Sunday, November 18, 2018

Spring 2019 Class Maximums

Below is a list of classes that have filled or are close to filling for the Spring 2019 semester. 

Classes that have reached their maximum:
Tuesday 5:00 (Art Overview) - Mrs. Tanya

Thursday 5:00 (Drawing) - Mrs. Tanya
Monday 4:00 (K-2nd) - Miss Maya

Classes close to maximum enrollment:
Monday 6:00 (Digital Art) - Mrs. Tanya
Thursday 6:00 (Portrait Art ) - Mrs. Tanya

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Big News About Our Big Move!

It's almost time!  Our big move to a new studio is quickly approaching. On Thursday, November 29, we will lock the door and turn off the lights at our current studio, in the Colonial Square, for the last time.  Our last full week of classes during the week of December 3, will be at the new studio.
While we have been in our current location for eight years and are sad to say 'good-bye', we are super excited to introduce everyone to our new home.

Our new studio is located at 2713 Paula Drive, Suite B. Here are the directions:

As you are on Southwest drive (heading toward Valley View), cross the overpass and turn right at the stoplight, onto Parker Road. Paula Drive will be the second  road on the left, just before you get to Walmart.  We are in the same shopping center as Artsy Unique Boutique.  Our building is in the on the end, just beside Calvary church.

Why the sudden move?
Actually, we've been wanting  a safer place for the kiddos for quite some time.  We believe the new studio location will provide that safety.

Why is it so far away?
While the new studio may seem far away, its only 4.5 miles from our current location.

What if I can't get my artist there on time?
No worries!  We're more than happy to work with your family in making a time that's right for you.

Bonus?
You're next door to Walmart, making it convenient to do a little shopping while your kiddo is in art.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call.  We're always available! :)


Monday, August 27, 2018

Digital Art Assignments for September

The following pieces are by various artists. We will explore their watercolor technique and how it applies to digital art. 





Saturday, March 3, 2018

Summer 2018 Session

The following schedule is for our Summer 2018 term. Please note that, while we no longer offer day camps, we have increased our evening classes to include Mosaics, Sculpture, and our NEW classes in Writing, Poetry, and Shakespeare.

Registration is open to current JSA students ONLY, through March 18.  Registration will be announced to the public on March 19.  Classes will begin June 4, and run through August 2. There will be NO CLASSES during the week of  July 2-6.   Cost for the summer term, including supply fee, is $120.  One jhalf of tuition will be due at registration, with the remainder due on the first day of class. All summer fees are nonrefundable.

Class descriptions are located at the bottom of the schedule.
(Deadline to register for Maya’s Shakespeare class is May 15)

MONDAY

Studio A (Mrs. Tanya)
4:00-5:00 K-2nd grade
5:00-6:00 5th-6th grade
6:00-7:00 Digital (5th-Sr High)

Studio B (Miss Maya)

4:00-5:00 K-2nd grade
5:00-6:00 3rd-5th grade
6:00-7:00 Painting (3rd-5th grades)

TUESDAY

Studio A (Mrs. Tanya)
4:00-5:00 5th-6th grade
5:00-6:00 Drawing (Jr/Sr High)
6:00-7:00 Painting (Jr/Sr High)

Studio B (Miss Maya)

4:00-5:00 3rd-5th grade
5:00-6:00 Painting (K-2nd grades)

WEDNESDAY

Studio A (Mrs. Tanya)
4:00-5:00 3rd-5th grade
5:00-6:00 Sculpture (3rd-6th grade)
6:00-7:00 Sculpture (Jr/Sr High)

Studio B (Miss Maya)

4:00-5:00 Poetry Writing (6th-Sr. High)
5:00-6:00 Fiction Writing (6th-Sr. High)
6:00-7:00 Shakespeare (9th-12th grades)

THURSDAY

Studio A (Mrs. Tanya)
4:00-5:00 Mosaics (3rd-6th grade)
5:00-6:00 Mosaics (Jr/Sr High)
6:00-7:00 Portrait Art (Jr/Sr High)

Studio B (Miss Maya)

4:00-5:00 Poetry Writing (6th-Sr. High)
5:00-6:00 Fiction Writing (6th-Sr. High)
6:00-7:00 Shakespeare (9th-12th grades)




Poetry Writing:

Studying both historical and modern pieces by such poets as William Wordsworth, Robert Browning, and Dylan Thomas, among others, students will learn the basic elements and devices of poetry, participate in engaging sensory and and emotional exploration, and contemplate the relevance of the modern poet. Throughout the semester, students will compose a variety of their own poetic compositions. (Students will be provided with writing journals.)

Fiction Writing:

Exploring classic works by such authors as Victor Hugo, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and C.S. Lewis, among others, students will investigate the various subgenres of fiction, learn their key elements and applications, and appreciate the writing process through imaginative exercises and word play. In the course of the summer semester, students will build upon learned techniques to produce their own original fictional works. (Students will be provided with writing journals.)

Shakespeare:

Transporting into the world of William Shakespeare, students will study the atmosphere and devices of Renaissance theatre and the lasting importance of such performances, while reading and comprehending two of the playwright's foremost works—The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and the comedy of The Taming of the Shrew. At the end of the summer semester, students will be able to consider the major themes and characters of each play and discuss common motifs in the writings of Shakespeare. (Students will be provided with play books.)

Sculpture:

Students will use a combination of various materials to create 3D sculptures. We will look at the works of Jean-Fran├žois Glabik, Alexander Calder, and non-sculpture artists, such as Wassily Kandinsky.