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 mache, collages, body tracing, murals, and bookmaking.

Collage and Shadow Box (Pre-K-12)
A wide variety of applications using graphic arts paper, photographs, drawings, and scratch art for flat collages and assemblages.  Including: Healing Hands, Home of the Future, Travelocity, Juxtaposition, Off the Grid Montage, and Nature Walk.
Students will learn the principles of collage by experimenting with a variety of collage techniques and materials.  Techniques included are Tear Art, Photo Collage, Healing Hands, and Cubist.  The emphasis is on using the student’s face, figure, and environment as inspiration and model. Each week students will be exposed collage samples of collage masters (Romare Bearden, John Heartfield, etc.), and the work of students in their respective age bracket.

SciART – Exploring Science Based Color and After-Image Art (Grades 4 – 8)
How do our eyes see color?  The students will undergo a scientific experiment using their eyes only to discover the hidden secrets behind complimentary colors. With their new found discovery of complimentary colors, the students 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 use color to create a sense of movement in their art. The students will be exposed to acrylic painting techniques, color mixing and hard edge painting.