classes & camps for kids & Teens

We offer the following art classes & camps for kids and teens and we are always adding more. Check back often to see new offerings.

CLASSES: Students sign up month to month for ongoing classes. Classes run September through June although students can start up at any time. We know life gets busy. You are free to stop taking the ongoing classes and start up again as your schedule allows.

CAMPS: Camps are different from ongoing classes in that the camps are for a limited time, usually winter break, spring break and summer camps. Camps are taught by Cloud 9 instructors and by visiting instructors.

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Weekly art classes for
5 - 8 year olds
Leela Trumbo

Mondays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ongoing, register month to month
September through June only

$85/month

We will follow the Northshore School District schedule of holidays and days off. 

Classes run month to month, register per full month, beginning with the first Monday of each month and continuing until the last Monday of the month.

All classes require preregistration and prepayment. Registration made with less than 24 hours notice may not be accommodated.

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Weekly Art Classes for
9 - 12 year olds
Emily Brown

Wednesdays 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Ongoing, register month to month
September through June only

$95/month

In these weekly art classes kids will be exposed to famous and local artists while focusing on different mediums each quarter. Classes will begin with 15 minute drawing exercises designed to improve drawing skills. Each week students will attempt a structured step by step art tutorial and then set free to create their own project using their new found techniques and skills. Artists will be required to bring their own art supplies. Each student having their own supplies means they can continue their practice at home. Supplies are listed on the registration page.

Classes are paid for month to month. You can sign up for a month or the whole year!

For more information and to register please visit iamemilybrown.com/workshops-camps

 
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Weekly Art Classes for Teens
Leela Trumbo

Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ongoing, register month to month

$115/month

You can register for classes month to month. You can join at any time and stop and start up again as your schedule allows.

Leela’s classes are designed to give teens the skills, encouragement and environment they need to explore and develop their natural creativity with an emphasis on fine art skills. Students will follow along with weekly projects that incorporate art and design theory to elevate their art. Not only will students explore new artists and techniques they will also learn the tools to be a successful artist for life.

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Nanowrimo Prep Class
ADULTS AND TEENAGERS 16+
ANNIE CARL

Sundays 5:00pm -6:30 pm

September 15, 22, 29, October 13, 20, 27
(no class on October 6)

$90


November is National Novel Writing Month! Hundreds of thousands of people participate in writing the first draft of a novel that is 50,000 words or more. Think you're up to the challenge?

This six week class will help you get prepped to meet your goal of 50,000 words! Each week, we'll look at different ways to meet your November goal, including utilizing the Nanowrimo website, chat rooms, and write ins.

Materials: journal, notebook, pen, pencil, laptop, portable typewriter
Space is limited to 12 attendees, register early to secure your spot!

To register, please email theneverendingbookshop@gmail.com


 
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Painting 101  (4 Weeks )
Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils
CHE LOPEZ

Wednesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm
September 25 - October 16 
$150

You can paint in Acrylics or oils up to you. We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects. Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Beginning to Intermediate / Ages 15 and up are all welcome

For more information and to register, please visit The Art of Che or email chelito@gmail.com

 
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Colored Pencil Open Studio
Adults and teenagers 15+
Rhonda Gardner

Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Ongoing (starts in October)

$20/week

This is an open time to work on student driven projects in the company of other colored pencil enthusiasts. Specific projects/tutorials may be offered to be completed as a group. Occasional demonstrations will be provided along with advice and help from the instructor.  This is a great opportunity to explore various colored pencil techniques and develop new skills in a supportive environment of fellow colored pencil enthusiasts.

For more information and to register please email Rhonda at canalgirl53@icloud.com.


 
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ILLUSTRATION FUNDAMENTALS 102
INTRO TO VALUE & THUMBNAILS
TARA LARSEN CHANG

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
Feb 7, 14, 21

$100 

In this session for adults and teens we learn to identify and see values in existing paintings and compositions, construct a value scale, and how to experiment with value patterns in tiny thumbnails as a foundation to a strong composition.

This series of workshops teaches skills and concepts that are applicable to any type of art making: any medium, any subject and any project, from a single painting, to a gallery series, to an entire children’s book or portfolio. These are the skills that artists utilize to create strong images. Come stretch your artistic sensibilities with professional illustrator, Tara Larsen Chang.

