Children’s Art Classes

Not Just A Coloring Book!

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The Studio School offers the cultivation of creativity with Children’s and Teen Art Classes! Geared towards children and teens of all ages, needs, and artistic levels, our Children’s/Teen Art Classes combine artistic technique for authentic self-expression.
We provide an educational children’s artistic experience that inspire the artist within!

Young artists will explore many facets of creating art. Lessons may include ( but are not limited to) a lesson of an old Master, such as Matisse, an art demonstration covering techniques in drawing with a variety of artist tools, (pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, tempera, and acrylic) as well as a variety of techniques, (printmaking, painting, sketching, and drawing.)

Additionally our instructors work with each young artist so they given the opportunity to discover more about his or her creative interests by exploring their own ideas while also learning about composition and design. Our instructors are professional artists and educators, most are endorsed pre-k through 12 to teach Art!

Classes for Children & Teens

Spring Flowers—Finger-painted Acrylic Canvaswith Patti Kapral This Class Is Full
Ages 5-9 • Saturday, March 19 • 10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
Oh what fun it is to paint with our fingers! In this one day workshop, children will explore painting fun, bright, spring flowers using our fingers, and some other unconventional tools such as Q-tips. We will experiment with different ways to paint flowers, and will paint on black gessoed canvas. All supplies are included, just add fingers! Class space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.

Mixed Media Collage Animalswith Patti Kapral This Class Is Full
Ages 8-14 • Tuesdays, March 22–April 26 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $150 (all supplies included)
This is going to be a FUN class! Through many different studio processes, we will create amazing collaged animal faces. Students will discover how important the process of mark making can be in a work of art, and will make choices such as color, texture, media, and animal. Each class will focus on one element of this multi- faceted project, and at the end will have a mixed media artwork to be proud of! All supplies are included and space is limited, so register early for this class! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.

Easter Chicks and Eggs!with Patti Kapral (oil pastel) This Class Is Full
Ages 5-9 • Saturday, April 9 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
Just in time for Easter, children will create a cute oil pastel drawing of chicks and eggs in this guided drawing workshop. When finished, they will have a fun, whimsical and festive oil pastel drawing! All supplies are included in this class and space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.

Mixed Media Collage Landscapewith Patti Kapral
Ages 5-9 • Saturday, June 18 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
It’s all about the process in this fun one day workshop! Children will create a mixed media landscape showing foreground, middle-ground, and background with paint, cut paper, string, fabric, and lots of other art stuff! All supplies are included in this exciting and fun class, and space is limited so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Acrylic Pour Painting on Canvaswith Patti Kapral
Ages 8-14 • Saturday, July 23 • 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (possibly slightly longer) • $60 (all supplies included)
In this popular workshop, we will create fun abstract paintings using the trendy acrylic pour method. Students will work in stages step by step, while making critical choices such as color, direction of flow, and type of pour. Once we are all done, students will have two acrylic pour paintings to take home. This workshop will be super popular, so register early. All supplies are included! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Weather Policy: If Roanoke City Schools are: Delayed 1 hour, morning classes are delayed 1 hour. Delayed 2 hours, morning classes are canceled. Canceled, all our classes are canceled. Evening classes are canceled if bad weather persists or becomes more hazardous during the afternoon hours.