The PAINTED Word
An Early Literacy ART Book Club for
What is "The PAINTED Word" Program at ArtReach?
The PAINTED Word is a literacy program that incorporates a "whole book" approach to learning where language, words, and pictures, creatively bring books and a love of reading into the daily lives of young, emergent readers.
What happens during a class?
Students are introduced to a different, age appropriate, book each week. The author and illustrator are introduced and defined as to their role in the book, and then we read. Sometimes together, with each child holding a board book version of the story so they may follow along. Sometimes we read as a group and point out sight words, pictures, and add sounds and movement to our experience. We ALWAYS make a connection to the ART! How do the pictures relate to the story? What is the style or technique the illustrator used? Can you make a connection to the words and/or the pictures? Can you create a NEW picture — a piece of Art — that shows how you feel about the story?
All of the classes allow the student to use THEIR own visual language to create an artistic interpretation of what they have read, how they see a character or character(s), or how they think the story will continue, in a CREATIVE, hands-on, process over finished product, ARTIST OWNED, age appropriate, encouraging environment.
Students will be experimenting with different art supplies, incorporating music, language, and movement, to taking work home in a "story" based portfolio of the books they have read over the 10 weeks.
SPRING FORWARD FOR FUN CLASSES
ART MAKING PROGRAM
CREATE A ZEN GARDEN
Join us after school to create a relaxing ZEN Garden as me Spring Forward with Drop-In ART Projects that celebrate the season! In this FUN class, students will make a zen garden using sand, rocks they may polish and paint, a small airless plant, and raked and tools to take home. We will learn a bit of the history behind these beautiful pieces, and how they can calm and relax us after a stressful day. This class is for ages 7 to 11 years, includes all supplies and instruction, and is ONLY $10 per ZEN Gardener. Type your paragraph here.
THE PAINTED WORD is FREE, but you MUST fill out the registration form on this page so we know you are attending!
ArtReach offers classes for students of ALL ages, in the fine art disciplines of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and sculpture, as well as classes in clay, sculpture, fibers, additional mediums, and mixed media.
Monday Morning MINI MONET Drop-In ART Class - Music. Motion. ART Making. More - For pre-school age artists 3 - 5 years, and their parents or caretakers (siblings are welcome too.) ONLY $5 per student/per class. Join us for some CREATIVE MORNING FUN as we DRAW with markers and crayons, and PAINT with brushes and bristles and our hands, PRINT with all sorts of cool shapes, and use different types of "clays" to make new pieces of sculpture.
ArtReach will provide t-shirts to cover your clothes, but we still suggest that you dress for a mess! All of our supplies are non-toxic, and all instruction is included. New Mediums. Early STEAM Learning is part of the program. Projects taken home every week,including a MONET Class Completion Certificate for every student. Hands-on. Process over finished product. Weeks of CREATIVE FUN!
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WORCESTER YOUTH PRESS PROJECT
Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00pm
February 4th - April 7th (10 classes)
LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2
$65 per student (includes all supplies and instruction)
For students age 11years to 17 years
We are so very excited to be offering the Worcester Youth Press Project for the very first time this fall! What is the WYPP? It’s a 10 week class for students in grades 5 - 12 that focuses on the skills and creative arts that go into publishing various independent print and online media projects.
Students involved in the Level 1 class this fall will:
- receive explicit instruction in various forms of written expression
- explore a wide variety of independent print and online media projects
- create original artwork using studio materials and online
- conduct interviews with local artists, athletes, musicians, journalists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs, other community members
- learn to use various programs in order to publish an independent project both online and in print
- plan and host a project release party and presentation
Students, this is an amazing way to learn how to get your creative voices, thoughts, and views out into the community using language, art, and technology.
Parents and teachers, this is an amazing way for your kids and students to receive explicit instruction and guidance practice in oral and written expression, organization, critical thinking, executive functions, and creative and journalistic arts.
LEVEL 1 Session is for students who have not taken WYPP Classes previously.
LEVEL 2 Classes are for students who have taken the WYPP LEVEL 1 Class and are looking to continue their publishing joint. Students will be using all of the skills they learned publishing their ZINE in the first class, and wiljlbuild on those skills.
Our MINI MONET Class is a $5 Drop-In Class where you may pay at the door. The Session dates are
KIDS STUDIO CLASSES
Draw, Paint, Print, Clay... AND MORE!
Our Spring 2020l series of classes in the Fine Art disciplines... and clay... AND MORE, will focus on process and technique, with each weeks projects designed around learning about an artist(s) from history, and being inspired by their work. Each student will create a portfolio of projects, with one that they choose to be in our Community Art Show on March 14th, 2020 at the Sprinkler Factory.
Ages 5 - 8
5:00pm - 6:00pm
$45 (4 Week Session/ALL supplies and instruction included, students will paint with inspiration from si different artists and techniques, with discussion each week about the history of the artist and the students own work.
TEEN ART LAB - Collaborative ART Classes
with local Artists from all disciplines, including opportunities to create, write, make, perform and show your work in a gallery environment
Ages 11 - 17
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE
This class is designed for teen artists wishing to grow their art experience through projects, collaborations, instruction, and showing their work. Discovering their Visual Language in a process over finished product, safe, creative environment.
Bring your ideas and let's create!
R.E.A.D. SATURDAY'Sat ArtReach!
THE PAINTED WORD
Saturday's April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
9:00am - 10:15am
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE for our youngest
artists age 3 to 5 years old with their parents,
grandparents, or caretaker.
Our TEEN ART LAB is FREE, but you MUST fill out the registration form on this page so we know you are attending!