CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES

Perfect for children aged 8-12, 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.

Classes are taught with patience and enthusiasm. This builds up a student’s confidence while they learn new ideas and concepts. I have over 15 years of teaching experience and can teach concepts finding the best method that connects with the student’s learning style.

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.

These art classes are located in a quiet and safe corner of the historic northeast just blocks from the Kansas City Museum. My studio has off street parking and full climate control! Here’s a handy map and directions with a pretty and easy route to my studio. There are plenty of flexible class times that will fit with your busy schedule!

Class Information

 

Children's Art ClassesEach 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

I have a basic list of inexpensive drawing 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:
Class times are available on a rolling basis, but times do fill up fast at the end of summer, so if you’d like to reserve a specific spot, the earlier is better.

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WEDNESDAY
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SATURDAY
10:30-11:30
full
     10:00-11:00
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11:30-12:30
full
     11:00-12:00
full
12:30-1:30
full
2:30-3:30
open
2:30-3:30
open
2:30-3:30
open
2:30-3:30
open
 12:00-1:00
full
1:30-2:30
open
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
open
4:30-5:30
open
 2:30-3:30
ful
3:30-4:30
open
6:00-7:00
full
6:00-7:00
full
6:00-7:00
full
6:00-7:00
full
 3:30-4:30
full
4:30-5:30
full
7:00-8:00
open
7:00-8:00
full
7:00-8:00
full
   
last updated: January 9, 2019

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:

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 recent student work: