Preschool: Mini Monets
Mini Monets enjoy arts and craft fun with paint and beginner projects. Students will learn basic art skills such as cutting, pasting, shapes, and colors. Mini Monets will develop enhanced fine motor skills, attention to detail, and mastery of different mediums.
Youth Art Club
Youth Art Club is designed to introduce students to art through fun, educational projects, in drawing, painting, clay, and media that stimulate imaginations and promote creativity. Students will learn fundamental art concepts and drawing skills as new topics are introduced each week. Current projects include Origami, Portraiture, Perspective, Still Life, Color Theory, Beginning Composition Skills, Lines and Patterning, and fun seasonal projects. Youth Art Club students explore Art History and Art Vocabulary.
Discovery Arts & Crafts
The Discovery class is perfect for those science loving, experimental artists. Each week a different approach to standard methods is explored. While students continue to work on fundamental methods of drawing and painting, mixed media and creative additions are included.
Creative Kids: Arts and Crafts
This fun hands-on arts and craft design class create with a variety of materials. Class projects include work with clay, mosaics, masks, mixed media, recycled art, seasonal crafts and a variety of drawing and paint projects.
Drawing, Painting and Collage for Teens
Classes are designed specifically for teenagers who want to grow creatively and explore visual arts.The teen program is a diverse, challenging and productive course with concentrated development for a young artists portfolio. Students study drawing, painting and mixed media elements with each project.
JumpstART: Friday Art Club
Jumpstart your weekends with a creative class for young artists. Watercolor, Clay, Drawing, Collage and other mediums await students.
In the Artists Studio
Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 pm. For Teens & Adults. This class is ongoing, join the group at anytime.
Each Saturday, the Mooresville Arts Partnership transforms into a drop in Arts Center with live clothed model and still life stations. Old Man Winter is here. It's time to bring your art inside and immerse yourself in a fun artistic atmosphere.
Choose your favorite medium and join a small group of artists from beginners to advanced, who enjoy art and camaraderie in the relaxed studio of Mooresville Arts Partnership. Each Saturday afternoon a clothed model will be available for figure drawing and portrait work. Still life stations of seasonal objects will also be available. Bring your own supplies. If you wish to use oil paints, please bring a drop cloth and easel. Cost is $7.00 per artist session.
Painting with Oils
Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00 pm. Beginner & Intermediate for Adults. Class meets in 6 week sessions. A supply list is available at registration. This workshop class is $90 for 6 weeks.
With a series of simple, easy to follow sequential exercises you will learn how to mix oil paint with control to get color that contains the proper value and intensity that you need in your paintings. This what "painting" is essentially: observing a color and then being able to mix paints as needed to relate properly with the other colors in your painting. Emphasis will be on the importance of dominance in shape, value, and color. We will cover various paint applications, brush work, and techniques. This class will give you the foundation you need to get more enjoyment out of future painting classes.
Students are encouraged to paint subjects which appeal to them and to enjoy the company of fellow artists as they develop their own painting style.
Introduction to Watercolor with Jeanne McLeish
Class meets in 6 week sessions. Group meets Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 am. For ages 16 to adults. A recommended supply list is available. This workshop is $90 for six weeks.
This class covers basic techniques, materials, and terminology. Demonstrations, personal instruction, and group critiques will be used to increase the students understanding of color and design. While this class is designed for students with little or no experience, it would also be helpful to any artists wishing to review and brush up their skills. Students will move from practicing techniques and painting single objects to painting simple still life and landscapes.