each student is taught individually even though they are in groups
we practice on worksheets, not on our projects
students pick the subject matter, not the teacher
Who are we scheduling ?
Your Child is important
we are technique based & know that each art form strengthens the others
our curriculum works from the foundations of art
we believe in quality over quantity & embracing virtues
studio location & age?
will earn art money
can buy fun stuff with it
will earn badges too
So much to learn, so little time
is free even if they join
register to set the trial class
click on a class time to continue!
Getting to know you...
's Class Size
the teacher student ratio varies by age group
will learn art better in a small class setting
that's why we have small classes and treat it as a mentorship
's Art Levels
We have 17 categories of art
Based Sienna's neighborhoods
Every category has 4 levels
Completing a level means earning an Oamie-Mon badge
How it Works
Class Credits & Absences
Each time attends class, a class credit is deducted from their account. You can decide to purcahse 4 class credits or 12 class credits at a time.
is allowed to miss classes up to the amount of absence credits they have on their acount. Going over the amount results in having a class credit deducted. The 12 class plan provides a bonus allowed absence.
We close most holidays and during those times we close, all the accounts are frozen. That means that no class credits or absence credits are deducted.
You're gonna need to make a choice.
You can choose the 4 class plan which provides 4 class credits and 1 allowed absence.
You can choose the 12 class plan which has a built in discount of and a bonus absence credit.
Pricing per Plan
4the 4 class plan is $
12the 12 class plan is $
have a sibling to add?
10% off for each sibling
15% for three or more
registration fee stays $50
Adding a Sibling
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at least one capital
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Corrections can be made at the end during the information review
If you do not find a time that coincides with your other child, we can fix that later
I have a few questions
's Class Time
lets try to pair the class time with the sibling so it's more convenient
can be dropped off and picked up at the same time
if we plan the sibling's classes well then it's easier to handle
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Make it whatever you will remember though
noncommittal first class
So that you and your child(ren) can experience what our art classes have to offer, a noncommital first class can be scheduled.
The trial class is free if the student decides not to join. This allows you the freedom to try without obligation.
If they decide to join, then the trial class is considered the first class.
start when your ready
Students are taught individually even though they are in small groups, resulting in many scheduling benefits to you and your child.
For example, this allows students to start classes when ever they feel they are ready to.
Also they can switch class day and times seamlessly since the curriculum is dependent upon your child’s progress and not on the other students or assigned teachers.
To set the initial day and time, use the registration form to select your class.
Other benefits include:
exploring other activities
working around sport seasons
Our members can pause classes between sessions or by freezing their account once a year.
Because we are a year round art academy, and not a semester based one, students have more flexibility for their schedule and their lessons.
choose a class credit plan
Oam Studios Art Academy currently has 2 payment plans to choose from.
Tuition is dependent on the plan that is chosen and the age bracket that the student fits in.
12 Class Plan
12 Class Plan
12 & up
The 12 Class Plan offers additional benefits because of the longer commitment that your child is making with us.
age brackets of 5-8 years old will receive a built in ~$25 discount totaling
students in the age bracket of 9 & up years old will receive a built in discount of ~$50
regardless of age, students will also receive a bonus Absence Credit *absence credits: the amount of times the student is able to miss their class without consequence. There is no need to contact the studio about being absent. Treat your absence credits like "sick days off" or "personal days off"
4 Class Plan
4 Class Plan
12 & up
The 4 Class Plan comes with one Absence Credit.
Paired by Age
Students are grouped by age in small teacher to student ratios.
Age bracket 5-8
We recognize that children of this age range need lots of one on one attention for their developing minds and insatiable curiosity.
By being taught individually in small classes, we can cut classes while maintaining the highest standards possible
Age bracket 9-11
Children of this age range are more self sufficient, becoming concerned with socializing and fitting in, and now more aware of their talent or lack of talent in differing subject matters.
It’s important at this age that art remains fun, educational, disciplined, but not damaging their developing awareness of self.
Age bracket 12 & Up
Adolescents of this age range are highly capable of focusing on their work and delighting in their concentration. At this age they are highly aware of what they enjoy doing and no longer seeking as much social praise from their peers.
Students in this range have serious issues to start focusing on that will determine their future. Regarding art, that could be an art portfolio for an art college or university whether their major is art related or not.
It could also include competing in art contests, or developing the habits of success such as completing a project that they’ve begun.
what are class credits?
When a guardian purchases a class package for their students, they have the option of purchasing 4 class credits or 12 class credits.
Class credits are used when a student attends their class time or when they no longer have any more excused absences on their account and do not attend their class.
To avoid losing a class credit, guardians and students should be sure to not go over their allotted excused absences on their account.
*We do eventually hope that guardians will be able to choose the amount of class credits to purchase in bulk
what are absence credits?
