Art for Everyone!
CHECK OUT OUR KIDS WHEEL THROWING SUMMER PROGRAM!
Kids learn the basics of wheel throwing and soak up technique FAST!
FUNKE'S KID CONNECTION
Located right inside FUNKE FIRED ARTS is the kids art studio you've been searching for! A fun, creative place where kids and adults feel right at home. Our classes and camps are educational yet relaxed enough for kids to feel free to be themselves.. Although we are new to the Hyde Park area, we have been in business for over 20 years in Cincinnati.. Explore our site, call if you have questions, or drop by our studio at 3130 Wasson Rd in Hyde Park. We are dedicated to creating a friendly, fun and inspiring environment for kids and adults to explore their creative selves! Click on ART COURSES in the banner above for a complete listing of weekly classes. To view artwork created at the Art Workshop go to ou online Art Gallery at
For questions about classes, camps, or birthday parties, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL QUARTER SEPTEMBER 16-NOVEMBER 10, 2013
WINTER QUARTER JAN 6-MARCH 1
Click on th ART COURSES in the orange navigation bar above for a complete listing of classes for kids
2012 SUMMER CAMP Highlights
Our summer camps were a huge hit again this year with almost 300 campers attending throughout the summer! We wedged, threw, textured, cut and shaped clay in everyway imaginable. We also threw paint around, made things out of garbage (the recycled kind), tye dyed t-shirts, made giant pets and drew pictures from live alligator models. We read books, made new friends and enjoyed the full chalkboard wall and new beanbag chairs. Oh, also we ate about 1,500 popscicles! It was a blast. Here are some highlights...
!ON THE BIG SCREEN
GENEVIEVE HORVATH'S clay teapot entitled "Girl on the Beach" was chosen among 500 pieces of student artwork from around the country to be displayed on the big screen in New York City for the National Art Educators Convention March 1-4. Genevieve created her artwork last year when she was in second grade out ofclay pinch pots. Her Mom took her to NYC for the weekend so that she could see her artwork displayed! Congratulations Gen!
FYI MRS. KOPP is quoted in the November issue of Cincinnat Parent Magazine for the article "INTRODUCING YOUR KIDS TO THE ARTS WHY IT MATTERS". When asked what parents could do to encourage their children in art, she said "Set aside a space in your house for all art supplies where your child can go anytime to make stuff. Kids need to be encouraged daily to express themselves, not just when you get out the supplies for them. Just basic supplies are needed, crayons, markers, tray of watercolor paints and colored pencils and a ream of copy paper. Using inexpensive paper allows them to explore without the feeling that their art must be beautiful. It also allows them to be prolific, which kids love to do!"
MAYERSON FOUNDATION "ARTY PARTY" FOR HANNUKAH
The Art Workshop provided several cool art activities and demonstrations at the Mayerson Foundations "Arty Party" at the School for Performing and Creative Arts on Suday December 11, 2011. Hundreds of kids and parents participated in making an edible color wheel, clay creatures, mini-masterpieces, cartooning, wire sculpture, jewelry making, pottery wheel throwing and a TALL PAINTING. It was so much fun! Can't wait for next year.
AVA had an awesome party theme. She wanted to celebrate nature and have her party guests make clay pictures with scenes from outdoors. Snowmen, tulips, beach snd forest pictures are some of the cool things that they made out of clay. Even Ava's cake was special. It was a forest with a river and animals and trees!
AVANI celebrated her 4th birthday at the Workshop with a Mermaid theme party. We made shell picture frames, sand pictures, sea creature necklaces and sculptures. Mom made yummy Mermaid cupcakes and everyone went home with a bag full of cool stuff that they made. Even brother Siddah had a good time!
Alma celebrates her 10th birthday with a a bead making party at the workshop. Even Dad got in the act and made lovely beads (maybe for Christmas present?)! Mom brought some very cool decorations and an awesome cake.
Greta chose to make POP ART (a period of mid-century art known for using popular items as it's subject matter. Andy Warhol made repeated images of soup cans into art. Chas Oldenburg made fake food) for her birthday party. We made pizza, popcorn, Graeters ice cream, and yummy sanwiches, all out of clay. They all looked good enough to eat! Greta's friends all signed a birthday apron for her.
Congratulations Mrs. K.
Congratulations to Mrs. Kopp for being selected to write a lesson plan for the NAEA (National Art Educators Association) instructional resouce gallery. This is an exclusive gallery and Mrs. K was chosen because her lesson plans are some of the most viewed on Artsonia ( Children's art gallery and teacher resource. See link above.) Her lesson plan "Monet's Water Lilies" will be copywrited and published on the site AND she received an award from the NAEA as well.Way to go Mrs. K!
New Cartooning and Comic book classes are happening on Saturday mornings with cartoonist/illustrator RON LACOUR
Check out the class listings under Art Courses.
Call Nancy at 513-406-4009 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
*Classes include drawing and painting instruction, printing techniques, making sculpture, studying and understanding art history, instruction in methods of ceramics, and art vocabulary.