Children’s Art Classes

Not Just A Coloring Book!

Please look at the Class registration page to register for Children’s Classes. 

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!

Winter Classes for Children & Teens

Adventures in Acrylicwith Patti Kapral
Ages 5-9 • Tuesdays, January 25–February 15 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $100
In this short class series, students will learn basic acrylic techniques including blending, glazing, and adding collage elements. At the end of the class, students will have a finished abstract acrylic painting. All supplies included in this fun and explorative class! Space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button


Crazy Painted Heartswith Patti Kapral
Ages 8-14 • Saturday, February 12 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $45
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! In this one day workshop, students will create an acrylic heart painting à la Jim Dine on canvas using bright color and texture with acrylic modeling paste. All supplies are included in this fun and expressive workshop and space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Painting Basics and More!with Patti Kapral
Ages 10-14 • Tuesdays, February 22–March 15 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $100
This series of classes will introduce students to the basics of acrylic painting, including composition, under painting, blending, glazing, and adding texture. Students will have a finished acrylic painting on canvas when the series is done. All supplies are included in this fun and informative class! Space is limited so register early! 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.