Winter & Studio / Children & Youth

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

Ages 3.5 – 5

Art ABC’s

Expose children 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 5 or more

Snowflake-Inspired Mandalas
Mary Addison
Students learn basic geometry, line and color theory while producing unique winter-themed mandalas.
Monday, January 11, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

MLK Dream Collages
Kim Menacho
Young artists celebrate diversity and civic pride while creating collages based on their hopes and dreams.
Monday, January 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Experimental Art
Jamie Jackson
Children get their hands dirty while using materials like paint, shaving cream and utensils in fun, unconventional ways.
Monday, January 25, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Edible Sculptures
Gretchen Lally
Children explore form by creating buildings, bridges, and other structures using only toothpicks, grapes and marshmallows.
Monday, February 1, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Crazy Patterned Hearts
Mary Addison
Working with Model Magic clay, popsicle sticks and other media, students design a colorful sculptural valentine for someone special.
Monday, February 8, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Stirred-Up Scenes
Jamie Jackson
Using salt, lemon juice, and watercolors, young artists explore unconventional methods for creating landscape paintings, including fun fireworks for President’s Day.
Monday, February 15, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Superheroes, Robots, and Aliens, Oh My!
Gretchen Lally
Students embrace their alter egos by creating masks, capes and accessories to wear for fighting crime, saving the planet, or just for fun!
Monday, February 22, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Elephant’s Art
Mary Addison
Young children work with tissue paper to create collages based on the popular children’s book character, Elmer the Elephant.
Monday, February 29, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Making a Mark
Kim Menacho
Students explore various printmaking techniques using pastels, ink, and non-traditional stamps.
Monday, March 7, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Color Wheel Collages
Jamie Jackson
Young artists learn about color while creating their own wheel out of collaged paper.
Monday, March 14, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Charcoal Drawings
Gretchen Lally
Young artists hone their observation skills while investigating lines and texture with charcoal.
Monday, March 21, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Box Monsters
Mary Addison
Using recycled tissue boxes and multimedia, students design a 3-D monster with a silly or scary personality.
Monday, March 28, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

This is an Ish
Mary Addison

Students create drawings and paintings based on the book Ish by Peter Reynolds, which stresses the idea that all artists see things differently.
Monday, April 4, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Nature Clay Prints
Gretchen Lally
Children explore texture and design by pressing natural objects into clay to create ornaments.
Monday, April 11, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Earth Day Crafts
Jamie Jackson
Students celebrate Earth Day by making nature-themed crafts like paper flowers, bark rubbings and more.
Monday, April 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Starch Painting
Gretchen Lally
Young artists practice color mixing using paint and liquid starch on a variety of interesting materials.
Monday, April 25, 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

“If I lived in a snow globe…”
Mary Addison
Students design a magical winter world within a relief sculpture snow globe, while writing a story based on their journey through a winter wonderland.
Tuesday, January 12, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

-Ism Cubes
Gretchen Lally
Young artists create cubes representing different periods in art history.
Tuesday, January 19, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Exploring Emotions
Mary Addison
Inspired by the Dr. Seuss book, My Many Colored Days, children produce four self-portraits that reflect changing moods and feelings.
Tuesday, January 26, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Beautiful Birches
Jamie Jackson
Children create paintings of birch trees with abstract backgrounds using tape-resist techniques.
Tuesday, February 2, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Crazy Patterned Hearts
Mary Addison
Working with Model Magic clay, popsicle sticks and other multimedia, students design a colorful sculptural valentine for someone special.
Tuesday, February 9, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Wild Wintry Worlds
Mary Addison
Using reclaimed and recycled materials, students create an interactive landscape of mountains, snow and wildlife.
Tuesday, February 16, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Mixed Media Self Portraits
Jamie Jackson
Students explore their personalities while experimenting with different materials such as paper, fabric and paint.
Tuesday, February 23, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Superheroes, Robots and Aliens, Oh My!
Gretchen Lally
Children embrace their alter egos by creating masks, capes and accessories to wear for fighting crime, saving the planet or just for fun!
Tuesday, March 1, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Shadow Puppets
Mary Addison
Young artists make puppets out of paper and create stories for their puppets to perform.
Tuesday, March 8, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Fun with Photography
Brenda De Los Santos
Children practice shooting and composing pictures through a variety of fun exercises. A digital camera should be brought to class.
Tuesday, March 15, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Spring Batiks
Gretchen Lally
Students learn fun and easy ways to make patterned cloth using flour, water and fabric dyes.
Tuesday, March 22, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Creative Creatures
Jamie Jackson
Children design and build their own animals using tissue paper over wire armatures.
Tuesday, March 29, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Stirred-Up Scenes
Jamie Jackson
Using salt, lemon juice, and watercolors, young artists explore unconventional methods for creating landscape paintings.
Tuesday, April 5, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Studio Still Life
Gretchen Lally
Students practice observation skills while sketching objects from life out of charcoal.
Tuesday, April 12, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Fairy Houses
Mary Addison
Young artists build structures outside (weather-permitting) for woodland fairies or animals out of found objects and natural materials.
Tuesday, April 19, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Altered Book Journals
Gretchen Lally
Children celebrate earth day and recycling by creating their own personalized journals out of old storybooks.
Tuesday, April 26, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Ages 8 – 12

Exploring Modern Art
Gretchen Lally
Students improve critical thinking and technical skills through the study of modern art movements, from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism. After exploring each style, children will do projects inspired by an artist that exemplifies that movement. Class will also include trips to the galleries.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
January 13 – February 10
Members $85 / Public $100

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
February 24 – March 23
Members $85 / Public $100

Cartooning
Gretchen Lally
Young artists learn the art of caricature throughout history, while developing essential skills for drawing people and animals.
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
March 30 – April 27
Members $85 / Public $100


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