We provide a Drawing Studio where children as well as adults can enroll to have a great family experience developing the artist skills within. This program is geared towards personal development where the instructors will devote time to each student based upon their skill levels. The focus will be on basics of drawing (at individual skill level), power of observation and technique of medium.

Art Class Timing

Sunday – 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

In person


Art class is offered on Sunday for children registered for Bala Vihar program. The minimum grade level for children to enroll in art class is KG.

Please note the offering of art class may be adjusted subject to enrollment and availability of qualified volunteer teachers.

What do you learn?

Craftsmanship/Quality

Produce works of art that demonstrate control of various art media. Manage anxiety, frustration, and tension related to the art making process. Develop skills/techniques necessary for effective visual communication.

Work Ethic

Produce works of art that demonstrate control of various art media. Manage anxiety, frustration, and tension related to the art making process. Develop skills/techniques necessary for effective visual communication.Safely use and maintain art materials and tools. Understand that the art making process is flexible allowing for revisions, new knowledge, and ideas. Utilize checkpoints during the artistic process. Allocate time efficiently in order to meet deadlines. Clean up after work and respect the tools and materials.Produce works of art that demonstrate control of various art media. Manage anxiety, frustration, and tension related to the art making process. Develop skills/techniques necessary for effective visual communication.

Visual Journals

Use symbolic imagery to convey ideas.

Composition

Use symbolic imagery to convey ideas.

Innovative Thinking

Produce works of art that demonstrate high levels of creativity. Explore ideas through sketching, brainstorming, and research. Create art that demonstrate personal visual expression and communication.

Communicate and Critique

Effectively discuss and evaluate artwork based on the 4-step critique process (description, analysis, interpretation, evaluation). Evaluate and recognize relationships between art and cultures. Develop communication skills about the art process. Interpret and Utilize artistic styles in the inspiration/creation of original work. Recognize connections between art and other school subjects. Identify my strengths and weaknesses in drawing and set goals for improvement in my drawings.

Techniques/Skills

Develop skills/techniques necessary for effective visual communication. Develop a unique drawing style. Demonstrate how to draw an object, capturing the object’s shape, proportions, angles and details. Demonstrate value by shading, hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling. Make an object appear three-dimensional by shading with smooth transitions between values. Understand how a light source will affect an object. Create a sense of space or depth in my drawing using changes in size, overlapping and placement. Explore various media to add value, color, and texture to a drawing. Utilize the grid system to enlarge a picture.

Theme Art

Based on an upcoming event in the Hindu calendar, do research, collect information such as images and items to use in the design of the artwork, discuss color themes, composition of theme art and a message that can be conveyed.

Have questions or need more information on the Art Class?

If you are not a registered family, please register. There’s programs & activities for everyone in the family, to gain the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness!