Winter/Spring Art Programs - 2016

Please register via the Freedom Area Recreation Council

        For more information or additional dates, please email 

Starts January 23rd

Portfolio Elements, for ages 11 and up.

Traditional drawing is emphasized as a basis for all work, even comic book, fantasy or anime. It requires a lot of rendering from direct observation; a more difficult task and therefore a big requirement of most high school and college level portfolios. Self-portraits, figure drawings, object studies and still life drawings are commonly requested.  Projects covered will include CCPS high school portfolio requirements for those on the ARTS track upon entering High School.  This class is open to students of all levels; portfolio planning is optional.  Instructor: John Kachik, Mondays, 5 – 6:30pm at Century High School, $95 for 6 classes


Starts January 24th

Works of Art, for ages 6 – 10.

In this course, students will have fun learning about famous artists and their works.  With the introduction of various mediums, such as acrylics, pencils, pastels, watercolors and clay, the class will use their skills and imagination to create exciting works of art.  Our first project will consist of pencils and watercolors and reflect the beauty and artistry of Georgia O'Keefe.  We will continue on to fun creations inspired by Monet and Van Gogh.  The final project is a sculpture inspired by Picasso and his painting The Three Muscians.   This vibrant, lively and geometric piece will incorporate the use of acrylics, paper and found objects.  Instructor: Kim Fondiller, Tuesdays, 5 – 6:15pm @ Century High School, $80 for 6 classes


Starts February  8th

Guided Artistic Directions in the Studio, for adults

Students will develop their personal artistic direction and create a series of works using drawing, painting, or mixed media techniques. Instructor John Kachik will customize, design, and provide demonstrations and direction to meet class needs and interests. Individual and group critiques and discussions will help students develop their work to more professional. Open to all levels. Bring the materials that support your medium of choice. Instructor: John Kachik, Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30pm @ Century High School, $140 for 6 weeks


Starts February 2nd

The Art of Stained Glass, for adults, and children 12 and up.  Great parent/child class!  This class will teach you all the elements that go into making your own stained glass work of art.  You will learn how to cut, grind, foil and solder your glass.  One to two seasonal pieces will be completed for you to display in a window, on a wall or easel.  No tools are required.  Just a lot of enthusiasm and excitement to try something new. Register early; space is limited. Instructor: Kim Fondiller, Thursdays, 5 – 6:30pm @ Century High School, $125 for 6 classes


Starts February 2nd

Stained Glass II, for adults, and children 12 and up.   

This program offers the moderate to advanced student to expand their creativity and skills. This class is for someone who has experience with stained glass and the materials used.  As with past classes, supplies are included.  A variety of projects from panels, window hangings and 3-D pieces will be completed within the six week schedule. Instructor: Kim Fondiller, Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8pm @ Century High School, $125 for 6 classes


**SPRING** Freedom Youth Competitive Art League – 1st place team for Fall 2016!!!

The Carroll Youth Competitive Art League (CYCAL) began its inaugural program on November 11, 2015 with volunteer directors Jenifer Patterson and Carlos Felicia (of New Windsor) and sponsored by the West Carroll Recreation Council. These parent volunteers saw a need in the community for a creative experience outside of traditional art lessons or contests. Jenifer said, “A safe and fun atmosphere where kids can come together, learn art techniques and share their ideas about art was missing in our community. The additional opportunity for them to learn the valuable life skills of time management, competition and group problem solving in a setting outside of sports was also hard to find.” The mission of the Carroll Youth Competitive Art League provides kids aged 11 – 15 the opportunity to learn a variety of art techniques and mediums, create independent and group original art work, and to creatively solve problems together in a fun and supportive group environment. 

Our NEW Freedom Youth Competitive Art League (FYCAL) was a big hit this fall and our FARC team won 1st place at the tournament!  We will continue the program as an 8-week session (Mondays and some Wednesdays) featuring a variety of mediums, and 2 additional days for our local competitions which are 2-hour sessions including guest artists serving as judges.  A scoring sheet is used that features skills that gives even the novice an opportunity to compete and win!  Skills include:

·         Creativity

·         Composition and design

·         Craftsmanship

·         Time management

A regional competition with CYCAL will be scheduled for a Saturday in May from 10am – 2pm at the South Carroll Senior and Community Center. Our talented local young artists are sure to thrive in this new competitive arts program!  SPRING SESSION starts March 27th.


Starts March 27th

Competitive Multiple Media, for ages 11 -15

Students will learn to illustrate in a variety of mediums, including graphite pencil and watercolor. Creative projects will be interspersed with technique study to develop many areas of expression.  All students will be competing in 2 additional 2-hour sessions to demonstrate the skills they’ve learned in the program.             Ages 11 – 15 will be able to compete in the Regional Competition on a Saturday, in May at 10am at the South Carroll Senior and Community Center. Date TBD. The last class will be after the regional competition and include a small celebration at the end. All materials are included. Instructor: John Kachik , Competition Mediator: Vivian Davis  @Century High School, $150 for 8 classes & up to 3 competitions plus regional competition.

Mondays 5 – 6:30pm & Wednesdays 5 – 7pm (specific dates)

Saturday Date TBD - Regional Competition - starts at 10am


Starts March 28th

Art in our World II, for ages 6 – 10.

This class will introduce children to the basic fundamentals of art.  The students will be encouraged and given the opportunity to explore and create art projects in a variety of mediums.  With their acquired skills, the children will complete weekly projects with the use of clay, paints, collage and recycled materials. Projects will vary from the fall program, and be a continuation of the materials learned in the past 2 sessions.  Instructor: Kim Fondiller, Tuesdays, 5 – 6:15pm @ Century High School, $80 for 6 classes


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