Join Hands on Art, a Creative Lab for Children!

WE ARE CRAZY ABOUT LEARNING AND SERIOUS ABOUT FUN!

“Please bear with us while we get the learning part out, we promise it is worth the read!” From the beginning of our creation, the purpose of mankind has been to create, that process of creating encompasses important skills that support healthy development in individuals. Throughout time the process of creating art had been restrained, limited and eliminated from school curriculums, leaving individuals without the healthy exposure to that important tool that fosters ingenuity, mind-heart connection, confidence and creative thinking.

With the constant stimulation of technology and social media, children and adults are bombarded with an excess of information and overstimulation, preventing us from developing mechanisms to filter and balance the intake of that much information. Though we are not scientists, a simple example can demonstrate the impact of the noise effect of digital stimulation, by exposing yourself for at least 30 min. to one hour of social media, scrolling (only intake, not typing) or the same time on video game exposure, followed immediately by laying on your back, with closed eyes, try to bring your thought to a blank piece of paper, holding that view in your mind for at least 20 seconds, you will feel the static noise in your brain and the effort to bring your mind to that blank stage might take at least 10 minutes.

Many studies have discovered that the internet, social media, and video games produce the same addictive chemicals and the constant exposure also modifies brain mass and function. Then we wonder, how did we waste our whole day on social media? or why our kids aren’t focused, hyperactive or have other emotional conflicts?

The process of creating is a cognitive process when we create we are using different areas of our brain, combined with our body we are organically searching for answers while we use our hands to execute the visual result. Our breathing becomes consistent and our brain intuition increases. We produce the right amount of positive brain chemistry like Serotonin, Endorphins, Dopamine, and Norepinephrine; these natural chemicals help with the proper functioning of our body system and especially the senses of joy and happiness.

HANDS ON ART’S UNIQUE TEACHING APPROACH

YES, WE ARE MORE THAN AN ART PROGRAM, WE REALLY CARE FOR YOUR KIDS!

After much research Hands on Art has created a program that focuses on important skills to support children in their development and to build future successful individuals. Throughout the process of creating, kids get the opportunity to problem-solve, feel comfortable taking risks and understanding the importance of making mistakes as a catalyst for learning, while they learn artistic skills, and how to properly use materials and exercise creativity. In our new program our focus is to prepare students to get in charge of their own process of creating and we, the instructors, are there to demonstrate, facilitate and emphasize their discovery. Each class focuses on a specific skill according to age level and individual needs.

Now we offer two options of classes for beginner levels, ages 6-9 (based on the timespan of a class.) A 60 minutes class will better suit students who are in the process of developing their attention span and focus, while a 90 minutes class will introduce students to our New Methods of Peer/Self-Assessment. We use the extended time to develop leadership skills in communication, observation, independence, critical thinking and problem solving through Peer/Self-Assessment techniques and we establish individual standards of quality and planning before executing each project. This new process will allow students to become independent and more intentional with their process of creating while developing a great foundation for confidence, and creativity while having FUN! If you would like to learn more, please call the studio and set a time with Iraima Otteson, the Art Program creator!

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School Year Program starts on Sep 4th

(FALL REGISTRATION)

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Join us for one Day, One Month or Sign up for a Full Year!

Full Year Benefits:

-$5 Off monthly Tuition or 10% Discount when paying in Full with cash or check.
– 10% sibling tuition discount
– 20% discount on birthday parties
-Free studio fee for the whole family to enjoy when kids are enrolled in the art program.
(studio fee covers the cost of firing your ceramic piece and painting supplies, regularly $8 per adult and $5 per child)

What mediums do we teach?

Painting: Watercolor, Tempera, Acrylics

Drawing: Color pencil, Pastel, Charcoal, and Graphite

Printing: Serigraphy (the process of screen printing t-shirts), Woodcut, and other materials to explore printing.

3D: Clay building, Paper mache, Upcycle (use of recycling materials to create sculptures).

Pottery Wheel

Digital Art: Create digital images using Photoshop, learn how to screen print your own T-shirts, and learn the process of animation and stop motion. New Class!

ANNUAL PROGRAM FEES:

  • Annual, nonrefundable registration fee ($25 first child and $10 additional siblings)
  • Apron with the logo of the studio $16.27
  • Sketchbook $10.68

Sign up for a Second Art Class and get a Special Discount!

