For Ages 4-7 year-olds – Schedule/Activities changes every week – on Zoom
Beginning Feb 15 – choose a class $25, choose a week $100 or choose a month $350
10AM -10:45AM for School Vacation week; Afternoons when school is in session
Monday – All About Me with Jen Blesso
Tuesday – All About Me-Multi Media with Jen Blesso
Wednesday – All About Me -Multi Media with Jen Blesso
Thursday – All About Me -Multi Media with Jen Blesso
Friday – Musical Discoveries with Rachel Youngling
All About Me (Mixed Media) Your child will explore various media and basic art techniques through the central theme of their identity – favorite color, family, map making, favorite animal, and a self portrait.
Day 1: My favorite color – Your child will explore basic color theory and watercolor techniques.
Day 2: Me and my pet/favorite (stuffed) animal collage: Using construction paper, wrapping paper or paper bags (napkins or paper towels too) your child will explore texture through collage.
Day 3: Me on a Map – We will talk about different kinds of maps and elements of a map. Your child will choose a type of map to design and create using different drawing media.
Day 4: Portrait – Your child will look at different types portraits. Using any media they will make a portrait of themselves doing their favorite activity with a special adult.
Day 5: Music with Rachel Youngling
Supplies – most of the art supplies can be found in the stationary aisle of a grocery store with the exception of the clay and watercolor paper which can be found at Target, Walmart, or Michael’s.
Supplies to have on hand: watercolor paper, watercolors (Crayola is great), black sharpie, pencil, eraser, scissors, glue stick or Elmer’s white glue, paintbrushes of different sizes, paintbrush or popsicle sticks for spreading glue, Tombow markers (Crayola markers will be okay), oil pastels or crayons, 8×11 printer paper, collage papers (paper bags, newspaper, wrapping paper, coffee filters, tissue paper),tempera paints (optional).
Jen Blesso is an abstract artist and teacher. She has been guiding children and individuals/groups with special needs in art activities for the past 7 years. She is drawn to fiber arts and mixed media. Currently, Jen works in acrylics – layering and working up colors while adding various materials. Paper, metal, tree bark, sequins and other found objects are incorporated into her work to create texture and interest. She received her BA in Art History and continues to study art individually and through classes. For Jen, making art is when she feels the bravest and the most free to take risks in her creative endeavors. She resides in Melrose, MA with her family and their little white poodle.
Musical Discoveries – This program will focus on musical exploration through singing, movement and creation of unique instruments from recycled, found and new objects. The objective of each class is to have fun and make a new musical discovery.
Rachel is an Early Childhood Music Specialist based on Cape Cod, where she has been a music educator for 16 years. She has a passion for bringing the joy of music to children and families in an age-appropriate format that incorporates play and all learning styles. Rachel believes it is important to recognize the individual in each child and tailors her teaching to each student.