Each year, Artvillage conducts a wide selection of regular programming for each month of the year for our Level 1, 2, and 3 students. The variation of our available programs changes each month, usually based on the month’s public holiday, season of the year, or an artistic style. Ranging from painting, drawing, mixed media, and inquiry into new mediums, we can guarantee that our students are exposed to a vast variety of what art can strive to achieve. Both dry and wet, as well as 2D and 3D mediums are available for exploration, and each month our students amaze us with their gained knowledge, originality, and growth!
Our regular programming focuses and recycles through either of these basic principles: technical application, creativity, and hand/eye coordination, which we apply through painting, drawing, or the exploration of a new medium. By focusing on one of these fundamentals of learning each month, we ensure that our students are able to gain a wider perspective of not only the variety of art styles presented to them, but also of their capabilities as young growing artists. It is through our programming where we are able to learn of each student’s strengths and weaknesses, and likes and dislikes, allowing us to tailor our teaching methods to suit, nurture, and unleash our student’s creative mind to its artistic potential!
Students will be taught the fundamentals of drawing (perspective, proportion, composition, etc.), painting (color theory, paint application, the importance of light and dark, etc.), and art (line, shape, form, value, space, texture, color, etc.), as we focus on strengthening their basic skills as young artist. Different art theories and various mediums will also be introduced at both beginner and advanced levels, as we often focus on observing a certain artist’s style or way of thinking.
Students will focus on discovering their creative ability and enhancing their mental development, as we encourage their love and curiosity for themes they are passionate about. Art is full of possibility, and can be used as a tool in establishing both personal and social discussions in the modern world through the usage of important themes and the incorporation of certain element in an artwork. It is through creativity in which we strive to promote art appreciation, to strengthen a student’s creativity and independence, and most importantly to teach our students how to see the world through the eyes of an artist.
Arts and Crafts Play
Students will use their dexterity in incorporating both 2D and 3D elements together, as they learn to see objects from a multi-angle and use new tools presented to them. It is through playing with materials in which our students are the most free, and are able to discover their areas of interest as they craft objects that are personal to them. We encourage our students to learn how mediums can work together as compliments, as well as how certain mediums can substitute themselves as a fundamental of painting or drawing in an artwork.
Each program is conducted for a duration of 2 – 5 sessions depending on the complexity of the piece and the age group. After our student’s have completed the assigned monthly program, they are free in choosing what their next artwork would be before the following monthly program commences. We encourage our students to attempt artworks of varying mediums and styles, as this strengthens their knowledge and Independence! No experience is needed and we will supply all materials needed, all that we ask for you to bring is a smile on your face, good attitude, and an eagerness to have fun with us! Sign up now and we’ll see you here soon!
For the month of October, our Creatots, Level 0.5, 1, 2, & 3 students will be creating a series of animal themed artworks using a range of mediums! Each level’s program will focus on enhancing a particular creative or arts & crafts skill.
Our Creatots will be creating their own Monster Masks through the use of paper plates & colored paper. Students will create their own version of a mask featuring a monster of their choice, cut out in the size of their face. Students will learn how to draw and cut simple shapes for their eyes and mouth. Students will learn how to combine different materials together, as well as improve on their hand / eye coordination.
Meanwhile our Level 1 students will be painting their own Skeleton Masks by using a mixed media on paper. Students will learn how to create a skeleton shaped mask from a paper plate, according to the size of their face. Students will learn how to draw, cut, and paste different patterns and shapes, inspired by the Mexican Holiday; The Day Of The Dead, to further decorate their mask. Students will utilize their psychomotor and creativity skills.
Our Level 2 students will be creating their own Moving Monsters by using mixed mediums. Students will learn how to create their own Halloween inspired, moving characters of their choice, as well as a haunted house for their character. Students will learn how to draw simple figures using proportion techniques. Students will utilize their creativity skills as they decorate their characters and houses.
Our Level 3 students on the other hand, will be creating their own Clay Trick or Treat Set. Students will learn how to mold their own Halloween inspired treats, monsters, and/or themed plates/cutlery out of clay. Students will paint their own table settings on canvas, which they will then add their clay treats and decorations onto. Students will learn basic sculpting, painting, and mixed media techniques.