Course Descriptions

All classes are taught by advanced art education students under the supervision of art education faculty.

Registration begins February 1

The program fee for classes is $75 for the 9-week session: 8 inquiry days + 1 exhibition day.

  • Morning Classes (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

 

Grades K-1 (1 class)

Art Investigations: Imagination and Materials
Children who enjoy investigating their fascinations and imaginations with materials will build upon their experiences with hands-on art processes. Building upon emergent techniques, we explore ideas and environments with a variety of media as a learning community. This class offers a combination of play-based investigations and thematic media exploration in art making.

 

Grades 2-3 ( 1 class)

Forming Relationships: A Practice in Finding Interconnectedness Through Art and Friendship
This is a class that allows second and third grade students the space to explore the connections of a variety of topics, ranging from self-identity and friendship to more concrete elements such as color, form, and objects. Students will make connections not only to their own artwork, but their peers’ as well. This practice is essential to forming the close connections and bonds with the spaces we share, the ideas we communicate, and the friends by our sides!

 

Grades 3-4 (2 classes)

Interrelationship and Relating Objects, Community, and Identity
Students will learn about stream of consciousness and mind maps and use this knowledge in numerous ways such as creating large multimedia drawings, drawing movement inspired by sound, using 3D materials to create wire drawings, exploring the environment with sculpture, and much more!

Exploring Environmental Art
In this course students will explore the transformation of found and natural materials and apply these techniques in a wide range of ways from artworks to natural dyes, herbal skin care, and mushroom cultivation. With a focus on local and recycled materials, students will develop a sense of awareness for materials around them. This class will nurture a connection to the environment and develop critical thinking around consumption while understanding art making as something beyond traditional techniques.

 

Grades 5-6-7 (2 classes)

Mixed Media Exploration of Progression and Transformation
Explore the idea of progression, or growing and transforming into an advanced state, through the use of mixed media, both 2D and 3D. Watch yourself progress as an artist as you ponder inspiring prompts that consider progression and change in ourselves, our art, and in the world around us.

Who We Are and Our Impact

We will explore who we are individually, and the impact we have. It is important to reflect on self identity, but to also think think creatively how to make an impact beyond just ourselves. This class is full of opportunities for the students to be individualistic and have a wide variety of materials and approaches within each lesson.