✪ ART CLASSES ✪

At the Hootenanny Art Annex we see the child as competent and capable and we believe that learning is social and collaborative. The art studio is a space where children come to create, explore, and experience themselves through art. We value open ended materials and take an approach that values the creative process over a uniform product. No two artworks look the same here just as no two children are the same! In our younger kids classes adults are encouraged to support their children by helping them achieve their goals rather than by doing the work for them. With this belief in the capability of children we are helping them to become resilient, lifelong creative thinkers! This belief in each child's unique expression carries over into our older kids classes, where we delve into specific crafts and skills such as textiles, drawing, and photography.

 
 

FALL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Toddler Art Play with Hannah or Kim

Ages 15 months - 3 years

New Family $310
Returning Family $300
Sibling $200

M, T, W, TH & F 11:15am-12pm

Toddler Art Play provides an open ended art experience where walking toddlers ages 15 months through 3-years-old are invited to engage in artful play at their own pace. Creative prompts are set up as stations around the room where children are free to roam from one activity to another, encouraging exploration and fun with art making! The teacher supports and facilitates these investigations in a nurturing environment. Toddler Art Play is a hands-on sensory art class that supports fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. We use paints and doughs, play with water beads and kinetic sand, squish colorful shaving cream, pop painted bubble wrap, paint murals, mix up flower play potions, explore “creative tables”, work with color, line and form, light and shadow, and work both collaboratively and independently. Toddler Art Play is a magical mix of art, play, and socialization.

 

Make and Explore: Evolving Canvas with Hannah

Ages 2-4

New Family $310
Returning Family $300
Sibling $200

M, T, W & F 10:00-10:45am

Using a variety of painting, printmaking & collage techniques we will create on-going canvasses that will evolve over the session with new layers added each week. By the end of the 10 weeks your child will have created a complex work of art and have new art vocabulary and skills to boot!

Each Make & Explore class begins with a seated, guided project followed by open-ended exploration of collaborative and sensory art. This is a transitional art class for young children who are advancing from the purely exploratory nature of Toddler Art Play to a more structured class environment in which they are learning to listen to instruction and investigate a new skill. Make & Explore classes contain building blocks to creativity: self-confidence, original thinking and problem solving, exposure to materials, respect, and permission to imagine!

 

Move to the beat of your HeART: Folklore & Fairytale with Kim

Ages 2-4

New Family $310
Returning Family $300
Sibling $200

Th 10:00-10:45am &
S 9:00-9:45am

In this semester of "Move to the beat of your heART", the folklore and fairytale edition, we will create works of art using imagination, stories of the impossible as inspiration! We will continue to make the classroom fluid as projects vary from places and positions in the room. Additionally, we will continue to experience how different materials, textures, senses and mediums can change our experiences. Projects will range from magical potions, wands, creatures and more! As always, be prepared to get a little messy as projects and materials will change from week to week. Caregivers are encouraged to help guide through the projects while letting our artists create!

 

Apothecary Art with Hannah

Pre-K - 1st grade

New Family $380
Returning Family $370
Sibling $250

Mon 3:15-4:45pm

Welcome to our magical apothecary art lab! In this class we will mix up potions, balms, and soaps - some real and some pretend. We will be using a variety of 2D & 3D art techniques, including drawing, sculpture, and printmaking, as well as plenty of flowers and herbs for our whimsical creations, which will include glitter “potion" calming jars, aromatherapy clay creations, Hapa Zome flower prints, cloches made of recycled materials, and more. Your nature-loving, pretend-play-obsessed, magic-intrigued, story-telling child will love this class!

 

Art in Wonderland: Playing with Scale with Hannah

K - 2nd grade

New Family $380
Returning Family $370
Sibling $250

Tue 3:15-4:45pm

“Scale" in art is when we make something bigger or smaller. We will be playing around with jumbo and tiny art in this class. We will use a variety of media to create artwork such as giant ink portraits, miniature drawings inside jewelry boxes, photocopy collage art, peephole theaters containing tiny handmade furniture, and much more. Alice in Wonderland has nothing on us!

