Art Classes in Menifee California, Menifee Kids Art Camp, Ines Miller Art Instructor

Menifee Kids Art Camp

Inspiring Creativity through Arts & Crafts

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After School Kids Art class Second Session ended winter season

December 17, 2017

Our Second session for Art class ended this week.

Winter rates school art Penguins Bowling Pin art project crafts in menifee California

Children had the opportunity to experiment and practice their sketching, drawing and painting skills.
The last two projects were:

Perspective acrylic on paper : Holiday room decoration, this drawing was challenging for them but that did wonderful with the holiday room decoration and the focal point subject being the Christmas tree for those who celebrate Christmas or a rocking chair and a basket with a cat tangle on yarn for children that decided to draw something else.


squirrel and red robin bird christmas painting kids art class in Menifee California    
squirrel and red robin bird christmas painting kids art class in Menifee California    
squirrel and red robin bird christmas painting kids art class in Menifee California    

This is a large stage watercolor paper and takes practice for children to become comfortable with the size and being able to draw according to their perspective view.

Children are encourage to keep practicing on perspective points as a way to improve their drawing skills and create more interesting paintings.

The boring old recycle bowling pins 3D painting has been transformed on their own beauty as each child painted their own character for this holidays.


This was a project were art students work on sections for the last three classes as primer-gesso was applied, free sketching ( yes every child free hand drew their own character) then first coats of paint were applied and detailing took place accordingly.

The final step was the accessories as they got to dress up their our penguin or Santa Claus.

We will take a break thru the Holidays as we prepare materials and art lessons for our Third session 
starting January 16 and will go thru March 6, 2018

For more information you can visit link Below:

Children Art Class Tole Painting Owl Autumn Decor

November 1, 2017

Tole Painting Owl! 



 As Autumn  is not over yet I designs some wooden owns for 5th graders to paint share with family.


Here  you can see from the brain storming a simple design for  students to accomplish with in an hour segment. 

From cut out wood pieces to pre-primed owls ready to paint.

 Students did great adding their own color pallet and personality to each owl.


 If you want to try this project please visit link below for free pattern.


  Have fun!



Owl Painting on Wood Tole Painting kids art project

October 30, 2017


Hello  5th graders at Mr. Briggs classroom!

Tole Painting Classes fro Children Owl painting on wood

If you miss last Friday art project You can download the owl pattern Here:Link

Place Pattern on top of your wooden owl cut out and transfer outlines with tracing paper or freehand.

Select paint color of your choice and have fun!

Below your can see  several owl samples  5th graders students painted last Friday as everyones turned out unique and  display a fun personality;  hope to get you inspired.

Students Art work:


The Sign can be personalized with erase of your own such as: Your Name, Autumn, Fall, Family, Welcome, etc.


Have Fun!


Savant or prodigy Child gifted for the Visual Arts Drawing and Painting

October 23, 2017

Savant or prodigy

Very few children are born a prodigy on the fine arts; the ability to draw and paint is a learn skill just as learning to speak our native language, math, reading and even learning a foreign language. Time, practice and some dedication is needed for all the above.

With little effort and dedication your child can learn how to channel her or his energy in a creative way. Expressing his imagination on a 2 D or 3D form of art.

Menifee Kids Art Camp vision is to expose the next generation also known as the Millennian generation to a wide array of art and craft techniques so that they can look inside themselves and identify their own and flourish in their own talents.

Then I can look back and joyfully say I had done my deed in this planet.

Drawing Lessons for Children by Ines Miller - Fine Artist

October 19, 2017
Each child will show his own interpretation of the world around him.
Give him the proper tools and skill to be able to express what he sees, feels and what resides in his imagination.
Drawing art lessons for children
Drawing Art Classes will lay the basic foundation in how to observe and breakdown on basic shapes what your kid see around.
Pencil drawing or simply sketching is a fun way to strengthen your child’s drawing skills.
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Registration is now open for the second session. Children will continue practicing on different projects their sketching abilities, drawing and painting skills while reinforcing art theory.

Second After School ART session will renew October 24th

October 17, 2017

We have one   week off and our Second After School  ART session will renew October 24th.

After school art classes for children Menifee California Art lessons by Fine Artist Ines Miller


Registration  is now open for the second session. Children will continue practicing on different projects their sketching abilities, drawing and painting skills while reinforcing art theory.



We will have  several fun projects on this session you don’t want your child to miss.


Between the fun projects students  will paint on Canvas a Cardinal Bird on Winter Scene ( yes! they will be studying and painting the challenging white snow) and  they will also be doing a Painting on Wood; this gives them another surface to experiment on their painting. 


Day and time will remain the same here at Santa Rosa Academy.


