Art By J has been in business since 1985. It is our mission to guide children through studio art skills in various disciplines while also enriching their knowledge of art history. Since starting, Art By J has grown to be a well respected local business serving the Belmont community as well as the surrounding areas. Former Art By J students have entered various fields in their adult lives (anywhere from astrophysics to being professional artists), but they are all connected through their experiences in art as a student.
Something that sets Art By J apart from other art classes is the development of skills, not only artistically, but throughout each student's life. Friendships, creativity, fine motor control, and problem solving skills are just a few of the benefits of dedication to art. Each student is unique - therefore their artwork is something that they create using their knowledge of the basic principals of art as well as personal preference.
Jeanine Dibble is the "J" in Art By J. Mrs. Dibble is passionate about working with children to enhance their artistic ability and loves to see her students be successful. Mrs. Dibble has touched the community with her passion for Art By J and her students.
Each student traditionally begins lessons with Art By J by first learning about the elements of art - Shape, Line, Form, Texture, and Color. After learning about these concepts, students begin their first chalk pastel still life; The first still life a child does is often their first time applying the different aspects of art at the same time. The composition for the first still life consists of a bottle, fruit of their choice, and a glass. When arranging their still life for the first time, students are introduced to more art concepts, such as composition and color theory.
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