Classes for Kids

Visual Arts Classes for Kids

The Visual Arts Department encourages creative stimulation and thought while providing an opportunity to experience the joy and satisfaction of creating works of art. A wide variety of visual arts classes and workshops are offered for students of all ages, including pottery, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, knitting, and more. Individual instruction is available and outreach programming can also be arranged.

There will be an extra $5 fee for visual arts class/workshop registrations made within 24 hrs of the class beginning. Please register as early as possible so instructors can make sure they have enough materials purchased and prepared. Last-minute registration can result in a shortage of materials for students.

CLAYTIVITY
for grades 1 & up
with Jessie Hall
6 weeks beginning March 18
5:15-6 p.m.
$57 class fee, $15 materials fee
maximum of 8 students
Learn all about clay, clay tools, glazes, and handbuilding techniques while you make amazing sculptures!
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MOM & ME ART
for ages 2-5 & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
4 weeks beginning April 29
11:30 a.m.-noon
$25 class fee, $8 materials fee
Little ones will have fun while developing the fine & gross motor skills essential for starting school. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian at all classes. Adults attend free. Dress for a mess!

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Elements of Art for Homeschoolers
for grades 1 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
6 weeks beginning April 2 (no class April 23)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$48 class fee, $10 materials fee
Learn basic art concepts such as color theory, drawing, painting, & mixed media. Students will be exposed to examples from art history and will develop an expanded visual vocabulary, learning about techniques and materials used in a traditional classroom setting.
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Awesome Acrylics
for grades 1 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
6 weeks beginning March 19
5-6 p.m.
$48 class fee, $12 materials fee
Get ready to dive into the world of acrylic painting techniques. We’ll work on different fun creative projects each week.
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Kinder Art
for grade K & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
6 weeks beginning March 26 (START DATE POSTPONED 1 WEEK FROM MARCH 19)
6:15-7 p.m.
$44 class fee, $8 materials fee
Work with a wide variety of materials and mediums each week! We’ll create fun seasonal-themed artworks with our friends.
CALL (440) 964-3396 to register

No visual arts classes for kids currently scheduled on this day.

No visual arts classes for kids currently scheduled on this day.

Homeschool Clay
with Rebecca Stowell
4 weeks beginning May 3
10-11 a.m.
$48 class fee, $15 materials fee
maximum of 6 students
Learn the basics of handbuilding and glazing, including materials and clay tools. Handbuilding is as simple as using your hands to form an object, using three main techniques and forming methods: pinching, coiling, and slab building. Once you’ve mastered those, you can make almost anything out of clay!
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Fridays are for Tots
for ages 3-5
5 weeks beginning May 3
1 class: $30
2 classes: $56
3 classes: $78
$5 materials fee
You can register online when taking all 3 classes; to register for just 1 or 2 classes, call (440) 964-3396.
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Preschool Music with Sarah Oberstar
10-10:30 a.m.
As a start to a lifelong love of music, children will sing songs, play musical games, and more aswe develop listening, social, and pre-reading skills.

Preschool Art Appreciation with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
10:35-11:05 a.m.
Children will explore the tools and materials used in making art, learning to make connections between their projects and stories, ideas, and the seasons. We’ll create with paint, paper, scissors, glue, and more, learning about the proper care and use of materials. Dress for a mess!

Preschool Drama with Sarah Oberstar
11:10-11 a.m.
This class focuses on using movement and imagination, and working with others. We’ll create and tell stories as we explore the world of acting.


No Saturday kids’ classes currently scheduled

Wizard Art Camp
for grades 1-6
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Monday- Friday, June 10-14
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$115 camp fee, $25 materials fee
Maximum of 15 students
Get sorted into your houses, create your wands, and get ready for all manner of magical classes and imaginitive projects! Earn (or lose) points for the House Cup! Campers should bring a white t-shirt, pillowcase, or socks (100% cotton is best) to tie dye with their house colors on Thursday. Please bring a snack and water every day, and dress for a mess!
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Circus Art Camp
for grades 1 & up
with Solita Jones
Monday-Thursday, June 10-13
1-3 p.m.
$85 camp fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 15 students
We will make circus tents, carousels, and even make our own stickers to put inside the tent. We’ll learn how to do a balancing act and walk a “tight rope” (ribbon on the ground,) and hula hoop. We will even be decorating the hula hoops with colorful tape and stickers to personalize them and bring home for continued fun! These activities are meant to be fun and playful, but also encourage creativity, individuality, teamwork, and exercise.
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Trash-to-Treasure Upcycling
Art Camp
for grades 1 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Monday-Friday, June 17-21
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$115 camp fee, $25 materials fee
Maximum of 15 students
Upcycled art is a creative, out-of-the-box way to use materials and objects that might otherwise have ended up in a landfill. In this camp, students will use everyday items to bind books, collage, make picture frames, and more!
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Multi-Arts Camp
FULL 

Extra Messy Preschool Art Camp
for ages 3-5
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Monday-Friday, June 24-28
2-2:45 p.m.
$45 camp fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 10 students
We’ll be painting with splat balls, frozen paint, sidewalk paint, and more! This will be a process-based camp with lots of messy experimentation. Students should bring a white, 100% cotton t-shirt for ice dyeing (please write the student’s name on the tag.)
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Ocean Art Camp
for grades K-4
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Monday-Friday, July 1-5 – no camp on July 4
2-4 p.m.
$85 camp fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 15 students
We’ll create 2D & 3D art inspired by the ocean and the waters of the world! Students should bring a white, 100%-cotton t-shirt to tie-dye. Dress for a mess!
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Fiber Arts Camp
for grades 4-9
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Monday-Thursday, July 8-11
2-4 p.m.
$85 camp fee, $20 materials fee
Maximum of 15 students
Explore different fiber arts including dyeing, needle felting, and weaving. Students should bring a white, 100% cotton article of clothing to dye.
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K-3 Art Camp
for grades K-3
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Monday-Friday, July 29-August 2
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$115 camp fee, $25 materials fee
Maximum of 15 students
This camp balances technical instruction with freedom of self-expression. Students learn to embrace their curiosity and individuality as they develop artistic skill. We’ll explore and practice drawing, painting, and printmaking. Bring a white, 100%-cotton t-shirt to tie-dye on Thursday. Students should bring snacks and water.
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4-8 Art Camp
for grades 4-8
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Monday-Friday, August 5-9
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$115 camp fee, $25 materials fee
Maximum of 15 students
Learn to take you artistic skills to the next level as you spend four hours each day creating art. Learn techniques to improve your skills and hone your creative vision in an encouraging, hands-on environment. Bring a white, 100%-cotton t-shirt, pillowcase, or socks to tie-dye on Thursday. Students should bring snacks and water every day.

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