young artist

courses K - 8

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OAC offers unique young artists experiences and instruction. Our progressive courses are designed to develop students’ creative thinking and problem-solving skills; as well as their artistic skill set. These after-school enrichment art programs offer each young artist a curatorial opportunity to display their artwork on the last day of class where family and friends are invited to attend. Not only does this give them the full artist experience - from conception to production and exhibition - but they have fun in the process! Each instructor will provide additional, specific information about these events during the course. 

 

Mondays

 

MAKING ART WITH GLASS FOR FAMILIES

Everyone is welcome! Supplies provided. Studio 2. Adults + Young Artists Ages 11+

February 25 – March 18 (4 sessions)
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$125/ea

Come and explore the exciting world of glass jewelry together in this family art class! In this class students will learn a number of different techniques while exploring various mediums to create unique and beautiful pieces of glass art! Projects will include a variety of glass jewelry pieces from earrings and necklace pendants, to square tiles, plates, sun-catchers and more! Supplies are provided. This class meets for 4 sessions.

Faculty: Jennifer Szalkowski

Tuesdays

 

EXPLORING CLAY

All supplies provided. Studio 3. Grades K – 2.

January 22 – March 12 (8 sessions)
4:00pm - 5:30pm
$185 

This exciting, hands-on class introduces students to the wonderful medium of clay pottery. Come learn a variety of hand-building techniques, such as pinch pots, slab building and coil projects. While new students will receive directed projects, returning and advanced students are encouraged to experiment as their skills evolve. All supplies are included. This class meets for 8 sessions.

Faculty: Susan Gallagher

CARTOONING: DRAWING WORDS + WRITING PICTURES

All supplies provided. Studio 2. Grades 3 – 5.

January 22 – March 12 (8 sessions)
4:00 – 5:30pm
$185 

This studio course for young, aspiring cartoonists is designed to introduce and develop a diverse set of skills around the eclectic genre of cartooning. In addition to studio work, lectures will introduce students to the nature and history of cartooning – with a specific focus on Cleveland’s influential cartooning professionals. By the end of this academic year, students who attend regularly will have produced a number of works – including a piece of Pop Art, a comic strip, a comic book/graphic novel, a zine and more. All supplies included. This class meets for 8 sessions.

Faculty: Josh Usmani

Wednesdays

 

POTTERY studio: intermediate to advanced

All supplies provided. Studio 3. Grades 6 - 10.

January 23 – March 13 (8 sessions)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
$185 

In this class students will be introduced to a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Students will learn to make coil pots, slab plates and mugs, pinch pots and wheel thrown vessels. This class will explore interesting and unique decorating techniques to create one-of-a-kind finished pieces. Students will be encouraged to experiment as their skills develop and evolve. All supplies are included. This class meets for 8 sessions. 

Faculty: Andrea Serafino

CARTOONING: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCE

All supplies provided. Studio 1. Grades 6 - 10.

January 23 – March 13 (8 sessions)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
$185 

This studio course for intermediate to advanced artists is designed to introduce and develop a diverse set of skills around this eclectic genre. In addition to studio work, lectures will introduce students to the nature and history of cartooning – with a specific focus on Cleveland’s influential cartooning professionals. By the end of this academic year, students who attend regularly will have produced a number of works – including a piece of Pop Art, a comic strip, a comic book/graphic novel, a zine and more. All supplies included. This class meets for 8 sessions.  

Faculty: Josh Usmani

Printmaking + Design

All supplies provided. Studio 2. Grades 6 - 10.

January 23 – March 13 (8 sessions)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
$185 

In this class, young artists will explore the techniques of monoprint and relief printmaking as well as alternative processes. Students will develop skills in layering, composition and design as they explore materials and techniques. Students will look at artworks by artists who use printmaking as a medium in their work and let themselves be inspired by what they see. Students will create a theme they can use throughout the course when creating images to print and will make a print journal containing all the prints and techniques they have discovered. All supplies included. This class meets for 8 sessions.

Faculty: Jennifer Leach

thursdays

 

ARTFUL EXPRESSIONS: DRAWING + PAINTING

All supplies provided. Studio 2. Grades K – 2.

January 24 – March 14 (8 sessions)
4:00pm - 5:30pm
$185 

This class will introduce young artists to the wonderful world of creative expression! Students will practice new drawing skills and techniques - including shape language, design and composition. Students will learn about the color wheel, mixing colors and different techniques of applying paint to create original, expressive works of art. All supplies included. This class meets for 8 sessions. 

Faculty: Jane Altshuler

CREATIVE CLAY STUDIO

All supplies provided. Studio 3. Grades 3 - 5

January 24 – March 14 (8 sessions)
4:00 – 5:30pm
$185 

Creative Clay Studio introduces students to creating three-dimensional artwork using clay. Through various projects and demonstrations, students will learn basic techniques like pinch pots, coiling and slab building. Class projects include coil pots, slab mugs, animal sculptures and more, but students will be encouraged to experiment as their skills develop and evolve. All supplies included. This class meets for 8 sessions. 

Faculty: Stephanie Miller-Davis