Does your child like to color and paint? If you want to keep your children busy and their minds active this summer, you might think about enrolling them in art classes or camps. Kids love paint and paper, and almost all of them enjoy drawing. Art classes offer a great balance between discipline and creativity. There are several opportunities in California for art classes that may fill the bill for you and your child.
Some available classes take place all year long, however there are many summer programs and workshops, some free or quite reasonably priced.
Little Artists holds classes in San Diego or Poway, for youngsters ages four through teens. They feature a free trial class, so children and parents can get a view of the experience ahead of time. The Little Artists stress self-esteem as a major goal of their program, while at the same time teaching art techniques as an acquired skill. There are summer workshops coming up at Little Artists. You can find out more about this program and how to enroll here:
Children and teenagers can receive art instruction at San Diego Children’s Painting Instruction and Art Classes at the Petit Salon & Galerie on Fort Stockton Street, San Diego. There is a fine art summer camp being held from July 20 – 24. The Galerie focuses on fine motor skills and stimulating the natural creativity of your child as well as their desire to express themselves. You can phone the Galerie at (858)344-6897 or visit the website here:
In the San Francisco area, parents and their little artists are lucky to have the San Francisco Children’s Art Center available to them. The center is a non-profit organization just for kids. This organization features work in all artistic media, including clay and photography. There is even a puppet theatre! They have been operating for more than 30 years, with a rich history of promoting healthy self-esteem while teaching skills in varied art forms. Story and snack time is provided for the little ones.
Art to Grow On Children’s Art Center in Torrance, California, not only holds instructional classes at their studio location, but will also come to you! This unique program holds community events, after-school programs for younger students, and birthday and holiday celebrations. They hold camps and participate in corporate daycare facilities. This center’s exciting program features expressive collage work, a play dough station and even stamping with glitter paint! There is an emphasis on having fun and expressing the child’s own inner creativity, but kids also get great exposure to techniques of the Master Artists. Fine motor skills and coordination are honed here, too. The Art to Grow On Children’s Art Center is highly renowned for personalizing their services to individual needs. You can check them out here:
This is just a sampling of the many opportunities for your child to learn new artistic skills and have a good time while improving their self-esteem and promoting their creative leanings. Why not contact these facilities or seek out available art school resources in your area this summer?