Our summer program sign up has begun! Sign up today to ensure you are enrolled in the week that works best for you and your child’s schedule. This program offers onsite landscape painting experience as well as in studio creative workshops. Click on the register for classes page and select summer 2019 to see a full list of offerings.
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.
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.
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.
IN STUDIO PROGRAM: (ages 8+)
Are your children tired of a summer program where they are just one child in a large group of children? Do they come home tired because all day long they have been ordered around and told what to do? ACORN SCHOOL OF ART has the perfect program for the child that wants their summer to FEEL like it’s vacation.
* Limited to 8 children with 3 teachers
* Center-based classroom with various supplies (provided)
* Child chooses what they want to make. Imagination is encouraged. The teacher’s job is to facilitate the creative thinking process and assist with difficult aspects of the construction.
* Outdoor play and snack at Crocker Park once a day (included in camp cost)
* Full day (9am-4pm) – $550
* Morning session (9am-1pm) – $300
* Afternoon (1pm-4pm) – $250
SALEM WILLOWS LANDSCAPE PAINTING PROGRAM: (ages 7+)
* Children are taken to the Salem Willows and taught the traditional plein air techniques covering the foundations of perspective, color, and value over the course of a week. Each student will complete one 12 x 16 in. panel of a landscape view of their choice. Each morning opens up with demonstration. The student then picks their spot, and 3 teachers assist them throughout the process. Late morning, we break for snack and the children are supervised in the arcade (children must bring quarters for the arcade). Pick up is at 1pm at the Acorn Gallery.
* Limited to 16 students with 3 teachers
* Transportation to and from studio provided
* Snack provided
* Supplies included in cost
9am to 1pm Monday-Friday
Sign up is easy! Click on ‘Register for Classes’ at the top of the page, then click ‘Summer 2018’ to find the summer class options.
Good Morning Acorn Family,
The Studio will be closed this morning for the Adult classes but even though the public schools are closed we will be open this afternoon for the after school and Pre-Portfolio 1 classes.
The Acorn Staff
Hello Acorn Family,
We want to inform everyone that there will be no classes tomorrow February 9th due to the coming snow. Everyone enjoy making snow forts and snow angels. If you would like to make up your missed class please contact us via phone or email.
Photo above from the 2015 storms 🙂
Summer is coming to a close and September is around the corner. Our summer immersion program was a booming success this year with classes completely booked. Thank you for your patronage. Remember to sign up early next year as we had to turn a lot away. Sign ups for summer start March 1st.
Acorn’s fall classes start Thursday, September 1st. The only change will be that we are adding an additional night to portfolio. This is our largest enrolled class and we felt it necessary. The added day will be Wednesday nights 7-9. As before portfolio students have unlimited access to the studio and may come to all portfolio classes as well as the after school classes providing there is room. The cost will be $150 per month which includes: model fees, paint, brushes, paper & drawing supplies, and instruction. It is important that portfolio students complete their portfolios by junior year for submissions to collages their senior year. We are also happy to announce our tally for Acorn students receiving scholarship to college is now over 8 million dollars. 😳😊
Recently our scheduling has been done online. We have been testing it and find that it is most efficient for both the student as well as us. No longer are we playing phone tag and if you need to make changes due to other issues you can do so yourself and see what spaces we have available. The way to do this is to go to our Register for Classes link on the menu bar. NOTE: it is important to always use your same email for your account. To hold the spot, the first months tuition must be paid. This is how the system tracks available spaces. If it is not paid your spot could be taken with no control from us. So it is important to sign up soon.
All After School, Pre Portfolio 1 & 2 prices will remain the same as last year. ( $70 for After School and Pre Portfolio 1….$100 for Pre Portfolio 2)
As always I would like to thank all of you for allowing your child to be a part of my life. Words will never properly express what this means to me and the quality it has made in my life. After 23 years in business I still feel like the I have the best job ever and look forward to seeing their smiling faces everyday and the amazingly amount of hugs and tenderness they give me. Your children are as important to me as mine was. I will continue to give them motherly guidance and love as well as a feeling of accomplishment.