Art in Needham, MA! with Karen Jerome Skillins

April Vacation Classes

Day Options for April 17th - 20th
Tuesday through Friday with a two day minimum. 

Time Options
Mornings, 2 time options:
9:30-12:00 or 10:00-12:00 

Afternoons, 2 time options: 
12:30-2:30 or 12:30-3:00

30 minutes extra for only a few days can work also. 
Please contact the studio with this request.

Payment
PayPal or Credit card can be done below.  Also, checks and cash are acceptable. 
Checks made out to Art in Needham.
Once payment has been received an confirmation email will be sent. 

Email or enclose the following information
1.  Student's name & age, and a cell phone number in case of an emergency

2.  Dates of week(s) & time of class

If you do not see an option that works for you, or want to check availability,
New StudioArtNeedham@gmail.com, 781/444.4804


(+30 min) April Vacation Art Classes





April Vacation Art Classes


Summer Art Classes 2018

Day Options
Monday through Friday
Monday through Thursday
‘Just’ Fridays
The option to attend fewer than four days (with the exception of ‘just’ Fridays), 
may be available on the Saturday before each week, if space permits.

Time Options
Mornings, 2 time options:
9:30-12:00 or 10:00-12:00 
Afternoons, 2 time options: 
12:30-2:30 or 12:30-3:00
30 minutes extra for only a few days can work also. 
Please contact the studio with this request.

Available Weeks beginning 
6/25, 7/1*, 7/9, no 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27
The week of July 4th will omit Wednesday and add Friday. 
Contact the studio with any questions. No classes the week of July 16th.

Email or enclose the following information
1.  Student's name & age, and a cell phone number in case of an emergency.
2.  Dates of week(s) & time of class
3.  Cash, check, PayPal or credit card (below) are accepted for payment.
     Checks made out to Art in Needham.
Once payment has been received an confirmation email will be sent.  

If you do not see an option that works for you, or want to check availability
New StudioArtNeedham@gmail.com, 781/444.4804 
I would suggest emailing first. Karen may be away most of May/June 
and will mostly be checking emails or a coordinator will be checking emails.

Art in Needham, 
56 Pickering Street, Needham 02492  

StudioArtNeedham@gmail.com


About the Studio
Students are encouraged to draw and paint from reference material that interests them while offering guidance toward improved drawing skills and color theory. Ages 8 to 15 for school vacations classes.  Ages 9 to 16 for after school classes.

This brochure is an example of one teaching method that is used with new students. I call it ‘training wheels’ for the new artists. It seems to work well for most.

A class usually includes a ten minute model sketch (the model being one of the students in the class). During the rest of the class, students work on their own projects at their own speed using media that may include watercolors, pencil, colored pencils, pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink and/or acrylics. Karen and the studio helpers work with all students. Drafting tables are separated to promote better focus. A large photo reference file is available with animals, landscapes, people, cartoons and more. Students are also encouraged to look through art books and still life objects for inspiration.

Spring Schedule

Monday 1:00 - 2:30, 3:00 - 4:30, one class
Spring: March no 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23 (I will be taking off March 5th)
Depending on the number of snow days, a few more classes may be added.

Tuesday 3:00 - 4:30, 4:30 - 6:00, 6:30 - 8:00 
Spring: Feb. 27, March no 6, 13, 20, 27,  April 3, 10 (I will be taking off March 6th)
Depending on the number of snow days, a few more classes may be added.

Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 only
Spring: Feb. 28, March no 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 (I will be taking off March 7th)
Depending on the number of snow days, a few more classes may be added.

Thursday 3:00 - 4:30, 4:30 - 6:00, 6:30 - 8:00 
Spring: March 1, no 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, (I will be taking off March 8th)
Depending on the number of snow days, a few more classes may be added.

April Vacation (4/16-4/20)
Two, three, four or five day options will be offered for this school vacation week.
Options: 10am - noon and 12:30 - 2:30pm.

To register/check availability for the 2017-2018 school year art classes, please send us an email at: StudioArtNeedham@gmail.com (New email address!) . Once you know there is space for you artist  on the day and time you request, then you may submit payment. PayPal or Credit card options are below.  A check or cash are also acceptend.  Please make sure to send an email with the student's name, age, the class time and day, and your mobile number in case of emergencies. Then an email confirmation will be sent.  



Spring Session Art Classes





(+30 min) April Vacation Art Classes





April Vacation Art Classes




Karen's Drawing Set
A great for gift, and travel treat for when you have the time to draw! The drawing set includes: 4H, 2H, 2B and 4B pencil, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 pink eraser, 1 pad of Strathmore bristol drawing paper (a better quality drawing paper), 1 pencil sharpener, 1 marker, 5 sheets of plastic, 5 pieces of removable tape, and the tutorial brochure, Draw with Karen
This brochure explains one of the ways Karen teaches at the studio. It has helped many learn to draw with more confidence and accuracy. You may learn a few helpful hints from Karen's tutorials on YouTube: Karen Jerome Skillins

Add-on Colored Pencils, $18
24 Prismacolor premium colored pencil tin
(Pencils can also be bought separately)

Add-on Pen and Ink set $15
Two pen holders and an assortment of  pen nibs, each with a different weight line, and 1oz. bottle of waterproof black ink. (Pen and ink can also be bought separately). If your purchase is being picked up at the studio, your shipping fee will be reimbursed.




Drawing Set & options


Pen and Ink Set
The pen and ink set has two pen holders with a selection of pen nibs (pen points) and one 1oz. bottle of Higgins ink. This set works well with the drawing set, or colored pencils.  The nice clean ink line can complement some artwork. Caution: When using the ink, please place the bottle in a shallow mug.  If the ink spills it will only spill in the mug and not on your rug!
If picking up at the studio, the shipping fee will be reimbursed!


Pen and Ink Set Options


Colored Pencil Set 
24 Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils 

This colored pencil set works well with the Drawing set, or the Drawing and Pen and ink set. If your purchase is being picked up at the studio, your shipping fee will be reimbursed.


Colored Pencils set options



The only thing needed is water! 
Karen's Watercolor Set 
Better supplies, better experience!

Included is Strathmore cold press watercolor paper (140lb.), nine 8 oz. Cotman watercolor tubes, (Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Pale, and Red Pale, Cerulean, Cobalt, Ultramarine, Alizarin, and Permanent Rose), a chart of the characteristics of each color, three brushes, a tutorial on the color wheel and how colors work with each other, a palette, and three brushes. 
More watercolor tutorials can be found on Karen’s YouTube channel, Karen Jerome Skillins

The drawing set would also complement the watercolor set. It would help with the drawing of the watercolor painting (the ‘skeleton’ of the painting). But this set is also fine on it’s own.
If you are picking up at the studio, the shipping fee will be reimbursed.


Watercolor Set


Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are valid for one year from date of purchase, in a class or workshop where there is room for the student.  The student must be between 9 and 15 years old. Students age out after their freshman year in high school. If you prefer another amount, please contact the studio.


Gift Certificate







Social Media/Portfolio

https://www.facebook.com/artinneedham

YouTube Channel: Karen Jerome Skillins