Artist's Pad is a new concept and classes
are suggested as Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6-7 year olds
at 4pm, for either the Cartooning or Mixed Medium Class;
and 6:30pm for 8-9 year olds for either the Cartooning
or Mixed Medium Class.
These are just suggested times, however any class will be available almost
any day or time on a first come, first serve basis. Once a class is established
at a certain time, it will stay at that time and will be built upon as others
class is $15 (except Creative Writing which is $12) and will
be broken up by ages: 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 and so on. Advanced students
can join the next higher age group. Choices are:
Cartooning – Learn
how to draw your favorite characters and heroes while also
learning perspective, shading and composition. It will
also be guided by the wishes of the students as to what
areas and styles of drawing to pursue.
Painting – Learn
the methodologies of the masters from Renaissance to
expressionism, and from abstract to your very own style.
The class will progress according to the abilities
of the students.
Media – Each week is different, starting
off with basic drawing, then moving into pastels, paints
and more. It will also be guided by the wishes of the
students as to what mediums and styles to pursue.
Photoshop – For
all ages including adults. One to three students per class.
Will cover the many tricks of the trade including changing
backgrounds and colors, using drop shadows and lettering
effects, and optimizing photos for either web or print.
Also, learn how Photoshop can be used to create digitally
hand painted artwork and illustrations.
Writing Group – Two separate classes,
one for older kids, and one for adults. This is for those
who love to write poems, short stories, or novels. This
is more of a group or a club than a class. The instructor
is more of a master of ceremonies than a formal teacher.
He’s written two novels, many short stories and
hundreds of poems and lyrics, and has worked with people
of renown. Although tips will be shared by the MC and
other members, there are no hard and fast rules necessarily.
Each week, members are encouraged to read aloud their
pieces, and each member will be invited to comment if
they wish. This group provides a great way to sharpen
skills while meeting like-minded people.
Crafts – Includes the parent and will
introduce to the toddler ways to develop artistic expression
using various mediums like crayon, pastel, paint, and
even clay! Although the curriculum is mapped out in advance,
classes remain flexible to the personalities and wishes
of the parent and child.
Art Achievements – Will go by the book
to meet the qualifications for any art merits like belt
loops, badges, etc.
To register for any of these
classes, please fill out the following form. For "Date
and Time", please enter the ideal date and time that
works best for you. This will help solidify a special day
of the week that we will always hold to for this class and
your age group. You will be contacted via email and/or phone
to confirm the actual date and time.
Correspondences via the following
email and phone number are also welcomed.