Drawing & Painting Classes

At Igimo Art Station, we provide small class sizes and promise to provide a safe, non-judgmental, non-competitive environment for our students, no matter the age or level of skill. We encourage you to discover the Igimo in you.

Kids

Our Drawing & Painting Program spans the entire school year. Classes meet once a week and are ongoing from October through June, followed by a summer camp program. Consistent participation is encouraged to maximize artistic skill-building and confidence. Students may enroll at any time during the year if there is availability. High quality art supplies are provided with each class.

My art classes with Sally at her studio in Issaquah, WA started when I was 4 years old. Sally’s drawing and painting projects were so much fun to create. Her step-by-step instruction and guidance sparked my interest in art, and her encouragement led me to pursue studio arts as a career. I’m a graduate of Miami University’s College of the Arts in Oxford, OH. Thank you, Sally!

-Renee Farrell
Miami University, Class of 2017

Class Descriptions

Budding Artist Drop-in (3-5 yrs) Within a nurturing and encouraging environment, students will receive the developmental benefits of art, including healthy expression of emotions, enhanced fine motor and observation skills and concentration. Activities will include collage, sculpting, drawing, painting and crafts. Students can register for one to three hours of art time and the fee is $10 per hour. Caregivers are welcome to accompany the artist.

Ready, Set, Draw! (4-5 yrs) Students will develop visual literacy and fine motor skills by exploring the basics in art, such as cutting, pasting, shapes, line, texture and color. Activities will include collage, sculpture, drawing, painting and group activities.

Basic Drawing & Painting (5-7 yrs) Students will learn methods of visualizing and expressing themselves on paper. Following a guided lesson, students will learn how to create complex works of art by breaking down an image through shape and line while learning to manipulate multiple mediums.

Mixed Media I (8-12 yrs) Basic drawing principles will be learned, reinforcing shape, color, composition and perspective through a step-by-step approach. Students will learn how to mix mediums to create new textures and technique while exploring their own individual style.

Teens & Adults

Weekly art classes for teens and adults span the school year with occasional summer classes. We offer a wide range of classes to suit all skill levels. Basic adult classes are perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to sharpen rusty skills. Our adult students enjoy a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere, fueled by imagination and inspiration, discussion and creativity.

Advanced students, ages 13 and up, are welcome to stretch their abilities by signing up for adult classes. Subject matter in these classes is more sophisticated, designed to hone realistic drawing skills and advanced painting techniques. Check our special events and adult workshops throughout the year.

Class Descriptions

Mixed Media II (13 yrs & up) Students will learn basic drawing principles and how to expand them and create more detail oriented works of art with shadow, texture and line. Students will be able to push their creativity further and complete well composed, expressive works of art.

Adult Basic Drawing & Painting Students of varying experience will learn basic to advanced techniques to get a better understanding of the creative process. Teachers will cater to each student’s developmental process on an individual basis, encouraging students to develop their own styles, creative approaches and most importantly, have fun with art!

Painting With Acrylics (Teens & Adults) This course is a basic study of painting, color relationships and the dynamics of pictorial space and texture. Discover the creative and technical advantages of acrylic paint in a fun and carefree environment.