Monroe Street Studio

Art for Children

Multimedia Art Class

Embark on a vibrant journey of artistic discovery in our Children’s Creative Art Program! Designed for young imaginations eager to explore, this program offers a kaleidoscope of visual art techniques. Dive into the colorful world of acrylic and watercolor painting, unleash your creativity with oil and dry pastels, and master the art of drawing with pencils, charcoal, and ink. But that’s not all – experience the joy of printmaking, collage, and clay modeling. A perfect playground for budding artists to express their joy and creativity!

Multimedia Art Class for Homeschooled Students

The program is designed for home-schooled students who can come to class during weekday mornings. Beginner and intermediate students will work on a variety of art projects such as painting with acrylic on canvas, watercolor, oil pastel, or dry pastel.  Drawing with charcoal, pencils, pens, ink or markers. Clay sculpting projects are included in every session. Topics such as composition, perspective and volume are addressed at the appropriate levels for students in this mixed-ability-level class. Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the Art Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building. Each session throughout the academic year has a different theme, so students will have fresh experiences and build upon their skills each time they enroll. Students will have an opportunity to exhibit their artworks at the end of the school year during our Annual Students Art Works Exhibition.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring II 2024
MONDAYS: 10:00am – 11:30am

Age: 7+
Dates: 5/06; 5/13; 5/20; 6/03; 6/10

Note: No Class 5/27
Class size: 8 Students
5 Classes $240

SESSION: Spring 2024
MONDAYS: 10:00am – 11:30am

Age: 7+
Dates: 3/04; 3/11; 3/18; 4/08; 4/15; 4/22; 4/29
Class size: 8 Students
Price $315

SESSION: Winter 2024
MONDAYS: 10:00am – 11:30am

Age: 7+
Dates: 1/08; 1/22; 1/29; 2/05; 2/12; 2/26
Note: No class 1/15; 2/19
Class size: 8 Students
Price $270

Multimedia Art Class for Intermediate / Beginners

Within our very popular courses in Multimedia Art, Beginner students ages 7+ work on multiple projects incorporating a variety of styles, approaches, and techniques in Painting and Drawing using media such as acrylic paint, chalk or oil pastels, charcoal, and watercolors. Topics including composition, perspective, and dimension are addressed at appropriate developmental levels. Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the Art Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building. Each session throughout the academic year has a different theme, so students will have fresh experiences and build upon their skills each time they enroll. Student Artworks will be selected and on display for Studio Exhibitions throughout the academic year.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring II 2024
TUESDAYS: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Age: 7+
Date: 5/07; 5/14; 5/21; 5/28; 6/04; 6/11

Class size: 8 Students
6 Classes $288

SESSION: Spring 2024
TUESDAYS: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Age: 7+
Date: 3/12; 3/19; 4/9; 4/16; 4/23; 4/30

Class size: 8 Students
6 Classes $288

Multimedia Art Class for Young Students

Within our very popular courses in Multimedia Art, Beginner/Returning students ages 7-9 work on multiple projects incorporating a variety of styles, approaches and techniques in Painting,  Drawing, printmaking, clay modeling (and more) using media such as acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolor, ink,  charcoal, markers and dry pastels. Topics including composition, perspective and volume  are addressed at appropriate developmental levels. Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the Art Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building. Each session throughout the academic year has a different theme, so students will have fresh experiences and build upon their skills each time they enroll. Student Artworks will be selected and on display for Studio Exhibitions throughout the academic year.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring II 2024
SATURDAYS: 10:00am – 11:30am

Age: 7+
Dates: 5/04; 5/11; 5/18; 6/01; 6/08
Class size: 8 Students
Note: No class 5/25
5 classes: $240

SESSION: Spring 2024
SATURDAYS: 10:00am – 11:30am

Age: 7-9
Dates: 3/9; 3/16; 4/6; 4/13; 4/20; 4/27
Class size: 16 Students
6 classes: $288

Multimedia Art Class for Children (5-6 years old)

Within our very popular courses in Multimedia Art, our youngest students ages 5-6 work on multiple fun projects incorporating a variety of styles, approaches, and techniques in Painting and Drawing using media such as acrylic paint, oil pastels, charcoal, watercolors and more. Topics including composition, perspective, and dimension are addressed at appropriate developmental levels. Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the Art Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building. Each session throughout the academic year has a different theme, so students will have fresh experiences and build upon their skills each time they enroll. Student Artworks will be selected and on display for Studio Exhibitions throughout the academic year.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring II 2024
SATURDAYS: 10:00am – 11:00am

Age: 5-6 years old
Dates: 5/04; 5/11; 5/18; 6/01; 6/08
Class size: 8 Students
Note: No class 5/25
5 Classes $160 

SESSION: Spring 2024
SATURDAYS: Noon – 1:00pm

Age: 5-6 years old
Dates: 3/09; 3/16; 4/06; 4/13; 4/20; 4/27
Class size: 8 Students
6 Classes $192

