Jacquie has a unique ability to connect to the inner artist in each child. She focuses on the process with the kids guiding them to explore at their own pace. She gives them information when they are ready for it thereby ensuring their ability to absorb it and express themselves independently, with confidence, and individual creativity. No two art works ever look the same, because each work of art is the responsibility of the artist. It is their self expression and interpretation of the project. "It is important to me that a child’s art project is their own.”
"I love the common thread that runs in humanity, the desire to create, especially as it unfolds in kids."
All of the art classes are geared for the individual child. Art projects are introduced in the beginning of each new class with demonstrations, information, and finished examples.
The process of creating art is highly regarded so that children feel success as they advance and accumulate hands-on art experiences to draw upon and develop as it relates to them.
This approach honors each child’s unique ability to absorb new information and translate it to a successful art project.
Jacquie encourages lots of exploration and use of art supplies, while maintaining a philosophy of conservation. This sometimes creates the need to use more supplies or perhaps several attempts before a finished desired outcome is achieved. In order to be sensitive to the individual needs of each budding artist, the cost of all art materials is included as part of the monthly tuition; there are no extra fees for art supplies. Quality art materials are supplied for each level of artistry.
The following are some of the available supplies; clay, glazes for clay, clay tools, tempera and acrylic paints, oil paints*, linoleum or easy cut blocks for printing, printing inks, watercolors, watercolor paper, charcoal, drawing pencils from 6h – 8b, quality drawing paper, graphite pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels*, blending stumps for pastels, plaster for carving, alabaster, limestone and marble stones for stone carving, professional stone carving rasps, files, chisels, mallets and power tools*, papier -måché, paper making, found object items, low temp glue guns, and glue.
* These supplies are generally available only to teens.