"Art Smarts" art classes for children and adults
12:30 PM - Saturday, September 26, 2015
2 Hours Each Class - Beginning and Advanced

Beginning  class 12:30-2:30, Advanced class 2:45-4:45 Class dates and topics

Everyone is an artist! An artist’s imagination and creative process simply needs to be nurtured and grown! Our classes are for students looking to experience a variety of media in which to explore and express their unique creative process while having fun investigating different techniques and approaches. We will also engage with the gorgeous landscape outside our doors for both inspiration and at times subject matter. BetteAnn will guide students through each lesson according to each artist’s ability, creative goals, and unique process. Class subject themes are based on nature and even blend a little science with them. BetteAnn brings decades of experience in the arts as well as a love of science and nature to the classroom. She has been teaching after school arts programs with Art Smarts, Inc. for three years. She received her BFA degree from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. One of her favorite subject matters in her own art is the human machine! She loves nurturing students, introducing them to the arts, guiding them in finding their own unique creative style, favorite subject matter. Come discover the “art-smartist” in your child and you!

Beginning Classes - 12:30 - 2:30 pm   For ages 7 years and up.     For more information and registration forms

September 26, Clown Fish / Aqua Pencils: Students will have fun learning how to draw clown fish with pencils and markers. The color will be added with water color pencils, which will be fine-tuned using a brush and water.
October 3, Sunsets / Water Color: Students will learn the magic of the “watercolor wash” in creating colorful sunset paintings.
October 24, Pumpkins and Gourds / Oil Pastels: Using oil pastels, the concepts of rendering and shading will be explored, in creating bright seasonal pumpkin paintings.
November 7, Trees / Sponge Painting: Exploration of the beauty and details of trees will be discovered using fine markers watercolor and sponge painting.
November 21, Scarecrows / Chalk Pastels: With the help of pictures and the student’s imagination, students will make chalk pastel paintings of scarecrows.
December 5, Poppies / Oil Pastels: Bright beautiful poppies are the topic of this class in oil pastel media.
December 19, Arctic Animals / Watercolors and Flair Pens:  Using watercolors combined with flowing markers students will draw and paint arctic animals on watercolor paper

Advanced Classes - 2:45 - 4:45 pm  For both more experienced  children 7yrs and up, as well as the beginning adult. BetteAnn will be teaching students some of the important techniques used in classical fine art to create a 3 dimensional look on a 2 dimensional surface, such as 1 and 2 point perspective, rendering and shading, light, space and composing, color blending and theory in a step by step series. In this more in depth second afternoon class students bring their own art supplies. A supply list will be emailed upon registration along with best places to obtain them. Students also have the freedom to work in any media they already have in this second class. These times we live in certainly require more creative problem solving! What better way to expand one’s imagination, skills and creativity then making art in such a beautiful environment as MTRP!

BetteAnn brings decades of experience in the arts as well as a love of science and nature to the classroom. She has been teaching after school arts programs with Art Smarts, Inc. for three years. She received her BFA degree from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. One of her favorite subject matters in her own art is the human machine! She loves nurturing students, introducing them to the arts, guiding them in finding their own unique creative style, favorite subject matter. Come discover the “art-smartist” in your child and you!

September 26, Rendering in Still Life / Charcoal: Using charcoal we will be creating art work from a still life set up in the classroom.  Students will learn how to make objects appear round or flat, shaded or lit, near of far, sitting or floating and how to effectively use the space of our paper to allure a viewer into the composition.
October 3, White Sage / Water Color: In this class we will explore how to draw, and use watercolor to render and shade while creating paintings of “White Sage,” a popular brush that grows in Mission Trails Regional Park.
October 24, Pumpkins / Oil Pastels: Expanding on techniques learned in the “Rendering in Still Life Class” students will learn how to draw and render pumpkins with the bright colors of oil pastels.
November 7, Flowers / Acrylics or Mixed Media: Large flowers are always a beautiful topic in painting anddrawing. This class will guide students in creating captivating representations of flowers, and discuss some well-known works of Floral Paintings by known artists. Composition and use of space will be explored.
November 21, Sedona / Oil Pastels: The colorful landscape of Sedona is the topic of exploration in this class using oil pastels. Students will be learning additional techniques with oil pastels that make them appear to be oil paints.
December 5, Drawing Landscapes Outdoors / Charcoal and Pencil: Weather provided, this class will focus on how to draw and shade in pencil and charcoal, the beautiful landscape right in front of us at the glorious Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center. Composition and use of space will be explored.
December 19, “Laurel Burch Cats” / Acrylics: Laurel Burch creates such fun images of cats. In this class we will explore the fun and whimsical approach to her art in making and designing paintings of cats. Composition and use of space will also be explored.

Join us from 12:30pm to 2:30pm or the more in depth class from 2:45pm to 4:45pm for any or all dates for the summer months.

Each class is $25.00

Leave the classroom with your own beautiful creation!   More information and registration form

To learn more about Art Smarts visit us at: www.ArtSmarts.net or Art Smarts, Inc. on FaceBook    email BetteAnn: betteann@artsmarts.net or Penelope@artsmarts.net or call (619) 269 7386