CLASSES FOR KIDS

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

 CLASSES FOR KIDS!

STUDIO WILL OPEN TO 6 PARTICIPANTS AT A TIME STARTING JULY 1st

Studio Guidelines for Covid Phase 3:
Students, and I must wear a mask in the building.
Social distancing will be enforced. (tables and materials are organized for ample distance between students)
All classes will be one hour in length.
Class sizes will be limited to no more than 6.
Students and I must hand santitize before and after class.
All tools, materials and tables will be sanitized with bleach between classes.


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


EVERYTHING 3-D  Studio Class Only  Ages 5-12
NEW!   Register now!
Mondays 3:30-4:30

$25.00 Virtual
$30.00 Studio $25.00 material fee
Kids will create a variety of 3-D sculptures and constructions using a variety of mediums:  paper mache, all kinds of clay, upcyled objects etc.  This is a studio only class only due to the need for guidance with hands-on messy materials.  Themes will range between imaginary to observational.  This is a fun, messy, educational and creative class!

Attendance and Payment:

Payment is due by the 1st of every month, or the first class of every month if paid by check or cash. (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.

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

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BEGINNING DRAWING AND PAINTING     Agest 8-14  

NEW CLASS STARTS JULY 3   Register now!

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

Students have the option of  virtual or studio class (6 student limit)

$25.00 Virtual
$30.00 Studio $25.00 material fee

This class covers all the drawing and painting basics:  materials, tools and techniques.  Class structure begins with a quick exercise followed by a fun but educational project (both 2-D and 3-D), related to the lesson.  Projects vary in length, subject matter, and complexity and the themes range from your kids creative imaginations to more technically driven work.  Individual expression is encouraged and the lessons combine exploration with technique.

Your kids will begin to feel more confident and competent with drawing and painting while having fun!

Attendance and Payment:

Payment is due by the 1st of every month, or the first class of every month if paid by check or cash. (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.

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

Scroll down to register!




Fantastic Fridays Ages 5-10 

kids will have the option of coming to class virtually or at the studio (6 student limit)

FRIDAYS 3:30-4:30
$25.00 Virtual
$30.00 Studio   $25.00 material fee

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 exploring all types of materials in 3-D and 2-D projects!  Themes are suggested or emergent based and all art is process based.  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 year and is based from the district 97 school calender. This class is ongoing throughout the year so kids can join anytime!  Scroll down to register.

Attendance and Payment:

Payment is due by the 1st of every month, or the first class of every month if paid by check or cash. (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.

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

Scroll down to register!


DRAWING PAINTING AND MORE   Ages 10-16

Your kids have the option of  coming to class either virtually or at the studio (6 student limit)
TUESDAYS 3:30-4:30 

or

WEDNESDAYS 3:30-4:30
$25.00 Virtual
$30.00 Studio   $25.00 material fee

Your teens 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 30 years. Students will learn how to use different tools and techniques in their work, while building on their portfolio.

Students generally focus on one style, medium or technique or experiment with mixed media. Methods and technqiues are taught daily your teens engage 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. 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, or the first class of every month if paid by check or cash. (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.

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.

Scroll down to register!


PRIVATE  and SEMI PRIVATE CLASSES

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:
Cost: One hour Private Lessons: $50.00 virtual $60.00 studio class.
Cost: One hour Per Student (2-5 Students Max.):  $25.00 virtual $35.00 studio class.
One time Material fee: $25.00

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.
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!

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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.
6-8 kids, 1-3 adults
One and 1/2 hr. party time, plus doors are open 15 minutes prior to party for set up.
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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