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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.

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

Foundations in Art

Grades K through 2

AEC-1014-A

Mon–Fri; July 8–July 19

Hours: 10:00–11:30 AM

10 sessions; $220

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, cray-pas, as well as methods in printmaking.

Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.

AEC-1016-A/Foundations in Art (Grades 3rd & 4th)

Foundations in Art

Grades 3 and 4

AEC-1016-A

Mon–Fri; July 8–July 19

Hours: 10:00–11:30 AM

10 sessions; $220

Through experimentation with various materials and methods, children will develop their art-making skills and explore personal areas of creative interest. Working with watercolor, tempera, cray-pas and clay, as well as methods in printmaking techniques will be covered.

Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.

AEC-1042-A Mixed Media Grades 5 and 6

Mixed Media

Grades 5 and 6

AEC-1042-A

Mon–Fri; July 8–July 19

Hours: 1:00–3:00 PM

10 sessions; $220

Students will explore various age-appropriate techniques and materials used to create both two and three-dimensional works. Mediums such as clay, found objects, cardboard, pencil and tempera paint will be used throughout the course. Art historical references will complement studio work. Emphasis will be placed on finding and developing a personal style.

Note: All materials are included in the course tuition.

AEC-1053-A Drawing and Painting Grades 7 through 9

 Drawing and Painting

Grades 7 through 9

AEC-1053-A

Mon–Fri; July 8–July 19

Hours: 1:00–3:00 PM

10 sessions; $220

Students will develop their drawing and painting skills using direct observation and imagination. Students will explore line, color, shape, perspective and composition. Materials will include pencil, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic 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

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.  

 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. For further information, please contact Anna Roman at 212.592.2445 or email [email protected]

To register, please complete the Art for Kids Registration Request Form by clicking the link below. You will receive an email response when the registration has been processed, along with a link to remit payment.

REGISTER FOR THE ART FOR KIDS PROGRAM

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