How Colors Can Benefit Children

Color Benefits for ChildrenA major trend for several years now has been a heavy focus on neutrals. So much of our world has slowly started to feature gray, white and beige – but did you know that a little color is good for you and your children?

Colors can help kids learn, and depending on how old they are, they are often attracted to certain color wheels.

Young kids are inspired by bright colors, while older kids in elementary school prefer pastel colors. As your kids get older, they may start to prefer darker colors, such as greens and blues.

If your child has a favorite color that he or she likes to paint or draw with, encourage them to do so. Keep in mind that surrounding your kids with colors can benefit them in many ways, depending on what color you’re working with.

Blue can increase your child’s productivity, by providing a calming effect that can actually result in a slower heart rate and a higher level of concentration. In fact, gray and blue tones have a history of helping kids with dyslexia to read. Similarly, green provides a feeling of relaxation, and boosts creativity.

Bold reds and oranges can have a profound effect on your child’s brain function, by encouraging them to notice small details which can in turn heighten their IQ.

Learning and working with colors can boost your child’s logic skills, by teaching them concepts like the differences between colors.

Our brains are very visual, especially when we are young. Encouraging your kids to experiment with different colors can be hugely beneficial for them: if they are very young, it can give them a leg up when they begin school. If your child has some behavioral issues, changing their environment by adding in just the right color may help to ease their stress.

No matter how old your child is, experimenting with colors through art can only help them become better learners.

Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts in Foxboro has offered art educational lessons and workshops to hundreds of members of the community. Let them help your children express their artistic side.

Keep Children’s Creativity Soaring this Summer

Keep Children’s Creativity Soaring this SummerSummertime provides children with a long break from school, but some children have a hard time with all of that freedom. Summer can sometimes lead to boredom and frustration, even for the brightest children.

The best way to keep children engaged this summer is to expose them to fun and creative activities such as an art class.

Getting your child involved in art can help with fine motor skill development, improve handwriting, and even strengthen hand-eye coordination. Some of these skills can be difficult for young children to develop, but encouraging them to develop them through art can make a huge difference in just a couple of months.

Getting your kids involved in art can also boost their confidence and creativity. The feeling of success and accomplishment after trying something new can be a confidence boost for kids of all ages. Plus, teaching the lesson of “practice makes perfect” is a great way to foster determination and dedication in your kids.

Art will encourage your child to showcase his or her individuality; when you’re taking an art class, it’s not all about who can make the right project. It’s about discovering how we see things differently, and celebrating those differences.

Exposing your child to art can also help them cope with potentially stressful things in their lives, like the addition of a new baby brother or sister to the family, losing a pet, or starting a new school in the fall.

Perhaps the most important reason to get your kids involved in art is because learning to express your artistic talents is fun! Kids love to take art classes, make new friends, learn a new skill, and create something they can bring home to show their parents.

Click here to view a full list of our summer classes for kids, and call Hunakai Studio today at 508-543-5665 if you have any questions about our classes, teachers, or registration.

Join Us for Vacation Workshops During Winter Break

The winter blues can get you down if you let them, but here at Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts, we have just the trick that can snap you out of them. Why don’t you join us for a vacation art workshop during your winter break?

We’re offering two great workshops this winter break, both of which are great for artists who feel a little lacking in the inspiration department lately or for folks who have always been interested in art but never taken a formal class. Our classes are taught by our talented artists, who are skilled not only in their field of choice, but in the art of instruction. Let’s take a look at the two sessions planned for this winter break.

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Our Colored Pencil class is great for adults and teens, and a wonderful way to add splashes of color to the usual white landscape of late December. This workshop is $60, which includes supplies, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 27. This class introduces students to the medium of colored pencils, covering the basics and illustrating that there is so much more to this art form. Students will learn how to follow contours to show the shape of a surface, how to gradually add color to create varying intensity and depth and how to keep your colors and your work bright.

Comic Strips

Our Comic Strips class is great for kids of all ages, and costs only $60 for a full day of instruction. This class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 28. In this class, students of all ages will work on a short story to tell via comic strip form. You’ll learn about character creation, the basics of comic strip art, including layout and artistic style. Supplies are also included in the cost of this winter break program.

If either of these winter vacation workshops sounds good to you, register today! This course is a great activity during those days off from school or work, or could be a great gift for the budding artist in your family. After all, the best kinds of gifts are experiences, rather than things.

For more information on Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts or to learn more about the classes we’re offering this winter, call us today at 508-543-5665.

Robots, Dragons and Things With Wings: Summer at Hunakai

While many will be gearing up for Spring Break, we want you to take a minute to think about what your child (or children) is going to do this summer. At Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts, we offer several weeklong sessions throughout the summer including half- and full-day courses for kids and teens.

This summer, we’re launching three new classes, including Things with Wings, Robots and Dragons. All of these – and our many additional classes – are geared toward helping kids develop their skill set while helping each student find his or her own artistic style, and we are confident these classes will be a popular addition to our current class offering.

To give you a better idea of what these classes will offer your child, let’s take a deeper look at each of our new classes.

Things With Wings Art ClassWe are especially excited about the Things with Wings class. This class will focus on fairies, dragons, birds, bats, bugs, airplanes – really anything that has wings! Not only will we be working with two-dimensional artwork, we’ll also create 3D pieces. This class is perfect for any child, particularly the child who likes to use his or her imagination! Tuition for this weeklong session is $300 with an additional $20 fee for materials.

During the Robots class, kids will create and draw robots as inspired by the classic sci-fi characters that we all have grown up loving. We will work in both two- and three-dimensional mediums, allowing your child to let his or her imagination take over. The cost, inclusive of the session tuition and materials fee, is $320.

Our last new class is Dragons which is sure to attract the attention of kids with a flare for medieval myth Dragons Art Summer Classand magic. Similar to our other classes, this class will also create pieces in two and three dimensions, with students free to design their dragons as fierce or friendly as they like. The cost for this program is also $320 which includes the cost of materials.

If your child is looking for something different, we also offer several other summer kids programs that might me more suited for your pupil’s passions. There are also a few discounts and specials available for those who sign up for our summer sessions before May 1, 2016. To inquire about these discounts or to learn more about any summer class session, call the studio today at 508-543-5665.

Art Parties at Hunakai

Have your very own art party here at Hunakai. Birthdays or friends night out. For kids 5-7, 8-10, teens and adults. The party will be hosted at the studio with various lessons to choose from.  2.5 hours long with an half hour for food and gifts (refreshments and decorations are the responsibility of the client, BYOB for adults over 21.) Each guest will also receive a $20 certificate toward future art classes.

There are many different lesson choices to choose from with no talent required to have fun! Just call or email to learn about the different options.

$100 deposit are required to book and plan the event.

Cost for up to 10 guests is $225 for under 18 yrs. Additional $20 per guest, up to 20.

$300 for 18+. Additional $28 per guest, up to 20.