Many parents have asked me where their child can get some MORE art experiences. I love that parents want to give their children more art opportunities!!!! Here is my recommendation:
The Atwood Art Room
The Atwood Art Room is run by two MMSD art teachers (one that just left teaching to do this full time and one that is part time art, part Atwood Art Room). They are both awesome art teachers! They also allow other art teachers to teach a class there every once in awhile. Over the summer, I taught a class creating art from recycled materials. It was a blast!!
I am hoping to teach a class on book binding on Fridays 4:15-5:30pm through this session. The books can be used for your own personal sketchbook or scrapbook or whatever else your imagination desires!! If you have a child interested in learning book binding from me, please email me at email@example.com.
Their next session starts in November. Check out this site more information.
Fall Session2 2012
Class Schedule November 5- December 14
six week session
Needle Felting for All Ages: With Michelle Martin of Purple Moon Fibers (ages 8 to 88) 2:00-3:00 *5 weeks (no class on 11/25) Cost:$65 Needle felting is an addictive and versatile way to create. Using a special felting needle we will create objects out of carded sheep wool. Simple toys, small animals complicated human figures? Your imagination is the leader in this teacher – facilitated class. Michelle will provide ideas, tips, resources and guidance, you bring your imagination and willingness to play and create.
People and Other Animals (ages 5-11) 2:30-4:00 Cost: $50 or $10/visit
Tuesdays Kinder Art (ages 31/2-5) 9-10:00 Cost: $50 or $10/class Drop off your child for a hands-on mixed media experience. We will have fun with a variety of age appropriate projects. Children will have opportunities to work with crayons and clay, paint and collage. We will also have storytime with art related picture books. The morning will pass quickly as we busy ourselves with exciting materials and express the budding artist within! After School Art (ages 8 and up) 2:30-5:30 (Walking shuttle from Marquette/O’Keeffe) Cost: $120 (or $25 per visit) This class will focus on well known American artists of the 20th Century. Our projects will be inspired by the wide variety of styles and media of these great artists. To include: Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollack, Faith Ringgold, and Romare Bearden. As time allows we will create self portraits in fabric and mixed media, watercolor and pastel still life, “splatter/drip paintings”, metal and paper sculptures and collage.
This program allows Marquette/O’Keeffe parents to leave the transportation to us! We will have a 10 minute walking shuttle to the studio at dismissal time. All children welcome for drop off. We will accommodate later dismissals, etc. We’ll begin with a greeting and snack. We will also build in time for related materials, visuals and quiet independent time. The longer class provides an opportunity to go more in depth with our learning and creating.
WednesdaysHome School Art Class (ages 7 and up) 1:00-2:30 Cost: $60 or $12/visit A Cultural Art Series Fall Session 2: American Artists: This class will focus on well known American artists of the 20th Century. Our projects will be inspired by the wide variety of styles and media of these great artists. To include: Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollack, Faith Ringgold, and Romare Bearden. As time allows we will create self portraits in fabric and mixed media, watercolor and pastel still life, “splatter/drip paintings”, metal and paper sculptures and collage. Observational Drawing (Middle School) 6:00-7:00 Cost: $50 (or $10/class) In this class we will develop and strengthen our drawing skills. Concepts emphasized will be training our “artist eyes”, shading, composition and perspective. We’ll work with a variety of subjects, techniques, and media, to include pencil, pastels, charcoal and ink.
Thursdays Printmaking (ages 7 and up) 4:15-5:30 Cost: $50 or $10/visitExplore the many methods of printmaking – Simple stamping, monoprints, callographs, screen printing and relief prints. Because this class will be run as a drop in class, multiple methods will be available for exploration each day.
Atwood Art Room 2021 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI 53704
Please call or e-mail with any questions: Jennifer James and Katie Mead Griffiths firstname.lastname@example.org 608-819-6302