 

Making MiniComics with Tom

Grades 5-8

New Family $355
Returning Family $345
Sibling $250

Sat 11am-12:30pm

Students will be guided through the process of creating self published minicomic booklets to share with friends and family. Along the way, we'll explore the basics of character drawing, ink rendering, visual storytelling, and more.

 

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Move to the Beat! Hooray for Summer with Kim

Ages 2-4

In our summer edition of Move to the beat of your heART, we will be creating delectable delicacy's that look good enough to eat! We will continue to make the classroom fluid as projects will vary from places and positions in the room. While also continuing to experience how different materials, textures, senses and mediums can change our experiences. Come and create yummy works of art! From paper pizza's to paper mache ice cream, we will really dive in and discover! As always, be prepared to get a little messy as projects and materials will change from week to week.

 

Make and Explore: Collage Art with Hannah

Ages 2-4

Your child will rip, snip and stick their way through this class with a variety of mixed media collage techniques! 

Each Make & Explore class begins with a seated, guided project followed by open-ended exploration of collaborative and sensory art. This is a transitional art class for young children who are advancing from the purely exploratory nature of Toddler Art Play to a more structured class environment in which they are learning to listen to instruction and investigate a new skill. Make & Explore classes contain building blocks to creativity: self-confidence, original thinking and problem solving, exposure to materials, respect, and permission to imagine!

 

Stuck Together with Melina

Ages 2-4

Using a variety of materials, from paper to salt dough to egg cartons and beads, we will work on unique mixed media collages and sculptures. We will look to artists and illustrators for inspiration as the children explore the many ways to assemble an image. Whether the result is abstract or representational, the process will be fun, engaging, and imaginative!

 

Storytelling Through Art! with Hannah

Pre-K - 1st grade

In this class we will explore a range of visual methods for telling our stories, including story stones, puppets, bookmaking, and shoebox theaters with different scenic backdrops. Documenting our words will be an important part of this class - verbal and visual storytelling elements will come together to help us tell our unique stories!

 

Making Imaginary Lands! with Hannah

K - 2nd grade

Imaginary Lands is a uniquely fantastical class that introduces children to the art of cartography, or mapmaking. In this class we will create fantasy maps of imaginary lands! Each week we will work on a different aspect of our map such as coastline, mountains, rivers and oceans, and lettering. We will use unexpected materials such as beans and dice to plan out our lands, and we will dabble in a range of media including pencil and charcoal, watercolor and acrylic, and collage. We will also learn about the history of Land Art, and make our own miniature versions!

 

Creative Table with Hannah

Pre-K - 1st grade

With each Creative Table class the work surface is composed as a “tablescape” of intriguing materials set up in an aesthetically inviting manner with materials chosen intentionally as creative prompts. With guidance and instruction on how to use tools and materials, students are tasked with finding ways to create with what they find. This class combines art making with imaginative play while using both traditional and unexpected materials. Picture for example a moss-covered work surface arranged with wood blocks, acorns, twigs, hammers, clay and a rainbow of paint colors. What might your child create? What conversations might be overheard as they compose a fairy house or a rock garden? Each week features a unique tablescape. Working side by side will foster collaboration and dialogue. The mixed media open-ended nature of this class leads to limitless possibilities for creative decision making both in 2-D and 3-D arts. This after school session also includes time for studies of underrepresented artists and art journaling.

 

Trade Secrets - The Artist Series! with Kim

Grades 3-6

For our Spring session, Trade Secrets, The Artist Series, will focus on creating works of art inspired by an artist, master or designer! We will start each class learning about an artistic movement, style or medium. We will focus on art history, modern art, design and fashion design. From that we will create projects and hand made pieces of art! From Calder's amazing mobiles to Gucci's embellished patches! Students will learn about a skill or trade as they create tactile pieces of art! 

