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.

Drawing for Kids     (K-6th)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Thur Jun 15-Aug 24 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
SUMMER DRAWING CLUB. Okay to enroll anytime before last week of class. Meets 8 Thursdays during summer at Valley Art. Drawing Club will guide students through a series of drawing techniques each class to increase confidence and skill in young artists. Drawing is the foundation to any representational artwork, even when abstracted. Personal sketchbook will be provided, and class will be both indoors and out, exposing students to a variety of objects to improve "seeing" and translating to art. [June 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24]
$15.00   Register by: Aug 23
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Drawing for Kids     (12+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Thur Jun 15-Aug 24 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
INTERMEDIATE DRAWING. Okay to enroll anytime before last week of class. Meets 8 Thursdays during summer at Valley Art. Intermediate Drawing will focus on challenging practiced artists to increase skill and detail representation along with aesthetic abstraction. Okay for Manga & graphic artists as well. Personal sketchbook will be provided, and class will be both indoors and out, exposing students to a variety of objects to improve "seeing" and translating to art. ($130 eight-class series, $20 single class) [June 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24]
$20.00   Register by: Aug 23
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*age exception with portfolio review / approval
 
Kid's Art Club     (7-17 years)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Jun 16-Aug 25 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Art Club will guide students through art media at Valley Art, focusing on a different discipline each month. $15 per class, $40 per month, $100 series Jun-Aug. (CHOOSE IN SQUARE STORE) Art club is flexible enough to allow more experienced artists liberty to work on personal projects with materials, instructor guidance, and feedback. (MOVED FROM THURSDAY TO FRIDAY)
$15.00   Register by: Aug 25
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Clay Work     (ages 12-17)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Jul 04-Aug 15 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Kids ages 12-17 will learn basic clay handbuilding techniques and glaze their creations. People love the tactile quality of clay. All materials provided. $60 per month or $110 for both. Last project picked up after month's end to allow for firing. Meets [July 4, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15]
$60.00   Register by: Jul 23
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*select July, August, or both in Square Store.

Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed Aug 02 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
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 most Wednesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Aug 01
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Painting for Kids     (7-13 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Aug 04 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Paint Nights are not just for grownups! Designed for kids 7-13. 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: Aug 03
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Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed Aug 09 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
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 most Wednesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Aug 08
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Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed Aug 16 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
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 most Wednesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Aug 15
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Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed Aug 23 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
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 most Wednesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Aug 22
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Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed Aug 30 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
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 most Wednesdays, preregistration required. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Aug 29
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