MPA Art Classes for Kids

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Drawing Fundamentals: Spring Session

All skill levels welcome. Young artists will learn the basics of drawing in this new spring session, including elements of line, proportion, perspective, foreshortening, value and more. We will explore different drawing materials including pencil, charcoal, and ink as we hone our observation skills and learn principles of design and composition. Supplies fee is included, and all materials are provided. Instructor: Arthur Kwon Lee
8-12 years
5 lessons @ 2-hrs, $140/$125 MCC district residents
Register online: 6257.316                          Th, 4/28-5/26                          4:30-6:30 p.m.


 iPad Art Exploration

Children and their parents, grandparents or helpers are welcome, or children may attend by themselves. You are welcome to bring your own iPad or rent one during the class for $10. Both workshops are taught by Kristin Reiber Harris, an MPA exhibiting artist, animator, and media producer. Workshops can be taken alone or in conjunction with the other.
8-12 years

Curate Your Own Exhibit
Explore MPA’s current exhibits using iPad apps for animation. Through an interactive lesson that incorporates images and ideas from the contemporary art on the gallery walls, we will design our own exhibitions to share!
1 lesson @ 3 hrs, $40/$30 MCC district residents
6501.416         Sa, 7/9              1-4 p.m.

Create Your Own Art and Exhibition
This workshop will focus more on the creation of original artwork. Inspired by MPA’s current exhibit, participants will use iPad apps to create their own original art and animation. Using a variety of apps, you will curate a show of the art you just created to share with others!
1 lesson @ 3 hrs, $40/$30 MCC district residents
6502.416         Sa, 7/23                        1-4 p.m.

To The Drawing Board!

Students will learn and practice the fundamentals of drawing in this short course. It is meant to be a fun and dynamic skill-building class to hone observational skills and drawing techniques. We will cover the fundamentals of drawing through different exercises and venture into different mediums such as charcoal and pastels. Weather permitting, we will even practice drawing outside! Students are encouraged to bring a sketchbook to class and use to practice outside of class. Instructor: TBA
Materials fee $15 due to instructor on first day of class made out to McLean Project for the Arts.
9-12 years
5 lessons @ 2 hours, $125/115 MCC district residents
Register online: 6252.416           Th, 6/30 -7/28                4:30-6:30 pm

See also: Young Rembrandts® Cartooning

Students learn and develop their ability to draw cartoon imagery, including action, irony and emotional expression of characters. Young Rembrandts uses stepwise instruction to encourage students to create their own independent versions of its cartoon lessons, with animated characters in humorous settings. The curriculum is varied and challenging, with new, engaging cartooning lessons every week, and every session. The goal is to provide students with a fun introduction to cartooning techniques such as exaggeration, caricature and personification, to make playful art of their own.
6-12 years
6 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $150/$135 MCC district residents
Register online: 6251.416           Tu, 7/12-8/16                 4:30–6 pm

See also: MPA Summer Camps


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