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    . . .class descriptions

    Sarah   Age 12

    Emily   Age 10

    Nina  Age 10

    About the Techinque

    Monart School of the Arts' philosophy is based upon the methodology described in the books Drawing with Children

    and Drawing for Older Children & Teens by Mona Brookes, founder of Monart Institute. In a non-competitive environment students are taught that there is no right or wrong way to draw. Students will be taught to recognize the 5 basic elements of shape and combine them to create realistic drawings. All classes, Getting Ready, Basic, Intermediate/Advanced, and Acrylic, are on-going month to month.


    About Getting Ready

    One Hour

    4-1/2 - 6 year olds

    Getting Ready Drawing is an introduction to representational drawing directed to the attention span and motor coordination of the 4-1/2 to 6 year olds. The students are guided through a step-by-step lesson of an object, animal, or character. The class draws each element of shape as the teacher describes them. They are asked to identify each element of shape before they begin drawing. The instruction also includes guidance about length, placement, distance between elements, and how the shapes interact with each other. Children master the ability to recognize the 5 Basic Elements of Shape and combine them to create drawings.


    About Basic

    One Hour

    7 - adults

    As the student matures in their abilities, they can move up to Basic Drawing classes. Here the students move through the instructions as in the Getting Ready class, but there are added details, requiring more dexterity and thinking skills. When a child is able to draw independently, a test drawing is done to show their level of ability. It is then that they may move up to Intermediate classes.

    About Intermediate/Advanced

    One & One-Half Hours

    9 - teen - adults

    The Intermediate/Advanced Drawing class is for ages 9-teen-adults. After learning the basics, students are able to work more independently and develop their own personal style. Using different mediums, such as graphite, pastels, color pencils and watercolor, emphasis is on technique and creative approaches to their art. As the student's skills grow and mature, we challenge them to work in various forms of artistic styles, emphasizing perspective, proportion, and patience to develop advanced techniques and abilities.

    Acrylic Painting

    One Hour Forty Five Minutes

    9 - teens & adults

    Our Acrylic Painting class is for students 9 years old to adult. This class will focus on learning the various techniques of this versatile medium. Admission to this class will be determined by the student’s skill level.

    All materials for the class will be supplied by the studio. 


    Class size will be limited to 6 students.

    Adult Art Class

    Two Hours


    This on-going class is for adults.  Each student will choose the subject matter for their piece, and work on their own using references. The instructor will spend time one on one to help with proportion, design, and exploration of technique of the various media.  All materials for the class will be supplied by the studio. 

    THURSDAY   10 am - 12 noon


    Class size will be limited to 6 students.

    Colleen  Age 13