Creative Spirit Art is a positively encouraging visual arts learning experience. Caryn Lynn Duncan, artist and educator, designs and facilitates choice based art curriculum to develop each student's unique creative style. Classes use hands on art making in a professional art studio environment. Experienced instructors who are artists and highly trained encourage students to think like an artist.
Creative Spirit Art Class Schedule
Weekly Classes for Children
September 2014- June 2015
weekly classes, run September through June. Pre-registration is required for all classes. The classes are designed to help students develop artistic skills at their own pace and produce their own personal portfolio of artwork. Students’ artwork will be featured in a group art exhibit in the Spring of 2015. Classes meet once a week for one hour.
Art Fundamentals (ages 5-8) Monday 4-5
Students will be introduced to mediums in drawing, painting, and printmaking in order to experience exploratory manipulation of a variety of art materials. Concepts of color, pattern, texture, shape and line will be incorporate into projects that will express their ideas and feelings.
The focus will be to develop artistic and perceptual skills in drawing, painting, and collage. Students will develop ideas for projects that explore their individual interpretation of their environment, figure drawing, landscapes, and the still life. Students will develop sketches into compositions that are based upon using harmony, variety and contrasts of art elements such as line, shape, value, balance, and dominance.
Art I/II (ages 8-14) Tues 4-5 or Tues 5-6
*extended class option
The foundation of this class will focus developing drawing and painting skills for personal visual expression. The students will use the fundamentals of art and elements of design to advance their skills in subject areas related to their personal interests as well as some group exercises. Working at their currents level students will work to refine sketches, developing them, and incorporating more advanced art techniques with the goal to work these elements to completed projects. Students will explore a variety of drawing mediums, painting techniques, as well as having the opportunity to explore their individual choice of art mediums. Students are required to purchase a sketch book for weekly homework assignments
Art I (ages 8-12)Wed 4-5
Art categories such as, portraits, landscape, animals, still life, contemporary art, art history will be explored through choice based projects . Each month students will choose their subject material to incorporate around visual expression. Drawing compositions will be developed from sketches to follow through to completed artwork in the students' choice of drawing or painting mediums
Art II (ages 9-14) Wed 5-6
This class will focus on an in-depth exploration with materials to develop more advanced skills in the student’s individual choice of media. Students will be expected to plan projects by investigating resources for inspiration and information and follow through their ideas to a completed project that maintains a quality of workmanship. Students will be encouraged to expand their personal horizons by exploring a variety of strategies and exercises to enhance creativity and imagination. Students are required to purchase a sketchbook for weekly homework assignments.
Tuition is $65 per month, class for weekly 1 hour class or *extended class option of $110. per month for a two hour weekly class. Classes meet once a week with exception for holidays and school vacation weeks, art materials are provided unless noted in class description. Students will be accepted on a first come basis and class size is limited to 6 students. There is an additional registration fee of $10. per student. Pre-registration is required
2015 Summer Art Camps by Caryn lynn Duncan
Registration opens in April
Instruction that will nurture your child’s hands on creativity, expand their imagination and introduce them to art history. The primary focus of each camp is creative exploration through drawing, painting, and hand crafted art. Camp hours are Monday through Friday, 9am until noon. Cost is $150. per week session. Pre-registration is required and students will be accepted on a first come basis.
Offering a variety of fun themes that engage children to see life through artistic lenses!
Sketch to Paint
July 6th-10th an art walk through the ages each day will provide the opportunity to look at the history of art. Prehistoric art of cave painting, art of the ancient world, the world of nature through renaissance, a day in the park with on site sketching, and expressionism through the connection of art and music inspired by artist Wassily Kandinsky.
Rainbows of Color Creations
July 13th-17th make and impact using color and art. From out of the dark ages of art history the bright colors in Renaissance illuminates design elements, work with light and paint outside to capture mood through impressionism, learn about color theory to create harmony, understand the technique of using complimentary colors and divisionism, have fun with color to express yourself.
A light in the attic, illustrate your ideas
July 20th-24th Combine pictures and words to create illustrative art. We will look at some of the creative minds of beloved authors, illustrators, and artists. Make art inspired by the poems and drawings of Shel Silverstein, collage by Eric Carle, oh the places you go with Dr. Seuss, the pop art of Andy Warhol, and Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak.
