Our 1 hour virtual classes are $150 for 15 students. You will receive a materials list, Zoom invitation to share with your patrons, and a description and JPEG for promotion. Our lessons use commonly found art supplies and alternatives are listed.
Pop up Art School hosts the class on Zoom. Both Janell and Lisa attend the class. One of us teaches the class and the other is behind the scenes to make sure the class runs smoothly. To provide a secure classroom we require participants to use a unique meeting ID and password, and we lock the meeting five minutes after it begins.
Cancellation policy for virtual classes:
When a virtual class is held and no one attends we will provide your library with an art tutorial video that you can share with your patrons for 30 days. The tutorials use a minimum of art supplies, so most people will have what they need to do the lesson at home. The video can be shared on your website or in an email. However, we ask that you do not share it on social media. The video is on our YouTube channel, and only people with a link can view the video. There are no refunds for classes when no one attends.
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Learn the mythology and history of dragons and make a flying Dragon step-by-step. Using our PDF template you’ll create scaly textures with marker, then color your Dragon with markers or paint. Attach string to the finished dragon for a mythical addition to hang in your room. The class will start with a slideshow about dragons.
Amate Bark Painting
Learn about traditional Amate bark paper which has been used for centuries in indigenous Mexican art. Using basic supplies around the house students will draw and paint a bird along with the instructor.
What is an architect? Find out, and learn about famous architecture from around the world, then create your own architecture landscape using tabs to make pop-up buildings.
Laurel Burch Cat
Make your cat bold, with bright colors and geometric patterns in the style of artist Laurel Burch. Learn how to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of a cat. Staple your paper cat to another piece of paper, and stuff the inside with paper to make a standing 3-D cat!
How to Draw Pokémon
Learn how to draw your favorite Pokémon characters including Pikachu! Pop up Art School will show you how to draw step-by-step using basic shapes and easy to follow instructions.
Art Workshop Descriptions
Classes are 1.5 hours long
Ages: 8–12 Class size: 15 students
All materials are included in the price
We combine art history and hands-on learning to teach a variety of art techniques. Every class begins with an introduction using images of the artist’s work and discussion.
2020 SUMMER READING THEME “Imagine Your Story”
Students will create a shadow box theater inspired by the animator Lottie Reiniger, a pioneer of silhouette animation
Using the story of their choice, students will cut their own characters from paper and design their theater. The theater can be lit from behind by the light on a smart phone.
Amadeo Modigliani is known for his elegant portraits of women with elongated faces and necks. His style was influenced by African art specifically the masks of the Fang people of Gabon.
We will look at Modigliani’s work alongside the masks of the Fang people. Using cut paper shapes, 3-D paper additions, oil pastels and a scratching technique students will make a mask that can be hung on a wall.
Georgia Okeefe was a painter who made stylized images of Southwestern landscapes. We will create a landscape using tissue paper manipulated to create texture and form.
AJ Fosik is an American artist who creates intricate, vividly colored three dimensional pieces from wood and found materials. We will make colorful masks using cardboard and die cut card stock in the style of Fosik. (Good for Tweens too!)
Beverly Buchanan is a contemporary artist who cobbles together small buildings made from found objects and slabs of wood painted with bright colors. Her structures symbolize ingenuity and survival. Design and build your own building with cardboard and paint in Buchanan’s style.
Antoni Gaudi was an architect whose innovative and unique buildings are found in Barcelona Spain. His organic style is unique and was inspired by natural forms. Create a mosaic cityscape, in Gaudi’s style, with opaque and translucent papers. With a battery operated candle (included) we will transform the mosaic into a glowing luminaria!
Brian Wildsmith an illustrator of children’s books, including Birds, has a joyful, colorful style. Starting with corrugated cardboard students will sketch the bird of their choice. After cutting it out they will use oil pastels to apply color. We will explore three-dimensional additions such as real feathers. Lastly, we will create legs from chenille stems and attach it to a base of cardboard so that it stands up.
Vincent van Gogh
You’ve seen the many art lesson iterations of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers ”. We will focus on a less well known image: a humble painting of a chair. In our version the seat and front legs of the chair will “pop out” from the background. Students will use watercolors and marker to put the finishing touches on their creation. (Good for Tweens too!)
Miro was a surrealist/modernist painter in the 1930s. He rejected conventional painting standards using biomorphic forms as his subject. Students will begin by creating an underpainting with watercolors. Next, we will play “Roll a Miro “, in which, each number on the dice corresponds with a Miro inspired shape. The random shapes will become the drawing. Using black sharpies students will outline the the shapes and crayons will be used to apply color.
Giacometti was a modernist sculptor whose figures had attenuated limbs and rough surfaces. Each student is given a figure made out of chenille stems. Using tissue paper and masking tape the figure will be wrapped like a mummy. Special attention will be paid to the figures lower limbs, so that it will stand when complete. To re-create the bronze color of his pieces, each figure is painted gold and then lightly brushed with black paint to finish.
—– Great for Halloween —–
Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings. We will make hidden faces in spooky imagery in the style of Gorey using scratchboards.
* In addition the students will have the opportunity to work on artwork for the annual Edward Gorey Envelope Art Contest. (Good for Tweens too!)
ON-SITE WORKSHOP PRICE:
- All materials are included.
- Ages 8 to 12 years old. Depending on the workshop we can be flexible with the age range.
- 15 children max
Workshops are 1 1/2 hours long.
The Pop up Art School is located in Weymouth, Massachusetts. We charge a travel fee if the library is beyond I-95 or north of Boston
Below is a map showing (in green) where we charge a $50 travel fee. However, if we can book you on the same day with another library, within a 30 minute drive from your library, we will split the fee between the two libraries.