Hi Art! Spring 2018 Classes

Let’s Hop: Gallery Hops, Photography and Drawing for Kids and their Parents
Saturdays from 1:30-2:30
April 13-May 11 $45

Now in its twentieth year, Hi Art! and Opera ’N Art open the landscapes of contemporary art and music to children of all ages—from toddlers to preteens ••this Spring, Opera 'N Art takes a new tack! Come on out and greet the sunshine with 5 weeks of kid-licious gallery hops. We’ll draw, we’ll photograph and we’ll make a new kind of “book” to keep our visual memories alive. Based on a pedagogy that privileges process over result, Hi Art! supports a child’s instinctive desire to create, develop his or her own ideas. This Best of New York arts program artfully combines a broad range of recognizable skills and materials (gross and fine motor skills, design, language, cultural history, musical repertoire, art theory, critical thought, self-expression, dance and choreography) with the “invisible” skills that build sensitive, insightful children who are independent thinkers. Younger children work alongside their adult companions each at his or her own pace and big kids are always free to go it alone! Join the fun: Wherever great art is, HiArters go!

Opera 'N Art: 20 years of everything great for the world’s arts savviest kids!

Partial scholarships available, please address requests to the Director.

10% of all HiArt! tuitions will be donated directly to
The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative

Best Children's Arts Program, Best of New York 2000, New York Magazine


Hi Art! Spring 2018 Schedule

Manga Madness (Ages 6-16)

Hold onto your hats, manga lovers! This is your chance to learn not only how to draw manga characters but to develop and write manga. Lean how to make panels, incorporate text, design your page, create fantastic creatures, and more! Manga is an incredible way for kids who love to draw to find their own path and be cool at the same time. Highly stylized and easy to learn, kids master proportions, line weight, how to use a nib and a brush, and much more, all while using their brains and imaginations to create their own fantastic characters and stories.

Manga Madness

Mixed Levels: Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
8 weeks beginning April 10 - May 29

Mixed Levels:Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6 Weeks, beginning April 14 - May 19
Location to be announced

New & Amazing

Soft Sculpture with Luiza Kurzyna (Ages 4-15)
Littler Kids (4-6) with an adult partner

Join the queen of soft sculpture, amazing Luiza, for a Fall full of squishy 3-D adventures. Masses of materials, masses of imagination. Make stuff that will make your friends swoon with envy!

Soft Sculpture with Luiza Kurzyna

Fridays, 4:30 PM -5:45 PM
Update coming soon! 


Hi Art! Spring 2018 Schedule
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Hi Art! Springr 2018
Enrollment Terms and Conditions

• All classes meet once a week unless otherwise noted.

• A $150 enrollment deposit is non-refundable unless at the time of application the program to which I have applied is already full. Absolutely no refunds will be made for withdrawal for any reason whatsoever after the date of the second scheduled class. Requests for withdrawal MUST be made in writing. Courtesy refunds or charge reversals will be charged a 8% service fee.

• One make-up class is allowed per semester. Make up classes must be scheduled in advance and are limited to existing class times only. There are no makeup classes available for Soft Sculpture or Portfolio. Participants enrolled in a class with no make-ups may choose to do their make-up in a different class. No make up classes may NOT be carried over to the next semester.

• Registration is complete ONLY upon the signed return of the enrollment form and receipt of full tuition. All checks should be made payable to Hi Art! Kids Inc. Families paying by credit card will not receive confirmation of registration prior to the receipt of a signed enrollment form. No class admission will be permitted prior to receipt of full tuition and signed enrollment form.

• Families enrolling two or more children will receive a 5% discount on the .second child’s tuition for full term registrations only.

• Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

• In the event of severe weather conditions, HiArt! will follow the NYC public school closings, and make-up classes will be at the discretion of the Director In the event that NYC public schools close for hazardous weather or other perilous conditions in which children’s safety might be compromised, HiArt! will also be closed, and will not be liable for the missed classtime.

• The signator agrees and undertakes to insure that neither the child being enrolled nor any adult accompanying the child during Hi Art! activities will in any way endanger, or threaten to endanger, the safety or well being of any person in or associated with the program. If in the sole judgment of Hi Art! personnel, any such child or adult does so endanger or threaten to endanger other persons, Hi Art! reserves the right to discontinue the child's enrollment without consultation or other process, and without refund of any tuition or fee.

• Children and/or their work may be photographed during the course of activities and these photographs may appear in Hi Art! promotional materials. No child whose photograph is used will be identified by name, nor will any compensation be extended for such use.

• HiArt! Kids reserves the right to cancel classes and assumes no liability whatsoever beyond the refund of tuition for said classes.

Arty Parties: The Artiest Birthday Parties in Town!
Singled out by New York Magazine, New York Family and Time Out New York, ARTY PARTIES are unique, fun, flexible, special, charming, educational and, happily, unlike any of those other birthday parties your child has been to. Real art with real artists, in a context of fantasy and fun. We now have incredible Party Bags and Artsy Favors, too!

Want your party to be EXTRA-special? Ask about our fabulous new catering by ARTISANAL. The most beautiful food for the most beautiful new party space in Manhattan. Especially for kids, of course!

Holiday Art Camps
What's the most constructive, stimulating (not to mention festive) way to keep your children active and engaged on their odd days off from school? Hi Art!’s Holiday Art Camps offer an intensive arts exploration full of thinking, making, seeing and doing.

Great Field Trips, Tons of Hands-on Art, Guest Artists, Talented New Friends, The Most Creative Environment in Town! Materials and kid friendly lunches provided. 9:30-3:00 for big kids kindergarten age and up; littler kids + caregiver are welcome to join in for the half day - 9:30-12! Register now for the artiest fun under the frozen sun!

Holiday Camps scheduled for 2018
• Next Holiday Camps are: Details can be found under Holiday Art Camps.

Phone 917-318-9499 to reserve your child's place.


Guy Richards
New & Amazing! The Producers with renowned artist Guy Richards Smit!!

manga kid

The Angry King and Queen of the Fairies, Benjamin Britten’s Midsummer

manga girl with art Manga Madness

Sculpture with Elisa Soliven

A. Thompson, age 4
A. Thompson, age 4

Manga with Zoe Greenbaum

Soft Sculpture
Soft Sculpture with Luiza Kurzyna

Zoe's portrait
Z. Greenbaum, 13 years, student in Life Drawing and Painting, Spring '08

Zoe's portrait
Mory Kone, Age 8

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