All Classes are now in ZOOM format:

Online payment options are available. Buy Now buttons are located under each class. They apply for any session.  You can still pay by check or cash. Send a check to The House of Colors at 667 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02446 We are closed when Brookline schools are closed. Please call 617-365-5625 or email muhlbaum@mac.com for more information. During the school year, I am flexible with drop off times as I know many of you are coming from different school districts. You are welcome to drop your child off as early as 2:45 pm or as late as 3:30. Friday class hours run differently for elementary school students since Brookline schools let out early. Please check the schedule.

Monday 3-5 pm

Zoom Studio Arts for ages 7+ 

Session 1 Fall : September 9-November 25(closed 9/30,10/14,11/11 )

Session 2 Holiday Season : December 2-February 24 (closed12/23,12/30,MLK1/20,2/17feb vacation )

Session 3 Winter : March 2- May 4 (Closed April 20) session in progress students can enroll by contacting Michelle directly

Session 4: ZOOM ART May 11-June 22 meets for 7 sessions

In this online class we learn about artists past and present, while using their lessons to learn essential creative techniques and styles. Students use materials they have at home while working on improving creative and conceptual skills.

Cost $280




 

Monday Zoom Workshops 40 minutes:

How to Make Abstract Art with Kids, Basya, 2:00-2;40pm

For Ages 8+

June 15-July 6

Have you ever wanted to know how to make abstract art? Abstract painting began by artists who looked at life and interpreted it differently.Through different techniques and activities each week, we will be using the real world to inform abstract pieces of art. We will introduce projects using line, shape, and color in fun and easy to understand ways, learning though creating and exploring.

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75




 


 

 

Fashion Class

Tuesday Fashion is taught by Michelle and Hailey.  In addition to Michelle’s fine art background, she has taught fashion illustration, fashion sketching and fashion industry classes at Newbury College, Framingham State College, Mount Ida College and created a Pre college fashion program for the Art Institute of Boston. She designs her own one of a kind hand bags and has created her own printed fabrics.

Hailey is an accomplished Fiber Design artist, who has shown at many local art fairs and holds her BFA from Mass College of Art where Fiber Art was her major area of concentration.

Watch these videos from our Student Fashion Show

Tuesday 3-5pm

Zoom Fashion Design

Session 1 Fall: September 10-November 5
Session 2 Holiday Season: November 12-January 21 (Closed School Vacation 12/24,31)
Session 3 Winter : January 28-March 31(Closed February 18)

Session 4: ZOOM FASHION April 14- MAY 26 meets for 7 sessions

Learn Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration techniques in an online setting. Basic Croquis/fashion figure drawing and clothing design is taught in a fun atmosphere. All you need is paper, pencils and some markers and we are ready to start.
Cost $280




Tuesday Zoom Workshops 40 minutes:

Imagination & Surrealism: with Carter & Ellen 3:00-3:40pm

June 2-June 23

Making the unreal seem real is an incredibly fun and interesting aspect of art. This course aims to explore the different ways one can go about making imaginary things believable. We will look at various surrealist artists for inspiration, such as Dali, Magritte, Kahlo, and others. This course will explore this topic through projects such as collage and various drawing and or painting projects (depending on the materials you have available). This class is aimed at high school students with some background knowledge of basic art techniques, who are ready to conceptually develop their art! Any materials you have are fine, this course is designed to be fluid and adaptable!

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75




 

Dressing through the Ages: Fashion Design & Some Fun Costume History Workshop with Summer 5:00-5:40pm
May 5-May 26, next session June 9-June 30
Age Group: High School students

Learn how to capture the mood of a garment, the motion of a garment, the general form of the human figure. This is geared to high schoolers. Learn through the observation of historical trends and styles while working with different media to illustrate your drawings. But don’t worry you can use whatever you have at home, watercolor, markers, ink, pencils. We will aim to create a 5 piece collection based on a fashion era!
This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over
Cost $75





 

 

Wednesday Zoom workshops 40 minutes

Embroidery art with Hailey- Wednesdays 3-3:40 For Ages 7+, (older kids welcome) May 6-May 27, next session June 3-July 1(no class June 17)

In this 4 week session, students will learn a variety of decorative hand-embroidery stitches to create their own stitch sampler. Using embroidery kits, they will be taught how to use these stitches to create their own pattern, and ultimately, their own unique design! Basic sewing skills (threading needles, tying knots) recommended. Ages 7+; private courses for all levels available– please contact Michelle at 617 365-5625 for more info.

We supply Embroidery kits which include:

    • 1 Hoop
    • Embroidery floss- variety of colors (black, white, green, purple and yellow)
    • Embroidery needles (2) 
    • Fabric– 2 pieces for 2 projects
    • Tracing paper (2 sheets)
  • Kits can be mailed or be picked up on planned pick up dates outside The House of Colors. They will be in marked containers outside the studio, and Michelle will be inside.

