Art Foundations Class for Kids Ages 8-11

Art class for kids

Art Foundations for Ages 8-11

Through creative exploration and a variety of artistic mediums, your children will learn about artistic elements and principles, art history, and the relevance of art in the world today. Through participating in both independent and collaborative activities, students will have the opportunity to experience art as an expressive tool while also understanding its value to both them and their community. On the last class day, students will present a special art showcase for family and friends. Different themes and concepts are explored each semester, allowing for students to participate multiple times.  (All art supplies will be provided during class.)

Dates:  Saturdays, Sept 23 – Dec 2, 2017   10 classes (no class Nov 25th)
Ages:  8 – 11
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Tuition:  $285 + $30 supply fee
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building L002





Ellen O'Hearn Art Lessons Instructor:  Ellen O’Hearn

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Ellen O’Hearn holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas, with a minor in Poetry. Ellen’s paintings have been exhibited in San Francisco at Hang, Joseph Chowning Gallery, Cell Space, Southern Exposure, and the SF Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, and covered in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and ArtWeek under her maiden name Ellen Singletary. More recently she has shown at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. Ellen has taught GRACE Arts to K-6 for the past 7 years, as a docent and lead coordinator for her children’s elementary school in Fairfax County. Ellen is currently a graduate student at George Mason pursuing her Masters of Art in Teaching for Art Education, and is in the NAEA. She has 3 children, 4 cat-children and loves art, art history, museums, and glitter.


Ingrid Galdamez Art Classes Assistant:  Ingrid Galdamez

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Ingrid Galdamez is currently completing her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree at George Mason University, with plans to enter the Masters of Art of Teaching in Art Education program in  Spring 2018. While pursuing her undergraduate degree (with a concentration in drawing), she has had the opportunity to take graduate courses pertaining to her Masters. Along with curriculum and lesson planning, she has experience working with kids with cognitive and/or physical disabilities (special education) through Fairfax County. Working with such a wide range of abilities has taught her how to accommodate every child’s needs. Miss Galdamez is excited to continue to help children connect with their inner creativity.






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