"Working with Becky for over a year was pure joy! Her instruction was focused, clear and easy for children (and adults) to understand. I never enjoyed art class as a child/teenager, but being in Becky's class changed all that - she is a true teacher. Children absolutely love her and I was able to watch their passion for art grow exponentially!

-Testimonial from Classroom Volunteer and Parent, Julie Decker

General Information for Fall & Spring Courses

Tuition:

NEW OPTION - AUTO DEBIT:
Sign up for a full school year with auto-debit and receive a $48 ($63 for Advanced Studio) discount. To take advantage of this option, monthly tuition payments will be automatically drawn on the 15th of each month. We do not hold classes in December, however the total for tuition will be split into 9 equal payments taken September - May. The total tuition for 8 months is $480 ($720 for Advanced Studio), $432 ($657 for Advanced Studio) with discount. Monthly payments will be $48 ($73 for Advanced Studio)

To Enroll in this option, select FULL YEAR from the drop down menu. The first $48 payment will be made at this time. Subsequent payments will be made through auto debit. Please complete this AUTO DEBIT FORM and return to the studio (forms are also available at the studio).

Choosing this option is a school -year commitment, students are welcome to switch into different classes but will be expected to attend a class at the studio for the school year with a break in December. Cancellations will only be made in the case of illness (with a doctor’s note), moving or family emergency.


Sign up for 5 monthly sessions at a time and receive a $25 discount, sign up for 3 monthly sessions at a time and receive a $15 discount! Choose the 5 or 3 Session option in the scroll down menu when registering.

Monthly tuition is $60, this includes four 60-minute classes, all supplies included
Monthly tuition for 90-minute classes is $90, all supplies included
All classes are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted

  • Each course uses three years of rotating curriculum so students can enroll in every session for multiple years and will learn new and different process, techniques and concepts as they develop their creative practice at the studio.

  • Space is limited to 12 students per course, in order ensure each child receives individual attention from the instructor.

  • Grade levels are suggested, please feel free to enroll your child in the class that best fits their needs and levels.

  • If the time that works for your child’s age group is not available, they can be enrolled into that class that fits your schedule. The studio director will work with your child to differentiate the course curriculum to meet your child’s needs.

Severe Weather Cancelation Policy:
If the Iowa City Community School District cancels classes or has an early dismissal, for the safety of our studio families the studio will be closed. We will do our best to ensure that make-up times are offered.

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*To register for a course, scroll down to the course descriptions and click the yellow registration button

Course Descriptions

 

Beginning Artist Studio

This is a general art studio designed for kindergarten through second grade students.
In Beginning Artist Studio, students will explore:

  • The Elements of Art

  • The Principles of Design

  • Art Vocabulary and Concepts.

  • A variety of media techniques and processes including:

    • acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawing with various media,
      paper mâché, ceramic sculpture, collage, printmaking, mixed media
      and work with recycled and found objects.

Beginning Artist Studio
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Tuesdays at 4pm:
Fall Session 1:
September 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 2:
October 1, 8, 15, 22
Fall Session 3:
October 29 & November 5, 12, 19
*No Class Thanksgiving week
 

Saturdays at 9am:
Fall Session 1:
September 7, 14, 21, 28
Fall Session 2:
October 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 3:
November 5, 12, 19, 23
*No Class Thanksgiving week

Wednesdays at 5:15pm
Fall Session 1:
September 4, 11, 18, 25
Fall Session 2:
October 2, 9, 16, 23
Fall Session 3:
October 30 & November 6, 13, 20
*No Class Thanksgiving week

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Beginning Painter's Studio

This a painting studio for kindergarten through second grade students.
In Beginning Painter's Studio, students will explore:

  • The Elements of Art

  • The Principles of Design

  • Art Vocabulary and Concepts

  • Painting techniques with acrylics and watercolors on various surfaces

  • Drawing from observation and imagination

Beginning Painting Studio
from 48.00
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Tuesdays at 5:15pm:
Fall Session 1:
September 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 2:
October 1, 8, 15, 22
Fall Session 3:
October 29 & November 5, 12, 19
*No Class Thanksgiving week

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Intermediate Artist Studio

This is a general art studio designed for third through sixth grade students.
In Intermediate Artist Studio, students will:

  • Build on previously established art skills and knowledge

  • Attempt more complex and challenging art processes, techniques and media

  • Develop individual style and creative and artistic practice across a variety of media

  • Media and processes covered in this course can include:

    • acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawing with various media, paper mâché, ceramic sculpture, collage, printmaking, mixed media and work with recycled and found objects.

Intermediate Artist Studio
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Tuesdays at 6:30pm:
Fall Session 1:
September 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 2:
October 1, 8, 15, 22
Fall Session 3:
October 29 & November 5, 12, 19
*No Class Thanksgiving week

Saturdays at 9am:
Fall Session 1:
September 7, 14, 21, 28
Fall Session 2:
October 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 3:
November 5, 12, 19, 23
*No Class Thanksgiving week

Wednesdays at 4pm
Fall Session 1:
September 4, 11, 18, 25
Fall Session 2:
October 2, 9, 16, 23
Fall Session 3:
October 30 & November 6, 13, 20
*No Class Thanksgiving week

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Intermediate Guided Open Studio

This course is designed for third through sixth grades.
In intermediate Guided Open Studio, students will:

  • Build on previously established skills and knowledge

  • Select their own media and subject matter to work with

  • Receive one-on-one guidance from the teacher

  • Develop individual artistic style

  • Cultivate “Big Picture” thinking and problem solving skills

Intermediate Guided Open Studio
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*Students interested in taking the Intermediate Artist's Studio Course may also register during this time block and complete the Intermediate Artist Studio curriculum

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Fall Session 1:
September 4, 11, 18, 25
Fall Session 2:
October 2, 9, 16, 23
Fall Session 3:
October 30 & November 6, 13, 20
*No Class Thanksgiving week

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Advanced Artist Studio

This is a general art studio course designed for students in fifth grade through high school. In advanced artist studio, students will be continuing their artistic practice and creative development, but also assuming more autonomy in directing their course of study. The course instructor will design projects for students, however students can guide their learning to what they are most interested in. Students in Advanced Artist Studio can focus on Painting, Ceramics or work in a variety of media and processes. If particular themes are beginning to emerge in a student’s work they can explore and develop these themes in Advanced Artist Studio. *This is a 90 minute course.

Advanced Artist Studio
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Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Fall Session 1:

September 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 2:
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 3:
November 6, 13, 20 & December 5th
*No Classes Thanksgiving Week

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Ceramics Studio

This a hand-built ceramics course designed for kindergarten through sixth graders.
Working with clay is an excellent way for students to build spatial and dimensional
understanding, and clay is super fun!
In Ceramics Studio, students will:

  • Learn and gain competence with the three main clay building methods:

    • Slab, Coil, Pinch

  • Work in both additive and subtractive sculptural methods

  • Practice techniques such as incising and stamping

  • Produce both functional and decorative items

  • Experiment with glazes and paints on the surface of ceramic pieces

Ceramics Studio
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Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Fall Session 1:

September 5, 12, 19, 26
Fall Session 2:
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Fall Session 3:
November 6, 13, 20 & December 5th
*No Classes Thanksgiving Week

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