Classes + Schedule

2017-2018

Classes are 1 hour or 1 1/2 hours and meet once a week for three trimesters. Our "College for Kids" curriculum means that students are introduced to methods and materials inspired by college courses and taught by instructors who are practicing artists within our community. Our projects are based in art history and children's literature; we use fine arts materials and incorporate local field trips. 

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES PLEASE CALL 207-775-7118 OR email Beth. WE WILL CONFIRM THAT THE CLASS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING FOR IS AVAILABLE. 
*Registration is first come, first served.

We follow the Portland Snow Cancelation Policy - if Portland Schools are canceled, then Oak Street Studios is closed.

We host a First Friday Art Walk opening of student work at the end of each trimester!

FIRST TRIMESTER:
September 11 to December 15, 2017
no classes on Nov 22nd, 23rd or 24th (Thanksgiving) 
Art Show: Dec 1, 2017

SECOND TRIMESTER:
January 2 To March 30, 2018
no classes Feb. 19-23 (February Vacation)
Art Show: Mar 2, 2018

THIRD TRIMESTER:
April 2 To June 8, 2018
no classes April 16-20 (April Vacation)
Art Show: June 1, 2018

FEBRUARY & APRIL VACATION CAMPS
February 19 - 23, 2018 & April 16 - 20, 2018
Mon-Fri, 9am to 3pm, ages 8 and up
Oak Street Studios, 636 Congress St, Portland
Cost: $225
Description: Spend February and April vacation at Oak Street Studios with Anne Townsend, a local art teacher, creating inspirational work! Together, we will explore new processes for art making as well as develop a deeper understanding of ones that are already familiar. During the weeks, students will create projects designed for multiple ages and ability levels using a variety of materials. Projects will be engaging and require an active imagination and a propensity for fun. Literature and a local field trip will be incorporated into the curriculum. 

Must have 5 students registered to run this camp.

*please email Beth if you are interested in February and/or April vacation camp.  

Tuition

First Trimester: $260 (1 hour classes)
Second Trimester: $240 (1 hour classes)
Third Trimester: $220 (1 hour classes)

tuition is always pro-rated to your start date.
Please email Beth if you'd like to set up a payment plan.

Snacks

Please be mindful not to send your children to class with snacks - we do have students that have serious nut allergies.  Please check with your teacher if your child needs special food accommodations.

CORE CLASSES

Toddler Arts

Tuesdays
10:00-11:00 am
ages 3&4

Fridays
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
ages 2.5&3 

Take the first step into the world of fine arts. Explore materials, art methods and processes of art while making fun and creative projects. Lessons are age appropriate and are designed to enhance your child's sense of fun and his or her fine, gross motor skills. Basic art history and color theory are introduced and incorporated into projects.
* Will only run with a minimum of four students enrolled.

Kinderarting

Mondays 1:45-2:45 pm
ages 4&5

Fridays 1:30-2:30 pm
ages 4&5

Continue in the spirit of exploration and discovery! This class encourages children to take a more independent role in the art making process. Using various materials, classes are exciting and enhance cognitive and imaginative skills through two and 3-D projects, art history and color theory.
* Will only run with a minimum of four students enrolled.

Art Start 

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm
mixed ages/teens

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm
ages 5-9

Fridays 3:30-4:30 pm
mixed ages

Fridays 4:30-5:30 pm
ages 8 and up

Discover the elements of art both two and three dimensionally through fun innovative projects. Experiment with new techniques using a wide variety of materials. This class will begin to explore the elements of art and  incorporate art history, artist study, color theory and children’s literature. 

Sewing Arts
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
ages 8-teens

Wear your art on your sleeve, literally! This class will explore the different methods of surface design and sewing with pleasing, innovative projects. Students will work with Rosie Allard to learn the basics of their sewing machines and explore unique surface design through stitching, and printing. Students will create a variety of unique sewn items and have a blast while learning an age old skill!

Independent Arts
Fridays 5:00-6:00 pm
ages 10 and up and teens

Small group limited to 8 is offered to students wishing to broaden their preexisting knowledge of art. Explore concepts and enhance artistic and technical skills. The curriculum is flexible and incorporates art history, as well as student's ideas and curiosities.

Individual and Private Lessons

Please call to set up a class day and time for individual or small group private lessons. 
Private lessons are $45 per hour. 
A small group of four students or less is $25 per student.

Drawing and Illustration
Tuesdays 4:45-5:45 pm
Thursdays 5:45-6:45 pm
mixed ages

Have you ever wanted to draw what you see in front of you, or craft a realistic figure? Students will learn the principals of drawing and illustration through traditional and non traditional techniques. They will experiment and explore using various media to improve their understanding of drawing realistically.

Drawing for Teens
Fridays 5:30-6:30 pm
Saturdays TBD *call if interested (207-775-7118)
ages 13-18

Take your drawing to the next level and build a portfolio! Students will work on developing technical skills in drawing and observation with a focus on composition, creativity and technique in a supportive and creative environment. 

Early Release Arts
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm
mixed ages

Get into art through exciting projects! Explore your ideas with clay, paper, graphite, papier-mache, paints, charcoal, wood and more. Understand how art relates to you and your world. Students will learn and discuss the elements of art and design, in combination with the principals of art, and environment as they create 2 and 3-d projects using raw materials and found objects. 
* Will only run with a minimum of four students enrolled.

Homeschooling or Non Schooling Arts
Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am
mixed ages

For other flexible daytime hours, please email Beth for more information. 

Introduction to French
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am
mixed ages

 A dynamic introduction to the French Language! Come learn French through games, francophone literature and songs. Develop and build vocabulary, as well as useful phrases, so that you can start communicating in French. The program is based mostly on oral expression 'hands on projects' such as: collage, games, educative slideshows, short films and stop motion animation.
* Will only run with a minimum of four students enrolled.

Comic Drawing Class with local artist Jay Piscopo, creator of Capt'n Eli!
Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 pm
mixed ages

In this inspirational class, students will learn essential drawing techniques and work on creating basic story structures to develop unique characters and individual comics. Each week Jay will share professional drawing secrets to guide students in the art of character development and design.

Improvisational Theater
Mondays 3:45-4:45 pm
ages 8-14

Come play with us! Improvisational theater is not only good for actors, it's good for everyone. We will play games, write scenes, act them out, learn to listen and say, "yes"! Our work will be about staying in the moment and tuning in to the environment and each other. If this sounds like fun (and it is!), join us Monday afternoons at Oak Street Studios.

Transient

MONDAYS
Kinderarting
Improv 

TUESDAYS
Toddler Arts
Homeschool Arts
Comic Drawing
Drawing + Illustration

WEDNESDAYS
Art Start
Early Release Arts
Sewing Arts
Intro to French

THURSDAYS
Art Start
Drawing + Illustration
Homeschool Arts

FRIDAYS
Toddler Arts
Art Start
Independent Arts
Drawing for Teens

Transient

Ages 2-5
Art Start
Toddler Arts
Kinderarting

Ages 6-12
Sewing Arts
Independent Arts
Drawing + Illustration
Comic Drawing
Improv

Teens
Sewing Arts
Independent Arts
Drawing + Illustration
Drawing for Teens
Comic Drawing
Improv