Mark Arts

Youth Workshops

Kids making art

All Experience Level Kids’ Day Out Workshops

We can help you out when school isn’t in.              

Kids Day Out Workshops are for ages 6-11 and cost $30.  All workshops include supplies, a snack, and each student will leave with an original art piece. Advance registration is required. 


Ages 6 – 11 | February 8 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Instructor: Amber Snearl

$30 – A mosaic is a picture or pattern made with small pieces of ceramic tile.  The Romans and other ancient people made very elaborate mosaics.  They might make a countertop or a wall or even the whole floor of a room might be a mosaic. Mosaics were practical because they were easy to wash and helped to keep the house cool. They were also beautiful. The Romans loved to combine a practical purpose with wonderful art. Students will examine Roman mosaics and then create their own images.

Location: Table Studio


Ages 6 – 11 | February 17 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Instructor: Amber Snearl

$30 – The works of Louise Nevelson took individual items and arranged them in new ways including using monochromatic color paint to pull it all together. This method is called assemblage. Students will use children’s plastic toys to create their own assemblage pieces.

Location: Youth Studio


Ages 6 – 11 | February 17 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Amber Snearl

$30 – In addition to his better-known oil paintings, Vincent van Gogh produced nearly 150 watercolor paintings during his life. Though often lacking his distinctive brush stroke textures, the watercolors are unmistakably Van Gogh in their use of bold, vibrant color. Students will use the palette colors of Van Gogh to create watercolor backgrounds with their own silhouettes on top.

Location: Youth Studio

Side-by-Side Workshops | Ages 3 – 6 Plus an Adult

Please check back soon for new Side-by-Side workshops.

Youth Entry Workshop

These workshop are offered to teens and adults with varying starting ages. If you believe your child is advanced enough to participate but doesn’t meet the age requirement please give us a call.  


Ages 14+| March 16-20th M,W,F | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Siobhan Scarry 

$95 – Try your hand at this super fun form of the short story! Sometimes called flash fiction, sudden fiction, or micro-fiction, short stories that get the job done fast are of growing interest to current writers and publishers. We’ll read from some of the masters of the form – from Hemingway’s famous six-word story to fictions closer to one-thousand words by Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, Antonya Nelson, and others. We’ll spend some time figuring out what makes these stories tick, and we’ll do lots of in-class writing to produce our own flash fictions. The final class will be run as a writers’ workshop, in which students will receive feedback from both the teacher and their peers.

Location: Digital Studio