Studio Programs / Winter 2022 / Children & Teen

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Art ABCs
Ages 3.5 – 5
Jerelyn Smestad
Expose children to a variety of materials and processes through projects that stimulate imagination and creativity. We offer a supportive and encouraging atmosphere where budding artists will experiment with drawing, painting, and 3D sculpture.

Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Members $12 / Non-member $15 per class
Members $150 / Non-member $180 when signing up for the full 15 class series

May 23

June 6

June 13

Art Explorers
Ages 6 – 9

Artist Educator: D Derek

Creating Art from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Stretch your imagination. Be inspired. Be moved. This class inspires young adults to new art processes and techniques by exploring a diverse group of cultural artists who are astounding attendance at the world’s top art museums. Ever wondered how Frida Kahlo, Kehinde Wiley, Jeff Koons, Keith Haring or Louise Bourgeois made masterpieces? Learn the biographies of a range of artist’s lives, the events that transpired around the time they came to fame, and then create your own interpretation of their art! Engage your youth’s imagination and interest in art with fun educational projects in drawing, painting, 3D sculptures, and mixed media. Students learn primary art concepts and appreciation through art making that further develops creative thinking and self-expression.

Children create teddy bear sculptures while they learn about Japanese artist Takashi Murakami

September 20 – December 6

Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11,

October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8,

November 15, November 22, November 29, December 6

Choose to register for all classes or specific classes

Members $16 / Non-Member $19 per class

Members $170 / Non-Member $200 when signing up for the full 12 class series

All supplies included with registration.



Drawing & Painting Fundamentals
Ages 8 – 12
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 explored. The teacher encourages returning students to advance their abilities and develop their style.

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
April 27 – May 25

Members $110 / Non-member $130


Explorations in Printmaking 

Ages 6 – 9 

Instructor – D Derek (Master Silkscreen Printmaker)

Printmaking invites students to invent and experiment. This class is designed to introduce children to printmaking while encouraging creativity, imagination and exploration. During this course, children will focus on different printmaking techniques such as mono printing, stencil printing, creative surfaces printing  and lino printing. They will also explore different types of paper and printing surfaces. No experience is required, only fun!

Tuesdays, 4:15pm – 5:45pm 

May 3 – May 31  

Members $110 / Non-Members $130


Homeschool Programs

The Mystic Museum of Art offers specially designed in-person homeschool classes for children ages 5 – 12. Taught by MMoA’s artist educators, these programs are a combination of discussion and hands-on art making in our galleries and studios. All programs focus on a variety of art techniques, elements of art and design, teach art vocabulary and utilize critical thinking skills. 

Homeschool programs are usually seven week  sessions and run for 2.5 hours on Monday afternoons from 1:30pm to 4pm. MMoA’s home school program offers a variety of courses throughout  the year. 

This year, we will be starting off the homeschool programming with a block printing course for children to compliment MMOA’s printmaking spring exhibition. 

Fundamentals of Block Printing 

Ages 5 – 12 

Artist Instructor: Jerelyn Abicca -Smestad

Block prints are like homemade stamps. Designs can be carved on materials like wood, linoleum or foam, and printed on to any type of paper. Throughout history printers have used layered colors and special tools to carve beautiful, intricate designs. During this class, children will learn about the different block printing processes, carve out designs in wood, linoleum, and foam blocks and experiment with producing prints on a variety of paper. 

Mondays, 1:30pm – 4:00pm 

April 18 – June 6 

No Class on Memorial Day May 30

Members $225 / Non-Members $260

All supplies included with registration.

Maximum number of students is limited to 15

Advanced registration required: Register online or call (860)536-7601 x211. A minimum of 5 students is necessary to run this program.


Homeschool Program: New Session Fall 2022 

Still Life Portrait of your Favorite Stuffed Animal or Toy: In this class, children will learn to compose still life paintings, from set up, lighting, positioning within the canvas, to drawing and finally using acrylic paint to complete the artwork.

Painted by Elizabeth, Age 9.

Artist Educator: Grace O’Connor

 Mondays, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

September 12 – October 24

Members $225 / Non-Members $260

All supplies included with registration.

Maximum number of students is limited to 15

Advanced registration required:

Register online or call (860)536-7601 x211. A minimum of 5 students is necessary to run this program