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Art Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults


Art Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens, & Adults

Looking for a fun way to learn how to paint or draw? The Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA offers the perfect blend of university-quality art teachers and a friendly environment with other community members.

Semester: SPRING 2014 (January thru May)

Art Class
ART ADVENTURES
Class

AGES: 4 to 7yrs

$285+$30supply*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)


11:30AM CLASS
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10:00AM CLASS
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Instill in your children a love for art and storytelling by having them explore their imaginations to create faraway lands and fantastical creatures in various 2D and 3D media! Week by week, they will bring their imaginary worlds to life in drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures, while also learning the elements and principles of art. At the end of the semester, students have the opportunity to participate in the Potomac Art Showcase at the GMU campus. After that, you can take your art creations home with you! Different themes and concepts are explored each semester, allowing for students to participate multiple times.
*IMPORTANT: Art supplies will be provided during class.

Teacher: Ashley Winters
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SATURDAYS, 11:30AM-12:45PM, starts Feb 15th
Location: GMU School of Art & Design, L002

10 classes: 02/15, 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, SKIP, 03/22, 03/29,   04/05, 04/12, SKIP, 04/26, 05/03
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/10
NO CLASS ON 03/15 and 04/19


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SATURDAYS, 10:00AM-11:15AM, starts Feb 15th
Location: GMU School of Art & Design, L002

10 classes: 02/15, 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, SKIP, 03/22, 03/29,   04/05, 04/12, SKIP, 04/26, 05/03
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/10
NO CLASS ON 03/15 and 04/19


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Art Class
ART FOUNDATIONS
Class

AGES: 8 to 11yrs

$285+$30supply*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)

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Introduce your children to the principles of art through art history! Using different mediums, students will explore the basics of color, line, form, and composition. With instruction in technical skills, each student will have the opportunity to explore their individual artistic expression. At the end of the semester, students have the opportunity to participate in the Potomac Art Showcase at the GMU campus. Different themes and concepts are explored each semester, allowing for students to participate multiple times.
*IMPORTANT: Art supplies will be provided during class.

Teacher: Kyle Nowak
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SATURDAYS, 10:00AM-11:15AM, starts Feb 15th
Location: GMU School of Art & Design, L004

10 classes: 02/15, 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, SKIP, 03/22, 03/29,   04/05, 04/12, SKIP, 04/26, 05/03
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/10
NO CLASS ON 03/15 and 04/19

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889

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Art Class
ART EXPLORATIONS
Class

AGES: 12 to 18yrs

$285+$40supply*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)

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Teenagers will have a fun but challenging opportunity to explore the history of art, develop their ability to translate drawings into realistic paintings through various exercises, and venture into what art can offer them. By studying and applying their interpretation of classic masterpieces and developing artistic ability through the study of line, value and color with a variety of drawing media, students will learn the basic fundamentals of art, while finding their own artistic voice. All skill levels are welcome. At the end of the semester, students have the opportunity to participate in the Potomac Art Showcase at the GMU campus. After that, you can take your art creations home with you! Different themes and concepts are explored each semester, allowing for students to participate multiple times.
*IMPORTANT: Art supplies will be provided during class.

Teacher: Ashley Winters
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SATURDAYS, 1:00PM-2:15PM, starts Feb 15th
Location: GMU School of Art & Design, L002

10 classes: 02/15, 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, SKIP, 03/22, 03/29,   04/05, 04/12, SKIP, 04/26, 05/03
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/10
NO CLASS ON 03/15 and 04/19

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889

Art Class
OIL PAINTING
Class For Adults

AGES: 16yrs +

$285+$45supply*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)

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Learn how to use oil paint to create dynamic paintings that express your own unique artistic vision. Apply color theory to paintings of still lifes and original images to find your own personal style. Develop your style by exploring the use of color, as you discover subjects and themes that inspire you to paint. No prior painting experience is necessary. At the end of the semester, artists have the opportunity to display their work in the Potomac Art Showcase at the GMU campus.
*IMPORTANT: The Supply Fee covers basic materials to participate in the class (handed out on the first day). Additional supplies may be desired, and students can either purchase these items or bring their own.

Teacher: Nathan Loda
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SATURDAYS, 11:30AM-1:30PM, starts Feb 15th
Location: GMU School of Art & Design, 2044

10 classes: 02/15, 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, SKIP, 03/22, 03/29,   04/05, 04/12, SKIP, 04/26, 05/03
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/10
NO CLASS ON 03/15 and 04/19

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REPEATING CLASSES:

These art classes can be repeated without overlap, since new artists and new concepts are explored each term. Due to our regulated class sizes, our instructors are able to develop artists of varying skill levels. Also, instructors drawn from our acclaimed Mason arts community are intermittently rotated to provide fresh ideas and areas of expertise. Begin or continue your artistic journey at Mason!

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All of our Art Classes take place in the inspiring School of Art & Design building on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax VA. Parking is FREE on Saturdays in Lot A next to the School of Art & Design building.

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