Teen Classes at Studio Arts are magic! Keep a weekly routine with one or two classes and make some artistic connections. Projects are designed to be adaptable to your attendance. Also priced to miss twice, so we will catch you up on anything you missed.

Your teen’s artistic home away from home.


Drawing & Painting

If you are always drawn to pick up a pencil, don’t brush off your painting skills! Draw from still life (but really COOL still life), clothed models (sometimes the studio dog) 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.

Wheel & Hand-build Clay

Making awesome stuff from mud is nothing short of miraculous. The process is as simple as you need it to be and the challenges are very exciting. Throwing on the potter’s wheel can really get you centered. Hand building sculpture and dinnerware is a perfect meditation. You will be amazed at how quickly your skills develop. Please note that all clay must be picked up within two weeks of the class end or find your clay in the clay garden!

Young Illustrator

Do you LOVE 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 your subject matter and discover new ways to express characters/action/place/style. This class is sort of a book club for drawing geeks. We also support future advertising artists, game creators, and manga masters here. Illustration, you know! We love supporting comic / manga in this class and often focus on new ways to approach a finished piece. This class really helps your digital work!

Art School Prep and Portfolio Classes

The Portfolio Class, Pre and Post Portfolio Classes, for Admission to Booker T. Washington HSPVA, and Art School Portfolio Prep for College and High School classes are all available. For 30 years our studio has supported teens as they create individualized portfolios to prepare to audition for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, other local high schools and first-choice colleges and art schools. Pre-Portfolio starts in February – it’s the class for seventh through ninth graders interested in pursuing Portfolio class which begins in June for Booker T. hopefuls. In February, we offer Post-Portfolio class for those students who want to continue on with their Portfolio tribe. 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 as they build relationships and continue their transformation into creative, successful, young-adult working artists.

Please visit our Portfolio Preparation page for detailed information! Email Barley Vogel at Studioartsregistrar@gmail.com for more info.

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