Art Classes for 2018
These art classes encourage students to develop a creative approach to life. We give them freedom to explore the possibilities as they make art without fear and demonstrate the ability to make personal statements.
Below you’ll find LOTS of information on this page, including Class Schedule & Description, Juicy Details, and FAQs. So, take a deep breath then spend a few moments perusing the info. Then register your child or you can let me know if you have a question.
SPRING 2018 | Mondays | February 26 – April 23
FALL 2018 | Mondays | September 10 – November 5
Sculpture 1: Students will delight in expressing themselves through three-dimensional art. Sculpture places a heavy emphasis on learning observation skills. Each week we will use those skills in combination with imagination and personal experience to turn ideas into expression. Students will create original works of art and will display it in a student art show at the end of the 8 week course.
Sculpture 2: While this class is called Sculpture 2, previous study in this area is not required. Using three-dimensional art, we will encourage students to observe the world around them. They will have an increased awareness of details and improve problem solving skills. Students will create original works of art and will display it in a student art show at the end of the 8 week course.
Student Kit 5 is required for this class. Details about this kit can be found below in the FAQ section. Children may bring the materials from home OR they may be purchased at time of registration. These supplies are REQUIRED at EVERY CLASS. There are NO EXTRA materials available. If the student does not have proper supplies (s)he will be sent home.
Drawing 1: The Basic Elements No prior art lessons needed! This is the place to start learning how to draw more realistically. Students will learn to see the elements of art: shape, form, line, and space. By direct observation of nature and in artwork by the masters, they’ll develop their techniques as they draw subjects of their own choosing. Students will create original works of art and will display it in a student art show at the end of the 8 week course.
Drawing 2: Composition This is a follow-up class to Drawing 1. Students will combine basic drawing elements to create original compositions. We’ll look at works by major artists and how they used the elements. Students will begin an understanding of balance, rhythm, depth, point of view, and emphasis. Students will create original works of art and will display it in a student art show at the end of the 8 week course.
Student Kit 2 is required for Drawing 1, Student Kit 2 & 3 are required for Drawing 2. Details about these kits can be found below in the FAQ section. Children may bring the materials from home OR they may be purchased at time of registration. These supplies are REQUIRED at EVERY CLASS. There are NO EXTRA materials available. If the student does not have proper supplies (s)he will be sent home.
The Color 1: Color Wheel class begins an in-depth study of color. Students will journey through an ordered and progressive exploration of color. We’ll examine the color wheel and cover topics like primary and secondary colors, neutral colors, and analogous colors. They’ll develop skills in working from observation, memory, and imagination. Students will create original works of art and display it in a student art show at the end of the 8 weeks course.
The Color 2: Composition class will be open to ages 9 and up. It will be a follow up class to Color 1. Students will combine the fundamental elements of color to create original compositions. We’ll look at works by major artists and how they used the elements. Students will begin to gain an understanding of balance, rhythm, depth, point of view, and emphasis. Students will create original works of art and will display it in a student art show at the end of the 8 week course.
Student Kit 4 is required for Color 1 & 2. Children may bring the materials from home OR they may be purchased at time of registration. Details about this kit can be found below in the FAQ section. These supplies are REQUIRED at EVERY CLASS. There are NO EXTRA materials available. If the student does not have proper supplies (s)he will be sent home.
- Tuition is $60 + supplies.
- You may purchase a supply kit when you register.
- We’ll meet in the Atoka Town Hall Conference Room, located at 334 Munford-Atoka Avenue.
- At the end of each semester, we’ll have a Student Art Show.
- Okay, are you ready? You can register online or in person at Atoka Town Hall.
How do I sign up?
Signing up is super dee duper easy using the TownofAtoka.com/LetsPlay website. Use this “Register For Art Classes” button (the picture over in the right side column) and you’ll be directed to a website where you can register your child(ren) and pay for the class. The system is safe and secure. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. If you wish to pay in person with cash, credit/debit cards, or checks, you may do this as well. Just come by Atoka Town Hall Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
How does class enrollment work?
Each class is 1 hour for 8 weeks. When you enroll your child(ren), (s)he will be enrolled for the entire course. You pay when you enroll your child(ren). The course tuition is $60. This is a great price as it includes all instruction and studio time. There is no registration fee. You may opt to purchase a supply kit, or bring supplies from home. A list of all supplies can be found with the class description along with the schedule for each class. You may pay with cash, debit/credit cards, and/or checks.