 
 

Stop, Collaborate & Listen with Hannah

Ages 0 mos - Adult

Stop Collaborate & Listen is a cross-generational, all ages, collaborative class for children and the grown-ups who care for them. Each family will collaborate on a large abstract canvas with a range of fun tools and techniques, adding layers so that you have your very own masterpiece to take home by the end of the session. Additional weekly projects geared towards collaboration will be available to keep you inspired. Work as a team, connect and share ideas while you communicate through your art! This class is a very special and magical bonding experience. 

 

Art Annex Open Studio with Hannah


All ages

Join Hannah for Open Studio on Sunday from 3-5. You can drop in at any point during the 2 hours or stay for the whole time. This is an all-ages Open Studio for the whole family with children accompanied by their caregivers. For older children we will have craft projects including mobiles, mixed-media canvases and stick puppets, with access to our shelves of beautiful loose parts to stimulate the imagination! For the littles we will have artful play in our sensory table, playdoughs, painting, building on the light table, and more! All ages are welcome to explore and enjoy this creative downtime with their loved ones.

 

Amazing Animal Adventures with Melina

Ages 2-4

Lions and tigers and bears! Seahorses and unicorns and whales! What do they look like? Where do they live? We’ll create puppets, make paintings, build sculptures, make collages, make masks, and build homes for some of our favorite animals as well as animals we make up. This class is perfect for the animal loving creative.

 

Move to the beat of your heART - Everything Under the SEA! with Kim

Ages 2-4

Join us for the Spring addition of "Move to the beat of your heART, Everything under the SEA!", This session students will explore movement in art through their bodies, senses, materials and mediums. Parents and caregivers will assist in their child's exploration as we continue to work in pairs when needed to create movement works of art! Our little artists will create projects from wiggly jellyfish to ocean scenes where our own art fish can swim! This class is exploratory and will allow your child to look into how things move and how our bodies can make movement! Materials will change from project to project and we will definitely get messy! 

 

Make and Explore: Unconventional Canvas with Hannah

Ages 2-4

We will be painting up a storm this Spring during Make & Explore: Unconventional Canvas. We will move beyond paper to explore such dynamic surfaces as bubble wrap, sandpaper, cork, mirrors, blocks, and molded cardboard. “Unconventional canvases” influence the texture and color of our paintings and inspire the imagination with an emphasis on the experience of creating - with a visually rich product to boot! Your child will be introduced to fundamental painting concepts such as warm & cool colors, light & dark shades, color mixing, painting colors side-by-side, and also caring for our art materials.

Each Make & Explore class begins with a seated, guided project followed by open-ended exploration of collaborative and sensory art. This is a transitional art class for young children who are advancing from the purely exploratory nature of Toddler Art Play to a more structured class environment in which they are learning to listen to instruction and investigate a new skill. Make & Explore classes contain building blocks to creativity: self-confidence, original thinking and problem solving, exposure to materials, respect, and permission to imagine!

 

Trade Secrets! with Kim

Grades 3-6

Trade Secrets! is a class that will encourage student's to learn about artistic trades and skills as well as create individual hand made pieces of art. We will continue our journey from textiles and as we learn to make hand made paper, note books and sketch books. We will also continue our marbling adventures and dabble into new mediums. From felting to sewing to candling making and more! This class will show students that art is not just pictures on a wall! Art is tactile, exciting, spirited and creative!

 

Create Your Space! with Hannah

K - 2nd grade

Creating art for your bedroom or personal space is a super fun way to express who you are! In Create Your Space we look at different styles of interior design and create our own color and fabric swatches to make mood boards for our dream rooms. We will make watercolor pillows, create name art with wire, build picture frames, make wall hangings and mold pinch pots to hold our treasures. This after school session also includes time for art journaling, artist studies, observational work and exploration of the light table.

