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- 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!
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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
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.
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.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.)
“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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!