Think Like the Masters
School Year Art Program for Kids
Watercolor & Color Theory Painting
Drawing and Painting Studies 2020-21

Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, and has been used for manuscript illustration since at least Egyptian times but especially in the European Middle Ages.  It became popular in the United States during the 19th century and practiced by artists such John James Audubon

 

Students will explore, discover, problem solve, create and enjoy as they learn color theory, blend watercolor painting and calligraphy, work on landscape, florals and outdoor painting (plein-aire) plus be inspire by the techniques of Watercolor Painters. 

Areas of Work and Objectives:

  • Painting with watercolors on paper.

  • Understanding of Color Theory, Values and Tones

  • Become familiar with the works of James Audubon, Frank Stella, Romero Britto, Yayoi Kusama and others.

Course Outline

Workshop Duration:  9-Month Workshop running from September to May, with a duration of 2 hours per class.  Students attend once weekly.  Each monthly project is independent of each other, so students can start at any time during the year. 

Tuition Group Classes

  • $110 per month.  Materials are included.

New Rate Beginning January 2021: 

  • $125 per month.  Materials are included.

  • Monday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm 5 to 12 yr olds.  Virtual Art Class

  • Saturday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio  Art Class

Pop Art Painting and the Masters
Drawing and Painting Studies 2020-21

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the UK and the United States during the late 1940s to the mid- to late-1950s.  The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertisingcomic books and mundane mass-produced cultural objects.  One of its aims is to use images of popular culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any culture, most often through the use of irony

 

This class will cover the artwork of several leading Pop Art Masters from Richard Hamilton, Yayoi Kusuma and Kaws.  Students will work mostly on canvas with acrylics but might have the opportunity to explore some sculpture assemblage work.    

Areas of Work and Objectives:

  • Painting with acrylics on canvas.

  • Understanding of Color Theory, Values and Tones

  • Become familiar with the works of  Frank Stella, Romero Britto, Robert Indiana and others.

Course Outline

Workshop Duration:  9-Month Workshop running from September to May, with a duration of 2 hours per class.  Students attend once weekly.  Each monthly project is independent of each other, so students can start at any time during the year. 

Tuition Group Classes

  • $110 per month.  Materials are included.

New Rate Beginning January 2021: 

  • $125 per month.  Materials are included.

  • Monday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, 8 to 14 yr olds, Studio Art Class

  • Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Virtual Art Class

  • Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Saturday from 10am to 12pm, 12 to 17 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Saturday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio  Art Class

These classes are taught by professional artist, Raquel Hinojosa, who has over 30 years art experience in painting, drawing and art history.   Raquel studied art at UT Austin and has worked in the art field for over 20 years beginning at the Harry Ramson Center & Huntington Gallery (UT), IMAS in the Outreach Dept. and as Exhibits Director and has promoted regional artists while managing two art galleries as well as serves over 1500 students yearly, throughout the valley with art education.

Geometric Abstraction
Drawing and Painting Studies 2020-21

 

Geometric abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms sometimes, though not always, placed in non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. Students will work with pencil techniques as they create Geometric works of art inspired by master artists like Picasso, Braque and Spanish artist Miguel Angel Belinchon.

Areas of Work and Additions to the Lessons:

  • Drawing Techniques while utilizing pencils, graphite, charcoals.

  • New Library Sketchbook Project.  Option to Participate in the Sketchbook Project (one time fee of $50) Sketchbook is submitted and cataloged at the Brooklyn Art Library.

Course Outline

Workshop Duration:  9-Month Workshop running from September to May, with a duration of 2 hours per class.  Students attend once weekly.  Each monthly project is independent of each other, so students can start at any time during the year. 

Tuition Group Classes

  • $110 per month.  Materials are included.

New Rate Beginning January 2021: 

  • $125 per month.  Materials are included.

  • Monday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 8 to 14 yr olds, Studio Art Class

  • Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Saturday from 10am to 12pm, 12 to 17 yr olds.  Studio Art Class

  • Saturday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, 5 to 12 yr olds.  Studio  Art Class

Art as Therapy Art Class
Kids ages 6 - 12

"In the Studio" Art Activities

Youth can often find non-verbal expressions the only outlet to their intense feelings of fear, isolation, sadness, anger and loss.  Art as Therapy can help kids build resilience and move beyond life's hurdles, promotes self-awareness, improves self-esteem and competence, develops and coping and control skills, and leads to stronger future.  The Art as Therapy program will present young students with opportunities to express concepts that they may not be able to articulate.  Students keep a journal which includes expressive drawing and writing.

Tuition: $125 a month, $60 yearly Registration.  Classes meet once a week for two hours.

  • Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm 

New Library Sketchbook Project.  Option to Participate in the Sketchbook Project (one time fee of $50) Sketchbook is submitted and cataloged at the Brooklyn Art Library.