 

Handmade: From Scratch! with Hannah

Pre-K - 1st grade

In Handmade: From Scratch! we will explore the power of DIY to create our own art materials rather than having to buy them in a store! We will make our own paper, paints, dyes, and clay from scratch and then use them to create paintings, dyed fabric, wrapping paper, sculptures and perfume. In this class your child is encouraged to realize their competence and capability and the power of their own hands! This after school session also includes time for art journaling, artist studies, observational work and exploration of the light table.

 

Life Size: Growing Self-Portraits with Melina

Ages 2-4

How does your child see themselves right now? Over the course of this session, your child will create a life-size self-portrait! Each week we will focus on different part of the portrait (the face, clothes, heart, etc.) to create a layered work of art to take home at the end. Materials and techniques will vary from week to week, from painting to collage to printmaking and more.

 

Make and Explore: Nature Art with Hannah

Ages 2-4

Our Winter session of Make & Explore is all about Nature Art! It might be getting too cold to play in the park every day, but we’ll have fun bringing the outdoors in with Mother Nature as our muse. We will create artworks out of materials including snow, pinecones, evergreen branches, seashells, bark and sand! We’ll make our own watercolors from flower petals, use nature brushes to create textured paintings, learn about mandalas using clay and flowers, create spin art on pressed leaves and even have fun mixing up flower potions!

Each Make & Explore class begins with a seated, guided project followed by open-ended exploration of collaborative and sensory art. This is a transitional art class for young children who are advancing from the purely exploratory nature of Toddler Art Play to a more structured class environment in which they are learning to listen to instruction and investigate a new skill. Make & Explore classes contain building blocks to creativity: self-confidence, original thinking and problem solving, exposure to materials, respect, and permission to imagine!

 

Move to the beat of your heART! with Kim

Ages 2-4

Does your little one love to wiggle and jiggle? This class will encourage your child to explore movement and make art through their senses. We will explore art from different perspectives, angles and senses. Parents and caregivers will assist in their child's exploration, working in pairs and tracing the body as it rotates or manipulating arms as we draw for each other.  Kids will use their whole body to create spirograph art, paint with their feet and limbs and even upside down! This exploratory class will allow your child to make art with their whole body, not merely their finger tips. Materials will change from project to project and we will definitely get messy!

 

Textiles: Pattern Your Life! with Kim

Grades 4-6

Explore pattern and printmaking through textiles. During this Fall course, your child will delve into textiles through traditional and contemporary techniques. Students will create unique pieces while learning new skills including printmaking, marbling and weaving. Some of the unique pieces we will focus on will include creating personal block printing stamps, learning Japanese dying techniques like Aarashi Shibori and Tie Dye, Weaving and Designing, and Constructing our own costumes. Art is not just paper and paint, it's emotional, tactile and full of passion. Students will have a chance to express themselves by creating individual and emotional pieces. 


Treasures & Collections with Hannah

K - 2nd grade

Treasures & Collections is a dream class for children who love to collect, sort, and scurry away special trinkets and materials. We will learn about the role of the miniature throughout art history and develop our own ideas about how these intriguing objects represent our dreams, feelings, and imaginations. We will use textiles, colored sand, painted seashells and rocks, tincture bottles and more to tell stories and create treasure chests, shadow boxes, play potions, and messages in bottles. In addition to our weekly projects we will learn about underrepresented artists and have time for art journaling.

 

Print & Play with Recycled Materials with Melina

Ages 2-4

This class combines demonstrations, guided investigations, and child-led exploration of materials and techniques to create images through printing. Printmaking is a process that celebrates surprises and discovery. By trying out various techniques such as monoprints, stamping, and collagraphs, children will play with repetition and transferring images to open up new possibilities in art making. We will embrace the unexpected, work and rework images, and make art individually and as a group! Children will learn new skills and combine them with drawing, painting, and gluing to create rich and layered works of art

In our Fall Session of Print & Play we will use all kinds of recycled materials.