Mix Colors art studio offers art courses in a variety of media to the community. These weekly meeting art courses will build skills and art appreciation in your selected area. If you are looking for a place to foster your child’s love of art, or if you want to explore art yourself, Mix Colors art studio is the place for you.

Arts & Crafts for Preschoolers

If you want to expose your little ones to different forms of arts & crafts, then this time will give your child the opportunity to tear, cut, glue, paint, sculpt, construct, and draw their way to a happy day.

Each session will offer instructional assistance, all supplies & materials, and time to create.

It is advised that parents stay in the studio to help as needed with their child.

Come join the art fun!

Wednesdays
1:00pm-1:45pm

$7 per DROP-IN session (no preregistration required) The class is best suited for 3+ year olds.

Meetings will run every Wednesday except November 21, December 19, December 26.

Art Studio for Grades K-4

Art Studio is for kids that want to want to expand their skills in a variety of art.  Classes will incorporate a assortment of techniques, application, materials, as well as art history to create finished projects.  The kids will learn and have fun at the same time.

Each session will offer short instruction, supplies & materials, and time to create.

Thursdays
4:45pm-5:55pm 

$85 for 6 week session or $16 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 6-October 11
October 18-November 29 (no meeting November 22): REGISTER
**make-up week December 6**

Exploring Famous Artists

Exploring Famous Artists is for kids that want to want to learn more about the Masters in Art, how they works and their artwork.  Classes will incorporate a wide range of styles, techniques, media, and application. We’ll discuss color, expression, composition, storytelling, process, and so much more while creating fun & artsy projects.

Each session will offer short instruction, supplies & materials, and time to create.

Wednesdays
4:45pm-6:00pm 

$120 for 6 week session or $22 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 4-October 9
October 17-December 5 (No meeting October 31 or November 21): REGISTER

Drawing for Kids 7+

Drawing for Kids will address a variety of drawing techniques that includes perspective, countering, shading, shapes, sizing by sketching from props, imagination or still-life arrangements. The artists will develop at their own pace getting individual instruction to advance themselves in the completion of their artwork.

Each new artist will receive a sketchbook on the first day of class for them to use at home and bring to class. Returning students will use the same book. New books can be purchased through the studio when pages are filled.

Students will be given a drawing assignment each week to complete at home to help develop their skills.

Fridays
4:45pm-5:55pm 

$90 for 6 week session or $17 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 7-October 12
October 19-November 30 (no meeting November 23): REGISTER
**make-up week December 7**

Drawing for the Teens & Adults

This session of Drawing for Teens & Adults will address a variety of drawing techniques for figure drawing, including hands, eyes, faces, a variety of body parts, a variety of animals, and/or sculptures. The artists will develop at their own pace getting individual instruction to advance themselves in the completion of their artwork.

Each new artist will receive a sketchbook on the first day of class for them to use at home and bring to class. Returning students will use the same book. New books can be purchased through the studio when pages are filled.

Students will be given a drawing assignment each week to complete at home to help develop their skills.

Pre-registration is required. Limited space available.

Tuesdays
6:30pm-8:00pm 

$105 for 6 week session or $19 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 4-October 9
October 16-November 27 (no meeting November 20): REGISTER
**make-up week December 4**

Cartooning

Cartooning will explore methods, techniques, and processes in creating cartoons, comic strips, and animation. Kids will learn about cartooning and animation as an art form. Perspective, scene, gesturing and expression will provide the foundation for developing cartooning skills.

Each new artist will receive a sketchbook on the first day of class for them to use at home and bring to class. Returning students will use the same book. New books can be purchased through the studio when pages are filled.

Students will be given a drawing assignment each week to complete at home to help develop their skills.

Class is recommended for kids 7+.

Thursdays
6:30pm-7:40pm 

$90 for 6 week session or $17 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 6-October 11
October 18-November 29 (no meeting November 22): REGISTER
**make-up week December 6**

Drawing and Painting for Kids

Drawing and Painting for Kids will provide an opportunity for the students to learn how to develop their painting skills by starting with a drawing, then moving to application of a variety of medium, including acrylic, oil pastels, ink, and watercolors.  An assortment of substrates will be used in the completion of projects, including canvas, paper, board and more.

Class is recommended for kids 6+.

Wednesdays
6:10pm-7:20pm 

$120 for 6 week session or $22 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 5-October 10
October 17-December 5 (no meeting October and November 21): REGISTER

Painting with Different Medium for Teens & Adults

If you have always wanted to learn about painting, learn more techniques, or just carve out some time each week to paint, this class is for you. The students will the use of acrylics, oils, watercolors, oil pastel, and ink on a variety of materials.

This class will provide instruction as a group and individually. Techniques and methods will be discussed.

Students will be provided brushes, paint, canvas, paper, board, tile.

Wednesdays
11:00am-12:20pm 

$132 for 6 week session or $26 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
October 17-November 28 (no meeting November 21): REGISTER
**make-up week December 5**

Coffee & Canvas

Coffee & Canvas will provide an opportunity for the students to learn basic application and techniques using acrylic medium. Application, color blending & mixing, shading, and brush technique will be discussed.  Students will work at their own pace and be giving individual instruction.

We will provide brushes and acrylics each class meeting. The class provides education quality acrylics, brushes and three 11″x14″ canvases. Different size canvases may be purchased in addition at the studio or you may bring your own.