In the Fundamentals series, Tara will cover some of the foundational concepts necessary to produce creative and impactful art and illustration. Three mini-workshops, each 3 weeks long  are prerequisites for taking the advanced Visual Story-Telling workshop, unless you have samples of your work that demonstrate that you are familiar with the concepts being covered. Appropriate for all skill levels with some art experience background. Not appropriate for complete beginners. Workshop open to adults and teens.

For information and to register, please visit http://www.taralarsenchang.com/classesworkshop/ or email tlchang@taralarsenchang.com



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Weekly Art Classes for
5 - 8 year olds
Emily Brown

Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ongoing, register month to month
September through June only

$85/month

In these weekly art classes kids will be exposed to famous and local artists while focusing on different mediums each quarter. Each week students will attempt a structured step by step art tutorial and then set free to create their own project using their new found techniques and skills. Young artists will be required to bring their own art supplies. Supplies are listed on the registration page.

Classes are paid for month to month. You can sign up for a month or the whole year!

For more information and to register please visit iamemilybrown.com/workshops-camps

 
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Weekly Art Classes for
9 - 12 year olds
Leela Trumbo

Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ongoing, register month to month

$95/month

You can register for classes month to month. You can join at any time and stop and start up again as your schedule allows.

Leela’s classes will help young artists to explore their creative spirit and build up their confidence as an artist. Through new mediums and fun art projects students will get to refine their art skills in an encouraging and focused environment. Students will be introduced to simple art vocabulary and concepts such as basic color theory, composition and design. You can register for classes month to month.

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops

 
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CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION
CRAIG ORBACK

Saturdays 2pm - 5pm
September 14 - November 9
(This workshop meets alternatively one week at Cloud 9 and the following week online for the duration of the workshop)

Meets on September 14, 28, October 12, 26th & November 9. 

$240

Are you interested in the art of drawing for children's books? In this class you can work on your own picture book project by creating a dummy book to send to a publisher or agent for possible publication and or as a gift to family and friends. You can illustrate your own story for kids or choose an existing folktale or favorite story.

Also you have the option of creating new portfolio pieces for the children's book market. The bonus with this class is each week Craig will be available for one online feedback session when you scan or photograph your work and email it to him.

This is a ten week workshop. Class is held at Cloud 9 every other week (on the dates listed above). The alternate weeks the course is online.

Student feedback is also encouraged!

Email Craig to register at craig@craigorback.com

 
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WATERCOLORS FOR BEGINNERS 6 WEEK WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS & TEENS
CHARLENE COLLINS FREEMAN

Saturdays 1pm - 4pm
November 9, 16, 23 (no class November 30), December 7, 14 & 21

$180

Discover the magic of watercolor painting! Learn about watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and how to paint in a fun, nurturing atmosphere. Learn to see like an artist, develop basic drawing and brushstroke skills. Discover the value of light and shadow to add drama to your paintings!

Participate in creative exercises and build your skills to take your artwork to the next level.

Each of the lessons of our workshop will introduce new ideas and exercises, and techniques.  You will get a creative workout, but in a relaxed, supportive setting, where experimentation and play are encouraged while techniques and observation are emphasized. 

All skill levels welcome. 

For more information and to register, please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Painting 101
Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils
CHE LOPEZ

Wednesdays  ( 6 Weeks ) 10:00am - 1:00pm
Nov. 6th - Dec. 11th

$230

Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils are a very versatile mediums, bright luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic’s and oils potential, or have worked in acrylic/olis for years, this class has something for everyone.

You can paint in Acrylics or oils up to you. We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects. Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Beginning to Intermediate / Ages 15 and up are all welcome

For more information and to register, please visit The Art of Che or email chelito@gmail.com

 
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watercolor workshops
Adults & Teens
lynnea mattson

Sundays 3:00pm-5:30pm
$125/workshop                     

Beginner and intermediates welcomed. Putting it all together. Classes will explore the true beauty of watercolor,  how we can take our own ideas with our new skills, creating and bring our projects to life.  

Upcoming workshops dates & themes:

September 15-October 13 - Old Barns

October 20 - November 24 (no class on November 17) - Halloween and Thanksgiving projects and maybe starting Christmas cards!

