Summer Youth Classes


Family Open Studio

Explore the process of creating art together! Our relaxed environment allows you to nurture your budding artist’s interest and enjoy each other’s company as you create side-by-side or together to complete unique creations. Each session will have different materials with a suggested subject. Fee covers one child and one adult, per session.
Ages 2+

Third Saturdays, June 17, July 15 and August 19
Fee: $5 per one child and one adult, $5 for every additional 2 people.
10AM – noon


Youth Painting – Abstract Art

Travel through a world of abstraction and interpret your ideas and feelings with color and shape.  Each class will experiment with a new concept in abstract art while looking at past masters of abstraction.  Such concepts will be geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism and patterning.  This class is appropriate for students of all skill levels and a variety of ages.  All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Instructor: Aaron Squadroni
$80 member/ $90 public
Monday – Thursday, June 12 – 15, 10 – 11:30AM


Youth Pottery Ages 9 – 15

In this course students will use advanced pottery and sculptural techniques including work on the potter’s wheel. This course is for youth who have had previous experience with pottery and are at least 9 years of age. The course fee includes the cost of materials.

Instructor: Bruce Bartos
Cost: $120 member / $130 public
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13 – 29, 2:30 – 4:30PM


Youth Pottery Ages 5 – 8

This fun and inspirational class is designed for younger students with beginning to intermediate levels of ability.  Students will learn pottery and sculptural techniques.  Projects will be selected based on the student’s level of experience and age.  The course fee includes the cost of materials.

Instructor: Bruce Bartos
Cost: $70 member / $80 public
Wednesdays, June 14 – 28, 2:30 – 4:30PM


Bring Minecraft™ to Life

Work in creative mode along side an experienced Minecraft™ builder to design buildings, landscapes and interesting structures.  After constructing our models, we will export them to a 3D modeling program and order them from a reputable 3D printing company to bring our creations to life!  The 3D printed models will take 2-3 weeks after the course is finished for them to be shipped, and the cost of the model is included in the class fee.  Ages 9+.  2ND SESSION ADDED!

Instructor: David Dobbs
Cost: $140 member / $150 public
Monday – Friday, June 19 -23, Session 1: 
10AM – Noon  Session 2: 2 – 4PM


Family Paint Together at the MAC

Our painting teacher will walk your family step-by-step through creating a fun painting using acrylic paints.  No experience needed!  Space and supplies are limited, so please register in advance with everyone who is attending.  Appropriate for ages 4+ with a family member.  This class is sponsored by Children’s First!

Instructor: David Dobbs
Free
Tuesday, June 20,  5:30 – 8PM


Youth Painting – Summer Fun

Summer is full of color!  Learn to capture it on the canvas before it fades into fall.  Work with basic paint skills as we practice color and form.  Learn to use your paintbrush to immortalize the colors of one of the liveliest seasons.  The course fee includes the cost of materials.  Ages 7 – 12.

Instructor: Diamond Knispel
Cost: $50 member / $60 public
Mondays, July 10 – 31, 4 – 5:30PM


Animation Explorers

An in depth exploration of the many types of animation.  We will begin with stop motion animation, move on to hand drawn animation, and finish with an introduction to computer animation.  All materials are provided, but each student is welcome to bring their own digital camera.  Ages 9+.

Instructor: David Dobbs
Cost: $90 member / $100 public
Monday – Thursday, July 10 – 13, 2 – 5PM


Paper Maché Creatures

Imaginations will run wild in this class for all ages.  Create 3D, life sizes sculptures of realistic or fantasy creatures through paper maché techniques utilizing paper, wire, paint and found objects.  Dress appropriately, because it is a fun and messy process of creating our life sized creatures.  All materials provided.  Ages 6+

Instructor: Alyssa Long
Cost: $70 member/ $80 public
Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 10AM – Noon

Printmaking and Pressing

Engage in the exciting process of printmaking!  Transfer your drawings and paintings onto multiple surfaces like cards, large prints and T-shirts!  Experiment with Linocut, Monoprints and Screen Printing during this young adult class.  Dress appropriately, because printmaking is a fun and messy process.  All materials provided.  Ages 9+.

Instructor: David Dobbs
Cost: $110 member / $120 public
Monday – Thursday, July 31 – August 3, 10AM – Noon


Discovering Shapes and Patterns in Nature

Students will learn to identify a variety of recurring shapes and patterns in nature and illustrate them through drawing, painting, printing and collage.  The course fee includes the cost of materials.  Ages 7 – 12.

Instructor: Roberta Fahlman and Stephanie Stevens
Cost: $40 member / $50 public
Monday – Thursday, August 7 – 10, 10 – 11:30AM


Youth Pottery Ages 5+

This fun and inspirational class is designed for younger students with beginning to intermediate levels of ability.  Students will learn pottery and sculptural techniques.  Projects will be selected based on the student’s level of experience and age.  The course fee includes the cost of materials.

Instructor: Bruce Bartos
Cost: $70 member / $80 public
Wednesdays, August 9 – 23, 2:30 – 4:30PM


Youth Drawing

Drawing is relaxing and can unleash your creativity.  Come prepared to try some new media and techniques as you develop your drawing skills and play art games.  This class is appropriate for students of all abilities, and is sure to be fun for all.  Ages 5+.  Instructor will provide all materials needed for the class.

Instructor: Aaron Squadroni
Cost: $70 member / $80 public
Monday – Thursday, August 14 – 17, 10 – 11:30AM

Scholarships are available for all ages! 

Contact MacRostie Art Center for more info, download an application, or add a scholarship request
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