What fees are involved for classes?
A one time course fee of $60 is due at registration. If you choose to purchase the supply kit, there is an additional fee. Check out the class description for details about the required supplies. This kit includes all materials that will be used for instruction during the class. If you opt not to purchase the supplies, students will still be expected to bring supplies from home. The kit is optional because some students have a well-stocked craft room at home. Having all supplies at every class is NOT optional. Supplies are REQUIRED at every class. There will be no extra supplies available. If the student does not have the necessary supplies, (s)he will be sent home. This will make us all very sad. Please bring your child’s supplies to class. Mmkay, thanks!
Do you offer discounts for siblings?
I’m sorry, due to the limited space and low price, siblings are not eligible for a discount.
Are supplies included in the tuition price?
Nope. A supply kit may be purchased at time of registration. In my experience, some young artists have well stocked craft rooms at home. Perhaps your child already has all or most of the supplies, if that is the case you may opt not to purchase the kit. Each family may decide whether to bring supplies from home or purchase a kit. This option is available for those that are just getting started or are ready for some new materials. If you opt not to purchase a kit, your child will still be responsible for bringing all supplies to class. I’m sorry, there will not be extra supplies available. Supplies are required at every class. If the student does not have the necessary supplies, (s)he will be sent home.
What is included in the art supplies kit?
The full description of each kit is included in the gallery below. Each child may opt to purchase the supply kit necessary for the class in which they are enrolled. These include all supplies needed for the entire 8-week course. You’ll notice some of the courses use the same kit over and over. So, consider this an investment in your child’s art career. As the year progresses, additional consumable material like paper pads and sketch books will be available for purchase. BTW: I’ll always offer supplies to you at my cost. We order supplies in bulk, so we get discounts that may not be available if purchasing seperately. If you opt not to purchase supplies, your child will still be responsible for bringing materials from home. I’m sorry, there will not be any extra materials available.
My child isn’t artistic; can they still take the course?
Yes! All children are welcome! Children are inherently full of wonder and imagination. Their creativity may surprise you. This class is all about exploring the creative process.
What should my child wear to class?
Although most of our art supplies are washable, occasionally stains may be a little hard to remove. So, it’s best to wear something that you don’t mind getting messy. Sometimes, that’s part of the fun!
Can parents stay during the classes?
I encourage artistic independence from my students, and I invite parents to use the time to run errands, use the kid-free time to read a couple chapters, watch an episode of Gilmore Girls, or catch up on chores. There is also a foyer with a few chairs just outside the conference room for parents to relax during class. However you choose to spend the hour, I hope you enjoy it. Bottom line: no I’d rather parents didn’t stay. Don’t worry, you’ll get to see the work they are creating. There’s an art show at the end of each 8 week course. At that time the students will show off their work. How cool is that? So cool.
What happens if the class is full?
We are offering the classes 1 night a week. If they fill up, I’ll be doing a happy dance! Then I’ll ask Cassi if we can add another day/time. It will depend on facilities availability. I’ll make announcements as soon as decisions are made.
Why are there are classes referenced that are not listed on the schedule?
In the Supply Kits above, you see mentioned some classes that are not offered this semester. So, where are they? Well. . .it’s coming soon! We’ve worked to develop these semesters of classes for the current year. When finalizing this schedule, there were many factors to consider including school schedules, holidays, and other Town events, to name a few! We’re thrilled to offer these classes and, depending on response, we’ll add more in the future. When we’ve ironed out the details (heard from you)…we’ll make some decisions and let you know here on my website and also on TownofAtoka.com.
What are the pre-requisites for these classes?
The Kindergarten – 3rd classes have no pre-requisites. Each course stands alone. Students may register for any of these without taking another course first. Sculpture 1 is not required for Sculpture 2.
Drawing 2 is a follow-up class to Drawing 1. This means that Drawing 1 is required before Drawing 2.
Color 2 is a follow-up class to Color 1. This means that Color 1 is required before Color 2.
Drawing 1 and 2 classes are not required for the Color 1 and 2 classes.
Will you offer classes for younger or older children?
Maybe. This all depends on interest! As ‘they’ say: stay tuned for details.