Art Foundations Class for Kids Ages 8-11

Art class for kids

Art Foundations for Ages 8-11

Through creative exploration and a variety of artistic mediums, your children will learn about artistic elements and principles, art history, and the relevance of art in the world today. Through participating in both independent and collaborative activities, students will have the opportunity to experience art as an expressive tool while also understanding its value to both them and their community. On the last class day, students will present a special art showcase for family and friends. Different themes and concepts are explored each semester, allowing for students to participate multiple times.  (All art supplies will be provided during class.)

Semester: SPRING 2018
Saturdays, Feb 17 – Apr 28, 2018   10 classes (no class Mar 31st)
Ages:  8 – 11 years
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Tuition:  $285 + $30 supply fee
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building L002





Adeline Su Art Instructor Co-Instructor:  Adeline Su

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Adeline Su, originally from Taiwan, currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia. Since the Fall of 2017, she is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Art of Teaching at George Mason University. Prior to her graduate studies, she was employed as an assistant art teacher at the American School of Doha, Qatar, from 2015-2016. During that time-period she was working with students from Pre-K through 2nd Grade. Adeline received her Bachelor’s degree in Art with an Interior Design concentration from the University of Mississippi. She has also taken a number of studio art classes on such subjects as Photography, Ceramics and Printmaking at Georgia Southern University.

Art is a language that everyone can speak. Adeline is eager to learn what stories others would like to tell and share. As a mother of two young girls and with her prior experience, Adeline enjoys and is very comfortable working with children of different ages.


Michaela Japec, Art Classes Co-Instructor:  Michaela Japec

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 Michaela Japec was born  in Alexandria, VA. but grew up in her family’s native country of Sweden.  She moved back to Alexandria in her teens where she continues to grow as an artist.

Michaela has exhibited with the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in 2013, the Delray Artisan Gallery in 2013 and 2014, and the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in 2016. Michaela was given a Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Art award by the National Art Honor Society. In 2017, she was a guest portrait artist at the Off The Wall auction, hosted at George Mason University.

Currently, Michaela is a full-time student, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts, at George Mason University. Today, Michaela’s work consists predominantly of representational art, with a focus on portraits and self-portraits. She is fascinated by form and the anatomy of the human body. Michaela wants to raise awareness about oppression and is deeply inspired by feminism. Her art reflects her passions, and the issues to which she is committed.