Basic Elements of Drawing and Design

Basic Elements of Drawing and Design for Ages 7-8


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"I have had a joy from which no one can rob me. Can you offer anything to that joy of an artist?"
-Mary Cassatt 1844-1926

In our Introductory Program, we concentrate on color, composition, and basic drawing. After students have gained an elementary understanding of design and color theory, we further develop their drawing skills and introduce them to painting.

First time students learn by illustrating a children’s book.  Students sketch ideas, improve their drawings, and color their illustrations to create a wonderful keepsake of their artistic beginnings.  Returning  7- to 8-year-olds advance into acrylic painting, refining their picture-making skills and exploring painting techniques.  All 7-8-year old students sign up for our Basic Elements of Drawing and Design, we place them in the appropriate classroom, Books or Painting.

Through our innovative method of teaching drawing, painting, and design to our youngest students we are best able to prepare them for the advanced drawing, watercolor and oil paintings that they will create when they are older. With faithful attendance, it is not unusual for our 7- to 8-year-old students to advance into drawing and painting exercises reserved for our 9 to 13 year old students as early as age seven.

Children showing their work

Ages 7-8 Artwork

Dinosaur by Sage Kelner, Age 7
State Fair Winner!
Sage Kelner, Age 7
Owl by Alyssa Wilhelm, Age 8
Alyssa Wilhelm, Age 8
State Fair Winner! Maggie Enestvedt, Age 7
State Fair Winner!
Maggie Enestvedt, Age 7

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