Classes Fall 2017

Classes begin Monday, August 7th, 2017

Our classes run in 6 week sessions. Each session is once-a-week and times are listed below. If you would like to enroll in a class session that has already started, please call our office to make arrangements. No refunds are given on class payments.

There is a one-time fee for the 2017-2018 season of $55 upon registration.

If interested in private tutoring, please call our office for more information.

To Sign Up:

Please email
Write which class you wish to attend in subject.
In email, please specify name, age and grade of student (if adult, just say adult).
Payment is due on first day of class.

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Session 1: August 7- September 15
Session 2: September 18- October 27
Session 3: October 30- December 8

  • Elementary Art Class
     Tuesdays- 4:00-5:00- $109
    – Wednesdays- 12:00-1:00- $109
    – Thursdays- 12:00-1:00/ 5:00-6:00/ 6:00-7:00- $109

Session 1- Impressionism

Session 2- Romanticism

Session 3- Fauvism

Throughout each session, students will complete a canvas painting as well as several other smaller projects (drawing, painting and sculpture). They will learn techniques in acrylic, watercolor, and sculpting, color, perspective and creative design, as well as come to understand technical terms and art vocabulary. This is a great class to have fun and get the creative juices flowing.

  • Middle School Art Class- Tuesdays- 5:00-6:15- $129

Session 1- Impressionism

Session 2- Romanticism

Session 3- Fauvism

While identical to Elementary art in schedule, this class will meet the needs of more advanced artists. Throughout each session, students will complete one canvas painting as well as several other smaller projects (drawing, painting and sculpture). They will learn techniques in color, design, and art genre, as well as come to understand technical terms and art vocabulary.

  • Knitting
    – Ages 18-Adult- Tuesday
    – Beginner (Scarf)                         – 5:30        – $99 (+$17 supply fee)*
    – Advanced (Sweater Club)        – 6:30        – $99 (+ $17 supply fee)*

    – Ages 12-18- Tuesday
    – Beginner                                       – 5:30         – $99 (+ $17 supply fee)*
    -Advanced                                      – 6:30         – $99 (+ $17 supply fee)*
    -Intermediate                               – 7:30          – $99 (+ $17 supply fee)*

Cold weather is coming!! Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to create your own scarf, socks or sweater? Come learn the basics of knitting in our beginner classes. If you already know a thing or two, come learn new techniques and skills in our advanced classes. Knitting is a skill that is both practical and creative!

*(Students in the knitting class do not have to pay the $55 registration fee, unless they are also taking other art classes)

  • Watercolor 101
    – High School- Tuesdays- 6:15-7:30-  $129
    – Adult- Monday- 10:00-11:15- $129

An intro to the basics of watercolor. We will learn how to influence the paint, incorporating general artistic practices (i.e. sketching, perspective, design, etc). No need to have prior experience in art. This is perfect for beginners and experienced students alike.

  • Handlettering/Calligraphy
    – High School and College- Mondays- 6:15-7:15- $90
    – Adult- Mondays- 7:30-8:30- $90

Have a knack for penmanship? Come learn how to expand your handwriting skills, starting with the basics. We will learn two different fonts in calligraphy, completing the alphabet, and writing a favorite quote to finish off the course!

Open to high school and college students.

  • Creative Journaling
    – High School, College and Adult- Mondays- 5:00-6:00- $109

A wonderful way to let loose and get the creative juices flowing! This class is dedicated to story telling with visual art and the written word. Often run into creative blocks and cannot find the passion that drives us. This class is designed to help stimulate inspiration, providing tips and techniques to get you through those rough patches.

  • Blogging 101
    – Wednesdays- 5:00-6:00 $99

No matter your field of interest, blogging (or how to write for the internet in general) is a necessary skill in the digital age. Learn proper email etiquette, techniques in article writing, and how to create a blog post. Not only will you learn how to develop your own content, but you will also gain invaluable skills in reading the digital word, how to identify propaganda and how to notice original content.

You will need a laptop for this class.

Open to high school and college students.

  • Creative Writing
    Middle School- Mondays- 4:00-5:00- $99
    -High School- Thursdays- 7:00-8:15- $109

Is writing your passion? This class will help develop your budding skills, providing the tips and techniques of the writing trade. From writing prompts to lessons in publishing, studying fiction and nonfiction genres, as well as understanding the technical standards of formatting and grammar, this class will prepare you for the world of writers! We will complete a 10-page short story during the 6 week session (Great for your college portfolio!)

  • Art History
    – Wednesdays- 11:00-12:00- $99
    – Thursdays- 4:00-5:00- $99

Following along with the art classes, each session will focus on a different period of art. By the end of each session, students will be able to identify artists, conceptualize the style of the genre, as well as understand the story and meaning behind why art changes from century to century.

  • Art 101
    -Adults- Wednesday- 6:15-7:30- $129
    -High School- Tuesdays- 7:30-8:45- $129
    – Wednesday- 7:30-8:45


  • Yoga with Jill
    -Thursdays- 9:30-10:45
    -Ages 18-Adult
    -$90 for 6-Week Session

Blue Cicada is excited to host Yoga Instructor Jill Van Nynatten Elkin! Jill will introduce basic poses as well as mediation. She will also cover breathing techniques that will reduce stress/anxiety, build energy and provide clarity and focus. See you on the yoga mat!
*Yoga participants are not subject to the $55 registration fee.


Photography 101
Sewing with Mom
Monthly Workshops

Schedule Overview

Watercolor (Adults)- 10:00-11:15
Creative Writing- 4:00-5:00
Creative Journaling- 5:00-6:00
Handlettering/Calligraphy- 6:15- 7:15

Yoga- 10:00-11:15
Middle School Art- 5:00-6:15
High School Art- 6:15-7:30
Knitting- 5:30-6:30
Knitting- 6:30-7:30
Watercolor and Acrylics for Adults- 7:30-8:45

Art History- 11:00-12:00pm
Elementary Art- 12:00-1:00
Creative Writing- 5:00-6:15
Blogging 101- 6:15-7:30

Elementary Art- 12:00-1:00pm
Elementary Art- 5:00-6:00
Elementary Art- 6:00-7:00
Art History- 7:00-8:00