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Homeschool and Daytime Classes Fall/Winter 2022

Ancient Art - Tuesdays Fall 2022

$120

with Kathryn Garcia

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

From the first civilization comes the intricacies of small machines, hieroglyphics and beginnings of scientific thought. In this 6-week class, Students ages 7-12 will learn to write and create like an Egyptian, recognize patterns, meanings, and discover life-enhancing methods and practices used in everyday life.

The overall sessions will culminate with the building of a pyramid, your preferred imagery as well as your Egyptian hieroglyphics...all on the fabulous metallic paints. From the square base, to the gold capstone, the four sides will be your personal marks.  

Member discount: 15 percent

Black & White Portraiture - Thursdays Fall 2022

$80

with Mariah Leggett

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class, students ages 10 and up will learn the techniques of drawing and shading faces with charcoal. They will spend time working on expressions, shading and value. Each class will have a different focus to practice. Students are encourged to bring a photo of their choice.

Member discount: 15 percent

Dye-orama: Intro to Dyeing - Wednesdays Fall 2022

$80

with Eva Rabin

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this fun, colorful and whimsical class, students ages 7+ will learn various dyeing techniques to create vibrant t-shirts, tote bags, socks and more. We’ll learn how to use rubber bands while Tie Dyeing, different pattern folds used in the ancient Japanese art of Shibori and even ice to create wacky and bold designs that will be a hit everywhere!  All of the dyes used will be non-toxic and kid-safe.

Member discount: 15 percent

An additional $20 supply fee will be due to the teacher on the first day of class.

Paper Dolls & Fashion Design - Tuesdays Fall 2022

$120

with Miriam Speyer

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 13, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

*This class will begin in August when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

Learn about fashion from all around the world and design clothing for your own paper doll. 

Students ages 6-9 will be provided with a durable gender-neutral paper doll. We will look at a different fashion designer each week including local designers like Manuel and designers from other cultures. With inspiration from what we learn each week, we will design our own paper clothing. At the end of the course, the instructor will make photo copies of all of student work and cut them out so each student can take home not only their own designs, but also the designs of their peers. 

Member discount: 15 percent

Skateboard Design - Tuesdays Fall 2022

$80

with Miriam Speyer

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 13, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

*This class will begin in August when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

Design and paint an actual skateboard deck. It can be hung as a piece of art or set up to use. 

Students ages 8 and up will be given the chance to look at some skateboard designs by various professional artists and learn a little bit about the history of skating. They will then be given a blank, sanded deck on which they will paint their own designs.

The instructor has partnered with Cecil’s skate shop in East Nashville to provide a discounted set up (adding the trucks, bearings, wheels, and grip tape) so that the skateboard is useable!

Member discount: 15 percent

An additional $25 supply fee will be due to the teacher on the first day of class. Additional skateboard decks may be purchased for $25 each.

Intro to Book Illustration - Wednesdays Fall 2022

$80

with Miriam Speyer

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 14, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

*This class will begin in August when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

Learn how an 8-year-old became a published author and create your own illustrations of an imaginary world! For ages 5-9.

We will begin the course by reading a book together called “The Sick-Proof Tunnel.” This book was written by 8-yr-old Alice Cleland, and illustrated/published by the instructor of this course, Miriam Speyer. Miriam will talk with the kids about the conception of the book and answer questions they might have about the creation and publishing process. “The Sick-Proof Tunnel” is all about an imaginary world where no one can get sick, and ends in a call to action.

Using multi-mediums, the course will allow the kids to imagine and illustrate their own themed rooms. Each student will be given a personalized, signed copy of “The Sick-Proof Tunnel” to take home at the end of the course. 

Member discount: 15 percent

An additional $10 supply fee will be due to the teacher on the first day of class.

Artopia - Tuesdays Fall 2022

$80

with Priscilla Eichler

*This class will begin in August when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

Experience the world of ARTopia, where your child’s imagination can soar. In this fun studio art class, campers ages 5-9 will conceptualize, design, and create art projects in such mediums as painting, sculpting, papier-mâché and drawing.

The process used to teach each project is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight students into creative action! This process involves observing, following instructions, and creating until the student is happy with the outcome.  We enjoy creating a space for your child to slow down, be in the moment, and be comfortable trying something new.

Member discount: 15 percent





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