- Art Classes run for five weeks from 4-5:30
- Beacon class location is at the Howland Cultural Center (477 Main Street)
- Cost is $110 per student, per class which includes all materials and fees
- Mixed age classes are designed for ages 6-11 yr; Older kid classes are for age 8 & up (Mature 5 year olds in Kindergarten will be considered for mixed age classes)
Mythical Creatures in Clay
Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12
Magnificent monsters, dangerous dragons, & serpentine sea creatures! We’ll use clay hand-building techniques such as pinch, coil, texture, and more to create unique ceramic art inspired by ancient mythical stories and fantastic tall tales. Creations can be either fun (sculpture) or functional (think dragon teapot!) All pieces will be kiln fired.
Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14
Students will create a fun, original, wearable art collection for themselves, using a variety of creative techniques such as batik, tie-dye, stencil printing, and stitchery. You are what you wear – come and express your personal style! T-shirts or other garment will be provided, or bring one of your own to embellish if you prefer.
2D Art Studio (FULL)
Feb. 26. Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
This class is for kids who love to draw, and who are ready to take on new challenges with their art. They will learn about line, shape, form, beginning perspective, value, composition and other ways to bring their art up to the next level. Students will work both from observation and imagination, and will create both individual and collaborative artworks. (Ages 8 and up)
Crazy for Collage!
Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27
Creativity is key in this expressive, mixed media class. We’ll create decorative paper using painting and printing techniques, and use this paper and other materials to create a dynamic, unique collage. For inspiration, we will take a look at the work of Henri Matisse and Eric Carle, two artists known for their collage art.
Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21
Learn the basics of everyone’s favorite medium – clay! Clay is a wonderful expressive medium and is ideal for enhancing children’s development on many levels. Students will learn coil, pinch, and slab construction as well as various surface decoration techniques. Experienced clay students may choose from new projects or design their own! All pieces will be kiln fired.