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.

Multi-Media     (ages 5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Feb 02-Oct 05 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
BY REQUEST AND EARLY PREREGISTRATION ONLY. 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 both. $10/hr, no guarantee drop-ins okay if room, ring doorbell behind Valley Art. You may text 503-929-4088 to confirm space.
$10.00   Register by: Oct 29
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* price per hour/ whole hour increments, choose date in Square Store (NOT AVAILABLE MARCH 2)
 
Painting for Kids     (7-17 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Apr 06-Jun 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. Meets [Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1]
$20.00   Register by: Jun 01
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*register now, pay later after minimum 3 enrolled.
 
Kid's Art Club     (K-6th)
Harvey Clarke
Tue Apr 10-May 22 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
OPEN TO ANY K-6TH AGED KIDS, HOMESCHOOLED TOO. (*SPECIAL FOCUS* for the first three weeks will be to get ready for Harvey Clarke's Evening with the Arts by completing works for optional display) 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 May 15, $20/class, $110 session. [Meets Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15]
$110.00   Register by: May 15
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Preschool Art     (2 - 6 years + adult)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Apr 10-Jun 12 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
CLASS BY REQUEST ONLY - REGISTER AND STATE PREFERRED DATE/TIME IN SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. 1-HOUR CLASS. AVAILABLE: 2nd Tuesdays start anytime from 10AM-12:30PM, 2nd / 4th Wednesdays 1-2PM, or 3rd Thursdays 11-Noon or 1-2PM. 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: Jun 12
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*Payment link will be sent after confirming requested date. No obligation for registering. Payment will be required in advance of class.

Kid's Art Club     (5-17 years)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Thur Apr 12-Jun 21 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Art Club will guide students through art media most 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursdays 5:30-7PM at Valley Art, focusing on a new discipline each month. $15 per class, 65 5-class pack. 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 Jun 21. Valley Art scholarships: http://www.valleyart.org/scholarships/ [Meets Apr 12, May 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 14, 21]
$15.00   Register by: Jun 14
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*If applying for Valley Art scholarship, type scholarship in the special instructions and skip payment pop-up
 
Clay Work     (ages 7-17)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri May 11-May 25 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
THIS SESSION INCLUDES WHEEL-ONLY OPTION, MAX 5 SPOTS. PARTICIPANTS MUST ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCE IN VAA POTTERY STUDIO. Wheel and handbuilding students will create the first two classes, and glaze their creations the last day of class. Single class students will color their pieces with underglazes or engobes. Pieces available for up after month's end. Okay to order just one, two, or all three. $20/$40/$60. *Valley Art scholarships: http://www.valleyart.org/scholarships/ [Meets May 11, 18, 25] ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO.
$20.00   Register by: May 25
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*Choose number of classes in Square Store pop up after registering. If applying for Valley Art scholarship, type scholarship in the special instructions and skip payment pop-up
 
Multi-Media     (5+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Days Vary May 17-Aug 22 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Creative Corner welcomes kids and adults various weekdays this summer. Anyone 5 years or older is welcome to join us for this brief creative time, parent not required to stay. Projects will change each week, using various mediums. All materials provided, $10 each. Limited to 12 seats each day. Meets: [Mondays 6/11, 7/16, 7/30] Tuesday 8/14 [Wednesdays 5/30, 8/22] Thursdays 5/17, 8/16 [Fridays 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 7/20, 8/10, 8/17]
$10.00   Register by: Aug 31
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*choose your date in Square Store pop-up after registering.
 
