Fine Arts


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 recieve excellent instruction and most courses include all the necessary materials.  

You can see all of our fine arts short courses schedules online and you can register and pay short-course fees online.  Please call our front desk at 901-861-7001 for answers to any questions you may have about our fine arts curriculum. 

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


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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 ins and outs 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 that are safe to get messy!  


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Anime & Comics (ages 9-up)     A combo class combining the stylistic considerations of the anime look with the storytelling techniques of comic framework.  Wanting to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style?  In this course, students 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 their comic style and develop ideas for a character and storyline.  Students will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that they will sketch and complete with inks.  All materials are provided.

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Drawing & Oil Pastels Combo (ages 8-12)  Combining the beauty of oil pastels with the fun of learning to sketch will unlock 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.  Students should wear clothing that is safe to be messy in! 

Sewing - Sew What! (ages 10+) -  Grab a needle and some thread and get ready for Sew What! our sewing and crafting short course.  Students will learn to sew a button, fix a rip, and create adorable stuffed plushy characters and more!  All materials are provided. 


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