Youth Art, Music and Dance Classes for Home Schoolers

Registration opens August 5!

All classes are appropriate for students ages 5-12.

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.

Youth Homeschool Visual Arts Classes:

Prehistoric Art: Cave Painting and Rock Carvings

Head back to prehistoric times to explore some of the oldest art to be discovered on earth! “Visit” the Lascaux caves of France, and then head over to Western Australia to see Aboriginal rock carvings. We’ll try our own hand at making primitive paints for faux cave paintings; as well as carve symbols into red sand boards to send messages to our future selves.
Skills: painting, drawing, printmaking, carving, analyzing/interpreting symbols in art.
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 September 7 & 21, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $31.50; non-member: $35
Instructor: 
Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt

Primitive Cultures, Enduring Crafts: Loom and Basket Weaving

After years as nomads, the earliest settler civilizations had much to learn to survive in a single location: farming, shelter building, and animal husbandry. They also needed to store their food and to clothe themselves. We will explore hand weaving as we make a small board; and a hand-loom that can be used to make a woven bracelet or belt.
Skills: weaving, color theory, large/small motor skills.
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 October 5 & 19, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $31.50; non-member: $35
Instructor: 
Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt

Clever Communication: Pictographs to Cuneiforms

Early settlements grew to become villages and even cities! Trading between towns required consistent communication – pictures and symbols representing common animals and figures helped to identify people, places and things. We will create personalized cylinder seals in the style Sumerian tradesmen, and practice transforming images into simplified cuneiforms to carve into clay plates.
Skills: clay molding, rolling and carving, simplifying images into symbols.
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 November 2 & 16, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $31.50; non-member: $35
Instructor: 
Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt

Egyptians & Cretans: Celebrating Life

The art in this period in history celebrated the lifestyles of the gods and the reigning powers. It was recorded on the columns and walls of buildings, on the pots food and drink were stored in, and on papyrus scrolls. Using what we will learn, we’ll draw basic hieroglyphics onto real papyrus; and how to carve images illustrating an event onto the side of a small pot.
Skills: clay molding, rolling and carving, image observation and replication
Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 December 7 & 21, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $31.50; non-member: $35
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.

Youth Homeschool Music and Dance Classes:

The Music and Dance classes are companion classes to the Youth Visual Arts classes and provide complementary content in the performing arts. 

Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 September 14 & 28, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $31.50 non-member: $35
Instructor: 
Kate Stuart

Primitive Cultures, Enduring Crafts

Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 October 12 & 26, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $31.50 non-member: $35
Instructor: 
Kate Stuart

Clever Communication

Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 November 9 & 30, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $31.50 non-member: $35
Instructor: 
Kate Stuart

Egyptians & Cretans

Days and Times: Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am 
Dates:
 December 14, 2016
Venue:
Art Studio
Fees: NAG member: $15.75 non-member: $17.50 (tuition will be adjusted by a partial refund after transaction)
Instructor: 
Kate Stuart

Music & Dance InstructorKate Stuart began teaching music at the age of 17, dance a few years later, and hasn’t stopped since.  After earning a B.Mus. and M.A., she pursued further graduate studies in music and dance while choreographing ten years of Madrigal Dinners at two universities, dancing at the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, and teaching at St. Olaf College. Recently she has been teaching at the Northfield Arts Guild and Northfield Senior Center, sharing folkdance at the annual SCSC Young Artist Conference, and offering music and dance classes for fellow homeschool families.

 

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