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!

Summer Classes for Children & Teens

A Day at the Beach–Oil Pastelwith Patti Kapral
Ages 14 through Adult • 3 classes: Thursdays June 6, 13, 20 • 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. • $95
Bring a favorite photo of the beach and create a beautiful painting in oil pastel. Learn techniques for blending and layering in oil pastel to achieve effects of waves crashing and light reflecting on water. When this fun filled 3 session class is done, you will have a gorgeous oil pastel suitable for framing. All supplies are included in this session. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Mornings with the Masterswith Patti Kapral
For children, ages 5 and up • 5 days: Monday–Friday, June 10-14 • 10:00 a.m.–noon • $180
In this camp-style 5 day class, children will be introduced to some very famous artists through storytelling, activities, and of course, creating artworks inspired by the Masters! Pack a snack and join me for a fun and exciting week! All supplies are included for this week-long class. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Paint me a Storywith Patti Kapral
For Children, ages 5 and up • 3 evenings: Tuesday–Thursday, July 16, 17, 18 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $95 • All supplies included
Stories can bring about all kinds of memories and teach valuable lifelong lessons. In this 3 day class, we will read well known stories from authors such as Eric Carle and then create artworks inspired by the books. Children will learn studio practices and techniques, as well as connecting to the stories in a more in-depth and meaningful way. All supplies are included in this session. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button


Around the World in 4 Days!with Patti Kapral
For children ages 5 and up • Tuesdays, August 6, 20, 27 and September 3 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $110
This 4 class session will focus on different cultures around the world and the artworks associated by them. Students will learn about each featured culture, see examples of the art that comes from each culture, and then create their own works inspired by each culture. We will also listen to music and even sample some of the foods. Cultures from South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia will be explored. All supplies are included in this class. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Absolute Basic Drawing for Childrenwith Gina Louthian-Stanley
Ages 10 and up • 6 Saturdays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $200
In this 6-week class, we will explore exercises and very basic fundamentals and techniques of drawing, encouraging us how to ‘see’. We will begin with contour and gesture drawings, value studies, form, negative and positive space, and perspective.
Students will need to bring an 11” x 14” drawing sketchbook. The Canson or Strathmore 300 to 400 series is preferred, a set of drawing pencils (H, B, 2B, 4B, 2H, 4H), a white hard rubber or kneaded eraser, paper stumps (tortillions), a ruler, and a pencil sharpener that holds shavings. Gina will supply other items as needed and a folio of notes. Click Here to contact Gina with questions and to confirm registration so she can order materials. Needs 4 to make, limit 10. Older teens welcome on approval. (Colored Pencil Drawing to follow this course in the fall).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.