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 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| For A Youth Student Plus An Adult


March 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $60 for pair | Instructor: Chef Kayson Chong

This class is designed for 6 – 11 year-olds accompanied by an adult. The cheesy goodness of this sandwich is a childhood memory that no one forgets.  Let’s take the original grilled cheese sandwich and take them to a whole other level!  Bring mom or dad and let’s put together 5 different ways to crispy, crunchy, gooey and stretchy goodness.  From classic to grown-up, we will be using ingredients that we can easily find and a tomato bisque to mop up the cheesiest fun in a kitchen.

Location: Culinary Studio


March 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $50 per pair | Instructor: Kara Smith

Beginner techniques taught in this class include: leveling cake layers, stacking and filling two cake layers, crumb coating and frosting a 2-layer, 6″ round cake. In addition, sugar cookie ears and horn will be provided to adorn your unicorn. Simple piping with a 1M tip will also be taught. All supplies are provided for this class. Each pair will leave with one decorated, 2-layer, 6″ cake. Recipes and a cake box will be provided. You may bring an apron from home. Recommended ages: 6+

Location: Culinary Studio

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 

five skins


Ages 12 – 17| March 17 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

$30 – Friedensrich Hundertwasser was one of the most famous artists of Austria during the 20th century. Hundertwasser had a long-standing philosophy regarding human being’s five layers of skin.  His structuring of these layers, and utilization of them, gave poignant clarity to his messages of social and environmental justice. Using his aversion to the straight line and use of bright colors, students will create their own five skins using ink and oil pastels.

Location: Sculpture Studio