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ArtQuest: Exploring Art and Building Imagination

ArtQuest: Exploring Art and Building Imagination

Dive into the world of art, fostering a journey of self-expression and emotional exploration.

Embark on an ArtQuest and take an exhilarating journey into the captivating world of drawing, paper crafting, mixed media portraiture, and sculpting. Expand your creativity as you delve into technical skills, mastering various art techniques and styles that will ignite your imagination. From breathing life into cartoons to capturing depth with perspective drawings and bringing figures and portraits to life with sculpting, this course will elevate your skills to new heights. Get ready to create, express, and leave a lasting impression through the mesmerizing world of art. 

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  • About ArtQuest: Exploring Art and Building Imagination

    Join us for ArtQuest's creative dive into drawing and cartoons, where students will explore the dynamic world of visual storytelling. Aligned with the National Core Art Standards, this course empowers young artists to develop their own style and artistic voice while enhancing their emotional well-being. Students will learn the basics of character design, perspective, and cartooning techniques, allowing them to visually express complex thoughts and emotions. Through engaging projects, students will build self-esteem, nurture a positive self-image, and discover the joy of creative expression. ArtQuest is more than just an art course; it's a platform for personal growth and artistic discovery, where every student can thrive.

  • Focus Areas

    Drawing & Cartoons: Dive into the world of Drawing & Cartoons, where students will bring their creative ideas to life through dynamic characters and imaginative scenes.

    Paper Crafting: Explore the captivating art of Paper Crafting, transforming simple sheets into intricate designs and 3D masterpieces.

    Mixed Media Portraits: Unlock your artistic potential in Mixed Media Portraits, blending various materials and techniques to create unique and expressive artworks.

    Sculpting: Embark on a hands-on adventure in Sculpting, shaping and molding clay into stunning 3D figures that reflect personal vision and creativity.

  • Enhance Self Expression

    Drawing allows students to express themselves freely and explore their emotions. It will enable them to communicate thoughts, ideas, and feelings that might be challenging to express in words, promoting emotional well-being and self-discovery.

  • Develop Cognitive Processes

    Engaging in drawing activities stimulates cognitive processes such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and spatial reasoning. It helps develop observation skills, attention to detail, and the ability to analyze and interpret visual information, transferable skills applicable in various academic disciplines.

  • Boost Artistic Confidence

    Learning and improving drawing skills can boost students' confidence and self-esteem. As they see their artistic abilities progress and receive positive feedback for their creations, they develop a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work, fostering self-confidence and a positive self-image.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the creative and dynamic world of ArtQuest, where students can transform their imagination into stunning works of art. This enriching educational adventure combines artistic techniques and personal expression, fostering innovation and self-confidence while developing a deep appreciation for the arts.

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Character Creations: Drawing Dynamic Cartoons

In this lesson, students will learn the basics of character design and cartoon drawing. They will explore various techniques to bring their creative ideas to life, crafting unique and expressive characters in dynamic scenes.

Architectural Wonders: Paper Crafting Landmarks

Students will dive into the world of paper crafting by recreating famous architectural landmarks. They will learn about structural design and aesthetics while transforming simple sheets of paper into intricate 3D models.

Portraits in Motion: Mixed Media Masterpieces

This lesson focuses on the art of mixed media portraits, where students will blend different materials and techniques to create expressive and unique artworks. They will experiment with textures, colors, and layers to capture the essence of their subjects.

Sculpting Stories: Creating Clay Figures

Students will embark on a hands-on adventure in sculpting, learning to shape and mold clay into detailed 3D figures. They will explore the basics of form, texture, and proportion while crafting their own sculptural stories.

Cultural Expressions: Art from Around the World

In this lesson, students will explore art inspired by various cultures around the globe. They will learn about different artistic traditions and techniques, creating pieces that reflect the diversity and richness of world cultures.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

- We start with the "Engage Phase" to spark curiosity with captivating visuals and prompts.

- In the "Explore Phase," students set out on their educational journey with clear objectives, supported by an environment that embraces learning from mistakes.

- The "Explain Phase" delivers foundational knowledge that is often cross-curricular in nature.

- The "Elaborate Phase" involves hands-on projects and activities, with bonus crafts and literacy integrations.

- The journey culminates in the "Evaluate Phase," where students reflect on their achievements and connect their learning to real-world applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.