Looking for something for your children? We're offering several units of After School Art this season. A few of our adult classes (tai chi, poetry, and JAM) are designed for ages 13+. Be sure to check them out if you have a teen at home!
Registration for all classes now open.
After School Art
AGES: 6-12 | Instructor: Libby Birch
After School Art is a long-standing, fun-packed OCAC offering! See below for a full description of the program.
When: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Location: North Parlor and Art Ed. Room
Cost: $40/unit, $204/all 6 units (15% discount)
Min: 7 / Max: 15
Registration Link - https://bpt.me/5219790
Unit 1: Nature - Sept. 22 & 29, Oct. 6
Unit 2: Clay - Nov. 3, 10 & 17
Unit 3: Paper - Dec. 1, 8 & 15
Unit 4: Painting - Jan. 12, 19 & 26
Unit 5: Drawing - Feb. 16 & 23, March 2
Unit 6: Photography - April 13, 20 & 27
After School Art 2021: Picture a Year Imagining Yourself as an Artist!
Libby Birch's after-school art program introduces 1st-5th graders to a diverse art curriculum. Students will get exposure to fabric, painting, clay, printmaking, mixed media, photography, arts of China, visiting artists, and art exhibition tours. Lessons emphasize critical thinking skills, open-ended solutions, and creativity. Classes also take into account the whole health of the student; a healthy snack is provided at the beginning of each class, and movement and music are incorporated into the curriculum. Join the fun!
Unit 1: "Learn, Create, Love Nature"
Explore the world of trees. Each artist receives two living trees: a Red Oak and an Ohio Buckeye. Then, we'll take a nature walk to gather natural art materials!
Unit 2: "Squishy Play with Clay"
Who doesn't love clay? Make and take clay beasts, bowls, beads, and monsters. Let your creative side shine!
Unit 3: "Learn Art with Your Heart"
Create handmade bookmarks, make a papier-mâché bowl, and learn paper marbling. You may even put all of these projects together to create an art journal!
Unit 4: "Fun, Interact, Engage with Paint"
Each artist receives a blank white canvas to paint a picture - let your imagination soar! You'll also receive a canvas tote bag with a treat.
Unit 5: "Sketch, Shape, and Draw"
Adventure into the world of drawing! Students receive a sketchbook to use, play drawing games, learn step-by-step sketching techniques, and draw in groups.
Unit 6: "Curious, Creative, Cool Photography"
Each artist has their own camera to use for 3 weeks while exploring the outdoors. Then, images are printed and used to make a photo journal.