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Children's Art Classes
Join us for a wide variety of creative and fun art classes for children 4-13 years old. Over the series of classes, children will learn painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, textile art, graphic art, paper making, art history, and more. Magic of Children in the Arts is launching affordable Saturday art lessons from October 2017- June 2018 that includes participation in the yearly children's art show. Class space is limited. Book early to reserve your spot.
The classes run in 4 week sessions in two age groups:
Art Sprouts for ages 4-7 years. Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am. Cost $45 (per 4 week session. Materials included).
Art Jam for ages 8-13 years. Saturdays: 1:00pm-3:00pm. Cost $65 (per 4 week session. Materials included).
*Note: Session 4 is a combined class for the Art Sprouts & Art Jams. Saturdays: 10am-11:30 am Cost $45 Materials included).
Location: Classes are held at the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts (BMFA) at 163 Hurontario St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L8 in the gallery (enter through the BACK door of the building- on the east side of the building).
Contact Lory MacDonald if you have any questions. 705-812-2914.
Session 5: April 14 - May 5, 2018
Art Sprouts age 4-7yrs
Art Teacher: Jordan Eveland
Week 1- MODIGLIANI INSPIRED PORTRAITS
Explore Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, known for his distinctive portraits painted with elongated faces and figures. Emphasis will be on characteristics of a Modigliani painting, blending and layering of soft pastels and contrasting warm and cool colours (see samples below).
Week 2- ZANY ZEBRA COLLAGE
Have fun with pattern play while exploring cut and paste collage creating zany zebra creations. Emphasis will be on animal figure drawing, patterns and colour variation (see samples below).
Week 3- IMAGINARY “POP UP” CITIES
Create an amazing imaginary city using 2-D relief design to create a pop up effect. Emphasis will be on contour drawing with watercolour and creating dimension with background and foreground combined with a floating relief technique (see samples below).
Weeks 4- ANDY GOLDSWORTHY INSPIRED EARTH ART
Make 'Earth Art' and create a nature inspired sculpture based on work by artist Andy Goldsworthy with emphasis on colour, pattern, line and movement (see samples below).
ART SPROUTS SESSION 5- SOLD OUT
Art Jam age 8-13yrs
Art Teacher: Jordan Eveland
Weeks 1&2- 3-D COLOUR WHEEL
Blend it! Design it! Build it! Students will learn colour theory using the colour wheel and about three-dimensional shape and sculpture. Emphasis will be on assembling sculpture according to proper placement of colour on a colour wheel.
Weeks 3&4- NYLON WIRE SCULPTURE
Mix it up! Sculpt, Paint, Transform! Students will learn about three-dimensional design and sculpture and how to manipulate wire and a variety of materials to create a sculpture using nylon, wire, wood, and paint. Emphasis will be on movement, pattern and colour.
Session 6: May 26 - June 16, 2018
Art Sprouts age 4-7yrs & Art Jam age 8-13yrs.
Art Teacher: Sabrina Parrish
Join local artist Sabrina Parrish for four weeks of exciting art classes! Master the fundamentals of art, including: drawing, painting and sculpting. Artists will learn the basics of life drawing and portraiture, sculpting with wire and clay and painting landscapes with acrylic. Make new friends in a our fun creative environment.
Week 1- Life Drawing
Week 2- Portraiture
Week 3- Painting
Week 4- Sculpting