STUDIO HOURS

  • MONDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • TUESDAY
    CLOSED
  • WEDNESDAY
    CLOSED
  • THURSDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • FRIDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • SATURDAY
    11:00 - 6:00
  • SUNDAY
    11:00 - 6:00

STUDIO CLOSED

  • MOTHER'S DAY
    May 14th
  • MEMORIAL DAYS
    May 27th - 31st
  • SUMMER BREAK
    July 1st - 31st
  • LABOR DAYS
    Sept. 3rd - 5th
  • HALLOWEEN
    Oct. 29Th - 31st
  • THANKSGIVING
    Nov. 24th - 28th
  • CHRISTMAS
    Dec. 20th - Jan. 7th
  • VALENTINE'S
    Feb. 18th - 21st
  • SPRING BREAK
    April 3rd-7th
  • EASTER
    April 15th-16th

CURRICULUM

WHAT WILL WE BE STUDYING

TECHNIQUE BASED

Art students will learn several techniques and materials since supplemental exercises are provided to improve skills.

PROJECTS & EXERCISES

Each project takes time & is founded on the new mediums and techniques that we are studying.

INDIVDUALLY TAUGHT

Each art student starts at their own level & is taught individually while in a group based on their age.

DISTINCT LEVELS

Each level is attained through hard work and commitment, consequently the art student earns privilege and respect.

CREATIVITY

Creativity is nurtured through the expression of differing systems of abstraction at the art school.

ACCURACY

We develop accuracy through the meticulous study of geometry & science to achieve realism

UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S IN STORE

The art school’s curriculum per art class emphasizes three different aspects of art. These three facets are: techniques, concepts and materials.

 

The curriculum is structured so that the three emphasized aspects of art are introduced to the student beginning with the easiest to comprehend & utilize. Gradually the student is exposed to more difficult materials to harness and concepts to grasp. Gradually the student will develop skills within the easier levels and be better prepared to work within higher levels of difficulty.

 

The curriculum gradually evolves per student depending on the interests, natural tendencies & talents of the individual student meanwhile continuously introducing them to new techniques, styles and artistic theories.

I prefer to keep our curriculum private between the parents, students and assistant teachers rather than display them on the site. I have spent a very long time developing the courses and structure and am unwilling to share them directly through this website. However, I will gladly speak to each parent and student individually to let them know in what direction the student will be journeying through art.

 

The techniques however are closely intwine with the materials we use. There are multiple techniques that exclusive towards one material or art tool. Through the curriculum and materials, the student will learn all that there is to know about art. The only arts I have left out are the art forms of glass blowing and some printing methods that I hope to be able to provide to the students in the near future.

Projects are based on the techniques, materials, and concepts that the student is concentrating on at that time.

 

Our studio uses several worksheets per section in order to develop the students comprehension of the lesson and to perfect the technique. Once the technique and concept is appreciated and comprehended, then we move our attention towards creating a unique project utilizing the new skills and tools the student was learning.

 

A project at Oam Studios often takes at least 12 classes to complete. This varies from student to student though and may take shorter or longer. As projects become more complex, the time to complete will naturally take more time as well. Nothing is made well without time and care.

Accuracy VS. Creativity. This is a subject that is often brought up while discussing the program with parents.

 

We believe in nurturing creativity and developing accuracy. Our program is designed to fluctuate between the creativity and accuracy. Although our first project is creative by nature, its emphasis is in accuracy of the techniques. The second project then focuses highly on accuracy with a creativity within the understanding of technique.

 

At first, the projects are more inclined towards accuracy so we can develop hand coordination, good muscle memory, and so that the student starts to be visually aware of differences between what is thought, drawn, and seen.

 

As the student progresses through the curriculum, creativity becomes more of the focal point since now the students have the technical ability to express their imagination, creativity and dreams.

MATERIALS

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MATERIAL LIST

1
Pencil
2
Pen
3
Color Pencil
4
Chinese Bamboo Brush
5
Ruler & Protractor
6
Acrylic painting
7
Quill Point Dip Pen
8
Chiseling
9
Block Printing
10
Papier-Mâché
11
Ceramics
12
Oil Painting
13
Computer Graphics
14
Pastels & Oil Pastels
15
Lost Wax Technique
16
Adire Cloth Dye
17
Sewing

ART LESSONS IN SESSION

We are accepting new students through out the year.

 

Please click below to set up a trial class and register.

 

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