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, or are ready to jump from STEM to STEAM, 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)
 
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 7/24, 8/14 [Wednesdays 5/30, 7/25, 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.
 
Multi-Media     (13-17 only)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Days Vary Jun 18-Aug 22 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
CreaTEEN Studio gives teens artistic freedom to create with access to studio materials for drawing, printmaking, acrylic painting, assemblage, mixed media, collage, etc. Clay studio available some days for multi-day students. Instructor available for advice and collaboration if needed. Choose one or more, note start date in special instructions. $20/day, $70 Aug 13-16, $100 6-pack [Meets Jun 18, 21, 29, Jul 2, 24, 25, 31, Aug 2, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 22]
$20.00   Register by: Aug 21
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*Note start date in special instructions, text if registering within three hours of class (503-929-4088)
 
Clay Work     (ages 2-6 (adult required))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Jul 17 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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     (7+ (*note arm length))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Days Vary Jul 19-Aug 03 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
This special wheel option is for students that have taken classes in the Valley Art clay studio before. Okay for returning wheel students as well, since we will learn trimming our second day. The last meeting day will be for glazing. Meets from 10:30AM-12:30PM July 19, July 20, and Aug 3. Must attend all three days or pay for make-up glaze day if missed.
$60.00   Register by: Jul 17
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*arm length from elbow to center palm must be at least 9 inches.
 
Summer Art Camp for Kids     (7+)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Mon-Thur Jul 30-Aug 02 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN SECOND ART CAMP. Summer Art Camp II for Kids at Valley Art, Four days of creative activity in various mediums, snacks provided. Sack lunches required. 10am-2pm ($140 10am-2pm all four days) ($45 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.
$140.00   Register by: Aug 02
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*Choose appropriate payment in Square Store
 
Painting for Kids     (7-17 yrs)
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Fri 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.
$20.00   Register by: Aug 02
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*register now, pay later after minimum 3 enrolled.

Clay Work     (ages 5+ (younger with adult))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Mon Aug 13-Aug 20 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: Aug 19
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*note which date you want in the special instructions (Aug 13 or Aug 20)
 
Clay Work     (ages 2-6 (adult required))
Valley Art (Forest Grove)
Tue Aug 14 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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