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); $120 for Big Kids Art Class, Kindergarten- 5th grade, (8 week session.) Homeschool classes are $90 for the spring semester (April-June)
Want to join sooner? Students can join anytime; our online enrollment will prorate your cost for the remainder of the session.
Sunday at 1:00 (3rd - 5th grade)
Sunday at 2:15 (K-2nd grade)
Classes taught by Mirinda Reynolds
Spring classes (beginning March 10th) taught by Meredith Luck
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. (Exceptions to this include February's class meets on the second Monday, Feb. 11th) 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. (January - March 2019)
The positive and negative shapes of Rene Magritte’s surrealist paintings will inspire our snowflake paintings. Small, medium, and large snowflakes will look near and far. The cool colors of the color wheel make a chilly painting.
We will go back in time to look at the tradition of mosaics. The animal designs of the ancient Etruscans are colorful and detailed. Little hands love to push tiles into clay!
Busy bumblebees buzz around the art studio. The lines and motion of the busy dancing bumblebee drawings of contemporary artist April Coppini will bring springtime to our charcoal and chalk drawing lesson.
Lets take a trip round the garden. The green message of environmental art will inspire our lesson in planting and recycling this week. Let’s prepare for the new life and color of the season!
The surreal landscapes and textures of Max Ernst will inspire our projects this week! Decalcomania, (we get the word “Decal” from this technique) is about laying down paint and then lifting it off with different materials. The result is beautiful!
Week 2: This week we will continue adding our own details to our texture paintings. Using paintbrushes, we will add other details and layers to our surrealist landscapes.
We will travel the world looking at weaving and modern fiber art. Sheila Hicks, Gabriel Dawe, Faig Ahmed, and Toshiko Horiuchi-Macadam do things with yarn and string that most people could never imagine! The students will begin their felted fiber art using a variety of materials.
Week 4: As the student’s revisit the fiber artists of last week, they will finish their projects from the previous week. The finished artwork will be colorful examples that showcase a variety of new and recycled materials.
Inspired by the current exhibit of Masks of the Congo at the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond,) we will learn about masks, and plan and begin an amazing, dramatic, and colorful mask of our own!
Week 6: Adding the fun details to the mask will bring them to life. Don’t forget to visit the masks down in Richmond at the VMFA if you have not already!
Using foil, paint, and shadows, we will have some fun making artwork inspired by Shigeo Fukuda. Shadows add interest and dimension to both two and three dimensional artwork!
Week 8: Using our foil sculptures, students will finish creating their paintings. Using color and light, students will adjust and plan their own compositions.
Don’t forget to enroll in the Big Kids Spring Session to learn more about Art and Art History!