Art Conservatory Classes

Elementary Art Studio (Grades 3-5)

Thursdays, 4:15-5:30pm @ Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

This comprehensive in-depth course has a primary emphasis on exploration of the elements and principles of art. With a focus on various media (such as pencils, acrylic paint, clay, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, watercolors, and clay) studies will include 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional art works. Students are given the opportunity to explore and create meaningful works, as well as development of their creative problem-solving skills. Students will create abstract and realistic art works while exploring a variety of techniques for defining space. While continuing to develop technical skills, students will also begin to understand how to develop their own personal voice in their work of art.

Middle School Art Studio (Grades 6-8)

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45pm @ Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

With a focus on 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design issues, students will learn to make purposeful decisions about how to use the elements and principles of art in a creative and integrative way. In this course, students will explore idea development, creative use of media, and address abstract, observational, and inventive art works. Art production may include painting, mixed media, clay, pastels, and watercolors with a focus on the search, experimental, and development of ideas. In addition, this course is designed to give students the opportunity to dive deeper and experiment more with light and shade, line quality, composition, illusion of depth, drawing facial expressions and rendering of form. Different art styles, artists, and techniques provide the foundation for this class. Learn art and have fun!

High School Art Studio (Grades 9-12)

Mondays, 4:15-5:45pm @ Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

This class will focus on refining skills in figure drawing, painting with acrylic, watercolors, mosaics, and jewelry. In addition, students will create works of art with clay utilizing the processes of hand building, as well as slip and glaze techniques. They will be introduced to pinch, coil, slab, and wheel-throwing skills and contemporary designs for sculptural forms. Students will make functional forms on the potter’s wheel. They will create bowls, cups, plates, vases and explore different techniques to add a more decorative and personalized style to their work.