On Wednesday, the door to the It'z all About Me store officially closed according to owner Rebecca Zitomer but the after school art program will continue. The store was victim to a weak economy and competition.
The ninety minute art classes start at 3:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in the studio located on the second floor of 40 South Street. "Every week we will take time to profile a famous artist or piece of art and learn about it through pictures, books and the internet," Zitomer says. This will be followed by, "thirty to forty-five minutes creating an art project that will educate students in the various media available to craft their artwork."
The remainder of the class will be learning to paint on canvas using acrylics. "Students will be taught basic color theory, blending methods and a variety of painting techniques," Zitomer says.
The class has an accompanying art blog where "Miss Rebecca" writes to the children, posts their work and provide positive comments. The program concludes with the Young Artist's Art Exhibition where students will display their favorite piece of artwork in a show for parents and family members. "Students will have the chance to discuss their inspiration and the creative process behind their masterpieces," Zitomer explains.