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. 

 

Jan
22
Mon
Drawing from Imagination
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drawing from Imagination

Drawing from Imagination
Mondays, 4pm to 5pm | January 22 to February 12
Grades 4 – 8 | $40 per student

This is the perfect class for aspiring artists with lots of imagination. Instructor Brandon Long will help students bring their wildest ideas to life on paper, while teaching the fundamental techniques of drawing. This is a four-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.

Register here.

Jan
23
Tue
Art Adventures (Tuesday Winter Session 1)
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Art Adventures (Tuesday Winter Session 1)

Art Adventures (Tuesday Session 1)
Tuesdays, January 23 to February 13
10am to 11am | $40
Instructor: Niki Kinkade
Ages 3-5

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. (There is also a Friday morning session of this class!)

Register here.

Creative Kids Club
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Creative Kids Club

Creative Kids Club – NEW!
Tuesdays, January 23 to February 13
3:30pm to 5:00pm | $60
3rd to 6th grade

Sometimes kids create the best things when given the most freedom. In Creative Kids Club, we will provide really fabulous “found object” art materials (think everything from beach glass to metal gears to wood scraps) and creative prompts (make a monster, build a skyscraper, etc) – and then we’ll get out of the way.
 
The program facilitator will provide technical support and will teach students how to safely wield a hot glue gun, but this class is about giving children free reign over their imaginations. Children excel at “world-building” when given the chance – whether it’s creating an elaborate time machine or constructing a house for their favorite stuffed animal. Creative Kids Club promotes problem solving, critical thinking, and collaborative learning as students explore new ways to express themselves. Give your creative kid special time each week to let their imagination grow.
 
This is a four-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.
 
Jan
24
Wed
Kids Visual Arts (Winter Session 1)
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Visual Arts (Winter Session 1)

Kids Visual Arts
Wednesdays, January 24 to February 14
4pm to 5pm | $40 per student
PK4 – 3rd Grade 

Get ready to get creative! In this elementary visual arts class, students will be introduced to a range of artistic styles and mediums as learning about famous artists and their work. Sign up for one four-week session or join us for the entire sixteen-week semester. We’ll be doing different projects each week. Over the course of the semester, students will explore drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, collage, and more!

Register here.

Save $15 when you register for the entire semester. Pay $145 in advance or make five monthly payments of just $29. Click here to pay in advance or contact Kate Snyder at 859.236.4054 to set up monthly payments.

Pottery for Kids
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pottery for Kids

Pottery for Kids
Wednesdays, January 24 to February 28
4:00pm to 5:30pm | $100
Instructor: Stacey Chinn
1st to 6th graders

During this fun-filled kids’ ceramics class, young creatives will learn to hand-build clay, explore the potter’s wheel, and glaze their projects for show and tell. This is a terrific opportunity for kids to discover the possibilities of creating three-dimensional art! This is a six-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.
 
 
Project Schedule:
  • Week 1 – Ocarinas/Whistles (pinch pots)
  • Week 2 – Big Mouth Candy Dishes (fish, animals, monsters…pinch & coil pots)
  • Week 3 – Tic Tac Toe Board (slabs)
  • Week 4 – Chia Pets
  • Week 5 – Glaze Day
  • Week 6 – Explore the Wheel (note: students will not produce finished work – the wheel introduction is about getting a feel for the wheel and having fun!)
Clay Jewelry for Teens and Adults
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Clay Jewelry for Teens and Adults

Clay Jewelry for Teens and Adults
Wednesdays, January 24 to February 28
6:30pm to 7:30pm | $80
Instructor: Stacey Chinn

This class will focus on making handmade ceramic jewelry. We’ll be using basic hand-building techniques to create unique, wearable works (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches). We’ll also experiment with different types of clay, textures and surface designs. Who says art can’t be worn?
 
This is a six-week class. Registration Fee: $70. Materials Fee: $10.

Register here.

Jan
25
Thu
Homeschool Ceramics (Elementary)
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Homeschool Ceramics (Elementary)

Homeschool Ceramics (Elementary)
Thursdays, January 25 to February 15
10:00am to 11:30am | $60
Instructor: Dionna Baker
Kindergarten to 5th grade

This ‘sampler’ class will introduce students to the basic techniques for working with clay. We will mostly be learning hand-building techniques and glazing processes, but students will also have the opportunity to experiment with the potter’s wheel. Please note that the classes for this session are 90 minutes long due to the extra setup and cleanup time required with clay!
 
THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT! There are still spaces available in the Friday afternoon elementary drawing class.
Homeschool Mixed Media (MS/HS)
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Mixed Media (MS/HS)

Homeschool Mixed Media 
Thursdays, January 25 to February 15
10:00am to 11:00am | $40
Instructor: Brandon Long
Grades 6-12

Time to get a little crazy. This mixed-media class will challenge students to take a fresh (and funky) approach to visual arts. Mixed media projects combine techniques and materials which means the sky is the limit when it comes to creating incredible original artwork. Your child’s imagination will soar!
 
This is a four-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.

Register here.

Register for the entire winter semester and save $20! Sign up for mixed media, ceramics, and abstract painting for just $120. You may pay the entire fee up-front or contact Kate Snyder (859.236.4054) to set up four monthly payments of $30 each – January through April.

Jan
26
Fri
Art Adventures (Friday Winter Session 1)
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Art Adventures (Friday Winter Session 1)

Art Adventures (Friday Session 1)
Fridays, January 26 to February 16
10am to 11am | $40
Instructor: Niki Kinkade
Ages 3-5

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.

Register here.

Register for the full winter/spring session and save $15!  Pay the full $145 in advance or contact Kate Snyder at 859.236.4054 to sign up for five monthly payments of $29 (January through May).

