Classes + Schedule

2018-2019

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, email Beth (oakstreetstudios@myfairpoint.net) to confirm that the class you are interested in registering for is available. Then download the registration form and mail or deliver to Oak Street Studios at 636 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101 with payment (we accept cash and checks - payable to "Oak Street Studios"). If you have questions, please feel free to call: (207) 775-7118.
*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! Please connect with your teacher to confirm dates and times.

FIRST TRIMESTER:
September 10 to December 21, 2018
no classes on Nov 21st, 22nd or 23rd (Thanksgiving) 
Art Show: Dec 7, 2018

SECOND TRIMESTER:
January 2 To March 29, 2019
no classes Feb. 18-22 (February Vacation)
Art Show: Mar 1, 2019

FEBRUARY VACATION CAMP
February 18 - 22, 2019
Mon-Fri, 9am to 3pm, ages 8 and up
Oak Street Studios, 636 Congress St, Portland
Cost: $225
Description: Spend February vacation at Oak Street Studios creating inspirational work! This vacation camp is going to focus on exploring contemporary and traditional forms of art including sculpture. Ranging in media, students will choose a theme to help inspire their creations. 

Must have 5 students registered to run this camp.
*please email Beth if you are interested in February vacation camp. 

THIRD TRIMESTER:
April 1 To June 7, 2019
no classes April 15-19 (April Vacation)
Art Show: June 7, 2019

APRIL VACATION CAMP
April 15 - 19, 2019
Mon-Fri, 9am to 3pm, ages 8 and up
Oak Street Studios, 636 Congress St, Portland
Cost: $225
Description: Spend April vacation at Oak Street Studios creating inspirational work! This vacation camp is going to focus on exploring contemporary and traditional forms of sculpture. Ranging in media, students will choose a theme to help inspire their creations. 

Must have 5 students registered to run this camp.
*please email Beth if you are interested in April vacation camp.  

Tuition

First Trimester: $280 (1 hour classes)
Second Trimester: $250 (1 hour classes)
Third Trimester: $240 (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*
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

Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm
ages 5-9

Fridays 3:30-4:30 pm
mixed ages

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.

* Will only run with a minimum of four students enrolled. 

Beginning Sewing
Mondays 5:15-6:15 pm
ages 8-teens

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

* students must have completed at least one session of Beginning Sewing to take Sewing.

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 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
TBD - call if interested (207-775-7118)
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 $50 per hour. 
A small group of four students or less is $25 per student.

Drawing and Illustration

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
mixed ages

Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm
ages 13+

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.

Homeschooling or Non Schooling Arts

Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 pm
mixed ages

Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am
mixed ages

The Homeschooling/Non Schooling Arts classes offer students experiences in different types of art making, materials and mediums. The projects are generally tied to art history and literature in some way or are inspired by local, national or international artists. Students typically work on projects that span several sessions. The teacher is wonderful and really keeps the students engaged.

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

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

 Please contact Beth for more information.

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 4:00-5:00 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
Comic Drawing
Drawing + Illustration

WEDNESDAYS
Sewing Arts
Intro to French
Homeschool Arts

THURSDAYS
Art Start
Drawing + Illustration
Homeschool Arts

FRIDAYS
Toddler Arts
Kinderarts
Art Start
Mixed Media

Transient

Ages 2-5
Art Start
Toddler Arts
Kinderarting
Intro to French

Ages 6-12
Sewing Arts
Independent Arts
Intro to French
Homeschool Arts
Drawing + Illustration
Mixed Media
Comic Drawing
Improv

Teens
Sewing Arts
Independent Arts
Homeschool Arts
Mixed Media
Drawing + Illustration
Comic Drawing
Improv