Art classes for children
Fall 2023 classes run October - December 2023
at Art Sparks Studio in Hopewell
New: Adventure Atelier
Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 ages 6 - 9
Mixed Media for Pre-K Coming in January!
Thursdays 3:15 - 4:30 ages 3 - 5
Mixed Media Studio
Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 ages 9 - 12
Imagine, plan, gather, build, and create in 3D! Students will learn how to apply a variety of construction techniques as we build really cool stuff.
This drop-off class introduces preschool & kindergarten-age children (must be fully potty-trained) to the magic of creating art.
This empowering class gives students freedom to develop their own visions for mixed-media creations. The emphasis will be on 3-D work inspired by found objects and unusual materials, including reclaimed packaging, textiles, clay, wire, and LED lights. We provide guidance in the problem-solving process to transform the students' ideas into unique art pieces.
Art classes for adults
New! Evening class for adults Winter 2024: January 22 - March 4
Mixed Media: 3-D Techniques
Mondays 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Come explore the third dimension… We will create both wall-hanging and table-top artworks using found objects, reclaimed packaging, wood, wire, acrylic paint, adhesives, hardware, and bling! Students will use a range of construction techniques to build sturdy structures and attach objects securely, then add excitement with moving parts and LED lights. We will learn to think about composition in layers, and how ornamentation builds dramatic effect.
This is a great class for painters who would like to expand their repertoire, for people who don’t draw or paint but like to work with their hands, for people who collect cool stuff or hate to throw broken things away, and appropriate for beginners.
Teaching young children may be the most fun you can have with art.
I have been teaching mixed media classes for ages 3-10 at Art Sparks Studio since 2012. I also teach at The Jewish Center of Princeton, the Arts Council of Princeton, and the West Windsor Arts Center.
From 2015-2020 I was the Arts Specialist at Painted Oak Nature School, where I founded
an art program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and integrated with the school's emphasis on the local environment.