✪ ART CLASSES ✪

At the Hootenanny Art Annex we see the child as competent and capable and we believe that learning is social and collaborative. The art studio is a space where children come to create, explore, and experience themselves through art. We value open ended materials and take an approach that values the creative process over a uniform product. No two artworks look the same here just as no two children are the same! In our younger kids classes adults are encouraged to support their children by helping them achieve their goals rather than by doing the work for them. With this belief in the capability of children we are helping them to become resilient, lifelong creative thinkers! This belief in each child's unique expression carries over into our older kids classes, where we delve into specific crafts and skills such as textiles, drawing, and photography.

 
 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Stop, Collaborate & Listen with Hannah

Ages 0 mos - Adult

New Family $305
Returning Family $295
Sibling $200

 

Stop Collaborate & Listen is a cross-generational, all ages, collaborative class for children and the grown-ups who care for them. Each family will collaborate on a large abstract canvas with a range of fun tools and techniques, adding layers so that you have your very own masterpiece to take home by the end of the session. Additional weekly projects geared towards collaboration will be available to keep you inspired. Work as a team, connect and share ideas while you communicate through your art! This class is a very special and magical bonding experience. 


Toddler Art Play with Hannah, Melina or Kim

Ages 18 months - 3 years

New Family $305
Returning Family $295
Sibling $200

Toddler Art Play provides an open ended art experience where walking toddlers ages 15 months through 3-years-old are invited to engage in artful play at their own pace. Creative prompts are set up as stations around the room where children are free to roam from one activity to another, encouraging exploration and fun with art making! The teacher supports and facilitates these investigations in a nurturing environment. Toddler Art Play is a hands-on sensory art class that supports fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. We use paints and doughs, play with water beads and kinetic sand, squish colorful shaving cream, pop painted bubble wrap, paint murals, mix up flower play potions, explore “creative tables”, work with color, line and form, light and shadow, and work both collaboratively and independently. Toddler Art Play is a magical mix of art, play, and socialization.


Make and Explore: Everything but the Kitchen Sink with Hannah

Ages 2-4

New Family $305
Returning Family $295
Sibling $200

Each Make & Explore class begins with a seated, guided project followed by open-ended exploration of collaborative, observational, and sensory art. It is called “Make & Explore” because that’s exactly what we do! This is a transitional art class for young children who are advancing from the purely exploratory nature of Toddler Art Play to a more structured class environment in which they are learning to listen to instruction and investigate a new skill. Make & Explore classes contain building blocks to creativity: self-confidence, original thinking and problem solving, exposure to materials, respect, and permission to imagine and to think in new ways. 

Our Fall session of Make & Explore: Everything But The Sink celebrates the union of traditional art materials with items commonly found in the kitchen pantry. We will use materials as varied as baking soda, lemons, ice, vegetable oil, cornstarch, sugar cubes and dishsoap to create stunning one-of-a-kind works of art. Everything But The Sink is a process art-oriented class with results which you will want to frame up on the fridge!


Move to the beat of your heART! with Kim

Ages 2-4

New Family $305
Returning Family $295
Sibling $200

LDoes your little one love to wiggle and jiggle? This class will encourage your child to explore movement and make art through their senses. We will explore art from different perspectives, angles and senses. Parents and caregivers will assist in their child's exploration, working in pairs and tracing the body as it rotates or manipulating arms as we draw for each other.  Kids will use their whole body to create spirograph art, paint with their feet and limbs and even upside down! This exploratory class will allow your child to make art with their whole body, not merely their finger tips. Materials will change from project to project and we will definitely get messy!


Print & Play with Recycled Materials with Melina

Ages 2-4

New Family $305
Returning Family $295
Sibling $200

This class combines demonstrations, guided investigations, and child-led exploration of materials and techniques to create images through printing. Printmaking is a process that celebrates surprises and discovery. By trying out various techniques such as monoprints, stamping, and collagraphs, children will play with repetition and transferring images to open up new possibilities in art making. We will embrace the unexpected, work and rework images, and make art individually and as a group! Children will learn new skills and combine them with drawing, painting, and gluing to create rich and layered works of art

In our Fall Session of Print & Play we will use all kinds of recycled materials.


