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Art Classes for 8 to 11 years

Level I Art (8-10 years)

This class is designed to allow the creative process in a class setting, putting emphasis on the process as well as the product.  The class further develops the use of a variety of art materials and provides opportunities for the students to explore the materials in a creative way.  Students will experience collaging, painting, and composing art pieces to advance their skills with guided instruction.  This class has an annual art supply fee of $30.  Students enrolled will participate in Blackbird’s annual spring gallery art show.

Beginning Drawing (8-11 years)

This class is focused on developing basic drawing skills.  Projects will be based on the various elements and principles of art in order to teach technique and composition.  Each project will introduce a new element and/or principle that build to a series of comprehensive projects at the end of the year.   No previous drawing experience is needed for this class.  We are looking to explore personal creativity and equip students with the skills to pursue their own artistic visions. This class has an annual art supply fee of $30.  Students enrolled will participate in Blackbird’s annual spring gallery art show.

3-D Art (9+ years)

This class is an introduction to materials and concepts in 3-D art.  Students will look at examples of sculpture and draw inspiration from past and present artwork.  They will learn the purpose 3-D art has in different frameworks, whether it is traditional or modern, cultural or conceptual.  The projects are developed around different styles of sculpture and are open for personal creativity and design.  The final month of the class is an exploration into personal style, in which ideas from both past and present are combined to create personal artistic vision. This class has an annual art supply fee of $30.  Students enrolled will participate in Blackbird’s annual spring gallery art show.

Painting Basics (10+ years)

These classes are designed for students who wish to improve their skills in painting as well as to understand the basic use of the painting materials and concepts of art through a variety of class projects.  Students at this level will learn about the elements and principles of art and begin to compose their work using this knowledge.  Students will learn how to mix colors and gain an understanding of creating a successful composition. This class has an annual art supply fee of $30.  Students enrolled will participate in Blackbird’s annual spring gallery art show.