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Art Studio for Kids

Art Studio for Kids  (Grade K-5)

Location: Burroughs Gym then Art Room
Lead Instructor(s): Mr. Chet

Course Description:
Art Studio for Kids
 (Grades K-5)

Burroughs Art Teacher Mr. Chet and Active Solutions are proud to present an after school program that turns art education into a genuine Art Studio adventure in the Burroughs Art Room. In other words: FUN! These classes are designed to keep kids engaged in learning activities while learning important, invaluable principals for lifelong Art Appreciation. Students will learn how to observe and see as an artist. They will learn how to look at an object, break it down into basic steps and draw it. We will also learn about negative/positive space, proportion, background, middle ground and foreground. Students will learn pencil, brush chalk, craypas techniques and proper use/care of these tools. Students may create a drawing, a water color painting, a craypas drawing of objects or use clay as means to express their thoughts. This class offers a fun creative artistʼs point of view. Please bring: Note for classroom teacher is required - stating your child is to go directly to the gym after school, snack to eat before each session and a water bottle. See course listing for other specific information.

Course Information

Classes meet in the Burroughs Gym after school to start, classroom teachers will escort your child from the classroom to the gym. Parents must provide classroom teachers a note stating that your child is to go directly to the gym after school. Students should bring their own snack to have before each session. Students that attend Minneapolis Kids and Rec Plus programs are welcome and encouraged to attend, these students will also be escorted to and from the gym. Active Solutions after school classes are open to any student from any school. If weather plays a factor, classes will be held in the gym and alternative activities will be played; classes will not be cancelled or rescheduled. If MPS cancels all district after school classes for any reason; Active Solutions will need to cancel all classes and they will not be rescheduled (Ski & Snowboard Club is the only exception). Students should register for the grade they are attending this school year, 2023-2024. If a child receives regular one on one type services throughout the regular school year, Active Solutions requires the parent to provide similar one on one type services throughout the duration of any Active Solutions camp or class. Parents will be required to schedule and pay for any fees associated with facilitating a service provider for their child. See course listing and course descriptions for other specific after school class information.


*** Very Important *** Please text/call Pat anytime at 612-802-7882 or email Pat at or Pete anytime at 952-212-7290 or email Pete at if your child will not be attending any given session, we want to make sure all of our students are accounted for. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll need to contact each of your phone numbers until we reach you. Please understand, we take your child’s safety very seriously.