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KIDS 8-12 yrs 

Vivid imagination of youths and rational thinking of adults, excellent memory and instant creativity, this amazing age has all the learning benefits you can imagine. Sometimes it's hard to believe how much a kid of this age can learn during one two-hour lesson.

 

​Only... if he or she is interested. Luckily, art history provides an endless source of interesting stories and objects, not to mention masterpieces of all kinds!  So after several years of experiments we developed a method, that combines practical art lessons with a kid-friendly study of art history.​

 

Each lesson is dedicated to some epoch and starts with a short lecture, briefly touching on philosophy, history, and art of that period.Then we focus on some art phenomena that happened during that time, and for the rest of the lesson we study it in practice.

Price options:

If you decide to sign up after the demo, the demo fee will be credited towards your tuition. You will be receiving monthly invoices.

For the missed classes, make ups are available upon request.

Main themes for 2019-2020 school year and galleries of students' works:

Semester 2 (January-May 2020):

 

Each lesson starts with a short lecture that covers major styles and artists of the period.

Week of January 6, 2020 - Painting Winter: a study of a winter landscape. Understanding aerial perspective, direct and reflected light.  Acrylics.

Week of January 13, 2020 - Profile portraits of Renaissance. Mixed media.

Week of January 20, 2020 -  Chinese New Year. Designing a traditional paper cutout or a sculpture with a new year symbol.

Week of January 27, 2020 - Architecture Basics: understanding such concepts as a column, a portico, a dome, an arc. Designing a dream house.

Week of February 3, 2020 - designing and implementing a mosaic / stained glass composition for your dream house.

Week of February 10, 2020 - painting flowers. Learning about a-la-prima watercolor technique. 

Week of February 17, 2020 - Sculpting a Japanese doll for a Hinamatsuri holiday. Oven-baked clay.

Week of February 24, 2020 - Painting and dressing up the Japanese doll.

Week of March 2, 2020 - Painting a candle / a source of light (can be a fire-type pokemon, too). Inspired by Caravaggio.

Week of March 9, 2020 - Introduction on the history of costume. Designing a costume for a favorite book or a game.

Week of March 16 and 23, 2020 - General rules of composition. Drawing a scene from a favorite book or a game. Inspired be Vermeer.

Week of March 30, 2020 - Drawing a real or imaginary object and a shadow from the object. Inspired by Ribera.

Week of April 6, 2020 - Designing a vehicle, a ship, or a space ship. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Week of April 13, 2020 - Drawing a realistic pencil portrait, inspired by Hans Holbein.

Week of April 20, 2020 - Painting sky: inspired by Willam Turner.

Week of April 27, 2020 - Art Nouveau: Designing an Exlibris.

Week of May 4, 2020 - The DaDa movement: Creating a surrealistic composition.

Week of May 11, 2020 - Bauhaus: creating an abstract 3D composition.

Week of May 19, 2020 - Pop Art movement: making a collage.

Week of May 25, 2020 - Manga Art. Drawing an anime character.

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See samples of students works in the galleries below: (click on a link to open the gallery):

 

For classes, schedules, openings and other details please select a location:

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Mountain View 

 

San Jose       

Our calendar for the 2019-2020 school year:

 

First day of trial (demo) classes: Monday, August 19, 2019

First day of fall classes: Tuesday, September 3d, 2019

Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 28th, 2019 - Sunday, December 1st, 2019 - Thanksgiving break (no classes)

New Year break: Monday, December 23th, 2019 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020 - winter art camps, no classes

Spring break SF: Monday, March 30, 2020- Friday, April 3, 2020 - spring art camp in San Francisco

Winter Break MV: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in Mountain View

Spring break MV: Monday,  April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2010 - spring art camp in Mountain View

Winter Break SJ: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in San Jose

Spring break SJ: Monday, April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020 - spring art camp in San Jose

Summer break: Monday, June 1, 2020 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020- summer art camps, limited classes

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