Youth Science & Art Partnership
Offered in partnership with local artist Jessica Balu, these science illustration classes pairs art skills in creative workshops and classes that explore different science topics, including cells and insects. All supplies are included in the class cost. Recommended for different age groups. To enroll, visit JessicaBaluSciArt.com.
Science Illustration: Introduction to Watercolor & Cells
Saturday, September 15 | 10-11 a.m. | Ages 8-10 | $35
Saturday, September 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ages 11-13 | $35
This one-hour workshop will introduce basic watercolor techniques while we explore what cells look like under a microscope. The class for the 8-10 age group serves as an introduction to the topic of cells. The class for the 11-13 age group offers a more advanced lesson on cell structure. This is a low-pressure introduction to graded wash, wet into wet and layering with watercolor – because amoeba can be any shape!
Science Illustration: Sketching Techniques & Insect Identification
4-week class | Saturday, October 13-November 3 | 10-11 a.m. | Ages 8-10 | $80
4-week class | Saturday, October 13-November 3 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ages 11-13 | $80
This class teaches basic insect anatomy and identification as you sketch various types of insects to create your own field guide to Kansas insects. The 8-10 age group will learn common names and the basics of capturing proportions. The 11-13 age group will learn to identify insect orders and practice creating depth and shadow.
Youth Art Exploration Workshops
These Saturday morning workshops explore different art mediums in a hands-on creative environment. Creativity, open thinking and new ideas are welcome. All supplies are included. Recommended for ages 6-14.
1-day workshop | Saturday, Sept. 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Instructor: S. Dameron | Cost: $30
In this off-the-wall printmaking workshop, you will explore a traditional and non-traditional method of printmaking. Create your own print blocks using printmaking tools and ink, and explore floating “chalk” prints using pastels and water.
1-day workshop | Saturday, Oct. 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Instructor: S. Dameron | Cost: $30
Learn how to properly and safely cut glass into pieces and work to create a small mosaic on mat board. Choose the scene or symbol you want to create and piece glass together to make it come to life.
Air Dry Clay Sculptures
1-day workshop | Saturday, Oct. 20 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Instructor: S. Dameron | Cost: $30
This clay exploration uses air dry clay to sculpt small vessels of your choosing. Create pumpkins, bowls, boxes, statues – anything you can imagine you can bring to life. Embellish your finished sculptures with paint, sequins and other found objects.
Yarn Circles & Weaving
1-day workshop | Saturday, Nov. 3 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Instructor: S. Dameron | $30
Take an old record and turn it into a mesmerizing fiber piece using different colors of yarn. After that, work together to create small fiber bracelets.
Fall & Winter Art Camps
School is art and art is in! Come share the love of art with us. Enrollment for fall and winter art camps are now open. Come experience unique art projects in a fun and creative environment.