Wild Art and Fun

Ages 6-8 (gr 1-2)

Wednesdays 12:10-2:15

 

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Classes for Kids

All Big Circle Art Studio Classes are held at Jessica's home art studio next to Blossom Hill Park in Los Gatos, CA. We emphasize process over product, individual attention, and opportunities for children to be individuals. Copying pictures may help develop specific eye-hand skills, but it does not help students to develop creative problem solving, personal exploration, and the other rich benefits kids get from the expressive arts process. Our classes expose children to a range of art materials (including the messy ones that are harder to use at home). We teach children art principles and skills that complement the art your children learn in school, but do not get enough of.  Our longer classes may also include movement, theater, writing and other expressive arts experiences. All children's classes are drop-off unless otherwise indicated. Parents are always welcome to check out what we are doing! If you'd like, we walk children to/from Blossom Hill Schoo (BHS)l. We welcome children who attend other schools... we just can't pick those kids up from school. Wish we could!

Move It and Make It was started as an alternative to Clubhouse for half-day T-K and K students. Now in our fourth year, Move It and Make It lets children have fun moving their bodies and creating art while parents get a longer school day. We give time for snack or lunch. The class time works for children who attend other elementary schools. Each class builds on the one before so we prefer that you register your child for the entire session. 

 

Kindergarten/TK

Coming in Spring 2019! 
Move It and Make It Morning Fun

Fridays 9:30-11:00 am

Two sessions

Jan. 25-May 24 2019 (Art Show May 24 at 9:30)

Drop your kids off! Jessica will walk the children safely to BHS. Or pick up your kiddo at 10:45 a.m. and get to other schools on time. 

Teacher: Jessica Richter 

No Class 2/22 or 4/12. Mar 8 class starts 11:30-1:00

By special arrangement. Min 3 students. Talk to Jessica if you are interested 

For kindergarten students already in the Thursday Move it and Make it Class who are ready to focus on art and able to follow directions. Kids will get their wiggles out in age-appropriate ways, but there will be less movement than the Thursday class. Students must register for Thursday Move it and Make it in order to enroll in Mellow Morning Art. 

Not planned 2019 but let us know if you are interested! You might convince us!
Move It and Make It Lunch Bunch

We pick up kids from BHS at 11:30 and if needed, take them back to clubhouse by 1:30ish. Children eat lunch, move their bodies, play games, and make art based on a weekly theme. Students from other schools should join us by noon. We start art etc. by 12:10. Try a class for $20! Teachers Jessica Richter and Marcella Yvarra.

For Grades 1-4

great for both boys and girls! 

New Wednesday class starts January 2019

Wednesdays-SPRING 2019

12:10-1:30 pm for BHS students (12:25 start for others!)

Max Class Size (8)

 

We pick up Blossom Hill students at school and if needed, take kids back to clubhouse. Children who attend other schools should arrive by 12:30. Please bring lunch, wear comfy clothes and prepare to create, move and groove! Try one class for $20! 

In this class, students will use paint, collage, pastels and other materials. Students will learn art techniques while expressing themselves as individuals and problem solving. 

Wednesdays-SPRING 2018

12:10-1:50 pm for BHS students (12:25 start for others!)

Feb. 7-April 4, 2018 (8 classes)

April 18-May 23 (5 classes)

Max Class Size (8)

No class 2/21 or 4/11

 

We pick up Blossom Hill students at school and if needed, take kids back to clubhouse. Children who attend other schools should arrive between 12:30- 12:45 pm. Please bring lunch, wear comfy clothes and prepare to create, move and groove! Try one class for $20! 

In this class, students will use a range of materials to make three-dimensional sculptures and other art work. We will use clay, wire, found and recycled materials, fibers, papers and more! Hot glue will be used with supervision. 

Wednesdays-Fall 2017

Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 2017

12:10-1:50 pm for BHS students (12:25 for others!)

Max Class Size (8)

No class Nov. 22

Teacher: Jessica Richter

 

We pick up Blossom Hill students at school and if needed, take kids back to clubhouse between at 1:50. Children who attend other schools should arrive by 12:30 pm. Please bring lunch, wear comfy clothes and prepare to create, move and groove!

What is Monkey Art? We are calling this class "Monkey Art" as a kid-level homage to Guerilla Art: art that is put into the community to promote creating and thought. In this class, students will make art that shows what kids care about, can do, want to say, and think is funny. We will then share their art with the community in various fun and safe ways. For example, we might leave sweet art surprises in the nearby park. Any 'excursions' will be done with parent permission, of course. Children will have fun moving their bodies, doing active and hilarious improv games, and exploring a range of art materials like painting, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. Children will build their understanding of art principles and techniques while engaging in a fun, open, creative process that builds on each child's skills and interests. 

Thursdays Oct 5-Dec. 14, 2017

2:30-3:45 pm for BHS students (2:45 start for others!)

Max Class Size (8)

$200/session (10 classes)

$20 to try first/one class (applied to session) 

Teacher: Jessica Richter

 

We pick up Blossom Hill students at school and if needed, take kids back to clubhouse. Children who attend other schools should arrive at 2:45 pm. Please bring snack, wear comfy clothes and prepare to create, move and groove!

In this class, students will create a 10-15 min. puppet show from start to finish. Together we will select a story, create characters, and develop the script. Children will design and create their own paper mache' puppets. Our performance date will be the last class and/or scheduled in consultation with parents. For an example of our first puppet show with kindergarteners, please email. 

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