Monday, July 18, 2016

National Home School Conference... in TEN DAYS!!!  If you home school, or just want ideas for teaching, this is the Western Region's conference & it'll be held right here in Logan, Utah!  Go here to check it out:
And here to register on line (there are only 2 days left to do this online!):
Twinkle & Luna (トウィンクル と ルナ), along with Twinkle's friends, 
will debut sung in Japanese on a powerpoint to follow along 
at this conference in my little booth. :-)
Artwork by Joanna has 2 more Hobby Lobby Art classes: 
this week and the first week of August on Wednesdays (9:30 to 10:30 am)
& Thursdays (9:30 to 10:30 am and 11 am to 12:30 pm),
comes in between those 2 final classes.  
Several parents have asked if we'll still be holding art classes in the fall.
  My dream has always been to really embrace Language as one of the Arts.
We call it that, but treat these subjects as separate.  Are they?
Every Chinese & Japanese character began with a drawing 
and language is a big part of how we express appreciation 
along every thought, feeling we have.  
So, why not embrace the "Arts" more fully 
when we teach a new language?
Not only will every class will include some form of artistic expression, 
every student will conclude the 12 lesson/week J1 course having 
a binder with materials he/she can review, which will include 
all of the first phonetic alphabet: ひらがな。The lessons are not
meant to be "kids only," and
activities will depend on the age, skill levels & interests
of the each group.
The words we learn with those characters...
...greetings, sentences and more...
We'll do fun stuff, to help us remember and...have fun!
To culminate we'll present Twinkle & Luna 
in Japanese for family and friends!
So, are classes over?  Hardly!  Starting in September, I'll be offering
Introductory Japanese classes through Home School, after school and preschool,
using Art, Activities, Singing, Stories and Drama!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hobby Lobby Art Classes: Week 3

Who doesn't love them?
Oh what they can become...
when creative young minds get involved!

Hobby Lobby Art Classes: Week 2

Week Two:
Painting Sky

...and what's up there!

Hobby Lobby Art Classes: Week One!

week one: 
Presented with an array of materials to play with,

...each creation is as unique... the creator!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Kids Kreate Classes BEGIN TODAY!!

Back from Asian trip (WOW!!!) and for photos of my time in Okinawa and Taiwan, please feel free to visit/friend my FB page: Joanna Sakievich, then scroll down there for more photos than you probably want to see. I will blog more about the experience....later!
However,  I'm finally getting over jet lag and very ready to dive into our summer art classes!!
TODAY we begin, and our classes are quickly filling up, 
but I still have openings and would love to have your child join in the fun!
We'll begin by making greeting cards (complete with envelopes)
using wall paper, etc! You and your child can come to Hobby Lobby 
and any employee will happily direct you to the art/craft room.
Again, classes are held once a week, Wednesday or Thursday
for ages 4-7 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
$40 for 4 classes, or $80 for all 8 
Walk in, single class rate: $12
for ages 8-12 from 11 am to 12:30 pm
$50 for 4 classes, or $100 for all 8
Walk in, single class rate: $15
(summer classes end the 1st week of August, with no classes the last week of July)
For a complete outline of each week's classes, scroll down to the previous post and visit 
Artwork by Joanna on Facebook!
I had an amazing time and my head is full of plans (to be announced later) because of
this trip to Asia.  Children all over the world have so much creativity
and ability; it's a pleasure to work and play, as together we achieve
our dreams and explore new skills!  Each class will present ideas and techniques,
but I don't believe in micro managing, 
so your child can create something he/she
really wants to make--I love seeing what kids dream up!

or call: 385-207-6623
 to join our summer of fun crafts and art!
Walk-ins are welcome as well!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Register Soon for Kids Kreate!

If you missed the early registration event at Logan's Hobby Lobby,
there are still openings!

**PLEASE NOTE: MAY 12 THROUGH  MAY 30th I'll be in Asia.  
During that time, Email: 
I'll answer as quickly as possible & registration can be done via PayPal.
A new class is offered once a week for 8 weeks. 
The schedule for classes, fees and dates are all included in this post.

Email, text or call to register:  and/or 385-207-6623

AFTER MAY 12th: Please use Email to contact me, as I will be in Asia for 2 weeks.

KIDS KREATE SCHEDULE (both ages 4-7 and 8-12):
• 6/8 or 9 Weds OR Thurs: Greeting Cards with Envelopes from Wall Paper, Buttons and more.
• 6/15 or 16 Weds OR Thurs: Sponge Paint Day and Night Skies with clouds, stars, moon, etc.
  • Draw and cut out happy stars, moon, etc.
• 6/22 or 23 Weds OR Thurs: Rock Painting & Decorating: Hearts of Stone, Pebble Pets, Bug on a Rock, etc. which can be made into magnets or accent pictures…
• 6/29 or 30 Weds OR Thurs: How to Draw, Paint & Color Fish and Animals on Walls, Paper, & more…
• 7/6 or 7 Weds OR Thurs: Painted Sunrise, Sunset with Black Silhouette Desert Scene painted or decoupaged over.
  • How to make your own decoupage glue.
• 7/13 or 14 Weds OR Thurs: Chalkboard Painted Blocks in a variety of colors.
  • You’ll bring home a recipe for making chalkboard paint, too!
• 7/20 or 21 Weds OR Thurs: Mosaic Kite & Fish Sun Catchers: made out of black paper and colored tissue paper.
• 7/27 or 28 Weds OR Thurs: NO CLASS. National Homeschooling Convention in Logan!
• 8/3 or 4 Weds OR Thurs (last summer class!): Painted, Ripped & Pasted Ocean; and we’ll create Fish & under-the-sea stuff!
AGES 4-7: $40 for 4 one hour Classes or $80 for all 8.  Discounts available for enrolling 2 or more together in the same classes!

AGES 8-12: $50 for 4, ninety minute Classes or $100 for all 8.  Discounts available for enrolling 2 or more together in the same classes!
DECORATIVE PAINTING, for Adults and teens, will be held later in the year. Cost for Classes are as follows (you are more than welcome to register for all 8 classes, as well as receive a discount for 2 or more in the same class together!)
Here are a few images of the type of things we'll be creating (depending on the class) during our time together-- CORRECTION: You and/or your children will undoubtedly make something never before seen or imagined!
We'll try our hands at drawing some animals and fish!
And not just painted, either! This image is from Pinterest, because I don't have mine scanned in, yet.  But, some samples can be seen in the Hobby Lobby display pictured above.
We'll sponge paint sunsets, day and night skies, learn how to make our own "Mod Podge," and add a desert scene with it...
Deeper colors with stars added create night skies....
Rocks are ridiculously paint friendly and can become magnets, garden accents or paper weights!
Don't throw out old wall paper--cut, paste and create greeting cards!
Summer's a great time to play--include art and add magic to your family's summer!
Looking forward to seeing you (spread the word) in class!  
(I'll let you know when online classes become a thing I know how to do, too!)

Visit Artwork by Joanna on Facebook for more examples of my work!

Please email, text or call to register:  and/or 385-207-6623

MAY 13th THRU JUNE 1st I'll be traveling, 
but will check my email and help you register as quickly as possible!