Absence credits allow for a student to miss their class without a penalty so that the student is automaticall excused from class.
The student can then continue their class the following week exactly where they left off.
It is unneccasry to set a make up class, if the student has an absence credit on their account, since they will not be docked a class credit for their absence.
It is also unneccasry to notify us if your child will be absent
the 4 Class Credit Plan provides 1 absence credit
the 12 Class Credit Plan provides 4 absence credits
absence credits can be reaquired after attending a make up class
An absence penalty occurs when a student misses their class and no longer has any absence credits on their account.
An unexcused absence result in losing a class credit.
Guardians and students can avoid this by not going over their allotted excused absencesand by scheduling a make up class if they have 0 absence cedits on their account
Holidays, Vacations, & Absent Teachers
All accounts are frozen during scheduled holidays
Holidays do not affect class credits.
There is no need to notify us for classes that will be missed during Holidays and Vacations.
No classes are docked when the studio is closed.
teacher to student ratios
Teacher Student Ratios
Teacher Student Ratios
12 & up
Students are taught individually while being in a group setting. Students are grouped together by age, not by skill level.
Each student will be working on different assignments based on their placement in our curriculum and also based on the student’s preference on the subject matter.
There is no formal critiquing between students unless they are in the Studio Art Class.
pausing your classes
Freezing an Account
You may need to freeze your child’s account.
Freezing an account is necessary when you and your child will be gone for an extended time due to a vacation or emergency.
You do not need to freeze your account while the studio is on a holiday break.
Freezing a students account will remove the student from their scheduled class time and day. Parents can reschedule the class upon unfreezing the account, however, there is no guarantee that their previous class time and day will be available.
A guardian can have their students account frozen if they will be absent for an extended period of time that is a minimum of 1 month and no more than 3 months. This ensures that they do not lose class credits during that time period.
Please contact your child’s teacher to freeze an account.
Make Up Classes
scheduling a makeup
Scheduling a Make Up
You do not have to schedule a make up class if you use an absence credit since no class credit will be docked for the excused absence
Absence credits are used automatically if the stuent does not attend
You will want to schedule a make up class if your account is out of absence credits, inorder to avoid an absence penalty, which will dock a class credit
quality over quantity
Time vs. Quality
At Oam Studios, we strive to teach our students the intricate techniques that go into mastering an art material and medium.
Because of this, we assign our students exercises in order to perfect those techniques before attempting the techniques on their final projects.
We believe that practice is more important than how many projects are completed.
We believe that a student should complete one project to their highest capability, with the best training, concentration and use of time. This ensures that their work can be used for competitions and portfolios.
We do not believe in rushing students to complete several low quality projects that the student and parents will not be proud of.
Many of the art projects require at least 3 months to complete. Some take nearly 6 months. Please understand that a master artist also requires much needed time to complete their work and that a student requires much more.
Please let us know if you agree or disagree with these values.
seventeen worlds of art
The Art Gateways
The Oam Studios Art Curriculum is made of 17 sections that each consist of 4 levels totaling 72. These sections, or gateways as we like to call them, cover most of the techniques and mediums that Master Omar has learnt through his career as an artist.
Each gateway represents an important section of art mastery:
Line Quality & Properties
Dry Coloring Materials
Classical Drawing and Mathematics
Stippling & Mosiacs
High Contrast & Color Theory
Water Color and Airburshing
Ceramics and Wheel Throwing
Manga & Anime
Portraiture & Figure Drawing
Digital Art & Design
Students will choose the Gateway they would like to study and persue the prerequisites to reach the level that they have choosen. They will be able to change their goals during their journey, but mainly between levels. We believe that at this stage in their art career it is important to complete what they start.
An adult can start reading a book and within the first five pages decide to never lift that book again. When a child is starting to read, its important that they finish what they start so that they can develop a meaningful understanding of their likes and dislikes. They may be surprised by what they learn.
Levels within each Gateway
Within each of the 17 Art Gateways, there are four levels. Each level is represented by a Oamie-Mon character that the student will earn as a badge for their accomplishment of completing a level.
An OamieMon character is similiar to a Pokemon character, giving the student higher stats and increasing their art capabilities. You can view the characters from the students profile page.
To bring in as much fun and enjoyment to the process of learning the visual arts, We have created a story and mythology for the students that can be read and explored below and also at the curriculum page
The 17 Contrade
The Italian medieval city of Sienna is made up of 17 contrade, or what in english would be referred to as city districts. Each of these 17 districts has a patron creature that is symbolized upon each of the districts colorful and unique flags.
There is the district of the Snail, the Shell, the Unicorn, the Porcupine, the Eagle. the Turtle, the Owl, the Panther, the Goose, the Tree, the Elephant, the Shewolf, the Dragon, the Dolphin, the Ram, the Giraffe, and the Caterpillar.
