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!

Nov
8
Wed
Art Around the World: Ghana
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Around the World: Ghana

Art Around the World (Ghana)
Wednesdays, 4pm to 5pm | November 8 to December 6
Grades 3-5 | $40
Instructor: Dionna Baker

In this mixed-media art class, we will observe and discuss artwork from the West African country of Ghana, and respond to what we learned by creating art using similar ideas, themes and art processes. We will create our very own tribal mask, kente cloth, and safari animals. This is a four-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/22.

Register here

Did you know? You can save money by registering for all three Art Around the World classes at once! Sign up for Japan, Ghana, and Mexico and save $20. Click here to register for the three-class series.

Nov
9
Thu
Homeschool Mixed Media (MS/HS)
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Mixed Media (MS/HS)

Homeschool Mixed Media
Thursdays, 10am to 11am
November 9 to December 7 | $40
Grades 6-12
Instructor: Brandon Long

This mixed-media class will inspire students to unleash their creativity in wild and unexpected ways. No two sessions are alike, with projects ranging from found object assemblage to guerrilla public art.
 
This is a four-week class. Please note that class will not meet on 11/23. Registration fee includes all materials.  
 

 

Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity

Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Thursdays, 4pm to 5:30pm | November 9 & 16
Grades 2-6 | $35
Instructor: Dionna Baker

This two-day workshop will teach students the basics of hand-building with clay. We will be making a simple nativity scene from clay. The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

Mix It Up with Brandon – Session 2
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mix It Up with Brandon - Session 2

Mix It Up with Brandon
Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm | November 9 to December 7
Grades 4-8 | $40
Instructor: Brandon Long

This mixed-media class will inspire students to unleash their creativity in wild and unexpected ways. No two sessions are alike, with projects ranging from found object assemblage to guerrilla public art
 
This is a four-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/23. Registration fee includes all materials.  
 
 
Did you know? You can save money by registering for all three “Art with Brandon” classes at once! Sign up for Drawing 101 and both sessions of Mix It Up and save $20. Click here to register for the three-class series.
Nov
10
Fri
Art Adventures (Fridays) – Session 3
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Art Adventures (Fridays) - Session 3

Art Adventures (Morning)
Fridays, 10am to 11am
November 10 to December 8
Ages 3-5 | $40

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. Please note class will not meet on 11/24.

Register here.

Did you know? You can save $20 by registering for all three fall Art Adventure classes at once! Click here to register for the three-class series.

Nov
11
Sat
Pottery for Kids – Session 3
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Pottery for Kids - Session 3

Pottery for Kids
Saturdays, 9:20am to 11:00am | November 11 to December 9
Grades 1 – 8 | $80
Instructor: Stacey Chinn

During this fun-filled kids’ ceramics class, young creatives will learn to hand-build clay, use a potter’s wheel, and glaze their projects for show and tell. During the 4-week session, students will complete 1-3 projects from start to finish then take them home. Parents, clear your cupboards and get ready for the holiday gift giving season!
 
Registration fee includes all materials and firing. This is a four-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/25.
 
 
Did you know? Sign up for all three Pottery for Kids sessions (with different projects in each session) and save $30! Click here to register for the three-session series.
Nov
18
Sat
SNS: Christmas Elf
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SNS: Christmas Elf

Starry Night Studio: Christmas Elf
Saturday, November 18
1pm to 3pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Create a whimsical holiday painting of a cheerful elf in this two-hour painting workshop. It’s a must-have piece for any family that enjoys the fun of Elf on the Shelf. Registration fee is per painter. This is a great painting for artists of any age. Kids 7 and up may attend without a parent!

Register here.

Nov
25
Sat
SNS: Snowman
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SNS: Snowman

Starry Night Studio: Snowman
Saturday, November 25
1pm to 3pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Get into the holiday spirit with this fun and friendly snowman. This class is scheduled to coincide with the Heart of Danville’s Christmas festivities. Paint you snowman, check out the ice rink at Weisiger Plaza, then enjoy the downtown tree-lighting and Christmas parade! This is also a great activity if you’ve got friends and family in town for Thanksgiving. Create some new holiday memories together.

Register here.

Nov
27
Mon
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity

Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Mondays, 4pm to 5:30pm | November 27 and December 4
Grades 2-6 | $35
Instructor: Dionna Baker

This two-day workshop will teach students the basics of hand-building with clay. We will be making a simple nativity scene from clay. The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

Dec
1
Fri
Night at the Museum
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 8:30 am
Night at the Museum @ Community Arts Center

Night at the Museum (Holiday Edition!)
Friday, December 1 to Saturday, December 2
Drop-off at 6:30pm – pickup at 8:30am
$40 per child (2nd through 6th grade)

Grab your sleeping bag and get ready for a fun-filled sleepover at the Community Arts Center! We’ll enjoy seasonal art-making activities, go on an art scavenger hunt, explore the galleries by flashlight, and watch a holiday movie.  If your child has attended a sleepover at the Arts Center before, fear not! We’ll have all new activities and projects at each event.  
 
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.
 
 
Schedule of Actvities:
  • 6:15 – 6:30   Drop Off 
    6:30 – 7:00   Orientation and Welcome Games
    7:00 – 7:30   Scavenger Hunt Art Tour
    7:30 – 8:30   Art Activities
    8:30 – 9:00   Snack then Prepare for Bed
    9:00 – 9:30   Flashlight Exploration
    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
Dec
12
Tue
Kids Ornament Workshop
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Ornament Workshop

Kids Ornament Workshop
Tuesday, December 12
4pm to 5pm | $12
PK4 to 5th Grade

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

SNS: Little Town of Bethlehem
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Little Town of Bethlehem

Starry Night Studio: Little Town of Bethlehem
Tuesday, December 12
7pm to 9pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Amanda Hendershot

Bring a beloved Christmas carol to life with this beautiful painting. A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. This is our most popular holiday painting of all time!

Register here.

Dec
13
Wed
Kids Ornament Workshop
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Ornament Workshop

Kids Ornament Workshop
Wednesday, December 13
4pm to 5pm | $12
PK4 to 5th Grade

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

Dec
14
Thu
Homeschool Ornament Workshop
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Ornament Workshop

Homeschool Ornament Workshop
Thursday, December 14
10am to 11am | $12 per student
Grades K-12

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

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.