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Youth Classes

​Classes meet once a week and all supplies included, unless otherwise noted

​Drawing & Painting

Beginner Drawing Concepts

This class is geared towards youth, where we will learn the beginning concepts of drawing techniques such as gesture drawing, line, visual measuring, and shading. They will also have the opportunity to explore new drawing mediums and paper. All supplies included. Ages 8-15

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​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 Beginnings6/10Sat11-12p$20J. Herman
Humble Beginnings7/1Sat11-12p$20J. Herman
Humble Beginnings8/5Sat11-12p$20J. Herman
Young Creatives7/11-8/1Tue5:30-7p$75R. McDaniel
Young Creatives8/8-8/29Tue5:30-7p$75R. McDaniel


​Where You Are Photography Workshop

Do you like photography, but haven’t found the right time to try learning it? Do you have stories you’d like to tell but haven’t found a way to share them? This class will give you the tools to explore and express how you see the world, and will teach you the basics of photography in the process. Ages 8-13. 

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​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 Pottery6/5-7/3Mon5:30-7:30p$95K. Smalley
Teen Pottery7/10-7/31Mon5:30-7:30p$95K. Smalley
Youth Handbuilding6/13-6/27Tue5:30-7p$65K. Smalley
Youth Handbuilding7/11-7/25Tue5:30-7p$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+


Teen Silversmithing6/7-6/28Wed10a-12p$95K. Fathi
Teen Silversmithing7/5-7/26Wed10a-12p$95K. Fathi

Cubism Selfie

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

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