Good news: kids don't have to sit still. Around super bowl season, we learned about Leroy Nieman. The children threw footballs to get in the spirit!
To make each art project more meaningful, we learn about artists past and present. Let's take our toy airplanes and fly over the map...buckle up.
An obstacle course? How is this art? Well, if you were trying to find the elusive ruins of Machu Pichu you would understand.
Have you ever dyed cloth by mashing spinach? This two-year old crushed it.
A photography lesson? Famous iconic photographs led the lesson for laying our photo paper in the sun, then dunking it in water. See the patterns?
You can't have Art Time for Kids without a Jackson Pollock lesson. Is it messy? Well, that's why we are here.
To enroll, simply go to the "Register" page on this website. Choose the day and time you want to join, and use our convenient payment options. Questions? Send us an e-mail or call/text 540-842-6250.
$90 for the 2-5 year old classes (6 week session); $90 for Big Kids Art Class, Kindergarten- 5th grade, (6 week session.) Homeschool classes are $30.00 per month, or $90 for the Fall semester
Choose a classtime:
Sunday at 1:00 (3rd - 5th grade)
Sunday at 2:15 (K-2nd grade)
Classes taught by Mirinda Reynolds
Price includes all materials. Classes meet at 101 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Classes are 55 minutes in length, and are a drop-off class.
Kids will experience a variety of mediums and projects! Lessons will be inspired by classic and current artists.
To sign up for an 8 week session, go to the "Register" page. You can also call or text Art Time for Kids with any questions at 540-842-6250.
While learning art history, children in grades K-5 will experiment with various mediums. Drawing skills, painting, composition, and sculpture along with world history and culture fill our 90 minute class. We meet once a month, on the first Monday of the month, from 1:00-2:30. Students leave with an art history reading, and a weekly assignment to enhance our practiced skills.
Enrolled students may also visit the studio every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 to show their progress, ask questions, or work on their ongoing art projects.
$90.00 for the 3 month semester. (Oct.-December 2018)
The artwork of Miriam Schapiro inspires today’s work with patterns. Painting and stamping a repeated pattern; using colors and shapes to create a geometric design.
Potters use methods to decorate their pots much like the fossils we find in the earth. Let’s make a hanging ornament with botanicals and natural objects pressed into them!
Let’s look at local potter D.D.Lecky’s work for inspiration!
Birds everywhere! Birds have been front and center on the Holiday menu since the first Thanksgiving, and birds (and their feathers) have adorned Portraits of the Queen as well as portraits of powerful Native American Chiefs. Today, we will create beautiful feathers with paint and spray bottles!
The painstaking art made with tiny grains of sand by the Buddhist monks will impress any artist. Patience and impermanence is a lesson we all could learn! Let’s make a group piece of art that will disappear in the wind, but layer colored sand in our personalized jar.
Howardena Pindell builds her art from paper, photos, and even uses a hole punch! She reconstructs her own memories using photos, and we will create a collage using a photo that is important to us.
Texture Day! Let’s look at the masterpiece of Max Ernst, Europe After the Rain, 1941. Art is an experience of all the senses, and today we are going to get touchy! The children will experience different sensory stations and leave with a very spiky ornament for the tree.
Picasso lives on! Modern US artist Sally King Benedict inspires us to create portraits out of protractors, compasses, rulers, and a balance of warm and cool tertiary colors with neutrals. Draw shapes and tone canvases this week.
Continue abstract painting. Students will use six different tertiary colors and soften colors with blotting techniques. Finish with navy acrylic outlines.
Howardena Pindell (currently on exhibit at Virginia Museum of Fine Art) builds her art from paper, photos, and even uses a hole punch! After an injury where she suffered from amnesia, she reconstructed her own memories using photos. Similarly, we will create a collage using a photo that is important to us.
Let’s complete our collages as a keepsake for the Holidays. Our hole punch design will make a wonderful ornament for the tree, and our photographs will be treasured forever!
Birds (and their feathers) have adorned Portraits of the Queen as well as portraits of powerful Native American Chiefs. Today, we will create Feather line designs- Use thin markers, colored pencils, ink, and spray bottles on watercolor paper.
Finish the details of feathers! Have a wonderful New Year!