Advanced Sparklers (9 yrs. and up)


Classes for 9 yrs. and up
Advanced classes are designed to facilitate the growth of budding young artists! Each week we will dive into a new extraordinary technique in art! Once the techniques has been studied, Sparklers will imagine & plan a way to use that technique in their own creative way!  Your child will create and refine several projects throughout the 7 week session.

Advanced Sparklers is held on:
Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

What is the cost?
$168 per 7 week session

Schedule for Late Fall/Early Winter Session:

Thurs. 6-7:30  PM           November 16-January 17     ages 9-12  years
Schedule of projects for next session will be up Sept 21, 2018

We do not offer this class the week of Thanksgiving + Dec 24-Jan 4 due to winter camps.

What happens if we miss a class?
Your child can roll a class over to the next session, OR they can schedule a visit to Open Studio for 90 minutes to catch-up! We do not refund for classes missed.

How do I enroll & pay?
Enrolling is easy through our website. You can enroll more than one child at once on the same form if you’d like. Scroll down to the form located on this page. Fill out the form and hit continue. The continue option will take you to payment options. You can pay online with a credit card or Paypal. You do not need to set-up a PayPal account to pay online. Select: check out as guest.

Schedule of Classes

Thursday December 20
Art Nouveau Self Portraits
Advanced sparklers will create their own self portraits in the style of an art nouveau painting! We will look through art nouveau art as well as Art Deco pieces to become inspired! They will think of three things that represent themselves and include them in their illustrative portraits!

Thursday January 10 & January 17
Paper Mache Masks
Sparklers will use cardboard and the paper mache process to create detailed 3d animal masks. They will use their painting skills once their paper mache is dried to add lots of textures and life like details

Next session + Projects
Thursday 6-7:30         Jan 24-Feb 28th          Ages 9-12 years

Week 1 & 2
Trapped Air Form Clay Projects

Students will learn how salt and pepper shakers, whistles, piggy banks and more can be made with clay when using the trapped air form method. They will then take this practice and refine this technique to master their own clay creations.

Week 3 & 4 
Screen Print T-Shirts

Students will learn how to create their very own silk-screen printed t-shirts. We will discuss elements of design and work to come up with our very own logo to print on our shirts! We will also print our designs on posters and have an exchange!

Week 5 & 6
Build Your Own Still Life

Students will start week 5 by trying out impressionism, pointillism, and rendering with paint. They will then build their own still-life scene with items from around the studio (and some bonus items we put out!) to draw and paint with the style of their choice. They will also focus on composition, dramatic light, and shadows!