Summer Kids Classes

Our teachers guide students through carefully designed explorations of the fundamentals of art making, encouraging them to hold their innate creativity in confidence as they grow. Your child's investigations into a wide variety of media develop creative, outside-the-box problem-solving skills and nurture imagination in an inspirational, supportive atmosphere that addresses the individual needs of every student.

Traveling this summer? No sweat. Our summer-long classes are value priced to miss twice, so go ahead and take that trip to Harry Potter World AND sign up for a wonderful weekly treat of art.


Drawing and Painting

Is your child always drawn to a pencil? Don't let them brush off their painting skills! Build skills upon traditional basics. Even the youngest students can explore the challenges of figure drawing, simple perspective, composition and expressive mark making. We believe drawing from observation is the most important tool in opening the world of art.

Your child will work with a choice of professional materials such as acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels and charcoal. Draw from still life, costumed models and work from imagination while learning important stuff like proportion, perspective, composition, and hatching/cross hatching for value. Our still-life collection is guaranteed to surprise and inspire. You might even see Wyatt, our Studio dog!  Supplies and model fees are included. This is our most requested class!

Young Illustrator

Do you enjoy drawing in pen and pencil? In fact, are you pretty much addicted to it? You might be headed for a career in Illustration! Take whatever book you are reading (or your summer reading homework) as subject matter and really dig into exploring ways to express characters/action/place/style. This class is a sort of book club for drawing geeks.

The Art Class

This is the class that put Studio Arts on the map. It's the ideal environment for making art because it supports kids' creativity, builds self-esteem and rewards parents with art work created by their children that they’ll treasure forever. In this project-based class, kids use a variety of media balancing 2D and 3D to explore art techniques and traditions.

Wheel and Hand-build Clay

This class is fantastic for kids for so many reasons. Developmentally, working in clay assists hand-eye coordination. Give a kid a lump of clay and their brain slows down to allow inspiration to manifest. Our projects are designed with fun and learning in mind. Kids 9+ will have expert instruction in hand-building that will support their experience on the wheel. All materials included. Please note that all clay must be picked up within two weeks of the class end.  If lost, look for clay in tubs in back of studio - or email for info Dea