Art School is a fresh approach to teaching art.
Art School is the creation of teaching artist and Nashville native Allison Jarrett. The purpose of Art School is to provide engaging contemporary art education to students of all ages, experiences, and abilities.
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Art School Creator Allison Jarrett[/caption]
Art School classes are inspired by contemporary artists, crafters, and makers, and are focused around key concepts, materials, and techniques. Students are given space to interpret projects to suit their interests and ideas, and experimentation is encouraged. While students receive the tools they need to create successful pieces, a beautiful artwork is not the end goal. Learning through the process (and sometimes through failure) is Art School's primary focus, and the path to rediscovering the joy of making.
Expanding Our Reach
Art School is currently based in a small studio in Nashville, Tennessee. We offer homeschool art courses, private lessons, evening and weekend workshops, art parties for kids and adults, and more. The hope for Art School is to expand our offerings beyond the Middle Tennessee area.
The vision is simple: a complete Art School lesson in a box.
In each box, students receive a comprehensive art project built around contemporary artists or artwork. The box includes:
- pictures and information about contemporary artists and their work
- questions to help you or your child start engaging with the artwork
- all the art materials you need to create your own work of art
- demonstrations and instructions on how you can use the ideas and techniques from the inspiration to guide your work
Additionally, your subscription gives you access to exclusive online content, including detailed video versions of the lessons. You can share your finished artwork in a community online gallery, learn more about the artists featured in the lesson, and find inspiration from other student artists on how to keep exploring the ideas, techniques, and materials in your box.
The Art School boxes are in development, and are scheduled to launch in Fall 2017. Initially, we plan to offer an annual subscription, with a box shipping once per quarter. The boxes will be designed for three age groups: kids ages 5-10, tweens and teens ages 11-16, and older teens and adults, ages 17 and up.
We are raising funds through iFundWomen to help develop and launch the first year of the Art School box subscription service. Your contribution will help us…
- Purchase supplies and design materials for the first run of boxes
- Invest in a new website that can handle our online ordering, video classes, and more
- Cover overhead costs at our physical studio, so we can continue to carry out our mission to provide contemporary art education in Middle Tennessee
What's in it for you?
For those of you in Middle Tennessee, you can get exclusive discounts on our classes, summer camps, private lessons, and art parties by contributing through this campaign. You can read more about these in the Rewards descriptions, and by visiting our website: www.artschooltn.com.
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Art Parties, Classes, and Summer Camps[/caption]
And for those of you all over, you have exclusive access to pre-order your Art School box subscription! By pre-ordering, you receive FREE SHIPPING, and you give yourself or your kids the gift of creating and enjoying art all year long. There are other great rewards available only through this campaign, including an acrylic paint kit with an introduction to color-mixing, a free app download and tutorial introducing you to stop-motion animation, and more.
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Art School Acrylic Painting Kit[/caption]
If you are able to contribute at the $500 level or up, Allison will work with you personally to create a piece of custom artwork, or will gift you her event design consulting services. You can read more about these rewards in the descriptions, or contact Allison directly at [email protected] with any questions.
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Custom artwork and event design services[/caption]
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We are eternally grateful for your support of Art School, for spreading the word about our project, and for helping us to bring this vision to life. By contributing to this campaign and sharing the campaign with your friends and family, you are bringing the joy of making art to kids, teens, and adults everywhere.