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

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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

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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

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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

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

Tactile Experiences

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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!

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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.

We are Enrolling for the April 2019 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.

$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 $120 for the 8 week spring semester (April 1-May 27)

Class Schedules 2-5 yrs.

Wednesday

12:45  

Thursday

9:30

10:30

1:00

Friday

9:30

10:30



Saturday 


11:00 

 

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Big Kids Art Classes! Kindergarten-5th grade

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The Big Kid's session is March 10th - May 12th

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 - 5th grade)

Sunday at 2:15 (K-2nd grade) 


Spring classes (beginning March 10th) taught by Meredith Luck

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8 week Session: $120.00 per child

Price includes all materials.  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.

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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.

Scroll down to see our lesson plans for this upcoming 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-5 will experiment with various mediums.  Drawing skills, painting, composition, and sculpture along with world history and culture fill our 60 minute class.  We meet once a week, beginning April 1! 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.

$120.00 for the 8 week session. April 1-May 27th, no class on April 22nd.

Scroll down to see our lesson plans for this upcoming session!

April 2019 Lessons (2-5 year olds)

Week 1: April 3, 4, 5, & 6

     Sandy Skoglund, an artist known for her colorful and surreal Installations, will inspire our hanging banner of repeated shapes. How can art change a room or a space? Can art be something that is an all-encompassing space? Let’s look at “Revenge of the Goldfish,” (1980,) and create a fish-y world of our own!

Week 2: April 10, 11, 12, & 13

     

Eggs in all the colors of the color wheel: this would make Henri Matisse, the father of “Fauvism,” very happy! Let’s explore color today by mixing play dough eggs and painting our own eggs!

Week 3: April 17, 18, 19, & 20

     

 Earth Day is a day that we need to remember year round. Using recycled materials and plastics, each child will make a hand-painted family portrait of monsters. Save all your circular lids, large and small!

Week 4: May 1, 2, 3, & 4

   Let’s look at the interesting tradition of cloth dying in West Africa. Using all natural food items, the children will beat, pound, and smash. Their triangles of cloth will become a sampler in the form of a small pennant banner.

Art Time is closed for Spring Break!

During the week of April 21 - April 28, Art Time for Kids will be closed.  Enjoy spring break with the kids!

Spring 2019 Big Kids Art Classes (K-5)

Week 1: March 10th

  

The colorful polka-dot worlds of Installation artist Yayoi Kusama will inspire our wearable art we create today. Children will create a plan and a study in shapes before making a usable art smock to keep at the studio.

Week 2 & 3: Mar. 17th/Mar. 24th

  

The tradition of clay and mosaics will lead us back in time. The ancient Etruscans created intricate designs using shapes, patterns, and images. Students will plan their mosaic, and then participate in a group activity of pattern, shape, and perspective!

 

Next, we will begin our clay tile! Pressing glass pieces into the clay will result in a beautifully patterned and colorful piece of art.  

Week 4 & 5: Mar. 31st/April 7th

 

Drawing time! Formal drawing skills (line and composition) will be introduced and practiced as we study the enormous art of Claus Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen. What do you think would be interesting to look at if it suddenly became GIGANTIC?

Next: Gigantism, Part 2. Using our drawing from the previous lesson, let’s add color. Oil pastels will add the finishing touches to our drawings.

Week 6: April 14th

Spring Break is 2 weeks! No class April 21st or 28th!

Easter Eggs, meet Andy Warhol. The screaming loud pop art colors will turn those pretty eggs into statements of pop culture! Students will gain experience working on three-dimensional surfaces.

Our artwork will be displayed at a local business!


Week 7 & 8: May 5th/May 19th

 Charcoal and lines will be buzzing around as the students experience he beautiful charcoal bees of April Coppini. More skill-building with drawing as the student learn the gestural and expressive way an artist can make their mark! We will also plant a seed to care for this spring as we learn about bees, flowers, and pollination! 

Next, we will use some unusual drawing tools: q-tips, charcoal, and blending tools will lend themselves to our busy springtime drawings.

Break for Easter and Mother's Day

Please note that there is no class on the following Sundays:

Sunday, April 21st (Easter)

Sunday, April 28th (Spring Break)

Sunday, May 12th (Mother's Day)

Spring Homeschooler's Art Class (K-5)

Week 1: April 1st

 The colorful polka-dot worlds of Installation artist Yayoi Kusama will inspire our wearable art we create today. Children will create a plan and a study in shapes before making a usable art smock to keep at the studio.

Week 2: April 8th

 Easter Eggs, meet Andy Warhol. The screaming loud pop art colors will turn those pretty eggs into statements of pop culture! Students will gain experience working on three-dimensional surfaces. Our artwork will be displayed at a local business!

Week 3 and 4: April 15/April 29

The tradition of clay and mosaics will lead us back in time. The ancient Etruscans created intricate designs using shapes, patterns, and images. Students will plan their mosaic, and then participate in a group activity of pattern, shape, and perspective!

Next, we will begin our clay tile! Pressing glass pieces into the clay will result in a beautifully patterned and colorful piece of art.  

Spring Break: April 22nd!

No class this week!  Enjoy your break.

Week 5 & 6: May 6/May 13

Drawing time! Formal drawing skills (line and composition) will be introduced and practiced as we study the enormous art of Claus Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen. What do you think would be interesting to look at if it suddenly became GIGANTIC?

Next: Gigantism, Part 2. Using our drawing from the previous lesson, let’s add color. Oil pastels will add the finishing touches to our drawings.

Week 7 & 8: May 20/May 27

Charcoal and lines will be buzzing around as the students experience he beautiful charcoal bees of April Coppini. More skill-building with drawing as the student learn the gestural and expressive way an artist can make their mark! We will also plant a seed to care for this spring as we learn about bees, flowers, and pollination! 

Next, we will use some unusual drawing tools: q-tips, charcoal, and blending tools will lend themselves to our busy springtime drawings.

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.