Fridays
12:00pm-1:30pm 

$132 for 6 week session or $24 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 7-October 12
October 19-November 30 (no meeting November 23): REGISTER
**make-up week December 7**

Coffee & Canvas Continues

This class is a continuation of Coffee & Canvas. It is an opportunity to continue to work on skills and techniques learned in a prior session.  Students will continue to explore the mixing and blending of their paints to achieve more dynamic paintings, practice brush techniques, and a variety of applications.

Projects will be determined individually and each student will work with the instructor in the completion of their work. Students will work at their own pace and be giving individual instruction.

We will provide brushes and acrylics each class meeting. The class provides education quality acrylics, brushes and three 11″x14″ canvases. Different size canvases may be purchased in addition at the studio or you may bring your own.

Fridays
10:30am-12:00pm 

$132 for 6 week session or $24 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
October 17-November 28 (no meeting November 23): REGISTER
**make-up week December 7**

Clay Hand Building for Kids

Clay Hand Building will address the basics of hand-building including pinch, coil, slab, relief, and structure. Different techniques and methods for building will be discussed.  Pieces will be glazed the last meeting and will be picked up 7-10 days later.

Class is recommended for kids 8+.

Tuesdays
4:45pm-6:00pm 

$150 for 6 week session or $27 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
September 4-October 9
October 16-December 4 (no meeting November 20): REGISTER

Digital Photography for Kids

Is your child interested in photography?  Then, this class is for them.

Digital Photography for Kids will address camera settings and functions while taking a variety of photo compositions. The class will explore composition principles, lighting, and subject.  Students will shoot a various settings including indoor, people, still life, and outdoor.

No previous camera and shooting knowledge required.  Individual assistance will be provided. Two field trips will be planned based on weather (very local, probably at a park).

Bring your Point & Shoot or DSLR camera and the manual to each class.

Best for ages 8+.

**Please note that cameras vary by maker and some individual functions may not be discussed directly.**

Mondays
4:45pm-6:00pm 

$120 for 6 week session or $22 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
October 15-November 26 (no meeting November 19): REGISTER

Digital Photography using a DSLR

Digital Photography will address the camera settings and functions through shooting, lighting, composition, and subject selection.

No previous camera and shooting knowledge required.  Individual instruction will be provided. Two field trips will be planned based on weather.

Bring your DSLR camera and camera manual to each class.

Best for ages 12+.

**Please note that DSLR cameras vary by maker and some individual functions may not be discussed.**

Mondays
6:45pm-8:00pm 

$120 for 6 week session or $22 for DROP-IN

Session Dates:
TBA

General Information

Mix Colors art studio offers art courses in a variety of media & techniques to the community. If you are looking for a place to foster your child’s love of art, or if you want to explore art yourself, Mix Colors art studio is the place for you. The classes will be taught by a former college art professor and professional artists. Please read Julia’s bio on the Our Story page.
Our weekly classes will run in six-week sessions from September-June. The schedule of class sessions and meeting times are listed by class below. Registration is required at the start of the session to guarantee a spot in the class, however if there is space available we do accept drop-ins.
Each class meeting will offer group and individual instruction.

Policies

Punctuality
Please be on time for your class. Do not “drop off” your child early or leave them at the studio past their class time. We are not equipped to watch children that are not in a class.
Missed class /Make up class Policy
If a student misses a class, they can attend another class within the same session if there is a comparable class and if there is space available, or they may come to Walk-in & Create Hours and work with their instructor during their scheduled work hours.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO PRORATING OR REFUND for missed classes. “Missed” classes cannot be used as a “class credit” for the next session or other studio events.
To schedule a make-up class please send us an email and we will work to find a class that works with your schedule or schedule a private lesson. We will send a confirmation email within 24 hours.
All registrations agree to the Missed Class/Makeup Policy whether they register online or in the studio.
No parents allowed in the classroom.
We believe children should be able to enjoy and focus on their art class. For this purpose, we ask parents to wait outside the studio room until class is over to avoid disruptions. Please call us or discuss it with us if you have any concerns about this policy.
Payment
Registration is required and payment is due at the start of the first class of each session.
Sibling Discount
We offer $10 off each session for additional family members, first student at full price. You can register for classes through the Calendar. Please use code: FAMDIS for the Family Discount.
Cancellations
One week advanced notice, before the start of the session begins, is required to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after the one week advanced notice period will be refunded less a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations made TWO days before the session begins ARE NOT eligible for a refund. There will be no refunds or credits once the class begins.
Please note that we require at least two (2) participants in each class for it to run. You will be notified TWO days before the scheduled meeting time if it is canceled.
Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, the decision to open or close the studio will be made by 8am the morning of class, if bad weather start during the day we will update closing as far in advance as we can to the start of class.
We will communicate by mass email to all families and via our Facebook and Twitter page(s).
If we close due to inclement weather, students can make up their classes following our make-up procedure. Mix Colors art studio does not refund or credit for classes canceled due to weather.
We also want to stress that we want everyone to use their best judgment at all times and make a personal decision for you and your family based on the roads in your area and your feeling about driving to art classes. Even though we may be open for classes, please don’t feel like you need to travel to the studio if you are questioning the trip at all. We understand and you can make-up the class. Ultimately, we want everyone to be safe.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions or concerns.
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