Innovative Teen Art + Design Classes - Grades 6-12

One River’s Teen Art programs are built around our unique, project-based curriculum that celebrates the most compelling artists and techniques from today and the last 50 years.  We make learning art fun and produce ambitious artistic outcomes across a wide array of materials, subject matter and complexity.  Students have fun, develop their personal art skills, gain knowledge of art history and make friends.

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ART CLASSES

Art classes explore Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Manga & Portfolio Development. Students of all levels - from beginner to advanced work one-on-one with instructors in a small group setting with a personalized approach.

DIGITAL CLASSES

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Art Classes

TEEN ART SHUFFLE

Teen Art Shuffle is is designed for students to engage in drawing, painting and sculpture through creative projects that stimulate imagination and help develop important artistic techniques and observational skills in a fun and progressive environment.

TEEN ART SHUFFLE +

Teen Art Shuffle Plus - an advanced class is for teen artists who want a rigorous art experience, challenging projects and a longer studio practice time. Students complete ambitious artworks in drawing, painting and sculpture while developing formal, technical and conceptual skills.

focus on drawing

Become an experienced drawer with strong technical skills by mastering the principles of drawing including line, tone, light, texture, composition, spacial depth, anatomy and perspective. Explore portraiture, figure drawing, still lifes, landscapes, architectural and interior drawing, imaginative imagery and abstraction.

Focus on Manga

Studen develop skills across drawing, painting, illustration, and character design while concentrating on a variety of Japanese Manga styles. Projects include creating original manga style comic books, illustrations, storyboards, character sculptures and stop motion animations.

Portfolio Development

 The most comprehensive and sophisticated approach for helping pre-college teens create a portfolio that expresses their individual artistic sensibility. Our program has helped numerous students achieve entry into prestigious art schools nationally-offered as a fall course and a summer intensive.

Digital Classes

Digital art shuffle

Digital Art Shuffle brings fine art and technology together by providing students with the tools, software and inspiration to make art on a virtual canvas. Students learn to create digital drawings, paintings and 3D digital sculptures using the latest software and digital tools.

Digital Design Shuffle

Digital Design Shuffle focuses on practical and professional design for today’s world. Students sequence through fun and inspirational design projects covering a wide spectrum from graphic and commercial design, to interior / exterior design and product / gear design.

PHOTO SHUFFLE

Photo Shuffle teaches students the technical and conceptual skills they need to realize their photography visions. Students experiment with different approaches to taking photos while building a foundation of skills and mastering the use of their camera, pro lighting and software.

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Find a personal, passionate subject and learn the step-by step processes to creating a fully developed short documentary film. One River's program takes students through an immersive experience across pre-production, production and editing - culminating in a film screening.