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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.

Fun add-ons to the classes above

Elective Classes

Book Illustration

AGE GROUP: 8-10 YEARS OLD
CLASS LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS

Book Illustration allows students to free their creativity through stories and express themselves using visual language. The class will cover all the essential elements in children’s book art, including character design, storytelling, flow and rhythm in composition, the process of book making and color theory. By the end of the quarter, each student will come out with a unique story that create by themselves!

Drawing Technique Foundation

AGE GROUP: 8-10 YEARS OLD
CLASS LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS

Drawing Technique Foundation class is an academic training class focused on drawing skills and techniques designed for 8-10 years old students. It is a technique supplemental course for our core program, the Art Foundation class. This program systemically introduces the knowledge of art elements and principles in drawing, and the skills and techniques of actively and purposefully using them in their art. Because drawing is the most fundamental skill for visual art study, this class will efficiently cultivate and improve the students’ abilities of visual cognition, observation, space imagination, and hand-eye coordination.

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