1. What are the Qualifications for enrollment?
No prior experience is required; the classes are open to anyone between 5 year old to adult.
2. What is the class duration and frequency?
Classes meet once per week, 1 hour per class. Students will enroll in a fixed class day and time.
3. Do you allow make up classes?
Yes, students are allowed to make up classes. They may schedule to attend any other class to make up classes with advanced notice. See terms and conditions.
4. What type of mediums does the school have to offer?
Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil pastels, chalk pastels, Markers, Graphite, Charcoal, and Prismacolor pencils. Kids will learn different techniques with each medium as well.
5. Why does it take several weeks to finish one project?
Kala Art Studios emphasizes quality over quantity. Most art projects will take minimum 2 full classes to complete. While other art projects may take up to 4 classes or more depending on the difficulty and size of the paper or canvas. Kala Art Studios believes great art takes time to develop. The project may be more difficult do to the varying degrees of details, shades and type of medium being used.
6. How long does it take for my child to improve?
This is a difficult question to answer because each student learns at a different pace. Artistic improvements in our students can happen as quickly as a few lessons. Feel free to Speak to the teacher for more input
7. What can I do to speed up their learning?
For younger students (age 4-8), buy coloring books that show characters and landscapes using simplified shapes. Children have an easier time understand less complicated shapes. It is helpful to have your child try to draw the characters from the coloring books as practice and not just use it to color.
For older students (age 8+), we recommend a sketch book be purchased. Have children draw things they see around the house and outside. Ask the teacher to advice on what projects or things they can do at home to improve.
8. When will my child be ready to move up to Mastering Art?
The major difference between Basic Drawing and Art confidence and Mastering Art lies in the student capacity to understand 3-D space and many other basic ideas such as simple color theory and proportional relationships. Usually students are more able to relate to these theories when they are about eight years in age. The instructor is attentive to each students growing ability and will usually recommend the student to move to the upper class when the student is ready.
9. What is the difference between ART CONFIDENCE and MASTERING ART?
Usually teenagers or advanced students are in Mastering Art. The classes are combined, but instructor will increase the level of difficulty of projects, and teach more conceptual and advanced ideas.
10. What is the student:teacher ratio?
The maximum student: teacher ratio is 6 to 1.
11. Can students seek help for art assignment and contests from their schools?
Of course! Instructor will be more than happy to help.
12. Are there any refunds?
There are no refunds.