Let’s paint the day away this week!  Who doesn’t love to paint?  You will be using lots of color and having lots of fun!  Your supply kit will include watercolor and acrylic paint, canvases, special paper and brushes.  We will give you lessons that explore mixing colors and using tinting and shading.  Also included will be ways to use your brush to get special effects while painting.  Our subjects will be landscapes, self portrait,  animals and abstract expressionism.  And our artist inspirations are Kandinsky, Leslie Weaver, Matisse and a period of art history called the Fauves. (Fauve means “wild beast” ) This group of artists were nicknamed Fauves because of their wild use of color!

Paint the Day Away will incorporate art movements and styles to create paintings that are fun and different.  Students 6 and up will step into Wassily Kandinsky’s world with an abstract watercolor using paint and stamping.  They use “wild colors” to paint an animal after being inspired by artwork from the Fauvist art movement.  Using the camera lens on their device or a mirror, students will create a moody modern day self portrait.  And they will learn to use their brush and paint in new ways.  This supply kit contains, watercolor paint, brushes, acrylic paint, canvas, watercolor paper, wax crayon, sponge and stamping too.  You will have so much fun!

Covid -19 Policies

Covid -19 Policies

We will be following the Ohio issued guidelines for Schools

  • Class sizes are reduced to 9 in the classroom and 6 in the pottery wheel studio.  This was the recommendation for our space.  All children and teachers will wear a mask at all times.
  • Children will be seated 6 feet apart and will need to remain seated throughout the class. Students will not be permitted to walk around. If you KNOW that your child can not remain seated for 1 hour or will not wear a mask voluntarily, please do not send them to our studio. We will have a zero tolerance for breaking these rules. And the student will be asked to leave the class without a refund possibility. Please understand, this is for everyone’s safety.
  • We are offering virtual art lessons as an alternative to physically sitting in the class.
  • Each student will be given their own supplies to use during the class.   We are requesting students bring a shoe box or a plastic container for this purpose.
  • When a student leaves for the day, the table and chair will be sanitized by the teacher.
  • We will not be using aprons, so campers are encouraged to wear old cloths.
  • Students will be required to wear a mask in the main studio for pottery wheel. All wheels are 6 feet apart and spread out among 2 rooms. There will be reduced class size to 6 students.  Again, supplies will not be shared. Each person will have their own set of tools, sponge and towel for the week. It will be up to them to keep them clean. There will be a thorough sanitizing process after a student leaves the wheel. As usual, the campers will clean their area and then the teacher will do the sanitizing process. We will make every effort to keep students 6 feet apart while they are watching the instructor.
  • Teachers will always wear a mask when close to the children.
  • We will have sanitizers on each table for the students use.
  • Your child’s temperature will be taken upon entering the classroom each time.

Regretfully, we must suspend classes for the rest of this year for our 3, 4 and 5 year old students.  We do not believe that it is possible to keep them truly safe in our environment.

The same is true for birthday parties and girl scout outings.  They are being suspended until 2021.

This is a hugely different kind of experience than everyone is used to at the Art Workshop. But we will do our best to conduct fun classes in the safest way possible.