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

First Steps Pre-school Art Program

Teachers: Kate Pepper & Tarah Clark

Want to improve your child’s fine motor skills and pencil grip?  Join us and have fun creating art projects based on children’s literature, which is read during class.  Children experiment with different media while improving hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills and sequencing.  Each week a different animal from a classic children’s book will be introduced and discussed at group time.  Students will then work with collage materials and participate in a short drawing session each week.  This class is offered to accommodate half-day students either before or after their regular classroom time.

Meets Mondays 11:20-12:05pm, Ages: 3-5, in Room #1 in EC Building

FALL SESSION: Living Rainbows

Children will enjoy a group time and story that correlates with the zoo, farm or jungle animal of the week.  We practice scissor, drawing and coloring skills to reproduce the animals from classic pieces of literature.

Meets: Sept. 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

Tuition: $265 for 11 week session

WINTER SESSION: Winter, Migration and Hibernation

Young artists will stamp, print, cut and glue winter weather projects including a snowman, cardinal, polar bear and use wax resist to make a snowflake.

Meets: Dec. 5, 12, 19; Jan. 9, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuition: $240 for 10 week session

SPRING SESSION: Under the Sea

Water animals will look amazing on our watercolor and tempera paint backgrounds.  Children will learn about under water animals from all parts of the world including a crab, narwhal, penguin, seahorse, sea turtle, walrus and whale.

Meets: Mar. 6, 13, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22

Tuition: $240 for 10 week session


 

 Getting Ready Monart Drawing Program

Teacher: Tarah Clark

Students learn the basics of drawing while experimenting with new media including design-quality markers, colored pencils, chalk and oil pastel, watercolor and much more.  This guided step-by-step method improves visual perception skills by breaking down the subject matter for young children to see and follow along with.  Parents and teachers report an improvement in fine motor skill development as well as handwriting.

Meets Mondays 3:15-4:20pm, Ages EC & LS students, in Room #1 in EC Building

 

FALL SESSION: Living Rainbows

Students will learn about the color wheel and use that knowledge to draw, paint and collage colorful animals in nature such as a butterfly, tropical bird and under water scenes.  Look forward to lots of painting in this semester!

Meets: Sept. 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

Tuition: $265 for 11 week session  

WINTER SESSION: Ancient Civilizations

Go back in time for an in-depth look at a new civilization each week including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Aztec, Norse, Native American, Indian, Scandinavian, Polynesian and Celtic.  Learn about the culture, art, people and traditions of these ancient, sophisticated people.

Meets: Dec. 5, 12, 19; Jan. 9, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuition: $240 for 10 week session

SPRING SESSION: Cartooning and Characters

Students will learn how to make a funny caricature drawing of themselves, develop a cartoon strip and draw favorite characters from books, movies, games and cartoons.  Students will vote each week on what to draw; some options may be Lego figurines, Disney characters, mythical creatures, mer-pets, Dr. Seuss characters or Garfield.  Bring pictures of your favorite characters to draw.

Meets: Mar. 6, 13, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22

Tuition: $240 for 10 week session


Learning With Legos 

 Zac Arnold

Tuesdays 11:20-12:05   geared for half day students

Ages 4-6

Room TBD

Kate Pepper, former WCS pre-school teacher and art educator at Monart School of Art, designed the curriculum used in the Learning With Legos classes.  In this language-arts based class, children will build the scenes from classical literature, build Lego food and plan menus, practice using play money, design construction vehicles and use tools, build through the alphabet and practice forming words with the Lego letters.  Each lesson is carefully planned to encourage creativity and ingenuity in a playful, exciting environment.

These classes are enjoyable for both boys and girls that have an interest in literature, science, math, building, invention, machines, or who enjoy working with their hands.  Legos are the perfect medium to build with to improve fine motor skills, task completion, team-work cooperation and enhance visual perception skills and spatial awareness.  Learning is more enjoyable and creative when it is sufficiently challenging; lessons gradually become more challenging throughout each semester.  This is the perfect class for any child who is creative and likes to build with their hands!

Fall semester, (12 weeks):  Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29      Tuition is $210.00
Winter semester (11 weeks): Dec. 6, 13, 20; Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28      Tuition is $180.00
Spring semester (11 weeks) Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16       Tuition is $180.00

After School Learning With Legos

Tuesdays 3:20-4:20

Ages: K- 3rd grade

Room TBD

Lego Corp. has designed several advanced language arts, math and applied science sets and curriculums for classroom use.  Learning With Legos program uses several of these sets including Story Starters, Simple Machines, Motorized Mechanisms, More To Math, Learn To Learn and Build To Express.  All of these different sets will be used in each semester of Learning With Legos classes.  Students with different interests will all enjoy the variety of curriculum in each semester.

Fall semester, (12 weeks):  Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29      Tuition is $210.00

Winter semester (11 weeks): Dec. 6, 13, 20; Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28      Tuition is $180.00

Spring semester (11 weeks):  Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16       Tuition is $180.00

 

Lego Story Starters curriculum is specifically designed to support language arts. The goals are to enhance students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  A book is read each week and students have the option to build scenes independently or as a small group, modify the ending or characters, or write their own story.

Lego Simple Machines and Motorized Mechanisms are pre-robotics sets which are perfect for any child that has an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, building and inventing or working with their hands. The problem solving, hands-on activities will help develop students’ understanding of basic physical and applied science and mechanical principals such as gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles.

