The Smith Studio and Gallery, along with the Geneseo Park District, will host a series of fall art classes for children on Tuesdays or Saturdays.

The Smith Studio and Gallery, along with the Geneseo Park District, will host a series of fall art classes for children on Tuesdays or Saturdays.

Tuesday classes will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday classes are from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All art classes last for three weeks.

p.m. at Smith Studio and Gallery.

All classes are taught by David Smith, a nationally recognized art educator.

Classes for students in first through third grades include:

• Cartooning Characters (Sept. 12-26) — Students will look at traditional cartooning techniques of proportion, positioning and perspective.

• Painting A Science Landscape (Oct. 7-21) — This class will challenge students to think about what is needed for man to survive in the first human habitat on Mars. Participants will need to include the many colony components that allow for survival. Students will also learn how to layer their landscape painting so that elements are in perspective.

• Printmaking and Pop-Up Cards (Nov. 7-21) — Class attendees explore a variety of printing techniques. They’ll learn how to create different types of printing plates and how to use brayers, ink and other printing tools.

Classes for students in fourth through sixth grade include:

• Painting with Oil Pastels (Sept. 16-30) — Students will learn a painterly way to use oil pastels. Invented in 1921, oil pastels (cray-pas) were designed with the purpose to open up a child’s creative mind.

• Crazy Hair Portraits (Oct. 3-17) —Starting with a profile portrait, skills are developed to create a sculptural and artistic pompadour. Engineering skills are taught as hairstyles become more challenging.

• Spoon People (Nov. 4-18) — A wooden spoon is the starting point in this class. Clay is added to form a face on the spoon’s back. With paper sculpturing techniques a body is added. All of this leads to a creative sculpture of a character who has a personality unique to the maker.

Additional class information is available at Smith Studio and Gallery or at the Geneseo Community Center or online at www.geneseo

parkdistrict.org.