Children’s Classes

Children’s classes offer low class sizes and a flexible creative environment. All materials are provided unless specified and our teaching artists art professionals with full background checks and extensive teaching experience.

Enjoy multi-media workshops including art you can wear, pottery, painting and more! Classes range from 1.5 – 4.0 hour time increments. During your child’s  art class they will  create multiple projects in your theme choice and explore creative problem solving. All classes work on art concepts and building confidence in art skills. 

Register 2 or three children and save!

See class restrictions during Covid-19.

 

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Classes will meet at The Main Squeeze Coop located at 33 East Main Street, Suite 300 Carmel, IN 46032

Jump into Art Series 10 – 11:30pm

Jump into art is an exploratory series that teaches kids to think imaginatively and problem solve. Children will improve fine motor skills as they manipulate, cut, bend, sculpt and balance, draw and paint using creative problem solving under the guidance of an Art Lab instructor.

Ages 5-8 yrs

 

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You are My Sunshine (5-8yrs) yellowsun

When the sun shines it lights up the world and you can feel that inside. Create bright and colorful landscapes full of some of the things children love. We’ll also talk about the painting Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun by Vincent Van Gogh and how the color yellow makes this painting feel.

October 2nd

10:00 – 11:30am

$22.50/ participant 

$43 (Take 2)

$63.50 (Take 3)

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Drawn and Painted Portraits (5-8yrs)

From pets to people we’ll explore how we can simplify parts of a face to create portraits. Create a collage and painted portrait of people or animals the children love. 

October 9th

10:00 – 11:30am

$22.50/ participant 

$43 (Take 2)

$63.50 (Take 3)

 

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Clay Pictures (5-8yrs)

Learn to roll, cut and attach simple shapes in clay. Use these skills to create a plaque sculpted in clay inspired by a drawing done in class. Clay is available to pick up 3-4 weeks after the workshop date.

November 6th

10:00 – 11:30am

$22.50/ participant 

$43 (Take 2)

$63.50 (Take 3)

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Imaginary Places (5-8yrs)

Let’s talk about landscapes. What is a background, middle and foreground? How can we revisit places in our artwork and illustrate our memories? In this class we’ll sketch places we’ve been and imagine we could go. Children will then create a final artwork with collaged and drawn details. 

November 20th

10:00 – 11:30am

$22.50/ participant 

$43 (Take 2)

$63.50 (Take 3)

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Creative Constructions (5-8yrs)

Explore the world of 3-D and create sculptures and constructions using clay, cardboard, felt, found objects, tapes, glue and other materials. An art lab instructor will guide children in planning and creating their own creations.

December 4th

10:00 – 11:30am

$22.50/ participant 

$43 (Take 2)

$63.50 (Take 3)

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Art Days 

Older children can spend extended time exploring art techniques during themed art days.

Ages 7-12yrs

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Art Day Expressing Yourself with Color

Color can express your feelings. Learn how to use color to express yourself including mini art challenges using complementary, color families and contrasting colors to show emphasis. Then create painted masterpieces using color inspired by the artist Marc Frantz.
September 11th 10 – 2:00pm

October 16th

10am – 2:00pm

$65.00 / participant

$120 (Take 2)

$185 (Take 3)

Registration will come down Friday Sept 10th at 6:00pm – running

Landscapes and Nature (7-12yrs)

Landscapes can take us to new places.  Learn to create places with depth and perspective. Choose from a variety of landscapes to draw and paint your own. Also create a nature craft bringing nature inside.

October 16th

10am – 2:00pm

$65.00 / participant

$120 (Take 2)

$185 (Take 3)

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Clay Gift Boxes and Surprises (7-12yrs)

Build with clay stabs to create boxes with lids in the shape of gift boxes. Include bows or tags in clay and decorate with festive colorful glazes. Create a small clay sculpture for the inside of your box. Stamp gift wrap and collage cards for the holidays. Clay is available to pick up 3-4 weeks after the workshop date.

November 20th

1:00 – 5:00pm

$65.00 / participant

$120 (Take 2)

$185 (Take 3)

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My Place in the Word (7-12yrs)

In this mixed-media workshop, students create self portraits with a twist, imaginary animal guides, and recycled object colleges that focus on a positive wish for our planet. Children will work with drawing and collage material, found objects, clay and fabric.

December 4th

1:00 – 5:00pm

$65.00 / participant

$120 (Take 2)

$185 (Take 3)

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Gift of Giving (7-12yrs)

Create several beautiful gifts to give to others during the holidays and wrapping paper to bundle 

everything up. Make mosaic coasters, painted picture frames with one of a kind art, a creative canvas and more top secret gifts to share. 

December 11th

10:00am – 2:00pm

$65.00 / participant

$120 (Take 2)

$185 (Take 3)

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18” Doll Dresses for the Holidays (7-12yrs)

Time to get dressed up! Create holiday inspired dresses for your doll and winter charm necklaces for yourself and your doll.

December 18th

3:00 – 5:00pm

$30.00 / participant 

$58 (Take 2)

$84 (Take 3)

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Cancellation Policy

Classes and camps may be cancelled if enrollment does not reach three registrants five days before the class date. You will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued. Whenever possible we will try and run programs.

One week before the class date, or earlier, class refunds will be issued if needed. However, class refunds will only be issued for class credit within the week before class.