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Homeschool Winter/Spring 2024

Creative Explorers: Mixed Media Art

$84

with Heather Gorbski

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Unleash the inner artist in your child with our "Creative Explorers" Mixed Media Art Class, a dynamic and joyful journey through the world of colors, textures, and boundless creativity! Tailored for kids with ages ranging from 5 to 8, this class is designed to inspire young imaginations, encouraging them to express themselves through a variety of exciting art forms.

Course Highlights:

Colorful Adventures: Dive into a world of vibrant hues and explore the magic of color mixing. Kids will experiment with different paint mediums, discovering the joy of creating their own unique color palettes.

Texture Tales: Engage tiny fingers in a tactile experience as they explore a variety of textures. From smooth papers to fuzzy fabrics, children will learn to appreciate the sensory richness that different materials bring to their artwork.

Collage Magic: Spark creativity with collage projects! Children will cut, tear, and layer a variety of materials to create imaginative compositions, fostering an understanding of composition and spatial relationships.

Nature-inspired Creations: Take inspiration from the natural world! Kids will use leaves, twigs, and other found objects to create art that reflects the beauty of the outdoors, cultivating a connection between art and the environment.

Shape Stories: Dive into the world of shapes and forms! Through playful activities, children will explore the basic elements of design, creating whimsical characters and scenes using simple geometric shapes.

Expressive Drawing Techniques: Introduce kids to the joy of drawing with various tools and techniques. From crayons to markers, they'll develop their fine motor skills while expressing their creativity on paper.

"Creative Explorers" is a space where kids can let their imaginations soar, experiment with various materials, and celebrate the unique artist within. 

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with all NEW projects and skill building. 

Member discount: 10 percent

Sculpting Dreams: Paper Mache Sculpture Class

$84

with Cain & Cyle Barnes

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Embark on a hands-on journey of creativity and sculptural expression with our "Sculpting Dreams" Paper Mache Sculpture Class. This class is designed for students ages 9 and up of all skill levels who wish to explore the versatile and captivating world of paper mache to bring their imaginative visions to life in three dimensions.

Course Highlights:

Introduction to Paper Mache: Dive into the world of paper mache, learning about its rich history and the endless possibilities it offers for creating unique and expressive sculptures. Discover the basic techniques and materials needed to get started.

Armature Construction: Explore the art of building a solid foundation for your sculptures. Learn how to construct armatures that provide structure and support for your paper mache creations, allowing you to bring your ideas to life with stability and form.

Paper Mache Layering Techniques: Master the art of layering as you apply strips of paper and adhesive to your armature. Experiment with different layering techniques to achieve various textures and surface finishes, giving your sculptures depth and character.

Form and Shape Exploration: Delve into the principles of form and shape as you mold and sculpt your paper mache creations. Whether you're crafting animals, abstract forms, or fantastical creatures, this class encourages the exploration of diverse sculptural styles.

Surface Design and Detailing: Add personality to your sculptures through surface detailing. Explore techniques such as texture stamping, paint washes, and embellishments to enhance the visual appeal and bring out the unique characteristics of your creations.

Creative Themes and Projects: Engage in themed projects that inspire your creativity. From nature-inspired sculptures to abstract forms, each class may present a different theme, encouraging participants to explore a variety of artistic expressions within the medium.

"Sculpting Dreams" is an exploration of form, texture, and creativity. Join us as we transform simple materials into extraordinary sculptures, and let your imagination take shape in the world of paper mache artistry!

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with NEW projects!

Member discount: 10 percent

Anime and Manga Digital Art Odyssey: A Beginner to Intermediate Adventure

$88

with Jess Duke

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Embark on an exhilarating artistic journey with our "Anime and Manga Digital Art Odyssey," a specialized class tailored for beginners to intermediate-level artists ages 9 and up who are passionate about bringing the dynamic world of anime and manga to life in the digital realm. Over the span of four weeks, participants will dive into the vibrant and expressive art forms of anime and manga, learning essential techniques and tools to create captivating characters and scenes.

iPads and Apple Pencils are provided by the MACC, but you are welcome to bring your own. 

Course Objectives:

  • Introduction to Digital Tools for Anime and Manga Art
  • Anatomy Essentials for Anime and Manga Characters
  • Mastering Anime and Manga-style Inking
  • Dynamic Coloring Techniques
  • Creating Expressive Eyes and Emotions
  • Designing Anime and Manga Characters
  • Crafting Dynamic Anime and Manga Scenes

Join us on this Anime and Manga Digital Art Odyssey, where you will unlock the secrets of these iconic art styles, refine your skills, and unleash your creativity in the digital realm. Whether you're a newcomer or looking to advance your anime and manga artistry, this class provides the perfect platform to hone your craft and bring your characters to life!

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with all NEW projects and skill building. 

Member discount: 10 percent. 

