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!

Spring Youth Classes

Perfectly Picassowith Patti Kapral
Ages 5-9 • Tuesdays, March 12 & 19 and April 2 & 9 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $100 (all supplies included)
In this four session class, we will learn all about one of the most famous artists of all time, Pablo Picasso. We will explore different media as we create artworks inspired by Picasso and his many different styles such as cubism, assemblage, and surrealism. All supplies are included in this class and space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Crazy Critterswith Patti Kapral
Ages 5-9 • Saturday, March 16 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
Be prepared to get creative! In this Saturday morning workshop, students will use their imagination to create a one-of-a-kind “critter” and then paint with acrylic on canvas their newly dreamed up beasts. We will explore different ways to give our critters personality through the use of color, emotion, and line quality. A great way to spend a Saturday morning for sure! All supplies are included in this fun workshop and space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Dragon’s Eye Painted Rockswith Patti Kapral
Ages 10-14 • Saturday, April 13 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
Who doesn’t love the idea of painting rocks? In this Saturday morning workshop that’s exactly what we will do! We will discuss which rocks are best for painting, learn how to prepare them for painting, and then explore different effective techniques for painting a dragon’s eye on a rock. Students will be able to choose their rock, colors of the dragon’s eye and scales, and leave with a unique painted rock to set outside or indoors. All supplies are included and space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

About Facewith Patti Kapral
Ages 10-14 • Tuesdays, April 16–May 7 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $100 (all supplies included)
In this four week session, students will learn all about faces and how to draw them. We will break it down by features and build on what we learn as we go until we can put all the features together to create a realistic face! Anatomy of the face, proportion, and placement will be utilized and practiced as well. We will also examine portraits by famous artists and emulate their styles as we learn. All supplies are included and space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Summer Youth Classes

Under the Seawith Patti Kapral
Ages 5-9 • Saturday, June 15 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $45 (all supplies included)
Summer means lots of fun and days at the beach! Join me while we discover what lives under the ocean and create works that are inspired by the sea and everything in it! This is a one day workshop, so all art will be ready to go home with the kiddos at the end of the workshop. All supplies are included in this class and space is limited, so register early! Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Intro to Alcohol Inkswith Patti Kapral
Ages 10-16 • Saturday, July 13 • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • $60 (all supplies included)
Alcohol inks are soooo much fun, and they tap into the carefree, intuitive art making process while producing some incredible effects with color! In this introductory class for older kids and teens, students will learn basic skills for working with alcohol inks and will experiment and explore different ways to create some stunning works. All materials will be provided, including the inks and the surfaces to create the works on, such as yupo paper, greeting cards, and even ceramic tiles! Space is limited in this class, so register early to claim your spot! 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.