Clay Work     (ages 7-17)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Jun 08-Jun 22 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
THIS SESSION INCLUDES WHEEL-ONLY OPTION, MAX 5 SPOTS. PARTICIPANTS MUST ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCE IN VAA POTTERY STUDIO. Wheel and handbuilding students will create the first two classes, and glaze their creations the last day of class. Pieces available for up after month's end. *Valley Art scholarships: http://www.valleyart.org/scholarships/ [Meets June 8, 15, 22] ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO.
$60.00   Register by: Jun 15
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If applying for Valley Art scholarship, type scholarship in the special instructions and skip payment pop-up

Clay Work     (7-17 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Mon-Thur Jun 18-Jun 21 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
SUMMER CLAY BREAK. Do the kids need something to do during Summer Break? Clay Play is the perfect way to spend time learning while being creative. Children will learn hand-building techniques and use engobes/underglazes to stain their pieces. Up to 5 students repeating from previous Kid's Clay months will have wheel option. $20/day, choose one or more. Children must wear CLOSED TOE SHOES in the pottery studio. Finished pieces available approx. two weeks later after firing. Scholarships available for classes at Valley Art, copy this link to your address bar: http://www.valleyart.org/scholarships/
$20.00   Register by: Jun 21
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*choose which day(s) in Square Store pop-up
 
Clay Work     (ages 5+ (younger with adult))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Jun 29 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Need a short summer activity for the kids? Let them play with clay at Valley Art! Projects will be fired and available approximately two weeks later. New: Ages 5 and 6 allowed if capable of independence and 2-hours of directed creativity. 4 year olds allowed with parent. Minimum 3 required to hold class, register now and pay later if we meet enrollment. STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO.
$20.00   Register by: Jun 28
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Painting for Kids     (7-17 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Jul 06-Aug 03 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
First Friday paint for kids, summer edition. Notice earlier class time. This special class at Valley Art does not follow the same program held at schools so kids may enroll in both. [Meets July 6 and/or August 3, specify date in special instructions]
$20.00   Register by: Aug 02
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*register now, pay later after minimum 3 enrolled.
 
Summer Art Camp for Kids     (7+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Mon-Thur Jul 09-Jul 12 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Summer Art Camp for Kids at Valley Art, Four days of creative activity, playground treks & picnic snacks provided. Sack lunches required for full day artists. 10am-5:30pm ($210 full days) ($140 mornings plus 10am-2pm) ($120 afternoons only 2:30-5:30pm) ($60 single day) $40 non-refundable but transferable preregistration deposit required. Choose in Square Store. Scholarships available for classes at Valley Art, copy this link to your address bar: http://www.valleyart.org/scholarships/, put applying for scholarship in the special instructions and skip payment pop-up.
$210.00   Register by: Jul 08
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*Choose appropriate payment in Square Store

Clay Work     (ages 7-17)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri Jul 13-Jul 27 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
THIS SESSION INCLUDES WHEEL-ONLY OPTION, MAX 5 SPOTS. PARTICIPANTS MUST ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCE IN VAA POTTERY STUDIO. Wheel and handbuilding students will create the first two classes, and glaze their creations the last day of class. Pieces available for up after month's end. *Valley Art scholarships: http://www.valleyart.org/scholarships/ [Meets July 13, 20, 27] ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO.
$60.00   Register by: Jul 13
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If applying for Valley Art scholarship, type scholarship in the special instructions and skip payment pop-up
 
Clay Work     (ages 2-6 (adult required))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Jul 17 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Need a short summer activity for the tots? Come play with clay at Valley Art! Projects will be fired and available approximately two weeks later. 2-6 year olds allowed with parent. Minimum 3 required to hold class, register now and pay later if we meet enrollment. STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO.
$10.00   Register by: Jul 15
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*minimum 3 enrollment to hold class, pay once reached
 
Clay Work     (ages 5+ (younger with adult))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Wed Jul 18 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Need a short summer activity for the kids? Let them play with clay at Valley Art! Projects will be fired and available approximately two weeks later. New: Ages 5 and 6 allowed if capable of independence and 2-hours of directed creativity. 4 year olds allowed with parent. Minimum 3 required to hold class, register now and pay later if we meet enrollment. STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO.
$20.00   Register by: Jul 18
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Clay Work     (ages 2-6 (adult required))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Aug 14 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Need a short summer activity for the tots? Come play with clay at Valley Art! Projects will be fired and available approximately two weeks later. 2-6 year olds allowed with parent. Minimum 3 required to hold class, register now and pay later if we meet enrollment. STUDENTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES IN THE POTTERY STUDIO.
$10.00   Register by: Aug 13
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*minimum 3 enrollment to hold class, pay once reached