Summer Art Club - July
In this weekly class covering three dates in July, kids will learn new creative projects with teacher + calligrapher Rachel Johnson at The Curious Bear. Set your kids up for a summer of creative exploration with three fun, interactive projects that teach them all about art.
In the first class, students will learn all about the color wheel and basic color mixing to create their own artwork, covering everything from color wheel eyes to coffee filter art to watercolor coasters. In week two, they’ll learn basic drawing skills through directed drawing, where students will learn how to add detail work to their own pieces. They’ll be learning with a demo from the instructor and opportunity to stylize a fun drawing of a treehouse as well a delicious looking ice cream cone! Lastly, in week three, they’ll learn hand lettering skills for kids—including making an original alphabet ‘font’ of their own! They’ll leave having used their own lettering to make a small chalkboard and original cards as well as other paper goods.
Each two-hour class runs Wednesdays from 10am-12pm on 7/10, 7/17, and 7/24. Students must register for all 3 classes to attend as some lessons build off of previous classes. This Summer Art Camp is best suited for 1st—4th grade (approximately ages 7-10), but if you have any questions about whether this is a good fit for your child, please reach out for more details!***
About the Instructor
Rachel Johnson is a calligrapher and former elementary school teacher with a background in 1st-4th grades. Her journey to calligraphy and design began five years ago when she herself enrolled in a class and learned all about pointed pen. Soon after, she launched an online calligraphy and paper goods shop and has since taught Beginning Hand Lettering, Modern Calligraphy, and other workshops at Paper Luxe. Today, she runs her own business and continues to work in education. She’s passionate about both creating and working with kids, so this Summer Kids Art Camp is extra special!
** This is intended to be a drop-off class, although parents are always welcome to stick around and observe. Our suggested age range for this particular camp is 1st-4th graders (approximately 7-10 years old), but we are open to younger and older students. Some projects do require they know how to write the entire alphabet and spell simple words, so if your 5-6 year old is already at that stage and can thrive in a 2 hour classroom setting, you are welcome to register them!