Youth Classes

(ages 3-17)

Arts Club

Our monthly Youth Membership Workshops, now available to non-members for just $10! For a full list of this year’s workshops or to join Art’s Club, click here.

Ages 3-7 & 8-12 meet 11 - 12:30 am.
Ages 13-16 meet 1-2:30 pm.

Saturday, October 19: Mammoth Monsters
Trace your body to create a life-sized monster! We'll use black sharpie markers to create the detail and crayons for color!

Saturday, December 14: Simple Snow Globes
Let's engineer a simple snow globe from plastic cups! We'll add snowmen, Christmas trees or other holiday/winter imagery on the inside before sealing.


Ceramics

Hand-Building with Clay
Ages 6-13
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
8 Weeks: Sept.21 - Nov. 9
Saturdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
$180 Non-members | $150 Members

Hand-building is like playing in the mud – only better! Learn how to create bowls, mugs, lanterns, masks, plates, animals, boxes and more!. Dress for play. All materials included. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 6-13.

Registration for this class has closed.

Raku Glazing Workshop
Ages 13+
Instructor: Anthony DeRosa
Saturday, November 2, 11 am - 1 pm
$100 Non-members | $85 Members

Join Mud Monkey’s Anthony DeRosa for an intensive investigation of raku glazing! Often referred to as ‘painting with fire’, the centuries-old process involves submerging red hot pots in combustible materials to produce spontaneous colors and textures. Pre-made vessels will be used to give students the opportunity to experiment on their own. Instruction includes the history of Raku and how glazes are made to produce interesting effects. Old clothing recommended as you will get dirty! Minimum: 5. Maximum: 10.


Drawing

Drawing for Fun
Ages 9-15
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Session I: 4 Weeks: Sept. 21 - Oct. 12
Session II: 4 Weeks: Oct. 19 - Nov. 9
Full Course: 8 Weeks: Sept. 21 - Nov. 9
Saturdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
4 weeks: $80 Non-members | $65 Members
8 weeks: $130 Non-members | $100 Members

Whether you want to draw animals, portraits or superheroes - or experiment with charcoal, colored pencils or watercolors - this course is for you! Instructor Richard DiGia will provide individual instruction according to each student’s interest to gain most from the experience. Offered in four and eight week increments. Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 6 students.


Glass

Primer: Autumn Tiles
All Ages
Instructor: Kate Burke
Wednesday, Sept.18 5-9 pm, or
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5-9 pm, or
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5-9 pm
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

Love the colors of fall? Join Kate Burke for an introductory workshop in mosaics! You will create a fall themed tile using glass and grout. The skills you acquire can be easily applied to much larger projects on your own. All materials included. Capacity:15 students. Minimum: 5 students.


Music

Learning Music Through Play: The Cello
Ages 3-5
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
8 Weeks: September 17 - November 5
Tuesdays, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
$115 Non-members | $85 Members

Preschoolers will discover the basic elements of music through songs, movement and stories on the cello with celebrated Suzuki-method instructor, Beth Goldstein McKee. Instruction includes beginning position games using a small cello in class. By the end of 4 weeks, parent and your child will have a foundation of simple songs and activities to continue at home. Great for families considering beginning cello lessons for their child! Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 2 students.

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Private Cello Lessons
Ages 5-18
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
8 Weeks: September 17 - November 5
Tuesdays, by half-hour appointment
$160 Non-members | $130 Members

Whether your child is just beginning or seeking to advance his/her skills, each ½ hour private lesson is tailored to the student’s individual abilities. Information on rentals and appropriately sized instruments is available. Options to add additional individual and group lessons available.

Registration for this class has closed.

Group Cello Class
Ages 5-18
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
4 Weeks: October 29 – November 19
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

Reinforce private lessons by learning to play with others! This course is designed to help existing students listen, respond and perform as a team. Lessons will end with a recital for families.

Cello Flex Plan: Exploration Class
Ages 5-18
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
4 Weeks: November 5 - December 31
Tuesdays, by half-hour appointment
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

The flex pass offers four additional ½ hr lessons to continue instruction after the close of the Fall 2019 session. Lessons should be completed before the Winter 2020 session begins.

Private Piano
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
8 Weeks: Sept. 21 - Nov. 9
Saturdays, by half-hour appointment
$160 Non-members | $130 Members

Enjoy 1:1 piano instruction with Kevin Danielson! Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for a while, each ½ hour lesson will be tailored to your individual needs. Ages 10+. Appointments begin at 10:30 am. Last appointment at 3:30 pm.

Registration for this class has closed.


Painting

Pumpkin Patch Painting
Ages 8-16
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

Paint-a-long with Miss Paige to learn the ins and outs of acrylic painting! At the end of class, you’ll walk out with a festive painting of a pumpkin patch! All materials, including paints, brushes, and canvas board are provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.

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Fall Landscape Painting
Ages 8-16
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Saturday, Oct.12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

Paint-a-long with Miss Paige to learn the ins and outs of acrylic painting! At the end of class, you’ll walk out with a festive fall landscape painting! All materials, including paints, brushes, and canvas board are provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.


Videography

Video Production
Ages 13-18
Instructor: Tom Stoops
8 Weeks: September 19 - November 7
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
$160 Non-members | $130 Members

Even if you have little to no knowledge of video production, you can learn how to create a film! Explore the four stages of creating a film - developmental, pre-production, production, and post production - while learning how to operate a camera and more! Additional studio use may be available outside of class. Bring a notebook and flash drive to save your work! Capacity: 12. Minimum: 6.

Registration for this class has closed.

Claymation
Ages 9-12
Instructor: Tom Stoops
8 Weeks: October 5 - November 23
Saturdays, 10 - 11:30 am
$145 Non-members | $115 Members

Claymation is essentially stop motion animation using clay to create your characters and develop your storyline. Professional filmmaker, Tom Stoops, will lead students through the process of developing a character and storyline, the use of green screens, cameras, and editing. At the end of the course, the students will have a finished ‘short’ to share! Capacity: 12. Minimum: 6.


Countdown to Christmas Activities

Santa’s Cookie Plate Workshop                                                               
Ages 8 - 13
Instructor:  Paige Kleinfelder
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Non-members:  $35/Members:  $20. 

Join Miss Paige and paint a ceramic plate just in time for Santa’s visit! Design it with images of cookies and treats. All supplies are included. Parents are welcome to attend. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.


More opportunities for Kids

Creative Play (Ages 3-7)

Art’s Club (Ages 3-16)

After School Arts (Grades 3-6)


Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available to families demonstrating financial need. Contact us at 724.652.2882 for more information. Download scholarship application here.