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Pottery for Teens


with Renee Curci Ivanoff

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 14, 2023 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

We are pleased to offer a pottery class just for teens!

This class will provide a break from the stress of middle and high school and serve as an excellent place to nurture their inner selves while learning all aspects of ceramics. Students will focus on developing skills in wheel throwing, hand building, surface design, and glazing.

No experience required! Teenagers at all levels of experience can be accommodated in our small classes. For teens ages 13 and up.

This class includes a fee for all materials. Firing fees are the responsibility of each student.

NEW! Silkscreen for Teens


with Judy Mensch

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 19, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Feb 25, 2023

If you are a  teenager between the ages of 13-19 who loves using color this is the class for you! Using water-based inks we’ll focus on learning to screen print on paper and fabric. Students will only be limited by their own imagination! Teens will learn how to put their favorite ideas on paper or a T-shirt. In this class we will cover how to make preliminary drawings, transfer your image onto a screen, mix colors, and register your image. You’ll learn to print multi-color editions. Trade with your friends or create a unique gift for someone! This class includes a fee for all materials.

There is no class on February 16.

NEW! Abstract Art Making for Teens


with Sarah Paradie

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 23, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class will focus primarily on guiding students ages 13-19 in ways of expressing themselves through art making and experimenting with materials and processes. Teens will be given the tools they need in order to find and strengthen their own creative voices and rekindle their imagination. With the projects created in this class, students will learn about making a basic, themed portfolio of work that they can use as an example of how to create future portfolios in the future. This class includes a fee for all materials.

NEW! Fundamentals of Cartooning for Teens


with Raye Chand

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the fundamentals of cartooning and cartoon theory in this class customized for teens ages 13-19! Students will gain resources and methods to improve their personal work and grow their portfolio. They will learn simple character turnaround and develop sheets or a comic page at the end of the four weeks. Best of all, teens will build confidence and motivation in their own work! Digital artists and teens of all skill levels are welcome.


NEW! Figure Drawing for Teens


with Brian Beaton

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Teens will develop life drawing and observational skills in this invaluable class for folks ages 13-19! Working directly from a live model, students will strengthen their hand-eye coordination while learning anatomy, perspective, proportion, and more. This is a great opportunity for teens considering art school and looking to strengthen their portfolio. This class is for teenagers of all skill levels and includes both a model fee and a fee for all materials. Parents with teens under 18 years of age need to sign a waiver (we will send it in an email) to bring to the first class.

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