December 1- 29 - Painting Christmas gift

January 5 – Feb 2: A snow scene

Feb 9 - March 15: Garden jewelry (such as bird baths, fountains, pergolas, tressels, and statues)

Intermediate instruction will build on the basic understanding of watercolor, present new projects, and evaluate the student’s knowledge to help with areas for improvement. The instructor will help and advise on projects provided by the students as well as instructor provided projects.
For more information and to register please email lynneadanceswithwater@gmail.com

 
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ILLUSTRATION FUNDAMENTALS 101 
INTRO TO COMPOSITION & DESIGN
TARA LARSEN CHANG

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm 
Jan 3, 10, 17

$100

In this workshop for adults and teens we will cover basic elements and principles of design: from space, shape, and balance to unity and variety. Learn how to set a mood, convey an emotion, and lead the viewer’s eye to create images with impact.

This series of workshops teaches skills and concepts that are applicable to any type of art making: any medium, any subject and any project, from a single painting, to a gallery series, to an entire children’s book or portfolio. These are the skills that artists utilize to create strong images. Come stretch your artistic sensibilities with professional illustrator, Tara Larsen Chang.

In the Fundamentals series, Tara will cover some of the foundational concepts necessary to produce creative and impactful art and illustration. Three mini-workshops, each 3 weeks long  are prerequisites for taking the advanced Visual Story-Telling workshop, unless you have samples of your work that demonstrate that you are familiar with the concepts being covered. Appropriate for all skill levels with some art experience background. Not appropriate for complete beginners. Workshop open to adults and teens.

For information and to register, please visit http://www.taralarsenchang.com/classesworkshop/ or email tlchang@taralarsenchang.com

 
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ILLUSTRATION: VISUAL STORY-TELLING
8 WEEKS FROM IDEA TO FINISHED PIECE
TARA LARSEN CHANG

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

$300

Prerequisites: Illustration Fundamentals 101, 102, and 103 – or portfolio equivalent.

In our final workshop of the illustration series for adults and teens, Tara will teach creative approaches to visual rendering that incorporate the skills learned in the Fundamentals workshops to help you move beyond your reference and realize the vision in your imagination. We will progress from initial concepts to studies and comprehensives, to finished piece. At the end of the workshop we will celebrate with an exhibit featuring the finished work by the participants. 

This series of workshops teaches skills and concepts that are applicable to any type of art making: any medium, any subject and any project, from a single painting, to a gallery series, to an entire children’s book or portfolio. These are the skills that artists utilize to create strong images. Come stretch your artistic sensibilities with professional illustrator, Tara Larsen Chang.

In the Fundamentals series, Tara will cover some of the foundational concepts necessary to produce creative and impactful art and illustration. Three mini-workshops, each 3 weeks long  are prerequisites for taking the advanced Visual Story-Telling workshop, unless you have samples of your work that demonstrate that you are familiar with the concepts being covered. Appropriate for all skill levels with some art experience background. Not appropriate for complete beginners. Workshop open to adults and teens.

For information and to register, please visit http://www.taralarsenchang.com/classesworkshop/ or email tlchang@taralarsenchang.com


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Weekly Art Classes for
9 - 12 Year Olds
Charlene Collins Freeman

Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ongoing, register month to month
September through June only

$95/month

Designed to give young artists the skills, encouragement and environment they need to explore and develop their natural creativity with an emphasis on fine art skills. Focus on drawing, watercolor painting and keeping a sketchbook. 

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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Weekly art classes for
Teens
charlene collins freeman

Mondays 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ongoing, register month to month
September through June only

$115/month

Designed to give teens the skills, encouragement and environment they need to explore and develop their natural creativity with an emphasis on fine art skills. Focus on drawing, watercolor painting and keeping a sketchbook. 

For more information and to register please visit
www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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BACK TO SCHOOL PAINTING 101  (4 WEEKS )
ACRYLICS AND WATER-SOLUBLE OILS
CHE LOPEZ

Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
September 5 - 26 
$150

You can paint in Acrylics or oils up to you. We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects. Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Beginning to Intermediate / Ages 15 and up are all welcome

For more information and to register, please visit The Art of Che or email chelito@gmail.com

 
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DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS 6 WEEK WORKSHOP
FOR ADULTS & TEENS
CHARLENE COLLINS FREEMAN

Saturdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
September 14 - October 19

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts and anyone can learn to draw! This class will build a solid foundation of drawing skills to strengthen your ability to express your creativity! Based on the Betty Edwards book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, students will be guided through the process of developing drawing skills to render realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective. Principles of composition will also be covered.

