Youth Arts Program

Studios on the Park is proud to present an exciting series of workshops for young artists. Sign up and celebrate creativity!

SUMMER Offerings for Youth

Developing Realistic Drawings & Paintings Classes for Teens

with Lury Norris
4 Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Are you ready to really dive into making your work look more realistic in painting and drawing? Join teacher Lury Norris to learn how and bring your own style to that realism. From beginner to advanced, these classes cover: value scale in graphite and paint, accuracy in recording what you see, color selection and more! Ages 13 & up. $150 for four classes.


Ink & Water Sketching for Tweens & Teens

with Jordan Hockett
Saturday, August 11: 11 am - 12:30 pm
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Come practice gestural painting techniques using black ink and water to change the intensity. This is a great way to loosen up and learn how to see the essence of the thing you are trying to depict in your next piece of art. For ages 12 & up. Drop-ins welcome. $20.


Mini Painting Magnets for Kids

with Jordan Hockett
Thursday, August 16: 11 am - 12:30 pm
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Come and create a small set of hand painted refrigerator magnets that you can display your art but are also art. Kids ages 7 & up. Drop-ins welcome. $20.


Drawing Lab for Kids

using the Monart Projects with Pati Lee Motto
September Session: September 8, 15, 22, 29
October Session: October 6, 13, 20, 27
November Session: November 3, 10, 17, December 1
To register: / 805.472.2974
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Ages 4–6: 9 am - 10 am
The class provides an introduction into representational drawing and recognition of 5 basic elements of shape. Combining the elements, students will create drawings of animal babies, insects and dinosaurs. $80 per session includes all materials

Ages 7-8: 10 am - 11:30 am
A representational drawing class that starts with basics and progresses to jungle animals and peoples of the world. $80 per session includes all materials

Age 9+: 12 pm - 2 pm*
After learning the basics, students will use different mediums, such as graphite, pastels, colored pencils & watercolor to draw people, places, & perspective with emphasis on techniques & creative approach. $100 per session includes all materials. *Time flexible depending on class size, check with instructor please.

Single class drop-in-rate: $25 includes all materials


Kids Art Smart

Our Kids Art Smart program has served over 10,000 local elementary students free of charge. We are currently fundraising to ensure that more children can experience the joy of art. For more information on Kids Art Smart, click here.