classes for ages 4-10

SD Studios  224 N. Elmwood Oak Park IL   sandradawson@comcast.net

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ALL CLASSES ARE ONGOING:  THAT MEANS THAT YOU CAN REGISTER ANYTIME AND CANCEL ANYTIME!


Intro to Art Ages 9-16

Mondays 4:00-5:30

$30.00 per class + $25.00 upfront material fee.

Class Structure: Students will learn all the basics: color theory, composition, observational drawing (through still life/objects), perspective, figure/face proportion, while experimenting with different mediums and tools. Each week teens will focus on a new technique.

Attendance and Payment:
Payment is due by the 1st of every month, based on a monthly cycle, (4-5 week) period. (Parents are not charged for classes which fall upon a holiday).

If given 24 hours notice prior to an absence, parents will be given credit which will be deducted from the following cycle.
Or preferably the students can make up the class in one of the other classes.

I will send out a reminder prior to the 1st. If payment is late a $10.00 fee is added and parents will be informed. If I need to send another reminder and additional $10.00 will be added.

Payment options include: Chase Quickpay/Zelle, Check, (made out to Sandra Dawson) or Cash.
If you prefer paying through PayPal, please include an additional $2.00 for the PayPal fee which is deducted.

Want a Trial Class?
The studio offers a trial class for $30.00.    sandradawson@comcast.net

 Taught by Sarah Brumlik. Sarah has extensive experience in multiple fields, with skills ranging from illustration, graphic design and comic publishing. Sarah tailors projects with guidance to individuals for their best understanding with diligent, fun and caring. Scroll down to register!

Comics, Illustration and Screenwriting Ages 9-16

Thursdays 4:00-5:30

$30.00 per class + $25.00 upfront material fee.

Class Structure: Students will learn the ins and outs of comics, illustration and storytelling. Each week teens will learn the basics in designing character creations, basic story writing & screenwriting (comics), sequential visual storytelling (the differences between magazines, books, and comics). Techniques will be taught weekly while students work on their main projects. By the end of 8 weeks each teen will bring home a finished comic book and will have gained an understanding of the entire process of comics and screenwriting.

Attendance and Payment:
Payment is due by the 1st of every month, based on a monthly cycle, (4-5 week) period. (Parents are not charged for classes which fall upon a holiday).

If given 24 hours notice prior to an absence, parents will be given credit which will be deducted from the following cycle.
Or preferably the students can make up the class in one of the other classes.

I will send out a reminder prior to the 1st. If payment is late a $10.00 fee is added and parents will be informed. If I need to send another reminder and additional $10.00 will be added.

Payment options include: Chase Quickpay/Zelle, Check, (made out to Sandra Dawson) or Cash.
If you prefer paying through PayPal, please include an additional $2.00 for the PayPal fee which is deducted.

Want a Trial Class?
The studio offers a trial class for $30.00.    sandradawson@comcast.net

Taught by Sarah Brumlik. Sarah has extensive experience in multiple fields, with skills ranging from illustration, graphic design and comic publishing. Sarah tailors projects with guidance to individuals for their best understanding with diligent, fun and caring. Scroll down to register!

After School Fantastic Fridays Ages 5-10 

3:15-4:45 (doors open at 3:00)  $28.00 per class per day
Upfront material fee $25.00 per child (this fee covers all class materials)
Starts:  Friday August 30th!

Your kids will stretch their creative wings by breaking away from the restrictions of a single art medium! Students will explore the fun world of combining materials like fabric, textural materials, graphics and found objects into a variety of mixed media projects.  Themes are suggested or emergent based, determined by discussions, inspiration and individual interests, and are developed into hands-on projects. Art projects are created independently, in pairs or in groups with guidance, suggestions and encouragement but they are never regimented. The process and exploration of art making is more important then the product and students are encouraged to follow their interests and to think outside of the box.
Projects include: collage, visual journals, painting and drawing, assemblage and sculpture, montage, edible art and art that looks edible. Sewing, knitting and jewelry making, all types of clay projects, science experiments, little environments, cultural and historical creations and more! Kids will learn all about artists, the world and themselves while creating both 2-D and 3-D projects.  Fantastic Fridays are offered every Friday throughout the school months based from the district 97 school calender. This class is ongoing continuously throughout the year so kids can join anytime!  Scroll down to register.

