After School Arts

Register by the week or for the full program! Classes meet Tues-Thurs, 4-5:30 pm. Doors open at 3:00 pm for homework and snacks. Free to grades 1-6 in Lawrence County. Class size limited. Pre-registration required.

Grades 1-3 are full for the Winter Session. Continue to registration to be added to the waitlist. 


Winter 2024

Week One: Out to Sea

January 9-11, 2024

This week’s lessons are headed off shore as we explore the work of American Artist, Thomas Hart Benton. Paint a sea fantasy, craft a boat that floats, and sketch from life in the galleries.

Week Two : “Start-up” Lines

January 16-18, 2024

We’ll begin by playing a game to learn about lines on day one, then use those lines to create zentangles, or tangled black and white patterns, on day two. By day three, you’ll be experimenting with contour line drawings using your left and right hands.

Week Three: Hidden in Plain Sight

January 23-25, 2024

Camouflage has been used by people and animals to hide in plain sight for centuries! This week’s lessons are all about using color and pattern for disguise!

Week Four: Shapes and Shadows

January 30- February 1, 2024

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? That’s for you to decide in lessons combining drawing, shading and shadows with a strong light source. Our last project will use positive and negative space to create distance with cut paper.

Week Five: Histories and Herstories

February 6-8, 2024

We’ll spend this week learning from others and we invite guests into the classrooms to share their stories. Ask questions to illustrate him/her with a portrait and a few lines describing what you heard.

Week Six: Sweet Arts

February 13-15, 2024

Celebrate the sweetest holiday of the year with projects inspired by candy, cards and hearts! You’ll make drawings, valentines and a heart pillow you can fit to others or keep for yourself!

Week Seven: Off the Wall with Romare Bearden

February 20-22, 2024

Artist, Author and Composer, Romare Bearden, centered everything he made around people and their stories. Get to know him and his work in our collection by making collages, drawing to music and creating monoprints.

Week Eight: Take a Leap

February 27-29, 2024

Leap Day has inspired us to jump into another week of projects with frog origami, checker sets and drawings that are ‘ribbiting’ with creativity!

Week Nine: Off the Wall with Eva Zeisel

March 5-7, 2024

Noted designer Eva Zeisel was hired to develop the Museum Shape for Castleton China in the 1940s. Get to know her and her work in our collection before designing a painted plate and ceramic cup of your own.

Week Ten: Pi Day Projects

March 12-14, 2024

Celebrate Pi Day by creating a color wheel pie, bracelets and dot paintings! You’ll learn a lot about color and values, while voting for your favorite flavor!

Week Eleven: Off the Wall with Thomas G. McNickle

March 19-21, 2024

Tom McNickle has been painting the landscapes of Lawrence County for as long as he can remember. Get to know him and his art in our collection through drawing and paintings celebrating the coming Spring.

This program is free thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:

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