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over
Cost $100 (includes embroidery kit)




 


Sewing 101 with Summer and Ali-Wednesday 11:00-11:40

May 6-May 27, next session June 3- June 24

For 5th grade and up (exceptions apply)

4 week session,

Work with 2 fashion design students as they teach you the fundamentals of sewing! In this class we will cover the basic design and construction techniques, including pattern-making, hand-sewing and using a machine (if students have one). We will build skills with small exercises (like making sleeves and hemming), and use them for a final sewing project (a fun shirt!). Our first project to lead up to this is making a simple mask!

Materials needed: Week 1: MASKS-Cotton fabric(enough for 2, 9 x 6 rectangles), ribbon or elastic, scissor, measuring tape, ruler,pins,needle and thread. Hand sew or Machine Sew if you have one.

Week 2-4: Fabric of your choice,(cotton is a good idea),large sheets of paper for pattern making, ruler, tape measure, scissors, pins, needle and thread. For WEEK 4, bring fabric markers if you like, and any decorating supplies you may have like rhinestones!

If anyone would like some supplies from The House of Colors for the Sewing 101 class you may contact Michelle at 617 365-5625.

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over
Cost $75





 

Fashion is Art with Ali, Wednesday, 5-5:40pm

May 6-May 27, next session June 10- July 1

Age Group: High school students

 Summary

4 week session,

Not all fashion is ready-to-wear. Fashion can be sculpture, performance, a wearable art-form. In this class, we will study and design avant-garde fashion. For the first three weeks, students will be given a different theme with videos of fashion shows and performances to inspire them. They will design a piece influenced by said theme, which we will share and “critique” as a group at the end of class. For the final week, students can draw on anything that they’ve learned and create a wild final product (either an illustrated collection, a maquette, or a full garment).

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75





Figure Drawing & Character Creation
with Paria, 5-5:40pm

June 3- June 24

Age Group: High school students

4 week session,

Learn how to draw the figure and develop your own character. Work on how to draw faces and give them expression. Paria will help you through traditional drawing and illustration techniques, and demonstrate with a digital program. You are welcome to work on a digital program as well but it is not necessary.

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75




 

 


Thursday 3-5pm

Zoom Studio Art ages 9+

Session 1 Fall: September 12-November 7
Session 2 Holiday Season: November 14- January 23(closed 11/28 thanksgiving, school vacation, 12/26)
Session 3 Winter : January 30- April 2 (closed February Vacation 2/20)

Session 4: ZOOM ART April 16- MAY 28 meets for 7 sessions

In this online class we learn about artists past and present, while using their lessons to learn essential creative techniques and styles. Students use materials they have at home while working on improving creative and conceptual skills.

Cost $280




Thursday Zoom workshops 40 minutes

 Color & Art with Ellen, 3:00-3:40pm

June 4-June 25

Color is so important in Art. This class is all about how we use color to create emotions and depth in a picture. We will be looking to master artists, such as Monet for inspiration. We can use any materials you have at home, like markers, watercolors or color pencils. This class is open to anyone, ages 8+(good for all ages)

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75





 

Friday 3:00- 5:00pm Zoom

Zoom Laid Back Fridays for Teens
(Grades 7 thru 12)  

Session 1 Fall: September 13-November 8

Session 2 Holiday Season: November 15-January 24 (closed 11/29, 12/27)

Session 3 Winter: January 31- April 3( closed February vacation 2/21)

Session 4: ZOOM Friday ART April 18- June 5 meets for 7 sessions(michelle sick May 29)

In this class students are challenged to take their artistic thinking to a deeper level. Because of these challenging times where we find ourselves unable to continue in our studio format, it’s up to us to hone our drawing skills, our color theory knowledge, and most of all our conceptual ideas that makes us the individual artists we are. I hope to use this class to broaden our artistic horizons so to speak and also make us aware of the great art that exists past and present. This class brings middle school students and high school students together.

Cost $280




Friday: Zoom workshops 4o minutes
Craft Challenges with Ali, 11:00-11:40am

June 5 – June 26

Age Group: 1st to 5th graders (older students may join if they want)

Summary

You’d be amazed at what you can do with random items around the house. In this class, we will experiment with different materials and fun challenges. Make something that flies out of a plastic bottle! Make jewelry out of toilet paper rolls! The possibilities are endless

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75





Figure Drawing & Character Creation
with Paria, 4-4:40pm

June 5 -June 26

Age Group: 5th grade-8th grade

4 week session,

Learn how to draw the figure and develop your own character. Work on how to draw faces and give them expression. Paria will help you through traditional drawing and illustration techniques, and demonstrate with a digital program. You are welcome to work on a digital program as well but it is not necessary.

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75




 

 


Saturday: Zoom Workshops 4o minutes

How to Make Abstract Art with Basya, 2:00-2;40pm,

high school students & Adults

June 13- July 11(no class july 4)

Have you ever wanted to know how to make abstract art? Abstract painting began by artists who looked at life and interpreted it differently.Through different techniques and activities each week, we will be using the real world to inform abstract pieces of art. We will introduce design elements such as line, shape, and color in fun and easy to understand ways, learning though creating and exploring.

This class will be available to renew once the 4 week session is over

Cost $75