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.
$60 for the 2-5 year old classes (4 week session); $105 for Big Kids Art Class, Kindergarten- 6th grade, (7 week session.) Homeschool classes are $105 for the 7 week session. Elementary classes also have a $18 materials fee.
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Want to join us now? Students can join anytime; our online enrollment will prorate your cost for the remainder of the session.
Sunday at 1:00 (3rd-6th grade)
Sunday at 2:15 (K-2nd grade)
Monday at 5:30 (K-6th grade)
Elementary classes taught by Meredith Luck and Tanya Green
For the 7 week Big Kids Art Session, students will also have a $18.00 materials fee. Classes meet at 101 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Classes are 60 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 the current session, go to the "Register" page. You can also call or text Art Time for Kids with any questions at 540-842-6250.
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While learning Art History, children in grades K-6 will experiment with various mediums. Drawing skills, painting, composition, and sculpture along with world history and culture fill our 60 minute class. We meet every Monday from 1:00-2:00!
$105.00 for the 7 week session.
$18.00 materials fee.
Winter vegetables: painted by the masters. Nathaniel Bacon was one of many old world painters who found amazing models in the seasonal kitchen gardens of England. Using the textures of cabbage, kale, and cauliflower, the students will create amazing visual art!
The folk art of Maude Lewis could not be more simplistic, primitive, untrained, and childlike. And yet its purity is what attracts people from all over the globe! Let’s visit her tiny world in Nova Scotia, where flowers, cats, and landscapes poured from her paintbrush.
William “Snowflake” Bentley was a pioneer of studying snowflakes. Living in a snow-laden valley in Vermont provided him plenty of snowflake models. He was the first person to successfully photograph a snowflake! In his honor, we will create snowballs and learn about all things snow.
Anthony Gormley does a great job creating three-dimensional human forms, only reduced to pixel-like “robot” versions. We will use “robot” shapes to assemble our own human-like shapes. Children will learn the valuable pre-drawing skills of compiling simple shapes to achieve more complex forms. Oh, and have fun imaginative play as we create, of course!
Part 1 of a 2 part lesson: Students will look at the distinctive style of Roy Lichtenstein. Let’s also take a look at today’s popular graphic novels and recognizable cartoon characters. Students will create a piece of art of their own as inspired by these commercial artists.
Part 2 of our cartooning lesson: Students will review the history of comics and graphic art as it overlaps with “high art,” and they will work to complete their work.
We will travel to Scandinavia and learn about the artists in this cold and colorful part of the world. The Northern Lights become a burst of colors in the night sky made with chalk pastels across our black paper!
Part 1 of a 2 week project: Chuck Close makes very large portraits that contain many small parts. Students will make clay coil hearts. Let’s build something large out of many small things.
Part 2 of our Chuck Close lesson! Let’s work hard to complete and paint our creative pieces.
What is folk art? Who makes folk art? Let’s look at Maude Lewis, a Canadian folk artist and the handpainted art she makes. Using wood and paint and cloth, we will fashion our own folk art people with their very own personalities!
Part 1 of a 2 week project: Eva Magill Oliver’s brightly colored graphic images fuse nature and abstract design. Symbols and shapes fill the canvas and even flow right off of the canvas! Students will create a bold design of their own while learning the secret powers of complimentary colors.
Part 2 of our Eva Magill Oliver project. Let’s finish up our carefully planned graphic design. A clean, colorful canvas with nature-inspired abstract design will be a perfect ending to our winter session. And of course… help us look forward to the spring!
Make-up Snow Week. (If we do not have any weeks missed for snow, look forward to a drop-in workshop planned for this day! Additional charges apply.)