A WEEKLY PRACTICE FOR ARTISTS in KINDERGARTEN-6TH GRADE
- Wednesday Daytime: 11:00-12:30
- Wednesday After School: 4:00-5:30
- Saturday Morning: 11:00-12:30
Register for one month for $48
Or, register for the 4 month winter/spring semester and SAVE $30
Price includes all materials, supplies, and snacks. Students will take home their completed works at the end of each month.
December is Van Gogh Month!
Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait Painting Courtesy Musée d'Orsay via Wikimedia Commons
We believe that creating a trusting and calm environment can help cultivate that little inner voice within each young artist. Studio Art for Kids aims to arm young artists with professional skills and techniques using real studio equipment and professional quality supplies and tools.
Each studio session is intentionally designed to foster a calm and creative environment. Young artists enjoy the ritual of tea time and small and healthy plant-based snacks, projects rich in learning opportunities, nurturing and super fun activities, and plenty of opportunities for gently guided creative expression.
With a supportive environment and a good understanding of tools, techniques, and materials, young artists can begin to make their inner voices heard!
Each month will revolve around a famous artist! Themes from the past year include Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and Vincent Van Gogh. Mediums such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media will all make appearances. Our unique studio/gallery setting allows for discussion of art and meaning, while giving young artists an inspiring insight into the world of professional artists.
Studio Art for Kids is directed by Chelsea Thorson, a passionate and spirited teacher who has taught in the Art Departments at NDSU and Concordia, as well as hundreds of creative workshops for all ages throughout the community. She also enjoys working with elementary school students at the Plains Art Museum, guiding gallery experiences and studio clay projects. Raised by an art teacher, she had her own studio space at home, which set the stage for a lifetime of creating, teaching, and learning. She has experience with makers of all ages and believes in never taking a tool out of someone's hand.