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ART CLASSES IN
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Art Classes for Kids

If Music is not your child’s passion, you have the opportunity to enjoy a broad range of art classes at CFMA--both online and, as soon as circumstances allow, onsite in our state-of-the-art facility in Houston.

We have found that, in every child, there is already an artist. If your child has held a pencil or a crayon in her hand, she has already begun her exploration of art. At CFMA, our online art classes help your child channel that interest and discover a world of unlimited possibilities.

With all those crayons, markers, pencils, paper that have piled up in your family's "miscellaneous drawer," we can revive the artist in your child.

Our Art Lessons for Kids in Houston come with a variety of significant benefits, especially for children:

  1. Art nurtures creativity and problem-solving skills. That’s a no-brainer. In art, children create something--a drawing, a painting, or a sculpture--from nothing or from an idea they are developing.
  2. Creating art improves mental focus and attention span.
  3. Creating a piece of art is like a project from start to finish. With the guidance of their instructor, kids learn how to use discipline to work systematically and manage their art project from start to finish.
  4. Point 1 to 3 above combine to improve your child’s academic performance in school.
  5. Sculpting, drawing, and painting also develop a child’s visual and spatial learning skills.
  6. For young children in particular, creating art is also very beneficial in developing fine and gross motor skills. Remember when you were taught how to write by hand and how hard that was? Moving a pencil or paintbrush on a canvas to create meaningful lines and shapes requires great brain-hand coordination and the ability to control arm, hand, and finger movement. 
  7. Creating art boosts your child’s confidence and a sense of pride in personal achievement. At CFMA, we take this to a whole new level by offering two annual Houston Art Shows, where our Art Students have the opportunity to proudly display their work from their art classes for family, friends, and the general public.
  8. Creating art is incredibly enjoyable! It’s your child’s time away from the constant stream of negative news we hear these days, and a journey into a beautiful and peaceful fantasy world.
  9. Let your child discover their creative genius! The journey starts today!

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FALL 2020 THEMES

 
This autumn, imagine your child, immersed in artistic experiences, full of creative possibilities--from the inspirations to the types of materials used to learning more about nature, patterns, beauty and abundance. Thematic information is listed below. Join us on this joyful journey!
 

Read more about our Art Lessons for Kids in Houston:

September: Nature I

Kindergarten through Grade 2: Fabulously paint your favorite pet or animal--quirky, noble, whimsical, sleepy or even a bit mischievous at times! Try tempura paint pots as your material, as you learn how to arrange your artwork so that everyone in your family knows EXACTLY what inspired your painting!

Grades 2-3: Fabulously paint your favorite pet or animal--quirky, noble, whimsical, sleepy or even a bit mischievous at times! Try tempura paint pots as your material, as you learn how to arrange your artwork so that everyone in your family knows EXACTLY what inspired your painting!

Grades 4-5: Is there really a ratio that appears again and again in geometry, architecture and nature? Yes! The Golden Ratio! It can even be found on YOU! This mysterious phenomenon is also found in art. Combine this new knowledge, your imagination, your favorite animal as your inspiration and the material of your choice to give The Golden Ratio the recognition it deserves!

Grades 6-8: Is there really a ratio that appears again and again in geometry, architecture and nature? Yes! The Golden Ratio! It can even be found on YOU! This mysterious phenomenon is also found in art. Combine this new knowledge, your imagination, your favorite animal as your inspiration and the material of your choice to give The Golden Ratio the recognition it deserves!

*September Artist Birthday Recognition: Mark Rothko, 9/25/1903. Bonus project using proportion and color mixing. Mention Rothko Chapel in Houston.

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October: Nature II

Kindergarten through Grade 2: Make October a magical month for exploring changing trees and crispy, colorful leaves! Collect your favorite leaves from your yard of the nearby park. Then, create your own autumn celebration on paper with a rubbing of these leaves and crayons.

Outside project: collect leaves and do rubbing using crayons on paper.

Grades 2-3: Make October a magical month for exploring changing trees and crispy, colorful leaves! Collect your favorite leaves from your yard of the nearby park. Then, create your own autumn celebration on paper with a rubbing of these leaves and crayons.

Outside project: collect leaves and do rubbing using crayons on paper.

Grades 4-5:  What does autumn look like in your mind? Does it feature blazing fall colors of crimson, gold, fiery orange and deep purple? Learn about primary colors and how to mix them to make even more shades of the season! Use warm and cool tones to create your own unique autumnal watercolor landscape!

Grades 6-8: What does autumn look like in your mind? Does it feature blazing fall colors of crimson, gold, fiery orange and deep purple? Learn about primary colors and how to mix them to make even more shades of the season! Use warm and cool tones to create your own unique autumnal watercolor landscape!

*October Artist Birthday Recognition: Pablo Picasso, 10/25/1881

Bonus Project: flower vase still life using tempera paint and borax. Study texture and color.

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November: Nature III 

Kindergarten through Grade 2: November is a time that we say thank you, in our hearts, for the good things that we have gathered. Learn about still life art, as you draw a beautiful cornucopia. Your artwork can be the centerpiece for you and your family to enjoy!

Grades 2-3:  November is a time that we say thank you, in our hearts, for the good things that we have gathered. Learn about still life art, as you draw a beautiful cornucopia. Your artwork can be the centerpiece for you and your family to enjoy!

Grades 4-5: Harvest your water colors, acrylics and painting skills to create a lovely landscape with warm colors. Learn how to give your paintings that special touch through tone, value and shading. Then, set the tone at your family’s gatherings with the display of your new masterpiece!

Grades 6-8: Harvest your water colors, acrylics and painting skills to create a lovely landscape with warm colors. Learn how to give your paintings that special touch through tone, value and shading. Then, set the tone at your family’s gatherings with the display of your new masterpiece! 

*November Artist Birthday Recognition: Claude Monet, 11/14/1840

Bonus lesson- Impressionism, use of texture, brush strokes in landscapes and still life.

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December: Nature IV 

Kindergarten through Grade 2: Did you know that snowflakes are colorless? They are actually translucent--almost clear! Snowflakes have so many surfaces, and when light hits them, we see white...or sometimes even cool blue, if there is a lot of it on the ground. Learn how to make white paper snowflakes with many shapes and lines. Wow your family with your indoor winter wonderland!

Grades 2-3: Did you know that snowflakes are colorless? They are actually translucent--almost clear! Snowflakes have so many surfaces, and when light hits them, we see white...or sometimes even cool blue, if there is a lot of it on the ground. Learn how to make white paper snowflakes with many shapes and lines. Wow your family with your indoor winter wonderland!

Grades 4-5: Just as snow gathers on the ground, creating beautiful banks, your knowledge of the seven fundamentals of art has accumulated, creating a beautiful bank in your mind. You now know more than ever about line, shape, space, value, form, texture and color. Celebrate the season and artist inside you by creating a mixed-media memorable winter landscape for your entire family to enjoy.

Grades 6-8: Just as snow gathers on the ground, creating beautiful banks, your knowledge of the seven fundamentals of art has accumulated, creating a beautiful bank in your mind. You now know more than ever about line, shape, space, value, form, texture and color. Celebrate the season and artist inside you by creating a mixed-media memorable winter landscape for your entire family to enjoy.

*December Artist Birthday Recognition: Georges Seurat, 12/2/1859

Bonus Project- Pointillism landscape with winter colors. 

 
 

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