A drawing, painting, and collage workshop for kids grades K - 5. Kids will explore
drawing, painting, and collage while utilizing basic elements of art such as color,
shape, line, and texture to create dynamic and playful compositions! Projects will
take place in the classroom and be informed by sketchbook activities onsite at Novato
Arts Center. Topics of exploration include: composition, basic color theory, self-expression,
and art appreciation. All students are required to bring lunch and water.
Cindy Imhoff-Bruininks is an artist and visual arts instructor. Her most recent
passion for working with children was discovered through making art with her 6-year-old
son, Zane. She received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and
an MFA in Art Practice from The University of California–Berkeley. Exhibitions and
publications include: MarinMOCA, Bronx River Arts Center, Mesa Arts Center AZ, Southern
Exposure SF CA, Holter Museum of Art MT, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum
and New American Paintings: MFA Annual. Awards include: Viewing Program, The Drawing
Center (New York, NY) and Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts. Learn
more about her at www.cindyimhoff.com.
Workshop 1: Monday April 10th 10 am – 12:30 pm "Colors and Animals!" Choose
a vibrant palette to describe a favorite animal in your work. Students are encouraged
to bring in pictures of a pet or animal of choice.
Workshop 2: Tuesday April 11th 10 am – 12:30 pm "Creatures and Super-humans" Choose
a creature or person of fantasy to incorporate into your work. From mermaids to
superheroes, to your own creation, have fun creating dynamic compositions around
your characters. Students are encouraged to bring in pictures of creatures of choice.
Workshop 3: Wednesday April 12th 10 am – 12:30 pm "The Self Portrait" Communicate
something about yourself by creating a self-portrait. Students are encouraged to
bring in a picture of themselves and three images that they like.
Workshop 4: Thursday April 13th 10 am – 12:30 pm "Choose an Artwork" Choose an artwork
to use as a point of departure in your work. Students can bring in an image of a
famous artwork or choose from the workshop collection.
Series of all 4 workshops, Members: $130; Non-members $150 (Plus $12 per session materials
fee payable to instructor)
The Workshop Series is full but there are still spaces available for individual
classes! Please contact the instructor at
firstname.lastname@example.org to drop in on specific days.