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Art Classes in Boise — Back Gate Studio

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Back Gate Studio offers local Art Classes in Boise, and Art Camps, too! Teens, kids, preschoolers and families can enjoy drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting, weaving, glass painting, collage, ceramics, family craft workshops and week-long summer art camps for kids.

Back Gate Studio Art Classes in BoiseWe provide a supportive atmosphere for exploring, creating and broadening the art experience beyond the regular school classroom. Students develop the self-esteem that comes with accomplishment and learn to see things with an artist’s eye. We encourage your personality to shine through your art.

Consultation and design for Art Auction Fundraisers also available.
Most classes are held at the Dry Creek Mercantile in Hidden Springs/Boise, ID, unless otherwise noted.
(payments accepted by cash, check, Paypal or credit card please)

ART CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes are held during the school year. Look for Summer Camp info in March 2018.
Mondays 4:15-5:30  —  Art Class for students of The Village Charter School, Boise, ID (Grades 1-8) Explore beginning drawing skills along with an introduction to basic art vocabulary. Lessons are based on the elements of art, principles of design, and even a bit of color theory. Kids express themselves through their drawings, learning to draw by using recognizable shapes. We will use graphite, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage. (13 wk session: $117).

Tuesdays 3:40-4:40  —  Sept.5-Oct.24, 2017 — Ceramics for Kids — (Ages 6-14)  Learn hand-building techniques to create fun & useful projects through pinch pot, coil forms, and slab construction. Objects will be glazed and fired with food-safe paints and glazes, and we’ll experiment with other finishes, too. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. (8 week session, $175) At the Merc.

Modigliani style portraits-Back Gate Studio

Kids’ Drawing Class–Modigliani style portraits

Wednesdays 3:40-4:40 — Sept.6-Oct.25, 2018 —  Kids’ Drawing Class (Ages 6-14)  Projects are tailored to ability and enthusiasm! Beginning drawing skills will be explored along with an intro to basic art vocabulary. Children will be exposed to the elements of art, color theory, & learn to draw by using recognizable shapes as they develop their skills (8 wk. session, $125) At the Merc.

             or  Kids’ Art Class — (Ages 6-14)  Projects may include drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, printmaking, collage, and food art! Children will be exposed to basic art vocabulary and the elements of art as they learn to express themselves through their creations. (8 wk. sessions, $125).  At the Merc. These two Wednesday classes are in alternating sessions–contact us for current schedule. 

Thursdays 2:45-3:45 — Art Class for students of Rolling Hills Public Charter School, Boise, ID (Grades 1-8). Explore beginning drawing skills , along with an introduction to basic art vocabulary. Learn the elements of art, principles of design, and even a bit of color theory. Kids express themselves through their drawings, learning to draw by using recognizable shapes. Class held during school year. 10 week sessions.Class is held in the Cafe at Rolling Hills Charter School.)

Drawing at Back Gate Studio's Preschool Class in Boise, ID -Oil Pastel

Little artist–BIG concentration! (Hayley’s oil pastel Hearts. Photo credit: K. Bruce)

Tuesdays 10:30-11:15am  — Preschool Art! — (Ages 2 1/2 – 6) Developmental art lessons — lots of fun — lots of giggles — lots of engaging arts experiences! 8 week session: $89   At the Merc.

  • learn about shape, color, line and texture and develop perceptual abilities
  • practice fine muscle control & strengthen hand-eye coordination
  • practice patience and self-control (that paper needs to dry!) and,
  • experience success!

Contact us with any questions, or if you’d like to start an art class at your school or organization.

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Art Instructor: Barbara K. Balkin. See her bio here.

*Schedule is subject to change. Please check here for current events, class information and photos, or email us at backgatestudio@ymail.com.

Bring your imagination and be ready to
explore, create and achieve!