101 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, United States

(540) 842-6250

Art Time for Kids

The most fun art classes in Fredericksburg!

The most fun art classes in Fredericksburg!

The most fun art classes in Fredericksburg!The most fun art classes in Fredericksburg!

Classes & Schedules

Always on the Move

Learn about Art History

Learn about Art History

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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

Learn about Art History

Learn about Art History

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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

Learn about Art History

Skill-building Games

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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

Make your mess with us!

Skill-building Games

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

Tactile Experiences

Make your mess with us!

Make your mess with us!

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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!

Make your mess with us!

Make your mess with us!

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

Enroll for Online Big Kids Art classes (K-6th only)

  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.

 $105 for Big Kids Art Class, Kindergarten- 6th grade, (7 week session.)    Elementary classes also have a $18 materials fee. 

We are still holding these classes! Despite the Quarantine... just an adjusted version.  Supplies will arrive on your porch, and instructional videos will arrive in your in-box.  Live chats or "Art Gallery Discussions" will keep us connected and motivated to make some very memorable artwork.

Class Schedules 2-5 yrs. (to resume as soon as...?)

Wednesday

12:45  

Thursday

10:00

Friday

9:30

10:30


Saturday 


11:00 

 

Scroll down to see an example of lessons for a typical month

Big Kids Art Classes! Kindergarten-6th grade

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The Big Kid's (K-6th) Spring Session begins April 5th/6th as an online experience!

Want to join us?  Although connecting online is not what we would prefer, we believe in giving children a positive and productive experience through these unusual circumstances.  


Sunday at 1:00  (3rd-6th grade)

Sunday at 2:15 (K-2nd grade) 

Monday at 5:30 (K-6th grade)


Online Elementary classes taught by Claire Ellinger

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7 week Session: $105.00 per child

For the 7 week Big Kids Art Session, students will also have a $18.00 materials fee.  Classes will consist of a weekly pre-recorded lesson: information, Art History, lots of skill demonstration, and a project assignment.  Also, a weekly live online meeting ("Art Gallery Discussion") with students to show their hard work and receive feedback!

A supply bag of supplies will arrive at your address, allowing you to create all projects for the session. (If Virginia's quarantine becomes more restrictive, this is subject to change.)

Kids will experience a variety of mediums and projects!  Lessons will be inspired by classic and current artists.

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Join our Adventure!

One advantage to our online adaption: the whole family can create pieces of art to remember!

 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.

Scroll down to see lessons for a typical session!


Homeschooler's Art Class

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

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. 

March 2020 Lessons (2-5 year olds)

March 4, 5, 6, & 7

March 11, 12, 13, & 14

March 11, 12, 13, & 14

 Barbara Hepworth loved looking out the window and watching the English countryside pass by. As a sculptor, she creates windows to peak at the world. Children will make a clay pocket with a hole to peak through. These “weed pockets” can hold all of the hand-picked treasures children find in the spring to bring to Mom and Dad!

March 11, 12, 13, & 14

March 11, 12, 13, & 14

March 11, 12, 13, & 14

 Do you know the story of Yayoi Kusama and her very popular art installations? Her infinity mirrors and polka-dots have made her exhibits internationally popular! Let’s use the simple and playful polka-dot to create a painting/collage. Children will learn about color-mixing and multi-media art today.

March 18, 19, 20, & 21 Classes closed this week!

March 18, 19, 20, & 21 Classes closed this week!

March 18, 19, 20, & 21 Classes closed this week!

 

See our video posted on the homepage to experience a Virtual Art Time for Kids class!

March 25, 26, 27, & 28 Classes closed this week!

March 18, 19, 20, & 21 Classes closed this week!

March 18, 19, 20, & 21 Classes closed this week!

 

See our video posted on the homepage to experience a Virtual Art Time for Kids class!

Spring Session 2020 (March-May) Big Kids & Homeschool Art

Week 1: April 5th/6th

Week 2: April 12th/13th

Week 2: April 12th/13th

 Part 1 of a 2 part lesson: The study of shape and color will start our painting inspired by Julia Townsend. This "season premiere" will focus on shading techniques using simple supplies: paper, pencils, and blending tools.

Week 2: April 12th/13th

Week 2: April 12th/13th

Week 2: April 12th/13th

 

Part 2 of our Julia Townsend lesson. Students will complete their painting and discuss and enjoy each other’s colorful abstract pieces.

Week 3: April 19th, 20th

Week 2: April 12th/13th

Week 3: April 19th, 20th

 

Have you seen the bizarre (and genius) inventions Leonardo Da Vinci sketched? What bizarre inventions can we imagine? Children will work on sketching and planning skills, and then create a STEAM based project: (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.)

Week 4: April 26th, 27th

Week 4: April 26th, 27th

Week 3: April 19th, 20th

  

Around the Garden: How many artists through time have captured a beautiful still life of fruits and vegetables? Paul Cezanne, Antoine Vollon, and Henri Fantin-Latour to name a few. We will create a sketch showing composition and value.  We will do warm-up watercolor activities to prepare us for the final watercolor still life painting.

Week 5: May 3rd, 4th

Week 4: April 26th, 27th

Week 6: May 10th, 11th

 

Part 2 of our “Round the Garden” lesson. Let's learn about the History of the "Victory Garden," very poignant in our current situation. After sketching and creating a small but beautiful watercolor painting, the students will plant something edible for their own victory garden!

Week 6: May 10th, 11th

Week 4: April 26th, 27th

Week 6: May 10th, 11th

 

The Greek Chimera: let’s look at this mythological animal from ancient times. Two (or more) animals combined into one. Do you ever feel like you have more than one side of yourself? Can you create a CHIMERA that is a self-portrait, of sorts? Drawing and composition skills will be our focus as we draw from our imagination.  

Week 7: May 17th, 18th

Week 7: May 17th, 18th

Week 7: May 17th, 18th

 

Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Smithson are the best known Earthworks artists. Students will make a small model of a outdoor space with sculptures made from nature. 

Break for Summer!

Week 7: May 17th, 18th

Week 7: May 17th, 18th

 

It is unsure our ability to hold Summer Camps at this time.  Stay tuned for information...

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