Celebrating Over 25 Years of Outstanding Art Education
These classes are designed for children ages 5-8.
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 5 to 8 year olds advance into acrylic painting, refining their picture-making skills and exploring painting techniques.
As students learn the concepts of design and color theory, we continue to develop their drawing skills. As they progress, the class introduces them to painting.
Through our innovative methods, we prepare our youngest students for the advanced drawing, watercolor and oil paintings that they will create when they are older. With faithful attendance, many of our young students advance into drawing and painting classes reserved for 9 to 13 year old students as early as age seven.
In this summer camp section we advertise workshops for teens and young adults by local artists we dearly admire. They stand with dedication to pass on traditional methods in practical ways to the next generation of Minnesota painters. Many of the students who join these camps find that their skills progress very quickly because of the steady routine a daily workshop offers.
Attendees will receive individual instruction and work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment. Student to teacher ratio is always low to ensure a successful learning experience.
All camps are open to both new and continuing students. The course description, date, time. and cost for each workshop is listed below.
We are excited to announce that we are now welcoming back our youngest students!
Choose one of these times when registering:
Mon 5:00pm-6:30pm Sat 10:30am-12:00pm
All participants will be asked to follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus following the CDC, Minnesota, and St. Paul guidelines. Guidelines have eased, but we still recommend wearing a mask within our building.
If you have any questions, please call us (651) 699-1573.
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.