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
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*only two classes in NOV due to Annual Artist Event and Thanksgiving
 
Multi-Media     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Nov 17 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
SPECIAL AAE EDITION. Special Fri-Date Night Nov. 17, 6-8PM for Annual Artist Event. Let the kids make art while you view new work in the gallery for The Next Chapter, at Valley Art. Maybe you will wrap up some of those Christmas gifts early. Special price, $5/hr payable that night, or register and pre-pay online artingales.org to ensure your space. Parents must stay on premises.
$5.00   Register by: Nov 17
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* price per hour/ whole hour increments
 
Clay Work     (6-17)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Nov 21 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Do the kids need something to do during the Thanksgiving break? Kids Clay Break is the perfect way to spend time learning while being creative. $20/day, choose one or all three. Children must wear CLOSED TOE SHOES in the pottery studio. [THERE ARE ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT FOR TUESDAY as of 11/16]
$20.00   Register by: Nov 21
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Actual number available determined in Square Store pop-up.
 
Kid's Art Club     (K-6th)
Harvey Clarke
Tue Nov 28-Jan 16 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. Okay to register anytime before last class Jan 16, $20/class, $110 session. [Meets Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, Jan 2, 9, 16] (If you want to be considered for scholarship, enter "scholarship" in the special instructions portion of registration along with any other information.
$110.00   Register by: Jan 16
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Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed Nov 29 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
SWITCHED TO WEDNESDAY - THIS CLASS ONLY. 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
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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
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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
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* price per hour/ whole hour increments
 
Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Dec 05-Jan 30 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
CLASS BY REQUEST ONLY - REGISTER AND STATE PREFERRED DATE/TIME IN SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. AVAILABLE 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAYS ONLY, START ANYTIME FROM 10AM-12:30PM, 1-HOUR CLASS. 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. Wear art-making clothes.
$12.00   Register by: Feb 26
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Clay Work     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Dec 08-Dec 22 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
PARENTS WELCOME. Dec. 8, 15, 22; 4-6 p.m. Per request, we are allowing a parent to join their kid(s) in these clay classes. We will work on handbuilding techniques and glaze our creations. Finished projects will be available in January. Price options vary from $20-$90 depending on number of classes and parent option. In January we may offer this option on Saturdays at the same time.
$60.00   Register by: Dec 08
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*parents may join this class, just register child and pay for pair in Square Store
 
Multi-Media     (7+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Sat Dec 16 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
3-D Winter Stars for kids and adults ages 7+, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us for 3-D snowflake/star making. April will show you step-by-step how to create a beautiful dimensional star that you can use for years to come if properly stored. All materials provided. $15 each or discounts for multiples. $13 each for 2 to 4 registered, $11 each for 5 or more.
$15.00   Register by: Dec 15
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Holiday Art Camp for Kids     (6+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed-Fri Dec 27-Dec 29 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Winter Art Break for Kids, Dec. 27-29, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Do you and the kids need a reprieve during the long winter break? Bring them in for art making! Sign up for one day, or all three for a discount. We will be painting, making paper projects, and rolling up some Akua ink. $20 each, or $50 for all three. Sibling discount for multiple registrations, email first. april@artingales.org
$20.00   Register by: Dec 28
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*choose dates in Square Store pop-up