Messy Palms, founded in 2015, is a visual arts program committed to the education and development of children’s visual perception and artistic creativity.
Each art class through Messy Palms is designed to provide children (ages 18 months & older) with skill level/age-appropriate artistic experiences. The curriculum is rooted in developmentally-based lessons that encourage an in-depth engagement with the process of making art.
Messy Palms inspire students to relate to their materials in a rewarding and life enhancing manner. Personal support and encouragement are integral parts of the curriculum; hence, students will emerge with self-confidence in their creative skills, and in the world that springs from their imagination.
Title of Course: Illustrations
Instructor’s Name: Messy Palms (Dr. Crystal Madison)
Days: Thursdays Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Course Length: 4 weeks
Location: Sayre-Morris Recreation Center (58th & Locust St)
Description: Children will learn how to turn their drawings into fun and engaging images that communicate a mood, a feeling, an idea or a concept. They will explore drawing, visual communication and image making through their projects. Experimentation with different ways of problem solving using illustration examples as models for exploration and inspiration will be incorporated. Various media ranging from crayons, pencils and markers to pens, watercolors and acrylics will be used.