Summer Teen Classes Fall Teen Classes


Many parents tell us that Studio Arts is their teen's home away from home. Our greatest achievements at Studio Arts lie in supporting teens with lofty art goals through serious study. For twenty plus years, we have supported teens in creating Individualized Portfolios that help students successfully gain admission to Booker T Washington HSPVA.

Our College Portfolio Class continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Barley Vogel, Studio Arts Director, has created a safe space that allows art students to gather, build relationships and continue their transformation into creative, successful, young adults while growing in their knowledge of art. So to honor this tradition, we’ve expanded our teen section to allow for more concentrated time at the Studio. This summer teens will have an opportunity to take two classes in the same evening at a discount.

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


Drawing and Painting

Are you always drawn to pencil? Hey! Don't brush off your painting skills! Draw from still life (but really COOL still life), clothed models (sometimes the studio dog, Wyatt), and work from your imagination while learning important stuff like proportion, perspective, composition and hatching/cross hatching to add value. Supplies and model fees included. This class supports both advanced and beginner students. (Option to work in Studio for 4 hours and receive a discount – call for information)

Wheel and Hand-build Clay

Propel your ideas into the third dimension as you work on the wheel and hand build clay.  The process is as simple as you need it to be, yet the challenges are very exciting.  Throwing on the potter’s wheel can really get you centered as you build on technical skills such as trimming, glazing and expanding size of pots and wares. Hand building sculpture and throwing cups/plates/bowls is a perfect meditation. You will be amazed at how quickly your skills develop. This class supports both advanced and beginner students.

(Option to work in Studio for 4 hours and receive a discount – call for information. Independent time on the wheel available during class time.)

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


College Portfolio Preparation

For college-bound or gallery-bound artists who desire guidance and dedicated studio time. If you need an exceptional eye to support your art process, here it is. Create portfolios worthy of college or graduate school entrance with expert critique and support from our team. Please bring current portfolio and any specifics provided by your college for entry.

Private lessons and private critiques also available for extra support or if your schedule doesn't allow the 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 any good book as subject matter and really dig into exploring ways to express characters/action/place/style. We can supply projects or work on your own. Some teens like to work on anime characters. Some even enjoy making them in clay!  This class is a sort of book club for drawing and comic geeks.

The Homework Class

Great as a resource or lab to dedicate time to support summer drawing and design homework from Booker T. Alongside your typical summer high school reading and history assignments, students are asked by Booker T. to complete some very detailed and time consuming drawings.  Some kids are great at time management and don’t need our support, but for those who do, we are here to help oversee the process as they make this “first impression” homework. We can also help with the very important start to these drawings. This doesn’t mean all the work will get finished in class! It will be a good 30-40 hours of work. We can offer you up to 16 hours of solid support - especially if you come twice a week (sign up for 2 class sessions). It’s also a great way to continue bonding with studio friends.