Young Artist Experience (YAE) Art Club Classes

We offer mindful-based art classes for the elementary age group as well as the middle-high school age group through our Young Artist Experience (YAE) program. YAE Classes are made possible by generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

All classes are held at the arts center and are listed below. These are in-person classes; masks are optional but requirements may change based on current COVID conditions.

Elementary Age Group

artwork of coral and sealife under ocean waves
  • Please note: This is a four-week session

  • YAE Club Session 4
  • Elementary School Program (grades K-5)
  • Dive into the Ocean
  • Instructor: Keirsten Jennings
  • Dates Monday afternoons:
  • February 6,13, 20, 27
  • Time: 4 - 5:30 pm*
  • Class Limit: 6 (first come; first served)
  • Pay what you can:
  • $5 - $20 per 4-week session

SORRY! CLASS IS SOLD OUT. Students will enjoy creating art that explores the ocean, from sunsets and giant waves to the animals that live in its depths. We will use a variety of media and techniques. Artwork will be made from reference images as well as using our imagination.

All materials are supplied by the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. This is an in-person class; masks are optional but requirements may change based on current COVID conditions. Space is limited to six so please sign up early at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site.

*Option for after school bus drop off from Pulaski. (School will need a note from parents for each day.)

YAE Classes (Young Artist Experience) are made possible by generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.


Middle - High School Age Group

leather tooled traveler's notebooks leather tooled traveler's notebook leather tooled traveler's notebooks
  • Please note: This is a four-week session

  • YAE Club Session 4
  • Middle-High School (grades 6-12)
  • Leather Tooling -
  • Oak & Wild Rose Traveler's Notebook Cover
  • Instructor Anna Blachman
  • Dates Monday afternoons:
  • January 23, 30
  • February 6, 13
  • Time: 3:15 to 5:30*
  • Class Limit: 6 (first come; first served)
  • Pay what you can:
  • $5 - $20 per 4-week session

Students will learn to use basic leather carving tools - the swivel knife, bevelers, pear shaders, leaf liners, backgrounders and the stop.  Students will transfer the design, carve it, color their notebook, and perform all of the finishing steps to create a field notebook sized traveler's notebook.   Note: Students who have already tooled this pattern may choose a different pattern to learn.

All materials are supplied by the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. This is an in-person class; masks are optional but requirements may change based on current COVID conditions. Space is limited so please sign up early at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site.

*Option for bus drop off after school directly at the art center. Students will need to bring a permission note from their parent or guardian to school each Monday to take the bus. Students may enjoy a snack before their class officially starts.

YAE Classes (Young Artist Experience) are made possible by generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.