If your kids need a creative outlet this fall, Social Studio has you covered! The art studio in Roland Park is offering a variety of experiences for kids that fit families’ ever-evolving needs in the time of COVID. From virtual still-life drawing lessons to preschool paint-and-plays, they have something for every kid!
On Sundays and Tuesdays, preschoolers ages 3-6 can head to the studio for 45 minute paint-and-play sessions. This is a drop-off program, so parents can run a quick errand or grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks and decompress for a bit while their child is guided through fun art projects with their peers. Groups will be small (only 4) and activities limited in order to follow Covid-19 safety measures.
School-age kids can get in on the studio fun, too! The September in-studio programs for kids ages 7-12 focus on arts integration across a variety of disciplines. Each day of the week, kids will engage in a different art activity while learning academic concepts and content in the areas of math (Tuesday), social studies (Wednesday) , language arts (Thursday) and science (Friday). Programs take place in the afternoon and families have the option of enrolling for the entire month or paying a drop-in rate for a single session. Masks are mandatory for studio sessions.
If you’d rather not venture into the studio, kids can still take advantage of Social Studio’s online instruction. On Monday afternoons, big kids (ages 8-14) can hone their drawing skills their “Flowers and Still Life” class. They are offering a Sketchbook: Architechture Club on Wednesday afternoons that’s only $10 per session for kids ages 6 and older. Students will get a common prompt and individual feedback. Each class will have a different exploration and inspiration to help kids develop drawing and creative thinking skills. On Thursday afternoons, kids ages 7-13 can take an Art and Art History online class that will help them develop drawing skills and art appreciation while looking at art around the world. On Friday mornings, kid ages 5-10 can learn to draw plants and animals. The class is inquiry driven and mixes science, social studies, and art while kids learn to draw insects, fish, their own backyards, and more.
Tweens and teens can explore faces, proportion, and perspectives during the online Fix Your Face class on Friday afternoons. Major themes investigated during this program include distortion, observational drawing, expression self-portraits, and cubist constructions.
To see the Studio’s full schedule, check out their website!