Multimedia Art Class for Intermediate / Advanced Students

Within our very popular courses in Multimedia Art, Intermediate/Advanced students ages 10+ work on multiple projects incorporating a variety of styles, approaches, and techniques in Painting, Drawing, Print making, Clay modeling (and more) using media such as acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastel, ink, markers and charcoal. Topics including composition, perspective, and volume are addressed at appropriate developmental levels. Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the Art Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building. Each session throughout the academic year has a different theme, so students will have fresh experiences and build upon their skills each time they enroll. Student Artworks will be selected and on display for Studio Exhibitions throughout the academic year.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring II 2024
SATURDAYS: Noon – 1:30pm

Age: 10+
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm
Dates: 5/04; 5/11; 5/18; 6/01; 6/08
Note: No class 5/25
Class size: 8 Students
5 classes $240 

SESSION: Spring 2024
SATURDAYS: Noon – 1:30pm

Age: 10+
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm
Dates: 3/9; 3/16; 4/6; 4/13; 4/20; 4/27
Class size: 8 Students
6 classes $288

Drawing

Step into the realm of artistic mastery with our drawing classes with classes for every skill level! In these classes, you will journey through the fundamental techniques of drawing, an art form celebrated for its ability to capture the essence of the world around us. 

Academic Drawing & Painting for Advanced Students

This Program is designed for Art Students who have demonstrated skills, focus, and maturity beyond an intermediate level.

We help our young artists focus on fundamental aspects of visual art such as composition, proportions, perspectives, volume, and color theory. Gypsum casts and still life compositions will be used for drawing and painting from observation. Our students will be practicing painting with acrylic, watercolor and oil. Printmaking with ink and drawing with charcoal.  Also clay modeling will be used for enriching students’ art experience.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring II 2024
MONDAYS: 5:15pm – 6:45pm

Age: Not Specified
Dates: 5/06; 5/13; 5/20; 6/03; 6/10
Class size: 8 Students

Note: No class 5/27
5 Classes – $240

SESSION: Spring 2024
MONDAYS: 5:15pm – 6:45pm

Age: Not Specified
Dates: 3/04; 3/11; 3/18; 4/08; 4/15; 4/22; 4/29
Class size: 8 Students
7 Classes – $336

Clay Art Class

Immerse your hands in clay and connect with Mother Earth in our engaging pottery program! Here, you’ll learn ancient hand-building techniques to create pottery masterpieces, each uniquely yours. Alongside this, we’ll explore the intricate world of glazing and firing, adding depth to your creations and enriching your artistic journey with lasting memories.

Clay Art for Children

Monroe Street Studio offers an exciting course for children who are happy to dip their hands in clay to create fun projects.  Using ancient hand-built pottery techniques your young sculpture artist will create unique one-of-a-kind clay artworks and finish them professionally.  Students will learn the entire process of pottery making including modeling, glazing, and firing.  The beautiful, shiny, final collectible artwork will hold the warmth of your child’s hands for many years and the experience will be unforgettable.

Each course comprises four classes and includes two or three kiln firings.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring 2024
WEDNESDAY: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Age: 8+
Dates: 3/6; 3/13; 3/20; 4/3
Class size: 6 Students
4 Classes $200

SESSION: Winter 2024
WEDNESDAY: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Age: 8+
Dates: 1/17; 1/24; 1/31; 2/7
Class size: 6 Students
4 Classes $200

Stained Glass Art

Ready to embark on a mesmerizing journey with stained glass art? Beware, it’s captivating! From dazzling suncatchers to intricate panels and 3D projects, explore the world of Tiffany Style stained glass creation from start to finish. Unleash your imagination and ambition in a craft that might just become your new passion!

Stained Glass Art for Beginners

Stained Glass creations are captivating, fascinating, and magical. For adults who are new to this wonderful art medium and looking for a new hobby, this class will teach you how it is done from beginning to end. During this popular course, each participant will complete a Stained Glass Suncatcher project of easy to moderate difficulty. We teach the basics of Tiffany Style stained glass; cutting pattern pieces, selecting and cutting glass, foiling, and soldering. Taught within our exclusive Glass Art Studio space, our class size is kept small with the focus on having fun with Stained Glass and learning to do it well and safely.

All glass, tools, and equipment are provided at no additional cost.

SESSION: Winter 2024

Stained Glass Art for Beginners

Dates: 1/09; 1/16; 1/23; 1/30; 2/05

Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Spots Available: 4

Price: $295

SESSION: January 2024

Age: Adults
Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Starts Tuesday 09/5/2023
This session includes 5 classes – $295

Acrylic Painting

Embark on a creative adventure with our Painting for Beginners class! This course invites you to experience the enchantment of painting, an art form that has captivated hearts and expressed human experiences throughout history. In our welcoming studio, beginners will find the perfect setting to explore various painting techniques and styles. From the first brushstroke to the final masterpiece, you’ll discover the profound joy and fulfillment of bringing your visions to life on canvas. Join us and unleash your inner artist, learning to express your thoughts and emotions through the vibrant language of paint. Let’s begin this colorful journey together!