The Secret of the Masters
Unbeknownce to the layman and the sunday artist is a well kept secret held by master artists from across the world.
This secret, I will reveal to you now if you only promise to never tell another living soul. Do you promise? Do you truly promise? If you promised twice then and only can you know.
The secret is that each of the 17 districts have a hidden gateway that leads to different world of art. You only need find the gateways and enter them in order for your journey to of becoming an artist to commence.
Worlds of the Artist
Through each of these gates, you will find a world of art in turmoil. Something has fallen out of balance and caused disharmony to each. It will be up to you to learn the techniques unique to each world in order to bring it out of chaos and back into order.
Do not fret though young art apprentice, because through each of these gateways you will find friendly OamieMon that will help you learn the art materials and techniques to fulfill your purpose.
“The work of an artist is to make order of chaos” - Master Paskewitz
The 17 districts surround the center plaza named Piazza del Campo. This plaza is world renown for a yearly horse race, known as the Palio, where the triumphant horse wins a special banner designed by a world renown artist.
The horse race is brutal and there are no rules that govern it. In fact, its not even important if the rider makes it across the finish line, since it is the horse that is praised as the winner, leaving the rider forgotten
More importantly though, there in the piazza remains a fountain named Fonte Gaia which is secretly known amongst artists as the final gateway to becoming a Master Artist.
However, for the fountain to open, and the final challenges to begin, the fledgling artist must bring balance to the 17 other worlds of art.
Do you have what it takes to become a Master Artist?
account information tabs
Each student at Oam Studios Art Academy recieves an online profile page that stores their account information, awards and achievements.
The profile pages are super convenient for parents for several reasons:
Easily make payments digitally
Check the amount of class credits remaining
Verify the amount of absence credits
Sign up for Summer Camps
Change the Day & Time of the Class
Adjust the amount of class credits to purchase
Schedule a make up class
Freeze the student's account
& more features are coming!
On the student's profile page, guardians can quickly see their child's progress by referring to a progress wheel that depicts the percentage of the current project completed
Students also will let the teacher and parent know how they feel about the current project or studio by selecting an emoji that represents their feelings.
Their profile page also has behavior bars which indicate how well they are seated, concentrated, hand raising, and cleanliness.
We update guardians by posting current progress images and critiques on the students activity walls tab
Parents can ask for an update any time but we will also automatically do so when students hit certain progress percentages
Parents and other members can comment on the posts or make their own posts to encourage community conversations
Each student will have their art work uploaded to their portfolio tab with a custom critique
Guradians and students can look back at their progress and share it with their friends and family
Click on the levels tab from the students profile page to view all the levels of our curriculum
The OamieMon creatures display in color when a student has competed that level and earned their OamieMon creature.
Click on the OamieMon creatures for more information about the levels and for story information regarding the mythology.
student behavior awards
Art students earn several digital awards that can be traded in for physical or digital gifts
💸 For the completion of each level, students earn art money that can be spent by the student at our student stores online or in person
🧁 class cup cakes are gifted by the art teachers randomly and after 4 are collected, they become teachers apples.
4🧁 = 1💸 + 1🍎
🍎 teacher apples are earned when the student shows the very best behavior improvement of their class.
4🍎 = 1💸 + 1💎
💎 digital diamonds for being the absolute best behavec student in the whole class.
6💎 = 5💸 + 1👑
👑 class crowns are accumulated by earning 6 digital diamonds. Each crown means a visit to the art store.
Gathering oamjoji awards result in more art money and higher student status.
In order to spend their earned art money, students must earn all 4 Behavior Oamojis.
🪑 The chair oamoji is earned by remaining at their seat and asking for permission to leave the table
👁 The eye oamoji is earned by concentratiing on their art project and resisting the temptations of distraction
🖐 The hand oamoji is earned when a student consistenly raises their hand and asks for permission to speak
🧼 The soap oamoji is earned when a student keeps their space organize, cleans up after themselves, and helps the teacher and classmates maintain a clean and safe studio space
Additionally, student can earn more art moeny and oamojis by competing in art competitions.
🍄 The mushroom oamoji is easily earned just by participating in any online art competition.
🍄 = 5💸 + 1🧁
🌷 The flower oamoji can be earned by participating in an in-person competition and participating in the award ceremony by at least attending.
🌷 = 10💸 + 1🍎
⭐️ The star oamji is earned when the student places second or third in any art compettiion.
⭐️ = 25💸 + 1💎
🏆 The trophy oamji is earned when a student places first in any art competition and is highly coveted.
🏆 = 50💸 + 1👑
Leveling Up Character Oamojis
🧖 After completing a level, a student is classed as an artist type. Students can multiclass depending on the way they conduct themselves as an artist during their projects
👩🚀 Art Astronauts are very intelligent and use science and math for making their art work super precise.
