Fall classes begin September 12th. This Fall we are so excited to announce that we will be adding Thursday morning classes, as well as continuing our Tuesday afternoon classes. We now have ART for 15 months through age 7! See descriptions below.

Fall Session Holidays: No classes September 21, 22, October 7& 9, and November 22-25

10 week session $280, siblings $150.

Hooten-Art Ages 2-4 years

Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 and Thursdays 10:00-10:45, 

This class for the preschool-aged set values freedom to explore, open ended materials, and intriguing art invitations inspired by the natural world. Taking an approach that values the creative process over the finished product, project ideas are given while the children are encouraged to experiment and discover. We will balance guided projects with open painting while your little one is kept engaged by unexpected materials and a new individual project each week as well as collaborative work. The importance of communicating with one another is encouraged while respecting each child's own ideas and decisions in a nurturing environment. Children in this class are accompanied by a caregiver however you are encouraged to sit back and let the child engage in the projects independently.

Some projects and themes we will explore:

Pressing and painting Fall leaves

Tinker sculptures with wood parts, clay, acorns & other found nature materials 

Using embroidery hoops to create paintings on fabric

Collaborative group mural of several layers and techniques 

Tuesdays 3:15-4:00

Thursdays 10:00-10:45/ FULL

Hooten-Art for big kids! Ages 5-7

Tuesdays 4:15-5:00, years

If you value freedom to explore, open ended materials, and intriguing art invitations that take inspiration from the natural world, then this is the perfect after-school art class for your child. Taking a process-based approach, we will experiment with unexpected materials while letting projects develop according to the children's interests. Your child will be kept engaged by a new individual project each week as well as collaborative work. The importance of creating and communicating with one another is encouraged while respecting each child's own ideas and decisions. Let's allow these children to seek their own answers to creative challenges while supporting them in a nurturing environment! This is a drop-off optional class. 

Some projects and themes we will explore:

Pressing and painting Fall leaves and using them to create wall hangings

Tinker sculptures with wood parts, clay, acorns & other nature materials 

Creating spin art paintings with salad spinners using a variety of materials

Using embroidery hoops to create paintings on fabric and explore basic sewing 

 

Toddler Art Play, Ages 15 months-2 years

Thursdays 11:00-11:45

This new class for young toddlers will follow an "open studio" format in which different art stations will be set up around the room so that the children can explore at their own pace. They will be free to roam from project to project spending as much time as they would like on each one. The art stations will be set up as "invitations" in which materials are set out in an intuitive and age appropriate manner, encouraging exploration and fun with art making! Care takers are present in this class and since this may be the first art experience for many of the children, grown ups are encouraged to give these budding artists the space to explore at their own pace and to focus on the process of creation rather than the finished product. Prepare for mess and rest assured all materials will be non-toxic and inspiring!

Some projects we will explore:

Painting with watercolors on giant coffee filters

Painting and washing toy animals

Sensory bins using a variety of tactile materials 

Open painting exploring different color themes and surfaces 

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Add a sibling to any Art Class: 

In Hannah's class the child is free to create, explore materials, and make her own decisions in a nurturing environment. Follow @thisgreatforest (instagram.com/thisgreatforest) on Instagram for examples of Hannah's art practice for kids. Be prepared to get messy and have a blast making art this Fall!

Hannah Kasper Levinson grew up in Ossining, NY and received a BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Her paintings have been exhibited all around the world and she has created artwork for Cabinet Magazine and the band Yo La Tengo. She is building momentum as an independent art teacher following her beloved Los Angeles-based "Paint and Play" class. Featuring a process-based approach, Hannah's art classes for kids are inspired by nature, science, art history, and her own two beautiful children. See Hannah's paintings at hannahkasper.com and follow @thisgreatforest on Instagram for her art practice for kids.