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 Teen Classes

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Nature Close-up with Oil Pastels–with Patti Kapral
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 18, 19, 20 • 10 a.m.–noon • $80 (all supplies are included!)
Using natural objects such as flowers, pine cones, seashells, produce, seashells and bones, we will explore how color and value are emphasized in a work of art. You’ll learn fundamental oil pastel techniques, such as blending, sgraffito, and layering. You will also learn how to create a dynamic composition. Bring a natural object such as a flower (artificial is fine!), shell, leaves, apple, etc. to be used as your subject. There will also be other natural items for you to peruse. All supplies are included. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

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Drawing for Teens (ages 13 – 18)–with Gina Louthian-Stanley
5 classes: Monday–Friday, July 9-13, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $125.00

Come explore the Elements of Art! We will start out with beginning drawing techniques, and continue exercises to introduce us to ‘seeing’ like an artist. Participants will create contour and value drawings, and end up completing a class project.

They will need:
1- 9″ x 12″ Mixed Media Sketchbook
a set of drawing pencils
eraser (the rectangular white kind is best)
a 4″ x 6″ a good, clear, black and white copy of themselves  or a pet (a laser copy is perfect because we will mark on it.)
Gina will supply other materials included in the class fee. Click Here to contact Gina with questions.register_button

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Capturing Reflective Surfaces in Oil Pastel–with Patti Kapral
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 18, 19, 20 • 10:00 a.m.–noon • $80
In this class we will take original photographs of reflective objects in a still life and then create a realistic drawing using the photograph as a reference. Bring your cell phone with you if you are able to take photos on it- and there will be a camera available for use. You will learn tricks for drawing reflective surfaces, and how to achieve realism with oil pastel. All supplies are included. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Fall Classes for Children & Teens

2D Art for Homeschool Students—(homeschool age children)–with Patti Kapral
8 classes: Wednesdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • $180 – all supplies are included (students should bring a sketchbook and a smock/old shirt)
Are you looking for the perfect art curriculum for homeschooled students? Look no further! Elements of Art will be covered in a fun and informative way each week through the use of drawing, painting, collage, and other 2D ways of personal expression. Some supplies will be covered, and a supply list will be shared with students/parents once registered. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Oil Pastel Techniques—(teens and adults)–with Patti Kapral
8 classes: Thursday evenings, Sept. 6–Oct. 25 • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • $190–all supplies are included to help you get started with this new class!
Perfect for both the beginner and advanced artist, this class will focus on different techniques for blending oil pastels, as well as other effects and techniques. Proper fixation and display of oil pastels will also be covered. Class information and any additional suggested supplies will be shared with students once registered. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

For Ages 8–14. Mixed Media Explorations in Art On Saturday–with Gina Louthian-Stanley
4 classes: Saturdays: Sept. 29–Oct. 20 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $100 – $25.00 Materials fee payable to Gina at the first class
*Please Register by September 8
Different methods and materials will be taught each week in projects that encourage children to express themselves, to make independent choices and evaluations of their work, to develop fine motor skills in age-appropriate ways, and to approach their art-making with a sense of fun and appreciation of art. Each session of Messy Mixed Media is different, but frequent activities will include activities working from still life, photographs, images from art history and/or independent themes and ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques. These include line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading, highlighting, color perspective and collage. While experimenting with an exciting variety of artist’s tools, media and techniques, students will learn to explore and trust their creative instincts. Ages 8-14. Click Here to contact Gina 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.