Children’s Art Classes
Art Through the Ages
Artists explore the history of art from ancient times to the present. Each month takes a step through time by focusing on projects, prompts and skill building activities that will allow children to learn about and experience the lives of artists.
Art for Ages 5-7
Art classes for 5-7 year old’s provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the joy of art making. Young artists are provided with a wide range of materials and are encouraged to interact with different art mediums in a spatially rich environment. Art experiences are designed for children and are focused on creative exploration.
Art for Ages 8-10
Art classes for 8-10 year old’s provide a fun introduction to the basic elements of art and artistic mediums. Classes emphasize imaginative exploration of art making. These classes are intended to encourage individual expression and introduce young artists to new creative mediums and techniques.
Art for Ages 11-13
Art classes for 11-13 year old’s allow growing artists to explore more advanced techniques in art making. Classes emphasize creative problem solving through drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Classes are designed to introduce artists to the history of art and develop an understanding of the creative process.
NEW! Art for Ages 14-17
Art classes for 14-17 year old’s focus on honing techniques acquired from earlier artistic experiences. Artists will revisit elements of art and art techniques to grow and refine their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Classes focus on creative problem solving, individual expression, and will discuss the role of artists in society.
CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
Tuition is non-refundable unless cancelled by the parent at least one week prior to the start of class. In the event a class is cancelled by Arts Visalia, a full refund will be given.
SCHOLARSHIPS & HOW TO APPLY
We offer both full and partial scholarships to help cover tuition costs for students who otherwise may not be able to participate in our classes. These scholarships are available thanks to the generous support of grants from United Way of Tulare County, City of Visalia Non-Profit, and the Visalia Breakfast Lions Club, in addition to private donations to our Scholarship Fund. To apply, please fill out the scholarship section on the Enrollment Form. Parents will be notified a week prior to the start of class as to whether the student has been accepted for scholarship.
If you are using a charter school for no payment is needed at time of enrollment. List your payment on the online enrollment at $0.00 and complete the questions regarding use of a charter school. After you have completed your enrollment be sure to submit for a voucher through your charter school.
SIGN-IN / SIGN-OUT
Please make every effort to sign your child in and out on time. The sign-in period begins 5 minutes prior to the start of class. In the event you are running late to pick up your child, please call the gallery at (559) 739-0905 so we can arrange to have someone else stay with your child until you arrive. Children will not be released to anyone who is not indicated as authorized on the Enrollment Form. Be sure that you have listed all family members or friends authorized to pick-up your child.
WHAT TO WEAR / BRING
Creating art can get a little messy so send your child to class in clothing they don’t have to worry about getting dirty. Please come prepared to create art. Leave toys, tablets, or other distractors at home. Phones must be placed in cubbies during class time.
Photographs will be taken during class. These photos may be used for our website and/or other promotional materials. If you do not want your child photographed during class, indicate that on the Enrollment Form.
Artwork will be displayed in the Young Imaginations Gallery through the month following the enrolled class. (For example: the artwork created in March’s class will be on display during the month of April.) Be sure to remember to pick up your child’s artwork on the last Friday of the month it is on display. We are unable to store artwork that is left behind.
NOTICE TO PARENTS
To ensure the safety of our students, all instructors and volunteers over 18 years must pass a LiveScan check prior to working in the classroom. There may be a class observer on occasion for educational purposes.
Masks are strongly recommend for all students in the classroom. Additionally we ask that parents perform a health screening prior to class and that students stay home if they are feeling unwell or experiencing any COVID symptoms.