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Color My World

Little One has mastered crayons and is starting to show some real promise as a budding artist! Sign your "petite Picasso" up for classes at Thrive Art School and watch that promise turn in to a life-long love for art. Thrive has classes starting at age 3 & 1/2 (and potty trained) all the way up to teens and adults. That's right Moms & Dads-you can exercise your right brain too!

"Just Beginners" for 3 & 1/2 - 4 year olds allows children to experiment with paints, fabrics, found objects & more while creating their masterpieces. Classes are centered around a theme and include a story and a warm-up activity in addition to working on various phases of the project. 4 to 5 year olds will love the "I'm An Artist" series where they will be taught to draw outlines of things they love such as animals, castles, and bugs. The joy they experience when they learn how to draw a recognizable animal is infectious! Older kids develop their skills in the Draw & Paint series, Mixed Media, and more advanced classes. A new "just painting" class will be coming in the fall ('07) with focus on easels and canvas.

Thrive's goal is to provide a great balance of structure and freedom by teaching children fine art skills while allowing them to put their own creativity into each project. They also align their curriculum with Washington State Learning Standards and the Elements of Art. In addition to their regular class sessions, Thrive offers fun themed summer & winter camps which culminate with a class art show on the last day. Classes are held in two locations: Madison Valley and Ravenna. You can try a sample class for free and be sure to ask about discounts for multiple family members.

Now all you need to do is clear space on the refrigerator door and get LOTS of new magnets!

Thrive Art School
6329 Ravenna AVE NE and 2900 E Madison St Suite #200 - Seattle

PS: Mention Red Tricycle and get $20 off registration fees.