Classes start the week of February 5, 2024, and last 1 hour each week for one semester.
Art lessons for children ages 5 - 11 necessarily requires much practice in learning to control drawing materials, so that the students learn to consistently create the various types of lines, dots, and circles that compose the drawing vocabulary. These lessons eventually help teach the children to create recognizable objects. Students learn to control line using dot-to-dot exercises, spatial relationship exercises, and directed drawing exercises. They are given a sequence of lessons that teaches them to develop their alphabet of line and shape.
Children are taught to correctly manipulate graphite pencils, color pencils, oil pastel, and watercolor to reinforce techniques used in drawing. As fine motor skills improve, the children emerge with proper skills that will enable them to communicate effectively in their new visual language.
Classical drawing instruction improves right-brain problem solving skills, concentration, and seeing in context, through step-by step instruction. This type of instruction trains to eye, enabling the student to produce more realistic art and improves academic skills. Classes are non-sectarian.