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Art: Elementary - Section B (Cypress)

Class Year:  2023-2024
Time:  Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am;
Teacher:  Mimi Barreras
Tuition:  $500 / Year or $50 / Month for 10 Months
Supply Fee:  $70 / Year ($73 by PayPal) - Due Upon Registration (Non-Refundable After August 14)
Location:  Northwest (Cypress)

PLEASE NOTE: If your child took elementary art this past year or the year before, this next year will be primarily NEW curriculum, not a repeat of the past year or two. Same traditional art concepts, different lessons. Curriculum repeats every 3rd year.

Students will learn the basic elements and principles of art while at the same time experiencing art in a fun and tactile manner.  Elementary art is very much about exposure to different art media and the learning of tactile and visual skills. Art at the elementary level is not just about art concepts but encouraging the physical and mental development of a child’s brain that transfers to other areas of life.  Just like music, the practice of art makes for a well-rounded brain and body for any child. Every child should have an elementary art experience for this reason alone. But, this is also a fun course where students learn to think about art, see and examine the world, but also learn how to use their hands, their arms, a pencil, a brush, etc., all sorts of 2D and 3D media to create in reflection of their Creator.  At the end of this course, students should walk out knowing that art experience is fun, that doing art is great for everyone, should have improved lifetime tactile and visual skills, and have little fear or intimidation of trying and learning new things. 

Your $70 supply fee covers all the in-class items like giant paper and brushes and paint, clay, etc. I encourage every family to purchase their student their own sketchbook, a set of good drawing pencils and sharpener, a pink pearl type eraser, and a set of colored pencils to practice at home. If you have similar things already at home, that will suffice. (May I suggest that Ross or beginning of year school sales often have these basic items for a very inexpensive price.)

Class minimum is 6. Class maximum is 18. Class minimum must be reached by August 14 for this class to be considered to make. Please register early and pay your first month’s tuition and fees to both hold your spot and to make my planning easier.  Should this class not make, families will have the option to shift their enrollment to the other elementary art section. This class has 2 sections.  Should numbers be very low, I will combine to one section. Past year had 2 solid sections.

The first month’s $50 tuition (August) plus $70 supply fee is due upon registration and is refundable up until August 14. NOTE:  This means your first real payment after school starts is due first class in September. Last payment will be in May.  10 months of tuition payments.

Tuition is due the first day of class each month. Late fee is $10 for every week the payment is late.  If you bounce a tuition check, you are responsible for the bank fee. You may pay by:

  • Check made out to Mimi Barreras.
  • Setting up a monthly bank draft or bank issued check set up at beginning of school year works great as well. (Please email me for the address to set this up. I LOVE THIS OPTION. It’s easy!).
  • Paypal to If you choose to pay via PayPal please add $2 per month. PLEASE put your child’s name in the memo field.
  • Venmo to @MimiBarreras. Phone is 832-472-3723.

Fees for dropping this course after the beginning of the year are as follows:

After Oct 1: two months fee due

After Nov 1: three months fee due

After Dec 1: four months fee due

After Jan 1: the remainder of semester due

Please note – should there be major life changes such as job loss, the need to move, major health concerns, please let me know. My policies are firm, but I do understand that life happens, so please communicate.  If you choose to withdraw your child mid-year in an educational shift, these fees hold firm.

Tuition: $50 per month for 10 months, $500 per year. To pay via Paypal, add $2 per month or $20 for the year. (Aug-May)

Supply Fee: $70 per year due at registration (add $3 to pay via PayPal)