Students learn the basic art elements and terminology used in the world of fine art-making through a fun and interactive way.


Creative Art Exploration, Level 1 (4-5)

Level 1 is a 1-hour class. Students experiment with various kinds of art materials and art styles. Learn about the basics of art elements and principles of design. The curriculum is age-appropriate, fun, and will develop students’ confidence in making creative decisions.

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Creative Art Exploration, Level 2 (6-8)

Level 2 is a 1.5-hour class that enhances students’ creative thinking, observation ability, and problem-solving skills. Students learn more about art forms, art materials, and art concepts such as form, color, lines, shapes, etc. They also learn about the basics of the “Ideation Process” which is the grass root of creative thinking. This course will build a solid foundation for intermediate and advanced art programs.

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Drawing courses focus on building fundamental drawing skills as well as creatively self-expression. The course is developed into three levels. Returning students please decide the drawing level according to student evaluation. New students please bring previous artwork and take one trial class for evaluation to decide your drawing level placement.


Drawing Begin Level (7-9)

In level Begin (7-9), students learn the most fundamental drawing skills. They will explore different drawing tools, different techniques for creating value, contour drawing, various paper surfaces for effect, and many other insights. Our school uses creative pedagogy. So students will draw from life and learn to create with their own insights.

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Drawing Intermediate Level (9-11)

Level Intermediate (9-11) is aimed at further developing the skills students learned in Level Begin. Students not only hone their skills drawing with line and value, but also explore local value concepts, perspectives, and ideas for creating the illusion of depth.

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Drawing Elite (10-13)

Students will advance their drawing skills. They will learn academic drawing and color theory (学院派素描和色彩). They will learn to draw the form and render full-value shading. They are drawing from geometric forms, still life, plaster statues, and so forth. They will also learn to draw and paint realistically while learning about design principles. This will be an essential level for students to master their art skills and prepare them for further portfolio creation.

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Painting courses focus on building fundamental painting skills as well as creatively self-expression. We have painting course that students will work with one media each semester. We also have Chinese painting course that focuses on Chinese traditional calligraphy and painting skills.


Digital Painting (8+)

Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software. Whether you want to create comics, characters, or insane concept art, you’ll want to learn digital painting. This involves learning two different skill sets: the painting software(like Photoshop) and how to draw/paint on a tablet. Our teacher will guide students in using digital tools to create their own artwork.

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Chinese Painting (7+)

This class teaches the fundamentals and techniques of Chinese painting and calligraphy. Students will learn how to handle the Chinese painting brush, execute brush strokes correctly and artistically, control the flow of ink, and apply Chinese pigment paint. Students will also be introduced to famous painters and their artwork. Students will learn basic skills in drawing a variety of subjects such as flowers, birds, animals, and landscapes. This course also teaches the basics of Chinese calligraphy. Each 1.5-hour class will be divided into 40 min Calligraphy and 50 min Chinese Painting.

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Oil Painting (8+)

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still-life, landscape, and life models from observation will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles could be explored.  Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized extensively.

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We offer classes for students who really love art and potentially will develop a portfolio for college/university application. Students will develop a high-quality portfolio for AP studio art or Collage application.


Portfolio and Individual Creation (个人创作课 10+)

Students learn more about expressive rendering skills, composition, and other advanced concepts. Another portion of this course is aimed at enhancing students’ creative and expressive abilities by encouraging them to experiment with different drawing skills and explore the themes. This course encourages students to focus on individual studies and create artwork for art contests and personal inspiration. Instructors will talk with students one-on-one and guide them to develop the theme from various perspectives. All the 2hr classes are available to register for the Portfolio and Individual Creation.

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Advanced Art Workshop – Figure Drawing (10+)

Students will develop strong skills in drawing and color composition. The advanced art workshop will have three topics and each topic will have a series of 6 class-span. For this Fall semester, students will work on figure drawing. We will use a college-level curriculum to help students grow strong drawing skills as well as confidence in working on their own portfolio. Students will have the chance to draw from professional real models we hiring for the class and they will work outdoor for plain air landscape. Our professional instructor will guide students throughout the whole process. Adults art lovers are welcomed to come and learn art!

