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:

Monday 4:00 (K-2nd) - Miss Maya
Monday 6:00 (Digital Art) - Mrs. Tanya
Tuesday 4:00 (K-2nd) - Mrs. Tanya
Tuesday 5:00 (Art Overview) - Mrs. Tanya
Thursday 5:00 (Drawing) - Mrs. Tanya
Thursday 6:00 (Portrait Art ) - Mrs. Tanya

Classes nearing their maximum:
Monday 5:00 (Art Overview) - Mrs. Tanya
Tuesday 4:00 (Art Overview) a Miss Maya 
Wednesday 4:00 (Art Overview) - 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.

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)


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)


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)


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)


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.)


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.)


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.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cold and Flu Guidelines

The cold and flu season is upon us. To help combat the spreading of germs at the studio, we are presenting the following guidelines. Please note, that we will be taking a zero tolerance stance. Parents or students who do not adhere to these guidelines, will be dismissed from classes.  We always welcome make up days for those who need to miss class.  

Students should not come to class when any of the following circumstances apply:
1. Child did not go to school due to illness.
2. Child has a cold. Even if the student went to school, they should NOT come to art.
3. Child has a fever or sore throat.
4. Child is complaining of a stomachache or has diarrhea and vomiting.
5. Anyone in the household has been diagnosed with the flu in the past week. The entire household must be free of the flu for one week before student returns to art.  According to, the flu can be spread one day before symptoms begin to one week after onset.

While these guidelines may not be practiced at local schools other after school programs, we are hoping that our parents will understand the need to protect those at our studio who are at high risk of developing complications from contracting the flu.  In addition to the above guidelines, we will be taking extra measures at disinfecting our studio and supplies after each class. Until the flu has died down, we will be using art supplies which will not damage student clothing, therefore not requiring the students to wear aprons.

We appreciate your help and understanding during this season. For more information on and updates about the flu, please see the website.