Full range of innovative arts programming

Our visual arts core programs focus on building skills and confidence by giving children an opportunity to practice self-expression, connect with their community, and find their passion.

Our extended programming explores multimedia art and theatre in partnership with local artists.

We also offer seasonal day camps. 

 

What makes Art City Kids unique?

Our programs are:

  • Free
  • Designed for our community, with our community
  • Taught by professionals

 

COMING SOON!

Adult-only classes, where 100% of the proceeds support Art City Kids programs!

Core Programming

Youth Programming

VISUAL ARTS CORE PROGRAM

Students build technical drawing competency by learning more advanced visual art techniques and creating more complex and challenging art projects. This program develops leadership skills and hours are documented for high school Community Involvement Activities initiative. 

Drawing & Mixed Media

VISUAL ARTS CORE PROGRAM

Students develop foundational drawing skills using a variety of tools, approaches and media. Students build technical drawing competency by learning shading, line drawing and how to draw more complex images by breaking them down into simple shapes.

Next session: TBA

Art City Kids on Demand

VISUAL ARTS CORE PROGRAM

Our YouTube videos provide step-by-step instructions for fun crafts, drawings and other great art activities – all with materials you can find around the house. A home computer or tablet is required. Perfect for a rainy day!

 

Painting & Mixed Media

VISUAL ARTS CORE PROGRAM

Students will learn new painting techniques, explore different painting styles and experiment with painting on different surfaces, like canvas, paper, wood, plastic and more. Students will also explore crafting and other media in this class.

Next session: Sept 19-Dec 12, Registration opens early September

Mixed Media (virtual)

VISUAL ARTS CORE PROGRAM

Students will explore drawing, painting and crafting through live zoom lessons on-line. Each week students will complete a lesson in a different medium and will complete an individual project. A home computer or tablet is required. Art Kits provided.

Next session: January – June
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EXTENDED Programming

Mixed Media

VISUAL ARTS EXTENDED PROGRAM

This class teaches fundamentals in a variety of media. Students will experiment with crafting, clay, painting, drawing and more.

Delivered in partnership with Havergal College, students will learn from guest youth artists.

Next session: Sept 20-Dec 13, Registration opens early September

Winter Camp

VISUAL ARTS EXTENDED PROGRAM

Some years we are able to offer a week-long camp session during March Break. This program includes daily arts and crafts, team building games and a local field trip. 

Youth Summer Leadership Camp

VISUAL ARTS EXTENDED PROGRAM

Details to be announced late spring 2024.

In a special month-long program, youth explore challenging art projects, while gaining volunteer hours and leadership experience!

Summer Camp

VISUAL ARTS EXTENDED PROGRAM

Details to be announced late spring 2024

Summer Camp runs for 7 weeks from July to August. Each year camp explores different themes, with an emphasis on learning about nature and art in the outdoors. Camp includes weekly excursions, team building games and daily art projects. A limited number of spots are reserved for junior campers (age 5).

Excursions

VISUAL ARTS EXTENDED PROGRAM

On occasion, we are able to offer special one-day “camps” during specific celebrations, such as Earth Day. 

"It’s so priceless what you are doing for kids!"

-Art City Kids Parent