7230 E 29th St. N. Wichita, KS 67226  |  316.683.2500  |  theartparkwichita@cox.net

MONART DRAWING CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

Want to learn to draw? Whether you want to learn the basics of drawing or improve existing drawing skills, these are the classes for you! Instructors will show you new techniques and provide professional quality materials to complete your artwork. This guided step-by-step method improves visual perception skills by breaking down the subject matter for people of all ages to see and follow along with. The patented Monart Drawing Method was designed by leading art educator Mona Brookes, author of Drawing With Children and Drawing For Older Teens and Adults.  In these monthly workshops students have fun using new media, such as design markers, water color, water color pencil, acrylics, colored pencils, oil and chalk pastels while learning to draw!

The theme for the 2016-2017 workshops for the school year is OLD MASTERS. Tuition each month is $10.00 cash per person, per class and includes all supplies and materials. This class meets Fridays from 10:00-11:00am and is geared for ages 4 1/2 – 7 and 8-14.

Sept 16th: MICHAELANGELO, 1475-1564 –  Michelangelo was a Renaissance genius. His paintings, sculptures, and architecture will be explored and admired as the children learn about his life and art. We will focus on his architectural forms to create a facade in “marble,” experience what it was like to paint while laying down and getting a little messy! enroll_now_button
Oct. 21st: LEONARDO DA VINCI, 1452-1519 – Leonardo enjoyed painting, inventing, sculpting and architecture. Leonardo was a Renaissance master known for his famous Mona Lisa. His genius of portraiture was extremely advanced for his era. Join us to draw a funny, pop art version of Mona Lisa.  enroll_now_button
Nov. 18th: REMBRANDT, 1606-1669 – Considered the greatest printmaker and most accomplished etcher of all time. Rembrandt had a special technique of painting highlights and shadow. This special “Rembrandt Lighting” will carry over to each student’s artwork in a Dutch landscape complete with a windmill. Have fun experimenting with scratch art!  enroll_now_button
Dec. 16th: MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, 1819-1904 – Heade was a prolific American painter known for his salt marsh landscapes, seascapes, and depictions of tropical birds, such as hummingbirds, as well as lotus blossoms & other still life. Students will draw from a live orchid and choose between a hummingbird or blue morpho butterfly.   enroll_now_button
Jan. 20th: BOTTICELLI, 1445-1510 –  Botticelli created “The Birth of Venus.” We will collage a portrait of the Venus with tissue paper. The Renaissance was a great time for art, the sciences, and innovation of all kinds. Women in the 15th and 16th centuries had the most stunning, opulent hair and dress styles. Add details with gold paint as you draw the long, textured hair in the detail/portrait of Venus.  enroll_now_button
Feb. 17th: RAPHAEL, 1483-1520 – Raphael was one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance. His mastery or light and surprising use of color gave his artwork a depth few could replicate. Most of his work features religious scenes including angels and cherubs. We will use Caran d’Ache wax pastels and watercolors to complete a cherub painting.  enroll_now_button
Mar. 17th: GIUSEPPE ARCIMBOLDO, 1527- 1593 – Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. His portraits are so fantastic that several artists worldwide have used them for three-dimensional sculpture.  enroll_now_button
Apr. 21st: ALBRECHT DURER, 1471-1528 – Although Dürer became one of the greatest oil painters of the Northern Renaissance, he is famous for his exquisite watercolors, engravings and woodcut prints. Albrecht Dürer was one of the first artists to view animals as a subject worthy of attention and he demonstrates this across a range of watercolors and prints. If you like printmaking this is the class for you!  enroll_now_button
May 19th: PAUL SIGNAC, 1863 -1935 – Signac was a French neo-impressionist painter who helped develop the pointillist style. He sailed around the coasts of Europe, painting the landscapes he encountered. Have fun being a “plein-air” (open air) painter in the gardens at The Art Park!  enroll_now_button
June 16th: GEORGE STUBBS, 1724-1806 – Animals were not generally considered to be appropriate subjects for serious art until the eighteenth century when Stubbs elevated the genre by the sheer quality of his work. Stubbs is the greatest painter of horses in British art and arguably the best in the history of art. Learn about oil pastel and horse anatomy.  enroll_now_button
July 21st: WILLIAM TURNER, 1775-1851 – Turner is considered the best landscape painter of Western paintings with his free atmospheric style. He loved observing weather changes and once tied himself to a ship’s mast so he could sketch a storm. If you like to paint with watercolor and India ink you will love this class!  enroll_now_button
August 18th: WILLIAM VERMEER, 1632-1675 – Learn about facial proportions as we make a reproduction of “The Girl with the Pearl Earring.”  The blue headband in the original oil painting was made with powdered lapis lazuli – learn about how painters mixed and made their paints by mixing your own powdered tempera paints! enroll_now_button
 
