After School Classes for Kids Ages 7 - 15
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4 - 5:30pm
ARTsCOOL @ ASiF offers after school programs and summer art camps for kids and teens ages 7 - 15 years. Explorative courses include drawing, painting, printmaking, mosaics and more.
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Drawing Manga Figures - BUY NOW
with Denise Wey / Tuesdays, Apr 18-May 23 / 6 wks $100 ( 3 spots left as of Apr 1st)
Please contact teachers directly for availability and to save your spot!
Denise Wey: 530-477-7843 email@example.com
Eileen Blodgett: 530-277-9919 firstname.lastname@example.org
(for Nancy Schaefer please contact Denise Wey)
To Register & Pay online, please click the BUY NOW button beside your class' name.
To Register by Mail, make checks payable to ARTsCOOL and mail to:
ARTsCOOL, ASiF Studios, 940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, 9594
Manga Club (Animae) with Denise Wey (AIS artist)
Manga is a Japanese word referring both to comics and cartooning. (Animae is the animated version of Manga) The Manga Club is a place to come to work and receive guidance on developing your own characters in your own style! It's all about learning to draw people: faces, eyes, hair, hands, bodies....but we draw them in the Manga-style with the large emotive eyes and stylized hair. Drawing people takes practice and patience but it’s is a very worthwhile skill to have if you love to draw!
Acrylic Painting & Drawing Adventures with Eileen Blodgett (AIS artist)
We will be painting with acrylics on real canvas!
Roll up your sleeves and put on an apron and let’s paint! Guided drawing and composition are introduced and practiced before the painting fun begins. Young artists learn and practice color mixing and brushwork skills; showing light, shadows, reflections, blending, and more by working with the instructor to complete several paintings in this 6 week session. Each class is dedicated to practicing specific skills to become a better painter. Great for beginning painters and returning students too! All materials are included.
.Drawing Animals 101 with Denise Wey (AIS artist):
Kids love drawing animals. In this class we will be drawing many of our favorite ones, using shading to produce a 3D effect and learning some pencil textures to indicate fur. We will draw claws and talons and wings and feathers! Drawing well takes patience and practice but it’s so rewarding to see yourself progress when you love to draw!
Make Your Mark with Nancy Schaefer: (AIS artist)
Join us as we travel through time 40,000 years ago, to the days of ancient cave paintings! Students will use paint, charcoal and pastels to tell their stories using imagery of pets, friends and family to create their personal cave painting on a slab of stone. Next, we'll venture up to the frozen arctic to paint our favorite animals in the style of the Inuit people (once known as Eskimos). Students will paint their favorite arctic animals like eagles, orcas, foxes and their family pets in the bold Inuit style on smooth river stones. Finally, we'll return to 2017 and learn how today's painters make their mark in the exciting, highly stylized lettering of graffiti. Students will draw and paint their very own name "tag" to hang in their room.
Drawing Manga Figures with Denise Wey (AIS artist)
Manga is a Japanese word referring both to comics and cartooning. (Animae is the animated version of Manga) In this class, we'll spend a bit more time learning to draw Manga bodies, hands, feet, heads etc but also the furry bodies of some Manga-style characters with the large emotive eyes and furry ears that are a cross between us humans and our pets.
Acrylic Painting Mini Masterpieces with Eileen Blodgett (AIS artist)
This colorful and fun 6 week painting course helps students practice the skills of brushwork; line, texture, shadows, reflections, light and more by working with the instructor to complete several mini masterpiece paintings on canvas in this session. We will be inspired by some of our favorite master painters along the way. We will be practicing basic painting skills to create our masterpieces and fostering each child’s personal style. Beginners and returning students are welcome to join us in the painting studio! All materials are included.
Many of the ARTsCOOL instructors are involved in the new county-wide Arts Council program, "Artists in the Schools" (AIS) and all are professional artists with many years dedicated to the Arts.