Art for Kids

The Arts Center is pleased to offer a variety of classes for children ages 18 months and up. Read on to find the perfect class for your aspiring artist!

Need-based scholarships are available for many classes. Contact director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. We also offer payment plans, allowing you to spread the cost of registration across a longer period of time. Contact Kate Snyder at kate@communityartscenter.net to set up a payment plan. Bottom line: If your child loves art, we want them in these classes!!

If you have a younger art-lover (not in school yet), check out our Munchkin & Me class!  This FREE weekly drop-in class is perfect for kids 18 months to 4 years, with an adult caregiver. 

 

Nov
25
Sat
SNS: Snowman
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SNS: Snowman

Starry Night Studio: Snowman
Saturday, November 25
1pm to 3pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Get into the holiday spirit with this fun and friendly snowman. This class is scheduled to coincide with the Heart of Danville’s Christmas festivities. Paint you snowman, check out the ice rink at Weisiger Plaza, then enjoy the downtown tree-lighting and Christmas parade! This is also a great activity if you’ve got friends and family in town for Thanksgiving. Create some new holiday memories together.

Register here.

Nov
27
Mon
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity

Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Mondays, 4pm to 5:30pm | November 27 and December 4
Grades 2-6 | $35
Instructor: Dionna Baker

This two-day workshop will teach students the basics of hand-building with clay. We will be making a simple nativity scene from clay. The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

Dec
1
Fri
Night at the Museum
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 8:30 am
Night at the Museum @ Community Arts Center

Night at the Museum (Elf Village!)
Friday, December 1 to Saturday, December 2
Drop-off at 6:30pm – pickup at 8:30am
$40 per child (2nd through 6th grade)

Grab your sleeping bag and get ready for a fun-filled sleepover at the Community Arts Center! We’ll enjoy elf-related art activities, make cards for senior citizens, and watch a holiday movie. Can’t tell you which one, but it’ll be thematically appropriate…
 
This event will be staffed by two female counselors. Maximum enrollment is 20 students. Registration fee includes an evening snack and light breakfast Saturday morning.
 
 
Schedule of Actvities:
  • 6:15 – 6:30   Drop Off 
    6:30 – 7:00   Orientation and Welcome Games
    7:00 – 7:30   Holiday Card-Making
    7:30 – 8:30   Elf Art Activities
    8:30 – 9:00   Snack then Prepare for Bed
    9:00 – 9:30   Flashlight Exploration of Galleries
    9:30 – 10:30 Movie
    10:45           Lights Out
     
    7:00 – 8:30 am Light Breakfast, Games & Projects
    8:30 – 8:45 am Pick Up
Dec
6
Wed
Kentucky Ornament Workshop
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kentucky Ornament Workshop

Kentucky Ornament Workshop
Wednesday, December 6

Slight change of plans!  We’ve heard from lots of people who are excited about the ornaments…but unable to make it to a specific workshop. So instead of hosting an organized painting session, we’ll just include the KY ornaments in our Paint-Your-Own Pottery inventory. You can drop in anytime the Arts Center is open (11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturdays) from November 18th through December 16th and paint an ornament. The KY ornaments are $7 each and the fee includes all materials.

Dec
9
Sat
Kids Holiday Workshop
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kids Holiday Workshop

Kids Holiday Workshop
Saturday, December 9
10am to 2pm | $35 per child
3 years to 5th grade

Need to get a little holiday shopping done? Hoping to give a few home-made gifts to grandpa and grandma this year? Drop your aspiring artist at the Arts Center for a day of fun-filled holiday art projects. Children will be divided into groups by age and all participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $30 per student.

Dec
12
Tue
Kids Ornament Workshop
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Ornament Workshop

Kids Ornament Workshop
Tuesday, December 12
4pm to 5pm | $12
PK4 to 5th Grade

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

SNS: Little Town of Bethlehem
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Little Town of Bethlehem

Starry Night Studio: Little Town of Bethlehem
Tuesday, December 12
7pm to 9pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Amanda Hendershot

Bring a beloved Christmas carol to life with this beautiful painting. A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. This is our most popular holiday painting of all time!

Register here.

Dec
13
Wed
Kids Ornament Workshop
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Ornament Workshop

Kids Ornament Workshop
Wednesday, December 13
4pm to 5pm | $12
PK4 to 5th Grade

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

Dec
14
Thu
Homeschool Ornament Workshop
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Ornament Workshop

Homeschool Ornament Workshop
Thursday, December 14
10am to 11am | $12 per student
Grades K-12

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

Dec
20
Wed
Winter Break Camp – Wednesday
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Break Camp - Wednesday

Winter Break Camp
Wednesday, December 20
9am to 4pm | $40 per student
Grades K-5

Celebrate the season with a variety of fun winter projects. You can sign up for just one day, or come to all three days of camp. We’ll be doing different activities each day! Participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here for Wednesday only.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $35 per student.

Register here for all three days.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $105 per student.

Dec
21
Thu
Winter Break Camp – Thursday
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Break Camp - Thursday

Winter Break Camp – Thursday
Thursday, December 21
9am to 4pm | $40 per student
Grades K-5

Celebrate the season with a variety of fun winter projects. You can sign up for just one day, or come to all three days of camp. We’ll be doing different activities each day! Participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here for Thursday only.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $35 per student.

Register here for all three days.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 15OFF and the price drops to $105 per student for all three days.

Dec
22
Fri
Winter Break Camp – Friday
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Break Camp - Friday

Winter Break Camp – Friday
Friday, December 22
9am to 4pm | $40 per student
Grades K-5

Celebrate the season with a variety of fun winter projects. You can sign up for just one day, or come to all three days of camp. We’ll be doing different activities each day! Participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here for Friday only.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $35 per student.

Register here for all three days.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 15OFF and the price drops to $105 per student for all three days.

Dec
28
Thu
SNS: Winter’s Twilight
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Winter's Twilight

Starry Night Studio: Winter’s Twilight
Thursday, December 28
7pm to 9pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Recover from the busyness of the holidays with a relaxing evening of painting. We’ll create a peaceful winter scene with step-by-step instructions from a professional artist.

Register here.