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. 

 

May
7
Tue
Mother’s Day Mystery Workshop
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mother's Day Mystery Workshop

Mother’s Day Mystery Workshop
Tuesday, May 7 | 4pm to 5pm
$12 | PK4 to 5th Grade

Create a special (secret!) art project for Mom in this one-hour, drop-off workshop. Preregistration is required! 
 
Minimum enrollment: 5 students. So bring a friend!

Register here

May
8
Wed
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 1
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 1

Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 1
Wednesday, May 8 | 6pm to 8pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

This painting is part of a three-piece series of a peaceful pond scene. Thanks to a very clever design, this painting can stand alone – OR be matched up with two others to create a beautiful trio. This painting uses a 12″ square canvas. Check out the additional listings to see the full design and click here to save when you register for all three paintings!
 
Class registration includes all materials. Feel free to bring a snack or a favorite beverage.

Register here

May
15
Wed
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 2
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 2

Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 2
Wednesday, May 15
6pm to 8pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

This painting is part of a three-piece series of a peaceful pond scene. Thanks to a very clever design, this painting can stand alone – OR be matched up with two others to create a beautiful trio. This painting forms the center of the trio, using a 16″ x 20″ canvas. Check out the additional listings to see the full design and click here to save when you register for all three paintings!
 
Class registration includes all materials. Feel free to bring a snack or a favorite beverage. 

Register here

Jun
3
Mon
Dollie & Me Camp
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dollie & Me Camp

Dollie & Me Camp
June 3 to 7, 2019
1pm to 4pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 5th graders
Instructor: Niki Kinkade

Art is more fun when you share it with a friend! Bring your favorite doll to camp and we’ll create artwork for (and with!) your small friend. The projects in this camp are ideal for 15” to 18” baby dolls. We’ll create basic clothing and accessories, along with other visual arts projects inspired by friendship.

Register here.

Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jun
4
Tue
Dino Mini Camp
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Dino Mini Camp

Dino Mini Camp
June 4 and 6, 2019
9:00am to 11:30am | $50 per camper*
Open to ages 3-5

Join us for two days of dino-filled art adventures. Our mini camps are designed to introduce young artists to all the fun of art camp! Registration is limited to 12 students to ensure lots of one-on-one attention. This is a drop-off camp (parents do not need to stay) but all campers must be potty-trained.

Register here.

Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jun
10
Mon
Cardboard Kingdom Camp
Jun 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cardboard Kingdom Camp

Cardboard Kingdom Camp
June 10 to 14, 2019
1:30pm to 4:30pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 5th graders
Instructor: Brandon Long

Let your imagination run wild as we create our own fantastic world out of cardboard boxes and other repurposed materials. This camp combines visual arts with creative play for a fun-filled week of arts exploration.

Register here

Thanks to our camp sponsor, Your Handyman Jeff Cooper!

Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jun
11
Tue
Starry Night Studio: Boyle County Starry Night
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Boyle County Starry Night

Starry Night Studio: Boyle County Starry Night
Tuesday, June 11 | 6pm to 8pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Lela Germann

If Vincent van Gogh had visited Danville, he might have created a painting like this! The impressionistic night sky lends a touch of magic to the iconic Boyle County Courthouse spiral. 
 
Class registration includes all materials. Feel free to bring a snack or a favorite beverage.
 

 

Jun
17
Mon
Enchanted Garden Camp
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Enchanted Garden Camp

Enchanted Garden Camp
June 17 to 21, 2019
9am to 12pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 3rd graders
Instructor: Kate Snyder

Nature is full of magic and wonder – if you know where to look! Celebrate the beauty of the garden through a variety of visual arts projects designed to introduce a wide range of techniques and art mediums.

Register here

*Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Stop Motion Animation
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation
June 17 to 21, 2019
1pm to 4pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising 4th to 8th graders
Instructor: Brandon Long

Learn the basics of this exciting movie-making technique that combines numerous still images to form animated stories. The combination of visual arts, storytelling, and technology makes this an exciting multi-disciplinary arts experience!
 
Registration fee includes all materials. Campers will be sharing iPads that are owned by (and will remain at) the Community Arts Center.

Register here.

*Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jun
24
Mon
Mindful Kids Camp
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mindful Kids Camp

Mindful Kids Camp
June 24 to 28, 2019
9am to 12pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 5th graders
Instructor: Niki Kinkade

Mindfulness is an approach to wellness and happiness.  In Mindful Kids Camp we will cultivate presence of mind, body, and heart while empowering kids to be kind to themselves and others. We will practice mindfulness through creative movement and visual arts.

Register here.

* Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jun
25
Tue
Fairies & Gnomes Mini Camp
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Fairies & Gnomes Mini Camp

Fairies & Gnomes Mini Camp
June 25 and 27, 2019
9am to 11:30am | $50 per camper*
Open to ages 3-5

In this camp we’ll celebrate fairies, gnomes, and other garden-dwelling creatures. Our mini camps are designed to introduce young artists to all the fun of art camp! Registration is limited to 12 students to ensure lots of one-on-one attention. This is a drop-off camp (parents do not need to stay) but all campers must be potty-trained.

Register here.

Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jun
27
Thu
Starry Night Studio: Red Sunflower
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Red Sunflower

Starry Night Studio: Red Sunflower
Thursday, June 27 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: TBD

Capture the heat of summer in this vibrant painting. No previous experience needed! A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step. Class registration includes all materials.

Register here

Jul
8
Mon
Dino Art Camp
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dino Art Camp

Dino Art Camp
July 8 to 12, 2019
9am to 12pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 2nd graders
Instructor: Brandon Long

Join us for a week of dino-themed art activities that highlight a range of different techniques and artistic styles. This might just be the coolest camp in history!

Register here.

* Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Myths and Monsters Camp
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Myths and Monsters Camp

Myths and Monsters Camp
July 8 to 12, 2019
1pm to 4pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising 3rd to 6th graders
Instructor: Kate Snyder

Are you ready to go head-to-head with the powers of the ancient world? We’ll dive into the classic stories of Greek mythology with projects inspired by Medusa, Athena, Hercules and more.

This camp is generously sponsored by our friends at Danville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery!

Register here.

* Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jul
15
Mon
Dollhouse Camp
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dollhouse Camp

Dollhouse Camp
July 15 to 19, 2019
1pm to 4pm | $130 per camper*
Open to rising 2nd to 6th graders
Instructor: Niki Kinkade

Campers will personalize their very own dollhouses – painting the home, adding wallpaper, works of art, furniture, figures, miniature food, and so much more. At the end of camp, you’ll have a wonderfully unique dollhouse to keep and treasure! We will also enjoy a field trip to the Great American Dollhouse Museum. This camp is great for girls and boys. 
 
This camp is generously sponsored by our friends at Sam Dexter Insurance Agency!
 
Your registration fee includes a non-refundable $30 materials fee that covers the cost of your 24″ wooden dollhouse.

Register here.

* Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jul
16
Tue
Puppy Camp
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Puppy Camp

Puppy Camp
July 16 and 18, 2019
9:00am to 11:30am | $50 per camper*
Open to ages 3 to 5

We think puppies and preschoolers are the perfect combination. We’ll create puppy-themed artwork and even welcome a fuzzy special guest to camp one day! This is a drop-off camp (parents do not need to stay) but all campers must be potty-trained. Registration is limited to 12 students to ensure lots of one-on-one attention. 

Register here

* Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Starry Night Studio: Wheelbarrow Planter
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Starry Night Studio: Wheelbarrow Planter

Starry Night Studio: Wheelbarrow Planter
Tuesday, July 16 | 6pm to 8:30pm
$30 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Did you know that July is American Grown Flowers Month? We’re teaming up with our friends at the Boyle County Cooperative Extension to celebrate flowers in our community. Join us for this beginner painting workshop – no previous experience required!
 
Class registration includes all materials. 

Register here

Jul
22
Mon
Christmas in July
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas in July

Christmas in July
July 22 to 26, 2019
9am to 12pm | $100 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 5th graders
Instructor: Patti Wright

Don’t let the thermometer fool you – it’s time for a wintery arts extravaganza! In this whimsical arts adventure, campers will explore a range of techniques and media as we make artwork that celebrates the Christmas season (a few months early!).

This camp is generously sponsored by our friends at Atmos Energy.

Register here.

* Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Project Runway Camp
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Project Runway Camp

Project Runway Camp
July 22 to 26, 2019
9am to 2pm | $150*
Open to rising 4th to 8th graders
Instructor: Soreyda Benedit-Begley

We are pleased to welcome Lexington fashion designer Soreyda Benedit-Begley back to Project Runway Camp this summer! During this hands-on fashion camp, students will learn basic sewing techniques and will create wearable pieces using recycled and re-purposed materials. 
 
Registration fee includes all materials. Campers need to pack a lunch.

Register here.

* Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

Jul
29
Mon
Dramatic Difference Acting Camp
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dramatic Difference Acting Camp

Dramatic Difference Acting Camp
July 29 to August 2, 2019
9am to 2pm | $150 per camper*
Open to rising 4th to 8th graders
Instructor: Beth Marlowe

In this camp, young artists will explore all the different characters they can become using their bodies, voices, and imaginations. We will play a variety of theater and improvisation games while allowing artists to mold their individual talents into a small production on the final day. We’re excited to welcome long-time community theater director and actor Beth Marlowe as our lead instructor for this camp! Campers need to pack a lunch.
 
This camp is made possible through the generous support of the Dr. Larry Scott Fine Arts Access Fund. 

Register here.

Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.