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Art classes for teens

Our art classes for teens offer personalized instruction depending on the level of the student and their interests. Everyone in the class can work on different projects and media.

For a beginning student, we always suggest starting with drawing lessons. We use the method of Dr. Betty Edwards, who wrote “Drawing on the Right side of the Brain,” to teach young students how to “see” and draw in a realistic way. As part of the curriculum, we review: contour line, cross contour line, negative space, perspective and basic shading techniques. Once the student learns basic drawing skills, we go deeper into value, observation and shading techniques using charcoal and soft pastels. Through the classes we introduce the concepts of a good composition, drawing or painting from still life and copying some masterpieces. Once drawing skills are mastered, we introduce them to new mediums such as watercolors, mixed-media and acrylics.

For experienced students, we have an initial talk to determine the current level of the student and discuss their interests and objectives of the class. Then we suggest a series of projects that will strength the skills they need to improve or teach a new media they have not experienced before. They can choose from charcoal, pencil, watercolor, soft and oil pastels and acrylics.

Our weekly classes for teenagers run from September to end of May. You can enroll any time if we have space in the class. You do not need to wait for the beginning of the month to enroll (we will pro-rate tuition if that is the case).

The students will take advantage of our small teacher/ratio having a quality instruction while developing a love for art. If you do not find space in the class you want, please register in the waiting list, and we will contact you with some options.

The tuition covers FOUR consecutive art classes which meet once a week. There is a $35 registration fee every quarter in September, December and March.

Select one of our three locations below:

NW Austin Schedule for Teens.

Summer 2018 Schedule:
2018-2019 Schedule
Online registration opens on July 1st.

Cedar Park Schedule for Teens

Summer 2018 Schedule:
2018-2019 Schedule
Online registration opens on July 1st.

SW Austin Schedule for Teens.

Summer 2018 Schedule:
2018-2019 Schedule
Online registration opens on July 1st.

TEEN ART CLASSES

Our teen classes offer personalized instruction depending on the level of the student and their interests. Everyone in the class can work on different projects and media.

For a beginning student, we always suggest starting with drawing lessons. We use the method of Dr. Betty Edwards, who wrote “Drawing on the Right side of the Brain,” to teach young students how to “see” and draw in a realistic way. As part of the curriculum, we review: contour line, cross contour line, negative space, perspective and basic shading techniques. Once the student learns basic drawing skills, we go deeper into value, observation and shading techniques using charcoal and soft pastels. Through the classes we introduce the concepts of a good composition, drawing or painting from still life and copying some masterpieces. Once drawing skills are mastered, we introduce them to new mediums such as watercolors, mixed-media and acrylics.

For experienced students, we have an initial talk to determine the current level of the student and discuss their interests and objectives of the class. Then we suggest a series of projects that will strength the skills they need to improve or teach a new media they have not experienced before. They can choose from charcoal, pencil, watercolor, soft and oil pastels and acrylics. 

When can I enroll in a class?
You can enroll anytime as long as we have space in the class. The tuition for the first month will be prorated based on your enrollment date. For tuition fees, please see our class schedule.

Do you have other locations?
We have two locations conveniently located in Northwest Austin, Southwest Austin and Cedar Park.

Do you have classes for Adults?
Yes. We have classes for adults, children and teens. For more information, please visit our class schedule.

How young can a student be to enroll in a class?
Students can start as young as four years old depending upon their level of maturity (how the child handles being without Mom or Dad at his/her side). For more information or special requests, please contact us.

How is Art Plus Academy different from other art classes?
Our continued class approach (as opposed to a one-time class), small groups and focus on technique, allow us to take each student from a beginner level to an intermediate or advanced level through skill development and freedom to foster individually creativity. Measurable results can be achieved by each student after 12 weeks of continuous instruction!

What is your class make-up policy?
A student can attend another regular class providing there is room available in that class. However, there is ABSOLUTELY NO PRORATING NOR REFUND for missed classes. "Missed" classes cannot be used as a "class credit" for the next session. See our class policies.

Do you offer scholarships or reduced tuition?
We believe in providing the best teachers and facilities to our students and unfortunately can not afford to offer reduced tuition or scholarships.

Additional questions?
Please feel free to send an email or call us. We’d love to hear from you and provide you with the information you need!  

 

1. TUITION and FEES

ART + Academy weekly classes are held from September to May and you can enroll any time during that period. No need to wait for beginning of the month, we will pro-rate your tuition.

During Summer, we mainly provide Summer Camps and a reduced number of weekly classes throughout the week.

