After-School & Preschool Sessions

Art for School-Aged Kids

elementary pointillism project depicting a kite and a sailboat

Want Art in Your Classroom?

If you want to add a formal art project to your current lesson plan, let's collaborate the concept and details to make it a reality. April has grant-writing experience and will help you apply if you're considering a grant to cover costs. Remember, Forest Grove's EEFG teacher applications are due in Oct.

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Enhance your child's education

Enhance your child's knowledge with formal art lessons, at K-6 schools in Forest Grove and other participating venues. Graduated levels start with the basics and build from there. We introduce a variety of mediums and styles.

"Artistic activities engage the young brain and improve cognitive, visual, and spatial processing. They help young minds perceive how systems interrelate, and that problems can have multiple solutions. Research findings show that artistic endeavors improve long-term memory, increase student motivation, promote creativity, advance social growth, introduce novelty... and reduce stress." Dr. David A. Sousa &Tom Pilecki (source: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/opinion/can-stem-really-succeed-the-answer-is-right-in-front-of-us/16419/)

Currently we're contracting with Forest Grove School District, however we will consider schools in Banks, Gaston, and North Plains. If your school isn't listed, please let us know and we'll work to create a partnership. Be sure to mention to your principal, administrator, or PTO that you want Artingales after-school!

Sometimes students must be enrolled in the school venue listed to take classes there.

Kid's Art Club     (5-17 years)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Thur Sep 14-Nov 30 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Art Club will guide students through art media most 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursday 5:30-7PM at Valley Art, focusing on a new discipline each month. $15 per class, $100 series Sep-Nov. Art club is flexible enough to allow more experienced artists liberty to work on personal projects with materials, instructor guidance, and feedback. Okay to register anytime before Nov 27. [Meets Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 16, 30]
$15.00   Register by: Nov 26
# Left: 12
*only two classes in NOV due to Annual Artist Event and Thanksgiving
 
Kid's Art Club     (K-6th)
Harvey Clarke
Tue Sep 26-Oct 31 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
OPEN TO ANY K-6TH AGED KIDS. After school art kids will experience various art media each week, including drawing, painting, pastel, sculpture, and printmaking with ample time to finish projects on-site. Projects will change throughout the year allowing students to continue year-round if desired. This after school club is flexible enough to allow more experienced artists liberty to work on personal projects with materials, instructor guidance, and feedback. Minimum 8 required to hold classes. [Meets Sep 26 & Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31]
$110.00   Register by: Sep 26
# Left: 7
* preregistration only, pay later.
 
Painting for Kids     (7-17 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Oct 06 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Paint Nights are not just for grownups! Designed for kids 7-17. Artingales instructor April Hoff will guide young artists through a new colorful acrylic painting each month. This special class at Valley Art does not follow the same program held at schools so kids may enroll in both.
$20.00   Register by: Oct 04
# Left: 6
 
Multi-Media     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Oct 06 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Fri-Date Nights most First Fridays and special events (5+) Need a little time way for a date? Bring the kids to Fri-Date Nights at Valley Art. Education Chair April Hoff will facilitate creative time with your kids for one hour or all three. $10/hr, drop-ins okay if room, ring doorbell behind Valley Art. You may text 503-929-4088 to confirm space.
$10.00   Register by: Oct 05
# Left: 12
* price per hour/ whole hour increments

Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Oct 10 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your little one and make art with kid safe materials and professional guidance. One grown-up per child required to participate, price includes the child and grown-up. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Oct 08
# Left: 12
 
Clay Work     (ages 7-17)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Oct 13-Oct 27 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Kids ages 7-17 will learn basic clay handbuilding techniques and glaze their creations. Repeat students get wheel throwing time. Children love the tactile quality of clay. All materials provided. Last project picked up after month's end. $60 per month, or $40 for Nov. STUDENTS MUST ALWAYS HAVE CLOSED TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO [Meets Sept 8, 15, 22, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 24]
$60.00   Register by: Oct 13
# Left: 7
*select number of classes/months in Square Store.
 
Multi-Media     (6+ (adults welcome))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Sat Oct 21 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Sharpie and Pastel Selfies Saturday Oct. 21 1-3pm, Ages 6+ April Hoff leads kids and adults through a simplified Sharpie and pastel selfie that turns out with surprising results. VAA members Email april@artingales.org for member discount code. [this date is a change from what was posted in the WashCo Arts Guide]
$20.00   Register by: Oct 20
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Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Oct 24 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your little one and make art with kid safe materials and professional guidance. One grown-up per child required to participate, price includes the child and grown-up. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Oct 22
# Left: 12

Clay Work     (ages 7-17)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Nov 03-Nov 24 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Kids ages 7-17 will learn basic clay handbuilding techniques and glaze their creations. Repeat students get wheel throwing time. Children love the tactile quality of clay. All materials provided. Last project picked up after month's end. $60 per month, or $40 for Nov. STUDENTS MUST ALWAYS HAVE CLOSED TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO [Meets Sept 8, 15, 22, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 24]
$40.00   Register by: Nov 03
# Left: 8
*select number of classes/months in Square Store.
 
Painting for Kids     (7-17 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Nov 03 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Paint Nights are not just for grownups! Designed for kids 7-17. Artingales instructor April Hoff will guide young artists through a new colorful acrylic painting each month. This special class at Valley Art does not follow the same program held at schools so kids may enroll in both.
$20.00   Register by: Nov 01
# Left: 2
 
Multi-Media     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Nov 03 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
WE'RE DOING CLAY! MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES. Fri-Date Nights most First Fridays and special events (5+) Need a little time way for a date? Bring the kids to Fri-Date Nights at Valley Art. Education Chair April Hoff will facilitate creative time with your kids for one hour or all three. $10/hr, drop-ins okay if room, ring doorbell behind Valley Art. You may text 503-929-4088 to confirm space.
$10.00   Register by: Nov 02
# Left: 8
* price per hour/ whole hour increments
 
Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Nov 14 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your little one and make art with kid safe materials and professional guidance. One grown-up per child required to participate, price includes the child and grown-up. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Nov 12
# Left: 12

Multi-Media     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Nov 17 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
SPECIAL AAE EDITION. Fri-Date Nights most First Fridays and special events (5+) Need a little time way for a date? Bring the kids to Fri-Date Nights at Valley Art. Education Chair April Hoff will facilitate creative time with your kids for one hour or all three. $10/hr, drop-ins okay if room, ring doorbell behind Valley Art. You may text 503-929-4088 to confirm space.
$10.00   Register by: Nov 17
# Left: 8
* price per hour/ whole hour increments
 
Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Nov 28 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your little one and make art with kid safe materials and professional guidance. One grown-up per child required to participate, price includes the child and grown-up. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Nov 26
# Left: 12
 
Painting for Kids     (7-17 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Dec 01 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Paint Nights are not just for grownups! Designed for kids 7-17. Artingales instructor April Hoff will guide young artists through a new colorful acrylic painting each month. This special class at Valley Art does not follow the same program held at schools so kids may enroll in both.
$20.00   Register by: Nov 29
# Left: 6
 
Multi-Media     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Dec 01 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Fri-Date Nights most First Fridays and special events (5+) Need a little time way for a date? Bring the kids to Fri-Date Nights at Valley Art. Education Chair April Hoff will facilitate creative time with your kids for one hour or all three. $10/hr, drop-ins okay if room, ring doorbell behind Valley Art. You may text 503-929-4088 to confirm space.
$10.00   Register by: Nov 30
# Left: 8
* price per hour/ whole hour increments