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The ARTspot art classes are weekly classes where young artists can explore their favorite art form or try something new.

Classes are taught with an emphasis on understanding materials and self expression.

Whether it is for fun or to discover a new manner of self-expression, art has a value that will last a lifetime.

Age Groups
Art classes are organized according to student age. Please review the class offerings according to age below.

Benefits of Arts Education
Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002.

  • Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.
  • Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
  • Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting—skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
  • Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.


Young artists will explore color, shape and texture through a variety of materials and activities focused on creative self-expression.  This is a fun and imaginative learning environment.  It can get messy-remember to dress appropriately.  Ages 3-5.

Day        Date            Time                     Fee      Location    

W           3/29-4/19      1:00p-1:50p          $23       OAC         

Th          3/30-4/20      10:00p-10:50p       $23       OAC         

W          4/26-5/17       1:00p-1:50p          $23       OAC         

Th         4/27-5/18       10:00p-10:50p       $23       OAC         


Push it, pound it, squeeze it, roll it.  Come and discover what you can create with clay.  Pinch and coil construction techniques will be taught.  Don't miss out on the fun!  12 lbs. of clay, glaze, and kiln firing provided.  Ages 5-9.

Day        Date           Time              Fee       Location   

M           3/27-4/17     4:30p-6:00p    $32       DHS        

T            3/28-4/18     5:30p-7:00p    $32       DHS        

M           4/24-5/15     4:30p-6:00p    $32       DHS        

T            4/25-5/16     5:30p-7:00p    $32       DHS        


Supplement your homeschool curriculum with an in-depth exploration of design, structure, and form.  Our instructor will lead students through the fundamental principles of design while they build their skills using drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramic media.  Strong emphasis on individual self-expression and discovery.  This is a process-focused curriculum.  Ages 5-15.

Day        Date            Time               Fee       Location    

Th          3/30-5/18      1:00p-2:30p     $40       Library      


The basics of wheel thrown pottery will be covered in this hands-on class for young artists.  25 lbs. of clay, glazes and kiln firing provided.  Class size is limited to the number of wheels available in the art center.  Please register early to ensure availability.  Ages 10-15.

Day        Date             Time              Fee       Location     

M           3/27-5/15       4:30p-6:00p    $44       DHS          

Th          3/30-5/18       4:30p-6:00p    $44       DHS          

F            3/31-5/19       4:30p-6:00p    $44       DHS          


Young artists will learn techniques of both painting and printmaking using acrylic and watercolor paints with still life and photographic source materials.  We will also learn how to stretch and prime artist canvas just like professional painters do.  Ages 10-15.

Day    Date             Time              Fee    Location  

M       3/27-5/15       5:30p-7:00p    $44    DHS       

Th      3/30-5/18       4:30p-6:00p    $44    DHS       

Contact Us
Marc Durfee
Marc Durfee
Art Director

Ph: 316-788-3781