Fine Art & Craft Classes for Kids

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Toddler Art Exploration Classes

Young student in our Toddler 'Tiny Artist Painting' class
Young student in our Toddler ‘Tiny Artist Painting’ class

At My Art Shed, we know that it’s important to encourage creativity and a sense of exploration in kids of all ages, which is why our toddler classes are designed with uninhibited youngsters in mind.

Our toddler classes focus on learning colors, basic color mixing, shape recognition, creating patterns, and developing fine motor skills. We also work on providing a comfortable, fun environment for tiny artists to develop confidence and a positive attitude toward their art.

 Children & Teen Art and Craft Classes

 

Teen student creating an abstract 'glass' painting using colored resin
Teen student creating an abstract ‘glass’ painting using colored resin

We offer afternoon, evening and weekend art classes for children and teens all year long. Students take class in a space that is versatile and fun, allowing them to choose their own subject, materials and work at their own pace. Kids and teens are instructed in a way the encourages self-expression and gives them the tools to be an independent, confident and competent artist.

Young artists can explore their endless abilities through a variety of different mediums ranging from technical drawing and fine art painting classes, to mixed media and craft building. Some of our classes also incorporate basic yoga, stretching, and music into the curriculum order to energize our students and help them focus (or sometimes re-focus) for a truly productive and enjoyable art class experience.

Classes are taught by practicing artists and experienced educators who are here to facilitate a fun, safe and relaxing learning environment.

"Paint to the beat of the music" Photograph courtesy of Sharron Hinckley
“Paint to the beat of the music” Photograph courtesy of Sharron Hinckley
  •  We always maintain a student/teacher ratio of 5:1 or lower
  • Classes last an hour and a half, and students typically attend once a week
  • Projects take anywhere from 3-5 weeks for completion, depending on student’s age and skill level
  • Classes are offered to children ages 5-15; Teens 15+ may attend older children’s classes and/or adult’s classes upon request.
  • All materials are provided

Painting

My Art Shed’s most popular class for children. Our classes provide instruction in watercolor, acrylic, oil, gouache or mixed media, and focus on aspects of design, color, application techniques and free expression. Instruction is designed to teach students to recognize and identify the steps involved in painting, as well as encouraging students to develop personal styles of painting and expression.

Students in half day "Creative Education" class with their finished paintings
Students in half day “Creative Education” class with their finished paintings

Drawing

Drawing classes focus on line drawing, figure drawing, perspective, shading techniques with pen and ink, charcoal, pastels, conte, graphite and colored pencil. Instruction focuses on developing an organic drawing style unique to each student.

Model Building

Students using recycled computer parts to create 3D sculptures and works of art.
Students using recycled computer parts to create 3D sculptures and works of art.

For the more technical-minded child who is all about tangible art. Model building projects use balsa wood, cardboard, all kinds of found, recycled, and up-cycled materials to create model cities, fairy villages, spaceships, inventions and plenty of other fun objects right out of students’ imaginations.

Crafts

Making paper-mache 'hot air balloons' during Sculpture Camp
Making paper-mache ‘hot air balloons’

Constructive, hands-on activities for students who prefer more physical forms of art. Projects include paper-mache animals, decoupage treasure boxes, paper making, recycled materials creations, jewelry making, and much more.

 

Please click here to refer to class schedules for current classes and detailed class descriptions

 

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