Fall classes have started here at Acorn! Don’t miss out on painting time! Sign up today for a class that fits your child’s age group.
Children ages 5 to 11: Introducing each child to the visual world and how to approach it on the two-dimensional surface. Through art, your child will learn motor skills, eye coordination, sequencing instruction, and social skills. While in a creative and nurturing environment, the student will be introduced to the fundamentals of light, perspective, color, and drawing. The classes meet once a week for an hour. All materials are supplied except for a canvas panel.
Children ages 11 to 14: Preparing students for the more advanced portfolio class. There will be an introduction to figure drawing and anatomy. Color theory is addressed, along with the understanding of pigments and saturation. Value is reintroduced to coincide with the reasons and rules of light. The class meets once a week for an hour. All materials are included, except for a canvas panel.
Ages 13 & 14 after completion of Pre-Portfolio: Where the information from Pre-Portfolio 1 comes to life. Students combine knowledge from Pre-Portfolio 1 with their natural creativity and create images inspired by artists from art history. Each month an artist from history is chosen for class discussion. We talk about their contribution to the art world and the changes and responses it curtailed. Afterwards, each student is given an assignment of their own creation relating to that artist’s work.This class meets twice a week. All materials are included, except for a canvas.
High School and Adult students
The intent of this class is to generate varied works to complete a portfolio for the explicit intention of applying to colleges and scholarships. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared for the demands and rigors of art school. As experienced draftsmen and painters, these students will understand conceptual and analytic aspects of art criticism and art history. This class works with the figure, and there are models (wearing bathing suits) as well as assignments designed to help the student create a diverse portfolio.
This class has an open class schedule. Once in portfolio, you are allowed to attend any scheduled portfolio time for the same monthly rate. All supplies included except a canvas.
Geared towards the individual, from beginner to advanced. In a 3 hour time span, students can learn as much as they want with their own freedom of expression.
Formal enrollment is not required; drop-ins are welcome during the designated Adult Class times. This class includes all supplies except a canvas. All Materials are non-toxic, and adults are permitted to bring in their own supplies for personal use, if they choose.