Art Classes for Kids
Local artist Raymond Smith (from hobokengreetings.com) wants to pass this on to the readers:
I would like to tell you about two new art classes for young artists at the Hoboken Historical Museum on Saturday mornings.
The first session is ‘Art Explorers’, for ages 9-12 . The class is designed to connect children with visual art on a challenging and fun manner. Students will be using objects from the Museum’s collection and local resources to initiate discussion and inspire projects. Topics will include the study of Ancient Egypt, Impressionist painting and Creative Printmaking.
‘Art Explorers’ begins April 14, for six weeks, 10 AM-12 PM, ending May 19.
The second session is ‘Young Masters’, for ages 13-18. This class focuses on advanced drawing techniques and how it applies to oil painting, from an initial sketch to final artwork. Students will use objects from the Museum’s collection to develop finished projects, and each class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor, concluding with a class critique.
‘Young Masters’ begins May 26, for six weeks, 10 AM-12 PM, ending June 30.
Each class is $100, and includes necessary materials. If you compare these to similar classes in the metropolitan area, you’ll find it to be quite reasonably priced. Both classes are designed to increase a student’s vocabulary, critical thinking, knowledge of art history and, of course, artistic skills. I am especially interested in reaching kids who have a special interest in visual art, and those kids whose parents might be overlooking that interest. To register for either class, please call the Museum at 201-656-2240, extension 8.
My artwork and examples of previous students work can be seen online at www.raymondsmithart.com. I would appreciate it very much if you could help spread the word about this project.