Fall 2021 Registration is Now Open!


  • All classes meet once weekly from 4-5:30; All sessions run for six weeks
  • Location is at the historic Howland Cultural Center at 477 Main street in Beacon
  • Cost is $150 per class which includes all materials and fees
  • Mixed age classes are designed for ages 6-11 yr; Older kid classes are for age 9 & up. (Mature 5 year olds who have completed Kindergarten will be considered for mixed age classes)
  • Current health guidelines issued by New York State will be followed and updated prior to the first meeting.

After School Art Class Schedule and Descriptions

Tuesday: Clay Creations

September 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

Learn the basics of everyone’s favorite medium – clay! Clay is a wonderful expressive medium and is ideal for enhancing children’s development on many levels. Students will learn coil, pinch, and slab construction as well as different surface decoration techniques. Returning clay students may choose from new projects. All pieces will be glazed and kiln fired. (Mixed Ages)

Thursday: Mini Masterpieces

September 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

Students explore the ideas, styles and techniques of some of the world’s great artists through highly expressive, hands on activities. While making their own art, students will learn about the achievements of these artists and develop an appreciation for what they hoped to communicate to our world. Art media will include drawing, painting, and mixed media. (Mixed Ages)

Tuesday: Super Sculptures

November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14

We’ll create one-of-a-kind, expressive sculptures by combining interesting found objects such as branches, broken toys, and metal/plastic recyclables with basic art supplies like wire, cardboard, and glue. It all begins with a treasure hunt where we choose a variety of objects to transform into a unique work of 3D art. Students are welcome to bring in any non-precious objects collected from home for a personal touch! (Mixed Ages)

Thursday: Clay for Older Kids (9-13)

November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16

Similar to Clay Creations but designed for the older student who is ready to take on more challenging projects. Clay is a wonderful expressive medium and is ideal for enhancing children’s development on many levels. Students will learn coil, pinch, and slab construction as well as different surface decoration techniques. Returning clay students may choose from new projects. All pieces will be glazed and kiln fired. (Ages 9-13 yrs)

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