Art Explorations




Art curriculum will focus on three emphases:

  • PROCESS: idea development, planning, material processes, and reflection
  • PRODUCT: media, techniques, content, craftsmanship, and presentation
  • UNDERSTANDING: perspective and context, art history and vocabulary

This class is designed to develop personal expression through the creation of art, inventive problem solving, and critical thinking skills development. One emphasis will be the role and importance of art and artists in society, culture, and history. Another focus will be technical processes, concentrating on drawing and painting techniques. Children will be able to explore a variety of thinking processes, art forms, materials and methods. Inspiration will come from observation, memory, and imagination. Students will look at and talk about art from different cultures and times, and art produced in the class. Art Explorations classes will be rich with opportunities for artistic exploration, as well as creative work and dialogue.

  • Taught in small groups by a California-certified art teacher
  • Concentrated instruction for one hour blocks, once weekly
  • Continuous parental feedback provided

For ages 6 to 12

Class time: Fridays from 3 to 4 or 4 to 5

Fee: $200 for 4, one-hour sessions (all art materials provided)

About the Instructor: Ann Weber has two Masters degrees from the University of Michigan –Ann Arbor, in education and community organization. She is a K-12 certified teacher in California and Michigan, and is TEFL certified. Ann completed the rigorous ElMac program at the University of Michigan, and taught in Detroit Public Schools. She taught art and English in the Japanese Public Schools for three years and worked as head teacher at the private Ann Arbor Girls’ School. She has an Ikebana license from the Ohana School of Takasaki, Japan, and studied painting and Spanish at the University of Seville, Spain, and Indonesian art at the Puri Lukisan Museum on Bali Island. She has taught art for the last ten years, first at the United Learning Academy in Ann Arbor and then at Pathways Charter School in Rohnert Park, California, where she currently teaches K-12 art. Ann has three children at St. John’s School in Healdsburg.

Contact Ann Weber for more details: (734) 353-2519

Registration at Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Classes take place at: HCA, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg California 95448