Art Classes, Workshops, and Events

Thanks for visiting our art class listings page! Please note the skill level and age listings for each class.

Skill Level

Just for Fun–Just what it says, this class is just for fun! No experience required or needed.

Art Exploration–This class is meant to give the participants an art experience, but may or may not be based in learning a new skill. Learning still happens in this class, but giving the participant an exposure to art is the main focus. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome.

Skills Based–This class is designed to teach a new skill, introduce or gain more confidence in a new medium, or learn about an artist or a new style of art. Beginners who want to learn are welcome and encouraged! Non-beginners who want to increase skill and expand their knowledge will find value in this class.

Art Package

Some of our classes are attended through purchasing an art package, which is similar to a punch card. To attend these classes, please purchase an Art Package and make a reservation online. Art Package classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school year. Art Packages may be shared among siblings in the same age group. Classes expire May 29, 2020. Art Package FAQs

Art Classes or Camps

These classes are not drop-in and are not available on the Art Package. When you purchase an art class or art camp, you are purchasing a spot in that class each day the class is offered.

September

drawing of a fox

Drawing Animals

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | September 3 – 24

Skill Level: Skills Based

*Art Package class

Children and animals go together. In this fun class, students will learn the basics of drawing our favorite animals. This class will include the basics of drawing and shading with pencils, pens, and markers. Students will be taught how to give their animals life and character.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

ink drawing of woman

Drawing Famous Masterpieces

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 pm | September 3 – 24

Skill Level: Skills Based

*Art Package class

Let’s imitate some famous paintings and learn about the artist at the same time!  This session will be all about how to draw some of the most famous portraits and the techniques that went into them. This session will feature Gustav Klimt, Leonardo Da Vinci, Frida Khalo, and Pablo Picasso.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

children with dinosaur masks

Wearable Art

 Age 4-6 | Wednesday 2:00-3:00 | September 4 – 25

Skill Level: Art Exploration

*Art Package class

Why keep our art on the wall when we can wear it outside! In this class we’ve be doing art projects that we can wear and show off to our friends from superhero masks and capes to wizard hats and magic wands!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

pastel drawings of donuts

Intro to Pastels

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | September 4 – 25

Skill Level: Skills Based

*Art Package class

Chalk and oil pastels can be tricky, but we’ll be help you master them! During this class we’ll be learning some of the tips and tricks professional artists use to make wonderful works of art based on some of the hardest art supplies to use.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

painting of bird on a branch

For the Birds

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | September 4 – 25

Skill Level: Art Exploration 

*Art Package class

Everyone loves birds, and in this class that’s what every art project is about! Each week we’ll be using a variety of media to bring new birds to life.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Watercolor rainbow trees

Art Basics

 Age 6-10 | Thursdays 4:30-5:30 | September 5-26

$60

Skill Level: Skill building

You must know the rules before you can break them. That’s something every artist knows. In this class we will be learning the principles and concepts of art and when it’s okay to break all the rules to create a piece of art that is totally unique.

This class is not included in the Art Package purchase.

Ocean Sculpture

 Age 8-12 | Thursdays 5:45-6:45 | September 5-26

$70

Skill Level: Skill building

Under the sea there are so many colorful and fun creatures to love! In this class we’ll be using clay to create some of our favorites like octopuses, turtles, whales, and Loch Ness monsters.

This class is not included in the Art Package purchase.

October

acrylic painting landscape

Painting Acrylic Landscapes

 Age 13+ | Mondays 4:30-6:00 | October 7-28

$80

Skill Level: Skill building

Please register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class. Click HERE to register

Anyone can learn to paint! In this class we’ll be using acrylic paint during a guided painting session to create our own wonderful landscapes. Students will finish a painting each week.

watercolor fish

Watercolor Painting the Ocean

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | October 1 – 29

Skill Level: Skill building

*Art Package class

During this class we’ll be learning about watercolors and how to use them to create a unique watercolor painting based on some of our favorite parts of the ocean. From beaches to deep sea creatures to ocean sunsets and everything in between!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Sweets

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 | October 1 – 29

Skill Level: Skill building

*Art Package class

In this class we’re going to have a bit of a sugar rush! Come and create wonderful and colorful art projects based on candy, cake, and donuts!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

acrylic monster painting

Monsters

 Age 4-6 | Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 | October 2 – 30

Skill Level: Art Exploration

*Art Package class

This time of year all of the spooky and scary monsters come out to play and this class is no different! In this class we will use markers, paint, and all sorts of things to create unique monsters with too many eyes, a few extra arms, and lots and lots of teeth!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

watercolor picture of dragon

Mythical Creatures

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | October 2 – 30

Skill Level: Skills Building

*Art Package class

Do you love dragons, unicorns, mermaids, fairies, and krakens? In this class we’ll be using everyday items like markers, paint, and crayons to make our own magical creatures. Required: bring your imagination!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

kids are project of pirate ship in ocean

Pirates and Ships

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | October 2 – 30

Skill Level: Art Exploration

*Art Package class

Yo, ho, ho let’s sail away and learn about some pirates and their ships! In this class we will be doing an art project based on a famous pirate and their ship. Bring your sense of adventure!

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Three clay monsters

Monster Sculpture

 Age 6-10 | Thursdays 4:30-5:30 | October 3 and 10

$38

Skill Level: Art Exploration

This time of year all the spooky and scary monsters come out to play and this class is no different! In this class we will use clay and colorful paint to create unique monsters with too many eyes, a few extra arms, and lots of teeth!

