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Drawing & Painting for Teens in Almaden Valley

Leonardo da Vinci's Self-Portrait

Line drawing in sanguine by Leonardo da Vinci

Drawing & Painting for Teens is focused on developing specific skills in representational drawing and painting. Participants will learn through teacher demonstrations, individual instruction, and class critiques.

You will get to choose from acrylic paints, water-soluble oils, and drawing instruments and materials. Each student will also use his or her own choice of subject-matter photos, pictures, etc. to use for inspiration.

You will gain confidence to take on greater challenges in painting or drawing, so you can go on to produce great works of art!

The class is for teens ages 13-18. All levels of experience are welcome. The instructor is Nancy Franck.

Drawing & Painting for Teens is at Almaden Community Center in AL Room 3. Class will be held every Thursday, from 4:30-6:00pm, beginning November 16, 2010 and ending December 21, 2010 (6 meetings). The price is $88 per participant. Register online.

Summer 2010 Art Camp at Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery in Almaden Valley

[photo: lord of the light art studio & gallery] Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery (Yelp Listing) teaches students the fundamentals of fine art. The studio has a unique curriculum that is designed to bring out and develop a student’s imagination and creativity.

The Summer Art Camp is a two-week, fun-filled learning experience that includes art history, color theory, origami, animation, and much more. Students also learn pencil drawing skills and how to use medias such as oil pastel, soft pastel, charcoal, and watercolor.

Summer Art Camp will help your child experience new freedom and give your child a new love for art. The camp is for kids in 1st – 7th grade.

The tuition is $260 per student, per session. Fifteen percent of all tuition collected for the 2010 Summer Art Camp will be donated to each of the San Jose Unified School District schools the students are attending.

You have three Summer Art Camp sessions to choose from:

Session 1: Animal Drawing, Animation & Self-Portrait
Dates: June 7-18, 2010, 1:00-2:30pm
Art History: Leonardo Da Vinci
Origami Art: Flower
Art Show: Friday, June 18, 2010, 1:00-2:30pm

Session 2: Horse Drawing, Animation & Still Life Art
Dates: July 5-16, 2010, 1:00-2:30pm
Art History: Georgia O’Keeffe
Origami Art: Balloon
Art Show: Friday, July 16, 2010, 1:00-2:30pm

Session 3: Flower Drawing, Animation & Abstract Art
Dates: August 2-13, 2010, 1:00-2:30pm
Art History: Georgia O’Keeffe
Origami Art: Balloon
Art Show: Friday, August 14, 2010, 1:00-2:30pm

You can register your child at the Lord of the Light Art Studio & Gallery located in the Old Almaden Plaza next to Sonoma Chicken Coop in Almaden Valley or call the studio at 408-997-3112.

Art Classes for Children at Cindy Art Studio – Summer 2010

{Photo: Cindy Art Studio}In addition to its regular weekly art classes, Cindy Art Studio is offering special week-long Summer Art Classes for children ages 4 and older.

You can choose from a variety of art mediums that interest your child, including: pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, polymer clay, rock painting, sand art, scratching art, and wood burning.

Summer Art Classes are at Cindy Art Studio, near the corner of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill. There are nine week-long Summer classes to choose from. The classes begin June 15, 2010 and end August 13, 2010. Class is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00pm or 5:00 – 6:30pm.

Price is $100 per student per week, including all art supplies. Enroll now!

Camp Galileo at Almaden Country School

Camp GalileoCamp Galileo is a summer day camp that inspires kids to imagine new ideas, collaborate with peers, and express themselves creatively. Kids enjoy art, science, and outdoor programming every day, all wrapped in fun camp traditions and delivered by highly enthusiastic staff. Camp Galileo is for pre-kinders through 5th graders.

As the week progresses, activities become more sophisticated and culminate toward a project. The hands-on curriculum is developed in partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation, de Young Museum, and Klutz. Themes for 2010 include the following:

  • Adventures in Flight & Egyptian Art
  • Amusement Park Engineers & Medieval Art
  • Mission to the Moon & Psychedelic ’60s
  • Ocean Expeditions

The camp is being held at Almaden Country School, June 21 through August 6, 2010. Camp is Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm or 9am to 3pm. Extended care is offered from 8–9am and 3–5:30pm. More…

Art Adventures for children ages 2-5

Art Adventures for children ages 2-5 at Almaden Community Center. Every Monday from 1/25/2010 – 3/22/2010. More: http://bit.ly/8vG6xw.