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4Cats Arts Studio


4Cats is a studio where children ages 2 to 15 are treated as artists and are exposed to real art materials. Where students develop art conversation while creating projects they are incredibly proud of!

Each month (or two) we study a different artist and work in the mediums of that artist. For example, if we are studying Andy Warhol we do silk screening, Picasso: we do ceramics, sculpture and acrylic on canvas painting. When we study Georgia O'Keeffe we make a large canvas flower.

The students also get to learn art history at the same time. We talk about interesting, age appropriate facts for each artist. Like Andy Warhol had 25 Cats named Sam or that Georgia O'Keeffe ate dirt when she was little!

Our classes are based on fun as well as technique. We use professional artist materials, silk screens, canvas, acrylics, palette knives, pottery wheels, kilns…

Students are encouraged to work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.

The teacher is not viewed as the centre of the classroom. Classes are based on art conversation not lecturing. We have interesting stories to tell while they are working and relate these stories to the student's own life.

We provide as much guidance as the students wish to receive. We suggest and teach technique.

We offer once a week artist based studio classes (Artist of the Month Classes)

As well as -
- clay and sculpture
- Star Force Classes
- Stop motion animation
- Drawing Classes

And a description of our classes here: 
4Cats Arts was created Joey Simon, a mother to three wonderful homeschooling boys.

There are 19 Lower Mainland locations

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Registration Info:

 Registration is open - Visit www.4catsart.com to view the schedule. We will gladly set up a new Homelearner session time for five or more children if the studio is available.

Studio's Currently Offering Homelearners Classes:

4Cats Commercial Drive, (Vancouver)
For our fall session, we are offering the following classes for homelearners:
Wednesday Artist of the Month 2:30-3:30
Monday Artist of the Month 11:15-12:15
Tuesday Mixed Media 11:30-12:30
Thursday Clay & Sculpture 1:00-2:00

4Cats Kitsilano (Vancouver)
Artist of the Month Fridays 11:45-12:45
Drawing Fridays 1pm-2pm

4Cats Kerrisdale (Vancouver)
Artist of the Month for Homelearners ages 4-8
Tuesdays 10:15-11:15

4Cats Main Street (Vancouver)
Painting, Clay, Sculpture & PaperMache Ages 4-8 Tuesdays 1-2pm
Artist of the Month Ages 4-8 Tuesdays 2:15-3:15
Stop Motion Animation Ages 7-10 Wednesday 1-2pm
Artist of the Month Ages 7-10 Wednesday 2:15-3:15pm

4Cats Dunbar (Vancouver)
Willing to program if there is interest

4Cats Yaletown (Vancouver)
No Homelearners classes scheduled for 2011, contact us if interested

4Cats South Burnaby Opening Oct 15th, Willing to program to homelearners.

4Cats Capitol Hill (Burnaby)
We are a new studio with our Grand Opening on October 15th!
We will be offering mixed ages artist of the month for home learners on Tuesdays from 9:15-10:15 as well as a drawing class for mixed ages from 10:30 - 11:30. Our first artist this term will be Andy Warhol followed by Vincent Van Gogh.

4Cats Steveston (Richmond)
Artist of the Month for Homelearners ages 6-10 on Tuesdays at 2:15-3:15
Mixed Media program for Homelearners ages 6-10 on Fridays at 1:00-2:00.

4Cats Austin Station (Coquitlam)
Home Learners Artist of the Month class on Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. The artists we'll be studying this session are Edgar Degas and Michelangelo. The session runs for 14 weeks, from September 18th until December 18th. Late registrations are accepted. Here's the link: http://www.4cats.com/austin-fall

4Cats Port Moody
Artist of the Month for HL ages 7-12 Wednesday 1:45pm-2:45pm
Starting Sept 14th and running for 13 weeks.
We will be studying Vincent Van Gogh and Andy Warhol.

4Cats Queensbury (North Vancouver)
Wednesday from 11:30 - 12:30.
This term we will be studying the "Master of light and shadow" Johannes Vermeer and the beautifully colourful Paul Klee!

4Cats Edgemont Village (North Vancouver)
Fall 2011
Artist of the Month for Homelearners ages 8-12 Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30
This term we will be studying the "Master of light and shadow" Johannes Vermeer and the beautifully colourful Paul Klee!

4Cats Deep Cove (North Vancouver)
HL Artist of the Month Ages 4-7 Tuesdays 11:30-12:30
HL Stop Motion Animation Ages 7-12 Thursdays 11:30-12:30

4Cats West Vancouver
Artist of the Month for Home Learners ages 6-`16 Thursdays 2-3pm
but we are also able to offer:
Mon-Fri, 11:15am-12:15pm
Mon-Fri, 2:00pm-3:00pm

4Cats Whiterock
Please contact our studio for weekly class schedule during Fall session, including Artist of the Month Classes and Mixed Media.
Winter Workshops for Home Learners are now available! Please see our complete schedule at www.4cats.com/whiterock-workshops.
 
4Cats South Surrey
Please contact our studio for weekly class schedule during Fall session, including Artist of the Month Classes and Mixed Media.
 
4Cats Abbotsford
Artist of the Month Ages 6-10
Mondays 1:30-2:30
Tuesday 1:30-2:30
Wednesdays 10- 11am
Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm