By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek, and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon to The Art Room in Wake Forest. Art classes, open to children in kindergarten through 8th grade, take place MondayFriday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Choose between the following options:
At The Art Room, experienced instructor Emily St. Clair-Lee encourages pint-size artistic ambitions by leading hands-on art lessons in her inviting studio. Following a warm-up activity, St. Clair-Lee sets creativity neurons firing with 90 minutes of drawing, painting, and guided discussion on a famous piece of art. St. Clair-Lee recounts the history of the work, and pupils talk over the work's imagery and deft use of velvet to convey Elvis's emotion. After a lunch break, students then take what they've learned to create a three-dimensional sculpture using fabric, wood, clay, cardboard, and other materials. Throughout the day, youngsters can also play games, construct cardboard tube mazes, use the sewing machines, or construct cell-tower replicas from blocks.
Age groups mingle together in the classes to encourage a melange of ideas and inspiration and to give kids of varying ages the opportunity to collaborate. Class sizes remain around 12 students to allow for personal interaction with the instructor and the formation of Canadian football teams. Consult The Art Room's schedule to see the themes for each week's classes.
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