Two years ago, thanks to Eclectic Mama, I attended a demo class at Soho Art in the US. During the demo class, the parents had to sit through a lecture on how they teach art. I fell in love when they mentioned that the children are only provided with 5 colors to work with: red, blue, yellow, black, and white.
Unfortunately, the class is an 1-2 hours drive away and at 5pm. Plus the cost was very high for 1.5 hours. So I vowed when I get back to Taiwan I’d sign the kids up for the class. (They started in Taiwan and now have classes in China and the US.)
Taking the Class
In our branch in Taiwan, you have to take 16 introductory classes, where for 8 of them (啟蒙) parents need to sit through a video presentation on how Soho Art teaches art. After the class, the teacher will also call all the parents in to tell them what the children did this week. Part of the goal is for the parents to know how to talk to their children about the art they’re doing.
Classes are taught at 5 or 7pm Mon-Fri, and Saturday all day. However, they may be willing to start a class for you at an earlier time if you get a minimum of 5 kids.