Teen Art Classes for Home Schoolers

Registration opens August 5!

All classes are appropriate for students ages 13+.

To register for a class, click on the class title or session title. Completing the class registration page will create a shopping cart for you to register for as many classes as you like!

If you’re a NAG member, don’t forget to register and sign in to receive your 10% class discount, too.

The first child is full price. Any additional siblings registering for that particular class receive a 50% tuition discount.  To receive the 50% sibling discount, please call the office at 507-645-8877 to register; we apologize for the inconvenience!

If you’re having trouble with registering for a class, please visit the How to Register for Classes Online page for more information or frequently asked questions.

Prehistoric Art: Messages to the Future, Leaving our Mark on the World

We will study the Lascaux caves of France and the Western Australian Aboriginal rock carvings before we making primitive paints for a faux cave paintings and carve symbols into red sand boards to share a visual account of an event in our lives. Then, we’ll create a personal logo using symbols that represent our interests, experiences, and dreams. Students should plan to bring a lunch and water bottle to class each week.
Skills: painting, drawing, printmaking, carving, analyzing/interpreting symbols in art.
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm 
Dates:
 September 7, 14, 21, & 28 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $63 non-member: $70
Instructor: 
Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt

Primitive Cultures, Enduring Crafts: Basket Weaving to the Woven Word

Early settlers developed crafts to help clothe and feed their families. We’ll use basic weaving skills to make a small bowl and a hand loom to make a woven bracelet or belt. Then, we’ll our new skills to create a mixed media piece that combines bits of cloth, string, found objects and the written word to convey a visual message of our emotions. Students should plan to bring a lunch and water bottle to class each week.
Skills: weaving, looming, color theory, large/small motor skills, poetry.
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm 
Dates:
 October 5, 12, 19, & 26 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $63 non-member: $70
Instructor: 
Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt

Clever Communication: Pictographs to Cuneiforms to Emojis

As early communities grew, communication became key to trade. We will create personalized Sumerian cylinder seals, as well as recreating cuneiforms (images simplified into glyphs) on clay plates. Next, we will use this knowledge of symbols to create our own emojis to represent the meaningful ideas of the modern teen. Students should plan to bring a lunch and water bottle to class each week.
Skills: clay molding, rolling and carving, simplifying images and ideas into symbols for communication.
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm 
Dates:
 November 2, 9, 16, & 30 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $63 non-member: $70
Instructor: 
Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt

Egyptians & Cretans: Creating Moments in Time

We know much about the ancient lifestyles of the gods and the reigning powers, as well as everyday people as it was recorded on scrolls, walls, columns, pottery, and more. Using what we’ll learn, we’ll illustrate a basic message in hieroglyphics onto real papyrus; as well as depict an event from our own lives in the profile-styling of the Egyptians through a carving/painting on the side of a small pot. Students should plan to bring a lunch and water bottle to class each week.
Skills: clay hand building and carving, simplifying images into symbols, drawing/illustration.
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 11:30 am-1:30 pm (note extended time)
Dates:
December 7, 14, & 21 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $63 non-member: $70
Instructor: 
Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt

Visual Arts Instructor: Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt, is better known as “Ms. Kelly” by her students. She has been teaching Art at St. Dominic School for the past five years. A love of travel provides a world of creative inspiration in the art studio with her students. She was a graphic designer for several years before getting her MS in Art & Design Education from Pratt Institute.

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