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ArtMarks: Drawing and Painting with Pizzazz
ArtMarks: Drawing and Painting with Pizzazz



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Many children just get started drawing and/or painting in their regular art classes during the school year only to be told that it is time to stop, clean up and go to another class or activity. In this one week summer school all-day setting, students will be able to pursue and develop their drawing and painting skills in a relaxed and small group setting. We will have time to explore a variety of techniques, skills and materials that will bring out the artist in every participant.

This year, students entering grades 3-5 will learn a variety of drawing techniques in the morning and will create a painting in the afternoon that relates to what was learned in the morning. Students will discover color relationships by blending and mixing colors using a variety of media such as tempera, acrylic, pastels and mixed media. Every day of the session, children will be introduced to an artist that relates to what they are experiencing that day through video and/or books and lively discussion. Come with a creative and open mind dressed in appropriate “art-making” clothing!

Students may take just one week of Art Marks or may enroll in two or three weeks!

NOTE: All students should bring a bag lunch each day. SPA is a nut-safe campus so do not bring lunches that include nuts.

Teacher: Patty Paulus, a recently retired SPA Lower School Art Teacher, returns to develop and teach this new art program called ART MARKS for younger students in this relaxed day-long summer school art opportunity. After teaching art from 1998-2016 at the SPA Lower School and previously teaching K-6 in the Anoka Hennepin School District for 11 years, Patty aka Mrs. Paulus loves teaching this age group and looks forward to sharing her extensive art education background and knowledge with her students. She is a practicing artist and paints in her private art studio in the Dow Building located on University Avenue and Hampden in St.Paul. Patty also has her paintings exhibited with a variety of other local artists in The Dow Art Gallery which is open to the public during regular gallery hours. Her website is www.pattypaulus.com and if you click on “In the Gallery” you can view her narrated videos to see and learn about her paintings and the stories behind them.

Dates:June 17-21, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Goodrich Campus
Open to: Students entering grades 3-5 in Fall 2019
Enrollment Maximum: 15