You may have experienced or heard of the fun had at adult painting sessions offered by Merlot & Van Gogh art studio, where participants can bring a friend, a bottle of wine and snacks, and the whole room paints a particular image with a skilled artist on hand to explain each step. But Merlot & Van Gogh now also offers an after school art program for children called Masterpiece Makers.
After School Art Program
Masterpiece Makers is a creative option for after school care, nurturing children’s artistic abilities while teaching the elements of design in fun, colorful ways. Each after-school art session is from 3:30-5:00 p.m., one day a week for five weeks, culminating with an art show for family and friends. Session One lasts from September 4, 2012 through the week of October 8th; while Session Two begins the week of October 8, 2012 and lasts through the week of November 9th.
Ages 5 to 8 will enjoy “Messy Mondays,” here students will explore different methods of creative expression, painting “outside the lines” as they learn about different mediums and techniques. Children ages 9 to 14 can choose from “Time Travelers,” “Wildlife Wednesdays,” “3-D Thursdays” and “Fashion Fridays.” On Tuesdays, students of “Time Travelers” will learn about different artists’ styles from different time periods, creating a variety of related mixed-media art projects. “We learned about Jackson Pollack, who was a famous arter,” said Sophie, age 5.
Read more on page 112 in the Sept Issue of FW Magazine