Visual Arts Classes for Kids

Need-based scholarships are available for many classes. Contact director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. 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! And artists of every age enjoy Lisi’s Art Lab!

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.

Dec
31
Sun
Night at the Museum
Dec 31 2017 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 8:30 am
Night at the Museum @ Community Arts Center

Night at the Museum (New Year’s Eve)
Sunday, December 31 to Monday, January 1
Drop-off at 6:30pm – pickup at 8:30am
$50 per child (2nd through 6th grade)

Grab your sleeping bag and get ready to ring in the new year with the Community Arts Center! We’ll enjoy art-making activities, explore the galleries by flashlight, and do a special (early) countdown to the new year. This event is open to 2nd through 6th graders.
 
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. There is a 50% discount for siblings. $50 for one child, $75 for two children, $100 for three children, etc. To utilize the discount, please call the Arts Center to register!
 
 
Schedule of Actvities:
  • 6:15 – 6:30   Drop Off 
    6:30 – 7:00   Orientation and Welcome Games
    7:00 – 7:30   Art Activities
    7:30 – 8:30   Art scavenger hunt and flashlight tour
    8:30 – 9:00   Snack then Prepare for Bed
    9:00               Pajama Countdown!
    9:00 – 10:30 Movie
    10:45           Lights Out
     
    7:00 – 8:30 am Light Breakfast, Games & Projects
    8:30 – 8:45 am Pick Up
Jan
9
Tue
SNS – Cheerful Snowman
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS - Cheerful Snowman

Starry Night Studio: Cheerful Snowman
Tuesday, January 9 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Start your New Year off with a smile as we create this charming snowman. No experience required – a professional artist will guide you step-by-step from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. 

Register here.

Jan
11
Thu
Ceramic Cat Workshop
Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ceramic Cat Workshop

Ceramic Cat Workshop
Thursdays, January 11 and 25
4:00pm to 5:30pm | $35
Ages 7+ (adults welcome!)

Shake off the winter gloom with a fun, hands-on ceramics workshop. In this two-week class we’ll be creating whimsical ceramic cat figures. You will build your cats in Week 1 and glaze them in Week 2. Please note that the class weeks are not back-to-back. These projects require drying time! Depending on the size of your cat(s) and the speed at which you work, you will create 1-3 cats.
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing. 
 
Jan
15
Mon
SNS – Winter Trees
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS - Winter Trees

Starry Night Studio: Winter Trees
Monday, January 15 | 2pm to 4pm
$28 per painter
Instructor: Lela Germann

Looking for a fun activity while the kids are out of school for Martin Luther King, Jr Day? Send them to the Arts Center!  We’ll be creating this beautiful winter scene. We use masking tape to help define the trees, making this a very accessible painting for young artists. 

Registration fee is per painter. Kids 7 and up may attend without a parent!

Register here.

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
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. 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.
 
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 is a four-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.

Register here.

Register for the entire winter/spring semester and save $20! Sign up for ceramics, mixed media, and music 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.