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!

Jun
25
Mon
Dollhouse Camp
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dollhouse Camp

Dollhouse Camp
June 25 to 29 | 1pm to 5pm
$125 per camper*
Open to rising 1st to 5th graders

This camp is SOLD OUT. But fear not! We have opened registration for a second session – August 6 to 10. Click here for details.

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! (Click here for a picture of the dollhouses we’ll be using!) We will also enjoy a field trip to the Great American Dollhouse Museum. This camp is great for girls and boys. 

* Please note that, in addition to the camp registration fee, there is a non-refundable $30 materials fee that covers the cost of your 24″ wooden dollhouse. The materials fee will be paid separately, following registration.

*Register for 3 or more week-long camps and save 10% with the code MORECAMP. The discount applies only to the registration fee – not the materials fee. Need-based scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship, please click here to download an application. 

Jul
9
Mon
Island Adventure Camp
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Island Adventure Camp

Island Adventure Camp
July 9 to 13 | 9am to 2pm
$150 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 5th graders

This camp is sold out! To add your child’s name to the waiting list, please contact Kate Snyder at kate@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

Set sail on a week-long tropical arts adventure. We will look to the sand and sea as we explore painting, drawing, music, and more! We are particularly excited to welcome Steel Appeal Drum Ensemble for a one-day workshop with our campers. Campers will need to pack a lunch.

In order to support students who are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language interpretation will be offered during this camp.

Big thanks to our camp sponsor, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda!

Register here

*Register for 3 or more week-long camps and save 10% with the code MORECAMP. Need-based scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship, please click here to download an application.

Jul
10
Tue
Ceramic Cat Sculptures
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Cat Sculptures

Ceramic Cat Sculptures
Tuesdays, July 10 and 24
5pm to 6:30pm | $35 per person
Ages 7+ (adults welcome!)
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Back by popular demand! 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 sequential – these projects require drying time! Depending on the size of your cat and the speed at which you work, you will create 1-3 cats.

Register here.

Jul
16
Mon
Cross-Training for Artists
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cross-Training for Artists

Cross-Training for Artists
July 16 to 20 | 9am to 12pm
$100 per camper*
Open to rising 3rd to 6th graders

Attention artists! Hone your skills by learning foundational techniques in a variety of artistic genres. Each day of camp will focus on a different medium, including printmaking, ceramics, painting (oil, acrylic, and watercolor), and photography. Registration fee includes all materials and a daily snack.

Big thanks to our camp sponsor – Atmos Energy!

Register here

*Register for 3 or more week-long camps and save 10% with the code MORECAMP. Need-based scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship, please click here to download an application.

Jul
23
Mon
The Mona Lisa Is Missing!
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Mona Lisa Is Missing!

The Mona Lisa Is Missing!
July 23 to 27 | 9am to 2pm
$150 per camper*
Open to rising 2nd to 5th graders

Oh no! The world’s most famous painting has been STOLEN. It’s up to you to help solve the mystery behind the theft and bring her back. Campers will undertake a series of art challenges – solving puzzles, creating original artwork, and learning about famous artists along the way – in their quest to bring the thief to justice. Campers will need to pack a lunch!

Register here

*Register for 3 or more week-long camps and save 10% with the code MORECAMP. Need-based scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship, please click here to download an application.

Jul
30
Mon
Christmas in July
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas in July

Christmas in July
July 30 to August 3 | 9am to 12pm
$100 per camper*
Open to rising kindergarten to 5th graders

This camp is sold out! To put your child’s name on the waiting list, please contact Kate Snyder at kate@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

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!). Registration fee includes all materials and a daily snack.

Register here

*Register for 3 or more week-long camps and save 10% with the code MORECAMP. Need-based scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship, please click here to download an application.

Preschool Mini Camp
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Preschool Mini Camp

Preschool Mini Camp
Monday, July 30 | 9am to 12pm
$30 per camper
Open to children ages 3-5

Tiny artists! This camp is for you. Our youngest campers will spend the day exploring a variety of artistic styles and techniques.  Registration fee includes all materials and a daily snack. All campers must be potty-trained.

Register here

Aug
2
Thu
SNS – Big Red Dinosaur
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS - Big Red Dinosaur

SNS: Big Red Dinosaur
Thursday, August 2 | 2pm to 4pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Brandon Long

RAWR!! Don’t let the teeth fool you – this charming dinosaur is more friendly than fierce. Young artists will LOVE bringing their dino friend to life on canvas. Painters will use a primary color palette but can choose from within those colors for the dinosaur and background.

Children ages 7+ may paint unaccompanied. Younger artists should have a supportive adult in tow (no charge for the grownup if they aren’t painting).

Register here.

Aug
6
Mon
Dollhouse Camp
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dollhouse Camp

Dollhouse Camp
August 6-10 | 1pm to 5pm
$125 per camper*
Open to rising 1st to 5th graders

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! (Click here for a picture of the dollhouses we’ll be using!) We will also enjoy a field trip to the Great American Dollhouse Museum. This camp is great for girls and boys. 

Register Here

* Please note that, in addition to the camp registration fee, there is a non-refundable $30 materials fee that covers the cost of your 24″ wooden dollhouse. The materials fee will be paid separately, following registration.

*Register for 3 or more week-long camps and save 10% with the code MORECAMP. The discount applies only to the registration fee – not the materials fee. 

Aug
17
Fri
Night at the Museum
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 8:30 am
Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum
August 17 to 18
$40 per student
Open to 2nd through 6th graders
(younger siblings in grades K-1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

Grab your sleeping bag and get ready for a fun-filled sleepover at the Community Arts Center! We’ll enjoy art-making activities, go on an art scavenger hunt, explore the galleries by flashlight, and watch a movie. If you child has attended a previous sleepover, fear not. Each Night at the Museum event will feature different activities, movie, etc. Registration fee includes an evening snack and light breakfast Saturday morning.

Register here

Schedule of Actvities:
6:15 – 6:30 Drop Off 
6:30 – 7:00 Orientation and Welcome Games
7:00 – 7:30 Art Scavenger Hunt
7:30 – 8:30 Art Activities
8:30 – 9:00 Snack then Prepare for Bed
9:00 – 9:30 Flashlight Exploration of Galleries
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

Sep
5
Wed
SNS – Just Ducky
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SNS - Just Ducky

Starry Night Studio: Just Ducky
Wednesday, September 5 | 6pm to 8pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Splish, splash, quack! This cheerful rubber ducky will make you smile every time you look at him. For this class, we’ll be painting on a 12″ square canvas, making it the perfect accent piece for a bathroom, bedroom, or playroom! Artists of all ages are welcome for this class. Painters ages 7+ may participate unaccompanied.

Register here.