101 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, United States
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(540) 842-6250

Art Time for Kids

The most fun art classes in Fredericksburg!

Classes & Schedules

Always on the Move

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!

Learn about Art History

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.

Skill-building Games

An obstacle course? How is this art?  Well, if you were trying to find the elusive ruins of Machu Pichu you would understand.

Never the Same Thing

Have you ever dyed cloth by mashing spinach?  This two-year old crushed it.  

Tactile Experiences

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?

Make your mess with us!

You can't have Art Time for Kids without a Jackson Pollock lesson.  Is it messy?  Well, that's why we are here.

We are Enrolling for the 2018 Holiday Session!

  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

Class Schedules 2-5 yrs.

Wednesday

12:45  

Thursday

10:00

1:00

Friday

10:00 



Saturday 


11:00  

 


Big Kids Art Classes! Kindergarten-5th grade

The next Big Kids session begins in Fall 2018.


Choose a classtime:

Sunday at 1:00  (3rd - 5th grade)

Sunday at 2:15 (K-2nd grade) 


Classes taught by Mirinda Reynolds


8 week Session: $125.00 per child (Holiday session is 6 weeks, $90.00)

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.

Space is limited!

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.


Homeschooler's Art Class

An art class where children share and learn from famous artists as well as their classmates!

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)

Nov.-Dec. Lessons (2-5 year olds)

Week 1: Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2, & 3

     

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. 

Week 2: Nov. 7, 8, 9, & 10

   

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!

Week 3: Nov. 14, 15, 16, & 17

   

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!

Week 4: Nov. 28, 29, 30, & Dec. 1

     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.

Week 5: Dec. 5, 6, 7, & 8

 

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.

Week 6: Dec. 12, 13, 14, & 15

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.

Holiday 2018 Big Kids Art Classes (K-5)

Week 1: Nov. 4th

  

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.

Week 2: Nov. 11th

   

Continue abstract painting. Students will use six different tertiary colors and soften colors with blotting techniques. Finish with navy acrylic outlines.

Week 3: Nov. 18th

    

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.

Week 4: Dec. 2nd

 

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!

Week 5: Dec. 9th

 

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.

Week 6: Dec. 16th

  

Finish the details of feathers! Have a wonderful New Year!

Make-up Policies

If you and your child miss a class during a session, one of the following solutions may be appropriate:

  • Arrange to drop in to any of the other class times during the week.  The same lesson is taught to each class in the week, so you won't miss the fun.
  • Request a "To-Go" bag with the week's lesson and supplies.  
  • If the above options are not possible, at the discretion of Art Time for Kids, you may be credited for future sessions.