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Online KIDS Art Classes!

Education Through Exploration!

Questions? Email us HERE.

AKA, SUMMER SMALL WONDERS!!!  

Our popular week-long summer classes return newly formatted, and VIRTUAL, for 2020! Each class has been tailored by a Side Street Artist Educator, and include a variety of visual and performance art activities. For the summer, classes are now PAY WHAT YOU CAN. Brown Bag Art Kits will be available in our store for an additional cost, and can be shipped or delivered by a SSSA staff member to your doorstep! Introductory artistic techniques combined with an artistically free environment allow your young artist to find their creative voice while having fun, all in the comfort of your home! Each class includes instructions and online tutorials. 

All virtual classes are pay-what-you-can. Your donation in any amount is appreciated and will keep these classes going!

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Join artist educator Natalie Pivoney for a week's worth of creation and exploration about art that makes an impression. This will include topics like Impressionism, printmaking, art history, contemporary art, and step by step demonstrations. 

LINK TO CLASS

Purchase Make An Impression Brown Bag Art Kit by clicking BUY NOW below - includes all necessary supplies, delivered to your home (within a 10 mile radius of SSSA).

Make An Impression w/ Natalie Pivoney (4-6)

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Join artist educator Natalie Pivoney for a week's worth of creation and exploration about art that makes an impression. This will include topics like Impressionism, printmaking, art history, contemporary art, and step by step demonstrations. 

LINK TO CLASS

Purchase Make An Impression Brown Bag Art Kit by clicking BUY NOW below - includes all necessary supplies, delivered to your home (within a 10 mile radius of SSSA).

Under the Sea w/

Erin Rehberg (4-6)

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This week we will focus on sea creatures, the ocean and beach, and all things aquatic, creating artworks exploring the world under the sea.

LINK TO CLASS KEYNOTE FILE

LINK TO CLASS PDF

Purchase Under the Sea Brown Bag Art Kit by clicking BUY NOW below - includes all necessary supplies, delivered to your home (within a 10 mile radius of SSSA).

Under the Sea w/

Erin Rehbrg (K-3)

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This week we will focus on sea creatures, the ocean and beach, and all things aquatic, creating artworks exploring the world under the sea.

LINK TO CLASS WORKBOOK

Purchase Under the Sea Brown Bag Art Kit by clicking BUY NOW below - includes all necessary supplies, delivered to your home (within a 10 mile radius of SSSA).

3-D Sampler

w/ Erin Cramer (K-6)

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This 3-D Camp will explore everything from pop up cards to glowing lanterns. We will create art that be worn, hung from a wall or ceiling, or carried in your pocket.

Lesson 1: Cut, Fold, and POP! PDF/Lesson 1 PowerPoint

Lesson 2: Frozen Sculpture PDF/Lesson 2 PowerPoint

Lesson 3: Lantern  PDF/Lesson 3 PowerPoint

Lesson 4: Mad Hatter PDF/Lesson 4 PowerPoint

Lesson 5: Make a Book PDF/Lesson 5 PowerPoint

Lesson 6: Un-De-Weave-Able PDF/Lesson 6 PowerPoint

Download your master supply list HERE, or purchase your 3-D Sampler Brown Bag Art Kit by clicking BUY NOW below - includes all necessary supplies, delivered to your home (within a 10 mile radius of SSSA).

Step Into the Spotlight w/ Nick Mataragas (K-3)

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Young artists get to tap in to their inner performer by doing activities from all kinds of performance types. Be a singer, a dancer, and an actor, and anything in between!

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You do not need an art kit for this course, but if you need to borrow a phone for video purposes, please email us HERE.

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One of our most popular sessions. Artists will work in a variety of mediums creating works celebrating Americana traditions.

LINK TO CLASS

Purchase Americana Jubilee Brown Bag Art Kit by clicking BUY NOW below - includes all necessary supplies, delivered to your home (within a 10 mile radius of SSSA).

Content NOW available!

One of our most popular sessions. Artists will work in a variety of mediums creating works celebrating Americana traditions.

LINK TO CLASS

Purchase Americana Jubilee Brown Bag Art Kit by clicking BUY NOW below - includes all necessary supplies, delivered to your home (within a 10 mile radius of SSSA).

Thank you to the EFS Foundation for their grant support of our Community Moves and Small Wonders Programs!

Testimonials

"Just wanted to share that my kids (6&8) have done a week of art camp at Side Street Studio Arts for two years now, and absolutely loved it. The instructors are so patient and kind, and organized some great art projects for the kids. This week, the projects focused on the 4th of July, and the kids get to show off their work at the parade on Monday. Give SSSA a try if you're looking for a week-long morning camp for your kids!"
 

"Keep these camps going. My son absolutely loves them and learns so much. We are thankful he has a place to do art with great instructors! He loves all of the instructors and staff that he has met."

 

"The kids loved their weeks at SSSA camp. They came home paint-smudged, with creative wheels turning and eager to discuss and evolve the projects their groups were working on! Great value for our family."

 

"Small Wonders meets kids where they are and challenges them to grow."

 

"Love that your mission is so completely able to serve children of so many backgrounds."

 

"Small Wonders has been a tradition for us for years, and it's amazing -- I have never seen any other short-form art program where kids can experience such a range at young ages. I also love that when he's there, he gets to hang out with grownups who are passionate about art themselves and are committed to it in their own lives."

                                                      -Small Wonders Parents & Family

Side Street Studio Arts employs highly experienced, professional artist-educators to facilitate all workshops, and educational classes and programs, of whom we stand by wholeheartedly. With mixed-aged classes in particular, we encourage parents of younger artists to carefully reflect on whether their young artist is able to learn and create in an environment where adult students are present. We ensure that classrooms are supervised by our talented staff of artist educators, assuring that no class or presentation consists of gratuitous, or explicitly controversial images or terminology. Art, including instruction and discussion, are subjective. Therefore, all students must understand that some classes may involve themes, terminology, visual components, and experiences that may lie outside their own personal beliefs or feelings. We at Side Street Studio Arts take this very seriously. We pride ourselves in creating safer spaces for students of all ages, both in person and online, to work, play, and develop their process and educational pursuits. If you have questions about any of our programming that may pertain to your student, child, family, or friend, feel free to reach out to us. 

 

*Some classes may contain mature themes, terminology, or visual components, including but not limited to classical works.

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