Classes Grades 6-8

Saturday School classes for middle school students

Young artists who attend Saturday School are immersed in what they love most. They are focused and determined, and tell us they want to “become better artists.”

Studio and design classes for middle school artists introduce techniques to expand their existing skills and develop their abilities to imagine, plan, make, build, and complete individual projects. Saturday School lessons introduce new ways of thinking and making that give young artists the tools they need to bring their ideas to life.

Saturday School spring semester

  • Dates: Saturdays, February 25–April 15, 2017
  • Times: 1–4 p.m.

Spring semester classes (grades 6–8)

Graphic Smarts

Students will learn how artists and designers merge fine arts methods with modern tools and technology to create dynamic images and objects. Lessons will cover hand-to-digital drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture using state-of-the-art tools and technologies. Class sessions are held in various Herron studios and Mac labs. Graphic arts projects will include logos derived from personal inspiration, which then is interpreted into Gifs, posters, and fabricated objects.

Curriculum covers: idea generating, experimentation, visual and verbal communication, spatial thinking and making, leadership, community, and cultural arts appreciation.

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Drawing and Illustration—Color, Depth, and Detail

Improve your drawing skills by learning new techniques that add impact and greater meaning to your artwork. Instructor demonstrations show you “how,” and you’ll have an entire class period to experiment with and refine the new methods and materials you are learning.

At the end of the semester you will have a finished work of art that expresses your ideas and intentions in color, depth, and detail.

Curriculum covers: idea generating, experimentation, expression of ideas through visual communication, leadership, community, and cultural arts appreciation.

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Tuition and scholarships

Tuition is $190 per class and includes all materials. Scholarships are available for students who qualify. A teacher’s recommendation is required.

Enrollment begins December 1, 2016