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Weekly art classes for children ages 4 to 12. Located in Eugene, Oregon. In operation since 2001.
An article about the school: Creating masterpieces at any age
Our main visual arts course offered to all students is Composition. Step by step our program introduces different aspects of composition, as well as provides training in various media techniques, drawing, painting, sculpting/modeling, and applied arts. Basics of art theory and history are also folded into the program. The small group size of 3-6 students per class, allows students to benefit from personal attention and well-tailored instruction. Each student receives individual assignments and can progress through the course at his or her own pace.
In addition, we offer focused training in academic drawing, specific art-media and applied arts, as well as master classes with different artists and visiting instructors. Teenagers have an opportunity to participate in an Apprenticeship Program, working with established artists on a variety of projects.
Our school is open seven days a week, year-round, thus allowing families and instructors to create flexible individualized schedules according to each person’s needs and interests. Students may sign up for a regular one hour-a-week Composition course or an extended specialized curriculum.
We are a student-oriented school with new classes added regularly, based on our students' requests. We strive to motivate young artists to advance their proficiency in visual arts through high-quality training steeped in a long-standing European tradition, combined with rich educational opportunities.
The school regularly organizes art exhibits at local venues to showcase children's work. We encourage our pupils to participate in regional art contests and international art exchanges.
Over the years our students have been recipients of numerous awards, including prizes at events such as the annual art contest at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Lane County Fair, Coos County Fair, and Coos Art Museum.
The founder and principle art-instructor Anastasia Savenko-Moore has the rare gift of bringing to light the amazing treasures of child's imagination. Anastasia started her professional life as an
artist and theatrical set designer in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been teaching visual arts to young children as well as teenagers in the USA for more than 15 years.
With gentle guidance from the art-instructor children select their own subjects for their paintings. A child may work on each art piece during several sessions - making sketches, imagining a composition to tell a story, and realizing it in color. Young artists often mix paints and pastels, sometimes finishing their works with markers/pencils to add more details to the final version.
We never ask our students to copy posters!