This class is not included in the Art Package

painted pumpkins

Halloween Party!

 Age 4-9 | Thursday 4:30-6:30 | October 17

Skill Level: FUN!

$30

Come and do the monster mash with us! Come dressed in your costume and do a Halloween monster project, paint a pumpkin, play Halloween games, and eat some spooky treats!

This party is not included in the Art Package

November

Harry Potter Camp

 Age 9-13 | Mondays 4:30-6:00 | November 4-18

Skill Level: Skills Class

$65

Please register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this camp. Click HERE to register

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Create the magic of Harry Potter for yourself. In this class we’ll be going over all our favorite moments from the books and movies to create our own special creations! We may even throw in some Harry Potter trivia, so brush up!

childrens art project bug

Critters and Bugs

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | November 5 – 19

Skill Level: Skills Class

*Art Package class

Fascinate your child with colorful critters as they learn about different bug species around the world! Kids will have an opportunity to experiment with lots of art media including markers, painting, and collage.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

optical illusion drawing

Optical Illusions

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 | November 5 – 19

Skill Level: Skills Class

*Art Package class

Practice drawing and painting pictures that trick the eyes and bend the mind in a fun setting. In this class we will be studying various artists who mastered optical illusions and we will be creating some of our own unique works.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Fall Leaves

 Age 4-6 | Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 | November 6 – 20

Skill Level: Art Exploration

*Art Package class

This month is all about leaves and fall colors! Using markers, watercolors, acrylic paint, and pens we’ll be using leaves to create art, and we will create art about leaves.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Watercolor Sunsets

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | November 6 – 20

Skill Level: Skills Building

*Art Package class

Sunsets are beautiful but can sometimes be very tricky to paint. In this class we’ll be creating a variety of different kinds of sunsets, from bright red and orange sunsets with fluffy clouds to deep blue and purple sunsets with dozens of stars.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

outer space art project children

Outer Space

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | November 6 – 20

Skill Level: Skills Building

*Art Package class

Blast off! In this class we’ll be exploring deep space with aliens, shooting stars, and new planets, using markers, watercolor paint, collage, and colored pencils.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

multi media bee painting

Mixed Media

 Age 9-13 | Thursdays 4:30-6:00 | November 7-14

$40

Skill Level: Skills Building

Paint isn’t the only thing we can use to make a masterpiece. In this class we’ll be combining classic materials like paint and pastels with more unusual ones like bubble wrap and newspaper to create unique and wonderful creations.

Princess Painting party

Princess Party

 Age 4-8 | Thursday 4:30-6:30 | November 21

$30

Skill Level: FUN!

Once upon a time we had a princess party and invited you! During this party we’ll be doing a sparkling princess themed painting, making our own royal jewels, playing princess games, and eating some delicious princess treats. Little princesses are encouraged to come in their favorite princess dress!

December

watercolor painting

Winter Watercolor Painting

 Age 13+ | Mondays 4:30-6:00 | December 2-16

$65

Skill Level: Skills Based

Register through Meridian Parks and Rec to attend this class. Click HERE  to register

Winter has come to the MAC! In this class we’ll be using step-by-step guided watercolors, painting to explore all the wonderful colors and beautiful scenes that winter has to offer. Learn the in’s and out’s of watercolor painting. This class is great for beginners and for those who have some experience.

water cactus painting

Watercolor Desert

 Age 6-10 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 | December 3, 10, 17

Skill Level: Skills Based

Even though it’s December, things are heating up with this class that is everything desert. This is a multi-media class and students will make 3-D projects using a variety of materials.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

painting of toucan on branch

Animal Kingdom Watercolors

 Age 10-14 | Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 | December 3, 10, 17

Skill Level: Skills Based

Watercolors can be used to create almost anything. In this class we’ll be using different watercolor techniques to create our own pictures of some of our favorite animals.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

snowman art project

Winter Wonderland

 Age 4-6 | Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 | December 4 – 18

Skill Level: Art Exploration

Well the weather outside is frightful but in the studio it’s so delightful! This class will be using markers, paint, glitter, and paper to create art that’s all about wonderful winter. From snowmen to hot cocoa to snowballs, and everything in between.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

painting of pink flowers

Flower Power

 Age 8-12 | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | December 4 – 18

Skill Level: Skills Building

Who doesn’t love flower? We know you can’t find many flowers around in the winter, so we want to create them in the studio In this class we’ll be using paint, markers, and pastels to create some wonderful and colorful art projects based on everyone’s favorite plants.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

snowman with bird-drawing class

Snow, Snow, Snow!

 Age 6-10 | Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 | December 4 – 18

Skill Level: Art Exploration

We love the snow and we love creating art about snow! This class will study positive and negative space, silhouette, and utilize oil pastels while celebrating the wonders of winter.

Purchase an Art Package and reserve a date(s) to attend this class. Each day we teach a new lesson and complete a different project.

Star Wars Christmas Party

 Age 6-10 | Thursday 4:30-6:30 | December 5

$30

Skill Level: Art Exploration

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was ART! At this party we will be decorating our own Christmas ornaments based on our favorite Star Wars characters. We will also make characters out of clay, eat some Star Wars treats, and much more as we highlight everybody’s favorite space series–Star Wars.

Winter Acrylic Painting

 Age 8-12 | Thursday 4:30-6:00 | December 12-19

$40

Skill Level: Skill Building

Anyone can learn to paint! Each class is a guided painting session that encourages students to explore acrylic painting while creating a winter masterpiece. Students will finish a painting each week.