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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Sketchbook Spanish
Gabi Campanario

Saturdays February 2, 9, 16 & 23
10:00am to 12:00pm
$175

Can you say Me gusta dibujar (I like to draw)? In this bilingual class, young artists will reap the benefits of learning Spanish while sharpening their drawing and painting skills. Students will use their sketchbooks to create imaginative scenes that combine the nouns, adjectives and verbs studied every week. By the end of the four-week workshop, they will have completed the foundation of what could become a life-long learning and creative project: an illustrated Spanish dictionary from A to Z.

Instruction will include basic grammar lessons and drawing and coloring techniques in pen and ink and watercolor. A Stillman & Birn sketchbook and art supplies are included with price of registration, but students are also welcome to bring their own materials.

Limit 8 students per class.

Ages 12 and up welcome.

To register please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketchbook-spanish-for-young-artists-with-gabi-campanario-tickets-53086644583 

 
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iPad Drawing and Painting with Apple Pencil and ProCreate app
Gabi Campanario

Saturday January 12
9:30am to 4:30pm
$175

This one-day workshop offers a comprehensive overview of ProCreate, the drawing app of choice for many illustrators, designers and artists. Through specific indoor and outdoor exercises, attendees will start creating digital artworks right away and will learn how to archive them and share them instantly on social media. Attendees will learn to use layers, import and manipulate reference images, select sketching and painting tools and apply color to create the desired type of artwork. Artists, architects, illustrators and professionals in the fields of visual communication and design will particularly benefit from the class, but all drawing enthusiasts eager to learn are welcome to register. The workshop is taught by Gabi Campanario, a staff artist at The Seattle Times and founder of Urban Sketchers.

Important information: An iPad that supports Apple Pencil is required to attend (that can be the iPad Proor the new iPad 9.7). Please have ProcreateApp installed on your device before the workshop. The app is available on iTunes.

Ages 15 and up welcome.

To register please visit http://www.estudiocampanario.com/workshops-calendar/

 
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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 as follows:

Jan 5- Feb 2
Feb 9- March 2
March 9 – April 6
April 13- May 11
May 18 -June 15
June 22 – July 20
July 27 – Aug 24
Aug 31 – Sept 28

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 Fundamentals 101 
Intro to Composition & Design
Tara Larsen Chang

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
January 11, 18, 25 

$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 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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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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OILS 101
CHE LOPEZ

Thursdays  January 17 - March 7
(8 weeks)
6:30pm - 9:30pm

$300

Transparency, luminosity, material effects, meticulous detail work… With oils, your options are endless … This 8 week workshop will introduce you to this flexible medium. Everything from color theory to stretching your own canvas we will go step by step to help you succeed in you journey into oils. With plenty of painting and demonstrations on projects weekly you will have a better understanding on how to bring your vision to life. 

Ages 15 and up welcome.

Fore more information and to register, please visit The Art of Che or email chelito@gmail.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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Illustration Fundamentals 102
Intro to Value & Thumbnails
Tara Larsen Chang

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
February 8, 15, 22 

$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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CHRISTMAS PAINTINGS FOR GIFT GIVING
FOR ALL AGES
LYNNEA MATTSON

Saturdays  December 15 &  22                               

10am-12:30pm

$20 per class                             

Come and enjoy creating a watercolor painting that you can gift to that special person in your life or keep for yourself! Bring your pictures and ideas and you will be guided step by step to use it to create a painting. Some images and ideas will be available to help you decide on the painting of your choice. 

For more information and to register please email lynneadanceswithwater@gmail.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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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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ILLUSTRATION FUNDAMENTALS 103
INTRO TO COLOR & COMPS
TARA LARSEN CHANG

Fridays 10am-12:30pm or 4pm-6:30pm
March 8, 15. 22 

 $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.