Natural elements and organic designs
July 27th-31st the art of nature and science combines through careful observation, we will take a look and get creative. Under the microscope will make small objects into large scale art, look at textures to create patterns, and garden flowers will burst full of color. Discover the natural wonders with walks where we will collect natural elements to make nature crafts and a collaborative still life.
Expressive Art, make a statement
August 3rd-7th Make a statement and communicate your vision. Silly self portraits inspired by Edvard Munch the Scream, music interpreted through art, mixed media of paint and collage that uses color and shape to create fun forms inspired by Henri Matisse, look at life to find what you love through canvas painting and art your way.
August 13th-17th the joy of vacations and creating colorful landscapes from the beach, park, and in the garden. Bright splashy brushwork and color palettes create harmony, movement, and make a series of artwork that captures light at different times of the day.
Art classes & Workshops for Adults
Creative Spirit art workshops are for all levels of experience and are open to ages teen through adult. They are designed to guide you through your creative process while introducing you to new techniques using traditional art mediums to create unique one of a kind artwork that reflects your own personal style.
Classes provide demonstration of techniques and time for you to have hands on learning that encourages a sense of play and discovery. The small group setting allows for individual instruction to develop your own artistic style.
Painting, the process of visual expression
This class will focus on developing techniques in painting ,how to create an individual artistic style., composition development, overcoming personal creative blocks, and incorporating art fundamentals as part of creative process. No prior experience is necessary and the class is suited for all levels of experience. Project guidelines will be used as a starting place for students to begin developing a deeper understanding of what they connect to in life and how to convey that through the visual expression of painting. Some materials will be included in the cost and a list of materials to purchase will be generated for each student individually. Monthly tuition $110. *ongoing registration will be accepted throughout the year provided that a space is available. Registration confirms students are enrolled continually month to month and a 2 week notice must be given to be taken off the class roster or the student will be charge for the following month.
Art Heals... The power of creating
Art Therapy has positive healing powers allowing us to envision our dreams for life. Embracing the present moment, letting go of the past, we have the power of choice to believe that miracles happen and there is more to healing that science alone. During the creative process we find peace, acceptance, a connection within ourselves to the source of creation. It goes beyond what can be seen to a place of faith, a belief that life is an experience to embrace our nature that seeks goodness, love, joy, beauty, and inner peace.
$30/ per hour. Private sessions are developed to your personal needs. Pre- registration and scheduling is required. Some materials will be supplied and a suggested material list will be provided at the time of registration.
Book a creative get together with you personal group of friends and we will host it. Minimum ofat least 4 and can accommodate up to 7. Please contact us for further details.
Pre-registration is required for all classes. Classes run September through June. On- going registration will be accepted at the beginning of each month based upon space availability. There is a registration fee of $10. per student/ per class
There will be a group exhibit of the students' artwork in the Spring of2015. Students who wish to exhibit artwork must be enrolled in at least two months of classes prior to the opening of the show. Family and friends are strongly encouraged to attend the opening event to show their support for the students’ work.
Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Classes are limited in size to provide individualized instruction. For classes that are full a waiting list will be maintained to accommodate students if space becomes available.
Tuition is based upon 10-month cost of $650.00 for the 2014/2015 year, which divides the cost into10 equal payments of $65 per month. The cost includes materials unless noted. A discount of ten percent will be given to families with more than one child enrolled in classes. All tuition payments are due by the 1st class of each month and can be paid by cash or checks made to Creative Spirit Art Studio. A late fee of $10.00 will be added if payment is not made by the second week of the month. There will be a fee of $25.00 for all returned checks.
Attendance, Holidays and Missed Classes
Students are expected to arrive to class regularly and on time. Please notify the studio if you will be missing class. There are no pro-rated fees for missed classes or closed vacation breaks. Classes missed due to illness can be made up in another class on the schedule during that month. The studio will follow the Dover Public Schools with regards to holidays and school closures due to weather. Our studio will be closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break . Studio closure due to weather or canceled due to a teacher absence will be made up at a time arranged by the teacher. If a student cannot attend a scheduled make up class they may attend another class on the schedule with prior arrangement.
A two-week notice is required prior to discontinuing or changing a class. You will be responsible for the next month of tuition if notification is not given.
In order to promote, a successful learning environment students are expected to conduct themselves with respect for their instructor, other fellow students and the art materials. If necessary the student will be given a verbal warning and a parent will be notified. If there continues to be an issue the student will not be allowed to continue attending classes.