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2017 – 2018 Dance Class Schedule » The Kaleidoscope Visual Arts Project

Welcome to The Kaleidoscope Visual Arts Project at SkyStone! Beginning Tuesday, January 23rd, SkyStone will offer visual art classes as part of our mission to bring meaningful arts education to our community. Classes will be taught by Webster University graduate Melissa Peifer.


Class Days and Times:

This is a basic break-down of age-related classes. Please note that instruction will be individualized in regard to students’ abilities. 

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten (participants should be at least four years old) Pre-K & K Syllabus

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30: Grades Eight through Twelve 8-12 Syllabus
If you are an adult who is interested in studying art, you are welcome to take this class.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30: Grades One through Three 1-3 Syllabus

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30: Grades Four through Seven 4-7 Syllabus

Rates and Schedule:

Classes will be held in a twelve-week session, followed by a gallery showing during week 13. Students will take their work home after the showing.

Tuesday Classes: January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27;  April 3, 10

Wednesday Classes: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11

If SkyStone has to cancel classes because of weather, extra classes will be added at the end of the session to make up missed classes.

Cost for the twelve-week session is as follows:

For those enrolled in dance at SkyStone: $176.00
For community members not enrolled in dance: $196.00

Additional family members enrolled in art classes will receive a $10.00 discount for the session.

You have the option of paying for class sessions in two payments. 
First payment will be due by January 24th.
Second payment will be due by March 7th.

Materials Fee: There will be a $50.00 per student materials fee due by the first day of class. Materials include such items as pencils, special papers, charcoal, pastels , paint, clay, and the off-site firing of pottery.

Your Instructor:

Melissa received her BFA degree from Columbia College in Chicago where she received the David R. Rubin Scholarship, and her Master’s Degree in teaching from Webster University. She holds state teaching certifications in Arts education for Kindergarten through High School levels. She has taught in various summer and after school care programs at Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Soulard School, Clayton School District, and Kirkwood School District.

Melissa has a passionate interest in antiques and historic artwork. She has worked in various galleries and museums such as Selkirk Auctioneers, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Mildred Kemper Art Museum at Washington University, the William Shearburn Gallery, and the Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago.

For a time Melissa lived in the United Kingdom, where she worked for Hares Antiques in Cirencester,
Gloucestershire, UK. During her time in the UK she represented the American owners of a significant art collection.

Melissa most recently worked at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She served as the administrative assistant to the Curator of Early European Art, American Art, Asian Art, African Art, including prints, drawings, and photographs and Andrew Mellon Fellows.

Melissa is a former Dance Project Saint Louis student. She is very excited to help create the Kaleidoscope Visual Arts Project at SkyStone Conservatory of the Arts, and to share her knowledge and art experiences with her students.