Monthly Archives: March 2018

How to help your child practice art at home.

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Helping your child to practice at home will improve their drawing enormously. Setting up a dedicated art area at home can be the best way to encourage practice.

This area should be private, free from prying eyes of adults or hands of younger siblings, and quiet, with the option of music playing in the background.

Access to a clean drawing surface, art supplies, and inspirational magazines, books, and art materials are enormously helpful.

Pinterest is a great source for ideas.

Setting aside a specific time for art-making can help, as well. Every family is different. Do what seems to work for your child. Don’t press too hard to have finished artworks in front of you. Students’ work at home will almost never match the work done in class. The important thing is that they are doing SOMETHING. Encourage that. Try to avoid corrective comments about specific details in the work. Instead, simply describe what you see, and let your child know that you are proud to have an artist in the family!

For more info on the art supplies I use in class and where to get them click the link below.

https://fionasartclass.com/art-supplys/

Introducing Intermediate classes.

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This is a new level I have introduced this term. It is a step up from junior class where children start to work independently on individual work. It is aimed at 1st, 2nd 3rd class.

We follow a step by step system see example below

Each child chooses their own projects from over 500 different print outs.

I help each child with their drawing and painting and coloring. They have access to all the supplies in the art room including professional markers, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, color pencils and much more!

For more info click the link below.

https://fionasartclass.com/drawing-classes/

Can I make up missed days?

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Yes you can make up missed classes in the following ways.

1.In the next term.

2. Come on another day during the week.

3. Or do extra classes during the week.

Class days and times for this term.

Timetable

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday junior 4:00 to 5:00

Tuesday senior 5:15 to 6:15

Thursday Classes

Thursday junior 4:00 to 5:00

Thursday senior 5:15 to 6:15

Saturday Classes

Saturday junior class 9:45 to 10:45

Saturday senior 11:00 to 12:00

Saturday second senior class 12:15 to 1:15

Saturday life drawing 12:15 to 1:15

https://fionasartclass.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Which clothes are best for making art?

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It’s always a good idea to have some special art clothes to wear to class—we all love to get as messy as possible! Some folks like to keep an old t-shirt in the car for easy transition from school clothes. I do have some large old T-shirts in class available to children just ask me and I will give you one.

We do use Artist Quality supplies. Their awesome quality tend towards permanence AND permanent stains.

https://fionasartclass.com/frequently-asked-questions/

What if my child has special needs?

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I am here to try to support any child’s learning process with information you provide on registration to optimize their study with us.

I am available for a private chat after art class to discuss the day’s events, and I will connect with you if I have any concerns. If you are willing to share even the smallest observation about how your child is doing that day especially if they are stressed or sad, we can support.

I have experience with all sorts of learning difficulties. Being an artist almost assures you have a unique learning style!

It helps us enormously if you note specific learning differences/preferences which minimize confusion and guessing on our part, and it allows your child more direct immediate support.