Homeschool families have found an artistic home at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center with a program that has continued to grow over the years! While programs are open to all youth, many of the art programs listed below are specifically designed to fulfill the Kansas State Art Education requirements for homeschool families. To inquire about the programs or to request a program of specific content, please email Fine Arts Coordinator, Devin Graham.
Art Adventures (Ages 6-17)
Teaching Artist: Marcianne Wagner Heaton, Program Assistant: Allison Bowman
Collaborative experiences will encourage you to explore art through consideration, conversation, and creation! This class is designed to supplement homeschool curriculum. Homeschool Art Adventures has multiple levels* with recommendations based on artistic skills and classroom readiness. Email if you need assistance determining which might be the right fit for you.
*Level III is by invitation based on classroom readiness and artistic skills displayed in a previously participated class.
Register: Level I Thursdays, 10am-12pm
Register: Level II Thursdays, 1pm-3pm
Level III Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm*
Level III Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm*
*Level III is also available but requires approval. Email to inquire.
Artist Study (Ages 6-17)
Teaching Artist: Marcianne Wagner-Heaton
Set as a singular workshop, this series will allow students to explore an artist in-depth through literature references, biographical histories, and actual art-making in the format of the artist.
Register: January 17 1pm-3pm, Jackson Pollock
Register: January 31 1pm-3pm, Pablo Picasso
Register: February 21 1pm-3pm, Helen Frankenthaler
Register: March 27 1pm-3pm, Alexander Calder
Register: April 17 1pm-3pm, Georgia O’Keefe
Ceramics (Ages 6-17)
Teaching Artist: Brook Griffin
Clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking. Learn score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and apply glaze to a finished design.
Register: Wednesday Session (Ages 6-11)
Register: Thursday Session (Ages 11 & Older)
Register: Wednesday Session (Ages 8-12)
Register: Thursday Session (Ages 13-15)
Open Art Studio (All Ages)
Teaching Artist: Allison Bowman
Every Friday, 10am-12pm
Let’s get creative! Join us as we explore new and exciting materials. A guided project is available, but you are the artist! A parent or guardian is required to stay with anyone 13 years and younger. Cost is $5 per person, including child and adult. No pre-registration required; check-in at the front desk.