Youth Arts Program

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

WINTER Offerings for YoutH 

Art With Anna

All Ages
Thursdays, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
To register: / 971.221.3438

Artisan children's educator Anna Meyrick continues with her series of dynamic art classes for young artists. Each week she presents different projects, encouraging and supporting students as they learn, experiment, and create! Students must preregister. $20-25. Scholarships are available by request.

Note: No classes on February 1, 8, 15.

January 25, February 22, March 29: Ceramics
Students joining Anna for her monthly ceramics class can create projects of their choosing! They have the opportunity to handbuild with clay and glaze work from the previous class. New students are welcome and may join any month! $25.

March 1: Fireflies in a Jar
Anna leads students in using watercolor to create the illusion of bright fireflies in a jar.

March 8: Three Friends
Anna teaches students to work with paint to create a silhouette of three animal friends watching the sunset while sitting in their wagon. Focus on color blending.

March 15: Friendly Giraffes
Anna shows students how to create a group of friendly giraffes playing in a garden. Focus on form and color.

March 22: Felt Hedgehog Sewing Project
Anna helps students to develop sewing skills while creating a cute little hedgehog. Hedgehogs are stuffed with polyfill to complete the project.


Teen Art Class with Anna

All Ages
Thursdays, 1 pm - 2:15 pm
To register: / 971.221.3438

Note: No classes on January 4, February 1, 8, 15.

Teen artists of all ages and interest are invited to come to Studios on the Park to learn from professional artist Anna Meyrick. Each of the four classes in a session has a different focus: ceramics, drawing, painting, and mixed media. More by request. $100/session. Open enrollment: students may join for a four-week session at anytime.


PRAA Rock Painting

Sunday, January 21: 12 pm - 2 pm
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Come design, decorate and paint rocks to share love, peace and positive inspiration with others.

All are encouraged to paint but parents must accompany children. Acrylic paints and other materials are provided and minimal instruction is available.This free event is sponsored by the PRAA.


Drawing Lab for Kids

using the Monart Projects with Pati Lee Motto
February Session: February 3, 10, 17, 24
March Session: March 3, 10, 17, 24
April Session: March 31, April 7, 14, 28 (not 21*)
September Session: September 8, 15, 22, 29
October Session: October 6, 13, 20, 27
November Session: November 3, 10, 17, 24
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


Flamingo & Giraffe Painting for Kids

with ArtSocial 805
Flamingos: Thursday, February 22: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Giraffes: Thursday, March 22: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
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Kids ages 8 & up are invited to get in the spring spirit with ArtSocial 805 at Studios on the Park! Talented teaching artist Karyn Blaney leads students through creating the popular flamingo and giraffe paintings. The $25 cost includes all materials.

Reserve your spot by making a payment via Paypal to or deliver a check (payable to Karyn Blaney) or cash to Studios on the Park. Questions? Contact instructor, Karyn Blaney at or 903.368.2496.


One-on-One Private Lessons

with Anna Meyrick
Flexible Schedule
All Ages
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Schedule a private lesson with Anna Meyrick in her studio. Get one-on-one attention in the medium of your choice. Some students work better one on one. Anna has 30 years experience working with children and knows how to engage students that are shy, have anxiety issues, learning disabilities or just prefer a one-on-one setting. Anna specializes in creating custom lessons in drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, ceramics, collage, mosaics, digital art, pinhole cameras, desktop publishing, sculpture and seasonal projects. All art lessons can be tied to state educational benchmarks for homeschooling purposes. Price varies.


Kids Art Smart

Our Kids Art Smart program has served over 6,000 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.