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Weekly Youth Classes
NO CLASS Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 25-29.

Secure your Seat by Registering Today!

Choose your class and pay the annual registration fee.This includes your materials fee. You will receive monthly tuition invoices following registration and please remember that your seat is saved for the entire year. 30 day notice of cancellation is required.  
*Ceramics classes will have a supplemental materials fee for in January.

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CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION

In this class, we explore the wonderful world of visual storytelling through a variety of stylized character art. We draw inspiration from popular graphic novels, film, tv and games, as well as real-world photographic references. Students learn how to design original characters and interesting scenes using artistic principles such as shape, scale, color and contrast. All experience levels are welcome, and an active imagination is highly encouraged.

 

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

COMICS FOR KIDS

In this class, we explore the wonderful world of visual storytelling through a variety of stylized character art. We draw inspiration from popular comics, film, tv and games, as well as real-world photographic references. Students learn how to design original characters and interesting scenes using artistic principles such as shape, scale, color and contrast. All experience levels are welcome, and an active imagination is highly encouraged.

As students grow, they may enter Character Illustration when age appropriate.

 

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

HOMESCHOOL ART & SCIENCE

Students enjoy this fun, positive & relaxed environment where they can explore materials, follow their creativity, naturally deepen their concentration and enhance their visual perception of the world around them. The subject matter in this class is Biology-based, with in-depth studies of plant life, animals, insects, fish & humans. 

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

 

ART 2

Created for returning students or students with 1 to 2 years prior art experience. Students will find more freedom in their practice as they are familiar with studio materials and basic techniques. We’ll explore pastel, mixed media collage, colored pencil, watercolor and tempera paint.  

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

CREATIVE BOOK CLUB *RESUMES IN 2024

This class is designed to be an extension of your creative home school morning at the Art Factory. We will read a variety of inspiring books and short stories together where students and teacher take turns reading aloud. We discuss the book each week, create a companion drawing/project and end each story with our own written book review.

CERAMICS 1, 2 & 3

Learn the basics of successful ceramic hand building. Students learn to wedge, sculpt and hand build a variety of creative and useful art pieces. Food-safe glazes are available. Projects increase in difficulty level as students mature within the program. *Please register for the age appropriate class. No experience is required. Basics are taught for all new students, regardless of age and experience.

Your materials fee is payable twice a year to contribute towards glazes, firings and tools.

Wheel throwing classes will become available in 2024.

FIBER ARTS

Fiber Arts at AFS encompasses a variety of fiber and textile arts. From needle felting to hand sewing to illustrative and utilitarian embroidery, we work with a variety of materials to build a strong foundation in the art of working with fibers. *Useful projects are at the heart of our program. 

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

DRAWING FOR KIDS

This class is for students who want to deepen their ability to draw what they see. Learning to look is the foundation of this drawing class, set in a positive & relaxed environment. Confidence soars when visual connections are made and renderings improve.  A “Drawing Sketch Book” is required.

 

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

ART 1

We’ll explore pastel, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera and sculpture as a small group with simple instruction. A great art foundation starts here!

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

ART 3

Created for returning students or students a minimum of 2 years prior art experience. We will focus on technique development and the creative process through a variety of studio art mediums, including science illustration, watercolors, acrylic painting, mixed media collage and printmaking over the course of the school year. This class provides a wonderful opportunity for students to expand on school-related projects associated with reports and special presentations, as an alternative to the planned lessons. Independent work is encouraged.

Materials: Your student will be provided with their personal studio kit which is stored in the studio. We strive to minimize shared materials to support the health of our studio community.

MODERN ART HISTORY FOR KIDS

Look closely and think critically. There is so much to see! Each week we will meet a new artist as we travel the historical timeline of the 20th century. Students will learn to unpack the imagery of work from some of the world’s most reclusive and outspoken (and those in between) artists, while we expand our critical thinking, observation and dialog skills. Students gain a better understanding and appreciation of the creative process while they learn to look longer.

SATURDAY CERAMICS

This all ages drop-in workshop is available for students to hand-build ceramic pieces which will then be dried and fired in our studio. An additional class will be required to glaze the ceramic piece (to be scheduled within 30 days.

Attendees will learn the basics of successful ceramic hand building. Students learn to wedge, sculpt and hand build a variety of creative and useful art pieces. Food-safe glazes are available. You may create the projet that is being demonstrated that day or create your own piece if you demonstrate proper wedging and understand wall thickness. No experience is required to attend.

This open studio time is limited to 10 people. Tickets are non-refundable. Your daily fee includes contribution to clay, glaze and firing.

Wheel throwing classes will become available in 2024.

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