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Youth Art Classes

Acrylic Painting Camp

Acrylic paints are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 8-Jul 12, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 12-Aug 16, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Cartooning & Caricatures Camp

Write! Draw! Ink! This workshop allows young artists to learn the process of cartooning and drawing caricatures. Campers will follow along on a step by step basis to draw some favorite characters as well as create their own characters and write and draw their own stories.

Dates & Times

#1: Aug 5-Aug 9, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 26-Aug 30, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Ceramic Blue Birds of Happiness

The symbol of a bluebird as the harbinger of happiness is found in many cultures and may date back thousands of years. Join us to learn basic hand building techniques to build your own blue bird of happiness. Fun for the whole family! 

This is a non-school day. 

All Levels

Dates & Times

June 29, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Suns

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired ceramic sun sculptures.

Dates & Times

April 20, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Tidepool with Melted Glass

Make a beautiful treasure. Everyone loves to look at sea life in a tidepool and this is your time to create your own. Students will learn to create the bowl and sea animals using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

August 18, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Comic Books

Have you ever read a comic book and wanted to make your own? In this class students will use traditional art supplies (pen, pencil, and paper) to make their own comic book.

Dates & Times

Jul 22-Jul 26, Monday-Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: 7-15
Instructor: C.A.N. Creative Arts Network
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Creature & Character Design

Explore the fascinating world of drawing and painting creatures and characters in this exciting class! We will depict a variety of popular characters and creatures from movies and books and all the amazing things they do like running, flying, swimming, battling foes, rescuing heroes, breathing fire, etc,!

Dates & Times

Jul 22-Jul 26, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Decorated Small Ceramic Serving Platters

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired animal platters.  They can be personalized to look like an animal you know or ideas from the instructor.

Dates & Times

July 21, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing & Painting Animals Camp

Painting and drawing animals is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these creatures to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of animals doing what they do best- running, jumping, flying, swimming, etc.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 15-Jul 19, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 19-Aug 23, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Sea Creatures Camp

Painting and drawing sea creatures is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these animals to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of sea life like sea horses, octopi, sea lions, shrimp, blowfish etc!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 29-Aug 2, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 19-Aug 23, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing Camp

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 15-Jul 19, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 5-Aug 9, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing for Kids

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class. We will be working in several drawing media and will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to acheive beautiful finished projects!


All supplies included in cost of class.

Dates & Times

Su 4/7-5/19 (skip 4/21), 12:30-2:30pm
Ages: Ages 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Fantasy and Sci Fi Creatures Camp

Explore the fascinating world of fantasy creatures in this exciting class! We will depict Dragons, Dinos, Mecha, Monsters, Robots, Elves, Gnomes, Trolls, Shape- Shifters, Mutants, Clones, Giant Insectoids, Animal- Creature Hybrids, Multi- Creature Hybrids, and all the amazing things they do! Running, flying, swimming, battling foes, rescuing heroes, breathing fire, etc,!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 8-Jul 12, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 12-Aug 16, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Kids Beginning Watercolor

Watercolor is a unique, versatile paint, and in this class, kids will learn the skills needed to fully engage with this fun medium.

Dates & Times

Sa 5/11-6/8 (skip 5/25), 3-4:30pm
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Annaleah Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Kids Painting (6-12 age)

Painting is a wonderful learning experience for kids. It lets them explore the creative process and express themselves. There are so many unique mediums & techniques to discover - come try them out!


Dates & Times

Jul 22-Jul 26, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Maryam Hajjar
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Kids' Painting

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone!

Dates & Times

#1: Feb 24-Mar 31, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Jun 16-Jul 14, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Maybe Monsters, Maybe Naught

Students will be given the husk of a creature to stuff and close before adding limbs and accessories. Snap eyes and snap noses will also be offered. A variety of needles, threads and faux fur will also be provided for completing the project as well as a sewing machine or two for those who would like to use them.

Dates & Times

May 11, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paper Collage for Kids

In this class, students will be introduced to the principals of collage and create a journal with 10 to 12 kinds of collages.

Please note: This date is different than listed in the catalog. It is July 13. 

Dates & Times

July 13, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Elsa Bouman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Sci-Fi Art

If you traveled to another planet in the future, what creatures, architecture, vehicles, and inventions would you discover?  Learn skills in drawing 2D and 3D, shading, and texturing, while creating unique worlds. 

Dates & Times

Jul 22-Jul 26, Monday-Friday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: 7-15
Instructor: C.A.N. Creative Arts Network
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Summer Art Camp

Joint the fun for five fantastic days of art making! In this art camp, your child will explore drawing and painting with fine art mediums including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil and ink!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 8-Jul 12, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Jul 8-Jul 12, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: Jul 15-Jul 19, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#4: Jul 29-Aug 2, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#5: Jul 29-Aug 2, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#6: Aug 12-Aug 16, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#7: Aug 12-Aug 16, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#8: Aug 19-Aug 23, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Visible Mending - A Boro Inspired Workshop

An introductory class into the techniques and history of Japanese sashiko stitching to repair and decorate fabric.

Students will leave with a patch or a wrist cuff.

Dates & Times

July 27, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Elsa Bouman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Winged Creatures

Explore the fascinating world of winged animals and fantasy creatures in this exciting class! We will depict a variety of real life animals as well as popular characters from movies and books and all the amazing things they do!

Dates & Times

Jul 22-Jul 26, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Zentangle Art Camp

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity.

Dates & Times

#1: July 8, Monday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: July 30, Tuesday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio