Classes for Children Ages 6 through Preteen

Acrylic 2

Students learn Zelda’s famous “Logic Based Layers” system of painting, working from a wide selection of pictures.  This is an ongoing, realistic style painting class, great for beginner and intermediate level students.  Students learn art theory, concepts and techniques in this “hands on” problem solving class with no lecturing.  Photographs are used only for visual reference, there is no tracing.  This class is appropriate for a very wide spectrum of age & skill levels since all students work independently, at their own pace.


Color Dynamics

This is an ongoing class where young students learn to achieve special effects and explore color theory and relationships.  Students learn drawing techniques and perspective using pastels and other color mediums. They will build a comprehensive color portfolio. This class concentrates primarily on color theory, exploring the relationships between colors and color families.  Projects will include the construction of color wheels and charts, and producing original art works with color drawing media such as pastels, color pencils, inks and watercolor). Highly educational and lots of fun.


Drawing 1

This is an ongoing class for serious students.  This is a highly structured class where students will be introduced to the basic drawing concepts and techniques, value, composition, perspective, tone, contrast, etc.


Cartooning 1

This is an ongoing specialty drawing class. Students learn cartooning concepts such as: the art of maximum expression using minimum lines, using line widths to show emotion & movement, and telling a story without words. The class will be working with a wide variety of cartooning tools and mediums.


Jewelry Design

Design pins, necklaces, bracelets, etc. using interesting and unusual techniques. Students will be stringing beads, but will also be creating their own beads and charms using polymer clay, plaster wrap and wrapping techniques, as well as creating unique metal wire coiling pieces. Learning and practicing these techniques will not only encourage creativity and a uniqueness of expression in the student, but also strengthen dexterity, hand/eye coordination and spatial awareness with its tactile functions and design problem solving aspects. Not only educational, but a total blast, as well.


Fashion Design

Learn about fashion trends through the decades. Students gain an understanding of fabrics, coordination of styles, and fashion rendering (drawing).  They will be drawing with an assortment of mediums such as color pencils, watercolor, gouache, markers, etc. creating  “mood boards” using fabric swatches, drawings and embellishments.  There is no sewing in this class, it is a class in theory and design.

no make ups are available for this class


Cartooning 2

Is an ongoing specialty drawing class. Students learn cartooning concepts such as: the art of maximum expression using minimum lines, using line widths to show emotion and movement, and telling a story without words. The class will be working with a wide variety of cartooning tools.


Oil Painting 1

An introductory beginner’s oil painting class using specially formulated, non toxic, water soluble oil paint.  Introducing students to concept and theory, as well as technique and skills, as they relate to oil painting. This is the perfect “next step” for acrylic students ready to advance. Similar to OIL PAINTING 2, but formulated for the slightly younger student.

prerequisite: at least 1 year of acrylic painting at  Zelda’s Art World, plus teacher’s recommendation.

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