Now that Summer is here, kids are itching for fun things to do! Join us at UEC USA and allow your kids to explore their artistic sides through the exploration of the elements of art or specific painting styles.
For children 4-7 years old, we have a 5-day “Intro to Art” program that includes educational lessons, as well as fun daily crafts!
For our older artists, aged 8-11, we dive into painting styles, history of famous artists and work on specific techniques to make our own masterpiece every week.
We also have a family fun option every Saturday! If you enjoy the arts but hate the mess that usually comes with it (especially with kids), come to UEC USA to create and leave the mess to us! We will provide all of the materials, smocks and beverages.
OPTION 1 - INTRO TO ART OVERVIEW (4-7 y/o)
Elements of Art: For this program, we explore a new element of art every day for seven days. With each element, we learn what it is, what it looks like and how we can use it. The children then have time to practice their use of the element and do a teacher-guided craft. Afterwards, they have the freedom to use their own creativity and skills to create something totally unique.
Day 1: Line
Day 2: Shape
Day 3: Color & Value
Day 4: Space & Texture
Day 5: Form
Monday - Friday
(3 hours) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
OPTION2 - PAINTING STYLES OVERVIEW (8-11 y/o)
With our “Painting Styles” program, we explore impressionism, realism, abstractionism, and pointillism. Some artists we’ll be looking into include Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gough, Pablo Picasso and Jerry Wilkerson. Each style takes an entire week and ends with a gallery walk to showcase their artwork. Below is a layout of what each day generally consists of.
Day 1: Introduction to Style
What is ______?
History of painting style and famous artists
Practice mixing colors and brush strokes
Day 2: Project Inspiration
Brainstorm and plan our own paintings
Draw outline on canvas
Pick what colors will be used and paint base onto canvas
Day 3: Paint
Start adding more details and colors to painting
Day 4: Paint
Finish painting and add any touch-ups
Day 5: Gallery Walk
Write artist statement
Display work and do a gallery walk
Party (snacks & beverages included-although, students are encouraged to contribute their own snacks if they'd like!)
Take art home!
Monday - Friday
(3 hours) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
OPTION 3 - Family Fun Painting Day
At the start of your booked time slot, you will look at various artworks, learn about a few techniques for painting and mixing colors, and be given an optional prompt for you to use in your painting (ex: after looking at these Claude Monet paintings and pictures from around the world, paint a location that inspires you or draws you to a memory!)
Private area for you and your family
Canvases (for you to take home)
Instructor guidance and tips