This month we are learning about the Happy Harvest! Together let's learn about how people celebrate and create beautiful art from around the world! We will learn about a Hedgehog in British culture and art and paint a canvas painting. We will also create a beautiful fall wreath, painting our own leaves, and finally we will study the art of Egon Shiele's, Four Trees! Can't wait to see our little artists!
Week 1: (September 6 - 10) Four Trees Artist Study: Egon Shiele Week 2: (September 13 - 17) Hand-Painted Fall Leaf Wreath Week 3: (September 20 - 24) Hedgehog Acrylic Canvas Painting Week 4: (September 27 - October 1) Clay apple pie and cinnamon spice playdough
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Kids art classes
Classes are held for 2 hours
Select the day of the week for your child's art class
Up to 6 children in each class (friend groups welcome!)
We will be learning about: How Fall brings us together in various cultures around the world.
In addition to the above we have multi-sensory art activities planned! Sensory Art: Cinnamon playdough Movement and Classical Music: Movement matters
Here is what we will learn to draw or paint: We will learn all about fall and we will focus on the artist: Egon Shiele's famous painting: Four Trees. We will use this inspirational artist to make our own watercolor painting and learn how to splatter paints to make them look like fall foliage. We will also learn to acrylic paint a fall hedgehog as they try and eat more before going into hibernation for the winter in the UK!
We will learn about the following art principles & elements:
We will learn the following social/emotional elements:
How can we learn about how other culture's gather and celebrate fall? From Fall Wreaths that originated in Greek times, to artists that show us how fall landscapes can create emotion, let's learn more about the warmth of fall colors and the emotions they evoke.
This month let's discuss: How do people around the world celebrate fall? How have artists depicted the changing colors of fall? How do artists help others immerse their senses with fall themed art?
One day per week (4 weeks) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 2 Hour sessions
*Please mention in comments if you want online or in person classes
Our Art Philosophy
We focus on making a craft that requires multiple steps, and is multi-medium. So kids learn attentive focus, composition, and how to use different materials as they work through a step by step process that challenges and excites them to create. In addition, each week the kids will use an art journal to learn to draw or paint! This helps kids learn to conceptualize, use their fine motor skills, and practice drawing form and shapes. We teach a new art technique each week! WHY? So kids learn that art has many forms! At Dandelion Art Center, kids learn hundreds of ways to make art throughout the year. This approach teaches kids a variety of techniques so they have art skills as a life tool. Art is not just drawing on a piece of paper; it is beading, clay sculpture, mosaic, and more! Your kids will view art as a positive learning and relaxation tool. We help kids learn what kind of art they enjoy making at a young age so they have a positive way to self-express for their mental and emotional well being.
Here is how we have prepared for COVID-19: *Classes are only 5 to 7 children each session *We will be wiping down surfaces regularly *Art teacher will wear a mask *Kids wash/sanitize hands regularly