WANT MORE CLASSES?  Then sign up for our weekly classes!
Getting Ready (ages 4 1/2 -7) or Basic Drawing (ages 8-12)
classes meet Mon. 3:30-4:30 or Wed. 1:30-2:30.
Intermediate Teen classes meet Mon. or Thurs. 4:30-6:00.
Homeschool families receive a 15% discount for the first two students and a 25% discount for any students thereafter. Prices below indicate tuition for one student for a semester. Call for pricing for 3+ students.
Semester enrollment is a flexible attendance plan. The school year is divided into three semesters and you pre-pay for part of the current semester. Decide which day/time you can consistently come to and then attend as many class periods as you can; we will keep track of attendance. If all classes are attended the extra tuition is due at the end of the semester. Missed classes do not need to be “made-up”, as this is a flexible attendance plan. Unused tuition/classes cannot be carried over to a new semester. Enrollment mid-semester is acceptable upon availability.

*New/returning students need to pay the annual $15.00 per person registration fee.

Registration Fee

Semester dates are as follows:
FALL SEMESTER, Sept. 1st–Nov. 30th:  We are holding class for 12 weeks. Pre-pay for 11 & choose which dates you can attend.  No class: Nov 22-26.  *New/returning students need to pay the annual $15.00 per person registration fee.
                  
Monday – Getting Ready 3:30pm–  $165.00 enroll_now_button Wednesday – Getting Ready – 1:30pm –  $165.00 enroll_now_button
Monday – Basic Drawing – 3:30pm – $165.00 enroll_now_button Wednesday – Basic Drawing– 1:30pm –  $165.00 enroll_now_button
Monday – Intermediate Teen – 4:30pm-  $187.00 enroll_now_button Thursday – Intermediate Teen – 4:30pm-  $187.00 enroll_now_button
At the Monart School of Art we strive to provide the very highest quality of art education. This is accomplished two-fold because of our patented method and our extremely qualified teachers. Join us and discover the Monart difference:

* Students use all professional grade materials and learn how to use the materials properly

* Our teachers are educators that have taught in the classroom as well as artists that show on the national level

* We use a progressive curriculum that builds skill levels and teaches independent creativity and three-dimensionality. Our students don’t just copy pictures and the teachers line-by-line drawings, they learn to draw from real objects

* We limit our class size to maintain an organized and structured setting where all students get the attention they need

* Our safe environment allows students to feel comfortable asking questions and learning problem solving techniques. Monart teachers are trained extensively in how to achieve a variety of creative results from the same lesson plan

* We teach serious drawing skills with many side benefits to academics while students have fun learning new skills

MONTHLY CLASS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

* Please drop off your student(s) at the door; classes will begin and end promptly, so please be on time.

* Remember many other classes are taking place, which require quiet. Help us maintain a quiet atmosphere in the entire building; the outside playground is at your disposal.

* A full refund will be granted if the class/camp is canceled or full. Credits are issued for illness only, no refunds for missed classes.

* Once a reservation has been made payment for the class is required. If the student does not attend you will still be required to pay. This policy is in part how we can offer such a discounted rate for the homeschool classes.