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Youth Classes

​NOTE: Classes meet once a week and all supplies included, unless otherwise indicated

​Drawing & Painting

Limited Palette Painting

This class focuses on painting with a limited color palette. This teaches fundamental skills such as value, saturation, and the use of complementary colors. All supplies included. Age 6-15
Limited Palette Painting10/12-11/2Thu5:30-7p$75M. Clark
Limited Palette Painting11/9-12/7Thu5:30-7p$75M. Clark

​Mixed Media

Humble Beginnings

​​Humble Beginnings is a time for kiddos to develop their creativity and imagination while exploring their senses - sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste in a positive and fun atmostphere. This class will focus on simple and open-ended activities, and provide a space for children to practice hand-eye coordination and using small hands to practice grasping. All supplies included. Ages 1-4

Exploring Origami​​

​​​Come explore this unique and popular artform at CityArts with a friend, a sibling, or special adult. Each workshop will focus on unique Origami themes such as the Harry Potter Snitch, Traditional Cranes, Forest Creatures, Pokemon Characters, Flowers, Boxes, and Airplanes! All supplies included. 

6-7pm : ages 5-9 
7-8pm: ages 10-14​

​Young Creatives

Explore a variety of art methods including drawing, painting, clay, photography, and more! Create fun and interesting art to add to your young artists’ gallery. All supplies included. Ages 6-12.

Humble Beginnings10/21Sat11-12p$20J. Herman
Humble Beginnings11/18Sat11-12p$20J. Herman
Humble Beginnings12/16Sat11-12p$20J. Herman
Young Creatives10/10-11/7Tue5:30-7p$75Staff
Young Creatives11/14-12/12Tue5:30-7p$75Staff


Youth Photography 

This class is designed for young photographers who want to learn how to take fun, creative and inspiring photos. Discover how to make the most out of your camera while capturing the world around you. Cameras included. Ages 6-15.​ 
*$10 discount if you register by​ Sept 10
Youth Photography10/14-11/4Sat10-11:30a$75C. Robertson
Youth Photography11/11-12/9Sat10-11:30a$75C. Robertson


​Teen Pottery

Teens will explore basic wheel throwing techniques, hand-building and glazing. All supplies included. Ages 11-16

​Youth Handbuilding

This class is good for youth students who are too young to operate a throwing wheel but would still like to experiment with clay. In this course, students will learn pinch pots, slab building and coil building. An array of projects can be created in this class: doggy/kitty dishes, ceramic shakers, bird houses, animal sculptures., etc. Low pressure and fun for young kiddos looking to create. Ages 6-11

Teen Pottery9/18-10/9Mon5:30-7:30p$95K. Smalley


Teen Pottery10/30-11/27Mon5:30-7:30p$95K. Smalley
Youth Handbuilding11/7-11/28Tue5:30-7p$65K. Smalley


​Teen Silversmithing

​In this four week class, students will learn how to work with copper and silver to make one of a kind pieces. Sawing, soldering, stone setting and polishing techniques will be discussed. All supplies included. 13+


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Cubism Selfie

Students enjoy drawing and assembling their own unique self-portrait using inspiration from Picasso's cubist portraits.

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