Attendance and Payment:
Payment is due by the 1st of every month, based on a monthly cycle, (4-5 week) period. (Parents are not charged for classes which fall upon a holiday).

If given 24 hours notice prior to an absence, parents will be given credit which will be deducted from the following cycle.
Or preferably the students can make up the class in one of the other classes.

I will send out a reminder prior to the 1st. If payment is late a $10.00 fee is added and parents will be informed. If I need to send another reminder and additional $10.00 will be added.

Payment options include: Chase Quickpay/Zelle, Check, (made out to Sandra Dawson) or Cash.
If you prefer paying through PayPal, please include an additional $2.00 for the PayPal fee which is deducted.

Want a Trial Class?
The studio offers a trial class for $30.00.    sandradawson@comcast.net

Drawing, Painting and More Ages 10-17
Saturdays 10:00-11:30
$35.00 per class $25.00 upfront material fee

Class Structure: Teens work independantly on main projects, (drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media), pertaining to their own interests. Techniques and design elements are taught through group excercies each class and interwoven into main projects.  Students are 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. Students are instructed by a professional artist and art teacher of 25 years. All materials are provided. 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 and Payment:
Payment is due by the 1st of every month, based on a monthly cycle, (4-5 week) period. (Parents are not charged for classes which fall upon a holiday).

If given 24 hours notice prior to an absence, parents will be given credit which will be deducted from the following cycle.
Or preferably the students can make up the class in one of the other classes.

I will send out a reminder prior to the 1st. If payment is late a $10.00 fee is added and parents will be informed. If I need to send another reminder and additional $10.00 will be added.

Payment options include: Chase Quickpay/Zelle, Check, (made out to Sandra Dawson) or Cash.
If you prefer paying through PayPal, please include an additional $2.00 for the PayPal fee which is deducted.

Want a Trial Class?
The studio offers a trial class for $30.00.    sandradawson@comcast.net

Technique Tuesdays Ages 10-17

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

$30.00 per class, $25.00 upfront material fee

Class Structure: Teens explore various drawing and painting styles while learning techniques to build on and improve their skills. Focus is on improving skills and building strengths. Students work on one main project at a time pertaining to their interests. Design elements and principles are implemented with excercies each class and interwoven into main projects.  Teens are encouraged to experiment with a variety of mediums such as ink, graphite pastel, acrylic and watercolor, printmaking, transfer and collage.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. Students are instructed by a professional artist and art teacher of 25 years. 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 and Payment:
Payment is due by the 1st of every month, based on a monthly cycle, (4-5 week) period. (Parents are not charged for classes which fall upon a holiday).

If given 24 hours notice prior to an absence, parents will be given credit which will be deducted from the following cycle.
Or preferably the students can make up the class in one of the other classes.

I will send out a reminder prior to the 1st. If payment is late a $10.00 fee is added and parents will be informed. If I need to send another reminder and additional $10.00 will be added.

Payment options include: Chase Quickpay/Zelle, Check, (made out to Sandra Dawson) or Cash.
If you prefer paying through PayPal, please include an additional $2.00 for the PayPal fee which is deducted.

Want a Trial Class?
The studio offers a trial class for $30.00.    sandradawson@comcast.net

PRIVATE  and SEMI PRIVATE CLASSES

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: $60.00 per class.

Semi Private Lessons: (2-5 Students) $35.00 per student per class

Attendance: Regular attendance is expected. Please provide at least a 24 hour notice through email or text prior to class if your child will be absent. If a parent does not contact me within that time frame, the parent will be charged regardless. If a parent calls within that time frame you can deduct that payment from the monthly tally or from the next months payment.

Payment: Payment for each 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 $240.00), Payment is accepted through Chase quickpay, check or cash. Please do not pay by PayPal except for the initial deposit, they take out a portion of each payment and I realized how much it adds up!

