Youth Classes

summer Camps 2021

Members receive 15% off all classes and workshops.

All in-person students and campers must wear masks and follow AVA’s Visitor Guidelines

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: As of January 1st, 2022, AVA will be requiring all participants in our education programs (ages 12 and up) to either show proof of vaccination against Covid-19, or provide a negative PCR Covid-19 test (taken within 72 hours of a scheduled class session or event). Click here for more information about this policy.

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Class NameFormatLevelInstructorDescriptionDatesTimesFamily Member Price (15% Off)Non-Member PriceMaterialsRegistration
2021-2022 Youth Classes
Pottery for ages 10-14In-personages 10-14Tyler MorrisonAn introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work. This class will meet in-person in AVA's Clay Studio, and will be limited to 5 students. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan 10-Feb 23:30-5:30 pm$255$300$70FULL; please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a waitlist
The Art of Play for ages 6-9In-personages 6-9Olivia Janna GenereauxStudents will be immersed in an environment of discovery. Expect the unexpected in solving individual and group challenges.  Using traditional materials in unconventional ways students will gain greater knowledge of the material world that will support the development of abstract thinking and hone individual leadership skills.This class will meet in-person at AVA.Tues, Jan 11-March 8 (No class Feb 15)3:30-5 pm$153.00 $180.00 FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a waitlist
Comics and Zines for ages 10-13In-personages 10-13Daryl SeitchikComics are not just for superhero fans! Anyone can tell stories through pictures, and this introductory class will show you how. We'll learn how to design our own cartoon characters, build new worlds, tell stories through drawing, and make our own zines. All you need is a pencil, some paper, and your imagination! This class will meet in-person at AVA.Tues, Jan 11-March 8 (No class Feb 15)3:30-5 pm$153.00 $180.00 Register Now
Art Adventures for ages 6-9In-personages 6-9Olivia Janna GenereauxArt 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. The class meets in-person at AVA. Wed, Jan 12-March 9 (No class Feb 16)3:30-5 pm$153.00 $180.00 Register Now
3D Printing for ages 10-13In-personages 10-13Laurel PollardLearn how to draw in 3 dimensions on a computer, and to turn those drawings into physical objects - including characters, words and letters, and even jewelry - using 3D printing technology! This class meets in-person at AVAWed, Jan 12-Feb 93:30-5 pm$102.00 $120.00 $20.00 Register Now
From Stick to Figure for ages 6-9In-personages 6-9Karl NeubauerThis is a lively and physically active course that teaches young artists elemental figure drawing skills such as gesture and contour drawing. Students will put their figures into colorful backgrounds and make them move with stop action video tools. This class will meet in-person at AVA.Thurs, Jan 13-March 10 (no class Feb 17)3:30-5 pm$153 $180 FULL; Please email nick@avagallery.org to be placed on a waitlist
Digital Animation for ages 9-13 (W22)Onlineages 10-13Paula Allen
Learn new skills and get more information on how to make your animations really zing with creativity. Artist / Instructor Paula Allen will give daily instruction and kids will have time to follow along or more advanced students can use skills they have to go to the next levels in this fun animation camp. You will learn basic animation, digital drawing, shading for animation, character design, background design and so much more. If you love to draw let's make those drawings move! This camp meets online via Zoom.
Mon, Jan 28-March 73:30-4:30 pm$85$100Register Now
3D Printing for ages 10-13In-personages 10-13Laurel PollardLearn how to draw in 3 dimensions on a computer, and to turn those drawings into physical objects - including characters, words and letters, and even jewelry - using 3D printing technology! This class meets in-person at AVAWed, Feb 23-March 233:30-5 pm$102.00 $120.00 $20.00 Register Now
Pottery for ages 10-14In-personages 10-14Tyler MorrisonAn introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work. This class will meet in-person in AVA's Clay Studio, and will be limited to 5 students. Mon, March 28-May 23 (No Class April 11)3:30-5:30 pm$255$300$70Register Now
Mural Painting: Think Big! for ages 10-13In-personages 10-13Erika McCormickAn introduction to acrylic paint on a grand stage! Young Artists will learn foundational drawing/painting techniques while building self-confidence and collaborative group skills. Gaining experience in public art construction and large project planning, students will take their work off the easel and out into the world, allowing them to think, conceive, and create BIG! This class meets in-person at AVA.Mon, March 28-May 23 (No Class April 11)3:30-5 pm$153$180Register Now
Wiley Works in Wood and Wire for Homeschoolers In-personages 10-13Karl NeubauerStudents will work with wire, wood, other materials to create sculptures, using wire as line and wood pieces as solid form. They will be working with some hand tools and, when they're comfortable, be introduced to basic power tools. This class will meet in-person at AVA. Tues, March 29-May 24(No Class April 12)10-11:30 am$153$180$30Register Now
Wiley Works in Wood and Wire for ages 10-13In-personages 10-13Karl NeubauerStudents will work with wire, wood, other materials to create sculptures, using wire as line and wood pieces as solid form. They will be working with some hand tools and, when they're comfortable, be introduced to basic power tools. This class will meet in-person at AVA. Tues, March 29-May 24 (No Class April 12)3:30-5 pm$153$180$30Register Now
The Art of Play for ages 6-9 In-personages 6-9Olivia Janna GenereauxStudents will be immersed in an environment of discovery. Expect the unexpected in solving individual and group challenges.  Using traditional materials in unconventional ways students will gain greater knowledge of the material world that will support the development of abstract thinking and hone individual leadership skills.This class will meet in-person at AVA.Tues, March 29-May 24 (No Class April 12)3:30-5 pm$153$180$30Register Now
Pottery for ages 10-14In-personages 10-14Tyler MorrisonAn introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work. This class will meet in-person in AVA's Clay Studio, and will be limited to 5 students. Wed, March 30-May 25 (No Class April 13)3:30-5:30 pm$255$300$70Register Now
Art Adventures for ages 6-9In-personages 6-9Allison ZitoArt 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. Wed, March 30-May 25 (No Class April 13)3:30-5 pm$153$180Register Now
Landscapes/Cityscapes for ages 6-9In-personages 6-9Karl NeubauerStudents will find their way into the landscape using the tricks of perspective to create the illusion of space on the flat surface of drawings and paintings. Draw a pond in a glen and dive right in! Thurs, March 31-May 26 (No Class April 14)3:30-5 pm$153$180Register Now
Mural Painting: Think Big! for ages 6-9In-personages 6-9Erika McCormickAn introduction to acrylic paint on a grand stage! Young Artists will learn foundational drawing/painting techniques while building self-confidence and collaborative group skills. Gaining experience in public art construction and large project planning, students will take their work off the easel and out into the world, allowing them to think, conceive, and create BIG! This class meets in-person at AVA.Fri, April 1-May 27 (No Class April 15)3:30-5 pm$153$180Register Now
3D Printing for ages 10-13In-personages 10-13Laurel PollardLearn how to draw in 3 dimensions on a computer, and to turn those drawings into physical objects - including characters, words and letters, and even jewelry - using 3D printing technology! This class meets in-person at AVA.Wed, April 20-May 18 3:30-5 pm$102$120Register Now