art classes in Newtown PA with local artist Bonnie Porter
youth art lessons in Newtown PA

ART FOR A CAUSE:  Each spring we have an "Art for A Cause" themed art show held at Countryside Gallery in historic Newtown in early June.  Art can do more than decorate!  Art can educate, influence and inspire. I encourage students to use art to raise awareness and support the causes that they are passionate about in a positive and proactive way. The students suggest causes that are important to them and then vote on the cause that will be the theme of our art show each year.

ART FOR A CAUSE

Art Lessons for Kids

with artist & designer Bonnie Porter

Instructor's Portfolio including designs for Lenox: bonnieporter.com

 

Nurture a productive pastime

that can last a lifetime!

 

 

Above: Some of our participants in the Middletown Grange Fair Art Show

 

 

A few of our art show themes:.

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"ONE PLANET: Species Vulnerable to Climate Change"

Students raised awareness concerning the impact that global warming is having on wildlife.  Participating students were recognized in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick!  Click this link to view the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/XENwBlpv6d8

Thank you Congressman Fitzpatrick

for being so supportive of our young artists:

One Planet Student Art Show
One Planet Student Art Show

Animals and plants are struggling to adapt to new conditions created by climate change. Many life-forms are forced to move or change their behaviors in order to survive as their habitats shift. The species that will struggle most will be the ones that are very specific in what they eat or where they live, especially if their habitats are eliminated. Climate swings have occurred in the past, but the changes have taken a thousand times longer than the current human-made climate change.

Snowshoe Hare by Addison K
Snowshoe Hare by Addison K

To hide from predators, this North American rabbit has evolved to turn white in winter to blend in with the snow. Snow in some areas is melting earlier due to climate change, leaving stark white hares exposed to predators. Tip to slow global warming: Plant trees! Trees are great for pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere and releasing oxygen in its place. One tree can absorb a ton of carbon dioxide during its life. The tree with also provide a sense of shelter, shade, and heat protection naturally.

One Planet Participants
One Planet Participants

Congratulations on another great art show. You should all be very proud.

One Planet Student Art Show
One Planet Student Art Show

Animals and plants are struggling to adapt to new conditions created by climate change. Many life-forms are forced to move or change their behaviors in order to survive as their habitats shift. The species that will struggle most will be the ones that are very specific in what they eat or where they live, especially if their habitats are eliminated. Climate swings have occurred in the past, but the changes have taken a thousand times longer than the current human-made climate change.

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FOR PETS' SAKE.

Our pet portrait art exhibit with note card sale raised $1,000.00 for the Bucks County SPCA!  

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PORTRAITS OF CHANGE.

Our tribute to individuals who stood for peace, equality, helping those who cannot help themselves and embracing diversity. This art show was a fundraiser for The Peace Center of Langhorne's antibullying school programs.

Finn by victoria c
Finn by victoria c

Waffles and Hemingway
Waffles and Hemingway

Waffles and Hemingway by Taylor D

Rocky by Abby S
Rocky by Abby S

Finn by victoria c
Finn by victoria c

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Harriet Tubman by Katie S
Harriet Tubman by Katie S

"Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

Mahatma Gandhi by Grace P
Mahatma Gandhi by Grace P

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Portraits of Change participants
Portraits of Change participants

Great work everyone. Time and effort pays off.

Harriet Tubman by Katie S
Harriet Tubman by Katie S

"Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

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Students are currently voting

on our "Art for a Cause" theme for 2022

CLASS INFO:   Classes are held September through May starting shortly after Labor Day and ending the week before Memorial Day.  Students 4th grade and up learn the fundamentals of good drawing skills while exploring various art mediums including but not limited to pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic on canvas, and watercolor. (No crafts) This is a traditional fine art drawing and painting class geared towards having fun and building confidence. Small class sizes of 6 students or less ensures individual attention and that students progress at their own pace.   Each class is made up of students of mixed ages and skill levels.  We do not all copy the same sample painting in these classes.  Every art project is customized to your child's interests!  Students are encouraged to invest their time and effort into producing quality art as opposed to quantity - this is not a race.

 

TUITION is $17.00 per one hour class and includes all materials.  Class meets once each week.

 

NEED TO SKIP A CLASS?  I am willing to prorate with advanced notice.  If you would like your invoices prorated, please let me know by the 1st of each month which days your child will need to skip and I will leave those dates off of your invoice.  After the 1st of the month, if something comes up and your child needs to miss a class please call to let me know so I can give that spot to another student who needs to do a make up, and I will be happy to schedule a make up for your child.  I do not offer make up classes for no shows with no phone call to let me know.  After 3 no-shows I will have to assume that you are no longer interested in this class and I will offer it to the next person on the wait list.  Thank you in advance for your understanding.  

Due to Covid-19

All art classes are cancelled until it is safe to resume.

I have a high risk family member at home, so classes will not resume until fall  2021.

Thank you for understanding.

We are all so proud:

Our own Amelia B. was chosen as a PBS Artist of the Month!

for more info or to be placed on our wait list

please email bonnieporter1@verizon.net