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Old 10-12-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Hello:

My daughter is 6 and she is extremely interested in learning painting/ drawing etc., she is infact good at it. I want to enhance her skills and formally train her. I looked all over craigs list and couldnt come up with anyone.
can any one point me to a teacher you know? we live in Fort Mill, SC

I would love to take her on weekends(weekdays are very time crunched) or if anyone can come home to teach, I would be delighted!

Thank you so much for your time in advance.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Not sure about going to your house, but in the Morrison YMCA they have an art studio now. They offer drawing, painting and pottery.

It isn't too far as it is minutes from the SC border by the new Lowe's store they just built, I think it is called Lancaster Hwy? The classes are small.

Also they have awesome workbooks at the bookstore that teaches techniques. I bought several for my kid and she loves them. If you go to a Barnes & Nobles, they have a section just on drawing in the kid section.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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There's a studio (franchise?) in downtown Matthews called "Explore Music and Art". A couple years ago in my son's school's afterschool program, he took an art class done by one of the teacher's from this studio. Very good experience.

I believe these studios were founded on the principles of Mona Brookes, who wrote a book called, "Drawing With Children". Check out some of the online reviews to get a better idea of it. I think it's something you would need to facilitate your child in doing but might be a lot of fun for you both. If you can't find a local art class/teacher, it might be worth looking into.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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AC Moore runs classes for adults & children. If you can get her to an AC Moore, I'd do that for at least a year. You can do it when the scheduled classes match your schedule & they are results oriented. I've known a lot of people who have taken children, male & female, to their classes over the years & never heard a complaint.

Oh, I have a BFA in Art Education, so I'm not just saying this to plug AC Moore. At her age, I'd go for broad exposure & results oriented.
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