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. 

 

Oct
19
Thu
Kids Clay Workshop: Fairy/Toad House
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Clay Workshop: Fairy/Toad House

Kids Clay Workshop: Fairy/Toad Houses
Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm | October 19 & 26
Grades 2-5 | $35
Instructor: Dionna Baker

This two-day workshop will teach students the basics of hand-building with clay. We will be making a fairy or toad house using slab building sculpture techniques. The first session will focus on building the basic structure, with details added on Day 2. A glazing day will be held at a date TBD after completion of the workshops. This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

Oct
28
Sat
LexPhil’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Concert
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LexPhil’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Concert

LexPhil’s PB&J Concert
Saturday, October 28 | 2pm
$5 per person (in advance or at the door)

We’re excited to host the Lexington Philharmonic’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Concert Series at the Arts Center! Join us for a Saturday morning of music, learning, and of course, PB&J sandwiches! A half-hour concert is followed by a half-hour for play and discovery in the instrument Petting Zoo.

Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by clicking here.

Nov
8
Wed
Art Around the World: Ghana
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Around the World: Ghana

Art Around the World (Ghana)
Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm | November 8 to December 6
Grades 3-5 | $40
Instructor: Dionna Baker

In this mixed-media art class, we will observe and discuss artwork from the West African country of Ghana, and respond to what we learned by creating art using similar ideas, themes and art processes. We will create our very own tribal mask, kente cloth, and safari animals. This is a four-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/22.

Register here

Did you know? You can save money by registering for all three Art Around the World classes at once! Sign up for Japan, Ghana, and Mexico and save $20. Click here to register for the three-class series.

Nov
9
Thu
Homeschool Mixed Media (MS/HS)
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Mixed Media (MS/HS)

Homeschool Mixed Media
Thursdays, 10am to 11am
November 9 to December 7 | $40
Grades 6-12
Instructor: Brandon Long

This mixed-media class will inspire students to unleash their creativity in wild and unexpected ways. No two sessions are alike, with projects ranging from found object assemblage to guerrilla public art.
 
This is a four-week class. Please note that class will not meet on 11/23. Registration fee includes all materials.  
 

 

Homeschool Percussion (Elementary)
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Percussion (Elementary) @ Community Arts Center

Homeschool Percussion
Thursdays, 10am to 11am
November 9 to December 7 | $40
Open to grades K-5

Feel the rhythm in this elementary percussion class for students in grades K-5. Students will learn basic skills in rhythm and meter while exploring a range of drumming techniques. Instruments are provided!

This is a four-week class. Please note that this class will not meet on 11/23.

Register here.

Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity

Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm | November 9 & 16
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, with details added on Day 2. A glazing day will be held at a date TBD after completion of the workshops. This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

Mix It Up with Brandon – Session 2
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mix It Up with Brandon - Session 2

Mix It Up with Brandon
Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm | November 9 to December 7
Grades 4-8 | $40
Instructor: Brandon Long

This mixed-media class will inspire students to unleash their creativity in wild and unexpected ways. No two sessions are alike, with projects ranging from found object assemblage to guerrilla public art
 
This is a four-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/23. Registration fee includes all materials.  
 
 
Did you know? You can save money by registering for all three “Art with Brandon” classes at once! Sign up for Drawing 101 and both sessions of Mix It Up and save $20. Click here to register for the three-class series.
Nov
10
Fri
Art Adventures (Fridays) – Session 3
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Art Adventures (Fridays) - Session 3

Art Adventures (Morning)
Fridays, 10am to 11am
November 10 to December 8
Ages 3-5 | $40

Drop your aspiring artist for an hour of creative arts exploration with new projects each week designed to introduce children to a range of media and techniques. Parents do not need to stay for class, but all children must be potty-trained. Registration fee includes all materials. This is a four-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/24.

Register here.

Did you know? You can save $20 by registering for all three fall Art Adventure classes at once! Click here to register for the three-class series.

Nov
11
Sat
Pottery for Kids – Session 3
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Pottery for Kids - Session 3

Pottery for Kids
Saturdays, 9:20am to 11:00am | November 11 to December 9
Grades 1 – 8 | $80
Instructor: Stacey Chinn

During this fun-filled kids’ ceramics class, young creatives will learn to hand-build clay, use a potter’s wheel, and glaze their projects for show and tell. During the 4-week session, students will complete 1-3 projects from start to finish then take them home. Parents, clear your cupboards and get ready for the holiday gift giving season!
 
Registration fee includes all materials and firing. This is a four-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/25.
 
 
Did you know? Sign up for all three Pottery for Kids sessions (with different projects in each session) and save $30! Click here to register for the three-session series.
Nov
18
Sat
SNS: Elfie
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SNS: Elfie

Starry Night Studio: Elfie
Saturday, November 18
1pm to 3pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Create a whimsical holiday painting of a cheerful elf in this two-hour painting workshop. It’s a must-have piece for any family that enjoys the fun of Elf on the Shelf. Registration fee is per painter. This is a great painting for artists of any age. Kids 7 and up may attend without a parent!

Register here.

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.

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 (Holiday Edition!)
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 seasonal art-making activities, go on an art scavenger hunt, explore the galleries by flashlight, and watch a holiday movie.  If your child has attended a sleepover at the Arts Center before, fear not! We’ll have all new activities and projects at each event.  
 
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   Scavenger Hunt Art Tour
    7:30 – 8:30   Art Activities
    8:30 – 9:00   Snack then Prepare for Bed
    9:00 – 9:30   Flashlight Exploration
    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
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 | $40 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.

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.

Register here for all three days.

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.

Register here 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.

Register here for all three days.