LuciaArts is focussed primarily on offering Art programs for elementary to middle school ages and we also offer Adult ceramic classes and workshops.
Connect with yourself, art and community.
- Discover elements of art with innovative curriculum
- Ceramics, drawing, watercolor and multi media
- Integrate movement and yoga based upon interest
Ceramic classes are now offered from my studio in the Sunnyland neighborhood in Bellingham. I prepare, set out the materials, teach techniques and observe the emergence of art.
School and Community Programs
After-school arts enrichment classes for Bellingham elementary schools and community are ongoing throughout the school year. Sessions begin with open-ended activities that tie into the elements of art, e.g. line, shape, color, etc. A theme may be introduced as we practice techniques for drawing, painting, multimedia and ceramics. Programs are tailored to the groups ages and needs.
Exploring a theme through a variety of mediums allows students to use small
and large motor skills, discovering what comes naturally as well as challenges that encourage learning. Themes are loosely structured to include teachable moments and the interests of the kids. Creative movement and yoga activities offer kids ways to connect with their bodies – through focusing, breathing and releasing. Movement may be used to introduce concepts related to art or to burn off steam after sitting for a period of time.
Using drawing, painting and ceramics offers two and three dimensional experiences as well as enhancing problem solving skills. Getting to put their hands into clay is often a favorite part of class. From shaping the wet clay — to the solid form it becomes after being kiln fired, to painting it with glazes — in the end, having a piece that has become tactile and colorful. Ideas that encourage creativity and fun are used to teach the elements of art as well as to practice techniques. In the process of creating art we communicate, make changes, and learn about ourselves.
“Over the last year, Katie has gained confidence in her creative abilities while having fun exploring different types of art. As a parent, I appreciate Lucia’s preparedness and planning for each class.”
Sara Knies, parent of a Wade Kind 3rd grader
“ Art is important because you can express your feelings and how you want people to know you.”
Kate, 2nd grade