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Children's Classes & Workshops

Acoustic Guitar - Private Lessons - FEB- Kids & Teens - 30 minutes

$107

with Jonathan Edens

Calendar Feb 1, 2023 , runs for 4 weeks

Ages 7 - 17

These 30-minute private lessons are for all levels of skill.  Students will learn basic terminology and foundational aspects of playing the guitar, chords, and melodies. Class is less theory and more practical application but can also be adapted to the needs and wants of each student. Students will need to supply their own guitar, strings, and picks. Four one-hour classes, one per week. Sessions will re-start every 4 weeks. You may register for additional sessions at your leisure.

Once you register for the class, you will receive an email or phone call to schedule your day and time for lessons. Four lessons/dates will be scheduled in this series. Lessons will restart each month through May.  Go ahead and register for future months if you wish. There are no refunds or make-ups for missed lessons.  

If you prefer a one-hour lesson, please sign up for that option instead.

Week of Feburary 1, 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Daytime Throwing

$282

with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Grade 6- Adult

All levels of experience welcome.  This daytime throwing class will offer plenty of one to one instruction for beginners plus plenty of wheel time for the more experienced thrower to hone their skills.  All tools, materials, and firing time is included.  Small class size ensures wheel access and daily demos will provide tips and techniques needed to become confident on the potters wheel.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 4 payments of $64.25, paid every two weeks.

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Creative Constructions

$140

with Donna Bird

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 3-6

Creative Constructions is designed for students who have taken Art Adventures or have the basic art skills needed to create more complex activities and projects. This class will allow young creatives to construct original pieces of art and to learn more about painting, drawing, mixed media, narrative art, and printmaking. Creative Constructions students will be introduced to a variety of art materials and learn new artistic techniques while reinforcing the basic elements of art. For example, students will work with scratchboard, learn perspective drawing, try their hand at watercolor and acrylic painting, and learn about master artists. Small class size allows for individual attention in a fun and inviting environment!

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Wednesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $57.50, paid every four weeks.

Dance Discovery - Children's Dance

$148

with Earlene Hopkins

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Ages 6 - 8 (ages are flexible with instructor's permission)

Dance Discovery is an introductory course that provides children with a space to learn confidence through movement.  Students will experiment with improvisation, spatial awareness, and basic techniques of ballet and modern dance.  This course is designed to help the child explore expression in an organized movement class, equipping them for possible future dance classes.  

Students should come to class in a black leotard and black tights.  Students will dance barefoot.

4:30 - 5:15 pm, Wednesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $61.50, paid every four weeks.

Homeschool- Art Adventures

$140

with Donna Bird

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Grades K-2

This class introduces your child to basic art skills and gives them an opportunity to grow as a young artist. Art Adventures has been designed for 5 to 7-year-old children to strengthen their knowledge in art and further develop art vocabulary and skills. With activities such as painting, drawing, mixed media and printmaking, students explore their creativity with exciting and fun projects each semester. Both new and returning students will continue to work on developing their skills with individualized instruction in a small group setting. Small class size allows for individual attention in a fun and inviting environment!  

9:30 - 10:30 am - Thursday, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $57.50, paid every four weeks.

Homeschool- Creative Construction

$140

with Donna Bird

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 10 weeks

Grades 3-6 

Creative Constructions is designed for students who have taken Art Adventures or have the basic art skills needed to create more complex activities and projects. This class will allow young creatives to construct original pieces of art and to learn more about painting, drawing, mixed media, narrative art, and printmaking. Creative Constructions students will be introduced to a variety of art materials and learn new artistic techniques while reinforcing the basic elements of art. For example, students will work with scratchboard, learn perspective drawing, try their hand at watercolor and acrylic painting, and learn about master artists. Small class size allows for individual attention in a fun and inviting environment!

11:00 am - Noon - Thursdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $57.50, paid every four weeks.

Art Adventures

$140

with Donna Bird

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Grades K-2

This class introduces your child to basic art skills and gives them an opportunity to grow as a young artist. Art Adventures has been designed for 5 to 7-year-old children to strengthen their knowledge in art and further develop art vocabulary and skills. With activities such as painting, drawing, mixed media and printmaking, students explore their creativity with exciting and fun projects each semester. Both new and returning students will continue to work on developing their skills with individualized instruction in a small group setting. Small class size allows for individual attention in a fun and inviting environment!  

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Thursdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $57.50, paid every four weeks.

Metals for Kids and Teens

$147

with Linore Huss

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Grades 4- 8

This is a great class for kids, grades 4 - 8, who want to learn about wire wrapping, basic hammer texture, plier use, the properties of different metals, beadwork, and much more!  Students will leave with a collection of bracelets, ornaments, earrings, necklaces, and rings as they choose what they would like to create with each process we learn.

4:30 - 5:30 pm, Thursdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $61.00, paid every four weeks.




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