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

First Steps Pre-school Art Program At WCS

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 in EC Art Room

 

WINTER SEMESTER (9 weeks): Pets Theme

Students will enjoy tales such as “Three Little Kittens,”  “The Little Red Hen Makes Pizza,” and “Frosty the Snowman” and then create unique works of art based off these wonderful classics.  Lots of painting, wax resist and collage will be enjoyed for this semester.  We will also have time to make ornaments before the winter break.

Meets: Dec. 4, 11; Jan. 8, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26.

Tuition is $215

SPRING SEMESTER (11 weeks): Creepy Crawlies

Learn about creepy crawly creatures that live in your backyard!  Students will create

a box turtle, ladybug, beetle, garter snake, butterfly and bunny rabbit.  We will also learn about spring weather and holidays.

Meets: Mar. 5, 12, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21.

Tuition is $265


 

 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.

EC Students meet Mondays, 3:20-4:20 in Rm. 1 in the EC Building

LS Students meet Mondays, 3:15-4:15 in the MS Art Room

 

WINTER SEMESTER (9 weeks): Sculpture and Printmaking Theme

If your child likes to build with their hands and get a little messy this is the class for them!  We will make air dry clay bowls, organic shaped panty hose sculptures, ornaments, rocking birds, wooden cactus, use wood burning tools on picture frames and wooden junk art owls.

Meets: Dec. 4, 11; Jan. 8, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26.

Tuition is $215

SPRING SEMESTER (11 weeks): Theme: Mythical Creatures

Fairies, Trolls and Unicorns oh my!  Students will enjoy using glitter pens, metallic paint and liquid watercolor to create special works of art.  Subject matter will also include pirates, the Loch Ness Monster, a yeti, Jackelope, Babe the Blue Ox and dragons.

Meets: Mar. 5, 12, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21.

Tuition is $265

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.


Learning With Legos at WCS

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 “building challenge” is carefully planned to encourage creativity and ingenuity in a playful, exciting environment as lessons become more complex throughout each semester. These classes are enjoyable for both boys and girls that have an interest in literature, science, math, building, invention or machines.  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. This is the perfect class for any child who is creative and likes to build with their hands!

Meets Tuesdays 11:20-12:05, in the EC Art Room,  Geared for ages: 3-6, half-day pre-school students

Spring semester (11 weeks)

Meets: Mar. 6, 13, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22.

Tuition: is $185.00 (additional reg. fees may apply)

ONLINE ENROLLMENT: www.wcsks.com


Summer Art Classes & Camps at WCS

Weekly Classes at WCS

THEME: AFRICAN ANIMALS

If you like to learn about animals this is the class for you!  Students will learn how to draw lots of interesting animals including a rhino, cheetah, giraffe, crocodile, hornbill toucan and many more!  Learn how to use watercolor pencils, watercolor paint, tempera cakes, chalk pastel, design markers and acrylic. 

Meets: Mondays, 3:20-4:20, June 4-July 30, (no class July 2nd) Rooms TBA

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

Tuition: $210.00 for 8 week session (extra enrollment fees may apply)

ONLINE ENROLLMENT: www.wcsks.com/summerexplorations/registration

Summer Camps at WCS

June 4-8, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th gr., Theme: Animals Nobody Loves

Each day student’s will draw, paint, print, collage and sculpt weird, gross or slightly unlovable animals such as a blob fish, hyena, vulture, tarantula, frilled lizard, rattle snake, great white shark and naked necked chicken.  Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art!  Tuition is $205

 

June 18-22, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th gr., Theme: Uni-Animals

Are you crazy about all things unicorn?  Us too!  In this full on fun camp students will draw a unicorn, uni-kitty, uni-puppy, narwhal, uni-hippocampi and design their own unique mythical creatures.  Students will enjoy collage and various media as we draw and paint animals from our imaginations! Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art!  Tuition is $205

 

July 9-13, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 3-4 years, Theme: African Animals

Join us for fun making crafts and reading stories in a comfortable pre-school setting.  Students will experience a “mini” Monart drawing lesson while practicing cutting, pasting, sorting, stamping papers, recognizing shapes, counting, categorizing manipulatives and creating unique animals.  Tuition is $205

 

July 16-20, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 3-4 yrs., Theme: Extreme Mixed Media & Slime!

Prepare to get messy!  Students will enjoy lots of fun process art experiences including glue batik, marbleized shaving cream prints, citrus fruit printing, glue/paint/salt experiments, paint with bubbles, spray bottle and dish soap resist paintings and pendulum painting. We will also make a DIFFERENT type of slime every day!  Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art! Tuition is $205

 

July 30-Aug. 3, 9:00-11:30, Ages: 1st-5th gr., Theme: Paint the Jungles of Asia

Many unique animals are native to the exotic jungles of Asia including the panda, peacock, tiger, orangutan, red panda and snow leopard.  Several different painting medias will be explored including watercolor, acrylic, Caran d’Ache water soluble pastels, liquid graphite sticks, wax resist and temepra cakes.  Students will have completed more than a dozen works of art!  Tuition is $205

 ONLINE ENROLLMENT: www.wcsks.com/summerexplorations/registration

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