Children’s Fine Arts
"The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer."
Our curriculum is designed to develop cognitive skills and the ability to think abstractly.
We work on:
- Drawing Skills: line, pattern, light, shading, texture
- Visual Skills: composition, balance, scale, proportion, perspective
- Color Theory and Techniques: portraiture, still life, and landscape/architecture
- Expanded art vocabulary
- Understanding of Art history
- Expanded imagination and creativity
Through experimentation with various materials and methods, children will develop art-making skills and explore personal areas of creative interest. A variety of materials and techniques will be explored, including; charcoal and graphite, colored pencil, pastels and craypas, watercolor and tempera paint, as well as methods in printmaking. Students will also discover master artists by studying art history which will also be a part of this course. We view drawing - the fundamental skills of all visual arts - as a teachable skill that anyone can and should learn.
As students are introduced to a new subject matter each week, they learn a variety of art concepts building on the previous week. This class helps students develop western art techniques, including:
- Fine motor skills
- Attention to detail and focus
- Process, order and completion
- Visual discrimination
- Visual/spatial organization skills
- Expanded image vocabulary
- Patience and discipline
- Increased self esteem and confidence
For specific program/class information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call, or fill out our online Inquiry Formfor Children’s Programs or for Adult Programs.