The goal of the MFAC Young Masters Program is to teach children ages 6 and above the mechanical and observational skills necessary to create high-quality representational fine art. Martin Fine Art Classes emphasizes mastery of foundational and advanced skills. It is also a goal of the program that, through creating representational fine art, students will enrich their lives and the lives of those around them while developing an appreciation for aesthetics and the beauty of the natural world. Finally, while attending Martin Fine Art Classes, we want your child to be engaged, interested, and having fun! You will be amazed at what your child can learn in a short amount of time.
Students ages 5-7 will begin in Level I and ages 8-12 will begin in Level II.
Working primarily from still life, Level II students will learn the key principles for creating three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface.
Students will apply knowledge and skills gained in Level II drawing and value drawing or acrylic and watercolor to the use of oil paints.
Following oil painting, students will work in watercolor applying their prior knowledge to this new medium.
They will do this by completing a variety of watercolor paintings including landscape, seascape, animals, and still life. Students will progress through the following:
Children in any program work at their own pace, according to their own ability level, through individualized instruction which focuses on each students' unique abilities and interests. Therefore, each student receives a personalized approach to learning drawing and painting skills, while building perseverance, the capacity to focus, and pride, satisfaction, and confidence in their work. Depending on dexterity, students will work with still-life, landscape, animals, and will duplicate recognized works of art.
The Martin Fine Art Classes Young Masters Program aligns with the California State Standards for Visual Arts.