Youth VISUAL Arts

Classes are held at the Hubbard Arts Center, 309 N. Woodlawn, unless otherwise noted.

Registration for summer classes begins Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:00am.  Click below to register and see times and 
days for the classes listed.

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ARTspot Youth Art Classes

The ARTspot art classes are weekly classes where young artists can explore their favorite art form or try something new. 

Classes are taught with an emphasis on understanding materials and self expression. 

Whether it is for fun or to discover a new manner of self-expression, art has a value that will last a lifetime. 

Art discoverers art basics

Young artists will explore the creative process through painting, paper cut-outs, printmaking, and drawing. Strong emphasis on self-expression and discovery. Ages 5-9.

ART DISCOVERERS CLAY SCULPT

Push it, pound it, squeeze it and roll it.  Come and discover what you can create with clay.  Pinch and coil construction techniques will be taught.  Don’t miss out on the fun! 12 lbs. of clay, glaze, and kiln firing provided.  Ages 6-9.  

HEY KIDS, GET YOUR PAINT ON

Enjoy a fun filled afternoon of painting and visiting with friends.  In this one day class you will create your very own masterpiece and have a great time with friends.  All supplies included.  Space is limited so enroll early to reserve your spot.  Ages 10-15.

friends & family day: national coloring book day

Join us to celebrate National Coloring Book Day 2020!  We’ll have a variety of coloring activities (big & small) for friends and family of all ages.  Come, make art, see an exhibit of completed coloring pages by community members, vote for your favorites - we’ll even have prizes for the most creative pages.  Grab some lunch from your favorite food trucks and explore the new Hubbard Arts Center.

Summer art CREATION CAMPs

Art comes to life for kids this summer.  Explore the world of art with creative hands-on projects and new themes each week.  Sign up for one, four-day week classes, or all eight weeks! $32 per week.

Ages 3-5; Mon-Thurs; 9:00am-9:50am

Ages 5-9; Mon-Thurs; 10:00am-11:30am

Ages 10-15; Mon-Thurs; 12:30pm-2:00pm

young artists drawing foundations

Young artists will learn basic drawing techniques using media such as charcoal, graphite, and oil bars.  Students will experiment with a variety of drawing techniques including: blending, hatchings, and scribbling while learning proportion, scale and creating three-dimensional images.  We’ll work from still-life and photographic source materials.  Ages 10-15.

young artists painting techniques

Basic painting techniques using acrylic and watercolor paints.  Students will experiment with a variety of techniques including; underpainting, overpainting, blocking and drybrushing.  We’ll work from still-life and photographic source materials.  Ages 10-15.

YOUNG ARTISTS POTTER’S WHEEL

The basics of wheel thrown pottery will be covered in this hands-on class for young artists.  Class size is limited to the number of wheels available in the art center, so please register early to ensure availability. 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and kiln firing provided.  Ages 10-15.  


Benefits of Arts Education
Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002.

  • Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.
  • Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
  • Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting—skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
  • Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.