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 2018

Purchase a class pack to reserve your seat!

Fall Session I, Class Pack

SEPT. 10th - OCT. 19th

Make up week, Session I: Oct. 22nd - 26th

Enroll today while seats are available!

TO JOIN CLASS AFTER SEPTEMBER 10TH, please purchase a SINGLE CLASS. We will email you details to purchase the complete class pack once you’ve tried it out! If you’re interested in joining Session II, please email us to confirm availability. Must purchase the remaining classes to officially reserve your spot!

FALL Session II, Class Pack

OCT. 29th - DEC. 14th

Make up week, Session II: Dec. 16th - 21st // NO REGULAR CLASSES Nov. 19-23

*Fall Session II, now available for purchase

 

MORNING CLASSES

AGES 10 MONTHS - 5 YEARS OLD

 
 
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MINI MAKERS, Ages 10mo-4yrs.

Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-9:45am, Advance Registration Required

WEDNESDAY SECTION - SOLD OUT!

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $8 Per Class // with a Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

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.

 
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PETITE PAINTERS, Ages 2-3

Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:15-11:00am, Advance Registration Required

THURSDAY & THURSDAY SECTIONS - SOLD OUT!

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $17 Per Class // with a Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

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.

 
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MINI MUSICIANS with Kacey Velazquez

Mondays 9-9:45, Ages 1-4yrs., Advanced Registration Required

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $8 Per Class // with a Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

Our mini musicians will work with music teacher Kacey Velazquez to begin exploring music and their singing voices. Classes will include sing-alongs, live music, and movement & dance.

 
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PETITE PLAYERS with Kacey Velazquez

Mondays 10:15-11:00am, Ages 2-3yrs. with Parents

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $17 Per Class // with a Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

Our petite players will work with music teacher Kacey Velazquez to begin developing their musicianship and singing voices by exploring rhythm, melody, movement, and various instruments in songs in a structured class setting. Players will be invited to play real instruments brought to class.


AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES

AGES K - 12TH GRADE

 
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COURAGEOUS CREATIVES, 2ND-5TH GRADE

Tuesdays 2-3pm, Advance Registration Required

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $25 Per Class // with a Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

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.

 
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COURAGEOUS CREATIVES, K-3RD GRADE

Fridays 1-2pm, Advance Registration Required

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $25 Per Class // with a Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

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.

 
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AWESOME ARTISTS, AGES 3-6

Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm, Advance Registration Required

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $20 Per Class // Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

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.

 
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THE EXPLORERS, 1st-3rd Grade

Tuesdays 4:45-5:45pm, Advance Registration Required

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $27 Per Class // Make Up Week OCT 22-26 Session I ONLY

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.

 
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PORTFOLIO BUILDING, 3rd-5th Grade

Thursdays 4:45-5:45pm, Advance Registration Required

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Classes, $30 Per Class // Make Up Week OCT 22-26 

SESSION II Available TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS // CLASS PACK:  OCT 29 - DEC 14 with a Make Up Week DEC 17-21 // 6 classes, $30 Per Class *NO REGULAR CLASSES NOV 19-23*

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, 6th-12th Grade

Mondays 3:30-6:30pm or Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm, Advance Registration Required

SESSION I CLASS PACK:  SEPT 10 - OCT 19 // 6 Class, Prices Vary // Make Up Week OCT 22-26

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.

 

AP & IB PORTFOLIO PREP with Carrie Lancaster

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, Advance Registration Required

THIS CLASS REQUIRES FULL SEMESTER ATTENDANCE // SEPTEMBER 10th - DECEMBER 17th (14 Classes) 

Description: In this course, students receive support from Carrie Lancaster, an esteemed art teacher for 14 years and highly successful AP Art Studio Teacher for 7 years, to develop their portfolios.  Specifically, students will receive advice and guidance on their’ concentration and breadth pieces as well as practice to develop a broader language for descriptions and critiques. With support in all of these areas, students have the opportunity to earn passing or better scores in these Art Studio programs.

* This class is intended to support the work students are completing with their teacher in their school’s program.


WEEKEND CLASSES

AGES 10 MONTHS - 12 YEARS OLD

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

Fridays, 9:00-9:45am AND 10-10:45am & Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am, DROP-IN CLASS No Registration Required with Membership Only

Creative Play Membership: $30 for 6 Classes over 3 months! 

 
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DROP-IN KIDS CLASS, AGES 4-12

Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am & 11:15am-12:00pm , DROP-IN CLASS No Registration Required

Kids Art Class Membership: $60 for 6 Classes over 3 months!

FIRST KIDS CLASS FREE!

 
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FAMILY FUN NIGHTS with Sheri Bailey

Fridays, 4:30-6:00pm

September, 21s // Football Door Hangers

October 12th // Spooky Halloween Wreath

November 16th // Fall Door Hangers

December 21st // Snowmen Decorations

 
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Family Fridays! Storytelling and Artmaking with Marla Faith

Select Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm

Join guest teacher Marla Faith for one or more of her Family Fridays as she demonstrates the joy of storytelling and artmaking together. 

September 28th // The Quiltmaker’s Gift // Mandala Making

October 19th // The Golden Goose King // Making Flying Birds

November 9th // The Elephant and the 7 Blind Mice // Painting Elephants

December 7th // Eric Carle’s A Home for Hermit Crab // Creating Tissue Paper Beach Collages

 
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Family Fridays! Funky Pumpkins

Friday, October 5th, 4:00-6:00pm, Drop In (must arrive by 5:30 to have time to participate)

Materials: BYO Pumpkin // Painting and decorating materials provided

Small Pumpkin - $5

Medium Pumpkin - $8 in advance or $10 in studio

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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Family Fridays! Installations in the Park & Nature in the Studio

Friday, November 2nd // Installations in Fannie Mae Park, 3:30-4:30pm, FREE // Nature in the Studio 4:30-5:30pm, $5

Join us in the park for a FREE Artmaking for All Ages! It is our annual gathering inspired by Andy Goldsworthy to create installations using nature in the park. We’ll meet in Fannie Mae Park near the shelter next to the dragon :)

After the park, we’ll head to the studio where you can pay just $5 to create various art projects with nature! We will have various stations set up to create, though it is intended to be a drop by and create (taking no more than about 30-45min).

Hope to see you in the Park!

 
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Intro to Gingerbread Houses, Ages 8 & Under

Sunday, December 9th, 3:00-4:00pm, Registration Required // Ages 8 and under

Who doesn’t love a gingerbread house?!? Whether you prefer it to snack on or for decorations or both, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday season :) You can work on one house together or each have your own to decorate! Due to limited space, we ask that no more than one adult/child pairs attend per house.

 

Intermediate Gingerbread Houses, Ages 9 & Up

Sunday, December 9th, 4:30-6:00pm, Registration Required // Ages 9 and up

Who doesn’t love a gingerbread house?!? Whether you prefer it to snack on or for decorations or both, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday season :) You can work on one house together or each have your own to decorate! Due to limited space, we ask that there is no more than one participant per house.