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Class Descriptions

These are the classes for 2017

Registration Opens June 19, 2017

When you go to register, if the class that you selected is not there, that means that the class is full.

Please plan to register early for best selection.

K-1 Classes:

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  • *NEW*: Skippyjon Jones: Hola dudes! If your head is too big for your body and you know that you are secretly a chihuahua, then this class is definitely for you.  Make arts and crafts related to the fun book series Skippyjon Jones and act out some of the best parts of the book.
  • K-1 Painting: Swirl the colors and try your hands at painting, this class will offer a chance to use different types of paints and a variety of materials.
  • Guided Drawing: Be amazed at what you can create with this fun class.  Students will learn step by step how to create fantastic works of art.
  • Sensory Arts and Crafts: Get your hands (and maybe your feet) dirty with this fun class full of play-dough, finger painting and much more. Please expect your child to get dirty during this class.
  • Arts & Crafts: This class offers a little bit of everything, expect lots of fun and many different types of art materials.
  • Edible Art: In this class, you can draw on your cake and eat it too. Playing with your food has never been this fun. No nuts are used in this class, but please let us know if your child has an allergy to any types of foods. There will be an additional $7 fee for this class.
  • Lego Art K-1: Come build with us, this amazingly fun class it totally awesome and uses our favorite bricks to make remarkable art.
  • Books and Art: Back by popular demand, make your favorite book characters come to life in this fun class, using ideas from popular children’s books to make art.

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  • Jedi Training:  Young padawan’s, come experience the light and the dark side of the force in this fun class battling the evil republic.  Build your own light saber (foam of course) and learn the ancient ways of the force, you may even learn to pilot a TIE fighter or two. There will be an additional $5 fee for supplies for this class.   This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.
  • Princess Ballet: Back by popular demand! Flit and float and imagine you are a ballerina on a grand stage.  This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition
  • *New* Transformer Pop ‘n Lock, Sponsored by Ms. Viv’s School of DanceAutobots unite against the evil Decepticons, this fun class will have you moving like a transformer and saving the world from the Decepticons! This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.

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  • Fancy Nancy: Prepare yourself for glitz and glamor with the fancy girl herself, dress up, twirl around and maybe there will be a tea-party or two. There will be an additional $5 fee for this class. This is not a performance class.

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  • We’re off to see the Wizard: Explore the music of Wizard of Oz during this fun class full of musical games and activities. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 29th at our Exhibition.

2nd & 3rd Grade Classes:

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  • *NEW*: Skippyjon Jones: Hola dudes! If your head is too big for your body and you know that you are secretly a chihuahua, then this class is definitely for you.  Make arts and crafts related to the fun book series Skippyjon Jones and act out some of the best parts of the book.
  • STEAM: We’re adding art to STEM and making STEAM this summer.  Try your hand and science, technology, engineering, ART and math. There will be an additional $5 fee for supplies.
  • Drawing 101: This class teaches the beginnings of line and form, shading and shaping.
  • 2-3 Edible Art: This class is not just for the younger kids, you can play with your food and make beautiful art with it too.
  • Science and Art:  Become a creative mad scientist in this fun class that mixes science and art to make beautiful and interesting works of art.
  • Picasso meets Van Gogh: Every child is an artist and in this class, each child gets to experiment with different techniques used by the master artists Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Lego Art:  Come build with us, this amazingly fun class uses everyone’s favorite bricks to make incredible art.
  • Pipe Cleaners & Popsicle Sticks: This fun class will explore all the ways you can build with pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks, you may even use them to build your own fidget spinner.
  • Water Bottle Art: What can you make with a water?  Come explore all the ways you can use a water bottle to make amazing art.
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  • Check back next year for writing classes.

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  • Jedi Training:  Young padawan’s, come experience the light and the dark side of the force in this fun class battling the evil republic.  Build your own lightsaber (foam of course) and learn the ancient ways of the force, you may learn to pilot a TIE fighter or two. There will be an additional $5 fee for supplies.   This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.
  • Tap! Sponsored by Ms. Viv’s School of Dance: This class will get your toes tapping and your feet moving. Tap shoes will be available this year for this class, we will contact you prior to the festival to get shoe sizes for your child. There will be an additional $10 fee for shoes. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.

