Kid Studio (Previously called Intro to Fine Art)

Caleb, age 5

"All children are artists.
The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up"

- Picasso

This is a course geared toward the artist in every child. Combining art history and art making, we will build their skills and confidence in looking at, talking about, and making art. We will combine exploring and discussing fine art from cultures around the world and making our own projects inspired by what we see. We will learn the basic elements of art- line, color, shape, etc- and apply these early art concepts with what the young artists see and make. In this fun, supportive, and adventurous class, children will experiment with many mediums they may not be familiar with yet, from making shadow puppets, to en plein air drawing, to even learning about abstract art!

This class helps early students prepare for/adapt to the school years and beyond by developing fine motor, critical thinking and spatial reasoning skills.

Dates: Spring Dates TBA
Time: TBA

Length: Six weeks
Age: 5-7 years old
Cost: $150 (includes materials)

Spring Session:  World Art (Registration will open in November for 2018)
Explore other cultures around the world to learn about collaboration, stewardship, and creation.

Fall Session: Multi-Cultural Art in America
Learn about
 citizenship, immigration, and stewardship through art

About the Instructor

Barbara Alfeo has been working with kids as an art educator for three years. Before moving to Seattle, she taught at the Cantor Art Center and DeYoung Museum. Her background is in art history, and her teaching style uniquely connects critical thinking about visual culture and art-making projects. She has her masters and is ABD toward a PhD in Contemporary Art History from Stanford University, and her dissertation is about feminist art and aging. She couldn't be happier to be making messes and talking to very young artists about what they see!

Early Bird Discount

Register for any class more than 3 weeks in advance of the start date and receive a $5 store voucher to be used in our ReCreative store. You will receive the voucher on the first day of class and the it will expire two weeks after receipt. Note: This voucher will not be issued for free classes and may not be applied to program fees. Store use only. One voucher per purchase.