Art Parts • Draw • Paint • Ceramics • Serving Pittsburg and Joplin • 620.450.6150

FACTS

What will my child learn?

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During our once a week classes, children will learn advanced level art skills. Not only will they increase their understanding in composition, color theory, and how to break down a project into bit size pieces, they will also be exposed to different mediums and methods of use. 

How is Art parts different?

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We have built our reputation on using top quality art supplies. Art supplies that you would find in college classes. These supplies are shoulders above the everyday art supplies you will find in an ordinary classroom. The colors are vibrant, the supplies are easier to use with less struggle and even the children notice a difference. 

What will my child do in camp?

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Our camps are geared more toward FUN! Our camps are usually 1-5 days long. We incorporate simple to medium difficulty drawing lessons, ceramic painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, paper mache, theme related crafts, games, movies and more. We really do take our camps a step further making us one of the top camps around for art. 

What kind of supplies do you use?

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We use top quality college level art supplies. Why? Because they are just better. Kids notice, parents notice and we just love our artwork to shine. The colors are bold and beautiful, from our acrylic paints and watercolors to our Prismacolor Markers and Colored Pencils and Pastels. There is really no comparison between an art class using basic Crayola supplies and our class that uses Prismacolor. We use acid free watercolor paper. What is that? This paper is thick and will not curl. It also will not yellow. We want the kids drawings and paintings to last a lifetime as keepsakes. These supplies make that possible. We take pride in our packaging. Art work is sent home in mat boards and securely placed in a plastic sleeve for protection. Our ceramics go home delicately packed in appropriate size boxes or gift bags. Again, we go the extra mile when it comes to our classes and camps. Why? Because we want the art work to come out building confidence by turning out amazing! Also because we want them to last forever. We accomplish this by the quality of supplies we choose. 

History

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Art Parts was developed specifically for a Private Montessori School in Denver, Colorado in 1994. After over 20 years of teaching in over a dozen private schools in the Denver area, we brought Art Parts home to our home town, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 


From 2013-2018,  we served hundreds of families, from weekly art lessons in our home studio to after school programs at public schools. 


We also worked with Owasso Public Schools PTO  and brought art to every classroom, PreK-5th, twice a year. We grew into summer and school break camps over those years, not to mention birthday parties and events. 


In 2018, we have had the pleasure of bringing our program to the Pittsburg area and getting to know  local artist and families. 

How does art benefit my child?

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Art is more than just a painting to hang on the fridge. 


During the process of creating, a child will have increased awareness in many academics, such as math, reading, writing and comprehension. 


Children who participate in art classes grow in self esteem and confidence. This confidence carries over to all aspects of life, from feeling more comfortable in social settings and in the classroom. 


The end product experience is magical for us at Art Parts. Even after 25 years of teaching, I still love to see a child's eyes light up and the smile on their face when they look at their finished artwork with pride. 


Art also helps children in other areas, such as autism and ADHD. We have had children attend our classes and report better to their therapist. Therapist have reported back, "Whatever your child is doing in art class, keep up the good work." Children with autism or ADHD have excelled in our program. The hands on experience keeps them engaged and the attention to detail is perfect for the intelligent minds. Parents often worry their child cannot sit still for an entire lesson, but the opposite is usually the case. They become so engaged that they will often be the last ones at the easel.