Classes for Children

Making art should be fun! I am sensitive to children’s feelings and needs and encourage them to focus on the fun process of making art versus making creations that are “perfect.” It takes time to build skills, as children enjoy making art, over time they feel more confident and proud of their creations. I love offering mixed age group classes where kids can help each other and create art and crafts they can use and show off. 

 

Picture Book Artists - Live Online Via Zoom starting January 28

6 Sessions, Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30, at home on your computer, $120

Calling all Eric Carle fans! Kids create artwork inspired by their favorite children’s picture books. Each week we'll explore a new book read aloud and enjoy art projects inspired by that book. Grades K-2. You will receive a zoom link once you have signed up for the full class or single sessions.  Sign up for the entire class or drop in for a single hour session for $35.(See below for a detailed description of the books we will cover). 

Individual instruction held indoors! 

Kids can do an art or craft project of their choice and work at their own pace in my art studio.  We will wear masks and practice social distancing. There is a vent in my studio that circulates air from outside indoors.

Children will receive one-on-one attention. They can choose from the selections below or another project tailor-made to their specific interests and needs. Children decide what they want to do, and I provide supplies and instruction. I encourage parents and caregivers to join these sessions as well!

To book an individual session at your convenience, contact me contact me at (781) 343-1250 or nicoledonson@comcast.net to set up a date and time. Individual instruction at my studio costs $35 per hour and includes most art and craft supplies. In some cases I will charge an additional fee for a given project, such as painting a t-shirt with fabric paints or making a clothes pin mirror. You can pay by Venmo, personal check, cash, Paypal or credit card.

Kids can choose from a variety of projects and they are tailored to meet children's interests. See my Gallery and individual and Small Classes pages for project ideas.

 

Discounts: Siblings registering for the same class or two different classes will each receive a 20 percent discount.

Bring-a-friend: If your child registers with a friend for the same class, your family will receive a 20 percent discount

 Make your selection and register here

 

 

 

 

 

Please let me know if your child has any special needs and I can make accommations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Book at your convenience

Individual and Small Group Art and Craft Sessions

Children will receive one-on-one attention. They can choose from the selections below or another project tailor-made to their specific interests and needs. Children decide what they want to do, and I provide supplies and instruction. I encourage parents and caregivers to join these sessions as well! To book an individual session at your convenience, contact me contact me at (781) 343-1250 or nicoledonson@comcast.net to set up a date and time. Individual instruction at my studio costs $35 per hour and includes most art and craft supplies. In some cases I will charge an additional fee for a given project, such as painting a t-shirt with fabric paints or making a clothes pin mirror. You can pay by Venmo, personal check, cash, Paypal or credit card. Choose from a variety of projects. Paint a silk sun-catcher, paint a tote bag or hand sew a stuffed animal, pillow or bag. Learn to knit and make weavings from yarm. Paint with water-color and tempera paints and create collages with decorative papers and construction paper. Projects are tailored to meet children's interests. See my gallery for project ideas. Here are some other project ideas: • Mosaics • Beading and Jewelry-Making • Paint a canvas or bulletin board • Use colorfast fabric paints and paint a t-shirt or tote bag • Decorate keepsake boxes with decorative papers and paints and jewels • Sewing stuffed animals, or fleece hats, mittens, or scarves and clothing • Silk Painting • Tie-Dye • Collage • Painting and Print-Making • Canvas Bag Decoration with Fabric Paints • Paint on a bulletin board with acrylic paints • Wood Sculptures  • Paper Mache • Air Dry Clay  • Decorating a wooden frame • Bookmaking • Hand-made Felting • Card Making • Wire Sculpture • Fuse Beads 

$35 per hour


6 Thursdays, January 28 through March 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Picture Book Artists - Live Online via Zoom

Calling all Eric Carle fans! Join me to create artwork inspired by your favorite children’s books. We'll investigate the artistic approaches in books like Where the Wild Things Are, Rainbow Fish, Leaf Man, Elmer the Elephant, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more. We’ll paint textures on paper and make collages as Eric Carle did, paint on pre-cut paper leaves and use a watercolor resist technique to make a leaf man, and use colored tissue paper to decorate rainbow fish and Elmer the elephant. We'll create monsters like the wild things and collages with dots and drawings using a purple crayon. Each week we'll explore a new book read aloud and enjoy art projects inspired by that book. Grades K-2. If you live locally I will provide a pickup location for the art materials; a $35 fee.

$120














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