SPRING CLASSES in each program listed below support many academic goals: portfolio development, enrichment, exploration, and early advantage studies.
COLORFUL POSSIBILITIES: Cherry Court Studios offers art classes tailored for the unique developmental needs of middle school, as well as portfolio development classes for high school. Classes meet once a week, 14 weeks per semester. Each class is 1 1/2 hours long. Students in grades 5 through 12 may also attend an optional 45 minute open studio each week.
For grades 5 and 6
Students entering grades 5 and 6 are invited to try our IMAGINE program. Classes engage students to expand their creative zone by exploring new possibilities in the areas of drawing, painting and sculpture. Spring semester, 2017, offers 7 exciting lessons including:
For grades 7 through 9
Students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 can begin our FUN-damentals of Design course called ART CHALLENGE, which expertly guides students through a sequentially arranged series of creative problems. While kids are having fun conquering new Challenges, they are gaining advanced creative, design, and vocabulary skills in the visual arts.
Students draw their way through early Challenges, paint their way through middle Challenges, and explore three-dimensional design in later Challenges. Inspiration comes from a diverse collection of artists, cultures and historic periods.
For grades 8 and up
Students entering grades 8 and older who have completed at least 12 Challenges can study ART & TECHNOLOGY. Classes explore Adobe Photoshop, turning ordinary photos into fantasy images. The remaining classes explore special effects in CorelDraw.
For grades 9 and up
Students entering grades 9 and up who have completed at least 12 Challenges may choose our advanced program INTENSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT. Students train their eyes to observe and record, while exploring the artist's role as visual poet. Students draw and paint still life, people, and environments.
For grades 10 and up
Upper School for high school students in grades 10 - 12 is dedicated to PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT. Studies include the completion of INTENSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT, CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF MEDIA, PERSONAL STYLE, and IN-DEPTH STUDY.
Cherry Court Studios is for kids who love to draw. Some Cherry Court students may become great artists, or enjoy long productive careers in the visual arts. But for those who don't choose art-related fields, creative skills are assets that last a lifetime.
Vanessa Anthony, NATIONAL GOLD KEY, (1 G) , grade 11
Leah Branstetter, (1S), grade 9
Teresa Davison, (1G), (1S), grade 8
Sharon Dong, (1 S), (1H), grade 10
Shirley Dong, (1H), grade 10
Makayla Eich, (1H), grade 8
Ana Granite, (1G), (2H), grade 8
Jenna Izydore, (1S), grade 11
Alex Lecce, ONE GOLD KEY PORTFOLIO, (1G), grade 12
Jack Martin, (2G), (1S), (1H), grade 10
Zain Mehdi, (1G), (1S), (1H), grade 12
Zehra Mehdi, (1G), (2S), (1H), grade 8
Eva Nypaver, (1G), (1S), (2H), grade 7
Ben Pietrusinski, (1G), (2H), grade 12
Lauren Rogus, (2 H), grade 11
Brooke Schmitz, (1G), (1H), grade 8
Beatrice Schneider, (1S), (4H), grade 7
Haley Studeny, (1H), grade 7
Akshaya Sudhakar, (1H), grade 9