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

Pop-Up Kids Art Smart Pop Art Painting

Inspired by Keith Haring
Wednesday, May 29: 3:30 pm - 5 pm
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Our Kids Art Smart program opens its classroom for a special Wednesday after-school art class! Young artists are invited to join us to make fun organic and geometric shape movement figures inspired by artist Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.

There is no fee to participate in the class and all the materials are provided. Ages 5-12. Free.

To sign up, include the names and ages of your kids in an email to our Kids Art Smart Coordinator Michelle Rollins: michelle@studiosonthepark.org.

More About Keith Haring
Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. He developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. By expressing universal concepts, using a primacy of line and directness of message, Haring was able to attract a wide audience and assure the accessibility and staying power of his imagery, which has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century.

 

Mixed Media Collage Workshop for Kids

with Meagan Robbins
Saturday, June 8: 12 pm - 2 pm
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With summer here, there’s no better time for kids to get creative. Arts enthusiast Meagan Robbins teaches this fun workshop to show young artists how to use a variety of paints, crayons, markers, and fabrics to create their very own abstract masterpiece. Ages 6-12. $20 fee includes all materials. Sign-ups via text 209-347-7295 24 hours in advance.. Free.

 

Developing Realistic Drawings - Private Classes for Teens

with Lury Norris
Private Individual & Group Lessons by Appointment
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Are you ready to really dive into making your drawings look more realistic? Join teacher Lury Norris to learn how and bring your own style to that realism. From beginner to advanced, her classes cover: graphite and charcoal for value scale, accuracy in recording what you see, and more! Private individual and group lessons available by appointment. Ages 13 & up. $30/hour for individuals, $40/hour for 2-3 students. Scholarships available by request thanks to the generosity of local donors.

 

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.