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*Cool Cats Summer Drawing Flex Camp Ages 8-12

Cats, Kittens, Kitty- no matter what you call them they are pure joy to draw. This camp will inspire students to try new techniques with their art, helping them to be more creative.
Ms. Niki
121 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
8-12
year olds
1-10
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Aug 8 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Mon Jul 25

Jul 25 - Aug 22 (4 weeks)
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Fri Aug 5

Aug 5 - Sep 2 (4 weeks)
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Fri Aug 12

Aug 12 - Sep 9 (4 weeks)
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Fri Aug 19

Aug 19 - Sep 16 (4 weeks)
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Fri Aug 26

Aug 26 - Sep 23 (4 weeks)
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Fri Aug 26

Aug 26 - Sep 23 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Oct 10 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 19

Sep 19 - Oct 17 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 26

Sep 26 - Oct 24 (4 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

My goal is to help us take our own art less seriously while also taking art in general more seriously. Students will learn that growth in a subject matter such as art comes from repetition and breaking larger more complex drawings into simple shapes. My goal is always to increase student’s confidence levels, help them see mistakes happen and can actually be good sometimes, and that art is a great relaxation activity. Students will walk away from this class with a variety of new creative skills, from drawing techniques, to knowledge of famous artists and art styles, to the basic elements of art. 
Art and Creativity are what get me through the day. The joy that creating provides is something that should be shared and explored by all! 

I have been teaching in one aspect or another all my life, from helping in Sunday School classrooms as a teen to teaching my own classrooms at 18. I was a lead teacher for a Preschool prior to having my own family. Once I had children, I was organizing local families into craft clubs and field trips. It was only natural that we chose to homeschool. When I struggled to find a curriculum that would work well with my very hands on son and my visual daughter, I set out to create my own. This curriculum is still on the market 18 years later and being used in homeschools and classrooms across the world. 

I believe all learning styles can be taught in the same space in most cases and you will find that 99% of my classes are project based for the reason. Putting the learning into the hands of the students helps retention and instills a love of learning.  I teach for enjoyment and want my students to also enjoying the learning process, you will not find me teaching to a test or requesting memorization of facts. I will find fun and creative ways to get kids learning without them even realizing it most of them time. Some may call it arts and crafts, but I guarantee you your students will love it and they will learn and more importantly retain the information being taught.
With 20 years of experience teaching my own children at home I am well versed in a multitude of subjects and ages but my passions lie with the Preschool – Elementary age groups and in the arts and sciences and now i share that passion and creativity with anyone willing to listen.

I’ve been focused on teaching within the arts and life skills categories within my local homeschool community and am super excited to bring these classes to Outschool. I have seen so many students show growth and development in the 5-7 years they have been taking my class and can’t wait to share that with your students as well. 

I have always felt that art was important. I did not always know how to put it into words necessarily, but I realized early on that it always left me in a better mood than when I started. With our current “social distance” orders, my views on the need for a creative outlet have gone from thinking they are important to knowing they are ESSENTIAL. We need to create our own happiness and when at all possible share that joy with others. 

While we are all struggling to process our thoughts and fears, our kids are also struggling to put into words what they are feeling. ART CAN HELP. It can become a way to slowly work through thoughts and feelings. Sometimes a feeling is easier expressed in color or shape than in words. And art does not always have to be in the form of a painting or drawing, but a visual representation of what they’re learning. Check out my class listings to see how many different ways arts and crafts can really be learning.
-	Any type of quality art paper or sketchbook
-	Pencil and Eraser
-	Ruler
-	Markers, Gel Pens, colored pencils, and or waterpaint (Students can use any medium they’d like)
-	Water Resistant Black Fine Point black marker such as Extra Fine & Fine Tipped Sharpie
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Ms. Niki
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Create, Inspire, Repeat! We all have an inner artist, you just have to look sometimes.
121 total reviews
325 completed classes

About Me

About Me:

Art and Creativity are what get me through the day. The joy that creating provides is something that should be shared and explored by all!

I have been teaching in one aspect or another all my life, from helping in Sunday School... 
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