Year-Round Program

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The Year-Round Program is designed for students who are interested in learning art in a group environment.  Students will learn basic art skills in both 2-D and 3-D art: drawing, painting, sculpture design and mixed media.  Mediums, such as pencil, charcoal, ink, color pencil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache, will be used.  

While we teach techniques and concepts, such as color theory, composition, and line quality, our goal is to provide comprehensive art education tailored to the individual student.  We encourage students to participate in regional and national art contests to further realize their potential. We also have a yearly student art exhibition for the general public.

We accept students in grades 1–12.  Prior art experience is not required. Classes are once a week and 2 hours long. Please check our class schedule for a list of classes.

New students interested in the year-round program are required to have an evaluation prior to starting art class.  The one-on-one evaluation will take approximately one hour, and there is a $105 evaluation fee. Please contact us to set up an appointment. 

GradeDaysTimes
1 - 3 Tue / Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM
4 - 6 Tue / Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM
7 - 8 Tue / Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM
12:30PM - 2:30PM
9 - 12 Tue / Thu / Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM
12:30PM - 2:30PM
3:00PM - 5:00PM

College Portfolio Preparation

The College Portfolio Preparation class is dedicated to high school and college transfer students who are preparing portfolios for entrance into art colleges and universities.  Students who are interested in non-art related majors/fields can also enroll as an extracurricular activity.

We recommend students begin the program by freshman year in high school to position themselves favorably by senior year (Middle school students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis).   Students will receive individual consultations to plan portfolio pieces based on their objectives.  

Many former students have gained entrance into top universities and art colleges, received scholarships and grants, and gone on to have successful careers in the art field.  

New students interested in the College Portfolio program are required to have an evaluation prior to starting art class.  The one-on-one evaluation will take approximately one hour, and there is a $145 evaluation fee. Please contact us to set up an appointment. 

**Portfolio consultation is also offered to students not enrolled in Rainbow’s program. For interested students, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

GradeDaysTimes
9 - 12 Tue / Thu / Fri 3:30PM - 6:00PM
Sat 9:30AM - 12:00PM
12:30PM - 3:00PM
3:00PM - 5:30PM

Figure Drawing

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Looking for a challenging class to improve your hand-eye coordination and fine motor control?  In this course, students explore the structure of the human body, using various mediums, including graphite pencil, charcoal, ink, and conte crayon. Students practice drawing from live models in class while paying special attention to proportion, line quality, balance, and the principles of movement and form. Basic anatomy will also be covered as well. Group work and critiques are an important part of the class. Previous drawing experience is recommended. 

AgesDaysTimes
16+ Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM

Computer Graphics

This course is an introduction to digital painting, image editing, and photographic techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Lessons will cover the use of layers, various brushes, filters, masking techniques, etc. Students create their own digital art using computer software and digital tablets. Previous computer experience is recommended.

GradesDaysTimes
9 - 12 Sat 10:00AM - 12:00PM