Designed for budding artists ages 4 to 8 years, this flexible after school program offers creative time to dive deep into projects, led by professional teaching artists. Each day of the week focuses on a different art medium, including drawing, painting, cartooning, and 3D sculpture, so kids can pick their favorites or attend daily.
Mondays: Drawing Hub
Students learn classic drawing exercises and develop the essentials needed to eventually transition into drawing more fully realized drawings. Practical exercises in shading, values, perspective, tone. Drawing is the most useful tool of all the visual arts and the foundation for all other media. Teachers will assign different practical exercises every Monday, before moving on to capturing subject matter, for example still life or portraits. Perfect for beginners or intermediate budding artists serious about learning more.
Tuesdays; Painting Hub
Roll up your sleeves and create your own finished painting on canvas! Every week teachers will assign a theme and subject for students to jump into the exciting world of painting. Learn valuable skills like color mixing, how to apply texture, and employ light, as well as fun brush applications. Students will work in acrylic, watercolor or pastels to realize their individual canvases.
Wednesdays: Cartoon Saloon Hub
For kids who love cartoon drawing, this is the perfect fun adventure. As well as learning essentials, students will be taught how to design their own characters: how to use the design of hair, eyes, hands, legs & costume to give their characters their own unique flavor; and how to manipulate their drawings to tell stories and design fantasy worlds for their characters to live in. Students will also dive into some Manga + Anime traditions. More experienced cartoon artists will touch on comic book panel to panel drawing work in pencil and markers.
Thursdays; Painting + Collage
Kids bring their artwork to another level by skillfully using collage tools to give paintings more texture and individuality. This is a more exploratory lesson where budding artists who like to work in different media explore how to express themselves. Teachers will assign themes and inspiring subjects every week for children to follow. Students design their paintings, adding found object art like wool, fabric, magazines, colored or textured papers. Perfect for beginner to intermediate.
Fridays: 3D Works + Mixed Media
Create fully realized 3D work on fun themes and subjects. Learn how to use nontraditional and found object art to give work that unique, personalized feel. Students will be encouraged by professional teaching artists to pick and choose their own media so they can grow confidence in their own choices.
After School is held in the Creatively Wild open and airy DUMBO studio Mondays through Fridays from 4pm to 6pm. To sign up, select the day you would like to attend or select one of the discounted multi-day packages and use them whenever you want over a period of days and weeks.
Creatively Wild Art Studio
Creatively Wild Art Studio