Arts in Action Visual Art Program, now in it’s 26th year, teaches a sequentially structured fine art curriculum that empowers students with a visual language, as a means of communication, that is fun to learn! Directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss a three-time Blackboard Awards Winner for Excellence in Fine Art Education, and Who’s Who in Art Education. Our after-school and Saturday fine art classes, private lessons, day-class homeschool groups,camps and vacation day workshops are designed to expose children to age-appropriate, fine art concepts, and skills, and a variety of exciting materials that working artists use in their art. We teach art that empowers children to communicate effectively through the foundations of drawing and painting!
In fine art classes for ages 5-11, students develop skills in drawing and painting through explorations of line, shape, and color. In portfolio development or PREP classes for ages 11-17, students refine their skills in drawing and painting. Eighth graders can focus on work applicable for auditions to specialized-art high schools (such as LaGuardia), and high school students can focus on college level portfolios. Evening, and day adult classes are also available. Our fine art summer camp includes weekly trips to an art museum where we will discuss, sketch, and be inspired by master paintings and sculptures! Back in the studio we create our works of art while learning the skills that working artists use in their own fine art.