Spring Studio / Children & Youth

All materials provided for children’s classes unless otherwise specified.

Ages 3.5 – 5

Art ABC’s

Introduce your child to a variety of media and processes through projects that stimulate imagination and creativity. A different take-home project is explored each week.
Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Members $11 / Public $13 per class
Members $9 / Public $11 per class when you sign up for all 5

Mixed Media Collages
Jamie Jackson
Students hone their fine motor skills by cutting, crumpling, and gluing various types of papers into a finished collage.
Monday, May 2, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Mad Scientists
Jamie Jackson
Children experiment with chemistry to make art.
Monday, May 9, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Treasure Island
Mary Addison
Yoho, it’s a pirate’s life for you! Children create a fantastic world of adventure on the high seas by decorating wooden chests and filling them with collected treasures.
Monday, May 16, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Fun with Watercolors
Gretchen Lally
Children learn about color mixing and design while exploring the medium of watercolor.
Monday, May 23, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Hooray for Clay!
Mary Addison
Students get their hands dirty as they create fabulous sculptures out of clay.
Monday, June 6, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Ages 6 – 9

Art Explorers

Inspire your child’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, and mixed media. Students learn fundamental art concepts and art vocabulary.

Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm
Members $16 / Public $19 per class
Members $14 / Public $17 per class when you sign up for 5 or more

Gallery Sketch Tour
Gretchen Lally
Young artists hone their drawing skills while working from real paintings in the museum’s collection.
Tuesday, May 3, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Edible Sculptures
Gretchen Lally
Children create buildings, bridges, and other structures using toothpicks, grapes, gum drops and marshmallows.
Tuesday, May 10, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Experimental Art
Jamie Jackson
Children get their hands dirty using materials like paint, shaving cream and utensils in fun, unconventional ways.
Tuesday, May 17, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Magical Creatures
Mary Addison
Using mixed media and their imaginations, children invent creative animals like unicorns, monsters and more.
Tuesday, May 24, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

The Artist’s New Clothes
Mary Addison
Inspired by the tale of The Paper Bag Princess, students use brown bags and other non-traditional materials for their own creative costume designs. Class will end with a fashion show.
Tuesday, May 31, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Creative Cartoons
Gretchen Lally
Children learn techniques to sketch and color their favorite cartoon characters.
Tuesday, June 7, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Ages 8 – 12

Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Lisa Lyman Adams
Working from various sources, including still lifes and other reference material, young artists strengthen their skills in drawing and paint application. Foundational basics like form, color, space and line will be discussed and explored. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
May 11 – June 8
Members $85 / Public $100

Spring Studio Programs/ Family

Family Open Studios

Spend some creative time with your family. No reservations necessary, and no instruction. We provide the space and basic materials. Mondays, 1pm – 4pm, May – June 13. Free. No open studio on 5/30.
$3 fee per person; Free for members with their own supplies.