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

Abstract Animalswith Patti Kapral
Ages 5-9 • Tuesdays, January 17–February 7 (four classes) • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $100 (all supplies included)
Come and explore art with animals for four fun classes where we will learn how to draw animals using shapes, and then using lots of different media, we will add abstract backgrounds focusing on the process of artmaking.. At least 2 finished works suitable for framing by the end of the class. All supplies are included for this class, so no need to bring anything but your art loving kid! Classes fill up and space is limited, so register early! Makes a great gift! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Painted Valentine Cardswith Patti Kapral
Ages 8-14 • Saturday, February 11 • 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
In this one afternoon workshop, students will create Valentine”s Day cards using acrylic paint, oil pastel, and some fun things like glitter and heart stickers. I will have some examples for students to view, and by the end of the class, they will have several handmade cards to use for Valentine’s Day. All supplies are included in this workshop. These workshops are very popular, so register early to secure your child’s spot! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Beginner Gouache Techniques for Kidswith Patti Kapral
Ages 10-14 • Tuesdays, February 14–March 7 (four classes) • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $100 (all supplies included)
Gouache is a watermedia similar to watercolor, but it definitely does not behave like watercolor! In this class, we will learn basic techniques in gouache, experimenting with the ways gouache can be used, and ultimately creating a nice painting with shadow, highlight, and rich color. Students will make choices on subject matter and will end up with a nicely developed and finished gouache painting. All supplies are included in this class, and space is limited, so register early! Makes a great gift! 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.