Visual Art Classes

Location
All Visual Arts classes will be held in-person at Freeman Gardens in Glen Ridge. In case of inclement weather, virtual lessons will be made available.

Safety Protocols
First and foremost, GRSA has the health and safety of all students and staff as our top priority.  GRSA will be following all the latest CDC health guidelines to best protect our students and staff.  In addition, class sizes are being kept to 8-10 students to help ensure that proper social distancing can be maintained.

All students will be asked to wear face masks during group instructional time, but will remain on their blankets to maintain social distancing.  After group instruction is over, students will move further apart to work.  Instructors will circulate throughout the space, working with students one-on-one.  Students and teachers will wear face masks when they are closer than 6 feet apart.

In addition, all NJ State Guidelines will be strictly adhered to, including daily temperature checks of all students and staff; frequent hand washing; and the use of hand sanitizer / face masks.  Students are asked to provide their own face masks and personal hand sanitizer, but there will always be both on hand just in case.

Ages 6 – 10

Morning session only (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)


Arts Exploration

Instructors: Evan Fredriksen and Olivia Fredriksen

Students will experience many different forms of Visual art, as seen through the natural beauty of the garden. Students will manipulate a variety of mediums throughout the week, culminating in a weekly outdoor Art Show. For students taking multiple weeks of camp, class content will be varied to meet student interest.

The three-hour session will be broken up into multiple parts, exploring different spaces of the garden and different art media throughout the day.

Tuition
$450      1 week
$850      2 weeks ($425 per week)
$1200    3 weeks ($400 per week)


Art Supply fee
$50 per student for 1 week
$75 per student for 2-3 weeks of classes

Art supply fees are collected with tuition. At the end of camp, students will keep art supplies used.

The Art Supply fee provides students with their own set of supplies that only they will use. Teachers will have their own supplies. Due to State guidelines, absolutely no sharing can be allowed – between teacher and student or student and student.

Parents will need to supply a large blanket (or old bed sheet), to use as a work space. It will either be placed on the ground or on a table and only the student will come in contact with the blanket. This will likely become an art project, too, so please plan on recycling an old bed sheet or blanket.

Other recommended supplies
Students should bring a snack and drink, in their own cooler, that they will keep with them.

Ages 11 and up

Parents can choose between a morning session, an afternoon session or both!


Morning Session (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Designing with Color

Instructor: Olivia Fredriksen
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Students will explore color theory and learn basic graphic design principles. This course is perfect for learning how to train your eye to paint with color! Projects will include designing your own cookbook and / or creating a pop art inspired self portrait.

Explorations on Paper

Instructor: Evan Fredriksen
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Students will create artwork with colored pencil but may also work with any media they choose, including collage, paint, and marker. Students can explore art styles of their choice including Landscapes, Portraits, Comics, and Abstract compositions.

Afternoon Session (1 – 4 p.m.)

Drawing Foundations

Instructor: Evan Fredriksen
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Build drawing skills and train the eye. Students will work on still life drawings of fruits and vegetables, home objects, and landscapes. Develop a set of practices that will be useful in all future art projects.

Outdoor Sculpture

Instructor: Evan Fredriksen
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Create site-specific projects with found objects. Projects include homemade frames, wildflower pots, and miniature houses in the woods.


Tuition

Half Day
(9 a.m – 12 p.m. or 1 – 4 p.m.)
$450      1 week
$850      2 weeks (425 per week)
$1200    3 weeks (400 per week)

Full Day
(9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Includes a one-hour lunch break, either supervised at the garden or, with permission, at the student’s home.
$900      1 week
$1650    2 weeks ($825 per week)
$2250    3 weeks ($750 per week)

Art Supply fee
$50 per student if taking 1 class per week
$75 per student if taking 2 or more classes per week

Art supplies fees are collected with tuition. At the end of camp, students will keep art supplies used.

Up to an additional $25 may be collected by the teacher for students taking classes for multiple weeks. This additional fee, if necessary, will not be collected with tuition, but will be paid directly to the teacher.

The Art Supply fee provides students with their own set of supplies that only they will use. Teachers will have their own supplies. Due to State guidelines, absolutely no sharing can be allowed – between teacher and student or student and student.

Parents will need to supply a large blanket (or old bed sheet), to use as a work space. It will either be placed on the ground or on a table and only the student will come in contact with the blanket. This will likely become an art project, too, so please plan on recycling an old bed sheet or blanket.

Other recommended supplies
Students should bring a snack and drink, in their own cooler, that they will keep with them.