Young Master Artists Program
School Year Art Program
Symbolism and Modern Art
Drawing and Painting Studies 2019-20

Students will understand the elements of art as they become familiar with the principles of Symbolism.  This style was both an artistic and literary movement that suggested ideas through symbols and emphasized the meaning behind the forms, lines, shapes and colors.

Symbolism can also be seen at the forefront of Modernism, in that it developed new and often abstract means to express psychological truth and the idea that behind the physical world lay a spiritual reality. Students will take their cue from Jewish artist Marc Chagall as they work on a collection of painting and drawings. They will learn to take the ineffable, such as dreams and visions, and give it form just as Chagall did with his dreamy figures floating over Jewish towns and iconic architecture.

Areas of Work and Additions to the Lessons:

  • Painting with acrylics on canvas.

  • Drawing Techniques while utilizing pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolors.

  • Sculpture, paper pulp and wire.

  • 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.  $50 Registration Fee (Covers Professional Portfolio)  Materials are included.

New Rate Beginning January 2020: 

  • $125 per month.  $60 Registration Fee (Covers Professional Portfolio) Materials are included.

Tuition Private Classes

  • $160 per month.  $60 Registration Fee (Covers Professional Portfolio)  Materials are included.

  • Monday            4:30 - 6:30pm        5 to 12 year olds

  • Tuesday           4:30 - 6:30pm        5 to 12 year olds

  • Wednesday      5:00 - 7:00pm        5 to 12 year olds

  • Thursday          5:30 - 7:30pm       5 to 12 year olds

  • Saturday          10:00 - 12:00pm    10 to 17 yr olds

  • Saturday          1:00 - 3:00pm        8 to 12 year olds 

  • Saturday          3:00 - 5:00pm        5 to 12 year olds

This class is 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 2019-20

 

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.  $50 Registration Fee (Covers Professional Portfolio)  Materials are included.

New Rate Beginning January 2020: 

  • $125 per month.  $60 Registration Fee (Covers Professional Portfolio) Materials are included.

Tuition Private Classes

  • $160 per month.  $60 Registration Fee (Covers Professional Portfolio)  Materials are included.

  • Monday            4:30 - 6:30pm        10 to 17 year olds

  • Tuesday           4:30 - 6:30pm        5 to 10 year olds

  • Wednesday      4:30 - 6:30pm        10 to 17 year olds

  • Thursday         4:30 - 6:30pm        10 to 17 year olds

  • Saturday          10:00 - 12:00pm     10 to 17 year olds

  • Saturday          1:00 - 3:00pm         4 to 6 year olds

  • Saturday ​         3:00 - 5:00pm         6 to 10 year olds

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.