Art Departure is the perfect place for parents and children to explore their creative side. From experienced artists to those just starting out, the gallery and studio offer all ages and skills the opportunity to explore their artistic potential. Whether it’s a budding artist or a parent looking to get back into art-making, we encourage everyone to come and discover their creativity.
At Art Departure, we strive to foster an atmosphere of personal growth and exploration. Our gallery and studio provide the perfect space for artists of all abilities to explore the wonderful medium of art making. We believe that everyone is capable of achieving great things, and our focus is on creativity and personal growth through creative expression.
This fun, weekly class does a little bit of everything, from drawing and painting to sculpture, with lots of problem solving thrown in for a challenge. Student curriculum is differentiated and founded in "Choice-Based Art Education," which is an approach that fosters authentic artistic exploration and growth in individual students, while teaching skill at relevant moments based on student's developmental needs. Our teachers are student-focused, responsive and highly creative with a flair for honing in on individual needs. This class is inclusive of all abilities and developmental stages. Appropriate for ages 8-Adult.
Fun with Art: 1 hour weekly class
This weekly class focuses on art exploration in 2D and 3D creative projects. Students will paint on canvas, learn beginning watercolor techniques, and draw every week. Beginning sculpture techniques like air dry clay and papier mache' will also provide creative opportunities to learn. Students will work simultaneously on the same project, but each artist can personalize in their own way with color and style. This class is inclusive of all abilities and developmental stages. Appropriate for ages 3-8.
Mixed Media Creativity (Adults): 2 hour weekly class
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, we provide an inspirational retreat for your studio time. Like the Embark on Creativity Class described above, each student works on individual projects and differentiated goals. Many choose to paint in varied mediums like oils, acrylics and watercolors, while others discover shading pencils and charcoal. It's up to you! The instructor Miss Jaye will guide you through your medium of choice and help you to progress along at your own pace. She teaches both classic and contemporary methods for traditional and mixed media art, and encourages each student to find a creative and personalized means for processing through each piece.