Home Education


Grades Kindergarten-12

Our faculty members are skilled in working with youth in the arts and crafts with a variety of skill and dexterity levels. Background checks are conducted for all faculty.

COURSES:

We offer a wide-range of disciplines in our state of the art studios: painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry/metalsmithing.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS LEARN?
• visual arts skills, techniques, and vocabulary
• use of materials
• basic safety with a variety of tools
• 21st-century workplace skills
• critical thinking skills

SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTS
Parents must pay to enroll their student at least 5 days prior to start date of the class. If the class does not reach the minimum enrollment 5 days prior, the class is cancelled.

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Home Education Classes for Fall Sessions 1 & 2

 

AGES 2 1/2 - 4


Preschool Readiness through Art   

Fridays, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuition: $100
(classes meet 1hr/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.

Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 6 students with 6 parents/guardians

This program is designed for 2 1/2 to 4-year-olds and their parent/caregiver. Adults can help their child to prepare for preschool and kindergarten by seeing what and how they learn. Parents can take part in fun activities with their children with the guidance of an artist/teacher. After each class children will have artwork that can be displayed at home. Class size is limited to six children.
The program promotes and enhances:
• Developmental skills and overcoming benchmarks
• Development of motor and social skills
• Development of vocabulary
• Parent and child connections
• Creative expression, self-esteem, and stimulating imagination

 

GRADES K-2


Fascinating Artists Around the World

Mondays, 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Tuition: $120
(classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.

Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 15

In this class participants will explore many artists from around the world including Romero Britto, Grandma Moses, Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’ Keefe, and Claude Monet. Students will create several projects that are inspired by these artists using different types of media. These projects will help students with their fine motor skills, creativity, and imagination.
 


Mix It Up!

Tuition: $120 (classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.
Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 8

In this class students will discover a variety of materials to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional art work. Class projects will expose children to materials and art concepts that involve the elements and principles of design.

 


Ages 6 - 12


clay kids sculpture

Clay Construction

January 11-February 22, 2017
Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuition: $113 | Lab Fee: $21
(classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 7 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.

Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 15

In each session students will create new and exciting hand-built projects. Students will learn about greenware and bisqueware and will also create functional and nonfunctional pieces using coils, slabs, pinch pots, extrusions, and various decorative techniques.

 

 

Teens Ages 12 - 17


2D Media
Mondays, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Fridays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Painting Fantasy

Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $24 (includes model fee, classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.
Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 15

How does a crude Jean-Michel Basquiat figure pack more of a punch than a perfect rendering of a classical nude? This class is about using oil painting as a means of expressing emotion. Observational painting from self-portraits and clothed models will be combined with imaginative characters, anime, etc. Inspiration from and discussion about music, film, and art history will encourage the student’s unique artistic voice.  


 


Painting & Drawing Workshop

Tuition: $160 | Model Fee: $24 (classes meet for 2hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.
Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 15

This course will explore a diverse approach to still life, landscape, self-portraits, and figure drawing by learning new techniques in a mixed media approach. Artwork completed in class will be portfolio ready.

 


Digital Media    

Tuition: $160  (classes meet for 2hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.
Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 15

By using digital photography, hand drawing, a flatbed scanner, and Photoshop, students will manipulate images and use the elements of design and composition to develop their own creative style. Students applying to specific high schools with media programs will have the opportunity to practice the requisite skills.

 


CERAMICS
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursdays, 2:30 – 6:00 PM

Wheel Throwing

Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $24 (classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.

Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 12

This course, intended for students with no previous experience on the potter’s wheel, will introduce the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce basic pottery forms like bowls, cylinders, mugs, and vases. Students will learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian concerns which determine the difference between good and great work.

 


Handbuilding or
Wheel Throwing

Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $24 (classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks. Prorated tuition will be available.

This introductory course will familiarize students with a variety of basic pottery methods. Handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques will be introduced and students will have the opportunity to explore the methods they find most exciting.


 

 

 

 


SCULPTURE

Wednesdays, 1:30 5:00 PM
Fridays, 9:30 AM
4:30 PM

Introduction to Welding            

Students will learn the basics of various welding processes while cutting, tacking and assembling parts for small metal sculptures made from sheet metal and found metal objects. Students will learn proper safety, technical information of equipment and materials, and techniques for creative expression. The course will begin with instruction on proper use of tools and safety and end with production of a final art piece that students can take home. Students should come prepared with personal safety gear and clothing.

Tuition: $160.00 | Lab fee: $20.00 (classes meet for 2hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.

Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 8

 

 


JEWELRY
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Jewelry for Beginners

This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of metalsmithing and jewelry making. Through personal instruction and class demonstrations the students will learn safety procedures, drilling, piercing, rivets, patinas, texture application, how to safely use a torch, soldering and stone setting techniques. Each student will create technical samples to learn the new procedures and then apply the knowledge gained into wearable pieces of jewelry. All of the skills learned in this class can be applied to various non-ferrous metals and in forms outside of traditional jewelry making.

Call to register a class.
Tuition: $150 | Tool Kits: $30 (classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.
Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 8


youth jewelry

Intermediate Jewelry


Students that have learned the basics of jewelry fabrication will now put their knowledge to the test! During this intermediate session of Jewelry for Teens, we will focus on thoroughly examining the process of jewelry fabrication while creating multiple projects building upon the skills learned in Beginning Jewelry  such as soldering, piercing and stones setting while learning new techniques like chain making, bezel setting and pick soldering. The teens will be responsible for troubleshooting the steps involved in the creative process along the way, pushing them selves to advance their technique and their creative abilities.


Tuition: $150 | Tool Kits: $30 (classes meet for 1.5hrs/week for 8 weeks)
Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Prorated tuition will be available.
Class student minimum: 4
Class student maximum: 8