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  • Magical Musical Theater: Join our amazing production of “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast. Great for both boys and girls, this is a combination of our regular theater classes and our Mixed Broadway class. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.
  • We’re off to see the Wizard: Explore the music of Wizard of Oz during this fun class full of musical games and activities. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 29th at our Exhibition.
  • Theater Games: This fun class will explore all the ways that actors prepare to take the stage.  This is not a performance class.

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  • We’re off to see the Wizard: Explore the music of Wizard of Oz during this fun class full of musical games and activities. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 29th at our Exhibition.
  • Ely Idol: Calling all singers! Ely Idol casting call will be at the White Pine Children’s Art Festival, July 27th-July 31st. Embrace your inner rock star like the hit TV show, American Idol. This class focuses on singing, with limited choreography.This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.

4th-6th Grade

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  • *NEW* Mixed Media Art: We’re excited to welcome back guest artist Jill Cook.  This year she will be teaching an amazing art class focused on using different types of medium and techniques.
  • *NEW* Art Adventure: Try a variety of different techniques in this fun art class.
  • *NEW* Painting: Learn the skills of painting with local artist Aubrey Carter.
  • *NEW* Physics and Art: Use the principles of science and motion to make amazing art.
  • *NEW* Painting around the World: Learn about different artist and different techniques used around the world.
  • STEAM: We’re adding art to STEM and making STEAM this summer.  Try your hand at science, technology, engineering, ART and math. There will be an additional $5 for supplies.
  •  Printmaking: Much like stamping, this class will teach you to make your own stamps and make beautiful prints for cards and pictures.
  • Linda Eldridge Memorial Sewing School Presents Sock Monkey’s, Sock Sloth’s and Sock Dragons, sponsored by the Linda Eldridge FamilyThis class will leave you in stitches! This class focuses on learning to make your own sock monkey, sock sloth or sock dragon.  Each class will only make one sock animal, there will be an additional $10 fee for supplies.
  • Lego 4-6: Come build with us, this amazingly fun class uses everyone’s favorite bricks to make incredible art.
  • Picasso meets Van Gogh: Every child is an artist and in this class, each child gets to experiment with different techniques used by the master artists Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Drawing 101: This class teaches the beginnings of line and form, shading and shaping.
  • Home Means Nevada: Celebrate over 150 years of the state of Nevada, this class will teach students all about traditional leather working.
  • Cooking 101: Brought to you by local professional chef, Henry Draney, this class will focus on learning the basics of creating delicious dishes. Because of the cost of supplies, there will be an additional $10 fee for this class.
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  • Check next year for amazing writing classes.
 

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  • Tap, Sponsored by Ms. Viv’s School of Dance:  Your toes will really be tapping in this fun class.Tap shoes will be available for this class, we will contact you about shoe sizing prior to the festival. There will be a $10 fee for this class. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.
  • *NEW* STOMP: Get your body moving with this fun class that uses a variety of elements to make amazing sounds! This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.

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  • Theater Tech Crew: This class will help prepare all the sets and costumes for “Belle”, from Beauty and the Beast,  performed by the Magical Musical Theater class.  They will learn about make-up, costume and set design.
  • Magical Musical Theater: Join our amazing production of “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast. Great for both boys and girls, this is a combination of our regular theater classes and our Mixed Broadway class. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.
  • Theater Games: This fun class will explore all the ways that actors prepare to take the stage.  This is not a performance class.

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  • Ely Idol: Calling all singers! Ely Idol casting call will be at the White Pine Children’s Art Festival. Embrace your inner rock star like the hit TV show, American Idol. This class focuses on singing, with limited choreography.This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.
  • *NEW* Ukulele: Find your inner islander as you learn this fun instrument.  There will be a $20 additional fee for this class. This is a performance class, this class will perform on Friday, July 28th at our Exhibition.

 

7th & 8th Grade Intensives

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Our 7th and 8th Grade Intensive classes are 1 hour and 40 minutes long.  They focus on providing an intense art experience with enough time to accomplish an amazing work of art.

  • Mixed Media Art:  Welcome back guest artist Jill Cook! This fun intensive will focus on learning a variety of art forms with a variety of different mediums.
  • Cooking 101:  Join professional chef, Henry Draney, as he teaches you all about the techniques of making great food and art of cooking.
  • Lego Movie Making: Write, direct and produce your own movie in this fun class.
  • Fractal Fantasy: Learn to make fractals and other number based art activities.

 

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