Youth Arts Program
2023 Winter/Spring Semester Course Offerings
 01/09/2023 – 06/10/2023


Art: Cartoon Creations — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Blas Goncalves-Borrega

This class will focus primarily on shape language, proportion, and composition, with a little emphasis on anatomy, layout and perspective. The young artists will be able to create stories and characters that they can share with classmates and families.


Art: Upcycling — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Khadija Jahmila

Engage in well-rounded art sessions with recycled materials sure to spark uninhibited creativity. From hand-cut collage and yarn wrapping to repurposed CD artwork, students will flex and elevate their CHAW-some talents while creating from sustainable sources.


Art: Drawing Techniques  — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Carolina Mayorga

Projects in all classes encourage creativity and imagination while providing foundational knowledge and skills building using a wide variety of traditional and contemporary drawing techniques and materials. 


Ceramics: Handbuilding and More  — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Naziha Sultana

Students will learn how to design and create projects from clay and basic materials. They will be encouraged to practice skills and use their imaginations to create special works they will take home throughout the semester.


Photography: Foundations (3rd-5th only)

Teaching Artist: AB Corson

Students will explore a variety of cameras and photo processes to develop beautiful works to take home and frame. Our instructor will emphasis intentionality when capturing an image and encourage class discussions to develop a a supportive student community! *Please note this class meets for the entire afternoon session. No second class should be selected.


Art: 3D Sculptures — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Carolina Mayorga

This is an exploration of art and design concepts, styles, and inspiration found throughout history provides a rich context for student discovery and development in 3-dimensional media. 


Ceramics: Pottery Basics — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Paige Langer

This class will introduce students to our ceramics studio where they will be encouraged to get their hands dirty and see sketches come to life in 3D clay forms. Basic techniques and skills will be practiced and developed each week.


Art: Fabrics & Textiles — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist: Sara Leonard

Students will use felts and fabrics to create functional art like pouches and wallets. Once they learn basic stitching skills, they will be able to create works to gift to their family and friends at holiday time.


Theater: Intro to Creative Expression — (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)

Teaching Artist:  Jose Rufino

Local actor and teaching artist, Jose Rufino will inspire and guide your little ones in the fundamentals of theater! In this class your tiny people will learn the basics of theater through games and play. The goal is fun first, getting them on their feet and building a world full of characters and possibilities second. They’ll be learning acting & theatrical collaborative skills through a variety of exercises & activities, which will be the building blocks for your future thespian!