Homeschool Resources

The Arts Center is pleased to offer educational opportunities to support homeschool families in our community. In addition to the classes and programs listed below, the Arts Center is pleased to facilitate hands-on arts field trips. Exhibit field trips last 90 minutes and include a guided gallery talk and a related hands-on activity. Find out more about field trips by clicking here.

2018/2019 Classes & Programs

Need-based scholarships may be available. Contact Niki Kinkade at or 859.236.4054 to find out more. Payment plans are also available. To pay for a class in installments, please contact Kate Snyder at or 859.236.4054.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)

Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)
Tuesdays, January 22 to March 5
10am to 12pm | $160 | Ages 14+
Instructor: Paul Muth

If you have ever dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, this is your chance! This flexible class is appropriate for potters of all experience levels. Whether you’re a total beginner looking to explore the creative potential of clay or an experience potter interested in refining your technique, this workshop-style class provides lots of opportunity for individual instruction.

Registration fee includes all materials and firing. This is seven-week class. 

Register here

LWTA – Maurice Manning
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Maurice Manning

Lunch with the Arts – Maurice Manning, Poet
Wednesday, February 20
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Maurice Manning is a Danville native and a nationally-recognized poet. His first collection of poems, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Award, chosen by W.S. Merwin. Since then he has published four collections of poetry. Manning’s book, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize. His next book, Railsplitter, will be published in the fall. Manning teaches at Transylvania University and lives with his family in Washington County.

For his Lunch with the Arts presentation, Manning will read from his poetry that is based in the culture and geography of Central Kentucky. He says “While my work implicitly responds to our current world, I’m always more interested in the created world and our relationship to it.” Manning will be joined by Sue Massek, a banjo player who bluegrass and mountain music have been an influence on his poetry.

Massek is a member of the ground-breaking all women group, Reel World String Band. She learned
traditional banjo tunings from some of the legends of mountain music. Part of Sue’s career has
been to keep these traditions alive.

Thanks to our event sponsors, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and D.E.A.L., Inc. Sign language interpretation will be available for this event, thanks to a grant from the Hudson-Ellis Fund. 

Homeschool: Famous Women Artists
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Homeschool: Famous Women Artists

Homeschool: Famous Women Artists
Thursdays, February 28 to April 11
11am to 12pm | $60 | Grades K-8

In this hands-on art history class we will study the lives and artwork of several (yet-to-be-selected!) famous women artists then create our own original artwork inspired by the masters! Please note, class will not meet on 4/4.

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Looking for a class for high-school students? Contact us! If we have sufficient interest, we can add a high school section of this class.