Crafternoon classes are hands-on activities that may include many different media and techniques, such a oil pastels, water color painting, canvas painting, multi-media art, collage, air dry clay projects as well as arts & crafts. There will be some overlap between the projects offered in 3D art.

Oil Painting requires some special knowledge. Even accomplished artists should enroll in our beginning oil painting class if they have not worked with oil paint before. This class covers the basics of working with oil, such as basic color theory, how to prep a canvas, sketching methods, and still life painting with value and light.

Afternoon Classes

If you or your child has taken one of our summer camps or any of our classes, or has been in one of our outreach or FAB classes, he or she is considered an intermediate student. We explore the effects of value, atmospheric perspective, and limited palette as we explore realism and impressionism. We will paint landscapes and other images from life.

A brief sample of some of the things that students will learn are: color theory and color mixing, how to prep a canvas and how to transfer and image to the canvas, composition, perspective drawing, how to block out a painting, how to create 3-D images using color and light, the importance of shadowing. We will use many different painting technique, like glazing, dry brushing, knife painting, roller painting, We will do grisaille and alla prima paintings, drawings, sketches, modeling activities, as well as multimedia projects, and we will master atmospheric perspective, reflection, translucency, luster, and other techniques that create beautiful artwork. The subject matter will vary seasonally and based on the student’s interest.

Beginning Painting

Learn watercolor basics, starting with beginner’s techniques and essential skills. We will concentrate on painting beautiful color and creative designs by exploring the expressive potential of the medium. Light and color, transparency, composition and color theory as well as paper choice and brush techniques such as washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush, and color mixing will be covered.  Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing including proper usage of materials and techniques including proper placement, composition, value, etc.   

Watercolor & Drawing

Intermediate Oil Painting

SCArt Academy classes are fairly informal, and are limited to twelve students each. Because the groups are 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.

We're also going to be trying something new with our classes this year. For each session, we will offer both a painting class, and a more generalized art class. Each painting class will focus on a master artist. Tuesday we will offer watercolor and drawing, Wednesday we will offer crafting, and Fridays we will offer a 3-dimensional art & sculpture class. Students can switch between the two classes that are being offered together, based on their interest. Not all sessions encompass the same activities, and some students may not finish all the activities in the allotted time. Many of our activities are seasonally inspired, such as painting pumpkins or an apple still life in the fall. Each student works at his or her developmental level. Missed sessions can be made it up at a mutually convenient time, either with another class or in a semi-private setting.

3D Art

Our 3D Class will focus on dimensional arts, including sculpting in clay and fimo dough, carving soap, making 3D paintings on acrylic panels, creating books, and doing collage. We have also acquired a vintage 3D printer, and hope to be able to take on some interesting digital projects.