ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS The Rahr-West Art Museum is pleased to be able to provide art instruction for the Home School Community. The Young Artists Group may be divided into multiple age groups, based on the number of participants, in order to ensure the best possible art instruction. The children will experience all areas of art, including painting and ceramic to name a few, using the Rahr-West Art Museum's permanent collection as examples of the various media. Rahr-West Art Museum members will receive a 50% discount on these classes.
HOME SCHOOL YOUNG ARTISTS TUESDAYS 2:00 - 3:00 PM 15 classes: Members $75 / Non-Members $150 Per Month: Members $30 / Non-Members $60
THE ART OF AUTUMN Instructor: Michelle Heraly-Bonde September 5th & 12th Scarecrows are fun and a great introduction to drawing the human figure with a relaxed attitude. It allows students to experiment with ink and watercolor.
September 19th & 26th Vibrant Autumn Leaves will be the result of incorporating art concepts and skills using color and texture in this multimedia project.
MIMICKING THE MASTERS using the Rahr-West's Permanent Collection Instructor: Heather Nelson October 3rd: Victor Vasarely, Zebra, Markers October 10th: Jack Beal, Pond Lily, Acrylic Paint October 17th: Julian Trevelyan, Banana Girl, Pencil and Patterned Paper October 24th: Marc Chagall, Le Cirque, Pastels
GERMAN BELLS Instructor: Michelle Heraly-Bonde October 31st & November 7th Germany gave the world the custom of lighting and decorating Christmas Trees. Students will create their own German Bell through the art of paper folding. These ornaments will be displayed as part of "Christmas in the Mansion".
HEX SIGN Instructor: Michelle Heraly-Bonde November 14th & 28th A circle containing symbols and geometrical patterns which decorated countryside barns made by the early settlers of Pennsylvania. Students will learn about this Folk Art and paint their own Hex Design.
TRADITIONAL VICTORIAN HOLIDAY ARTS & GIFTS Instructor: Heather Nelson December 5th: Traditional Victorian Ornaments December 12th: Pine cone Christmas Trees December 19th: Silhouette Christmas Scene