17461 Northland Drive                             Big Rapids, MI                                             231-250-0873

Children's Art Lessons

During the school year I will be offering a quality art lesson after school, (some lessons I do obtain from Deep Space Sparkle and other sites and still other lessons are those I've made up myself). Lessons are available for drop in, the same lesson will be both Tues and Wed (so families can attend the day that works for them). I will be offering a variation in lessons to accommodate different ages. In the time allowed we will do one lesson and if the child finishes early they will be given a piece of paper for free drawing. The picture posted above is the lesson for that week.

 

Each lesson is $12. You can pay in person when you drop your child off (please fill out a waiver). Or you can pay on-line. At the end of art lesson you child will be given a paint splat token - they will be able to use these on future art lessons or pottery pieces. Each token is worth $1 (I am not responsible for left or lost tokens, these will be your childs responsiblity).

January Art Lessons

Frida & Diego Inspired Flowers

January 21 or 22nd (attend either Tues or Wednesday 

3:45-5:15pm

This mixed media project is inspired by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, who often use flowers in their artwork. We will create our own mixed media still life of flowers with the use of crayola clay and tempera paints.  Lesson is $12

Winter Cardinal

January 28th or 29th  Tuesday or Wednesday 

3:45-5:15pm

Cardinals are one of the favorite birds to see this

time of year, their red feathers against the snowy background. We will create a painting of a cardinal using a fun technique and then depending on the artistic level of the child of the child they will create a cardinal and add it to the painting. Lesson is $12

February Art Lessons

We will be inspired by James Rizzi Birds - he has created several paintings using these whimsical birds.

February 4th and 5th Tuesday & Wednesday

3:45-5:15pm

This will be start of one project a large conversation heart, then we will be inspired by James Rizzi. 

 

The large conversation heart project will introduce the children to creating an armature and then covering it in plaster canvas (something similar to paper mache')

These will then need to dry so they can be painted the following week.

For those that finish the first part of the conversation heart, they will be introduced to the whimsical world of James Rizzi, a pop artist. Kids love his use of bright colors and child like drawings.  We will be inspired by his birds to create our own drawings and watercolor paintings.

February 11th or 12th Tuesday or Wednesday

These classes will cover 2 class periods so it will be one fee of $24.

3:45-5:15pm

We will continue to work on and finish up our large conversation hearts we started last week. 

After finishing up our plaster project, we will create a drawing of conversation hearts.  We will create depth in our drawing using oil pastels and some shading techniques and the use of baby oil. 

*and if the student has the James Rizzi project we will finish that up too.

*this is a drop off class, so parents are not required to stay. I will need an information form filled out at the first class, in case of emergency. If you miss the first or second class of the month I'm happy to send you a prorated invoice, if your child would like to start mid-month.

I started my business only doing children's art classes/activities; it began  after sharing my love art with the children of Brookside for 3 years (on a volunteer basis).  That was 8 years ago!!! I still continue to bring art to Mrs. Kings' 2nd Grade but wanted to bring the children's art /activities back into my studio on a more full time basis. This year we will be doing several different activities in the after school art.

I have almost 8 years of classroom experience in providing a creative environment for children and adults to find their own creative outlet.