We are happy to announce GROUP BASED, VIRTUAL painting classes! We want to be able to share art with all of our students who continue to socially distance. Our MAIN goal is to provide a fun activity, that anyone can join in on! So grab your family or friends, and let's paint!!
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The Vivid Canvas is so excited to officially announce we have re-opened, following Covid-19 safety guidelines. While we are extremely eager to see all of our old students and newly enrolled students, safety will remain our #1 priority in times like these, to ensure we can stay open for our amazing artists!
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
Teaching art is our passion. We want every student to feel accomplished and creatively expressive. Students will be taught to see shapes, lines, colors, and spaces that they didn't recognize before. The teachers break down each piece of art into a step-by-step method, providing guidance to the student through each phase of the creative process.
We take pride in our teachers and their artistic abilities. All of the teachers are artists and have had or are currently continuing their art education. Carly, Andrew, Helle, Cassidy, Dana, and Jensen all bring their own creativity, passion, and talent to each student. From landscapes to animals to still-lives, traditional to contemporary, we make sure all of our students learn about, experience, and create many different styles of art.
Our students work in a program based on their age and skill level. While most students start in the Drawing/Pastel Basics Program, older and more advanced students are placed in a program after we meet and discuss their needs and wants.
Drawing/Pastel Basics Program
Learn the basics of drawing and establish the fine motor skills of hand-eye coordination. This program is designed for young artists who are just starting out, or for young artists who need help refining their drawing abilities. (Ages 6 and up)
Our drawing program easily adapts to whatever level of skill the student currently has, beginner to experienced. In this program, we have the flexibility of using various mediums (graphite, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, etc.), but all pieces begin with a strong drawing. (Ages 10 and up)
Learn the basics of watercolors. Watercolor pieces all start with a strong drawing; so either the Drawing/Pastel Basics Program or the Drawing Program should be completed before starting this program, unless discussed when enrolling.
Once drawing skills are established, and the student is ready for a new challenge, the Acrylics Program is the way to go. Starting off with a drawing is optional with acrylics, making the ability to draw imperative before beginning this program. In this program, we can start off as simple or complex as the student's needs are.
Before painting with oils, the student must have strong painting abilities with the acrylic medium. In the Oils Program, we teach the student various techniques of how to use and apply oil paint, as it is quite different than acrylics in the sense of application.