Is your child the next Picasso or Van Gogh? 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?
Recently, I took my two children (ages 5 and 7) to Roseville’s Blue Line Arts for their Super Sunday Art Academy. It was a great way to get them out of the house when it was raining and it gave me a few hours of well needed “mom time”.
During their Academy session, they spent 3 full hours under the supervision of knowledgeable staff who helped them create “winter masterpieces” for our home. They were surrounded by other children who had a passion for art and who were all eager to learn the special techniques they needed to create their works of art. I was a little skeptical on how they would keep my 5-year-old son engaged the entire time- but, I quickly found out that they do take several breaks for snacks, and to “get the wiggles” out if needed. It ended up being a perfect winter Sunday afternoon for both of my kids!
Every month they host a different theme that the children will be working on. Through January, they will be working on “Art of the Globe” and will be learning about art forms from many different cultures. They will take a “trip” to Asia, Africa and South America to discuss artistic traditions and create different art projects based on those cultures. In February, they will be celebrating Black History Month and the activities will be focused on teaching children about African-American artists from different time periods, then creating art projects in the styles of those artists.
Not only do they offer the Super Sunday Art Academy, but they also offer Spring Break Camps, Homeschool Art Programs, Girl Scout Saturdays and Birthday Parties! And if you don’t have a family that is very “hands on” and creative- you can always pop into the studio to view the art on display or take one of their guided tours to learn about the artists and the creations on display. Every 3rd Saturday of the month, the studio is also open for an Art walk and reception.
Prices for each of these additional programs can be found on their website. When I took my children to the Super Sunday Art Academy, it was only $8 per kid (that is the “Non Member” price). For 3 full hours of art education for my children (and a little break for mama) – it was worth every penny!
Roseville Blue Line Arts is located at 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100 (916) 783-4117