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New Visual Arts Classes: Scripts of Harry Potter, Fashion Design

posted Aug 29, 2019, 1:01 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Aug 29, 2019, 1:03 PM ]
We are excited to announce new Visual Arts classes for ages 3 & up that include ICONIC LETTERING SCRIPTS OF HARRY POTTERINTRODUCTION TO FASHION DESIGNWEEKEND ART OF THE WORLD CLUB and PAINT THE MASTERS: ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING

Sign up now for all fall Visual Arts classes for students:

LITTLE ARTISTS Ages 3-5 | Wednesday | 2:45-3:30pm Oct. 9 – Nov. 13 | 6 classes $125. Budding artists will experiment with different mediums and be introduced to some of the greatest artists in the world. They will explore color, shapes, texture, cutting and pasting, drawing and more. This class will develop fine motor skills while allowing the opportunity to discover one’s creativity. Come join the fun!

NEW WEEKEND ART OF THE WORLD CLUB Grades 1-4 | Saturday | 10:15-11:30am Sept. 28 – Nov. 23 | 8 classes $210. This class will provide students with the opportunity to begin their weekend with art and creativity. Each week students will learn about an artist or art technique from a different part of the world and create their own projects. Students will learn to work with different media such as acrylic and watercolor paints, pastels and ink. Come join the fun!

ART STUDIO Grades 1-5 | Wednesday | 3:45-4:45pm Sept. 25 – Dec. 18 | 12 classes $250. Students will create developmentally appropriate art projects using basic artistic techniques. A variety of different media and techniques will be explored. Students will create using pastels, watercolor, ink and more. New projects are planned each session to accomodate new and returning students.

CARTOONING Grades 2–6 | Monday | 4:10 – 5:10pm Sept. 23 – Dec. 16 | 11 classes $220. Students will design their own characters and learn to use them in a one-panel cartoon and three-panel comic strip. They will study facial expressions and body language as they relate to cartooning and the human figure. Television storyboards and caricature will also be included. New projects are planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Grades 5-8 | Friday | 4:40-5:40pm Sept. 27 – Dec. 13 | 11 classes $230. Students learn to use their digital device to capture amazing photos. Some of the skills and techniques students will learn in this class are: rule of thirds, filling the frame, negative space, scale and focal point and editing photos digitally. Students are to bring their own digital point and shoot camera, or IPhone. Class time will be used to practice trying new techniques, including indoor and outdoor photography. Students photos will be showcased during the year. 

NEW ICONIC LETTERING SCRIPTS OF HARRY POTTER Grades 5–8 | Monday | 5:15-6:45pm Oct. 21 – Dec. 2 | 6 classes $220. Whether it is an acceptance letter to Hogwarts School you wish to write yourself, or it’s a set of secret spells, or magical drafts and potions you want to record on paper, join us at the Darien Arts Center’s Chamber of Secrets to learn the scripts of Albus Dumbledore and Headmistress McGonagoll to make your work look more authentic. Beginning with pencil and moving through to cartridge pen on white ruled paper, students will graduate to using a pointed pen and liquid ink on parchment paper. And in the process, students will have the opportunity to practice their cursive writing! Using these new skills, we will design and create our own Marauder’s Map! All supplies are included.

NEW INTRODUCTION TO FASHION DESIGN Grades 5-8 | Thursday | 3:45–5:15pm Oct. 10 – Dec. 12 | 9 classes $320. In this exciting new class, students will be introduced to the art of fashion design. Students will learn about different fabrics and styles and create their own pieces of clothing using newly learned sewing techniques. Sewing machines and all materials will be provided. At the end of the semester each student will have several different articles of clothing to take home.

DRAWING AND PAINTING Grades 5-9 | Wednesday | 5:00-6:30pm Sept. 25 – Dec. 18 | 12 classes $380. Similar to our art studio class but designed for older students. A variety of different media and techniques will be explored using the elements of art. Students will create using pastels, watercolor, ink and more. New projects are planned each session to accomodate new and returning students.

NEW PAINT THE MASTERS: ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING Grades 9 and up | Wednesday | 6:45-8:15pm Sept. 25 – Dec. 18 | 12 classes $380. This class is geared towards the advanced art student who would like to develop drawing and painting skills in more depth. Students will learn the historical importance of some of the great artists such as Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh, and learn techniques these artists used to create their masterpieces. High school students working on their college portfolios are encouraged to join.


ADULT Visual Arts classes include INTRODUCTION/INTERMEDIATE CALLIGRAPHYADULT WATERCOLOR and a SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Ladies Nights Out! GLASS JEWELRY MAKING.


Sign up now for fall classes for all ages in DANCEMUSICMARTIAL ARTSTHEATRE. For more information or call (203) 655-8683.