Imagination Oasis: Mixed Media for Young Artists

$84

with Mariah Leggett

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this hands-on and dynamic class for stuents ages 5 - 8, children will explore the world of mixed media artistry, combining various materials, colors, and techniques to create their own masterpieces.

Throughout the course, our experienced instructor will guide your child through a series of captivating projects combining painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, clay and more.  Projects may include such themes as animals, books and pop culture, just to name a few.

Whether your child is a seasoned creator or trying art for the first time, this class fosters a love for artistic expression in a fun and supportive atmosphere.  Additionally, small class sizes ensure that each child receives personalized attention and guidance from the instructor.

Students will pursue the following learning objectives during this semester-long course:

  • Explore Line.
  • Explore color (color wheel)
  • Explore shapes (organic and inorganic)
  • Explore texture.
  • Explore forms.
  • Explore emphasis, pattern, and balance.
  • Explore concepts (could include, but not limited to landscape, portraits, creatures, still life and historical landmarks).

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with all NEW projects. 

Member discount: 10 percent

Wild Wonders: Animal Art Lovers

$84

with Heather Gorbski

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Embark on a captivating artistic adventure with our "Wild Wonders: Animal Art Lovers" Class, specially crafted for students ages 5 - 8 who have a deep love for animals and a passion for bringing them to life on canvas! 

Course Highlights:

Inspiration from Nature: Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world as we draw inspiration from the diverse and awe-inspiring creatures that inhabit our planet. From majestic lions to delicate butterflies, each class will focus on a different animal, offering a unique artistic experience.

Exploration of Different Mediums: Discover the versatility of various art mediums, from watercolors to pastels and acrylics. Experiment with textures and colors to capture the essence of fur, feathers, scales, and more, allowing your animal creations to come to life on the canvas.

Creative Compositions: Explore the art of composition, framing your animal subjects in visually appealing ways. Learn how to create dynamic and engaging scenes that tell a story and evoke emotion.

Join "Wild Wonders" and let your child's love for animals take center stage as they transform their artistic visions into animal-themed artworks.

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with all NEW projects and skill building. 

Member discount: 10 percent 

Glass Anime Dreams: A Palette of Colorful Characters

$88

with Heather Gorbski

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this glass painting class, students aged 9 and up will delve into the vibrant world of anime as they sketch, draw, and paint their favorite characters or scenes onto glass canvases.

Whether drawing inspiration from beloved anime series or bringing their unique ideas to life, students will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity on glass, creating mesmerizing and translucent artworks. The finished pieces can be framed or left unframed, adding a touch of anime magic to any space.

To add an extra layer of personalization, students are encouraged to bring in manga pages, either from their favorite books or printed material, to use as backgrounds for their glass paintings. This allows them to integrate the rich storytelling and dynamic visuals of manga into their own unique creations.

 Join us for an immersive experience where imagination knows no bounds, and the world of anime comes alive on glass!

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with all NEW projects. 

Member discount: 10 percent

Imagination Oasis: Mixed Media for Young Artists

$84

with Dr. Priscilla Eichler

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this hands-on and dynamic class for stuents ages 5 - 8, children will explore the world of mixed media artistry, combining various materials, colors, and techniques to create their own masterpieces.

Throughout the course, our experienced instructor will guide your child through a series of captivating projects combining painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, clay and more.  Projects may include such themes as animals, books and pop culture, just to name a few.

Whether your child is a seasoned creator or trying art for the first time, this class fosters a love for artistic expression in a fun and supportive atmosphere.  Additionally, small class sizes ensure that each child receives personalized attention and guidance from the instructor.

Students will pursue the following learning objectives during this semester-long course:

  • Explore Line.
  • Explore color (color wheel)
  • Explore shapes (organic and inorganic)
  • Explore texture.
  • Explore forms.
  • Explore emphasis, pattern, and balance.
  • Explore concepts (could include, but not limited to landscape, portraits, creatures, still life and historical landmarks).

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with all NEW projects. 

Member discount: 10 percent

Digital Art Unleashed: A Beginner to Intermediate Exploration

$88

with Jess Duke

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 13, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Step into the exciting world of digital art with our "Digital Art Unleashed" class, specially crafted for beginners to intermediate-level artists ages 9 and up. Over the course of four weeks, participants will embark on a hands-on journey, acquiring essential skills and techniques to express their creativity in the digital realm.

iPads and Apple Pencils are provided by the MACC, but you are welcome to bring your own.  

Course Objectives:

  • Introduction to Digital Tools
  • Digital Drawing Fundamentals
  • Mastering Brushes and Textures
  • Color Theory in the Digital Palette
  • Bringing Characters to Life
  • Digital Painting Techniques
  • Concept Art and Illustration

Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to elevate your digital art skills, "Digital Art Unleashed" provides a supportive and instructive environment for unleashing your creativity in the digital realm. Join us on this exciting journey as we demystify the digital art process and empower you to bring your artistic visions to life!

This class will repeat every 4 weeks with all NEW projects and skill building. 

Member discount: 10 percent





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