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Fine Art

K-12 Fine Art Programs 

Art exploration

Age Group: 4-6 Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours
Tuition: $45 /class

Art Exploration is designed for 4-6 years old students focusing on developing fine motor-skills, exploring a variety of art media, building primary art vocabulary, and cultivating an open mind, curiosity about art, and ability to interact with teacher and classmates.

  • Enjoy Art!!  Inspiring Curiosity!
  • Explore painting, drawing, sculpture, installation art, mixed media, digital and world art
  • Be exposed to famous artists and masterpieces
  • Participate in exhibition, museum tours, and art field trip

Art foundation

Age Group: 7-9 Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours
Tuition: $45 /class

Art Foundation is designed for 7-9 years old students focusing on building fundamental skills in visual art, be exposed to variety of artistic styles, using professional art vocabulary to communicate ideas, and cultivating a great sense of teamwork and responsibility as an artist.

  • Genre: Landscape, Portrait, Still-life, Animal, Comic, Japanese Manga, Illustration and Book Art
  • Medium: Oil Painting, Charcoal/Pencil Drawing, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Digital Art, Installation Art  
  • Style: Impressionism, Realism, Cubism, Pop Art, etc…
  • Fine Art Appreciation: participate in museum tours, exhibitions, and art field trip
  • Opportunity to participate in local and national art competitions

Art advancement

Age Group: 10-12 Years Old
Class Length: 1.5 hours
Tuition: $45 /class

Art Advancement is designed for experienced 5+ grade students. Responsibilities as an artist will be emphasized with weekly homework, technical in-class studies, and independent research for creating their own distinctive pieces. This class will focus on expanding complex drawing and painting skills, advanced color theory, professional use of multiple media, art historical influences, drawing from still life/live models, and proficiency using art vocabulary.

  • In addition to mastering techniques, Advancement students start to develop their own artistic style
  • Instructors provide mentoring and help students in setting up goals and achieve them.
  • Participate in museum tours, exhibitions, and art field trip
  • Opportunity to participate in local and national art competitions

portfolio development

Age Group: 12+ Years Old
Class Length: 3.0 hours
Tuition: $60 /class

Portfolio Development class is designed for these three groups of students:

  1. Experienced students who are ready to do the most to improve their artistic abilities.
  2. Students who want to create a cohesive art portfolio that will compliment their college/higher education applications
  3. Students who are thinking of creating a high level art portfolio for art school application or to be submitted to the AP Art Exam for college credit
  • Instructor provides individualized curriculum plan and guidance based on each student’s needs
  • Opportunity to participate in high level national and international art competitions
  • Prerequisite:
    1. Ages 13+ and at least 1-2 years of art learning experience
    2. Teacher assessment
  • Additional Benefit Beyond Advanced Class:
    1. Individual Portfolio Review
    2. Portfolio Preparation
    3. High Quality Digital Photo for Student’s Work (Additional Fees)
More about Portfolio Class

In this Portfolio class, we provide the mentor-ship, materials, creative environment and support necessary for young students to extend themselves and push outside their comfort zones. At the same time we understand that every artist needs feedback that is honest and helps them move forward. It’s our goal to help students become confident with their art and create it thoughtfully and independently. Because we will encourage students to develop artwork which can be defined as “original”, many artworks will be eligible to include in student portfolios that are submitted to colleges and art schools.

This class will focus on expanding complex drawing and painting skills, advanced color theory, professional use of multiple media, art historical influences, drawing from still life/live models, and proficiency using art vocabulary.

For the AP Art Exam, the instructors will help students develop a cohesive series of 12+ art pieces within a theme, along with 12+ supplemental exploration pieces outside of that theme. Instructors will also help edit/curate the portfolio, professionally photograph the work for submission, and help develop the artists’ statement to include important artistic vocabulary to showcase the student as deserving of college credit in the arts.

For more information about preparing for the AP Art Exam, please visit our Portfolio Development classes to see our most advanced student achievements, and visit the AP Art Exam website.

