classes for ages 14-18

ONGOING small group TEEN ART CLASSES AGES 11-18
Sunday Class 11:30-12:30, Monday Class 4:00-5:00
$35.00 per class, $25.00 upfront deposit/material fee
Students will explore various drawing and painting styles while learning techniques to build on and improve their skills. Design elements and principles are implemented with excercies each class and interwoven into main projects. Students will gain knowledge about artists throughout history, genres and styles while building their own unique visual language. Students are instructed by a professional artist and art teacher of 25 years. Students will learn how to use different tools and techniques in their work, while building on their portfolio.

Students can focus on one style, medium or technique or experiment with mixed media.
Mixed media refers to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct tools and techniques involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink, graphite and pastel or painting, transfer and collage, that work cohesively within a single composition. Students will learn methods and technqiues to make visually impactful work while engaging in the process. Art techniques stretch across all medias, watercolor, ink, colored pencil and pastel.

Themes are suggested or emergent based, determined by discussions, inspiration and individual interests. Students will be taught how to work independantly with guidance, suggestions and group critiques. Personal expression and freedom to explore is valued and promoted. Class is ongoing, students can register anytime and for as long as they wish.

Class structure: Although each of the kids will work independantly on their own main projects, i will teach them as a group the major art and design principles and concepts each week which they can then incorporate into their main pieces. the class will begin with a drawing, painting or mixed media excercise pertaining to one or more of the principles. the rest of the class time will be devoted to the main projects. i encourage all of you to buy sketchbooks and basic drawing tools for your kids so they can draw outside of class as much as possible.
Attendance: Please provide at least a 2 hour notice through email or text prior to class if your teen will be absent. If a parent does not contact me within that time frame, the class will continue and the parent will be charged regardless. If a parent calls within that time frame I will provide a makeup or you can deduct that payment from the monthly tally or from the next months payment.
Payment: Payment for the month is due by the 2nd session of each month. Please pay by check, cash or chase quickpay.
(for instance Feb. has four sundays so a total of $140.00), please do not pay by PayPal, they take out a portion of each payment and i realized how much it adds up!

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PRIVATE CLASSES FOR TEENS

contact me at sandradawson@comcast.net for setting up dates and times at your convenience.

What to expect:

– Personalized lessons geared towards your interests from a professional artist and art teacher of 25 years.

– learn at your own level. All levels of students are welcome.

– Choose your area of interest, medium and style and develop technical skills.

– Work at your own pace with guided instruction.

– Broaden your horizon of drawing and painting, multi media, art history, design and craft with one-on-one instruction

CLASS FEES, DATES AND TIMES:

You may register any time for private lessons which are divided into 4 or 8 week sessions or ongoing classes depending on your interests.
Class fees:

Private Lessons: $50.00 per class.

Semi Private Lessons:

(2-5 Students) $35.00 per student per class

 

224 N. Elmwood Oak Park IL 60302

sandradawson@comcast.net

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Students will explore various drawing and painting styles while learning techniques to build on and improve their skills. Design elements and principles are implemented with excercies each class and interwoven into main projects. Students will gain knowledge about artists throughout history, genres and styles while building their own unique visual language. Students are instructed by a professional artist and art teacher of 25 years. Students will learn how to use different tools and techniques in their work, while building on their portfolio.

Mediums will be explored individually and intermixed, both in individual projects as well as in series.  Students are encouraged to focus on both the process and the product of their work.

Students can focus on just drawing or painting or delve into mixed media.  A work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct tools and techniques involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink, graphite and pastel or painting, transfer and collage, that work cohesively within a single composition.

Students will learn methods and technqiues to make visually impactful work in whatever mode they are interested in.  Art techniques stretch across all medias, watercolor, ink, colored pencil and pastel.  Students will learn how to use different tools and techniques in their work, while building on their portfolio.

Themes are suggested or emergent based, determined by discussions, inspiration and individual interests.  Students will be taught how to work independantly with guidance, suggestions and critiques.

Personal expression and freedom to explore is valued and promoted.  Classes are ongoing throughout the school year.  Students can register anytime and for as long as they wish.

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