Youth Art

Arts education matters. Find yourself here. Be something more.

Drawing Whether you are six or sixteen, the benefits to art education are never ending which is why we offer high quality programs with Teaching Artists.  The arts encourage problem-solving, creative thinking, collaboration, and individualism all at the same time.  Join us in one of our many programs that have the educational mindset at their forefront!

Registration for 2023 Jan - Apr programs will open Nov. 23rd. 

All Fine Arts programs follow the Fine & Performing Arts Refund policy found HERE

Fine Arts program Inclement Weather policy can be found HERE

Mini Ceramic Ornaments (Ages 8-15)

Holiday Ornaments

Make a series of mini ceramics ornaments for the holidays while exploring different ceramics tools and techniques. Ornaments will be fired in the kiln and available around two weeks after the class date.  

Saturday December 10, 10AM-12PM- REGISTER HERE

NEW! Ceramic Holiday Tree (Ages 8-15)

Small ceramic Christmas tree with glowing lights

Create a holiday classic and custom glaze a 5.5” ceramic pine tree lamp. During this one-time session participants will paint a pre-made pine tree lamp with ceramic glazes any way you choose! Our teaching artist will be there to guide you through the glazing process, so no experience needed. Plastic bulbs, topper and electric tea light included. Trees will be fired in the kiln and ready for pickup around two weeks after the class date. 

Saturday December 3, 10AM-12PM- REGISTER HERE

NEW! Seussical Art (All Ages)

Come create fantastically fun art before you see Theatre in the Park's production of Seussical The Musical indoors at the Black Box Theater, located at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center. We’ll provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. 

Saturday December 10, 1PM - 2PM- REGISTER HERE
Saturday December 17, 1PM - 2PM- REGISTER HERE

More info about Seussical the Musical HERE!

Drawing (Ages 8-15)

Ceramics being painted with glaze

Want to learn the basics of drawing or just work on sharpening your current skills? Whether you want to upgrade your journaling, improve the foundational drawings for your paintings or just sketch for fun; this class will walk you through the basic aspects of drawing. 

Saturdays February 11 & 18, 10AM - 12PM- REGISTER HERE

Ceramics Fairy House (Ages 8-15)

Red and white ceramic fairy house

Make your own ceramics house for a fairy garden. You will learn hand-built ceramics and glazing techniques during this class.

Saturday March 11 - 18, 1PM - 3PM- REGISTER HERE

Ceramics Series (Ages 8-15)

Youth ceramics

Come get creative and explore clay. Students will get the opportunity to hand-build with clay, use the potter's wheel, and learn glazing techniques during this four-part series. No experience needed.

Saturday April 1 - 22, 10AM-12PM- REGISTER HERE

Painting Series (Ages 8-15)


Learn tips and techniques to paint with acrylic paints. Students will explore acrylic painting with mini technical studies and one larger painting in this four-part series. No experience needed, 

Saturday April 1 - 22, 1PM - 3PM- REGISTER HERE

*Looking for programs for ages 3-7 years old? Check out our Preschool Fine Arts opportunities!

*Looking for programs for Homeschool families?  Check out our Homeschool Fine Arts opportunities!

*We love having you at our classes, but are you looking for Camps too?  Check out our Fine Arts Camps! 

*Did you know? We have art classes and camps at other JCPRD locations too!

*Are you interested in private lessons, an art party or Scouts badge? We can create a special art-filled experience just for you. Email to inquire