Children’s Art Classes

Not Just A Coloring Book!

Please look at the Class registration page to register for Children’s Classes, or use the Register buttons below. 

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 Youth Classes

Baby It’s Cold Outside with Patti Kapral
Ages 5-9 • Tuesdays, January 16–February 6 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $100 (all supplies included)
Winter is the perfect season for painting (as long as it’s indoors, right?) We will learn all about how to paint various snow scenes in different media, from pastel to watercolor to acrylic!
All supplies are included in this 4 week class, and space is limited so register early! Makes a great gift!register_button

Winter Cardinal Watercolorwith Patti Kapral
Ages 7-12 • Saturday, January 27 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
In this one morning Saturday workshop for children, we will learn how to draw a cardinal, and then incorporate that knowledge into a whimsical watercolor snow scene.
All supplies are included in this workshop, and space is limited, so register early!Makes a great gift!

Drawing Demystifiedwith Patti Kapral
Ages 10-14 • Tuesdays, February 13–March 5 • 5:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. • $100 (all supplies included)
In this class students will learn the process of “blocking” to build more complex subjects/objects. We will practice using charcoal, drawing basic shapes, and from there, create a complex still life with value. Each class will start off with short drawing exercises unlocking the secret of how to draw confidently. All supplies are included in this 4 week class, and space is limited, so register early! Makes a great gift!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.