Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fall/Winter Classes

As the Blackfoot Art Center celebrates our spacious new classroom at Blackfoot's new community center, we are pleased to offer several popular art classes on an ongoing monthly basis. These include our children's painting and art exploration classes (now held during after-school hours); a preschool art exploration class, and art class/open studio times for homeschool groups and for adults:

Art is Fun! Ages 4-5
A preschool art class with unique, open-ended art exploration activities especially suited for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Mondays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Shark Art! Ages 5-12
A fun art exploration class for children K through 6th grade. This art class is included in The Center’s after-school SHARK program and is also open to non-SHARK participants depending upon space availability.
Tuesdays 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Homeschool Art Exploration! Ages 7 & up
A hands-on art exploration class. Students, ages 7 and up, will learn the basic elements of design through painting, drawing, collage, and other fine art forms, media, and techniques. There will be plenty of studio time to work on projects while enjoying the company of other homeschoolers! Tuesdays or Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
$30.00 Month

Let’s Paint! Ages 7-12
Children will explore painting techniques & media including tempera, watercolor, and acrylics.
Wednesdays 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Art Adventures! Ages 7-12
Exciting, hands-on art exploration where kids will experience a variety of art forms, media, and techniques - something different every week!
Thursdays 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Adult Art Class & Open Studio
An open art studio for just for adults. Explore color theory, learn to draw, share ideas, and interact with other local artists while experiencing a variety of exciting exercises, techniques, and art media. Class sessions are ongoing, so you may attend whenever and as often as you wish.
Thursdays 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$40.00/Month or $10.00 per class session

To register for a class, simply download the appropriate Registration Form by clicking on one of the links in the right side bar (just below Art Supplies, Books, and Magazines). Print and fill out the form, and mail or deliver with class fees to the Blackfoot Art Center at 146 S. Meridian St., Blackfoot, ID 83221 OR drop off at our classroom facility at The Center, 157 West Sexton in Blackfoot during after-school or class hours. By the way, you are welcome to come by for a tour of our new facility - come by during the above hours or give us a call first at 785-8022 or 785-0828.
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The artwork shown above is a papier mache' sculpture, Cartoon Giraffe, by Ashley, age 8.

Art Center Update - We've Moved!

SO SORRY for my long absence!

The trouble with teaching art classes during the summer months is I get so busy planning and teaching classes that I rarely have time to even turn on my computer, much less post regularly on my blogs! (Maybe I have bitten off more than I can chew?)

Our summer art classes were so successful, I had to split a few of them into two or more classes due to my very limited space. I was thrilled that so many kids wanted to take art classes, but because I could teach only four or five students at a time in tiny little classroom, I spent many more hours teaching the same classes two and three times each week.

Guess what? All of that has changed!

As of October 1st 2007, the Blackfoot Art Center has relocated to The Center, a new community and recreation center in downtown Blackfoot. Our new classroom is spacious and roomy, with plenty of table space and elbow room. It is well lit, and has an attached restroom, lots of storage space for supplies and ongoing projects, and plenty of wallspace to display student artwork.

If you live in the Blackfoot area and have taken art classes with us or would like to do so, it's time to get excited! You will love our new facility, and we are excited about offering it to you. More great news: class tuitions for all classes will remain the same. How do we do it??? Well, just never mind about that. You'll still be getting terrific, fun art classes for all ages (4 and up), with most or all supplies and materials included; and now at a beautiful, centrally located facility -- and class fees are just as affordable as ever. Wow!

Take a look at our most current art class offerings at any time by clicking the Current Class Schedule link in the right sidebar of this page - just below Art Supplies, Books, and Magazines. You can also download class registration materials and instructions by using the appropriate links. (These are pdf files, so you need Adobe Reader to download them.) By the way, I'll post our Fall/Winter class descriptions in my next post.

The Center is located at 157 West Sexton in Blackfoot, Idaho. Phone is 208-785-8022. The Blackfoot Art Center contact phone is 208-785-0828. Note: private and semi-private art lessons will still be available at our original location at 146 S. Meridian Street in Blackfoot.

The artwork above, Snapdragons with Lemon, is tempera on paper, painted by 8-year-old Eden in our "Let's Paint!" summer art class.