Homeschool Drawing (Elementary)
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homeschool Drawing (Elementary)

Homeschool Drawing (Elementary)
Fridays, January 26 to February 16
1:00pm to 2:00pm | $40
Instructor: Brandon Long
Kindergarten to 5th Grade

Would you like to learn to draw –really draw? This fun and fast paced class will improve your drawing skills, no doubt! Arts Center Creative Director Brandon Long will help kids will learn strategies for drawing faces, people, landscapes that really do look 3-D, and much more, while introducing some of the foundational concepts of visual art.
 
This is a four-week class. Registration fee includes all materials. 

Register here.

Feb
6
Tue
Nesting Mugs Workshop
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nesting Mugs Workshop

Nesting Mugs Workshop
(Paint-Your-Own Pottery)
Tuesday, February 6 | 7pm to 9pm
$35 per pair of mugs

Create the perfect gift for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day – or, better yet, come paint together!! There will be a facilitator on-hand to answer questions but this is not an instructor-led class. You are free to personalize your mugs however you like. (The pictures are just for inspiration)
 
Each registration for this “nesting mugs” class includes two ready-to-paint mugs. The cost is the same whether you have one painter or two. Just let us know how many painters to expect! Your mugs will be ready for pickup before Valentine’s Day.
 
Feb
8
Thu
Selfie Sculptures
Feb 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Selfie Sculptures

Selfie Sculptures
Thursday, February 8
3:30pm to 5:30pm | $25
2nd to 6th grade

Let your personality shine in this mixed media workshop. We’ll be creating painted “selfie sculptures” out of wood blocks. Your sculpture will be as unique as you are!

This is a one-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.

Register here.

Feb
19
Mon
Kids Weaving
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Weaving

Kids Weaving
Mondays, February 19 to March 12
4:00pm to 5:00pm | $40
Instructor: Stacey Chinn
4th to 8th Grade

From loom to the living room wall, this class will teach young students the basics of a time-honored tradition while promoting concentration and patience. We’ll make our own looms from nature and toys (sticks, hula-hoops…) while working on individual weavings as well as creating a large, collaborative class project.

Register here.

Feb
20
Tue
Creative Kids Club
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Creative Kids Club

Creative Kids Club
Tuesdays, February 20 to March 13
3:30pm to 5:00pm | $60
3rd to 6th grade

Sometimes kids create the best things when given the most freedom. In Creative Kids Club, we will provide really fabulous “found object” art materials (think everything from beach glass to metal gears to wood scraps) and creative prompts (make a monster, build a skyscraper, etc) – and then we’ll get out of the way.
 
The program facilitator will provide technical support and will teach students how to safely wield a hot glue gun, but this class is about giving children free reign over their imaginations. Children excel at “world-building” when given the chance – whether it’s creating an elaborate time machine or constructing a house for their favorite stuffed animal. Creative Kids Club promotes problem solving, critical thinking, and collaborative learning as students explore new ways to express themselves. Give your creative kid special time each week to let their imagination grow.
 
This is a four-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.
 
Feb
21
Wed
Kids Knitting Workshop
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Knitting Workshop

Kids Knitting Workshop
Wednesdays, February 21 and 28
4pm to 5pm | $30 per student
3rd to 9th grade
Instructor: Carrie Farmer

Ready, set, knit! Students will learn basic knitting stitches and will make their very own scarf. Class will meet in the newly-refurbished Arts Center lobby. Settle in on the couch with your knitting needles and spend a cozy afternoon learning this classic craft! Class cost: $20. Materials cost: $10. Students will keep their needles and yarn to continue work at home after the workshop concludes!
 
This is a two-week class. 
 

 

Kids Visual Arts (Winter Session 2)
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Visual Arts (Winter Session 2)

Kids Visual Arts (Winter Session 2)
Wednesdays, February 21 to March 14
4pm to 5pm | $40 per student
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade 

Get ready to get creative! In this elementary visual arts class, students will be introduced to a range of artistic styles and mediums as learning about famous artists and their work. We’ll be doing different projects each week. Over the course of the semester, students will explore drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, collage, and more!

Register here.

Feb
22
Thu
Homeschool Ceramics (MS/HS)
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Homeschool Ceramics (MS/HS)

Homeschool Ceramics
Thursdays, February 22 to March 15
10:00am to 11:30am | $60
Instructor: Dionna Baker
6th to 12th grade

This ‘sampler’ class will introduce students to the basic techniques for working with clay including hand-building, glazing, and an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Please note that the classes for this session are 90 minutes long due to the extra setup and cleanup time required with clay!
 
This is a four-week class. Registration fee includes all materials. 

Register here.

Homeschool Mixed Media (Elementary)
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Mixed Media (Elementary)

Homeschool Mixed Media (Elementary)
Thursdays, February 22 to March 15
10:00am to 11:00am | $40
Instructor: Brandon Long
Kindergarten to 5th Grade

What happens when you go beyond painting and start combining multiple artistic techniques into a single creation? Let’s find out…
 
THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!
Feb
23
Fri
Art Adventures (Friday Winter Session 2)
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Art Adventures (Friday Winter Session 2)

Art Adventures (Friday Session 2)
Fridays, February 23 to March 16
10am to 11am | $40
Instructor: Niki Kinkade
Ages 3-5

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.

Register here.

Mar
7
Wed
Ceramic Garden Accessories
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ceramic Garden Accessories

Ceramic Garden Accessories
Wednesdays, March 7 & 14
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages 7+ (adults welcome!)
Instructor: Stacey Chinn

How does your garden grow? With the help of handmade, ceramic accessories you’ll make in this class, of course. You’ll get to play in the mud (well, clay) and make ornaments, plant markers and more. Your green thumb(s) will thank you.
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.