UPCOMING YOUTH CLASSES


FALL SEMESTER HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

$175 // Instructors: Valerie Smith & Jaynie Smith

OPTION 1: HOMESCHOOL TUESDAYS *
Ages 6-14 // Tuesdays // 10:00-11:30am
Sept 11, 18. Oct 9, 16, 23, 30. Nov 13, 20, 27. Dec 4, 11, 18

OPTION 2: HOMESCHOOL TUESDAYS - ART EXPLORATIONS **
Ages 4-5 // Tuesdays // 10:00-11:30am
Sept 11, 18. Oct 9, 16, 23, 30. Nov 13, 20, 27. Dec 4, 11, 18

OPTION 3: HOMESCHOOL WEDNESDAYS ***
Ages 6-14 // Wednesdays // 1:00-3:00pm
Oct 10, 24, 31. Nov 7, 14, 28. Dec 5, 12, 19


* HomeSchool Tuesdays:  This course is taught by veteran art teacher Valerie Smith. Using over 19 years experience in the public schools as well as private enrichment programs, Valerie creates a vibrant classroom that explores various media and themes. Each semester, students will have the opportunity to work with techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and beyond. Each lesson is created to meet the specific needs of both younger and older students and differentiated for the classroom's various developmental and experiential levels. Most semesters, the students will have at least one opportunity to connect with some element of downtown Harrisonburg. Past examples of this include working on an observational painting outside in one of the pocket parks, drawing kittens in action at Cat's Cradle, or designing a logo and menu for their own business after exploring a nearby restaurant's branding and design. This semester, the Tuesday class offers 12 sessions and is offered side by side our 4 & 5 year old course.

** HomeSchool Tuesdays - Art Explorations:  Start engaging your little one’s senses! Students will learn key skills such as how to follow directions, develop their thinking skills, and gain increased fine motor skills by taking this course. Your kiddos will have fun learning about and creating their very own artwork. During this class, we will use our imaginations to think up new creations while observing the world around us. This class is taught by our new favorite teacher, Jaynie Smith! A 2017 JMU grad, Jaynie has over 4 years of experience teaching children at summer camps. She was the coordinator for an outdoors camp in Richmond and has taught with Larkin Arts since June 2018. Jaynie enjoys teaching young individuals new techniques and using a range of materials. She finds it very rewarding to see children have that AH-HA! moment and grasp a new concept for the very first time.

*** HomeSchool Wednesdays:  This class offers 9 sessions of longer class time, is for ages 6-14 and will be split into two age groups, allowing for more developmentally focused lessons. Valerie Smith & Jaynie Smith will each teach one section and may switch groups throughout the semester. During these classes, students will learn key concepts in art and art history to successfully create and apply those skills to their own form of meaning making in their art. Again, students will have the opportunity to work with techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and beyond as well as connect to elements of downtown Harrisonburg.


FIRST SUNDAYS

Instructor: Jaynie Smith
First Sunday of Each Month // 1:00-2:30pm
$10 each for the first two folks in your family, $5 for additional family members
Open to all ages, children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult

Make First Sundays a part of your family’s monthly routine! Come join the fun on the first Sunday of every month to create a work of art. Brothers, sisters, parents, or grandparents—all are welcome to join. We'll provide the materials and an instructor - you have the fun!


INTRODUCTION TO CLAY

Instructor: Jaynie Smith
$85  //  Mondays  //  October 8-29  //  4:30-6:00pm
Youth, Ages 6-13

Let's learn the basics of clay construction to build your own sculptural and functional works of art. We will learn beginners hand-building techniques such as slab constructions, coil building, and more. At the end, we will glaze our creations with amazing colors and have gorgeous finished work to use and enjoy.


PAINT LIKE A PRO

Instructor: Jaynie Smith
$85  //  Wednesdays  //  October 17-November 14  //  5:00-6:30pm
Youth, Ages 7-12

In this class, you will learn several techniques to become a pro and improve skills in both acrylic and watercolor painting. Students will learn about color theory, how to show perspective in their painting, and how to give objects texture and dimension. We will test our skills by creating an abstract and realistic artwork.


SLICE OF ART - TEACHER WORKDAY WORKSHOPS!

Instructor: Jaynie Smith
$45/day // 8:00am-3:00pm // Monday, November 5 and/or Tuesday, November 6
For students in Kindergarten-8th grade

What is better than a day off school? A day off school making A R T! Engage in art enrichment activities, designed by our fabulous teacher and YOU! Bring a bag lunch and your imagination.


MIXED MEDIA

Instructor: Jaynie Smith
$85  //  Mondays  //  November 19-December 10  //  5:00-6:30pm
Youth, Ages 6-13

This class is for the kiddo that looooves making art. Try out new materials and have fun exploring a variety of new possibilities in art. We will create yarn paintings inspired by the Huchiol People of Mexico, craft collages inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Cubist art, make our own papier-mache sculpture, and more!


PRINTMAKING

Instructor: Jaynie Smith
$85  //  Wednesdays  //  November 28-December 12  //  4:30-6:30pm
Youth, Ages 9-14

In this class, you will learn a variety of printing methods including block printing, watercolor mono prints, string printing and even create your own stamps. Make designs that you can reproduce over and over, or create that one special piece.


BELOW ARE IMAGES OF SOME PROJECTS RELATED TO THE FALL CLASSES TAUGHT BY JAYNIE SMITH! TAKE A GANDER...


SPRING BREAK 2019

Instructor: Valerie Smith +
$165 // March 25-28 // 9am-3pm
Youth - Ages 6-14 (Kindergarten-8th grade)

Join us for a fun week of art enrichment activity. Each day we will focus on a different theme and we'll also travel to nearby downtown locations for inspiration. We will work in drawing, painting, sculpture and more! 


SUMMER CAMPS!

Find our summer camp schedule HERE and our registration information HERE 

 

BIRTHDAY BLISS

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