Registration for these classes is now CLOSED. 
We hope to resume these classes in September, please check back August 1st

Spring Classes Ages 5-8 

Calendar at a Glance

Register for classes below, or vary your search (across age range or by day, etc) here

All About Color

Ages 5-8
6 Mondays: 5/4-6/15 (excludes Memorial Day)
2:45-3:45
Cost: $165 (10% member discount available)

Explore the basics of color, value and composition while learning some fun ways to use watercolor, pastel, acrylic paint and more. The class is designed to build problem solving and expressive skills as well as reinforce any child’s natural creative tendencies. All materials and design concepts are presented in accordance with each child’s developmental level, creative interests, and any particular cognitive, social and emotional needs. 

Creative Arts

Ages 5-8
7 Tuesdays: 5/5-6/16
3:45-4:45 pm
Cost: $180 (member discount available

This class offers exposure to a variety of two and three-dimensional media with an age-appropriate balance of structure and exploration. Groups are designed to build problem-solving and expressive skills as well as reinforce any child’s natural creative tendencies. All materials and design concepts are presented in accordance with each child’s developmental level, creative interests, and any particular cognitive, social and emotional needs. 

Drawing with Clay

Ages 5-12
7 Tuesdays: 5/5-6/16
4:45-5:45 PM
Cost: $180 (member discount available) 

A great creative challenge for the artist who loves either clay or drawing. Clay will be our “paper” to draw images; we then develop that image into a relief sculpture by carving in and adding on in the third dimension. Pieces are then painted, creating mixed media masterpieces. It’s a really fun way to combine two distinct media, and create art pieces that POP! 

Graphic Novels

Ages 7-12
7 Wednesdays: 5/6-6/17
4:45-5:45 PM 
Cost: $180 (10% member discount available)

Combining character drawing and scene illustration, we’ll re-invent our favorite stories by adding our own twists. Through character and setting design, we’ll create our own worlds and the illustrations to go with them. Each student will have at least 5 illustrations for their own re-imagined story, and make a book to keep them in. Individual instruction will help young artists learn the fundamentals of building a drawing and developing a personal style. 

Clay Basics
(and Beyond!)

Ages 5 and up (really!)
7 Wednesdays: 5/6-6/17
3:45-4:45 PM 
Cost: $180 (member discount available) 

Clay is so fun to play with, but the basics are vital. Learn the building blocks of any good hand-built clay sculpture, beyond the “basic” pinch pot to slabs, coils, and how to create a stable piece. Included in this time slot are spaces for older or more advanced clay artists to make larger/more advanced pieces. At least one piece will be glazed, the rest hand painted. This class works for all ages, trust us!

Let’s Paint!

Ages 5-8
7 Wednesdays: 5/6-6/17
2:45-3:45 PM 
Cost: $180 (member discount available) 

This painting class explores watercolors and acrylic in dynamic ways, including color mixing, paint applications and interactions, layers and textures, with lots of options for experiments. We’ll then use these techniques to build paintings that incorporate composition and design elements in age appropriate ways. Artists will develop lots of experiments and a few final paintings. 

Sculpture

Ages 5-12
7 Wednesdays: 5/6-6/17
4:45-5:45 PM 
Cost: $180 (member discount available) 

This class emphasizes creative problem solving in sculpture, with a focus on design elements that enable imaginations to soar. Beginners will learn the basics of sculpture construction, while advanced artists can make finished products with a focus on formal design, structuring, and surfacing elements. There will be age-appropriate emphasis on planning and design. 

Drawing Your World

Ages 5-8
7 Wednesdays: 5/6-6/17
3:45-4:45 PM

Cost: $180 (member discount available)

Children’s drawings give insight into their passions and provide space for their creativity to grow. We dive into the drawing process explore its endless possibilities. We explore basic techniques that small ones can understand to look at composition, line, form and texture. Artists get a sketchbook for drawing studies and work on multi-week pieces. 

Saturday Drop-In

All Ages
10:30-12:30
Cost: $10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

Fun for everyone! School aged artists can be dropped off for the hour, small ones should plan to stay with an adult. Email us at programs@fyamelrose.org if you are bringing a child age 2-4 so we can better plan for you. Teens and adults also welcome!

 

Squares of aliens and pig

After School Drop-In

Ages 5-12
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:30
Cost: $10 cash/check on site
Members can purchase a 6 drop in passbook for $50

We are expanding our Saturday Drop In to Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each week’s make and take creative project will be posted on FB. Artists can arrive anytime between 3-3:30 and stay for one hour.