New Monthly Art Program Is for Middle and High School Students
Geared toward middle and high school students, the club meetings will begin with a focus on building fundamental drawing skills. AMA Director of Education and Public Programming Annie Vanoteghem will be instructor for the classes.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get together with others who enjoy art while enhancing their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “A creative, supportive environment can be just the spark young artists need to take their talent to a new level.”
Students will learn basic techniques, such as shading, controlling tones, composition, and drawing methods. As the class progresses, students will learn how to recreate an image on paper using pencils, charcoal, chalk pastels, and/or oil pastels. All needed materials will be provided by the AMA.
“Those who have never engaged in art will be able to get a firm grasp of the fundamentals, then expand their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “Students who have already taken art classes will be able to work on their skills and improve them.
“Whatever a student’s personal goal is, spending time with others who enjoy art and seeing your skills progress will be rewarding and fulfilling. Plus, our club members may start new long-lasting friendships with some of their fellow students.”
Each session is $15, or a student can sign up for all five sessions for $60. AMA members get a 20% discount, and a family with more than one child attending the same session receives a 10% discount.
Register for the After School Art Club HERE.