Local Art Lessons for Kids

Patch contributor Keri Goodfriend is teaching another round of art classes.

Lake Ridge Patch contributor Keri Goodfriend is offering art classes for toddlers, preschool and elementary students out of her home this May and June. 

She also offers daytime classes for homeschooled students. Payment is due at the first class for any classes. A schedule of classes is below.

To register, ask for directions, or find out more information, contact her at Keri.goodfriend@gmail.com or 703-494-4765. 

Preschool Picassos

For kids 3-5 years old. This six-week class teaches children about the basics of color theory, types of art, introduces famous artists and their work, and encourages the children to try different styles of artwork.

Cost: $83 (materials included).

  •   Fridays, 1-2 p.m., May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15

Art Exploration Workshop: Around the World

For kids K-5th grade. Designed with elementary school art curriculum in mind, the students will learn techniques on how to use the different art mediums: acrylic paints, watercolors, charcoal, chalk pastel; art theory concepts such as the color wheel, dimension & depth, and use of light & shadow; famous artists and their works, as they relate to our art projects. The theme for this series is Art Exploration: Around the World. In each class we will study an artist from a different country and stamp our passports as we learn about art around the world.

Cost: $88 (materials included).

  • Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

About the Classroom

  • We do wear art smocks, but you're encouraged to dress your child in something that can get paint on it: it's inevitable!
  • For the younger classes, you can bring snacks for your child if needed to get him or her through the mid-morning. 
  • I have a dog, but she is kept in the basement during classes.

Cancellation policy: If I need to cancel a class due to weather or an illness in my family, I will schedule a make-up class.

About the Teacher

Keri Goodfriend developed her love of art at the age of 6, after winning her first place ribbon for her work, “The Clown,” and has been an artist ever since. In high school she attended the Governor’s School of Excellence in Art, and won an art scholarship for best incoming freshman art portfolio from James Madison University, where she earned a B.A in studio art. Keri has dabbled in graphic design, mural art, and children’s décor, but most enjoys creating works of art for her friends and family. Keri has been teaching art classes in her home for three years.


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