101 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, United States

(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.

Enrollment is ongoing for fall 2019 classes!

  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- 6th grade, (8 week session.)  Homeschool classes are $120 for the 8 week session.  Elementary classes also have a $20 materials fee, however, enroll before August 1 to avoid the fee!

Class Schedules 2-5 yrs.

Wednesday

12:45  

Thursday

10:00

1:00

Friday

9:30

10:30


Saturday 


11:00 

 

Scroll down to see our lessons for the upcoming month

Big Kids Art Classes! Kindergarten-6th grade

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The Big Kid's Holiday Session begins November 3rd!

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

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6 week Session: $90.00 per child

For the 6 week Holiday Session, students will also have a $15.00 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.

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Space is limited!

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! 

$120.00 for the 8 week session.  ($90.00 for Holiday 6 week session)

$20.00 materials fee. ($15.00 materials fee for the Holiday session)

October 2019 Lessons (2-5 year olds)

Week 1: October 2, 3, 4, & 5

The Greek/American potter, Peter Voulkos, changed the way people looked at ceramics. The children will form tiny pinch pots with their hands and fingers; an experiment in tactile art. As a finishing touch, we will press all kinds of different and unexpected things into the clay to create textures.

Week 2: October 9, 10, 11, & 12

  Who were the “Ashcan Artists” and why were they named after trashcans? From New York City’s everyday street scenes: snow, laundry, and the dirt of everyday life. Let’s look at the scenes from the city and create our own city scene with chalk and oil pastel.

Week 3: October 16, 17, 18, & 19

     

 Let’s look at the photos of children by Dorothea Lange. These moving photos of children in Depression-era settings remind us all of how fortunate most of us are today. Using the photos we have taken from the previous week, we can make a photo collage of the important things in our lives.

Week 4: October 23, 24, 25, & 26

   

 The “Love” Sculpture by Robert Indiana is the inspiration for our word art. Children will use the letters of their name to create a piece of artwork. A paint and paper collage will stand up as a colorful learning tool for spelling!

Holiday 2019 Lessons (2-5 year olds)

November 6, 7, 8, & 9

 The abstract painting, “Broadway Boogie Woogie” by Piet Mondrian is a wonderful example of primary colors. It’s a party of city blocks, lights, and New York City traffic! Let’s play with city squares and paint with toy cars and trucks.

November 13, 14, 15, & 16

 Shapes are the theme this week. Young children will learn the basic two-dimensional shapes, and the older children will learn the relationship between two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional shapes.  (Example: square vs. cube, triangle vs. cone/pyramid.)

November 20, 21, 22, & 23

 “The Spider is an Ode to my Mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever.” -Louise Bourgeois. Spiders, shapes, and weaving will inspire our art project this week.

December 4, 5, 6, & 7

 Students will look at the relationship between jazz music and moving figures, before creating their own art using cut felt. The lessons on contrast from Oliver Lee Jackson will inspire a black and white image. Positive space, negative space and how they work together is a wonderful lesson for all artists!

December 11, 12, 13, & 14

 Winter in France with Claude Monet: The snow, steam, and locomotives moving through the station and the countryside are black, white, and gray. Let’s mix our paint to make all these beautiful shades of gray! 

December 18, 19, 20, & 21

Robert Sabuda. Let’s enjoy the amazing Pop-up Books of Russian Artist Robert Sabuda, specifically “A Winter’s Tale” as we get ready for Christmas! We will use glitter and folded paper to create our own “pop-up” card!

Holiday 2019 Big Kids & Homeschool Art Classes

Week 1: November 3 & 4

   Learn a brief history about Escher, a Dutch artist with many talents including painting, printing and illustration. Known for combining science and art through precise drawings and an eye for the unusual. M.C. Escher has jump-started our session with his optical illusions. Using clay and autumn leaves, the students will create a conversation bowl for the holiday table.

Week 2: November 10 & 11

 Planning our design before creating develops those critical thinking skills just like artists such as M.C. Escher!

Students will learn to draw an autumn landscape using 1 point perspective. This mathematical method of drawing will create realistic depth in our drawings. We will use extra time to finish our clay bowls.

Week 3: November 17 & 18

  Learn a brief history of Buddhist Monks and the history behind the sand mandalas. Relax with calming tunes and learn about symmetry and pattern, while creating your own Mandala with fine tip black ink. Students will have a choice of watercolor or colored pencils to add color to their designs.

Week 4: November 24 & 25

 

Native Americans and their role in our Thanksgiving. Create a Native American Shield using your knowledge about pattern and symmetry to create a thoughtful design. Add Paint and Feathers for texture and authenticity.

NO CLASS NEXT WEEK! THANKSGIVING BREAK DEC. 1 & 2!

Week 5: December 8 & 9

  

 Learn about the history behind Antony Gormley’s sculptures. His figures have a block-like “pixelated” style. We will begin part one of our 3-dimensional sculpture with paintable butcher paper and recycled boxes.  

Week 6: December 15 & 16

  

Anthony Gormley Part 2: A focused lesson on drawing and shading skills. Learn to draw 3 dimensional shapes using value with pencil. Finish your 3-dimensional sculpture and add paint!

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