Art center offering children’s virtual classes during May

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Published on April 21, 2021 with No Comments

The Chesterton Art Center is offering monthly children’s art classes taught by Jennifer Aitchison throughout the school year.  The art center will be zooming live virtual classes in May. On-site classes may be added later when it is deemed safe to do so.

All materials are included in the tuition and will be picked up from the art center once at the beginning of each month.  Classes are designed for preschool, elementary, homeschool, middle school, and high school ages.  Students of all ages will actively participate in learning while studying one of the major movements of modern art history each month.

All classes will include drawing throughout the month in some form.  Students will be exposed to a mix of mediums, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, drawing, weaving, paper arts, and more.

The schedule of classes is as follows:

Monday 1:30-3:00 p.m., Homeschool 8-15-years old

Monday 3:30-5:00 p.m., Elementary 8-12-years old

Tuesday 1:00-2:00 p.m., Preschool & Kindy 3-5-years old

Tuesday 4:00-5:30 p.m., Elementary 5-8 years old

Wednesday 3:30-5:00 p.m., Elementary 5-8 years old

Thursday 1:30-3:00 p.m., Ages 8-15 years old

Thursday 3:30-5:00 p.m., Middle School 5th-8th grades

Thursday 5:30-7:00 p.m., Teens 13-18 years old

Tuition is $90 per month for high school, middle school, elementary, and home school students (member rate is $70), and $75 for preschool and kindergarten students (member rate is $55). Preschoolers will need assistance from someone at home.

Families must be current members of the Chesterton Art Center to receive the member rate.  A bag stuffed with generous supplies is included in the tuition and will be picked up from the Art Center.  Any supplies left from the month are for students to keep.

May classes begin on Monday, May 3.  For the month of May, children’s classes will focus on pieces celebrating spring, up-close nature, and the American female artist, including Augusta Savage, Georgia O’Keeffe and Mary Cassatt.

Students must register and pay before the first class.  To register, stop in, call, or visit Eventbrite.com and search Chesterton Art Center.  For questions, call the center at 219-926-4711.

The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton. The art center is open   weekdays, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  For a list of all classes being offered at the art center, visit www.chestertonart.org.

 

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