Digital Art

Digital Art Programs 

Photoshop Intro

Age Group: 8+
Class Length: 1.5 hours
Tuition: Free
Requirements: Students scheduled for a digital trial

The Photoshop Intro class is a free trial class that introduces students on how to navigate and use basic Photoshop tools. As digital art classes uses Photoshop, we highly recommend students to take this intro class before registering / taking a digital art trial class.

  • Students can only participate in the Photoshop intro after scheduling  a trial class in digital art.
  • One time trial-class for students who have never operated a Photoshop system.
  • Quick introduction to basic tools, features and keyboard shortcuts.
  • Introduction to digital art genres and focuses.

FOUNDATIOn digital art

Age Group: 8-10 Years Old
Class Length: 2.0 hours
Tuition: $45 /class

Foundation Digital Art is a program designed to teach young artists on how to use artistic computer software in order to create art and design that is unique to digital art and illustration. Students will be exposed to the workflow of creating a digital piece by manipulating the unique features of a computer software.

  • Creating fun projects with Photoshop Tools!

  • Introduction to the digital art workflow.
  • Fulfilling the objectives of foundation art education

 

DIGITAl Art

Age Group: 10+ Years Old
Class Length: 3.0 hours
Tuition: $60 /class

The Digital Art class is designed to teach young artists on how to use artistic computer software in order to create art and design that is unique to digital art and illustration. This class is a general class that covers various areas of digital art allowing students to explore what is possible. In this class students will be creating projects from various focuses including, typography, digital painting, infographic, logo design, branding and etc.

  • General class exposing students to various forms of digital art Introduction to different digital art categories.
  • This class is for students who would like to explore digital art before specializing in a subcategory of digital art.

DIGITAl painting

Age Group: 10+ Years Old
Class Length: 3.0 hours
Tuition: $60 /class

Digital Painting is a branch of Digital Art, designed for 10+ years old students. This class is designed to teach students on how to create painterly art pieces on digital software such as Adobe Photoshop. Known for its flexibility and efficiency, digital painting is an art-making technique that is widely used in many industries today, including, concept art, game art, animation, and cinema.

  • Creating believable paintings from imagination through a series of still lives, environments, and character paintings.
  • Manipulating software to create painterly artwork
  • Intersecting the efficiency of digital tools, and the traditional techniques of art

game art

Age Group: 10+ Years Old
Class Length: 3.0 hours
Tuition: $60 /class

Game Art is a branch of Digital Art, designed for 10+ years old students. This art class is designed to teach  students on how to create art and visual concepts for games. This class covers the design process of game development including, characters, backgrounds, props and game logos. By the end of the quarter, students will have a collection of artwork that all be part of a game from their imaginary creation.
This class is an art class, not a coding class.

  • Creating game art including

    1. Character Design
    2. Background Design
    3. Prop Design
    4. Logo

manga/ anime

Age Group: 10+ Years Old
Class Length: 3.0 hours
Tuition: $60 /class

Manga/ Anime is a branch of Digital Art, designed for 10+ years old students. This class is designed to teach students the essential foundations of creating Manga art. From anatomy, to composition to illustrations, students will acquaint themselves with the processes and strategies artists used to create and stylize their own manga characters.

  • Visually developing characters from story and ideas.
    1. Expression Sheets
    2. Character Turnarounds
    3. Cover Art
    4. Manga techniques: line art and cel shading.

atelier

Atelier Class 

Atelier class

Age Group: 14 – Adult
Class Length: 1.5/ 3.0 hours
Tuition: $35/ $70 class

CalColor Atelier is a branch art program focused on teaching traditional art techniques modeled after the French Academies of the 19th century. Our mission is to teach students the language and science of drawing & painting, and to prepare students with strong essential foundations. We strive to enable students to utilize the techniques they’ve learned, in order for them to convey any artistic vision they wish to achieve.

  • Historically-proven techniques and level systems

  • Gain solid foundations of drawing and develop good independent drawing habits
  • Progress level by level to produce professional quality drawings and paintings

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