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New Fall Elementary Series!

by Erin — last modified Aug 12, 2013 10:02 PM

Classes begin September 17 and run until November 8th. Classes are designed for children between 7 and 10 and sessions are limited to 12 students. Call Art Beast at 916-441-1233 to register! If using homeschool funds, please call to reserve your spot and ask you Education Specialist to send a purchase order. Sidekick passes are available for $35 that allow younger siblings to play throughout the building the 8 weeks when class is in session.


Greek Myths: 2:30-3:30

Let's Draw Buildings: 4-5


Poetry Every Which Way: 2-3

Greek Myths: $75 + $8 Lab Fee. 2:30-3:30. Tuesdays

This exciting art class will explore the characters of the Greek mythological adventures. Children will draw and paint Medusa, Athena, Hercules, and many more. The stories will be brought to life with a creative use of drawing and painting styles. Courtney is MonArt trained and uses MonArt methods to develop technique. Please join us for this eight week session as we learn to draw and paint our way through these famous stories of ancient times.

Let's Draw Buildings: $75 + $8 Lab Fee. 4-5. Tuesdays

Travel around the world and discover its architectural wonders in this drawing class. Students will draw the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids, and other famous buildings as they develop drawing technique. The children will also learn to design our own buildings using their new found skills.

Teacher Bio: Courtney Tice

Courtney Tice is an artist and Monart trained children’s art teacher. In addition to training with Mona Brooks, Courtney opened a Monart franchise school in 2006. Courtney has taught art throughout the community, putting her degree in art education and her passion for art to work with a range of ages. Courtney has been an artist in residence and implemented over 53 art exhibitions. Her passion is art history, figurative painting, and watercolor. She believes that art can build confidence in a student and raise levels of focus in the classroom.

Poetry  Every Which Way: $75 + $8 Lab Fee. 2-3. Fridays

Where to start? Idioms, metaphors, similes, alliteration, stanzas, phrasing, point of view, rhyme schemes, acrostic, haiku, cinquain, tanka, limerick - the list goes on and on. We will read poems. We will write poems. We will paint poems, sing poems, dissect poems and we will dance poems! Poetry and children are like Sea Monkeys and water as you witness growth right before your eyes. Frameworks will be in place to foment the creative juices in each and every poet involved. Culminating practice will include a poetry slam- black beret optional!

Teacher Bio: Kate Rains

Kate Raines has been in love with the English language as long as she can remember. Her 2001 New Year’s resolution to “read a poem a day” has only been broken a handful of times and she resolutely believes she has a keener perception of the world because of this word-infused diet. Kate has a B.A. in English, an elementary teaching credential and a Master’s in Education. She has spent the last eight years as a preschool teacher and also teaches writing-intensive classes as a full time adjunct professor at Sac State with four sections of Multicultural Children’s Literature upcoming in the Fall.