CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES

Perfect for children aged 8-18, each private art class keeps the work and focus on each child in the class. These children’s art classes focus on drawing and painting, and can switch between the two mediums, depending on the child’s experience and desires. I recommend drawing for a few classes to go over the basics of proportion, shape, and shading as well as grasping the idea of how to start out creating art.

These classes are a great supplement to their art classes in school, allowing the students to pick up techniques, concepts and ideas about artmaking as well as hands on practice.Over the course of the eight one hour lessons, each student will work on drawing and painting various pictures, developing an eye for color and working on drawing and painting skills.  Each class will feature some art history along with the painting time.  There is a desk that parents can remain during the class sessions. High school students are encouraged to sign up for the regular painting/drawing classes and can focus in on building a portfolio and working through more advanced concepts. I have over 15 years of teaching experience.

Among the projects that can be covered:

  • basic fundamentals of drawing (proportion, shape, line, value, composition, perspective)
  • color – with colored pencil, pastel, and paints
  • book illustration
  • cartoons

His studio is conveniently located in the River Market neighborhood at the Delaware Building, a hybrid of artist, creative and small business spaces. The climate controlled space, with off street parking, is in the heart of the City Market and just a block from the Streetcar, and minutes from I-35, I-70, and 169. There are plenty of flexible class times that will fit with your busy schedule!

Sign up by emailing Michael at schliefke@gmail.com or calling him at 816-872-6543. If your desired time slot is full, use the contact form below to be notified when the class time you prefer opens up.

CLASS INFORMATION:

Children's Art Classes Each class session is one hour. Classes run for eight weeks.The full eight weeks of classes costs $240 for private instruction! A friend, parent or sibling can attend class with you for half price ($120).

Painting classes are filled on a first come, first served basis (rolling admission to better fit your schedule)  
To sign up, contact Michael:
via 
email schliefke@gmail.com or at 816-872-6543

Palettes, easels, rags and liquid materials will be provided. Paints, canvasses, and brushes are the responsibility of the student.  I teach both oil and acrylic painting, but recommend beginning students to use acrylics, as they cost less, easier to use and more adaptable, and generally take less time than oils, which allows for more progress to be made during the class sessions.  I have a basic list of materials that can be picked up at any art or hobby store upon request. Class schedules are fairly flexible, with advance notice, classes can be rescheduled during the week or in case of vacations or other issues, a week can be skipped without losing your classtime.  I just ask that you not abuse this and notify me as early as possible if you won’t be able to attend an art lesson.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
10:30-11:30
full
11:30-12:30
full
 11:00-12:00
full
12:30-1:30
full
12:00-1:00
full
1:30-2:30
full
3:30-4:30
open
3:30-4:30
open
3:30-4:30
open
3:30-4:30
open
1:30-2:30
full
 2:30-3:30
full
4:30-5:30
open
4:30-5:30
open
4:30-5:30
full
4:30-5:30
open
   2:30-3:30
full
3:30-4:30
full
6:00-7:00
full
6:00-7:00
open
6:00-7:00
full
6:00-7:00
full
    3:30-4:30
full
4:30-5:30
open
7:00-8:00
full
7:00-8:00
full
7:00-8:00
full
7:00-8:00
full
last updated May 24, 2018

CLASS SIGN UP/ QUESTIONS:
If you would like to sign up for a class, want to join a waiting list, or have any questions concerning the children’s art classes, you can contact Michael directly at schliefke@gmail.com or calling at 816-872-6543, or use the handy form below:

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SPECIAL NOTE My class schedules fill up fast, and if the class times you would prefer are full, you can send me an email at schliefke@gmail.com to be alerted when your desired slot becomes available. I make all the efforts I can to fit your schedule in with mine, so if you have any other questions, feel free to ask! You can also order a gift certificate for classes at a future date, gift certificates get preference on open class times.

 

 

Some examples of student work: