After School Art - MENLO PARK



Art & Science - Grades K-3

Curiosity and creativity come together as children discover the science behind art. Artists and scientists are great observers and experimenters. Children learn observational skills as they look closely at the characteristics of birds, plants and insects. Experiment with color mixing before making watercolor illustrations. Draw animal portraits adding symbols to reflect diet and habitat. Make objects move by creating simple machines inspired by the great inventors from Da Vinci to Muybridge and much more.This class will explore a variety of drawing, painting, and found object materials in a fun and encouraging environment.

No class Nov 25

 



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Las Lomitas
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Moorman 9/16 - 12/2 Mo 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM $275.00 View 12

Comics and Graphic Novels - Grades 4-5

Have fun while creating characters that come to life through pictures. Learn to create a real or imagined place through drawing and composition techniques. Create comics frame by frame. Explore storytelling through a sequence of illustrations that move characters through time and space. Take your stories from pencil to ink, black and white to color inspired by the award winning graphic novels “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznic and “Hey Kiddo” by Jarrett Krosoczka and others.Students gain writing skills as well as the use of picture composition and page layout to communicate their story. The inspiration of authors works from around the world will allow students to find their own voice in telling stories with pictures. This class builds confidence in critical thinking skills, creative expression, problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration. No class Nov.11

 



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La Entrada
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Tran 9/16 - 11/25 Mo 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM $275.00 View 12

Digital Art & Motion Graphics - Grades 3-5

Learn how to make art that inspires and moves. We will use ipads and paper, edit photography, and turn what we make into motion graphics. This class was created for pre-teens who love to make art and want to develop a design mind using the digital tools of today's world. All materials and iPads provided.

No class Nov 29

 



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Oak Knoll Elementary
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Beams 9/9 - 12/9 Mo 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM $260.00 View 12
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Gardner Bullis
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Beams 9/13 - 12/20 Fr 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM $260.00 View 12

Encinal Design Thinking, Innovation and Imagination Grades 3-5
Grade Range: 3 - 5

Design Thinking, Innovation, Imagination, and Creativity flow in this Design and Art class. Make, write, and illustrate your own book. Design a Guatemalan inspired kite. Create a Keiichi Tanaami inspired “giant” mural. Make a Rina Banerjee inspired creature out of “junk”. Design your own alphabet for a children’s picture book. Design your own bed sheets and carpet for your bedroom. Invent a toy or product and design a logo for it. Design a flying dream car, boat, bike, rocket etc. Be an architect and design and render a “secret room” , building, or city inspired by Dr. Seuss or famous architects. Build a found object sculpture inspired by Louise Nevelson. Design a wild and crazy play-structure inspired by Yayoi Kusama. Invent and build an arcade game. Make a Chihuly inspired sculpture. Create a wildly imaginative self portrait. Use your imagination to make a “giant” clay sculpture inspired by famous artists. Create finger puppets and a puppet theater inspired by Paul Klee. Work with oil pastels, watercolors, color pencil, clay, and more. We encourage your kids to innovate, invent, take risks, use their imaginations.

No class Nov 27-29

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Encinal Elementary
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Shields 9/11 - 12/4 We 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM $280.00 View 12

Laurel Design Thinking, Innovation and Imagination Grades 3-5
Grade Range: 3 - 5

Design Thinking, Innovation, and Imagination flow in this fun and creative design class.  Create and illustrate your own mini book. Build an imaginary creature out of recycled “junk”. Design your own alphabet. Be an architect and design and render a “secret getaway”. Make found object art. Design and sketch a play-structure. Make a Chihuly inspired “glass” sculpture for your school and learn how to illustrate it in an architectural rendering. Draw a Frida Kahlo-inspired, imaginative self portrait. Use your imagination to make an Oldenburg inspired clay sculpture. Create a hand puppet inspired by Paul Klee.  Learn rendering techniques with, marker, oil pastels, watercolors, clay, and more.  We encourage your kids to innovate, invent, take risks, use their imaginations.

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Laurel School
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Shields 8/29 - 12/19 Th 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM $320.00 View 7

The Magic of Art for K-2

Young artists will work with watercolors, acrylic paint, oil pastels, markers and clay. We will paint, draw, make trading cards, and have fun making miniature art. We will discover how shapes make art while we become observers learning to see and play with color, line, and texture. Students will develop fine motor skills as well as learn the basic elements of art.

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Laurel School
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Beams 8/28 - 12/18 We 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM $320.00 View 7
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Gardner Bullis
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TBD 9/3 - 12/17 Tu 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM $300.00 View 12
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Oak Knoll Elementary
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Beams 9/3 - 12/17 Tu 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM $300.00 View 11
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Encinal Elementary
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Beams 9/12 - 12/5 Th 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM $280.00 View 11