 

PAST WORKSHOPS

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP for KIDS AGES 4-10

Wednesday Nov. 22nd 9:30-11:30
$25.00
Kids will celebrate thanksgiving the fun way by making clay turkey pots and fill them with treasures discovered from their “find the feast scavenger hunt”
snacks and lots of fun included.

APRIL WORKSHOPS

TUESDAY APRIL 4TH

FRIDAY APRIL 14TH

9:30-12:30 $35.00 per day

Send your kids to SD Studios on these days off for three hours of art, fun, socializing and learning. kids will celebrate spring, sunshine and our amazing earth, creating one of a kind art projects!
Please send your kids with a lunch and messy clothes, all materials and a delicious dessert are provided 🙂

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

PRESIDENTS DAY WORKSHOP (If I were President…)

Monday February 20th

9:00-12:00 $35.00 (3 hours of creativity and fun!)

Kids will make out a spectacular out of the box art project called, “If I were President…”, create edible delights and join in group games! Please provide a lunch, all art materials are provided.

DISTRICT 97 HALF DAYS (Mardi Gras Spectacular!)

Thursday February 16th

11:00-2:00 $35.00 (or we offer extended arts, snack and play till 3:00 for an extra $15.00)

Kids will make out of the box art mardi gras themed projects, have a blast at our mardi gras carnival, play group activities and games, and create edible delights! Please provide a lunch, all art materials are provided.

MY FUNNY VALENTINE WORKSHOP FOR ALL AGES!

Saturday February 11th

9:00-11:00

$30.00 per person (family fee: $25.00 per person), all materials included.

Valentine themed Mixed Media Paintings incorporating collage!

Collage: a technique of composing a work of art by glueing on various materials not normally associated with one another, arranging to create a cohesive artwork.

I will demonstrate collage and show some examples of various techniques and will guide you as you experiment with the mediums. You’ll learn the ins and outs of incorporating transfer, collage and mixed media and complete a piece to take home! This is a fun workshop for all ages and a great family project!

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR KIDS!

Kids have a fun filled time celebrating and making Art!
Here’s the Deal:
We supply all Art Supplies
You supply all decorations and/or food and utensils.
6-10 kids, 1-3 adults
1 1/2 party time, plus doors are open 15 minutes prior to party for set up and 15 minutes post party for cleanup.
Dates and times are flexible
$35.00 per child
Painting themes: you choose, we choose or we choose together
Art projects: you choose: painting, craft or clay

$50.00 deposit fee required to hold date and time. Your deposit will be applied to the balance of your event invoice. Deposit is non-refundable if event is canceled 24 hours prior to party.


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TESTIMONIALS

‘My girls love their afternoons at Sandy’s. As a parent, I love the creative energy and the caring home environment. I feel that my kids get enough ipads and standardized curriculum in their school day and Sandy’s is a welcome departure into a more individualized and creative place. Sandy’s afterschool program is an Oak Park treasure and a great opportunity for children to spend time creating and in the home of a great artist.’
Drew

I like Sandy’s art class very much. It includes lots of colors and unthinkable projects. She is also a very friendly teacher and a very good listener. Sandy talks easily and it is easy to understand what she says. She is very creative and I like her art class.
Laura age 12

Sandy is a great art teacher. I love her class. She does art projects that you will never think of in a million years. I wish she was still my art teacher.
Max Age 11

“Sandy’s After School Art Program has been the perfect place for my three children for over eight years. Her warm, nurturing environment makes all children (and parents) feel welcome The benefits of her art therapy will last a lifetime. I am forever grateful that her program was available to our family. I highly recommend her and have referred her to dozens of friends (who also love her program!)”
Lourdes Nicholls

“Don loved meeting and making new friends. He was very excited to show me his creations from the class and asked me if he could go again. When my child is happy, so am I. Thank you for providing this service.”
Christina

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Sandra Dawson 224 N Elmwood Oak Park Il. 60302 (708) 908-0057

sandradawson@comcast.net www.sdstudios.org

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