Art Classes

10-12 Year Old Classes

Our classes for 10 – 12 year olds are designed to enable students to focus on a specific subject matter while exploring different mediums. We will teach students basic techniques for each material. Students will use newly acquired skills to express their own artistic ideas.  

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Art Classes

January/May 2020 Art Classes

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Art and Chess Fusion

Tuesdays, 1/7 – 2/11, 5:00-7:00 PM, $175
(Beginner/Intermediate Advanced)

Offered in conjunction with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, students will spend one hour playing chess and one hour creating artwork inspired by the game. Students will choose their art projects and can range from drawing and painting chess pieces, to creating their own chess set out of oven baked clay. Chess instruction will be led by instructor from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis and will be based on skill level, so please choose beginner if your child is new to chess, or Intermediate/Advanced if they have some experience.

 

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Hooks and Needles

 Thursdays, 1/9 – 2/13, 6:00 – 7:30 PM $150 

Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting, basic stitches, stitch abbreviations and choosing the right yarn and needles/hooks for your projects. Students will crochet a wash cloth and face scrubbies, a small bag, and a scrunchi. They will knit a small stuffed bunny and a drink cozy. *Advanced options available for students with experience. 

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Illustrating Stories (4th - 8th grade)

Tuesdays, 2/18 – 3/31, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, $145

Students will use basic drawing techniques to learn how to tell a story through pictures. While focusing on composition and design, students will explore how to communicate an idea through an illustration. Students will work with stories written by other students as part of the Grannie Annie project. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to enter their illustration to be considered for publication in the Grannie Annie Family Stories Celebration, Volume 14.

 

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Wheel Throwing

  

Thursdays, 2/20 – 4/2, 6:00 – 7:30 PM $150 (no classes 0n 3/19)

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Patience and a high tolerance for messy hands is a must for learning this fun way to create pottery. Students will learn the basic steps for creating bowls and cups on the pottery wheel. 

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Manga

Mondays, 4/6 – 5/11, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, $145

Discover how to draw manga characters! Learn to use templates and simple shapes to create a manga character. Explore fun options for hair, eyes and clothing. Make diffrent facial expressions and action poses. Color in the manga style and see your characters come to life.

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The Study of Light and Dark

Tuesdays, 4/7 – 5/12, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, $150

Throughout history, artists have used various methods and media to convey light; to capture light; to block light.  We will create a clay tealight holder, a fused glass piece, and learn several ways to depict light and shade, from chalks to charcoal.  Like the light we illustrate, we will be focused, brilliant, and sparkling.  

One Day Workshops

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Black Light Painting

Saturday, 1/18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, $35

A fun way to spend a night with friends! Classroom will be lit up with black lights and students will use fluorescent and glow in the dark paint to create a painting of their choice!

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Glass Fusion Dish

Saturday, 2/8, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, $40

Create a unique dish using layers of glass while learning glass cutting and design techniques. 

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All About Painting

Friday, 3/20, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $50

Get creative over Spring Break while exploring a variety of painting media, surfaces and techniques!

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Parent/Child Wheel Throwing

Saturday, 3/28, 12:00 -1:30 PM, $55

This is a great introduction to working on the pottery wheel. Come get messy with your child while learning how to make clay bowls.

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Alcohol Ink Exploration

Saturday, 4/18, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, $35

Join us for a fun afternoon of experimentation with alcohol inks! We will use several kinds of surfaces for our paintings as we create non-objective images full of vibrant color and visual interest. Supplies will be furnished.

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Fused Glass Coasters

Saturday, 5/9, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, $40

Learn glass cutting and design techniques using layers of glass to create a set of four coasters.