Young Artist Academy


THE PROGRAM IS FULLY ENROLLED FOR 2021 - WE will accept names for a waiting list.


Program Details 

The Young Artist Academy offers art experiences for middle and high school students, who have both talent and an interest in art.  The program provides the opportunity to learn techniques and allow for the further development of skills.


Classes will take place on Saturday afternoons on the following dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13 and 20 and the classes will run from 1pm-3:30pm.  Two different art classes will be offered by two new instructors.  The classes will be MIXED MEDIA in PAINTING: OUT OF THE BOX techniques to creating interesting imagery with Stacie Krupa and PAINTING FINS, FEATHERS & FLOWERS with Stephanie Flis. Each participant will participate will have four weeks of each class.

To be eligible for the program, a student must be in grade 6 through grade 12.  Qualified Home Schooled children will also be eligible. There are a VERY limited number of spaces and places will be filled on a first to apply basis.  All applications will be date and time stamped so it is advisable that students submit their applications as soon as possible.  We will not accept applications after September 17, 2021.

The classes will be taught by professional, practicing artists who will model the experiences needed to prepare for a life-time of art as either a vocation, or serious supporter of the arts.  There is a new team of teaching artists this year. The classes and materials will be provided free for the students.

STUDENT EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION! Students who attend all eight sessions will be eligible to enter one piece of artwork into an exhibition that will take place in our atrium from November 22-24, 2021.  The Art Center will engage a panel of judges and the 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winners will receive cash prizes.  The artwork will be featured in the Art Center’s December newsletter.  Students must pick up their artwork on Monday, November 29 by 5pm.  No artwork will be stored past that date.


There is no fee for this program.  We expect students to fulfill their commitment when they are accepted for the program.  We are required to report to our donors. Therefore, students are required to be in attendance and on time for each session.  There can be one excused absence.  If a student cannot fulfill this commitment, we ask that they do not apply.


For additional information, please contact [email protected] or 239-394-4221.