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2424 Clement St
Btwn 25th & 26th Avenues
San Francisco, California 94121
Creating​: Fantasy World (pencil, watercolor, paint)
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 4 - 7 years old
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Teacher Kelly

What you'll learn in this kids art class:

They are curious and self-confident, open to new ideas, and certain about what they like. They are what many adult artists dream to be.

We find it very important for young artists to know that Fine Art is not about just following step-by-step instructions.

We teach them to create something brand new, using the endless resource of their imagination.

All they need is encouragement and advice, which we are always happy to provide.

​Each lesson covers an important art concept, needed for fluent representational drawing and painting. It is combined with short intro to a cultural phenomena: a style, and epoch, or a single artist. Students get to create their original artworks from scratch within the guidelines of the topic. Each topic can be adjusted to a variety of skill levels.

We start a lesson with a short lecture and demonstration (live in studios, pre-recorded for online lessons). Teachers provide advice, help, correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.

Our curriculum covers all major art concepts, such as drawing humans, animals, portraits, landscapes; working with watercolor, acrylics, pastels, pencils, and clay. Some of our instructional videos can be found on youtube for free, available for public use. However, we believe that comprehensive artistic development is impossible without teacher's custom guidance and feedback.



  • set of acrylic paint (at least these colors- black, white. red. blue. yellow, green. brown, orange, purple). Recommended brand - Basics by Liquitex
  • watercolor paint, preferably in dry pans form. Recommended brand - Artist’s Loft by Michaels. Set of soft pastels. Recommended brand - Artist’s Loft by Michaels

Drawing Medium:

  • regular HB pencil
  • eraser
  • optional: set of graphite pencils of different softness (2H, H, B, 2B, 4B etc)
  • colored pencils. Recommended brand - Prismacolor
  • optional: markers. Recommended brand - Copics
  • liners or sharpie pens


  • brushes - flat and round (pointy). Use separate brushes for acrylic and watercolor paint.
  • wooden clay sculpting tools
  • paper plates for mixing paint
  • water bucket or cup
  • scissors
  • glue stick


  • Air-dry clay - white. Recommended brand - Crayola
  • Oven baked clay - white. Recommended brand - Sculpey
  • Modeling clay - multiple colors. Recommended brand - Claytoon


  • painting boards or mixed media paper, 8’’x10'’ or bigger - good for acrylic paint, coloring pencils, markers and graphite pencils.
  • canvases, 8’’x10’’ or bigger - for acrylic paint only
  • watercolor paper, 8’’x10’’ or bigger - for watercolor paint
  • sketchbook or loose sketch paper (printing paper is ok) - any size
  • construction paper (multiple colors), 11’’x14’’ or bigger


"World Around Us"


"Drawing​: Fauna (pencil, watercolor)"

Week of June 28- July 4

Drawing  butterflies, beetles, millipedes, and spiders (understanding symmetry, anatomy of insects. Working on small precise details).

Week of July 5-11

Drawing snakes, lizards and dragons (understanding anatomy of reptiles, drawing scales).

Week of July 12-18

Drawing birds (understanding anatomy and feather positions for flying and sitting birds).

Week of July 19-25

Drawing cats and dogs (understanding anatomy and postures of the animals. Drawing fur).

Week of July 26-August 1

Drawing see creatures (fish, octopuses, jellyfish), and painting them in watercolor.


"Creating​: Fantasy World (pencil, watercolor, paint)"

Week of August 2-8

Creating a fantasy animal.

Week of August 9-15

Creating a fantasy location.

Week of August 16-22

Creating a fantasy person (day 1).

Week of August 23-29

Creating a fantasy person (day 2).

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
Monthly payments are not refundable. No fee adjustments due to missed classes - please schedule make up for a class you missed. In case of serious illness or other issues that don’t allow a student to participate in class for a long period of time, the payment may be transferred to another month.

Summer camp payment can be refunded in full if you inform us a month prior to start date of the camp.


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