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AP Art and College Application Portfolio

The AP Art and College Application Portfolio are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written examination; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. Our school will help high school students to prepare their portfolios for the AP studio art course. Our AP Portfolio program will:

  • Provide art students with the necessary skills to receive a good score on the College Board Ap Studio Art Portfolio Exam and qualify for college credit.
  • Improve and strengthen high school students with a well-rounded foundation program for creating art.
  • Inspire students to convey with a strong voice through visual elements.
  • Encourage students to explore a variety of art media (we also offer instruction in digital art for high school students)

Information on portfolio preparation and digital submission can be found on the College Board website (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html).

In addition, our Portfolio class also helps students who are interested to apply for art and design majors to prepare their portfolios. Please contact the school for more information.

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2020 Fall Online Class Session Schedule: 8/17-12/13, No class 11/23-11/29 (total 16 weeks)

Class rate (discounted rate only for the online class): $25/1 hr class; $32/1.5 hr class; $40/2 hr class; Special workshop pack: $100/4 classes pack;
Sibling discount 5% off both children;
Multi-class discount 5% off the second course;
$20 off referral discount for both referrer and referee applied at payment.
You can get $20 off into the next registration if you post our art school and your children’s artwork to social media, take a screenshot and send it to us.
In addition, every student needs to finish weekly assignments and submit them to Google Classroom.
Here is the suggested supply list for Creative level students: http://a.co/gxv3xYI
Here is the suggested supply list for Drawing level students: http://a.co/d9hGHdV
Our curriculum design advances gradually and is specially designed to help students become better thinkers!

Course Date Time Instructor
Creative Art Exploration (Age 4.5-6) Level 1 1Hr Wednesday  5:15-6:15pm Aimee
Saturday 11:15-12:15pm Aimee
Creative Art Exploration (Age 6-8) Level 2 1.5Hr Thursday 3:30-5:00pm Aimee
Friday 3:30-5:00pm Aimee
Saturday 9:30-11:00am Aimee
Drawing Begin Level (Age 7-9) & Drawing Intermediate Level (Age 9-11) 1.5Hr Joint Class 1.5Hr
Returning students please decide the drawing level according to student evaluation. New students please bring previous artwork and take one trial class for evaluation to decide your drawing level placement
Tuesday 3:30-5:00pm Aimee
Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Aimee
Thursday 5:15-6:45pm Aimee
Friday 3:30-5:00pm Jason
5:30-7:00pm Sarah
Saturday 1:00-2:30pm Aimee
5:00-6:30pm Aimee
Drawing Elite Level (Age 10-13) 2Hr
Academic Drawing (学院派素描+色彩)
Returning students please decide the drawing level according to student evaluation. New students please bring previous artwork and take one trial class for evaluation to decide your drawing level placement
Monday 3:30-5:30pm Jason
Friday 5:00-7:00pm Jason
Saturday 2:45-4:45pm Aimee
3:30-5:30pm Jason
Sunday 1:00-3:00pm Figure Drawing Jason
Digital Painting (Age 8+) 2 Hr Thursday 3:30-5:30pm Jason
Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm Jason
1:00-3:00pm Digital Character Design Jason
AP and College Application Portfolio (14+) 2 Hr
New students bring previous artwork for assessment, Please contact school info@happyvalleyartschool.com to arrange a time for assessment and decide consultant schedule.
Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm Sarah
Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm Jason

*Tentative schedule – classes may be combined or cancelled.
*Tuition will be prorated if sign up after the session starts.

2020 Fall Special Workshop (Trial 4-Class Packet $100)

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We designed special workshops for students who want to try out special projects. Every 4-class packet is designed to finish 1-2 complete projects. We created a variety of topics for those workshops. Students can try a short-term four-class packet that focused on specific art techniques, digital painting fundamentals, and writing skills. It will be a very nice class packet for those who want to try something new or try our art classes. $100/4 classes packet

 Time Topic Instructor Age
Monday 6:00-7:30 pm Portrait Drawing Jason 9+
Tuesday 5:15-6:45 pm Watercolor/Gouache Painting Aimee 7+
Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm Digital Painting & 2D Animation Jason 8+
Friday 5:15-6:45 pm Story Writing & Book Making Aimee 6+