classes for ages 4-10

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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.

TEEN AND TWEEN ART CLASS AGES 10-14

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30

(Ongoing, students can register anytime and take class for as long as they’d like!)

$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!

ART ROCKS After School Art Classes!

FOR KIDS AGES 4-10

SD Studios:  224 N. Elmwood Oak Park Il

sandradawson@comcast.net

After School art classes are aligned with the District 97 Calendar. Art Rocks Art Classes are offered every Tuesday and Friday school is in session excluding 1/2 days, institute days and holidays.  I usually will have a workshop scheduled for these days.  Classes are ongoing throughout the year, kids can join anytime!

CLASS DAY:  Fridays

CLASS TIME:  3:15-5:00 (doors open at 3:00 for elementary kids)

CLASS FEE:  $25.00 per class per day

DEPOSIT FEE:  $25.00 per family (material fee)

PAYMENTS:  Parents are presented with a monthly statement at the beginning of every month. Payments are due monthly.

A TYPICAL DAY
3:15-3:30 Free Play

3:30-4:30 Art Class

4:30-5:00 Snack and Homework or Free Play, (outdoor play, games, computer time, drama, more art, group activity etc)

EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT!

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.

Art is an illusion. How is it possible to make something appear real on a 2-D surface? How do we combine elements together to make a masterpiece? Kids will learn exciting methods, or tricks of the trade that artists have been handed down for centuries. Art techniques stretch across all medias, watercolor, ink, colored pencil and pastel. Students will learn how to use different tools and techniques while having a blast!

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.

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WANT A TRIAL CLASS?
The studio offers a trial class for $25.00
email me at:  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: $50.00 per class.

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

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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!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CLASS GUIDELINES!

(PARENTS, PLEASE SIGN, DATE AND TURN IN BY YOUR CHILD’S FIRST DAY OF CLASS)

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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.
5-10 kids, 1-3 adults
1 1/2 party time, plus doors are open 1/2 hour early to bring party goods and set up.
Dates and times are flexible
$25.00 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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