KIDS CLASSES

Whether you are new to Little Art House or you've been creating with us since we opened our doors in Hillsboro Village, we've got the perfect classes for you!

 

OUR APPROACH

OUR MISSION is to cultivate a learning environment for people of all ages to imagine, explore and create. OUR VISION is to bring creative opportunities to artists of all ages and levels across Tennessee.

As teachers in the public school system for years, we saw access to art and funding of the programs start to dwindle. We also saw a need for small, personalized class environments offering consistent classes with qualified teachers. At Little Art House, we are set up as a resource in Nashville to grow with your child from baby sensory classes to portfolio classes to help your senior prepare an AP portfolio.

P.S. Parents, we've got amazing classes for you too whether you are looking to learn a new skill or have a night out with friends. Check out our Adults classes!

 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

SMALL CLASSES. We keep our classes little by design so your child benefits from a personalized learning environment. Classes are limited to 8 seats. (Tip: book in advance! The word is out & we are starting to fill up quickly!)

QUALIFIED TEACHERS. All teachers have a degree in Art Education, Fine Art, or Child Development and have experience working with students of all ages.

PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION. Whether your child is working on the same project as other kids in the class or individualized projects in our Portfolio Classes, our approach is the same. Success is not always measured in the finished product but through the process of a fresh approach and new techniques learned along the way.

CONSISTENT CLASSES & MULTIPLE OFFERINGS. Our classes are weekly so your child can get into the rhythm of his or her creative process from drop-in classes on the weekend to weekly morning or after-school classes. Also, check out our Homeschool Classes, available now!

 

FALL SCHEDULE 2019

Back-to-School Class Pack

AUG 19th - SEPT 27th, 2019

Make up week, Sept 30th-Oct 4th

Once the Back-to-School Class Pack begins, book a single class to try out the class before the fall class packs start!

Fall Class Pack

OCT 21st - DEC 6th, 2019

Make up week, Dec 9th - 13th (Closed Nov 25-29)



MORNING CLASSES

AGES 10 MONTHS - 5 YEARS OLD

 
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MINI MAKERS, Ages 1-4yrs.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-10:15am or 10:30-11:15am in Studio B, Advance Registration Required

* Beginning with Fall Class Packs: Wednesdays 3:15-4:00pm, Advance Registration Required

A blend between Petite Painters and Creative Play, this class offers an opportunity for siblings or single artists of a broader age to join class!  Little artists are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and to create original works of art :) We will read a book, create a work of art and then have time for sensory play. This class is teacher lead but also requires more participation from adult accompanying the little artist. * Maximum of 6 per class

 

PETITE PAINTERS, Ages 2-4

Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30-10:15am or 10:30-11:15am in Studio A, Advance Registration Required

Little artists are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and to create original works of art! Each week we begin class with a book, then we move into a new, exciting art project resulting in a work of art to take home. This class is more traditional in structure and direct instruction from the teacher. * Maximum of 6 per class


AFTERNOON & AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES

AGES 3 yrs. - 12TH GRADE

 
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SCULPTORS, 2nd-4th Grade

*Returning for Fall Break Class Pack due to time requirement to complete projects

Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm in Studio A, Advance Registration Required

  Let's get messy with clay and paper mache! For this six week course, students will alternate between a clay project and a paper mache project. We'll spend the time building and then painting our creations with a total of two to three large pieces at the end of the time (perhaps more if we can squeeze it in :)). We're excited to add this to our class lineup!

 
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EXPLORERS, K-3rd Grade

Thursdays, 2:00-3:00pm in Studio A, Advance Registration Required

Description: Young artists are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and to create original works of art!  We will learn about a different artist and medium to create a new work of art. * Maximum of 8 per class

 
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EXPLORERS, 2nd-5th Grade

Mondays, 2:00-3:00pm in Studio A, Advance Registration Required

Description: Young artists are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and to create original works of art!  We will learn about a different artist and medium to create a new work of art. * Maximum of 8 per class

 
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AWESOME ARTISTS, AGES 3-6

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 3:45-4:30pm in Studio A, Advance Registration Required

Description: Young artists are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and to create original works of art!  Each week we begin class with a book and then move into a new, exciting art project resulting in a work of art to take home. * Maximum of 8 per class