All skill levels welcome. 

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops/

 
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The Artist’s Way Workshop
Juliana Aldous
Adults ages 16+

“As you move toward a dream, the dream moves toward you.”
-Julia Cameron

Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm
12 week series based on one of the best books written about creativity, Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way
September 11 – December 4, 2019 (no class November 27th)

$250

This workshop is really about how to grab your creative life by the lapels… because sometimes it’s hard to know how to even begin; apologetically Enthusiastically? Cautiously? Although the workshop is in the context of being creative, it is really about living a full, passionate and authentic life.

The Artist’s Way has helped countless artists, writers, and those wishing to live a more creative life find their spark and the space to carve time out of their busy schedule to create. Working through writing and exploration, the workshop will inspire you to see what is holding you back and will give you a path to move forward. Outside of class, you’ll keep a Morning Pages journal and take weekly Artist Dates with yourself. The class itself at Cloud 9 Art School serves as a home base to share your journey and spark inspiration in one another. Topics in class include covering the Basic Principles of the Artist’s Way, the introduction of Morning Pages and Artist Date process, recovering a sense of self and carving out a place for Art and Creativity in your life. Please bring a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron to class. Books are available through Amazon, or, better yet, make your first Artist’s Date with yourself a visit to your favorite independent book store or local library branch.

Register at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-artists-way-12-week-workshop-tickets-61521195552

 
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Beginning Colored Pencil Techniques Adults and teenagers 15+
Rhonda Gardner

Thursdays Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
(5 weeks)
10:00am - 12:30pm

$150

This is a five-week colored pencil class for absolute beginners.  The primary purpose of the class is to become familiar with the various materials used in colored pencil drawings and to learn basic colored pencil techniques.  Students will start by learning levels of pressure used while coloring and learning a variety of stokes to achieve a desired texture, then applying these skills to a drawing.  Students will also be introduced to blending colors to create pictures images with depth and interest.  We will explore the various types of solvents used to blend colors and use of under-painting techniques used by various artists.  

Pictured references will be provided to help students combine these techniques into a finished picture. 

A supply list will be provided upon registration to help students combine these techniques into a finished picture.

For more information and to register please visit www.charlenecollinsfreeman.com/workshops

 
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PAINTING 101
ACRYLICS AND WATER-SOLUBLE OILS
CHE LOPEZ

Thursdays  ( 8 Weeks ) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
October 17 - December 19 (No Class October 31 & November 28)

$300

Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils are a very versatile mediums, bright luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic’s and oils potential, or have worked in acrylic/olis for years, this class has something for everyone.

You can paint in Acrylics or oils up to you. We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects. Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Beginning to Intermediate / Ages 15 and up are all welcome

For more information and to register, please visit The Art of Che or email chelito@gmail.com

 
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ILLUSTRATION FUNDAMENTALS 103
INTRO TO COLOR & COMPS
TARA LARSEN CHANG

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
Mar 6, 13, 20

 $100

This workshop for adults and teens will emphasize the use of color in composition – from palette choices to some basics of color theory, mixing, and mapping.

This series of workshops teaches skills and concepts that are applicable to any type of art making: any medium, any subject and any project, from a single painting, to a gallery series, to an entire children’s book or portfolio. These are the skills that artists utilize to create strong images. Come stretch your artistic sensibilities with professional illustrator, Tara Larsen Chang.

In the Fundamentals series, Tara will cover some of the foundational concepts necessary to produce creative and impactful art and illustration. Three mini-workshops, each 3 weeks long  are prerequisites for taking the advanced Visual Story-Telling workshop, unless you have samples of your work that demonstrate that you are familiar with the concepts being covered. Appropriate for all skill levels with some art experience background. Not appropriate for complete beginners. Workshop open to adults and teens.

For information and to register, please visit http://www.taralarsenchang.com/classesworkshop/ or email tlchang@taralarsenchang.com

 
 
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Homeschool Lessons

We are happy to offer options to homeschool families and organizations to have art classes during times that suit your homeschool schedules. Just contact us at cloud9artschool@icloud.com to discuss options.