Creative Table with Hannah

Pre-K - Kindergarten

New Family $370
Returning Family $360
Sibling $250

With each Creative Table class the work surface is composed as a “tablescape” of intriguing materials set up in an aesthetically inviting manner with materials chosen intentionally as creative prompts. With guidance and instruction on how to use tools and materials, students are tasked with finding ways to create with what they find. This class combines art making with imaginative play while using both traditional and unexpected materials. Picture for example a moss-covered work surface arranged with wood blocks, acorns, twigs, hammers, clay and a rainbow of paint colors. What might your child create? What conversations might be overheard as they compose a fairy house or a rock garden? Each week features a unique tablescape. Working side by side will foster collaboration and dialogue. The mixed media open-ended nature of this class leads to limitless possibilities for creative decision making both in 2-D and 3-D arts. This after school session also includes time for studies of underrepresented artists and art journaling.


Treasures & Collections with Hannah

Kindergarten - 1st grade

New Family $370
Returning Family $360
Sibling $250

 

Treasures & Collections is a dream class for children who love to collect, sort, and scurry away special trinkets and materials. We will learn about the role of the miniature throughout art history and develop our own ideas about how these intriguing objects represent our dreams, feelings, and imaginations. We will use textiles, colored sand, painted seashells and rocks, tincture bottles and more to tell stories and create treasure chests, shadow boxes, play potions, and messages in bottles. In addition to our weekly projects we will learn about underrepresented artists and have time for art journaling.


Whirligigs with Hannah

 Grades 2 & 3

New Family $370
Returning Family $360
Sibling $250

A whirligig is an object that spins or whirls, such as a falling maple seed or a pinwheel. Whirligigs is a class devoted to mobiles and hanging art. We will create whimsical pieces composed of materials from nature, hand-dyed beads and hand-made charms. Some of our mobiles will have an auditory component while others will touch upon the kinetic properties and art historical relevance of suspended art. In addition to our weekly projects we will learn about underrepresented artists and have time for art journaling.


Textiles: Pattern Your Life! with Kim

Grades 4-5

New Family $390
Returning Family $380
Sibling $250

Explore pattern and printmaking through textiles. During this Fall course, your child will delve into textiles through traditional and contemporary techniques. Students will create unique pieces while learning new skills including printmaking, marbling and weaving. Some of the unique pieces we will focus on will include creating personal block printing stamps, learning Japanese dying techniques like Aarashi Shibori and Tie Dye, Weaving and Designing, and Constructing our own costumes. Art is not just paper and paint, it's emotional, tactile and full of passion. Students will have a chance to express themselves by creating individual and emotional pieces. 

 

Drawing Exploration with Pete

Grades 5-6

New Family $350
Returning Family $340
Sibling $250

Drawing is a beautiful, creative, and expressive means of seeing, understanding, and interacting with the world around us. It asks us to slow down and really look at what we find beautiful or intriguing and have a relationship with what's in front of us.
In this class Pete will invite every participant to take their own personal journey as we exploring gesture, composition, and perspective. We'll talk about what we see and how to individually capture it with our own unique vision, whether it be still life, figure and portrait, cityscapes or landscapes. The world is waiting to be explored on pencil and paper!


The ART of Phone Photography with Aria

Grades 6-8

New Family $350
Returning Family $340
Sibling $250

Most of our kids have a world class camera in their pockets but haven't learned to look at the world through a lens. In this class kids will use their phones as an active tool instead of a passive distraction. We will cover lessons in framing, exposure, and depth of field. We will discuss and experiment with the impact of  black and white vs color photography and delve into creating themes and visual stories with our images. Emphasis will be placed on collaboration and communication, encouraging kids to be creative and think deeply about the power of images. Extra camera phones are available by request if students don't have their own. 


Making MiniComics with Tom

Grades 6-8

New Family $370
Returning Family $340
Sibling $250

Students will be guided through the process of creating self published minicomic booklets to share with friends and family. Along the way, we'll explore the basics of character drawing, ink rendering, visual storytelling, and more.