Mark Arts

Summer 2018 Youth Classes

Summer member enrollment begins Monday, May 21 and non-member enrollment begins Friday, May 25. STEAM camps are available for sign-up now.

Weeklong Camps and One-Time Workshops

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Mark Arts S.T.E.A.M. Camps emphasize creativity and innovation, linking art to concepts in science, technology, engineering and math.


Offered on in-service days, students will complete a painting, sculpture or mixed-media project based upon a theme. Contact us about arranging early drop-off or late pick-up.

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These “Mommy & Me” style workshops are perfect for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins or family friends to do alongside a student of 3 – 6 years old.

*New* 5-week and 6-week Youth Classes


Supermix: 5 week sessions

Explore drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, sculpture and more with new projects each session. No prior experience is necessary.

Ages: 6 – 12 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

  • Session #1: June 30, July 14, 21, 28, August 4. No class on July 7.
  • Session #2: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8.

Nonmember Price: $65 | Member Price: $58.50


Kids in the Kitchen: 5-week sessions

Have fun in the kitchen!  We will learn kitchen basics about everything from appetizers to zesting and make yummy food.   Plus….you will take home a sampling of a new recipe every week that you made in class!

Ages: 6 – 12 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Session #1: June 30, July 14, 21, 28, August 4. No class on July 7.

Session #2: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8.

Nonmember Price: $82.50 | Member Price: $74.25

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Youth Friday Fun Day: 6-weeks

Each Friday we will dip our feet into a different project as we create our own pizzas, suminagashi prints, make marker art, sculpt with masking tape and aluminum foil, make macaroni and cheese and paper chain wall hangings.

Ages: 6 – 11 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Fridays listed, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dates: June 29, July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10 (6-weeks).

Nonmember Price: $130 | Member Price: $117

10-Week Youth Courses

Summer weekly classes run June 25 – September 10 with no classes on July 2 – 7 and September 3. We also offer classes and workshops for teens and tweens


Storybook Making

What makes a great story? Why do you like your favorite book? These are questions we will explore in this class as we mix drawing, painting, writing and storytelling. Students will illustrate their stories from start to finish. No prior experience is necessary.

Ages: 6 – 12 | Instructor: Alex Browne

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

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Youth Drawing and Painting

This class will cover fun and exciting drawing lessons to build landscape and portrait compositions. Subject matter is based on student interests, and no prior experience in drawing or painting is necessary.

Ages: 7 – 13 | Instructor: Alex Browne

Saturdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Nonmember Price $130 | Member Price $117

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Representational Drawing

As a class we will be drawing from life in a realistic style. We will be covering everything from perspective drawing to portraits. In this class the instructor will demonstrate drawing techniques of how to represent people, life forms, landscapes, environments and architecture. With directions to learn how to create scenic images with step by step drawing techniques.

Ages: 9 – 12 | Instructor: Alex Browne

Saturdays, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $130 | Member Price: $117

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Ceramics for Youth

Formerly titled “Youth Potter’s Wheel”, this class will cover the fundamentals of working with clay. The first half of class will focus on handbuilding techniques to create unique, functional works of art by coiling, pinching and slab building. Next, students will learn proper wheel throwing techniques and explore beyond the fundamentals of working with clay. Students use a classroom supply of clay and tools during this class. 25lb. bags of clay and ceramic tool-kits are available outside of the classroom supply for $21.50 each.

Ages: 10 – 15 | Instructor: Jack Norris

Saturdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Nonmember Price $125 | Member Price $112.50