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kids workshops - After school Classes

Learn How to Draw & Paint Two Images in the Universe of your Own Choosing

Ages: must be 6 to 14 years old to attend

Tuition :$325.00 for 6 two hour lessons

All Professional Grade Art supplies included in tuition

Supplies:all professional grade non toxic acrylic and water based oil paints, professional grade paint brushes of varying sizes, museum quality archival paper, and thick, cotton aprons (students bring their own snack and drink)

Course Description: Through visual and verbal consultation, head teacher Chris Babcock and her two assistant teachers instruct your child on how to produce two to three 15 by 24 inch paintings of any masterpiece, portrait, photo or cartoon in the world of their own choosing.

Drawing: Student learn to draw any figurative, still life, or landscape masterwork, photo or cartoon they want to study through the use of the right brain drawing method and the grid system of drawing.

Painting: Students learn how to develop basic painting skills and brush techniques through understanding the way to hold an put pressure on a brush to make a variety of line qualities, mixing various hues of acrylic and oil paints and applying them to create highlighting and shading.

How the choosing of the 2 paintings works:All students will email Chris Babcock the two images of their choosing 1 week prior to the first day of class. Send to portraits@artwithchris.com

What if your child does not know what he or she wants to paint?Please email Chris and she will email some images for your child to choose from.

What if your child chooses something very complex like the Mona Lisa?All works of art are studied so that your child can develop his or her own painting skills and personal style. Every work of art has something to teach us, so any artwork, no matter how complex,will help develop your child’s artistic skills. It is not the goal of the student to reproduce the painting exactly in the same way, but to use the image as a jumping off point to further develop their technical and creative skills.


Limit: 18 students
Teacher/student ratio: 6 to 1

Location: Chris Babcock Art, 5907 California Street@21st Ave in San Francisco.

Three 6 week classes to choose from:

Mondays, 4 to 6 pm
April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 or
Tuesdays, 4 to 6 pm
April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 or
Thursdays, 4 to 6 pm
April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28


kids workshops - After school Classes

Hamlin Kindergarten Drawing & Painting After School Classes
Please Note: (For Hamlin students only)

Through step by step instruction and constant visual and verbal demonstration by Chris Babcock, the girls will learn how to draw what they see using the right brain drawing method and basic painting techniques like how to hold a paint brush to produce different line qualities and variety of textures.

Each student will produce three 15 by 20 inch paintings using professional grade acrylics on museum quality archival paper:

1) A realistic self-portrait exploring how to draw what shapes really look like and how to shade and highlight to further define each shape.

2) A baby animal portrait exploring decorative textures and layers of paint strokes to create the look of soft fur.

3) A classic masterpiece of either a landscape or still life exploring perspective and varied thick and thin textures.

Tuition : $395.00 includes the highest grade of professional acrylic paints, art supplies and aprons.  

Teacher/student ratio: 7 to 1.

Dates and time: Wednesdays, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11

Location: Chris Babcock Art/ 5907 California Street@21st Ave in San Francisco

Examples of Landscape, Self Portrait and Animal Portrait made at Chris Babcock Art, ages 5.5 to 6 years, acrylics on museum quality archival paper