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Classes 2024-2025

Imaginarium art classes for kids, Dallas, Texas

Our classes follow a 36-week long curriculum. However, students may be added at any time, based on availability.

Classes for 2024-25 session begin August 12, 2024 and end on May 23, 2025. We follow the DISD base calendar. We are closed the week of Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas,  a week in March for spring break and all other school holidays. Each student builds a portfolio of work to exhibit at our end of year show. This year our show will be on May 31, 2025. Class sizes are 16 students maximum, and two teachers per class. 

Tuition is prorated and billed on the first of every month.

If you don't see a class listed in the registration portal, that means the class is full. Please click​ the link below to be placed on the wait list.

Preschool Art

Monday 2:30-3:30

Saturday 10:00-11:00

Ages 3-5

Must be toilet independent

Through lessons that allow students to imagine, discover and experiment, our Preschool Art class focuses on cognitive development, fine motor skills, enhancing art language and literacy, and supporting social and emotional skills. The pre-school class promotes independence, verbal and non-verbal expressions of ideas and feelings, and supports the preschool aged child’s eagerness to learn. With an emphasis on the five senses, our preschool classes are an introduction to the art making process. A wide variety of mediums, processes, artists and tools are explored in preparation for elementary art, in a fun, age-appropriate setting.

Preschool Lego Robotics 

Wednesday 2:30-3:30

Ages 3-6

Must be toilet independent

Using Lego Education tools, we'll link STEAM instruction to real world experiences through play.  Lessons help prepare preschool and kindergarten students for school and life, by building confidence and social skills, all while igniting their STEAM journey with legos! This class will encourage children's natural curiosity and desire to explore and investigate the world of early science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Art I

Monday (waitlist), Tuesday (waitlist), Wednesday (5 spots) and Thursday (waitlist)  3:40-4:40

Monday 4:50-5:50 (waitlist)

Kinder-2nd grade 

Our art classes seek to spark creativity. We encourage students to make messes, try new things and become confident in their artistic endeavors. Through fun and engaging lessons, students work in a variety of mediums, including, pencil, ink, paint, oil pastels, clay, and textiles. We explore different art periods, artists and cultures. Students build on prior learning, and deepen their knowledge and understanding of art, all while discovering their own artistic and creative voice. Students will produce a portfolio of work that includes original designs, based on the lessons that we study.

Art II

Tuesday and Wednesday 4:50-5:50

2 years of Art I or  3rd-5th Grade

Students in Art II, will be challenged to take their art making skills and self-expression to the next level. While building on the foundation of Art I, they will begin to meaningfully apply the elements of art, principles of design, and expressive qualities throughout the art making process. Students will develop and expand visual literacy skills using critical thinking, imagination, and the world around them. Through analyzing and studying art history, cultures and other artists, students will gain useful skills in critical evaluation and response to art. Creative careers and industries will be explored. Projects in both 2-D and 3-D will be created, using clay, fibers, paint, pencil and pastels, along with a variety of tools and other mediums.

Drawing, Cartoons and Graphic Design 

Monday 6:00-7:00

2 years of Art I or  3rd-5th grade

Throughout history, artists have been telling stories with images. From the cavemen, to early newspapers and advertising, to modern day social media and websites. Cartoonists and graphic designers know how to say something, often with very few, or no words. In this class, we’ll explore this history, then, we’ll design and tell stories with images, drawings and pictures, both by hand, and using technology. We’ll look at careers and creators, from the fields of advertising, web design, gaming, virtual, and augmented reality.

Sculpture, Clay and Three-Dimensional Forms

Tuesday 6:00-7:00 

2 years of art I or  2nd-5th grade

In this class, students will focus on creating works in three-dimensional form. We’ll sculpt in clay, build with wire, wood, and other mediums. We’ll study famous sculptors throughout history, like, Rodin, Calder and Koons. The history of sculpture will be explored, with an emphasis on exposure to the variety of mediums and tools that are used in the creation of three-dimensional art.

Architecture and Interior Design (waitlist)

Wednesday 6:00-7:00

2 years of Art I or  3rd-5th grade

This class is designed for aspiring designers and architects. Throughout history, from the Egyptians to modern day skyscrapers, architects and designers have influenced how we live and work. In this class, through artistic projects and materials, we'll explore how these masterpieces are built and why. Then, we'll use our imaginations  to design and build a model and a vision board, for our own dream houses of the future.

Sewing and Fiber Arts

Thursday 4:50-5:50

2 years of art I  or  2nd-5th grade

This class focuses on the creation of art through fibers. Students will create original works using both ancient and modern techniques in weaving, needle felting, embroidery, and quilting, through hand sewing and simple machine sewing. We’ll study famous fiber artists, like Navajo weaver Naomi Glasses, quilter Faith Ringgold and sculptor, Judith Scott. Students will create a variety of original works and gain a deeper understanding of the history and variety of art that is created through the lens of fibers. 

The Art Of Crochet

Thursday 4:50-5:50 

3rd grade and up

The art of crochet can be traced back to the 15th century and can be found across many different cultures throughout history. Crochet offers a range of mental and physical benefits. It is a form of mindfulness, which helps to reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and calming the mind.  In this class, students will learn basic stitching skills, then  build on those skills as we study the art and history of working with fibers. Over the course of this class, students will become confident in the art of crochet, while making garments and other useful items using the skills that they learn. 

Elementary Lego Robotics 

Thursday 6:00-7:00

Ages 6-11

Students will learn essential STEAM and  21st Century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow through building and coding lessons using the LEGO Education Spike System and intuitive drag and drop coding language, based on Scratch coding. Fun and engaging lessons lead students through playful activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. Students design and build, then code to make their creations come to life. 

 

Imaginarium art classes for kids, Dallas, Texas
Imaginarium art classes for kids, Dallas, Texas

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

Art with Ms. James is without a doubt the highlight of my daughter’s week. Each class she explores new mediums, learns a noteworthy artist, and deepens her understanding of the basics-lines, color, composition, and more. No worksheets or coloring pages here…Ms. James works with her students on a single piece for several weeks, ensuring their work is something to be framed and treasured for years to come.”

Hillary Stonger

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