FOR WEEKLY CLASSES:

For students in the Children and Teen classes, all materials are included. There is a quarterly registration fee  in Sep, Dec and March. If you start classes in the middle of the trimester, your registration fee will be pro-rated. 

Adult students are responsible for his/her own material. There is an annual registration fee  for all adult students. This fee is pro-rated depending on your enrollment date.

 Tuition will be charged to your credit card during the first week of each month. If you rather use an alternative payment method, such as a check, please pay a week prior to the next month in order to avoid the charge to your card.    

 FOR SUMMER CAMPS:

Payment is due upon registration.

 All tuition and fees are non-refundable. Please read our make-up class and cancellation policy. 

2. CANCELLATION POLICY

FOR WEEKLY CLASSES:

To cancel a class and stop the monthly payments, please send an email to info@artplusacademy.com no later than the 15th of the month to avoid next month’s tuition charge. Please notice that there are no refunds for tuition and fees that are already paid. 

FOR SUMMER CAMPS:

Withdrawal from a summer camp session are refunded minus a $30 cancellation fee provided you give us an eight (8) days advance notice. Due to instructor/school preparation costs, no refunds will be granted seven (7) days or less prior to the summer camp session's start date.  

3.  MISSED /MAKE-UP CLASS POLICY

FOR WEEKLY CLASSES:

To request a make-up class, fill-out our "Schedule a make-up" form, located at the bottom of our website and allow 48hrs to be processed. A student can request to make-up a class of the same age group, if their monthly tuition is paid. A student can attend a make-up class, provided there is room available, and you have received a confirmation email. However, there is ABSOLUTELY NO PRORATING NOR REFUND for missed classes. "Missed" classes cannot be used as a "class credit" for the next session.  

If you are absent for your make-up class, you are ineligible to reschedule this class. You must contact us at least 48hrs before the make-up class to reschedule. 

FOR SUMMER CAMPS:

There are no make-up classes or refunds if campers miss a day(s) of their camp.  

4. CLASS POLICIES

* PARENTS IN WAITING AREA -

Our three locations are equipped with a lobby/waiting area for parents who wish to wait while students are in class. Please be aware that parents ARE NOT ALLOWED to sit in the class or inside the studio area. Parents in the classroom during class can be disruptive to the teacher, other students, and your own child. Please wait in the lobby area until the class has finished. Please contact us if you have any specific concerns about this policy. 

* DROP OFF/PICK UP AND PUNCTUALITY -

Please be on time for your class. Do not "drop off" your child early or leave him/her at the studio past their class time. Our staff needs time to get ready for the next class or go home at the end of the day. We are not equipped to watch/babysit children that are not enrolled on a class.  There is a $2 fee per minute for children picked up after our 10 min tolerance window.  

5.  INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event of inclement weather, the decision to open or close ART+ Academy will be made as follows: 

- For morning classes the decision will be done by 8:30 am.

- For afternoon classes the decision will be done by 1 p.m. 

Please note that ART + Academy DOES NOT follow local school district closings.

We will communicate class cancellations using the following methods:

-Mass e-mail to all families.

-Text-message (to those families who opted-in and activated this option).

-A post in our website in the page "Student's Corner"

-Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artplusacademy/

If classes are suspended due to inclement weather, students can make up their classes following our make-up procedure. ART+ Academy does not refund or credit for classes cancelled due to inclement weather closures. 

We also want to stress that the safety of our students and families is of the utmost importance to us and we want everyone to use their best judgment at all times and make a judicious decision for you and your family based on road conditions in your area. Even though we may be open for classes, please don't feel like you need to travel to the studio if you are questioning the safety of your trip. We will work with you to arrange a make-up class. Our ultimate goal with this policy is to keep everyone safe.

 

the studio if you are questioning the trip at all. We understand and you can make-up the class. Ultimately we want everyone to be safe.

TEENS

  • LEARN HOW TO DRAW REALISTICALLY

    Using methods such as Dr. Betty Edwards, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” and a combination of warm-up exercises will help you draw realistically.
  • ONCE YOU LEARN THE BASICS…

    We will explore different media such as charcoal and soft pastels to draw and learn about value and shading. Then we will work on several still life compositions as well as some masterpieces.
  • AND BEYOND!

    Once drawing skills are mastered, we introduce new mediums such as watercolor, mixed-media and acrylics.

For beginners...

We always suggest starting with drawing lessons. We use the method of Dr. Betty Edwards who wrote “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” to teach young students how to “see” and draw in a realistic way.

For experienced students...

We have an initial talk to determine the current level of the student and discuss their interests and objectives of the class.

REGISTER NOW!

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