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Fine Art

Fine Art Programs 

Art exploration

Age Group: 4-6 Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours

Art Exploration is designed for 4-6 years old students focusing on developing fine motor-skills, exploring a variety of art media, building primary art vocabulary, and cultivating an open mind, curiosity about art, and ability to interact with teacher and classmates.

  • Enjoy Art!!  Inspiring Curiosity!
  • Explore painting, drawing, sculpture, installation art, mixed media, digital and world art
  • Be exposed to famous artists and masterpieces
  • Participate in exhibition, museum tours, and art field trip

Art foundation

Age Group: 7-9 Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours

Art Foundation is designed for 7-9 years old students focusing on building fundamental skills in visual art, be exposed to variety of artistic styles, using professional art vocabulary to communicate ideas, and cultivating a great sense of teamwork and responsibility as an artist.

  • Medium: Oil Painting, Charcoal/Pencil Drawing, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Digital Art, Installation Art  
  • Style: Impressionism, Realism, Cubism, Pop Art, etc…
  • Fine Art Appreciation: participate in museum tours, exhibitions, and art field trip
  • Opportunity to participate in local and national art competitions

Art advancement

Age Group: 10-12 Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours

Art Advancement is designed for experienced 5+ grade students. Responsibilities as an artist will be emphasized with weekly homework, technical in-class studies, and independent research for creating their own distinctive pieces. This class will focus on expanding complex drawing and painting skills, advanced color theory, professional use of multiple media, art historical influences, drawing from still life/live models, and proficiency using art vocabulary.

  • In addition to mastering techniques, Advancement students start to develop their own artistic style
  • Instructors provide mentoring and help students in setting up goals and achieve them.
  • Participate in museum tours, exhibitions, and art field trip
  • Opportunity to participate in local and national art competitions

portfolio development

Age Group: 13+ Years Old
Class Length: 2 hours

Portfolio Development class is designed for these three groups of students:

  1. Experienced students who are ready to do the most to improve their artistic abilities.
  2. Students who want to create a cohesive art portfolio that will complement their college applications
  3. Students who are creating a high level art portfolio for art school application or AP Art Exam for college credit
More about Portfolio Class
  • The instructor provides individualized curriculum plan and guidance based on each student’s needs
  • Opportunity to participate in high level national and international art competitions
  • Prerequisite:
    1. Ages 13+ and at least 1-2 years of art learning experience
    2. Teacher assessment
  • Additional Benefit Beyond Advanced Class:
    1. Individual Portfolio Review
    2. Portfolio Preparation
    3. High-Quality Digital Photo for Student’s Work (Additional Fees)

In this Portfolio class, we provide the mentorship, materials, creative environment, and support necessary for young students to extend themselves and push outside their comfort zones. At the same time, we understand that every artist needs feedback that is honest and helps them move forward. It’s our goal to help students become confident with their art and create it thoughtfully and independently. Because we will encourage students to develop artwork that can be defined as “original”, many artworks will be eligible to include in student portfolios that are submitted to colleges and art schools.

This class will focus on expanding complex drawing and painting skills, advanced color theory, professional use of multiple media, art historical influences, drawing from still life/live models, and proficiency using art vocabulary.

For the AP Art Exam, the instructors will help students develop a cohesive series of 12+ art pieces within a theme, along with 12+ supplemental exploration pieces outside of that theme. Instructors will also help edit/curate the portfolio, professionally photograph the work for submission, and help develop the artists’ statement to include important artistic vocabulary to showcase the student as deserving of college credit in the arts.

For more information about preparing for the AP Art Exam, please visit our Portfolio Development classes to see our most advanced student achievements, and visit the AP Art Exam website.

Digital Art

Digital Art Programs 

DIGITAl Art Lv1

Age Group: 7-9 Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours

The Digital Art Lv1 is designed for 7-9 year old students on how to use digital medium to create art and design that is unique to digital art and illustration. This class is a general class that covers various areas of digital art allowing students to explore what is possible. In this class students will be creating projects from various focuses including cartoon, illustration and design.

DIGITAl Art lv2

Age Group: 10+ Years Old
Class Length: 2 hours

The Digital Art Lv2 class is designed to teach students 10 year old and up on how to use artistic computer software in order to create art and design that is unique to digital art and illustration. This class is a general class that covers various areas of digital art allowing students to explore what is possible. In this class students will be creating projects from various focuses including, typography, illustration, visual development, infographic and graphic design.

Digital Art PD

Age Group: 14+ Years Old
Class Length: Unlimited

Digital Art PD class is designed to assist high school students or students 14 years old and upon developing their portfolio pieces for competitions and college submissions. In order to help students in a more efficient way, Digital Art PD students are allowed to take unlimited classes a week to accompany their busy academic schedule. Each Digital Art PD student will work on their individual projects based on their concentration and interests.

DIGITAl Drawing/ painting technique

Age Group: 9+ Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours

Digital Painting is a technique that is used amongst professional artists in illustration, animation, concept art, etc. Though many of the painting principles transfer over to digital painting, a lot of the techniques and processes do not. The objective of the class/course/workshop is to learn how to use digital tools to efficiently approach painting, while upholding the principles of fundamental painting. In this class students will be creating projects from various focuses including animal painting, portrait painting, landscape painting and still life painting.

Manga/ Comic

Age Group: 11+ Years Old
Class Length: 2 hours

Manga and Comic Books have become a staple in young people’s literary consumption and they continue to become more sophisticated not only in art but in storytelling as well. Many modern comics like March are now considered literary works of art in the same vein as classic novels like to Kill a Mockingbird. This gives us an opportunity to use the popularity of comics and manga to introduce many students to the fundamentals of drawing and to unlock their hidden passion for visual storytelling.

atelier

Atelier Class 

Atelier class

Age Group: 11 – Adult
Class Length: 1.5 hours

CalColor Atelier is a branch art program focused on teaching traditional art techniques modeled after the French Academies of the 19th century. Our mission is to teach students the language and science of drawing & painting, and to prepare students with strong essential foundations. We strive to enable students to utilize the techniques they’ve learned, in order for them to convey any artistic vision they wish to achieve.

  • Historically-proven techniques and level systems

  • Gain solid foundations of drawing and develop good independent drawing habits
  • Progress level by level to produce professional quality drawings and paintings

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