Visual Art

Arts For Kids provides many exciting visual art mediums. Students learn to create different artworks from various cultures and learn about artistic symbols, colors, and the interpretations and history of their creators. Visual Art workshops include painting using traditional medium such as acrylics, gouache, and water color. Other mediums include sculpturing with clay, modeling with paper mâché, collages, body tracing, murals, and bookmaking.

NEW! Mixed Media Collage (Grades 4 – 6)
In this mixed media collage workshop, students will learn different techniques on how to prepare collage fodder, and how to arrange and assemble their collage on a 11”x14” mixed media paper canvas.  Supplies that will be used include acrylic paint, watercolor, markers, paint pens, pencils, tracing paper, deli paper, copy paper, scissors, glue stick and satin varnish medium.  Possible themes for the collage: favorite season or holiday, favorite type of vacation (beach, road trip, nature, city).  Themes will be discussed with the school/teacher and decided upon ahead of time.

NEW! Line Drawing, Coloring, Corkboard Paint Application
Students develop spatial recognition and creativity, using modules that introduce them to step by step line drawing projects, and artists with different styles of art. Colored pencils and sharpies encouraged to finish art. Final project features a colorful disco ball corkboard to help students learn to choose colors and apply paint. 

Collage and Shadow Box (Pre-K-12)
Participants will use a wide variety of applications using graphic arts paper, photographs, drawings, and scratch art for flat collages and assemblages. Themes include: Healing Hands, Home of the Future, Travelocity, Juxtaposition, Off the Grid Montage, and Nature Walk.
Participants will learn the principles of collage by experimenting with a variety of techniques and materials such as Tear Art, Photo Collage, Healing Hands, and Cubist. The class will focus on the participant’s finding inspiration in their face, figure, and environment. Each week students will be exposed collage samples of collage masters like Romare Bearden, John Heartfield, etc. and the work of individuals in their respective age bracket.

SciART – Exploring Science Based Color and After-Image Art (Grades 4 – 8)
How do our eyes see color?  Participants will undergo a scientific experiment using their eyes only, discovering the hidden secrets behind complementary colors. With their new found discovery of complementary colors, participants will go back in time to the 1960’s Op Art movement. Here they will discover how artists like Josef Albers, Victor Vasarely, and Bridget Riley used color to create a sense of movement in their art. Participants will also be exposed to acrylic painting techniques, color mixing and hard edge painting.