The Art Center – Afterschool Programs


1803 N. 7th Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501

970-243-7337 #2

Afterschool Program: Art Sampler

Ages 5-13 Rachel Egelston Fridays 4:30-6 p.m. $39.50 member / $52.50 nonmember per session All materials provided; need-based scholarships available

Looking for something fun and artistic for the kids while you take care of holiday business? This is a high-energy art class where students will get to try different kinds of creative activities. Weekly art projects will vary from painting, printing and crafts.

Holiday Session 1:  Nov. 4 – Nov. 18 Clay sculpture. Thanksgiving crafts

Holiday Session 2: Dec. 2 – Dec. 16 Clay pottery. Draw and paint fun winter-themed wonders that are sure to become family heirlooms or at least holiday favorites.

Home School: Art Explorers

Ages 5-13 Rachel Egelston Thursdays 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – Dec. 15, (skipping Nov. 24) $79 member / $117 nonmember All materials provided; need-based scholarships available

Let your imagination soar! Creative thinking will be encouraged by exploring a variety of media, including collage, paint, clay, pastel and found objects. Students will discover not only the building blocks of art–color, line, texture, shape and composition ­- but also new ways to see and express a world of both form and fantasy. People, animals, landscape, architecture and the work of other artists will inspire students for their art. This course is designed to enable students to have fun while learning about art. Projects will differ from other sessions to avoid repeats for returning students.

All youth classes address the Colorado Model Content Standard for visual arts. The write-ups for these content standards used in class will be provided upon request. Students and parents are assured of a unique classroom and project experience whether it be in fall, holiday, winter, spring or summer sessions

Holiday Break Day Camps

Ages 5-13 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuition per day: $20 member / $25 nonmember per child All materials provided; need-based scholarships available Students are asked to bring a lunch, snack and a water bottle.

Monday, Nov. 21: Design your own paper pet set, fiber art inspired by Joy Ann Kirkwood.

Tuesday, Nov. 22: Fall luminaries, watercolor and ink shadow trees.

Wednesday, Nov. 23: Thanksgiving crafts, cartoons.

Monday, Dec. 19: Greeting cards, creating with oil pastels, paper marbling.

Tuesday, Dec. 20: Lego™ sculpture, STEAM projects.

Wednesday, Dec. 21: Wreaths, process of creating visual stories (comic strips, Manga or comic books).

Thursday, Dec. 22: Reverse Christmas trees, Picasso ornaments, moonlight monotints.

Friday, Dec. 23:  Self-portraits and frames, related art projects dealing with Christmas customs.

Monday, Dec. 26: Kwanza art projects, watercolor, Kiln-less clay.

Tuesday, Dec. 27: Shrinking pictures, soft pastel, printmaking.

Wednesday, Dec. 28: Tails, Teeth, and Tentacle (beginning course in creature design), compass painting, tin foil art.

Thursday, Dec. 29: Painting winter scenes, playing with perspective, Drapos: decorated flags from Haiti.

Friday, Dec. 30 Lego™ sculpture, STEAM projects.

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