Abstract Painting with Acrylic

Explore the world of painting with acrylic paint using different techniques and tools such as pallet knives and brushes.  In this short introductory course, you will enjoy working in an impressionistic/abstract style.  You also will be introduced to concepts of color theory, composition, perspective and dimension.  Each session will be dedicated to a different subject.

Enjoy creating in a small group of enthusiastic adults, in a friendly and professional art studio environment!

All materials will be provided.

SESSION: Winter 2024

Abstract Painting with Acrylic

Date: 1/09; 1/16; 1/23; 1/30; 2/06

Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Spots Available: 6

Price: $240

SESSION: January 2024

Still Life Composition Painting
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Starts: Wednesday 10/4/2023
This session includes 4 classes – $220.00

SESSION: January 2024

Landscape Painting 
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Starts: Wednesday 9/6/2023
This session includes 4 classes – $220.00

Painting Studio Time (drop-in)

Painting Drop-in/Studio Time is available this Winter Semester! This will be at the same time as the Introduction to Painting for Adults class (starting 1/4/2023 from 10am-11:30am) and will be in the Painting Studio located on the main floor. The Drop-in/Studio Time will not be a class and instead will be an opportunity to utilize Monroe Street Studio’s space and materials for your own personal projects. Join fellow artists in sipping some tea and unleashing your creativity! There will also be a resident artist/instructor available for any questions you may have while working!

Prior registration is required.  This can be done by sending us an email to confirm your preferred times and dates.

SESSION: January 2024

Studio Time
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$20 an hour
Contact art@monroestreetstudio.com
for registration!

Sewing Art Class

Transform the ordinary into extraordinary at Monroe Street Studio with our sewing arts program! Dive into the world of quilting, create adorable stuffed toys, fashion wearable accessories, and stylish clothes. Embrace the charm of upcycling, from reviving old jeans to preserving cherished traditions like sewing, knitting, and crocheting. It’s all about crafting art with every stitch!

Sewing Class for Homeschooled Students

Students in this class practice hand sewing and sewing machine operating skills while creating several fun projects like stuffed toys, home decor, wearable accessories, and even clothing.  Lessons will include sewing tool safety, essential hand stitches, marking and cutting fabric, basic measuring and drafting of simple shapes, as well as a teacher-assisted sewing machine tour. If desired, students can try their hand at knitting and crocheting. Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the Sewing Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building.

Additional classes are formed by request.  If you are interested in other class topics, please contact the studio by email at:  Art@MonroeStreetStudio.com

SESSION: Spring II 2024
MONDAYS: Noon – 1:00pm

Age: 7+
Dates: 5/06; 5/13; 5/20; 6/03; 6/10
Class size: 8 Students
Note: No class 5/27
5 Classes $160

SESSION: Spring 2024
MONDAYS: Noon – 1:00pm

Age: 7+
Dates: 3/04; 3/11; 3/18; 4/08; 4/15; 4/22; 4/29
Class size: 8 Students
7 Classes $224

Sewing Class for Children - After School

Sewing is another great way to be creative, and a useful skill as well!

Join our sewing program for children and learn an ancient art with a modern twist. We teach basic machine and hand sewing techniques to children 10 years old and older (mature younger students with experience may also join).

In this short course, you will learn the following:

  • Threading the machine
  • Purposes of different types of stitches (hand and machine made)
  • Types of fabrics and how to handle each.

Participants will be able to choose from among several different projects being offered. Sew the fabrics together and proudly enjoy the result!

All materials and tools will be provided.

SESSION: Spring II 2024
TUESDAYS: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Age: 10+
Dates: 5/08; 5/15; 5/22; 5/29; 6/05
Class size: 5 Students
Price: $225

SESSION: Spring 2024
TUESDAYS: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Age: 13+
Dates: 03/05; 03/12; 03/19; 04/09; 04/16; 04/23; 04/30
Class size: 6 Students
Price: $336.00

IMPORTANT CLASS NOTES:

Did you miss the beginning of the session but still want to enroll? Want to do a trial class to see if it is a good fit for your student?  Opportunities are available – please contact art@monroestreetstudio.com for details.

Attendance policy: Due to the nature and continuous presentation and refinement of new skills and techniques covered in these program, we ask that students do their very best to attend all classes within a session. At the end of the session, there will be a makeup opportunity for anyone who has missed a class for whatever reason within that session.  We will no longer be issuing credits or refunds when two or more classes are missed due to student schedule conflicts or illness. Students who are aware that they might miss two or more classes should discuss the situation with the Studio prior to registering for the class.