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Art Lessons for Kids at School of Visual Arts

  • Foundations learning.
  • Drawing and painting.
  • Explore a wide variety of materials.
  • For kids from Kindergarten through 9th grade.

As part of its mission to meet the diverse needs of the larger community within which the College resides, SVA offers art programs for kids. Youth art classes at SVA are for young people in grades K-9, and are taught by SVA art educators and art education graduate students. Request information at [email protected] to learn more about the art lessons for kids offered in SVA's Continuing Education program.

Foundations in Art AEC-1014-A (Grades K-2)

Foundations in Art AEC-1014-A (Grades K-2)

Grades K Through 2

Sat., Feb. 10 – April 21

No class: March 10

Hours: 10:00am-11:30am

10 sessions; $220.00

Children are encouraged to express themselves, emphasizing creativity and experimentation through age-appropriate projects, themes and skills. A variety of materials and techniques will be explored, including watercolor, tempera, mixed media, clay and cray-pas, as well as methods in printmaking.

Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.

Foundations in Art AEC-1014-B (Grades K-2)

Foundations in Art AEC-1014-B (Grades K-2)

Grades K Through 2

Sat., Feb. 10 – April 21

No class: March 10

Hours: 1:00pm-2:30pm

10 sessions; $220.00

Children are encouraged to express themselves, emphasizing creativity and experimentation through age-appropriate projects, themes and skills. A variety of materials and techniques will be explored, including watercolor, tempera, mixed media, clay and cray-pas, as well as methods in printmaking.

Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.

Foundations in Art AEC-1016-A Grades 3 and 4

Foundations in Art AEC-1016-A (Grades 3 and 4)

Sat., Feb. 10 – April 21

No class:   March 10

Hours: 10:00am-11:30am

10 sessions; $220.00

 Through experimentation with various materials and methods, children will develop their art-making skills and explore personal areas of creative interest. A variety of materials and techniques will be explored, including watercolor, tempera, mixed media, clay and cray-pas, as well as methods in printmaking. Discovering different artists and their work will also be a part of this course.

 Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.

Foundations in Art AEC-1016-B (Grades 3 and 4)

Foundations in Art AEC-1016-B (Grades 3 and 4)

Sat., Feb. 10 – April 21

No class:   March 10

Hours: 1:00pm-2:30pm

10 sessions; $220.00

Through experimentation with various materials and methods, children will develop their art-making skills and explore personal areas of creative interest. A variety of materials and techniques will be explored, including watercolor, tempera, mixed media, clay and cray-pas, as well as methods in printmaking. Discovering different artists and their work will also be a part of this course.

 Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.


 

Painting and Drawing AEC-1027-A Grades 5 and 6

Painting and Drawing AEC-1027-A (Grades 5 and 6)

Sun., Feb. 4– April 22

No class: March 11 and April 1

Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm

10 sessions; $220

Children will develop their drawing and painting skills using direct observation and imagination.  Students will explore line, color, shape, perspective and composition. Materials will include pastel, pencil, charcoal, watercolor and tempera paint. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring basic drawing and painting skills, as well as on finding a personal style.

Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.


Painting, Drawing and Sculpture AEC-1047-A (Grades 7 Through 9)

Painting, Drawing and Sculpture AEC-1047-A (Grades 7 Through 9)
Sun., Feb. 4– April 22
No class: March 11 and April 1
Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm
10 sessions; $220


Students will learn about painting, drawing and sculpture while exploring a variety of different materials. Scrap wood, wire and clay will be used to create three-dimensional sculptures, while pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint and water¬color will be used for two dimensional projects. Students will learn the tools and techniques for creating from direct observation as well as their imagination.

NOTE: All materials are included in the course tuition.

Program Policies

Children are expected to be punctual each day and will not be admitted into a class if they arrive late. All children grades K-6 must be accompanied by an adult to and from each class. Those enrolling in AEC – 1014, Grades K Through 2, must be five years or older.  

Applications/registration will become available December 18, 2017.

Note: Space is limited and registration takes place on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How to Register

SVA's art classes for young people in grades K-9 enrich a child's knowledge of art while exploring a wide variety of materials. Classes maintain a teacher-student ratio of one to eight and are taught by SVA art educators and teaching assistants who are also professional artists.

Online registration is not available for this program. Registration for Art For Kids courses can ONLY be completed through the MAT Art Education Department. For further information, please contact Anna Roman at 212.592.2445 or e-mail [email protected].

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay a (nonrefundable) $20 processing fee.

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