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Exploring Art Through the Eyes of an Artist

Exploring Art Through the Eyes of an Artist

Six Tuesdays: January 23 - February 27; 3:30 - 5pm

Instructor: Lauren Volk


This 6-week course for kids (ages 6-12) is a fun, hands-on approach to learning about art. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half after school and learn about a new artist every week. Through videos, slideshows, and weekly projects, students will learn about a wide range of unique artists, their art, and their contribution to the history of art. Students will be encouraged to explore their own creativity in a positive and supportive community.

In “Exploring Art Through the Eyes of Artists,” students learn the basics of drawing and painting and have the chance to experiment with a variety of art techniques. Multiple separate art projects give students the chance to try everything from creating clay sculptures to painting minimalist landscapes to putting together a photo montage.

By building on their current skill level through hands-on practice, students will learn about color, shape, texture, space, value, line, composition, and perspective.

Weekly artists/projects:

  1. Relief printings: Artist, Katsushika Hokusai / Japanese woodblock
  2. Mixed media painting: Artist, Gustav Klimt / Tree of Life
  3. Abstract painting: Artist, Piet Mondrian / geometric abstraction
  4. Landscape painting:  Artist, Georgia O’Keefe / landscapes and flowers
  5. Photo Montage: Artist, David Hockney / collage
  6. Drawing/collage: Artist, Jeff Koon’s / balloon dogs         

Instructor: Lauren received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. She has taught at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; Palo Alto Art Center; and Vita Art Center, Ventura.                    

Fee: Members $210;  Non-members $240

Plus $35 materials fee paid directly to instructor on first day of class

Where: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato (building behind Beso Café)



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Cancellation Policy: Fees are due at time of registration. You may cancel up to one (1) week prior to start of class/workshop and the fee, less $25 for processing, will be refunded to you. Should MarinMOCA cancel a class/workshop, you will receive a full refund.

Should you cancel less than one (1) week prior to a class or workshop begins, you will not receive a refund of any portion of your registration fee. There are no refunds for individual classes that are missed within a monthly series.