7 Fun,  productive and creative weeks on Art and Art Theory.


Session 2: October 24- December 12th * No class on Nov 21**

When: Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm

Who: Elementary and Middle Grades

Location: Room 4101

Cost: $75

Siblings: $70

Cost includes tuition and all art materials.



To sign up visit:





Ines Miller

Art Instructor



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Children Painting Classes Acrylic on Canvas Eclipse

October 11, 2017


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Eclipse painting Kids art class in Menifee California After School Art classes

Eclipse Painting Class  - After School Art class



Celebrating  our 2017 solar eclipse art students immortalized the event on a canvas  panel painting with acrylic  paints. 


This was a project done on stages; even tho our young artist wanted to finished on one stroke; patience and observation were implemented here.

The results were  incredible!  the first stage was to pencil sketch free hand an outer space scenery of an Astronaut, tiny little glimpse of put blue planet also known as Earth and the  grand  eclipse sighting, base colors were applied.


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painting  class for children in Menifee California - Art Instructor Ines Miller Eclipse Painting

The second stage was to go over the shadows and were the reflective solar rays were coming from, children paint a second color base as needed.

the last phase on the painting is making sure canvas edges were painted, applied all tiny details that may had been covered and ad those solar glare and the reflection on the astronaut helmet.


Every Acrylic painting unique as the expression of the own creator. 

Art students finally were able to take their Eclipse painting  home to proudly display it and share the painting process with their family.

Why Medicine Schools Are Requiring Art Classes

October 5, 2017

This article with information  why  Medicine  Schools Are Requiring Art Classes

art classes helping medicine students carriers


Something so simple and basic as and art class may had been taken for granted …But not any more! as  the arts invisible empowerment may have a positive influence on the sciences and the future career of your child. 


Don’t wait until late in your child’s  young years to expose him to art and craft classes and workshops.


The finish project on the wooden mannequin art drawing sketch

September 30, 2017

Wooden mannequin observation drawing class.


The finish project on the wooden mannequin art drawing sketch,


Art students worked on their observational skills, from kindergarten to middle school students each  mannequin came to life as you can see each drawing  showing off his/ her own creative personality.



Art students  got hands on by  positioning their own wooden  mannequin on the pose of their choice observing light and shadows. Also students were aware of their mannequin articulation points and instructed to indicate  those articulated sections on their drawing.


 I love tthe art process  that  always comes out of this project as you noticed  our early age art students from Kinder and first grade they had the mannequin shape at their best and then young artist added their facial expressions  :)

After all a face is not a face if isn’t showing a smile …correct?


This  art project  was done on a large size watercolor paper and because of the  art paper size  and the free hand sketch challenge art students had to divide on equal parts (1/4 ) to get a sense of scale of their mannequin while sketching.


 The back ground was embellished with pastel colors reviewing our color theory of “cool” colors and “warm” colors and their  representations as we observe this colors  in our daily lives as sun sets, sun rise, ocean, desert, rainy days, and so forth.


Blending pastels can get really messy and young students love the pastel blending techniques; color theory was review and also few basic blending techniques.


Are your art classes STEAM inspired?

September 3, 2017


Lately I been getting parents inquiring  more about my art curriculum; honestly I never set much thought about  asking myself if my art classes were STEAM inspired as to me is pretty obvious Art is connected to this 4 concepts and had been using this concepts on my art approach  without putting too much emphasis to call them certain "steam title".





 Steam stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math.

 After dissecting one of my lesson I will say Yes, definitely!


Art is very connected to all 4 STEAM concepts.




 Just a simple example is when we do portrait studies - a small  anatomy introduction  jumps in as an essential explanation to help the young artist understand what he / she is drawing from  dorso, elbow, muscles are there any veins shown on subject? neck, tendons, skull shape, eye sockets and grow formation. Young art students are expose to   a full introduction of  new words on anatomy and help them distinguish the basic composition in a human body when their art project is about such figurative drawing or so.


Our Skull study painting on canvas shown here:


Young art students  learned about the Sugar Skulls” folklore, traditions, where did started and why, to the more anatomical explanation such as  frontal bone, nasal bone, mandible bone and how mobile and large that jaw bone  is before they were ready to sketch their own sugar  skull.

We do little bit of chemistry by mixing colors when we study our color theory, clay and paint, paper mache and clue and other ingredients and so on …


We  also divide our pages in half, thirds and quarters, we section  and study angles and perspective. We also look for the native habitad of a particular animal we will be painting; origen and behavior.


Social Studies are touch when we talk about certain cities and social groups, traditions and ethnical customs before sketching, painting or 3D sculpting.


All this tiny bits of informations are pour into our  art classes in Menifee Kids Art Camp for our young millennials art students to learn and understand what lands behind their created subject.


 So, I might say yes, Menifee Kids Art Camp offers  a STEAM inspired art curriculum.

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