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Welcome

Outdoor & Online Art Lessons for Children

Now Enrolling 


August 31 - October 31, 2020




More pictures of the studio garden


Registration
(Students can enroll for more than one class)

Step 1: Email Hua Nian with your student's name, age, and preferred lesson time. For weekday drawing lessons, please propose at least two possible times.

Step 2: Make a payment

a. Via Venmo or PayPal* to nianart@gmail.com; or

b. Drop off (in the mailbox by the garage); or

c. Send a check (made out to Hua Nian), to 1308 S. Race St., Urbana, IL 61801

*If you are using PayPal, please make sure to follow both of these steps below, to avoid being charged with a transaction fee:
a. Use bank or PayPal account (instead of credit card)
b. Choose “Sending to a friend” (instead of “Paying for an item or service”


Weekday Outdoor Drawing lessons

(8/31-10/31, outdoor in-person)

Location: Studio backyard garden, 1308 S. Race St., Urbana.
This private, outdoor garden space allows up to 8 working stations at least 6 feet apart from each other, and a pathway for teaching from a safe distance.

Activities: Observational drawing, life sketching, creative drawing, shading and perspective drawing, based on each student's current level. Please provide at least two options so as to best match students in term of their age and drawing experience.

Class size: 4 - 8 (siblings can share a spot)
Age: 7 and up

Time: Monday - Friday
3:00 - 3:50 pm
4:00 - 4:50 pm

Fee: $165 (9 weeks)

Pleae make sure to read the Outdoor Art Lesson Policies before signing up. By signing up your child for lessons, you automatically agree with these conditions.
 


Saturday Online Watercolor lessons
(8/31-10/31, online on Zoom)

Landscape, floers, animals, still-life, etc. for age appropriate learning

Time: Saturday
2:00 - 2:50 pm (age 6 - 8)
3:00 - 3:50 pm (age 9 - adults)

Fee: $165 (9 weeks)
Sibling who shares the same class online - $155

Pleae make sure to read the Online Art Lesson Policies before signing up. By signing up your child to the lessons, you automatically agree with these conditions.

Watercolors by Hua Nian



Watercolor supplies
(for online lessons)

Class age 6 - 8

  • Watercolor pad - Canson XL series watercolor pad, 9"x 12", fold-over, 30 sheets
  • Paint set - Prang washable watercolor paint set, 8 colors (including palette and a small brush).
  • Palette (optional) - Any shape of plastic palette with 10 wells)
  • Brushes (optional) - Royal Langnickel Big Kids choice Round brush set of 6 (green handles). Other brands possible too.
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Water container
  • Assorted crayons
  • Tissue paper

Class age 9+

  • Watercolor pad - Canson XL series watercolor pad, 9"x 12", fold-over, 30 sheets
  • Paint set - Reeves 10 pack or 12 pack watercolor tube set
  • Palette (Any shape of plastic palette with 10 wells)
  • Brushes - Royal Langnickel Big Kids choice Round brush set of 6 (green handles). Other brands possible too.
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Water container
  • Assorted crayons (optional)
  • Tissue paper
  • Masking tape for holding paper on the painting board while painting
  • Painting board (a stiff board that is larger than the watercolor paper. It can be the backing board of the watercolor pad.)
  • Hair dryer or a fan nearby for speed-drying

 

 


What to bring to the outdoor class
  • Face covering (must wear the whole time)

  • Table cloth or newspaper for covering your working spot for personal use.

  • Please wear sun lotion, bug spray, and a hat if needed; and bring a bottle of water.

  • Umbrella (in case of sudden rain)

  • Sketchpad - 9"x12" wire-bound, at least 60lb (Strathmore or Canson preferred )

  • School pencil, eraser

  • Reference images from books, photos, printouts or on a handheld device for free-choice drawing subjects.

  • Coloring materials (free choice: markers, crayon, color pencils, or watercolor supplies.)