This past week was the beginning of the spring session of Arts and Crafts Classes at Fremont Community School. This is a drop-in program offered Monday through Thursday. Taught by Julia Freeman, a professional artist with training and recognition both home and abroad. Originally from Kansas City, Freeman now lives here in Seattle and recently received her MFA in Fibers from UW. Freeman developed this arts program from the ground up and takes pride in working with each child to bring out their innate talents.
The kids get to use all sorts of art media and design principles. The day I visited was Batik egg decorating. They also showed me the marionette puppets they had constructed the week before. They also get into painting, sculpture, sewing, drawing, and construction just to name a few.
The class are based on themes which rotate daily. This round of classes features Alien Monday, Wild Invention Tuesday, Passion for Fashion Wednesday, and Mosaic Madness Thursday. Running from 3:45 to 5:45 for ages 5-10.
After this spring session wraps up on May 28th it is off to Summer Camp. Fremont Community School offers nine week long camps and one two week camp. These are Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm. Running the gambit from Beaches to Comic Books and Art Journals to Treasure Hunts, these classes offer a great mind expanding summer activity for your child. Camps are $195 per child per week with discounts for multiple weeks.
For more information visit the FCS Arts and Crafts Blog