Fall Studio Programs / Children and Youth 2017


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

Ages 3.5 – 5

Art ABCs

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


Colossal Castles
Mary Addison

Working with corrugated cardboard in different shapes and sizes, young children practice fine motor skills while constructing creative towers.

Monday, September 11, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Monet-Inspired Bridges
Mary Addison

Using watercolors, pastel and collage techniques, children learn about the Impressionism movement while recreating one of Monet’s famous paintings.

Monday, September 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Cubist Self-Portraits
Mary Addison

Young children learn about abstraction while creating geometric self-portraits reminiscent of Pablo Picasso.

Monday, September 25, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Hooray for Clay!
Mary Addison

Students get their hands dirty as they create fabulous sculptures out of clay.

Monday, October 2, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Winter Tracings
Mary Addison

Students experiment with stencils and various overlapping techniques to create unique works of art from natural objects.

Monday, October 9, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Marine Prints
Kim Menacho

Young artists explore the ancient Japanese art of gyotaku printmaking using rubber fish and other sea creatures.

Monday, October 16, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Marvelous Masks
Mary Addison

Students practice the art of mask-making using a variety of fun media to create personalized masks. Class will end with a parade to show off the masks.

Monday, October 23, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Scaaary Sculptures
Kim Menacho

Students build ghoulish creatures and creative abstract forms out of various materials.

Monday, October 30, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Fun with Watercolors
Kim Menacho

Children learn about color mixing and design while exploring the medium of watercolor.

Monday, November 6, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Recycled Cities
Kim Menacho

Students tap into their inner architect by using paper towel rolls and other recyclable materials to create a sculptural city.

Monday, November 13, 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, November 20, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Mad Scientists
Mary Addison

Children experiment with chemistry to make art.

Monday, December 4, 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Holiday Candy Clay
Mary Addison

Students make and decorate their own edible clay sculptures to enjoy or take home to share.

Monday, December 11, 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


Venetian Masks
Mary Addison

Students practice the art of mask-making using a variety of fun media to create unique wearable art-pieces.

Tuesday, September 12, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Mexican Foil Tooling
Mary Addison

Students learn the traditional Mexican folk art of embossing metal, known as repujado, using tin foil, paint, and simple tools.

Tuesday, September 19, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Superhero Masks
Mary Addison

Young artists create the perfect disguises for their super alter-egos using a variety of materials.

Tuesday, September 26, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Manga Comics
Amelia Onorato

Young artists explore the Japanese comic book form know as Manga through a variety of fun, creative exercises.

Tuesday, October 3, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Color Our World
Mary Addison

Children learn color-mixing skills while making paints from natural materials like mud, spices, and fruits.

Tuesday, October 10, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Paper, Paint & Poetry
Mary Addison

Children create personalized journals using paint marbleizing techniques and then begin to fill the first pages with poems.

Tuesday, October 17, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Colossal Castles
Mary Addison

Working with corrugated cardboard, children build sculptures that showcase principles of line, texture, and design.

Tuesday, October 24, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Renaissance Remixes
Melissa Skiadas

Using a variety of found and recycled materials, such as broken crayons, beads and mosaic glass, young artists re-create famous works of art.

Tuesday, November 7, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Fun with Fibers
Melissa Skiadas

Young artists experiment with various textile techniques and patterns out of paper and yarn.

Tuesday, November 14, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Aesop’s Fables
Gretchen Lally

Inspired by classic tales like “The Tortoise and the Hare”, students learn to fold and illustrate a small comic book.

Tuesday, November 21, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Melissa Skiadas

Children explore texture and design by pressing objects into clay to create ornaments or tiles.

Tuesday, December 5, 4:15pm – 5:45pm


Winter Wonderland
Mary Addison

Students capture the look and feel of winter in mixed-media collage.

Tuesday, December 12, 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 styles.

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm
September 13 – October 11

October 18 – November 15
Members $85 / Public $100 per session

Ways to Save

Early Bird Discount

Participants may request $10 off any class $100 or more when registering at least three weeks before start date.

Refer a Friend

Participants may refer a friend to any class and both will receive $15 off registration fees of $75 or higher. Both parties must register before discount is applied and register for classes running during the same session. The friend must be a newcomer to MMOA classes.

The Two-Fer

Any student signing for two classes during the same session will receive $15 off his or her 2nd class (both classes must be $100 or more).

Only one discount may be applied and must be requested at the time of registration.

Art for All Scholarships

Apply on line at mysticmuseumofart.org/learn/scholarships.