Stimulating the Minds of Young Artists
Built For Young Creative Minds - GRADES 3-5
Now Open in Evanston, IL
One River Kids Art classes are built around our unique, project-based curriculum that celebrates artists and techniques from the last 50 years. It is built for young creative minds and our instructors are hand selected with the skills and sensibility to get the most out of our students. Our method teaches across all media and makes learning art fun while producing ambitious artistic / educational outcomes across a wide array of materials, subject matter and complexity.
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Kids Art Shuffle
Students engage in drawing, painting and sculpture through creative projects that stimulate imagination and help develop important techniques and observational skills. Diverse projects draw on examples from the most important artists from the contemporary art world.
Focus on Drawing
Become an experienced drawer by learning the principles of line, tone, light, texture, composition, depth and perspective. Explore drawing portraits, animals, landscapes, still lives, imaginative imagery and abstraction in pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel.
Focus on Cartooning
Learn the fundamentals of cartooning and illustration through fun projects that stimulate the imagination. Students create original characters and dynamic narratives within comic books, illustrations, storyboards, and character sculptures.
Focus on Manga
Students develop skills across drawing, painting, illustration, and character design while concentrating on a variety of Japanese Manga styles. Projects include creating original manga style comic books, illustrations, storyboards, character sculptures and stop motion animations.
Digital Art Shuffle
Kids Digital Art Shuffle opens up the world of digital art making by exposing young innovators to the tools, software and inspiration to make art on a virtual canvas. Students learn to how to create digital brushstrokes while understanding visual characteristics such as transparency, symmetry, texture and illusion.