Teen Classes

Teens Enjoy Art Too!

We are here to provide an environment in which teens can challenge themselves to develop and refine their techniques in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. 

Gallery Scavenger Hunt

While you are here, do our Gallery Scavenger Hunt!

Giving kids an appreciation for art encourages exploration, self expression, logical thinking, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity. We’ve made up a fun little scavenger hunt for your family to do together at the Art Center! Just stop by the front desk anytime for the scavenger hunt. 

Registration

We'd love to have you all, but space is limited...so sign up today!

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Your space isn't confirmed until you have completed our online registration through RegFox. It's easy, just follow the link below the class you want.

The Art Center supplies all art materials for each class unless the instructor asks for something special for a specific class.

If you need to cancel your child's registration, let us know at least 48 hours before the actual class date and you'll be refunded the full amount. Class fees are non-refundable for cancellations less than 48 hours before the class date. Thank you for understanding.

Weather Policy

We follow the lead with the Burlington Community School District for cancellations. Please be sure to keep an eye on BCSD notifications regarding school status if we're experiencing questionable weather. If you have questions, please give us a call at 319.754.8069.

BCSD Late start = no morning class
BCSD Early out = no afternoon classes
BCSD No school = no classes at all

Scholarships Available!

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to explore their love of art, regardless of financial means. If your family needs help paying for an art class, please let us know when you sign up.

Upcoming Teen Classes:

Cyanotype with Jessica Kirby

Saturday, August 27 // 10am-noon

$35 Art Center Members or $45 Non-Members (includes all materials and instruction)

Come learn one of the oldest photography techniques!  Cyanotype or sun prints are made using ultraviolet light. Feel free to bring findings from your garden or home to use for the prints! Email a favorite photo of yours and Jessica will turn it into a negative for you to print.

Expressions through Collage with Jessi Tucci

Sunday, September 4 // 1-5pm

$25 Art Center Members or $35 Non-Members (includes all materials and instruction)

Say what you want through expressive imagery! Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own too.

3 Part Wheel with Jessi Tucci

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21 // 6-8:30pm

$65 Art Center Members or $75 Non-Members (includes all clay, firings, and glaze)

Learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing. Throw the first two classes and glaze the last class. Beginners + teens welcome.

 

Life Drawing with Jessi Tucci

Saturdays September 10, 17, & 24 // 6:00-8:00pm

$50 Art Center Members or $60 Non-Members (includes all materials and instruction)

We will have a live model and learn basic proportions of the human figure.  First class will include quick poses, second class will include 20 minute poses, and last class will be spent on one pose, working on details such as hands, feet, face, and contrast.

Pen + Ink Drawing with Jessica Kirby

Thursday, September 22 // 6-8pm

$35 Art Center Members or $45 Non-Members (includes all materials and instruction)

Pen & Ink techniques have been around for centuries.  There are numerous techniques from;  cross hatching, cross contour, stippling and ink washes to name a few. Artists and illustrators use pen and ink to create works with high contrast.  Pen and ink is also a great way to fill sketchbooks and journals.

Students are welcome to bring their own photo reference or choose from photos provided.  Students may also bring their own sketchbooks and pens; such as Micron, Copic, PITT or fountain pens as well as watercolor and brushes. Pens and ink will be available for those who do not want to bring their own. This is meant to be a fun way to experiment with different techniques to create dynamic drawings, journaling and sketching.

Custom Clay Chess Set with Jessi Tucci 

Saturdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5 // 2-4:30pm

 $90 Art Center Members or $100 Non-Members (includes all clay, firings, and glaze)

Spend 3 classes creating our own custom chess pieces. Glaze and create a box. Play against others in the class during the last session. Roll up boards, protective foam, and wooden boxes will be provided for each student for game storage.

Life Sculpting with Jessi Tucci

Sundays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 // 11am-1:30pm

$50 Art Center Members or $60 Non-Members (includes all clay, firings, and glaze)

Spend 3 weeks sculpting the human figure. Choose which parts of the figure or choose to do the entire figure. Learn about proportions and 3 dimensional perspectives. 

Teen Wheel with Jessi Tucci

Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22 // 4-6pm

Grades 6-12

$55 Art Center Member or $65 Non-Member (includes all clay, firings, and glaze)

Learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing. Learn how to complete works with texture, color, etc. This class is perfect for beginners, but if you have experience, we will push your skills!

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