Art Academy is an after-school class designed for students who wish to develop and grow their artistic aptitude. Throughout each six week session, students learn and practice foundational skills in the visual arts and are exposed to a variety of mediums in both the 2D and 3D arts. Art Academy students also develop strong visual literacy and critical thinking skills through looking at and discussing their own artwork and the artwork of others. For the 6-10 year old cohort, each session yields a "final" work or project that is shared and discussed. For the 11-14 year old students, the focus shifts to skills-based instruction with an emphasis on drawing, painting, design, and composition.
First Spring Session
6 - 10yrs: Tuesday, March 12 - Tuesday, April 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
6 - 10yrs: Wednesday, March 13- Wednesday, April 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
11 - 14yrs:Thursday, March 14 - Wednesday, April 25, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
*with one week off for Spring Break (March 19, 20, 21) Learn more about our Spring Break Art Camp
6-10 yrs Instructor:
Art educator Jen Johnson holds an undergraduate degree in art history and English literature from the University of Kansas, as well as an MAT (Masters in the Art of Teaching) from the English Department at the University of Montana. In her own practice, Jen is equally invested in understanding the larger world through her interactions with the art objects of others and the making of her own art objects. Jen considers her greatest strengths as an educator to be the facilitation of reflective and critical conversations about art and art making, as well as the creation of safe environments for authentic explorations into the practices of self-expression and making. Her preferred mediums are mixed media, printmaking, and photography, but she enjoys the act of creation no matter the medium and considers it one of her greatest joys to make art alongside others.
11-14 yrs Instructor:
6 weeks; class meets once a week for 1.5 hours
*Refunds will not be given if cancellation is made less than a week before the beginning of the session. If Prairie cancels a class, a makeup class will be offered. Makeup classes are not offered to students who miss a class.