Monday, March 13, 2017

March / April, Friday Evening Art and Pizza Classes

March 24, from 6-8:30pm ages 8-14, $35 fee
Spring Bunny!
This fun Bunny is ready for spring!
The students will design their own background patterns and paint with acrylic on canvas.
Some ideas are stripes, polka dots, carrots...
They can also add a hat or sunglasses to give their Bunny some personality.
All art supplies, 2 slices pizza, fruit snack and water will be provided.
Please email to reserve your spot and to get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis. mklart@zoominternet.net


April 7 , from 6-8:30pm ages 9-15, $35 fee
Egg Designs!
We will look at Ukrainian Egg examples and talk about patterns, colors and symbolism.
Then the students will design their own egg to paint on canvas.
You can see other examples at the link below.
All art supplies, 2 slices pizza, fruit snack and water will be provided. 
Please email to reserve your spot and to get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis. mklart@zoominternet.net



April 21 , from 6-8:30pm ages 8-14 $35 fee
Colorful Giraffes
We will draw our giraffes, pick a color combination and design a border and paint.
All art supplies, 2 slices pizza, fruit snack and water will be provided. 
Please email to reserve your spot and to get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis. mklart@zoominternet.net


Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 Summer Art Camp Schedule


2017  Summer Art Camps

Kinder Art- ages 5, 6, 7  
Students have fun using simple shapes to draw, paint and design. We will find inspiration from books and the world around. This is a fun hour of art!
Session 1 - $90 July 24-28, Monday – Friday, 10 – 11:15 am

Exploring Art- ages 7, 8, 9,10
Classes will explore drawing and painting techniques using a variety of materials and subject matter. Each session will be different. Supplies & snacks provided.
Session 1 -  $165 June 19-23, Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 12:30
Session 2 -  $165 July 17-21, Monday-Friday, 9:30 – 12:30
Session 3 -  $165 July 31-Aug 4, Monday-Friday, 9:30 - 12:30 pm

Exploring Art - ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Classes will explore drawing and painting techniques using a variety of materials and subject matter. Each session will be different. Supplies & snacks provided.
Session 1 -  $165 July 17-21, Monday-Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Session 2 -  $165 July 31-Aug 4, Monday-Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Teen Exploring Art- ages 12 and up 
Classes will explore drawing and painting techniques using a variety of materials and subject matter. Supplies & snacks provided.
Session 1 - $165 July 24-28, Monday – Friday, 1 to 4 pm

Exploring Cartooning- ages 10 - 14
Classes will explore fundamentals of cartooning using simple shapes, action lines, expression and color. We will also make our own character/armature and explore ways to use them. Email if your student is outside the ages for consideration. Supplies and snacks provided.
Session 1 -  $165 June 19-23, Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Exploring Animation -update for 2017
As most of you know, my sons work in the animation industry in California and have come back to teach these fun animation camps. This year, because of work, they do not think they will be able to come back to teach. On the slim chance that anything changes, I will email those that are interested. Email me to be put on a contact list.

Friday Evening Art and Pizza - ages 8-14, $35
Email to be put on a notification list for new projects emailed monthly.

Registration is now open!
Email mklart@zoominternet.net to make your reservation and request a registration form. Classes will fill on first come first serve basis.

www.room101art.blogspot.com to see student work and new class info.

Maria Leysens marialeysens@gmail.com  - 724-816-9636  -  www.mklart.blogspot.com
Room 101, an Art Studio in Mars in our tenth year offering art classes. We are located across the street from the Mars Post Office at 225 Crowe Ave, Mars, PA 16046 off the back parking lot.


Room 101, an Art Studio in Mars is a private studio not affiliated with any school district.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fall Art Classes to begin soon

I will be starting the fall art classes at Room 101, an Art Studio in Mars the end of September.
Please email me to save your spot and I will send out a registration form and schedule. 
The class schedule and pricing will not change from last year.
I will add the Friday classes as soon as I can.

Take this extra time to enjoy the last bit of summer and settle into class/school schedules.

I am looking forward to another great year at Room 101 and helping your students develop their artistic voices.

Thank you,
Maria Leysens
mklart@zoominternet.net


Art Class Schedule
Classes to start mid to late September


Exploring Art- ages 7, 8, 9, 10  -- Tuesdays from 5 to 7 pm, $110 /month of 4 classes
Exploring Art - ages 10, 11, 12, 13  -- Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm, $110 /month of 4 classes
Teen Exploring Art- ages 13 and up -- Thursdays from 6 to 8pm, $110 /month of 4 classes

Exploring Art does just that. We use many different techniques, mediums, subjects and ideas. This is a class that gives the student a lot of hands on experience with some wonderful results.

Friday Evening Art - ages 8-14  -- Art, Pizza and Friends, will continue as I have time to add them. Please email to be put on the contact list. Prices vary per project.

www.room101art.blogspot.com to view student work
Classes run from September to June. Please commit to at least two months. A thirty-day notice is required for any students looking to leave for another activity so that I can fill the spot.
Registration is now open! Email mklart@zoominternet.net to request a registration form.

Maria Leysens   mklart@zoominternet.net   www.mklart.blogspot.com

Room 101, in our 10th year, is located across the street from the Mars Post Office. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Watecolors and ink, rhythm and patterns, teen class

I wanted to share a project the teen students did at the end of the year. We used a longer format watercolor paper and the students had to come up with a subject that twisted, interacted or looped together down the page. Then we added some diagonals so that the students could think of color or value changes for interest. Using white and black ink for patterns and textures was the icing on the cake. What a wonderful job they all did!












Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday Evening Art Classes for April and May


Friday April 22, From 6 to 8:30 pm, $35 fee for ages 8-14
Lighthouse (Marblehead, Ohio)
We will learn how to paint sky, a simple lighthouse, the ground and simple trees.
Using step by step teaching, all the students will do a great job!
(I will have the simple shapes pre drawn on the canvases to help the students get the right proportions)
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Art supplies, 2 slices pizza, Welches fruit snack and water will be provided.

Email to reserve your spot and get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.










Friday May 6, From 6 to 8:30 pm, $35 fee for ages 8-14
Large Oil Pastel Cupcakes
We will learn how to draw cupcakes using simple shapes and shading.
The students will learn about observation, light direction and oil pastel techniques.
They will be able to pick their heavy background paper color and the paper is 17x22 inches.
Art supplies, 2 slices pizza, Welches fruit snack and water will be provided.

Email to reserve your spot and get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.












Friday May 13, From 6 to 8:30 pm, $35 fee for ages 8-14
Flip flops on the beach
Say hello to summer time with a beach project.
We will use patterns to design our flip flops and use various painting techniques for the water.
The students will use patterns and various painting techniques to make it their own.
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Art supplies, 2 slices pizza, Welches fruit snack and water will be provided.

Email to reserve your spot and get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.













Thank you,
Maria Leysens
mklart@zoominternet.net
Room 101, an Art Studio in Mars
Located across the street from the Mars Post Office

Map quest 225 Crowe Ave, Mars PA 16046 and drive to the back parking lot.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Costumed Pets, ages 8-13 and ages 7-10

We took pet portraits and painted them in historical costumes that found in various art books.
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

 my example























Pet Portraits, ages 8-13

These pet portraits were done with acrylic paint on stretched canvas in one Friday evening. The students looked for the simple shapes to draw the animal on paper for practice. And then together we drew on the canvas to paint.








Lemons and Color Bounces, ages 10-12

This was a nice quick project that gave the students a chance to see how colors and light bounce between two objects.

my example