Register by the week or for the full program! Classes meet Tues-Thurs, 4-5:30 pm. Doors open at 3:00 pm for homework and snacks. Free to grades 1-6 in Lawrence County. Class size limited. Pre-registration required.
Grades 1-3 are full for the Winter Session. Continue to registration to be added to the waitlist.
Week One: Out to Sea
January 9-11, 2024
This week’s lessons are headed off shore as we explore the work of American Artist, Thomas Hart Benton. Paint a sea fantasy, craft a boat that floats, and sketch from life in the galleries.
Week Two : “Start-up” Lines
January 16-18, 2024
We’ll begin by playing a game to learn about lines on day one, then use those lines to create zentangles, or tangled black and white patterns, on day two. By day three, you’ll be experimenting with contour line drawings using your left and right hands.
Week Three: Hidden in Plain Sight
January 23-25, 2024
Camouflage has been used by people and animals to hide in plain sight for centuries! This week’s lessons are all about using color and pattern for disguise!
Week Four: Shapes and Shadows
January 30- February 1, 2024
Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? That’s for you to decide in lessons combining drawing, shading and shadows with a strong light source. Our last project will use positive and negative space to create distance with cut paper.
Week Five: Histories and Herstories
February 6-8, 2024
We’ll spend this week learning from others and we invite guests into the classrooms to share their stories. Ask questions to illustrate him/her with a portrait and a few lines describing what you heard.
Week Six: Sweet Arts
February 13-15, 2024
Celebrate the sweetest holiday of the year with projects inspired by candy, cards and hearts! You’ll make drawings, valentines and a heart pillow you can fit to others or keep for yourself!
Week Seven: Off the Wall with Romare Bearden
February 20-22, 2024
Artist, Author and Composer, Romare Bearden, centered everything he made around people and their stories. Get to know him and his work in our collection by making collages, drawing to music and creating monoprints.
Week Eight: Take a Leap
February 27-29, 2024
Leap Day has inspired us to jump into another week of projects with frog origami, checker sets and drawings that are ‘ribbiting’ with creativity!
Week Nine: Off the Wall with Eva Zeisel
March 5-7, 2024
Noted designer Eva Zeisel was hired to develop the Museum Shape for Castleton China in the 1940s. Get to know her and her work in our collection before designing a painted plate and ceramic cup of your own.
Week Ten: Pi Day Projects
March 12-14, 2024
Celebrate Pi Day by creating a color wheel pie, bracelets and dot paintings! You’ll learn a lot about color and values, while voting for your favorite flavor!
Week Eleven: Off the Wall with Thomas G. McNickle
March 19-21, 2024
Tom McNickle has been painting the landscapes of Lawrence County for as long as he can remember. Get to know him and his art in our collection through drawing and paintings celebrating the coming Spring.