Summer Art Classes 2021

American Academy of Fine Arts – 13635 NE 8th St, Bellevue 98005

Watercolor Painting: From Start to Finish

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.

Dates: June 28-July 2 (5 days) / July19-23 (5 days)/ August 23-27 (5 days)

K-8

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $249

Clay Figurine

The course will take you through the entire process of sculpting a figurine to a very high finish, with an emphasis on getting the anatomical structure correct at the beginning. This is key to achieving a likeness. We will show you how to train your eye to see objectively, so you can learn to trust your own judgment.

Dates: June 28-July 2 (5 days) / August 2-6 (5 days) / August 23-27 (5 days)

K-8

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee: $249

Crafting and Painting

Students will use a variety of media such as colored pencils, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, woodware, and acrylic to create pieces of art. The course will involve three-dimensional painting, painting in different media, cartoon painting, and many other art forms, and will cover composition, value, color, materials, and techniques. Students paint from still life or other reference materials. 

Dates: July 12-16 (5 days) / July 19-23 (5 days)

K-8

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee: $249

Exploring the Portrait Sketch

Have you tried to draw yourself? Your portrait looks weird, or you can’t recognize it? In this challenging and fun classroom, learn how to master the required proportions and key points to obtain a realistic portrait. How to use professional measurement methods and planning to learn the basic bone and muscle structure to perfect our portrait drawing. And the influence of light on the drawing of portraits and facial structures are the subject of this class. You will complete the final finished portrait by choosing a plaster statue or a photo of yourself.

Dates: July 26-30 (5 days)

K-8

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $249

Cartooning and drawing for kids

Cartooning, drawing, for kids! Drawing and cartooning skills unleash a child's creativity as they create zany characters to drop into a story or make a statement. Fledgling cartoonists will learn the basics of expression drawing, line quality, constructing from the imagination, and exaggerating from life while exploring moods and animating actions. Media includes pencil, markers, charcoal, ink, and watercolor, among others.

Dates: July 12-6 (5 days)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dates: July 26-30 (5 days)

1:30 am – 4:00 pm

K-8

Fee: $249

Modern Acrylic painting

In this fun class, kids will practice a different style, surface, and techniques. They will use brushes, briers, mark-making, monoprints, and acrylics on canvas. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. Children will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support.

Dates: July 5-9 (5 days) / August 2-6 (5 days)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dates: August 16-20 (5 days)

1:30 am – 4:00 pm

K-8

Fee: $249

Basic skills started with drawing

What will your kids discover when they explore drawing? With this class, your kiddos can take their curiosity and creativity even further, exploring how to draw with step-by-step drawing for kids and sketching tutorials. Whether you’re looking for easy drawing ideas for kids, or you want to help your little ones learn to draw their favorite animals and characters, we will help them reach their goals.   As your youngsters learn to draw, they’ll find opportunities to stretch their creativity with various tools like pencils, chalks, and ink.

Dates: July 5-9 (5 days)

1:30 am – 4:00 pm

Dates: August 16-20 (5 days)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

K-8

Fee: $249

Tuition and promotions

Half-day camp: $249 per week

Full-day camp: $380 per week (bring your own lunch and water, microwave provided)

Registration more than 2 weeks, you will get extra discant $10 off for half-day camp and $20 off for full-day camp.

If you have more questions, please reach us at yanz@aafa.info.