American Academy of  Fine Arts provides basic sculpting skill classes for K-5 students at Medina Elementary school. Sculpture, a 3D art, lives in the world with us, sharing space in our 3D experience. In its very essence, the sculpture provides a physical platform for the expression of our ideas and thoughts. It has marked our history, recording our evolving humanity with form, shape, and material.

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Clay Figurine

We believe that the ability to sculpt is an inherently human trait. It is just a matter of honing it to a specific craft. We will offer step-by-step instruction with an emphasis on modeling, especially how the material we use, our approach and tacit assumptions, our individual point of view, and the progressive observation from more than one angle that occurs during the process of work. Student artists will be introduced to the principles of sculpture and techniques for construction. We will look at a wide variety of sculptures both for reference and inspiration. Students will then flex their new perspectives to create their own masterpieces.

Grades: K-5.

2023 Schedule: (Mondays) 2:30 pm – 4 pm (4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12) (No class on Memorial Day 5/29).

Fees (materials included): $360

Watercolor Painting

This class introduces classic watercolor techniques and builds slowly from the simple to the more complex. Topics include use of value, control of the medium, color mixing, and composition. Demonstrations are part of the class but painting from still life and photographs is emphasized. Experienced students will focus on assignments to improve color handling, composition, and specific painting challenges.

Grades: K-5.

2023 Schedule: (Thursdays) 2:30 pm – 4 pm (4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8). 

Fees (materials included): $320

sculpture reference

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

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