time.  Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.   

 

Deadline for Registration is March 15, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Watercolor Basics: 101 - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Need to take your artistic skills to the next level? Love to draw but have no idea on how to approach color? Come learn the watercolor basics! Many animators, illustrators, and graphic designers love using watercolor. It’s versatile, creates rich and vibrant colors, and it’s a very approachable material once you familiarize yourself with the material. This class is designed for the student who has no or little experience with watercolor.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Art Journaling - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 01, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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An art journal is a kind of a diary in which you combine art and words to express yourself. There is no right or wrong. It's all about self-expression. Artists have always kept notebooks in which they sketched, practiced, experimented, and recorded themselves.  Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo Da Vinci were prolific sketchbook keepers; therefore, you are in good company! Each session will begin with a series of writing and artistic prompts and ideas sure to inspire you and to help bring out your inner creative genius!

Materials List:
-Sketchbook (Please select a sketchbook that is suitable for watercolor) A spiral bound, 8x11 is preferred.
-Watercolors
-Colored pens
-Pencils
-Pens
-Brushes for watercolor & mod podge
-Mod Podge

 

Deadline for Registration is March 15, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Art Journaling - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 23, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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An art journal is a kind of a diary in which you combine art and words to express yourself. There is no right or wrong. It's all about self-expression. Artists have always kept notebooks in which they sketched, practiced, experimented, and recorded themselves. Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo Da Vinci were prolific sketchbook keepers; therefore, you are in good company! Each session will begin with a series of writing and artistic prompts and ideas sure to inspire you and to help bring out your inner creative genius! This class is designed to be therapeutic and allow students to self-evaluate.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Manga Drawing 101 - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 21, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Do you love manga? Are you a huge fan and are always finding yourself reading and/or drawing manga? Are you drawing manga but it’s coming out quite right? This class is designed for you. This is an introductory manga course that will go over the basics that will give students a strong foundation for their manga drawings.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Not Your Grandmother’s Hobbies: A Modern Approach to “Older” Skills - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Do you want to be creative while also learning some of the “lost” arts?

Many of these skills are making a comeback and are trending on social media such as Instagram. Perhaps this is partially because society is recognizing the power of creativity and the meditative properties of these hobbies. In fact, when we are allowed to express ourselves and make creative choices, we often demonstrate more self- control in our lives. These hobbies are great life skills and can even spark an entrepreneurial spirit within us.

During this class, we will learn the basics to 3 needlecraft hobbies. 1. Sewing 2. Crochet 3. Knitting. Students will leave each unit with a totally awesome creation of their very own. I will do my best within each unit to allow student choice so that they end up with amazing and fun results!

BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS ARE INVITED (and encouraged) TO PARTICIPATE!!!

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

So, You Wanna Create?! Mixed Media & Digital Art - Fall 2019

Term: Fall 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Do you need to stretch your creative muscle more?

Do you see awesome photoshopped or digitally created pieces of art and wish you could create it?

Would you like to learn some PhotoShop, Procreate, and general digital art skills?

Have you ever tried to use a creative art software and gave up after trying to figure it out?

If any of these are experiences or feelings you’ve had, I can totally relate. I’ve created this class for anyone wanting to dive in and get themselves creating, while also learning valuable art skills. In addition to the technical know-hows, students will also learn about art skills such as perspective, shading, reflection, rotation, drawing, and more.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Ashley Matheny

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

The History of Rock ‘n Roll - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Wednesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 22, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Discover the history of rock ‘n roll in more detail that you can imagine. In Rock History, you will learn where rock music started, how it evolved, its highs and lows, its outlaws and visionaries and how it changed social history by combating racism and challenging the establishment with alternate lifestyle and fashions. You will get a chance to explore many of the revolutionary artists who defined rock ‘n roll as well as the unsung heroes in genres from rockabilly to psychedelia, punk, metal and beyond. You will learn about the musical and business trends in rock, major technological innovations, the prime innovators and the historical context that has seen rock alternately flourish and struggle over the past sixty years.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Touring Art History: Women’s Edition - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Winter 2020, we will be studying Artemisia Gentileschi, Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Faith Ringgold, and Yayoi Kusama.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Harry Potter Art Edition - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Wednesday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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The world of Harry Potter is exceptionally enchanting and creative with the unique creatures spilling out of the books. The creatures that we find enchanting rely heavily on existing animals and vegetation. Let's learn the basics of how to create your own mandrakes and your own pet owl by learning through this Harry Potter: Art Edition Course. This class will give students the basis to understand drawing techniques by focusing on nature, animal anatomy, and portraits. Standard homework will include sketching every week.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Mosaics 101 - Fall 2019

Term: Fall 2019     Class Meets: Wednesday,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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An introductory class to the wonderful world of mosaics. We will investigate different mosaic layout techniques, color theory, discuss proper materials, and students will be able to execute multiple mosaic projects. Students will also learn to work with a variety of surfaces which include but not limited to paper mosaics, a nature mosaic, working with stained glass to create their own mosaic mirror, and a 3D mosaic object. Students will be able to incorporate different materials to create a cohesive piece. As this is a mosaic class, students will be cutting their own stained glass by hand and will be grouting their own mosaics at the end of the semester! Safety precautions will be implemented.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Sculpture 101 - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Wednesday,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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An introductory class focusing on sculpture as the art form. We will investigate different materials, different approaches, executions to these materials and discuss why. This class will be part lecture, we will look into particular artists, and will be heavily focus on studio time (working on the projects).

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

The Eco-Friendly Artist - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Wednesday,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 22, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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An introductory class focusing on using eco-friendly materials to execute an art project. This class will be part discussion but primarily focus on studio time in the classroom. We will investigate different materials, different approaches, executions to these materials and discuss why. In this class, we will also look at different artist that use eco-friendly materials for their art practices.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Touring Art History: Part I - Fall 2019

Term: Fall 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 10, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Fall 2019, we will be studying Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Georges Seurat.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 10 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Touring Art History: Part II - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Tuesday,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 14, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Winter 2020, we will be studying Michelangelo, Edgar Degas, Rembrandt, Umberto Boccioni, and Salvador Dali.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Touring Art History: Part III - Spring 2020

Term: Spring 2020     Class Meets: Tuesday,      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 21, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $250.00

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Students will familiarize themselves with classic artists through their works of art. Biographical information about the artists are complemented by a review and discussion of their works. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques which made their art revolutionary. Each unit culminates with the students’ acquisition of the techniques through the creation of their own artwork.

During Spring 2020, we will be studying Wassily Kandinsky, Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Banksy, Jackson Pollock, and Norman Rockwell.

Please note: All the Touring Art History classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. Please just read the artists we are covering so that you can make sure this is not a repeat class for your child.

NOTE: Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Instructor: Celina Vallarta

Grade Range: 6th - 10th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.