 

COURAGEOUS CREATIVES, K-2nd Grade

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45pm and Thursdays, 3:45-4:45pm or 4:45-5:45pm in Studio B, Advance Registration Required

Description: Young artists are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and to create original works of art!  We will learn about a different artist and medium to create a new work of art. * Maximum of 8 per class

 
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PORTFOLIO BUILDING, 3rd-6th Grade

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm in Studio A, Advance Registration Required

Description: Artists will work with multiple mediums and subject matters to strengthen their technical skill and develop their artistic voice.  Projects for each student are individualized to suit the interests and goals of the artist.  Mediums include, but are not limited to, drawing with charcoal, pencil, oil pastel; painting with tempura, watercolor, and acrylic; printmaking; limited sculpture.  Students will work in a shared space with others of a similar age.

 
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PORTFOLIO BUILDING, 7th-12th Grade

Mondays or Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm in Studio B, with the option of 1hr or 2hrs, Advance Registration Required

Description: Artists will work with multiple mediums and subject matters to strengthen their technical skill and develop their artistic voice.  Projects for each student are individualized to suit the interests and goals of the artist.  Mediums include, but are not limited to, drawing with charcoal, pencil, oil pastel; painting with tempura, watercolor, and acrylic; printmaking; limited sculpture.  Students will work in a shared space with others of a similar age.

 

WEEKEND CLASSES

AGES 10 MONTHS - 12 YEARS OLD

 

DROP-IN, CREATIVE PLAY, AGES 10MO-3YO

Fridays or Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am & 10:30-11:15am in Studio B, DROP-IN CLASS with pre-registration available

Drop by with your little ones for some Creative Play!  We provide a variety of activities that will ignite curiosity and imagination.  Enjoy some time to explore, create and get messy with your babe in a space where you won't have to do any clean up!

 
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DROP-IN KIDS CLASS, AGES 4-10

Saturdays, 11:30am-12:15pm in Studio B DROP-IN CLASS with pre-registration available

Young artists are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums, and to create original works of art! Each week will be a new and exciting art project resulting in a work of art to take home.

Classes last 45 minutes.  Projects are for 4-8 year olds but can be modified a year or two upon request in advance.

 
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Mr. Bond's Science Guys with Little Art House

Fridays September 20, October 18, November 15, & December 20, 4:00-5:00pm or 5:15-6:15pm, DROP-IN CLASS, You can register in advance if you want to reserve your spot!

Who else thinks art and science are like peanut butter and jelly?! We are SO excited to welcome Mr. Bond's Science Guys to Little Art House for a super special partnership. Every third Friday of the month, we will host a special Family Friday that combines their love of science and our love of art. We have two sections, 4:00-5:00 or 5:15-6:15 and we welcome children ages 3 and up (drop off requested due to limited space)! For only $20 a participant, your kiddo can learn something new, leave with artwork, AND have a great time! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Family Masterpieces

Friday, September 28 or October 11, 4:30-6:00pm, Advance Registration Required

If you have been looking for an opportunity for your whole family to create together, look no further! We are excited to introduce our Family Art Masterpiece classes where each participant can actively work on the same large canvas or set of canvases that can be displayed proudly in the home upon completion.

 
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Funky Pumpkins!

Friday, October 4th, 4:00-5:30pm, DROP-IN CLASS (must arrive by 5:00pm to participate)

Come decorate your pumpkin for halloween! We’ll have paints, bling, pompoms, and more to decorate your pumpkin to the max :) This is great for families and friends of all ages to come create together!

 
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Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Installations in the Park with Nashville Tinkergarten

Friday, October 25th, 3:30-5:00pm, DROP-IN CLASS // This event is FREE!

We'll be in Fannie Mae Park near the dragon to find inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy and create installations with materials from mother nature :) We'll have bags, string and some extra pieces of nature to help gather what you may need to create your piece!

 

Thankful Turkeys

Friday, November 8th, 4:30-6:00pm, Advance Registration Required

Come create a fun Thanksgiving decoration that shows all the reasons you and your family grateful!  We'll be creating an interactive wall hanging that is made of felt and has places to add personalized feathers expressing what your grateful for this year.   This is a fun decoration that can become a tradition for your family for years to come!