Kids' Art Classes
Some classes are appropriate for kids of any age, while others have age restrictions. We ask that you use your best judgement in signing your kids up for classes, as you know your kiddos' skills and demeanor better than we do.
If age level is not clear in a course description, just send us an email with any questions you might have.
The cost for kids' classes includes fees for studio time (starting at $5/hour), and instructor fees (starting at $5 per class session). Materials are generally included with kids' classes. So a two-hour one-shot class will usually run around $15, while a six-week class will usually be under $100. See individual event links below for details.
Sign up now and give your kiddos an exciting, engaging art experience with their peers in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment!
Looking at Contemporary artists Damien Hirst we will create a mechanism to spin out our very own paintings!
Weave a collaborative story about a band of heroes who overcome obstacles and challenges with teamwork and skill.
Learn the basics of gluing and clamping wood for joinery
Kiddos can practice some essential ceramics tools, and will learn how to put together a functional teapot.
Introduce little friends to low-fire earthenware clay using several different techniques!
Working with drawing ink, charcoal, drawing pencils, and chalk pastels, kids will learn some techniques for making still life drawings.
Learn how to make decorative broaches, windchimes, pendants, wall art, and MORE!
Little friends will learn about several different drawing materials including charcoal, drawing ink, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and printmaking.
It's paperwork… the fun kind! Create a detailed scene made entirely of hand-cut paper.
Kiddos will work with lots of different art materials to see which medium they like best!
Little friends will work with lots of different art materials to see which medium they like best!
Take your new talents out into the world and create beauty by making everyday items such as trees, signs, planters, and benches even more interesting and beautiful!
Kids will work on a real potter’s wheel to practice skills needed to make ceramic work.
Little friends will work on a real potter’s wheel to practice skills needed to make ceramic work.
Kiddos will create an article of clothing in this class, either a skirt, a pair of shorts, or a shirt.
Discuss artists and works from Impressionist/Post-Impressionist Era, and will focus on how to create similar textures and color changes within their artworks using yarn.
Little friends will learn the basics of sewing, creating our very own stuffy, and might also sew up a buttoned pouch.
Kiddos will learn what makes up a photograph, and learn to take better pictures with whatever camera they might have access to.
Work with numerous types of materials to create several pieces of jewelry.
Kids will learn how to create new toys using what they have in their own environments!
Note for parents:
We encourage parents to hang out in the studio to keep an eye on their kiddos and offer encouragement during classes, and we love to see you engaged in your kids' growth and development through art. However, we feel it necessary to share our educational philosophy to avoid stepping on any toes and hurting parents' feelings.
We believe that kids should be allowed to explore the materials and processes involved with making arts and crafts, and we want every project that our young friends take home to be uniquely theirs. To that end, we ask that parents try their best to refrain from doing all the work for their kids. If you want to be involved, you can remind them how to use the tools and materials properly, or help them remember the steps of a project, or encourage them to stay on track and pay attention to the instructor. But they should make all the decisions about where that paintbrush lands on the canvas, or where that glittery bead should be glued on the sculpture, or what color glitter goes best with their collage. It's their art! Don't be afraid to let them get messy and mess up. That is where some real learning takes place, in seeing what works and what doesn't.
Remember.. art is not always about taking home a perfect finished product. It's about playing with new tools and materials, and socializing with friends. It's about autonomy and free-thinking and making something of their very own. Let them make their own projects, and if you want to make something, you can take a class of your own!