Visual Art Classes

Summer Visual Arts Classes on Sale Now!

Connect more deeply to the world and open yourself to new ways of seeing. Visual art classes improve your memory, attention, and fine motor skills.

Members of BlackRock get to enjoy great benefits such as discounts on classes. By joining at the Family Fan level, you can save $15 per class per student, plus the multitude of other benefits members at this level receive. Join today!

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You & Me Art Class

Young students will learn the building blocks of artistic expression through fun art and crafting projects. Students will engage and interact with others in class and bond with their caregiver. Tuition is required for the child but the adult (must be 18 or older) who takes the class with them is FREE.

Ages 3 – 5 | 6 Weeks
Sundays | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Starts 6/25
517.7602.1 | 6 weeks | Starts Sunday, 4/23
Early Registration: $145/Members $130 | Regular Registration: $155/Members $140 Tuition includes $15 materials fee
Instructor: Dottie Hoover

Crazy Creature Creations

Using their imaginations as a guide, students will create drawings, clay models, and even puppets of all different kinds of creatures. From animals to monsters, students will create just about anything with their imagination as a guide.

Ages 5- 8 | 6 Weeks
Sundays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Starts 6/25
517.7482.1
Early Registration: $145/Members $130 | Regular Registration: $155/Members $140 Tuition includes $15 materials fee
Instructor: Dottie Hoover

Little DaVincis

Students will explore various media and artistic techniques including drawing, painting, collage, and more!

Ages 6 – 10 | 6 Weeks
Thursdays | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Starts 6/22
517.7232.1
Early Registration: $145/Members: $130 | Regular Registration: $155/Members $140
Instructor: Latechia Mitchell

Drawing is Fun!

Great beginner class for students to explore shape, form, color, and texture, while developing their drawing skills.
Ages 9 – 12 | 6 Weeks
Wednesdays | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Starts 6/21
517.7911.1
Early Registration: $212.50/Members $197.50 | Regular Registration: $222.50/Members $207.50
Instructor: Marta Lautz

Painting Techniques

Paint beautiful compositions while exploring color, texture, and shapes.

Ages 10 – 16 | 6 Weeks | 517.7251.1
Wednesdays | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Starts 6/21
517.7251.1
Early Registration: $212.50/Members $197.50 | Regular Registration: $222.50/Members $207.50
Instructor: Marta Lautz

Intermediate Cartooning, Comics and MangaDSC_0021 drawing BW

Create your own cartoons, comics, and manga in this fun, creative class taught by a former colorist with Marvel and DC Comics.

Ages 10 – 16 | 8 Weeks
Tuesdays | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Starts 6/20
517.7191.1
Early Registration: $190/Members: $175 | Regular Registration: $200/Members $185
Instructor: Ellen Vartanoff

Art Escapade Around the World

Explore the works of artists from around the world including Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso, Klee, and Carle in this mixed media class where you will create your own masterpieces.

Ages 14 and up | 9 Weeks
Thursdays | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Starts 6/22
517.7671.1
Early Registration: $313.75/Members: $298.75 | Regular Registration: $323.75/Members: $308.75
Instructor: Natalya Borisovna Parris

Art of Drawing

Students will learn drawing techniques using pencil and charcoal, and working with still lifes, models, and grid systems.
Ages 14 and up | 8 Weeks
Sundays | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Starts 6/25
517.7161.1
Early Registration: $270/Members: $255 | Regular Registration: $280/Members: $265
Instructor: Walkiria Torrealba

Painting with Oil and Acrylic

This fun and informative class will teach students painting techniques and basic drawing skills with a focus on the various elements of art.

Ages 14 and up | 8 Weeks | 517.7311.1
Tuesdays | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Starts 6/20
517.7311.1
Early Registration: $270/Members: $255 | Regular Registration: $280/Members: $265
Instructor: Walkiria Torrealba

Relief Sculpting  –  Adult Class!

Explore the versatility of Pastalina Modeling Clay. Pastalina is an oil base modeling clay easy to manipulate. This media allows students to create astonishing, detailed semi 3D artwork that can be displayed as a painting. Students benefit from the manual dexterity while learning about art concepts to create effective and aesthetic compositions. The projects in this course are designed to explore creativity and to sharpen observation. Our main inspiration will be the environment.

Ages 15 and up | 6 Weeks
Mondays | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Starts 6/19
Early Registration: $212.50/Members $197.50 | Regular Registration: $222.50/Members $207.50
517.7051.1
Early Registration: $212.50/Members $197.50 | Regular Registration: $222.50/Members $207.50 Includes $10 Materials Fee
Instructor: Marta Lautz

 


Conservatory Visual Arts Classes

Visual Art Conservatory classes not only give students the chance to develop strong artistic skills, but also to learn the important component of showing their work in exhibits. These classes will culminate in an end-of-year art show in June of 2017.

Visual Art Conservatory classes are currently full.  Please consult this catalogue for available seasonal (winter) Visual Art classes or call the Education Department for more information.