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Youth Classes

About Our Programs
The staff at the Rahr-West Art Museum wants to be part of every child’s education. We feel the business of a museum is to educate all ages. Helping children make connections and build understanding is an important piece of the education puzzle.We are working to create dynamic, multifaceted, and memorable lessons supported by master artworks in our collection to help students develop creativity, cross-cultural understandings, and communication skills. We believe studying the arts will also help improve school attendance, language skills, problem solving abilities, self-esteem, self-confidence, perseverance, cooperation, teamwork skills, and overall academic performance. Our hope is for all children to lead lives full of promise and have dreams that come true.

After School Picassos
Wednesdays: 3:45 - 5:00 pm
12 classes

$60 members/$120 non-members

OR per session $30 members/$60 non-members


November 2016
Clay Creations with Amy Zander
Experience how much fun working with clay is! Learn the basics of hand building with clay: Roll out slabs, rolling coils, pinch pots, using clay tools and more.
November 2nd & 9th     We are Family (Self portrait of people we care about - Candle Holder)


Draw Like An Egyptian with Michelle Heraly-Bonde

Nov 16th & 30th
Discover the art of Ancient Egypt in this all new session! Create drawings inspired by Egyptian Art from the time of the Pharaohs! Explore the digital collections of museums around the world, from Hieroglyphics to relics dating back thousands of years!

December 2016
Draw Like An Egyptian with Michelle Heraly-Bonde
December 7th & 14th
Discover the art of Ancient Egypt in this all new session! Create drawings inspired by Egyptian Art from the time of the Pharaohs! Explore the digital Collections of museums around the world, from Hieroglyphics to relics dating back thousands of years!
 
After School Picassos 2017
Wednesdays: 3:45 - 5:00 pm
20 classes - $100 Members / $200 Non-Members
Monthly (4 classes) $30 Members / $60 Non-Members

January 2017
Inspiration Through Other Artists with Heather Nelson
January 11
Winter Birch Trees inspired by the works of Melissa McKinnon and  Paul Crimi.  Create a peaceful winter landscape of birch trees using tape, watercolor, salt and markers.

January 18
Mimicking Mondrian!  Learn about the artist and make your own primary color Mondrian inspired painting.

January 25 & February 1
Henri Matisse inspired “Painting with Scissors” Paper Cut-Out Art.  When Matisse was no longer able to use a paint brush to create his art, he began making stunning pieces using colorful paper cut-outs.

February 2017
Clay Creations with Amy Zander

Experience how much fun working with clay is!  Learn how to roll out a slab, roll coils and pinch pots.  You will also have access to and use assorted clay tools and glazing techniques.

February 8 & 15 
Pinch Pot Critters - Learn how to create an elongated pinch pot to create a critter of your imagination.

February 22 & March 1
That's me....Coil Profile - Learn how to roll out coils to create a artsy profile of yourself.

 March 2017
Coat of Arms with Michelle Heraly-Bonde
March 8, 15, 22 & 29
A study of medieval heraldry provides a good opportunity to interrelate medieval history with design of visual symbols. Students will design a coat of arms to represent their families.

April 2017
Mimicking the Masters with Heather Nelson
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 April 5th
Alex Katz
Late July
Mixed Media
April 12th
Takesada Matsutani
Chimney
Paint and Markers
 April 19th
Joan Miro
Teni Du Hommes
Paint and Markers
 April 26
William Wiley
As WI States into the Future
Mixed Media

May 2017
Clay Creations with Amy Zander
Experience how much fun working with clay is!  Learn how to roll out a slab, roll coils and pinch pots.  You will also have access to and use assorted clay tools and glazing techniques.

May 3 & 10
Toad House Inn
Learn how to roll out a slab of clay and handbuild a toad house for your yard. 

May 17 & 24
Free Styling
Using the handbuilding with clay skills that they have learned, the students are free to create whatever they'd like!


Preschool Palette

Instructor: Heather Nelson
Third Wednesday OR Thursday
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Age: 3-5 year olds

Class Fee: $1 per child Young artists explore a series of art-inspired discovery opportunities. Preschoolers experience the art museum exhibits through gallery walks, discussions, and games. $1 for supplies will buy a lot of fun.

Pre-registration appreciated
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 October
19th & 20th
 Fall Leaf Prints
We'll experiment with print making using real leaves.
 November
16th & 17th
 Thankful Turkeys
It's time to talk about things we are thankful for, so let's do it with turkey art!
 December
21st & 22nd
 Ornaments
Paint an ornament to brighten up your Christmas tree or to give away as a gift to someone you love!

Wacky Weekend Workshop
Saturdays 1:00 to 3:00
Spend a stress free afternoon having family fun! You don’t have to be creative or artistic to enjoy these wacky
workshops. You can just drop in at the Rahr-West the second Saturday of every month for an afternoon of fun
and relaxation. Workshops are FREE, donations accepted.

November 12th
Bean Mosaic Turkeys
We're going to take the classic hand print Turkey and decorate it with colored, dried beans.
December 10th
Paper Plate Reindeer Craft
Make a cute reindeer decoration to get into the holiday spirit!




 


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