The Blank Canvas Splattered Art Classes lean towards a deeper understanding and strengthening of Fine Art Skills. While the purpose of art encompasses personal expression, how do we get there if we don’t hone in on our actual knowledge and skills? This said, we will learn at our own pace, using subject matters personalized to each individual student (ex. If your student loves nature, she/he will draw/paint nature using examples and references from professional artists!) Some art history and art appreciation will be taught as it corresponds to specific lessons.  

The year will be broken down into 3 10-week sessions.
All classes will take place in Somerdale from 9-10:30am
Some students may wish to commit to a shorter class session…in that case, parents may take their child at 10am.

DRAWING WITH CARBON AND COLOR PENCIL
Thursdays, 9/12–11/21 (off 11/7)
Learn form, shading/hatching techniques, page layout, color palette/complimentary colors) while drawing individual pieces. Nicole will also introduce other materials such as charcoal and pastels, giving students multiple mediums to choose from. Depending on students illustrative style, they will complete one practice drawing and one final detailed, colored drawing to be matted for the art show.

PAINTING WITH ACRYLIC & WATERCOLOR PAINT
Thursdays, 12/5–2/13 (off 12/26)
(exercise use of colors, blending, brush techniques) while painting an individual piece of your choice.

SCULPTING WITH SCULPEY CLAY
Thursdays, 2/20–4/30 (off 4/16)
We will walk together through a video series as we each create a 4 inch bust. We will use sharp tools to smoothing and cutting into clay.

FINAL ART SHOW: May 14, 7-8pm

COST: $400/Full Year; $300/two 10-week Sessions; $175/10-week Session; $30 off/siblings

(commitment is needed for second or third sessions, by $25 deposit, but not paid in full until new session begins.)