More to Math introduces a new math challenge with each lesson and students are urged to solve the problem using Lego bricks.  This curriculum is designed to encourage students to have a positive attitude towards solving math problems.

Learn to Learn This new Lego curriculum awakens student’s natural curiosity and challenges them to build something functional or meaningful.  Students will be encouraged to share with the group why their creation is important to them thus strengthening peer relationships, practicing speaking in front of a small group and learning proper audience behavior.

Build To Express   This unique Lego set enables students to build their way to better communication skills.  It creates a highly motivational, non-judgmental environment for students to express their thoughts and feelings.  The Build to Express set is geared for creative expression in a safe, relaxed setting.


Monart Drawing Summer Camps

 June 5-9, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th grade

Theme: Famous American Artists & Mixed Media

Each day student’s will draw, paint, print, collage and sculpt pieces of art inspired by famous American artists including Jim Dine, Peter Max, Wayne Thiebaud, Romare Bearden and Louise Nevelson.  Look forward to making paper and collaging an American flag, practicing one point perspective while painting a cityscape, watercolor the Statue of Liberty and decoupage a heart with tissue paper.  Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!  Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art!

Tuition is $195

 

June 12-16, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th grade

Theme: Australian Animals & Indigenous People

Learn about different Australian exotic animals such as a koala, cassowary, platypus, kiwi bird and kangaroo and wallaby.  Students will learn tricks to make their fur look more realistic, scale patterns and detailed feathers all while using high quality materials.  We will create an animal painting in the Aboriginal style and make fun crafts with Model Magic, collage, wax resist, tissue paper collage and plaster strips.  Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art!

Tuition is $195

 

June 19-23, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th gr.

Theme: Lego Draw and Build, Batman Movie

Have a blast drawing your favorite characters from the Lego Batman Movie and building with fun new Lego kits.  Each day students will draw, paint or collage a Lego scene with characters then use specialty kits designed by Lego including Story Starters, Learn to Learn, Simple and Motorized Machines, Contraptions and Build to Express for fun free build time with your friends.  Have fun making a Lego zip line across the classroom!  Great for girls and boys!

Tuition is $195

 

June 26-30, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th gr.

Theme: Sculpture

Students will explore the world of sculpture and make art pieces inspired by several famous artists from all over the world.  Students will enjoy making art with air-dry clay, paper mache, Model Magic, wooden shapes and blocks, decoupage, mosaic and origami.  Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy!  Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art!

Tuition is $195

 

July 10-14, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th grade

Theme: Star Wars, Rogue One

If you are a Star Wars fan join us to draw, paint and collage, sculpt your favorite characters!  Students will vote each day on what characters to create and maybe design some droids of their own.  Have fun using watercolor, oil pastel, metallic paint and design markers.  Bring your imagination and “may the force be with you” as you complete over a dozens works of art!

Tuition is $195

 

July 17-21, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th grade 

Theme: Ancient Egypt

Learn about Ancient Egyptian life as you draw and paint a hippo, a Nile crocodile, the pyramids of Giza with silhouetted camels, make a hieroglyph like self portrait, a moveable mummy figure, work together on a life sized sarcophagus, make papyrus and a paper mache vase.   Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art!  All new lessons!  Tuition is $195

 

July 24-28, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st – 5th grade

Theme: Hawaii and Polynesian People

Join us to make a 3D volcano to erupt, draw a volcano and landscape with glue, paint with watercolor, print paper to collage a hibiscus flower, experiment with Legos to make a boat that floats, cut and glue a tiki mask, build a tiki totem pole out of Model Magic and make foam prints inspired by tribal designs.  Students will have the choice to draw characters from Disney’s Moana.  Tuition is $195

 

July 31-Aug. 4, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st – 5th grade

Theme: Classical Artists Go Modern

Students will appreciate this fun and exciting look at classical artists as we turn their famous work into modern pop art.  Draw the Mona Lisa as a cat or dog, make scratch art windmills in the style of Rembrandt, learn about the architecture of Michelangelo while painting laying on our backs like Michelangelo did to create the Sistine Chapel.  Have fun turning a photo of yourself into fruit and vegetable shapes like Giuseppe Arcimboldo did with his famous portraits from the 1500’s.  Art history will come alive with these unique lessons!

Tuition is $195


Monart Weekly Drawing Summer Program 

THEME: BUILDINGS AND PERSPECTIVE

If you like to learn about cultures and buildings from around the world this is the class for you!  Students will learn how to draw lots of interesting famous pieces of architecture including the Taj Mahal, a Scottish castle, the Eiffel Tower, a pagoda, Big Ben and a cityscape from a bird’s eye view.  Learn how to use watercolor pencils, watercolor paint, tempera cakes, chalk pastel, design markers and acrylic.

 

Mondays, 3:20-4:20, Rooms TBA

Ages: 4-6, EC students/Ages: 7-10, LS students

$200.00 for 8 week session (June 5-July 31, no class July 3rd)

 

Early Childhood students learn the basics of drawing while improving fine motor skills as well as handwriting.  This guided step-by-step patented method improves visual perception skills by breaking down the subject matter for young children to see and follow along with.

Lower School students will be honing drawing skills while learning about new media and proper usage. This class is ideal for the student who wants to learn to draw realistically, or who already has basic drawing skills and would like to improve.  All skill levels accepted; perfect for a beginner, yet challenging enough for an experienced drawer.

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Call The Art Park 683-2500 or email TheArtParkWichita@cox.net for more information.