These Classes are in ZOOM format: Check out the classes available for SUMMER! For in studio classes contact Michelle at 617 365-5625

Online payment options are available. Buy Now buttons are located under each class. 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.

Monday

How to Make Abstract Art with Kids with Basya 2:00-3:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for Ages 8+

July 6-July 27

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.

Cost $100




 


 

Tuesday

Imagination & Surrealism with Carter & Ellen 3:00-4:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for ages 12+

July 7-July 28

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!

Cost $100




 

Dressing through the Ages: Fashion Design & Some Fun Costume History with Ali 5:00-6:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for Ages 12+

July 7-July 28

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!

Cost $100





 

Wednesday

Sewing 101 with Ali from 11:00-12:00

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for 5th grade and up

July 8 to July 29

Work with a fashion design college student 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.

Cost $100





 

Fashion is Art with Ali from 5:00-6:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for High School Students

July 8 to July 29

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).

Cost $100





Figure Drawing & Character Creation with Paria from 5:00-6:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for High School Students

July 8 to July 29

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.

Cost $100




 


Thursday

Imagination & Surrealism with Ellen 11:00am-12:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for ages 8+

July 7-July 28

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). Any materials you have are fine, this course is designed to be fluid and adaptable!

Cost $100




Embroidery Art with Ali from 1:00-2:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for Ages 7+

July 9 to July 30

In this class 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.

Cost $125 (includes embroidery kit)




 


 Color & Art with Ellen from 3:00-4:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for Ages 8+

July 9 to July 30

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.

Cost $100





 

Friday

Craft Challenges with Ali from 11:00am-12:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for Ages 8+

July 10 to July 31

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.

Cost $100





Figure Drawing & Character Creation with Paria from 5:00-6:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for Ages 10+

July 10 to July 31

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.

Cost $100




 


Saturday

How to Make Abstract Art with Basya from 2:00-3:00pm

Class Includes Four 1-Hour Zoom Workshops for High School Students and Adults

July 11 to August 1

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.

Cost $100