Fall Youth Art Classes

Kids Making Art

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

Students who sign up for 2 or more Art Academy or Art Adventures classes in one season at AVA will receive $15 off each class. This discount is available only by calling AVA at 603.448.3117 during normal business hours (not online) and is applicable only if the same student is signing up for multiple classes (as opposed to multiple students in the same household signing up for one class each).

If a motivated teen is interested in experiencing the camaraderie and creative focus inherent in our adult classes, AVA welcomes their participation!

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ClassLevelInstructorDescriptionDatesTime Members Price (15% off) Non-members PriceAdditional Fees / MaterialsRegistration
Art Adventures IGrades 1 - 4 (ages 6 - 9)Allison ZitoIn Art Adventures I & II elementary school-aged artists (ages 6-9) will discover great works of art, observe nature, and refine their artistic skills while exploring new and familiar art materials and techniques. Students will observe, explore, make connections and create their own masterpieces inspired by art history and the natural world. They’ll will draw, paint, sculpt, print, and much more. Each session will culminate with an exhibition at AVA.Thursdays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 10, 20193:30 - 5:15 PM$136$160Register Now
Art Adventures IIGrades 1 - 4 (ages 6 - 9)Allison ZitoIn Art Adventures I & II elementary school-aged artists (ages 6-9) will discover great works of art, observe nature, and refine their artistic skills while exploring new and familiar art materials and techniques. Students will observe, explore, make connections and create their own masterpieces inspired by art history and the natural world. They’ll will draw, paint, sculpt, print, and much more. Each session will culminate with an exhibition at AVA.Thursdays, Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2019 (No class Nov. 28)3:30 - 5:15 PM$149$175Register Now
Art Academy: Drawing and Painting IGrades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)Lea WellsArt Academy: Drawing and Painting I & II are great opportunities for middle school-aged artists (ages 10-14) to discover new ways of making 2-dimensional art. Students will use a variety of drawing and painting supplies to develop their skills as visual artists. The classes will emphasize art making, but also the improvement and refinement of art making skills, culminating in an end-of-class exhibition at AVA.Mondays, Sept. 16 - Oct. 21, 2019 (No Class Oct. 14)3 - 5:15 PM$149$175Register Now
Art Academy: Drawing and Painting IIGrades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)Lea WellsArt Academy: Drawing and Painting I & II are great opportunities for middle school-aged artists (ages 10-14) to discover new ways of making 2-dimensional art. Students will use a variety of drawing and painting supplies to develop their skills as visual artists. The classes will emphasize art making, but also the improvement and refinement of art making skills, culminating in an end-of-class exhibition at AVA.Mondays, Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 (No class Nov. 11)3 - 5:15 PM$149$175Register Now
Art Academy: Sculpture IGrades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)Karl NeubauerArt Academy: Sculpture I & II are great opportunities for middle school-aged artists (ages 10-14) to discover new ways of making 3-dimensional art. Students will use clay, wood, plaster, and other materials to develop their skills as visual artists, and explore the opportunities of working in 3 dimensions. The classes will emphasize art making, but also the improvement and refinement of art making skills, culminating in an end-of-class exhibition at AVA.Mondays, Sept. 16 - Oct. 21, 2019 (No Class Oct. 14)3 - 5:15 PM$149$175$15Register Now
Art Academy: Sculpture IIGrades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)Karl NeubauerArt Academy: Sculpture I & II are great opportunities for middle school-aged artists (ages 10-14) to discover new ways of making 3-dimensional art. Students will use clay, wood, plaster, and other materials to develop their skills as visual artists, and explore the opportunities of working in 3 dimensions. The classes will emphasize art making, but also the improvement and refinement of art making skills, culminating in an end-of-class exhibition at AVA.Mondays, Oct. 29 - Dec. 2, 2019 (No Class Nov. 11)3 - 5:15 PM$149$175$15Register Now
ART STOP!Grades 5 - 8 (ages 10 - 14)Karl NeubauerART STOP is a free after school program that encourages youths in grades 5–8 to take inspiration from AVA’s ongoing exhibitions to create their own drawings, paintings, and sculptures.Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 2019 - June 2, 20203 - 5:15 PMFree thanks to a generous grant from the Couch Family Foundation.Please call AVA at 603.448.3117 to register for ART STOP
CAOS for FamiliesAll AgesCAOS (Community Arts Open Studio) is a weekly workshop where children with caregivers make their own self-directed art projects using a diverse assortment of art supplies in AVA’s Schleicher Children’s Studio.Saturdays, Sept. 14, 2019 - June 13, 20209 AM - 1 PMFree through the generous sponsorship of Emily and Errik Anderson and their family. CAOS is a free drop-in open studio for children and their families.
CAOS for ToddlersAges 1 - 4 and CaregiversCAOS (Community Arts Open Studio) is a weekly workshop where toddlers (ages 1 - 4) with caregivers make their own self-directed art projects using a diverse assortment of art supplies in AVA’s Schleicher Children’s Studio.Fridays, September 13 – June 129:30 – 11:30 AMFree through the generous sponsorship of Emily and Errik Anderson and their family. CAOS is a free drop-in open studio for toddlers ages 1-4 and their parents and caregivers.

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