Our Art First instructors are truly A-MA-ZING!!!!!
Love teaching art
Love teaching kids!!!!
Our instructors are
Share expertise and passions
Ask each other for help
Challenge our young artists
And so much more!
They start with an idea…a glimpse of a theme featuring art activities and lots of fun! They develop age appropriate lesson plans that help our students develop and grow, learn new skills, experiment with new mediums, have new experiences and have FUN!
Our instructors research the newest techniques, follow contemporary artists, experiment with new mediums, learn from each other and other artists, take classes and bring those experiences and expertise to our students.
They take the children where they are. Can’t cut with scissors? What to do? Roll play dough snakes and cut, cut, cut…with scissors! Perfect! “I can’t draw.”Oh, yes you can – because you can draw a line and lines make squiggles, zig zags, go up hills and down hills, make curves…make pictures. They’re all lines!
Part of the fun is process art: Experimentation, Exploring, Learning. The young artists gain skills that can be used to create amazing masterpieces as our instructors guide them, teach new methods and encourage them.
On any day at Art First our instructors engage our young artists in:
Experimenting with finger paints, foam paints, BioColor paints
Exploding elephant’s toothpaste, watching colors dance
Sculpting miniature worlds, rolling monsters, ice castles
Competing in the Art First Olympic Games
Listening to treasured books
Playing with snow dough
Constructing fairy doors
Making paper and Kokeshi dolls
Freeing a Lego Man from an ice berg
Constructing tree houses, chairs and shelves
Playing a game of crochet using pink flamingoes
Painting with wool, making colorful ice cream cone collages
Creating princess cone hats, knights’ helmets, hobby horses to ride
Stitching pajamas, walking the red carpet, building faerie houses that astound
Our instructors make art fun! They believe in their students. “Trust yourself, we do.” They are the heart and soul of Art First. They bring art alive!
They help children
Solve problems in different ways
Stretch their wings and “FLY”
They delight in the wonder in our young artists’ eyes. They delight in our young artists’ accomplishments and the pride swelling inside of each child. They are Art First. They are a team. They are A-MA-ZING!!!