STEPS Art Education Program for Children

Highlights from STEPS Young Artists Exhibit and Reception

In the Mezzanine Gallery of the ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery 105 S. Cortez St. January 2 – 13, 2017Artists Reception Saturday January 7th 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

The STEPS Art Education Program for Children has been providing FREE art education classes to Prescott area children since 2011. As each class series progresses, students are encouraged to focus on ideas while honing motor, engineering and creative problem solving skills.  The projects explore a multitude of cultures, art history and the natural environment. The overall goal is to continuously provide each student with enhanced academic skills, cultural awareness, sensitivity to the world and the gift of learning how to see.

About the Art Classes in the ‘Tis Annex Building 235 N. Marina St. Prescott, AZ 86301

  • For school aged children ages 5 – 18
  • Classes are one day a week  for seven weeks from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
  • ‘Tis provides FREE tuition and art supplies
  • Class sizes are limited to 12 students
  • Classes are available to beginning and returning students ages 5 – 18. ( New students with art experience will also be considered for the advanced classes pending approval of the instructors.)
  • Program instructors are all certified and/or experienced artists and/or art educators.
  • Complete 7 day attendance is crucial to the educational value of each class series so we ask that parent/ student schedules be thoroughly evaluated prior to registration.
  • Please feel free to contact the ‘Tis Annex administrative office at TisArtSteps@gmail.com or call 928-776-1087.
The Spring 2017 Class Sessions ( April  3 – May 19, 2017)

Mondays for Ages 5 – 7 with Melody McConaughy ART EXPLORATION PAST AND PRESENT Students will be introduced to : color, form ,texture, materials, balance and composition with an Art History component where famous artists will be discussed and used for reference material.  THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STAND BY BASIS.

Mondays for Ages 8 – 10 with Jen Chandler EXPLORATIONS IN ART MAKING Do you love art but aren’t sure what you are good at? In this class we will explore artmaking from the perspective of: what’s around us, what inspires us, and what’s inside of us.  If you are interested in exploring a variety of art-making techniques and materials this class is for you!  In this class we will explore media including drawing, painting, ceramics, collage, and printmaking.  Explorations in Art Making is for beginning or repeat students and will broaden your art making abilities and creative sensibilities. THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STAND BY BASIS.

Tuesdays for Ages 8 – 10 with Jen Chandler EXPLORATIONS IN ART MAKING Do you love art but aren’t sure what you are good at? In this class we will explore art making from the perspective of: what’s around us, what inspires us, and what’s inside of us.  If you are interested in exploring a variety of art-making techniques and materials this class is for you!  In this class we will explore media including drawing, painting, ceramics, collage, and printmaking.  Explorations in Art Making is for beginning or repeat students and will broaden your art making abilities and creative sensibilities. THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STAND BY BASIS.

Tuesdays for Ages 11- 14 with Feliz Manzanedo  ADVENTURES INTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN Students will be introduced to paper marbling, printmaking, self portrait/still life studies in pencil and with paint using exercises that stimulate right brained sight and thought.  THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STAND BY BASIS.

Wednesdays for Ages 5 – 7 with Melody McConaughy ART EXPLORATION PAST AND PRESENT Students will be introduced to : color, form ,texture, materials, balance and composition with an Art History component where famous artists will be discussed and used for reference material. THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STAND BY BASIS.

Wednesdays for Ages 8 – 10 with Sue Lutz DRAW AND PAINT USING VARIOUS MEDIA Sue will be teaching this class series using her signature “Twist of History” approuch where students will be introduced to the likes of Albert Durer, Paul Cezanne. Paul Klee, Georgis O’Keefe, Grant Wood, Frida Kahlo and George Bellows. Various media includes printmaking, pencil drawing, watercolor. tempera painting and pastels. THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A STAND BY BASIS.

Thursdays for Ages 8 – 10 with Sue Lutz DRAW AND PAINT USING VARIOUS MEDIA Sue will be teaching this class series using her signature “Twist of History” approach where students will be introduced to the likes of Albert Durer, Paul Cezanne. Paul Klee, Georgis O’Keefe, Grant Wood, Frida Kahlo and George Bellows. Various media includes printmaking, pencil drawing, watercolor. tempera painting and pastels. THIS CLASS HAS 4 SPACES OPEN

Thursdays for Ages 15 -18 with Elynn Colaiani  INTERMEDIATE DRAWING Do you love to doodle and draw? Are you a budding artist looking to advance your drawing skills and techniques? This drawing course is the perfect place to  Contour drawing, shading, gesture, perspective and self portraiture will all be explored as well as many different drawing mediums including, graphite, charcoal, pastels and more. THIS CLASS HAS 4  SPACES OPEN

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Program funding has been provided in part by The John F. Long Foundation and the Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour.