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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Building Art Skills
9 - 12 year olds
Sarah Crumb

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

$90/month

These classes will help young artists to explore their creative spirit and build up their confidence as artists. Join us as we explore new techniques and methods of making art intended to advance already developed or newly blossoming skills. We will practice drawing, painting, three dimensional, and mixed media art. 

Most supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you would like to use them in class. 

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 Wednesday of each month and continuing until the last Wednesday.

If you register prior to the end of a month, you will begin on the first Wednesday of the next month.

Your registration pays for your slot in the class, make ups are generally not available.

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.sarahcrumbart.com

 
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Beginning watercolors Five week workshop for Adults & Teens
lynnea mattson

Saturdays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

$125 (5 weeks and supplies provided for the first two weeks)

Workshops are five weeks long and run on Saturdays 1:00pm - 3:30pm on the following dates:

Feb 9  -  March 9
March 16  - April 13
April 20  -  May 18
May 25  -  June 22
June 29  -  July 27
Aug 3 -  Aug 31
September 7 - October 12 (no class September 21)

Come explore the beauty of watercolor. Lynnea will provide projects with step by step  mentoring you through the processes to create a finished piece of art. Lynnea will help build your confidence and knowledge in this class. Come, learn the secrets and have fun with this beautiful medium.


For more information and to register please email Lynnea at lynneadanceswithwater@gmail.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 5 - May 24 

$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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DRAWING THE HUMAN HEAD & FACIAL EXPRESSIONS FOR ADULTS & TEENS
CHARLENE COLLINS FREEMAN

Mondays 10am - 12:30pm 
July 8 - August 19

$175.00

Designed to artists understand how to see like an artist, discover the value of light and shadow and how to draw the human face.

We will work in sketchbooks, learning exercises to improve our ability to see and draw with creative exercises. Emphasis will be placed on developing a basic understanding of visual anatomy. Subjects will include proportion and construction of the head, drawing facial features and mapping lights and darks. Each of the lessons will introduce new ideas and exercises, and challenge you to think about this tricky subject in new ways.  You will get a creative workout, but in a relaxed, supportive setting.

All levels welcome. 

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

 
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PAINT ALL DAY TUESDAYS
FOR ADULT & TEENS
CHARLENE COLLINS FREEMAN

Tuesdays 10am - 3:30pm
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

$120.00
Each week is $40. Must purchase a punch card of 3.

Participate as often as your schedule allows.

Join me for these open studio all day sessions and bring your painting projects, drawings, sketches, journaling, any creative endeavor your are pursuing! I will provide guidance, demos and critiques.

Bring your lunch or walk to one of the many nearby restaurants to pick something up. Spend the entire day being creative with others! A place to explore, paint, learn!

All Levels of Skill Welcome.

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

 
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BEGINNING COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES ADULTS AND TEENAGERS 15+
RHONDA GARDNER

Thursdays August 8, 15, 22 & 29
(4 weeks)
10:00am - 12:30pm

$115

Please join me for the three week class in July or for this four week class in August (or both!).  These classes are designed for those wanting to learn some of the fundamental techniques involved in colored pencil art.  

Topics covered will include use of pressure, types of strokes, color layering, blending and under-painting techniques.  I will provide exercises and pictured references at will allow you to learn and apply the technique to images you want create.   

Sign up for one or both. You can also bring your own references for projects you are interested in working on with my guidance.  

Adults and teenagers 15+ are welcome. 

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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Watercolors for Beginners 6 Week Workshop for Adults & Teens

Charlene Collins Freeman

Saturdays 1pm - 4pm
November 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class November 30), December 7 & 14

$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. 

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

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Explore & Play With Art
5 - 8 year olds
Sarah Crumb

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

$80/month

Join us as we explore new techniques and methods of making art every Monday after school! We will try everything from collage and book art, to clay, to drawing and painting. Come excited to play with something new and go home with a fun project every week. Prepare for being a little messy…getting dirty means you’re having fun! 

Most supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you would like to use them in class.

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.

If you register prior to the end of a month, you will begin on the first Monday of the next month. Your registration pays for your slot in the class, make ups are generally not available.

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.sarahcrumbart.com

 
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Nature Watercolors
5 - 8 year olds
Sarah Crumb

Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Ongoing, register month to month
September through June only

$80/month

Sarah will walk students through full watercolor pieces, beginning with drawing the base image, and going step by step through an entire painting. Students will learn the process of creating a watercolor, which will include learning patience for painting in layers, taking careful time to create a piece of art, and learning how to use watercolors effectively.

We will look and learn from famous artists, studying different styles and techniques to produce at least one full piece each month. Images will tend to focus on animals and nature, chosen by Sarah. 

Students are encouraged to provide their own watercolor supplies: paper at least 9x12 inches, brushes, and paint palettes. Watercolor paper sketchbooks are also encouraged for practice of techniques. 

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 Wednesday of each month and continuing until the last Wednesday. If you register prior to the end of a month, you will begin on the first Wednesday of the next month. 

Your registration pays for your slot in the class, make ups are generally not available. 

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.sarahcrumbart.com

 
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Mentorship Studio Sessions
for adults & teens
Tara Larsen Chang 

Fridays 1:00pm - 3:30pm
and
Fridays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Ongoing (starts January 11)

$25/week purchased in $100 blocks

Appropriate for all levels but except for complete beginners

Bring the art projects you are working on and receive personal guidance, critique, and instruction to help you move forward. As time allows, Tara will also provide demonstrations of various media (from watercolor, colored pencil, mixed media, collage, graphite, even a touch of digital), or discussions of art and design principles. This is a great opportunity to finish up projects, push your work to a higher level, or prep your portfolio for college admissions.

A consistent art practice is one of the most effective ways to up your skill and enjoyment levels!

You can register for classes from month to month. Join at any time, and stop and start as your schedule allows.

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


 
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Color Pencils for the absolute beginner
for adults & Teens
Rhonda Gardner

Thursdays March 28 - April 25
(5 weeks)
10:00am - 12:30pm

$125

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 strokes to achieve a desired texture, then applying these skills to a drawing.  Students will also be introduced to blending colors to create picture 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.  

Picture references and 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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Beginning Colored Pencil Techniques Adults and teenagers 15+
Rhonda Gardner

Thursdays July 11, 18 & 25
(3 weeks)
10:00am - 12:30pm

$85

Please join me for this three week class in July or the four week class in August (or both!).  These classes are designed for those wanting to learn some of the fundamental techniques involved in colored pencil art.  

Topics covered will include use of pressure, types of strokes, color layering, blending and under-painting techniques.  I will provide exercises and pictured references at will allow you to learn and apply the technique to images you want create.   

Sign up for one or both. You can also bring your own references for projects you are interested in working on with my guidance.  

Adults and teenagers 15+ are welcome. 

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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Children's Book Illustration I
Adults and teenagers 15+
Craig Orback


Saturdays 1:30pm -  4pm
July 13 - August 24

$300

Are you interested in the art of drawing for children's books? In this course, you will learn the basic techniques to complete illustrations for young readers. You'll also learn the business side of children's book illustration, including what it takes to get your work seen by the right people, as well as lessons about successful illustrators from the past. 

Craig Orback is an award-winning illustrator of over 15 children's books. 
Prerequisite: Basic drawing skills. 
Out-of-class drawing assignments required.
Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Email Craig to register at craig@craigorback.com


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art lessons
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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art lessons
Teens
charlene collins freeman

Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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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ILLUSTRATION FUNDAMENTALS 103
INTRO TO COLOR & COMPS
TARA LARSEN CHANG

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
March 15, 22, 29 

 $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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Painting 101
Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils
CHE LOPEZ

Thursdays  April 4 - May 23
(8 weeks)
6:30pm - 9:30pm

$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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Painting 101
Acrylics and Water-soluble Oils
CHE LOPEZ

Thursdays  June 13 - August 8 ( No Class July 4)
6:30pm - 9:30pm

$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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Drawing for Beginners 7 week workshop
for Adults & Teens
Charlene Collins Freeman

Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm
July 10 - August 21 

$150.00

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 Levels of Skill Welcome.

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

 
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INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLORS FOR ADULTS & TEENS
LYNNEA MATTSON

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
Ongoing

$25/week                          

Beginner and intermediates welcomed. Putting it all together. We will created our own art using the skills we learned in the beginning watercolor class and build on those skills. The class 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.  

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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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.