Youth Art Classes

Youth Art ClassesClick on the plus sign (+) for a full class description. Members receive 15% off all classes and workshops.

If a motivated older teen is interested in experiencing the camaraderie and creative focus inherent in our adult classes, AVA welcomes their participation. Please call AVA at 603-448-3117 for more information.

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W19C01Art Adventures (Winter Session)Allison ZitoAges 6 - 9Art Adventures is an opportunity for elementary school children to discover great works of art, observe nature, and refine their skills while using new or familiar art materials, methods and techniques. Students will observe, investigate, make connections and create their own masterpieces inspired by great works of art and the natural world. We will draw, paint, build sculptures, print, make toys, and much more. Lessons will include cultural storytelling, games, history, and lots of fun!Thursdays, Jan 17 - Mar 28 (no class Feb 21)3:30pm - 5:30pm $195.50 $230

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W19C03Colorful Clay – Colorful Play Margaret DwyerAges 10-14 (Middle School)Polymer clay comes in many brilliant colors and its creative uses are endless. There will be lots of polymer clay, clay tools, cutters, and hand-crank pasta machines for conditioning clay and blending colors. Opportunity abounds for experimention ? making miniature villages, fish ponds, and creatures are just a few ideas.Wednesdays, Feb 27 - Mar 273pm - 5pm $136.00 $160

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W19C04Gutenberg's Apprentices – Intro to Printmaking Derek BellAges 10-14 (Middle School)Begin this introductory workshop by learning about the most forgiving printmaking process ? the monotype. Explore additive and subtractive methods for creating an image. From there, move on to relief techniques like linocut, woodcut and reduction. Finally, discover the most simple, non-toxic intaglio technique: drypoint. Get ready to experiment and explore!Thursdays, Feb 28 - Mar 283pm - 5pm $136.00 $160

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P19C05Art Adventures (Spring Session)Allison Zito6 - 9-year-oldsArt Adventures is an opportunity for elementary school artists to discover great works of art, observe nature, and refine their skills while exploring new and familiar art materials, methods and techniques. Students will observe, explore, investigate, make connections and create their own masterpieces inspired by great works of art and the natural world. We will draw, paint, create sculptures, print, make toys, and much more. Lessons will include cultural storytelling, games, history, and lots of fun.Thursdays April 4 - June 13 (no class April 18)3:30 - 5:30pm$221$260

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P19C07A Tongue Drum ConundrumChris McGrody10 - 14-years-oldChildren will learn basic woodworking skills, safe use of hand tools and simple power tools to build and assemble a tongue drum box. This box is a musical drum that makes tones when struck with a mallet. How and where the user strikes the “tongue” will create different percussive sounds. Mondays, April 22 - May 133 - 5 pm$175$205$50

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P19C06Yabba Dabba Doo! Back to the Stone AgeHeather Ritchie10 - 14-year-oldsDid you know, in the modern world, humans still carve stone? It is one of the oldest art forms known to humankind. Grab your hammer, chisels, files and rasps and show Barney, Wilma, and Fred that you can do it too! Bring your ideas, images, sketch books and drawings. Learn how to use simple person-powered tools in the reductive method of sculpture. Middle school artists are encouraged branch out, and learn new skills while making a small scale full-round or relief carving.Thursday & Friday, June 21 & 229 am - 2 pm$217$255$15

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