Curriculum

SCArt Academy's Mission

Our adult classes are similar to the classes that we offer children, although they tend to move a bit more quickly. The classes are fairly informal, and are limited to six students each. Because the groups are so small, we offer very personalized attention. This allows us to combine beginning and intermediate students in the same grouping, so all ages and skill levels are welcome to enroll in each class.

Adult Classes

SCArt Academy's mission is to provide students with intellectually-informed, hands-on instruction in the arts. We integrate a studio-based education into a broad pedagogical framework, taught by working artists. SCArt Academy is founded on the belief that learning and practicing art informs our creative freedom, critical insight, and formal and technical innovation. Our goal is to design both programs and curricula that focus on the arts and that integrate the arts with other disciplines, and to develop a means of training other artists to teach in this manner.

Over the past couple of years, SCArt Academy has been developing a series of lesson plans and projects that focus on particular skills and techniques for painting. We are publishing some of these lessons on line, to give parents an idea of what their children will be doing in the beginning painting classes. We hope to expand on these curricular guidelines as time goes by.

After School Classes

This year we are focusing our after school classes on painting. Beginning students are encouraged to enroll in Tuesday or Wednesday classes. This year, we are reserving Friday classes for our more advanced students. Our classes meet on Tuesday and Friday from 4 - 5:30 and Wednesday from 1:30 - 3:00. The Fall 2018 session begins October 9th and runs through November 16th. The cost is $150 for each 6 week session.

Thank you for another wonderful summer! See you all next summer!

Private and semiprivate instruction is available upon request.  Parents are required to remain in the classroom, but will be provided all supplies so that they may also participate in the lesson. We charge $30/hour. Please call or email to make arrangements.

Summer Camps

Semi-Private Instruction

At SCArt Academy, we take an integrated approach to teaching art. While we focus on  practical application, we consider meaning and intention as we go. Our beginning oil painters learn how to mix colors, transfer images, compose simple paintings, and paint! As students advance, they learn perspective, color theory, composition and many different techniques. Everyone can do it, we will show you how!