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Fine Arts Classes 
Ages 5 - Adults

Drawing, painting, anime, photography, mosiacs, sculpture, and more are offered through our short courses for children ages 5 through adults. Our class sizes are small and provide excellent instruction by professional artists.

Class Descriptions

Collierville Arts Academy is proud to offer fine arts short courses and private instruction in a variety of areas including drawing, painting, sculpting, and more.  

Our instructors are professional artists who enjoy sharing the joy of creating art with their students. Class sizes are kept small so each student will receive excellent instruction and courses include all the necessary materials.  

Fine Arts Discovery Class - (ages 5-7) - .This is a delightful introduction to the fine arts for our youngest artists age 5-7.  They explore different types of media from pencils, chalks, oil pastels, watercolors, to acrylics, clay, mosaics, fabrics, beads, papers, crafting and much more.  A wide variety of projects will give students experience working on traditional, abstract, and dimensional art in a variety of themed lessons.   

Drawing - Beginning (ages 8-12) - A short course aimed at developing sketching and drawing skills for young artists. They will use a variety of objects and subjects to spark creativity and imagination while using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure, and more. They will create many sketches and finished drawings on subjects that range from still life, landscapes and animals. All materials are provided.

Drawing - Int/Adv. (ages 12+) - This is a short course aimed at expanding/deepening sketching and drawing skills for young artists. They will use a variety of objects and subjects to inspire creativity and imagination while embracing traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students refine the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure, and more. They will create many finished drawings on subjects ranging from still life, landscapes, fantasy, and animals. All materials are provided.

Painting - Acrylics & Watercolors (ages 9-up) - Calling all painters! This is a short course in acrylic painting where students ages 8-11 will learn the in's and out's of acrylics. Students will get to know the basics and explore many different techniques with blending colors, paint consistency, brush styles, and much more! They will complete several finished paintings showcasing the skills learned in class. All materials are provided, however, students should wear a smock or clothes so they can get messy!  

Anime & Comics (ages 9-up) - This is a layered drawing class combining the stylistic considerations of the anime-look with the story-telling techniques of comic framework. Want to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, you will go through a process of reinforcing sketching skills, building detail to create unique characters, experimenting with inks, color markers, and more! Explore cartoon drawing techniques to better understand how to convey comic style or develop ideas for a character and storyline. You will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that you'll sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.

Drawing & Oil Pastels Media-Combo (ages 8-12) Combining the beauty of oil pastels with the fun of sketching unlocks the inner artists within each participant! In the course, students will learn about color, texture, blending colors, and composition while using a variety of objects and subjects to spark the artists creativity and imagination expressed using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure techniques, and more. All materials are provided, however, students should wear a smock or clothes so they can get messy!

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