Virtual Courses for Young Artists

EA Art School strives to remain welcoming and accessible to all during the hiatus caused by COVID-19, and in keeping with our values, we are offering students the opportunity to choose two different payment options for these new virtual courses beginning in July:

$200 ($20/class): Covers our instructor costs
$300 ($30/class): Covers additional operating costs at Educational Alliance Art School and Manny Cantor Center

We are still offering a limited number of scholarship seats for our virtual art courses. Please click here to inquire about our available scholarships.

All of our virtual offerings will be held via Zoom. Please download the  the Zoom app  on your phone or computer prior to the start of your class or activity. You can find basic instructions on using Zoom  here. Links and details will be sent out to students who have registered before the start of class.

All virtual courses include instructor demos (both live and via pre-recorded videos), time for creating together, instructor feedback, and student sharing. Some courses have suggested materials lists. Students who want to follow along and create new work from home should purchase these materials before the start of the first class.

Justice Through Photography: Leticia Perelstein

Mondays & Wednesdays: 2:00 – 3:30 PM 

7/13/2020 – 8/12/2020


During this 10-class documentary photography course convening virtually over 5-weeks, students (ages 11 -15) will explore their identities, families and communities. Using Wendy Ewald’sAmerican Alphabets Photography project as a guide and inspiration, students will create their own personal alphabets to tell their life stories. Students will take and edit digital photographs, share their stories with each other, and explore the important role that photography has played in social movements. Through this creative online environment, students will also gain knowledge of basic photography terms and technical practices.  Use of a digital camera, smart phone, iPad, or tablet and free photo editing apps, Snapseed and Adobe Lightroomare required. 

Ceramics for Young Artists: Evan Hagan 

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

7/14/2020 – 8/13/2020 

In this virtual course, students (ages 11-15) will deepen their understanding of handbuilding with clay. Classes meet twice a week over 5-weeks in this ceramics course. Students will explore a variety of techniques, focusing primarily on pinch and coil construction, to produce functional tableware and decorative art objects. Students will learn how to decorate the surface of these clay forms with stamps, texturizing, etching, and underglaze. Purchase of clay and some tools is required. 

*Suggested Materials List

Stop Motion Animation: Leticia Perelstein 

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

7/14/2020 – 8/13/2020

The Stop Motion Animation virtual art course meets twice a week over 5-weeks and is designed for 11-15 yearolds. Students practice storytelling through art, photography, and video. Young artists will learn the basics of storytelling: building characters, environments, timeline, plot, and resolution. The virtual classes inspire colorful explorations using materials from homeThrough making videos and sharing them, students will expand their creativity as they foster a sense of togetherness on the screen, use critical thinking and apply problem solving. Use of a digital camera, smart phone, iPad, or tablet and a free app, Stop Motion Studio, are required.