I am so excited to share two new summer classes with you below! Both classes have two sessions available, each lasting a week. Times vary for each session, so make sure to look closely. If a time is consistently not working into schedules, I may consider altering to accommodate a greater number of families.
I am really excited about the content we will cover in these classes and cannot wait to embark with the kiddos on a month’s worth of passions tapped, friendships made, efforts encouraged, and masterpieces created! The four, sweet lil’ art shows are just the celebratory icing on the cake!
Please pass along to friends, feel free to be in touch, and hope to see you soon!
ok, here you go!…
Some Summer Classes!…
‘Dream a Little Dream: Making Our Dreams Come True with Chagall and Hundertwasser’
Children are dreaming experts! As we age, very few of us are able to retain this dreamy nature, but of those of us that do, artists generally lead the pack. Rather than settling for what is, they dream of what could be.
For most of us, the dreams that jump to mind first are the ones that we have each night. A step further brings us to our daydreams, and stretching beyond that we have the dreams and memories of our past. But then, if we dare to travel just a little bit further, we reach yet another group of dreams, the most important ones… the dreams we hold for our future. In this class, we will create art to embrace and celebrate each of these dreams!
A personal dream journal, along with the work of two very dreamy artists, will each inspire our own artwork over the course of the week. The first is Russian painter, Marc Chagall, who described himself as ‘a dreamer who never woke up’. It is his collected works of flying people, inventive animals, and upside-down villages, that will inspire us to paint dreams from our pasts, however fanciful and inaccurate they may be! The second is Friedensreich Hundertwasser an Austrian painter, architect, ecologist and visionary, whose wildly imaginative work will inspire us to create art representing the dreams of our futures. On the final day of class, a special opportunity for the artists to showcase their hard work with his/her family and friends will present itself at ‘The Art Show of Our Dreams’, in our classroom! Everyone is welcome!
4 – 8 year olds (If your child is outside of this age range but feel strongly that he/she should join, I would love to hear from you, as well! email me)
Class will be held in the incredibly inspiring Global Gardens Classroom, located within the Harvest Market, next to Eugene Field Elementary School, at 2232 S. Nogales Ave.
Cost of class is $135 (includes cost of canvases, journals, and additional art supplies). Only $75 required to register. Remaining balance due first day of class. Refunds accepted through May 5, 2014.
There will be two sessions offered:
Session One: June 9 – 13, M-F, 3-5pm (Please include your name, phone number, child’s name and age, and the session you are registering for) CLASS FULL
Session Two: June 16 – 20, M-F, 3-5pm (Please include your name, phone number, child’s name and age, and the session you are registering) CLASS FULL
‘The Art of Words: Celebrating the Relationship Between Art and Language’
This class is my response to several issues we face today, namely the loss of handwriting in favor of text and email, the dwindling presence of and appreciation for posted letters, and lastly, bullying. Words are supremely important in our lives and this class will be a celebration of all of the good ones, the ones that float out of our hearts and minds and help to bring more beauty into the world!
We will spend the week exploring the use of words as art in the work of Ed Ruscha and Jean-Michel Basquiat and we will create our own pieces in a similar technique and style! We will also explore the artistically inventive and fanciful words of poet Edward Lear and, similarly, invent our own word(s) to use within our own poetic work! And, lastly, we will learn about the genre of Mail Art, receive an ‘ArtPal’ from within our group, and work to create our first ‘mail art’ letter and stamped envelope to be sent through the good ol’ pony express! To show off all of our hard work, ‘The Art Show Worth A Bazillion Words’ and ‘The Little Lears Poetry Reading’ will occur for our friends and family on the final day of class! Words are powerful and an artists’ voice is strong. Let’s learn how we can positively use our creative voices together!
4-8 year olds (If your child is outside of this age range but feel strongly that he/she should join, I would love to hear from you, as well! email me)
Class will be located in the ever-so-inspiring Global Gardens Classroom, located near Eugene Field Elementary School, within the Harvest Market, at 2232 S. Nogales Ave.
Cost of Class: $150 (includes cost of a larger, artist-quality canvas (ready to hang proudly and beautifully in your home!), plus additional canvas boards and supplies) Only 50% of class fee required to register. Remaining balance due first day of class. Refunds accepted through May 5, 2014.
Two sessions of this class will be offered:
Session One: June 23 – June 27, M-F, 3-5p, (Please include your name, phone number, child’s name and age, and the session you are registering for.)
Session Two: July 14 – July 18, M-F, 3-5p, (Please include your name, phone number, child’s name and age, and the session you are registering for.)