We offer a special discount of 20% Off on any additional art or digital class enrollment. For more information please call Iraima at 801-906-1192.

New students can join the program at any time! Don’t forget to fill out your Registration Form.

POTTERY WHEEL LEVEL I, Ages 8 and up.

THIS CLASS IS IDEAL FOR A BEGINNER LEVEL CHILD OR ADULT.

Pottery has been an ancient practice that is still used and valued nowadays, not as much as a vital form to process meals or storage water but for its artistic form of expression and therapeutic experience. Ceramic pieces are the subject of Gallery displays. The flexibility of its process of creation allows artists to come up with unique pieces that captivate interest for its beauty and ingenuity. Some users claim Pottery wheel throwing as a therapeutic practice, while for us any form of art is also a therapeutic experience.

Meets once a week / Tuesday or Wednesday / 60 min session / $110 Times: 4-5 pm/5-6pm.

This class requires an annual registration fee and apron purchase only.

For enrollment please fill out the online Registration form / Register

FUN ART Ages 3-6 (60 min)

THE PERFECT CLASS TO BUILD THE SKILLS FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS!

Meets once a week / 60 min session / $65 Monthly Tuition. ($60 when signing up for a full year) Request Discount at Studio.

Tuesday 1:00 pm-2:00

Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

For class, description click Here
For enrollment please fill out the online Registration form / Register

FUN ART Ages 6-9 (60 min) BEGINNER. NEW SCHEDULE, NEW CLASS!!

THE IDEAL CLASS TO DEVELOP ATTENTION SPAN WHILE LEARNING TO USE A LARGE VARIETY OF ART MEDIUMS.

Meets once a week / 60 min session / $75 Monthly Tuition / $70 when signing up for a full year! (Request Discount at Studio)

Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday4:00pm-5:00pm

Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm 

 

For class, description click Here
For enrollment please fill out the online Registration form / Register

FUN ART INTERMEDIATE  Ages 9-11 (90 min)

 

THIS CLASS WILL EXPAND KIDS KNOWLEDGE OF ART IN GENERAL WHILE DEVELOPING PEER ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES, COMMUNICATION SKILLS AS WELL AS AESTHETIC CONCEPTS.
Meets once a week / 90 min session / $85 Monthly Tuition /$80 when signing for a full year!

(Request Discount at Studio)
Tuesday 4:00pm-5:30pm
Wed 4:00pm-5:30pm

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For enrollment please fill out the online Registration form / Register

FUN ART OFF TRACK/HOMESCHOOL Ages 7-11

 The schedule of this class is specially created for Homeschool and Off-Off track students. Kids will learn about the process of creating using appropriate techniques and learning proper use of materials as well as learning from Master artists.

Meets once a week on Thursday, 1-2:00pm/ 60 min session / $70 ON SALE $65 for full year sign up! (Request Discount at Studio)

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For enrollment please fill out the online Registration form / Register

MASTER ART Ages 12-16 (90 min)

THIS CLASS IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR  MATURE LEVEL STUDENTS WHO ARE ABLE TO STAY ON TASK AND APPLY INTRODUCED TECHNIQUES WHILE WORKING ON INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS.

  • Meets once a week on Wednesday/Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, $90 Monthly Tuition / $85 when signing up for a full year! 
  • (Request Discount at Studio)

For enrollment please fill out the online Registration form / Register

Elements of Drawing, Ages 12 and up (younger ages by approval)

Ideal for students interested in expanding their drawing skills, on different subjects as portraits, the human figure, animals, perspective, still life composition by studying and understanding the most important principles of drawing as line, composition, space, value, and proportion.

Meets on Thursday, 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm, $90/4 classes/ Get $5 Off your monthly tuition when signing up for a full year!

(Request Discount at Studio)

 

For enrollment please fill out the online Registration form / Register

DIGITAL ART, Ages 12 and up

The perfect class for students who love art and computer graphics, participants will develop the skills to become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. this class will take students through different applications of art in the digital world, including Graphic Design…LEARN MORE

Meets once a week / Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm / 90 min session / $120 Monthly Tuition.

 

For enrollment please CONTACT IRAIMA OTTESON and fill out the online Registration form / Register