Classes for all interests

Mixed Media

We moved into our spacious expanded studio at Waverly in June 2020 and we have plenty of room to spread way out and social distance.  Classes in the Fall will continue to be very small and intimate, with extensive Covid19 safety measures in place.

During the school year from early September through mid June, we offer convenient classes for all ages and interests!

Classes are broken out by age group.  Mixed Media Art Classes include painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, collage & more!  Also check out our Pottery Classes in our spacious new adjoining Pottery Studio!

Pottery & Ceramics - for Kids + Adults

Pottery classes are a great opportunity for older children and adults to explore the mess, the joy, and the challenges of working with clay. No picking pre-made pottery off a shelf to paint here! Each artist experiences the entire process of sculpting, beginning with wet clay and ending with kiln fired ceramic pieces!

They will absorb fun factoids about kiln temperatures, the history of pottery making and practice rolling coils, building slabs, & creating textures & unique surface patterns.  Ages: 6-14, and adult classes too!

Fine Art Classes in South Charlotte

INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM

Rooted in fine art principles, fused with contemporary trends, & slathered in your child’s individual expression – you’ll want to drive straight to the frame shop!

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

Each week we dabble in a different media using only the finest materials. We prefer oil pastels, liquid watercolors, & heavyweight paper!  Crayons just aren’t our thing.

LOW TEACHER:STUDENT RATIO

Children feel encouraged and challenged as we strive to maintain a ratio of 1:8. There are at least two teachers in classes and camps, regardless of how small the group is.

IT'S YOUR CHILD'S ART!

Each child creates their own project without the meddling pencil strokes of a teacher.  It’s amazing what they can do with a little guidance and enthusiasm!

PARENT HANDOUTS

So parents can know what their child is learning, at the end of each class, they receive an info sheet highlighting the project inspiration, methods, and key learning objectives.

YEAR ROUND SESSIONS

6 week class sessions are offered during the entire school year, from Sept – June!  This gives parents great flexibility to work them into their child’s other activities!

TRIAL CLASSES

Curious parents don’t have to wonder if their child will enjoy a class!  All new students can enjoy a free trial class!

 

CONVENIENT MAKE-UPS

Parents can call or email the studio in advance of a missed class and take advantage of a flexible make-up class policy any time!

CLASS TOPICS

Mixed media classes include painting, drawing, sculpture, chalk pastel, oil pastels, print making & more!  Variety is the spice of life!