More importantly though, there in the piazza remains a fountain named Fonte Gaia which is secretly known amongst artists as the final gateway to becoming a Master Artist.
🦸♂️ Art Heroes are very social and talkative. This can be helpful to their classmates when they focus their social skills on helping their art teacher and classmates discuss art and solving art problems.
🥷 Art Ninjas are very silent and private when they work. Art Ninjas rarely ever distract their fellow students but they have to be really careful to not be too shy.
🧙♂️ Art Wizards are very imaginative and creative students. They see the world as a magical place without limits and art allows them to explore their mystical ideas.
Master Omar had the opportunity to tour Italy with his Art Professor while in college and his experience was life changing. He followed up by providing a trip to our art community in 2018 when we all traveled to the many historical art sites of Italy. He now extends a new opportunity to tour France and Spain to his OAMSAA community comprised of students, family and friends so they may have an art adventure of a lifetime!
This time around… his sibling, Ms. Monique, will be coordinating the art tour, Artists of France & Spain 2023. She had the opportunity to travel to Europe with Master Omar while he was studying abroad at the Academia de Belle arti di Firenze…it was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
We will be making our tour arrangements through our educational travel and safety partner that will include: airfare, transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, professional guides and tickets to landmarks & attractions.
This tour is fantastic and allows us to have a wide view of the arts and culture that traverse France & Spain. Let’ enjoy all the visual sensations, delicious foods, and astonishing works of art.
We begin our tour in the “City of Light”, Paris. Known for its many famous museums and the treasures held within them, from the masterpieces in the Louvre to the impressionist works at the Musee d’Orsay.
While in Paris, with our expert local guide, we will see many historical sites known for being iconic symbols of the city, and by extension, of France. Some of these famous landmarks include the Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triumphed, Les Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower.
During your stay, we will take in the city‘s most notable landmarks from an alternative perspective, by boarding a Seine River cruise that will float us along Paris’ main waterway.
We will also visit Monet’s Giverny Gardens, where Claude Monet was inspired to paint his famous impressionist works from his former home and garden.
Afterward, we will travel to Provence, know for its architectural beauty and historic importance located in Southwestern France. We will visit some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Europe, like the Pont du Gard, Theatre Antique in Orange, and Nîmes Amphitheater.
While in Provence we will explore Avignon, known for being a dreamy medieval city that converges rich culture and history. We will also visit Aries, a city that inspired a generation of painters like the prominent artist known as Vincent Van Gogh, who’s famous works include Cafe Terrace at Night and his iconic Sunflower painting that has become synonymous with the city.
As we continue our tour into Spain, we will travel via Figueres to Barcelona. We will visit with an expert local guide at the Salvador Dali Museum, Park Guell and Casa Mila (locally known as La Pedrera).
After seeing Antoni Gaudí’s colorful artistry up close at Park Güell, we’ll be creating some of our own Gaudi-inspired glass and ceramic tiles during a one-hour art workshop. While our tiles are in the kiln, each guest will also have an opportunity to try their hand on a clay pottery wheel. These works we create will then be our personalized souvenirs that we take home.
We will make the most of an evening in Barcelona by attending an unforgettable flamenco performance. Flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar.
Finally we arrive in Madrid to tour with an expert local guide and with our Tour Director of the city’s famous landmarks; such as the Puerta de Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Mercado de San Miguel.
In addition, We will visit the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum which is home of one of the greatest paintings of all time, Las Meninas; Painted by the leading artist in the court of King Phillip IV, Diego Velazquez, during the Spanish Golden Age.
Notify Ms. Monique of whomever is interested in going on this magnificent tour, Artists of France & Spain 2023.
Parents with children as of age 10 and younger are required to send a guardian… that means you should go too! Students as of age 12 and older may go with out a guardian present.
Keep in mind that we are interested in having parents, family, and friends travel with us! Let’s enjoy France & Spain together by learning about the historical art and culture as ONE:)
ARTISTS OF FRANCE & SPAIN
13 Days tour through France & Spain, Learning the historical arts and culture of these beautiful country.
JULY 10th - 22nd
Our travel dates are currently being arranged, so block off your calendars from the earliest departure date of July 6, 2023 to our latest return date of July 24, 2023. We are currently arranging the dates through our educational travel and safety partner.
Find out more about our upcoming travel opportunity at our meeting scheduled for Sunday, June 12th at 7:00pm! Please be sure to RSVP for this meeting as it is mandatory due to limited spots available and a parent or guardian must attend. Can’t make it, but interested to get information so you don’t miss out… Let Ms. Monique know, so she can send information!
Ms. Monique, OAMSAA International Art Tours Coordinator, is trying to get a feel for who would be able to take this trip with us. Please let her know by email, so that she can get more details to put together. Ms. Monique is very interested in everyone’s input, so that she can make the timing as convenient as possible.