Welcome back, everyone!
After a year of virtual-only classes and a quiet classroom, it feels great to welcome students back into our shop for private classes and summer camps. Safety is still of upmost concern, so we are limiting our spring classes to four students at a time, and while you're here, masks must be worn at all times. Summer camps will be limited to eight students per group, and there will be ample time spent outside making art in the sunshine.
About our Private Classes
For adults and young people of ages twelve and up, we offer a range of learning opportunities. From Drawing 101 and Digital Illustration to Silk Painting and Calligraphy, we hope you'll join us and have some fun while expanding your skill set.
Scheduling of private classes is up to you. Once you find a class you'd like to take, sign-up online by paying the registration fee. Then look out for an email from us with further instructions. We'll ask you for dates and times that work for you. We'll present those to the teacher of the class. And then we'll get back to you once we've found a time that works for everyone.
You are welcome to take a class solo or with up to three friends / family members. Our private classes have the same registration fee whether there are one or four students attending. Private classes also have a per-person materials fee that can be paid on the first day of class.
About our Summer Camps
For ages 12-15, we call our summer camps "Art Camps for Promising Young Artists" because we love to support the creative development of students who have a keen interest in visual arts. Whether your child is passionate about a particular medium or interested in learning all kinds of art-making methods, we will encourage their growth as a creative, young person.
Camps feature lessons in drawing, painting, three-dimensional design, graphic design, illustration, calligraphy, composition, color theory, creative journaling, and visual story-telling. Our students will learn from some of Athens, Georgia's finest local artists, and we'll offer a bounty of supplies for them to try (plus they're welcome to bring their own supplies if desired). The vibe will be encouraging and supportive with lots of inspirational prompts.
Throughout the week there will be free time for games and reading, and the students will work both in small groups and solo. To make sure everyone gets their Vitamin D, we'll take the class to the North Lawn of UGA for plein air sketching each chance we get. Each week will culminate in the making of one "final piece" that we hope will incorporate several key takeaways from the camp. If your child would like, we will display their work in our online gallery.