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 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, home school, 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., Home School 8-15-years old
Monday 3:30-5 p.m., Elementary 8-12-years old
Tuesday 1-2 p.m., Preschool & Kindy 3-5-years old
Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m., Elementary 5-8 years old
Wednesday 3:30-5 p.m., Elementary 5-8 years old
Thursday 1:30-3 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 (the member rate is $70), and $75 for preschool & kindergarten students (the 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 yours to keep!
May classes begin on Monday, May 3rd. For the month of May our children’s classes will focus on pieces celebrating Spring, up-close nature, and the American Female Artist. We will discuss how American artists like Augusta Savage, Georgia O’Keeffe and Mary Cassatt influenced major art movements in history. There will be a generous mix of supplies in the bag. Please join us.
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, please call the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. The Art Center is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-4:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. For a list of all classes being offered at the Art Center, please see the website www.chestertonart.org.