HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
All workshops meet Thursdays 1:00-2:00. Tuition for each class is $12 pp, all materials provided.
Please drop off your student at the door; classes will begin and end promptly, so please be timely. To help us maintain a quiet atmosphere in the entire building; the outside playground is at your disposal.
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. 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 provided media while learning to draw. Because everyone works at a different pace, it is best to have materials to finish up with at home if necessary; click on the “Supplies” tab on our website for a list of materials we use. Classes are divided loosely by ages 4 ½-7 and 8-12 and Teen. Weekly Monart classes are also an option – homeschool families can use these promo codes at checkout: FALLHS, WINTERHS, SPRINGHS on any of our weekly classes to receive a 25-50% tuition discount.
Theme for 2023-24: CUTEST ANIMALS ON EARTH!
The Science Club curriculum is designed by The Art Park staff and is perfect for students interested in learning more about the world around them and how things work. Science Club is ideal for students interested in science, math, engineering, literature, creating, exploring, analyzing data, and working with other students with similar interests. Each workshop will bring a new theme meant to expose students to a variety of science concepts; students are encouraged to ask questions and investigate the concepts. We want to help students actively engage in science learning by integrating both science and engineering practices. Each class will involve a series of core concept ideas, along with an engineering component where students will have the opportunity to practice working both independently and as a team in order to foster collaboration, communication, and social skills. Geared for ages: 6-12.
Learning With Legos workshops are ideal for both boys and girls that have an interest in science, math, building, invention, machines, or enjoy working with their hands. Legos are the perfect medium to build with to improve fine motor skills, task completion, teamwork, cooperation, and to enhance visual perception skills and spatial awareness. Each workshop will have a unique theme that ties in with a piece of literature and a famous architect. Students will be introduced to the engineering design and construction process, blueprints, learn new vocabulary, create a floorplan on graph paper, and hone problem solving skills as they build their design. Geared for ages: 6-12
Tinker Lab is great for anyone that likes hands on experiences, building and likes to get a little messy! Tinkering is important because it helps children understand how things are made and work and encourages them to explore and test ideas which is at the heart of invention. Tinkering is all about problem solving, learning from failures and working creatively to explore new ideas with various materials. Tool use will be closely monitored for safety and proper usage will be demonstrated. Your children will love sifting through our bins of building materials each month to complete a fresh tinker-build. Geared for ages: 6-12
2023-2024 HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP CALENDAR
1 – Monart Drawing: Fairy Penguin with Wax Pastels
8 – Tinker Lab: Make a pop-up card as a Valentine’s Day gift.
15 – Science Club: Explore the five senses with rotating stations, fun challenges and taste test some *interesting* common ingredients (peanut, nut, dairy and wheat free items for tasting).
22 – Learning With Legos: Have a blast with your fellow builders creating famous Lego landmarks.
29 – Learning With Legos: Master builders wanted to design and build a fantasy playground!
7 – Monart Drawing: Koala Collage
21 – Tinker Lab: Build an animal friend out of nuts and bolts and other odds and ends.
28 – Science Club: Discover the fascinating world of bioluminescence through hands on experiments.
4 – Monart Drawing: African Helmeted Turtle with Colored Pencil and Color Stix
11 – Tinker Lab: Craft a junk art flower to put in your home garden.
18 – Science Club: Celebrate Earth Day with us and learn which bugs are useful to our environment and make a bug hotel.
25 – Learning With Legos: WeDo 2 Robotics program.
2 – Monart Drawing: Pallas Cat with Pastel
9 – Tinker Lab: Fun maker stations students will rotate between to build, invent and explore! Use your tinkering knowledge and be creative!
16 – Science Club: Learn about plants, pollinators and their lifecycle and pot a succulent to take home.
23 – Learning With Legos: Dress for a mess because we have so many exciting projects planned to build outside on our grounds! Participants will enjoy building a mini fish pond, a zip line on the tree fort and a pendulum on the playground equipment.
WANT MORE CLASSES? Then sign up for our weekly classes!
|Weekly Classes – Kids
|Weekly Classes – Teens & Adults
Register for any of the weekly classes and use these promo codes for the homeschool discount: FALLHS, WINTERHS, SPRINGHS (25% off for first child, 50% off for additional children).
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
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 professional grade materials & learn how to use 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 drawing; they learn to draw from real objects
- We limit our class size to maintain an organized and structured setting where all students receive attention
- 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 enjoy learning new skills