Art Classes for Youth & Teens

Classes and workshops for youth and teens are offered year-round at Guilford Art Center. We offer in-person instruction on campus, utilizing our freshly renovated classrooms, pottery studio and metals studio. Our professional instructors have years of experience in guiding young artists as they learn to express their creativity and artistic abilities.

During the fall, winter and spring semesters, we offer kids art classes and art workshops for youth ages 5 and older. Class offerings change every semester, but generally include ceramics, drawing, cartooning, mixed media, up cycling, painting, sculpture and more.

Tween and teen art classes include a variety of types of classes and workshops, including blacksmithing, leather working, ceramics, and stained glass. Offerings vary by semester.

We also offer art classes for homeschoolers that can be based on student’s interests and explore drawing, painting, composition and a variety of techniques of application.

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

Summer is the perfect time for kids to experience the joy of art! GAC’s annual summer art camp experiences are geared towards developing your child’s creative expression, artistic skills and social interaction through hands-on activities. These week-long sessions are open to children ages 5 –12 years with morning and afternoon sessions available. Weekly programs are built around popular themes and craft techniques. Our professional instructors are experienced in teaching children in a caring way, sharing their knowledge of painting, drawing, sewing, sculpture, pottery, cartooning, and so much more. There are also classes for teens, including stained glass making (ages 12+) and blacksmithing (ages 13+).

The online 2024 summer camp catalog will be available in March and online registration will open on March 27. Summer Camp Dates: June 17 – August 23, 2024.

Current Art Classes for Youth & Teens

102799-clay-for-tweens-teens
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Medium: Ceramics
Youth Class
open to ages 10-14
April 03 - May 22
Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $30
Tuition: $240.00
Member Tuition: $216.00
Available
102810-color-drawing-for-junior-artists
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Medium: Drawing
Youth Class
open to ages 5+
April 01 - May 20
Monday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuition: $180.00
Member Tuition: $162.00
Available
102811-collage-paint-draw
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
Medium: Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing
Youth Class
open to ages 7+
April 04 - May 23
Thursday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuition: $240.00
Member Tuition: $216.00
Available
102920-exploring-the-arts-clay-painting-3-d-art
Instructor: Carole Firth
Medium: Mixed Media
Youth Class
open to ages 8+
April 01 - May 20
Monday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $210.00
Member Tuition: $189.00
Available
102797-kids-pottery-by-wheel-hand
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Medium: Ceramics
Youth Class
open to ages 8+
April 01 - May 20
Monday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $240.00
Member Tuition: $216.00
Available
102868-spring-clay-wonderland
Instructor: Carole Firth
Medium: Mixed Media
Youth Class
open to ages 5+
April 04 - May 23
Thursday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $15
Tuition: $180.00
Member Tuition: $162.00
Available
102812-spring-fairy-art
Instructor: Carole Firth
Medium: Mixed Media
Youth Class
open to ages 5+
April 03 - May 22
Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $15
Tuition: $180.00
Member Tuition: $162.00
Available
102804-pottery-for-kids
Instructor: Carole Firth
Medium: Ceramics
Youth Class
open to ages 5+
April 02 - May 21
Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuition: $180.00
Member Tuition: $162.00
Available
103155-teen-blacksmithing-session-c
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
June 04 - June 25
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
103154-teen-blacksmithing-session-b
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
May 07 - May 28
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
103153-teen-blacksmithing-session-a
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
April 09 - April 30
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
103118-under-the-sea
Instructor: Samantha Smith
Medium: Painting
Youth Class
open to ages 7+
April 01 - May 20
Monday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $240.00
Member Tuition: $216.00
Available
101723-teen-blacksmithing-session-c
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
March 05 - March 26
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
101722-teen-blacksmithing-session-b
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
February 06 - February 27
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
101703-winter-clay-wonderland
Instructor: Carole Firth
Medium: Mixed Media
Youth Class
open to ages 5+
January 11 - March 07
Thursday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $15
Tuition: $180.00
Member Tuition: $162.00
Available
101721-teen-blacksmithing-session-a
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
January 09 - January 30
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
101681-pottery-by-wheel-hand
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Medium: Ceramics
Youth Class
open to ages 8+
January 08 - March 04
Monday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $240.00
Member Tuition: $216.00
Available
101687-pottery-for-kids
Instructor: Carole Firth
Medium: Ceramics
Youth Class
open to ages 5+
January 09 - February 27
Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuition: $180.00
Member Tuition: $162.00
Available