Kids Studio of Fine Arts

Kids Studio of Fine ArtsBy Heather Crivellone

Is your child the next Picasso or VanGogh?  Do they spend hours coloring pictures and making artwork?  Or are you looking for a way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of Art and may be searching for something other than coloring books to peak their interest?

At the Kids Studio of Fine Arts in Roseville your child can learn everything from the basics of drawing to more complex and expressionistic styles of drawing and painting.
They offer classes for children between the ages of 4 and 18 and have many classes available throughout the week.

If you are looking for an unique birthday party idea- they can host a party such as “Mini Monet’s”, “Let’s Paint” and “Drawing Parties” for your child.  This would not only make for a fantastic birthday memory, but the skills they will learn during the class they will have for a lifetime!

I had the opportunity to visit the studio with my 4 year old boy and watch while he took the class “Getting Ready” for children ages 4-6.  In this class, they are taught the basics of shape and color recognition while learning the basics of color mixing and application.    I was extremely impressed with the instructor and how she was able to get the children to focus and create a picture with using basic shapes and designs.  My son, who has mastered the art of “stick people” and “happy faces” was able to create a picture that literally looked like a real Chameleon (what they were actually trying to make!). 

I know this may not sound like a huge accomplishment…but when they broke it down into simple processes for these children and explained how a triangle or a circle can be used and developed into a larger picture- it was amazing to see what they were able to create!   I’m not sure what I was actually more impressed with- the fact that they were able to get the young children to sit quietly and focus or that the pictures actually looked like what they were supposed to look like!  For a mom with a highly rambunctious 4 year old son… It was the best 40minutes of my week (not to mention I have some beautiful artwork now on display).

This summer they will be hosting Summer Camps for children ages 6 and up.  Some of the camps that will be offered are:  “Painting with Acrylics”, “Fashion Design”, “World of Fantasy”, “All about Horses”, and more.
I wish they had programs like these when I was a kid-  I remember spending my summer days watching Bob Ross on PBS and trying to make my watercolors look like the paintings he did.  Most of the time, I just made a mess and my mom would yell that I had paint all over her tables! 

So, if you are anything like my mom was and terrified of having the watercolors and chalk all over your living room- I highly suggest checking out the Kids Studio of Fine Arts in Roseville and letting the trained instructors help your budding Picasso’s learn how to express themselves creatively and in an environment that is inviting to the young artists.

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