Art for Challenging Times: Youth Classes

We offer mindful-based art classes for youth 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. Due to the size of our classrooms, we respectfully ask that masks be worn during in-person classes unless all participants and the instructor agree otherwise.

You can also check out our month-by-month calendar to help you plan your Fine Arts Center activities.

Classes

artwork by Wayne Thiebaud consisting of paintings of cakes
  • Please Note: This is a four-session class

  • YAE Club May/June Session
  • Theme: Fun Food
  • Elementary School program (ages 5 -10)
  • Instructor: Keirsten Jennings
  • Dates Monday afternoons:
  • Monday, May 16
  • Monday, May 23
  • Monday, June 6
  • Monday, June 13
  • Time:
  • 4 - 5:30 pm
  • Class Limit: 6 (first come; first served)
  • Pay what you can:
  • $5 - $20 per 4-week session
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Students will explore the theme of food through drawing, painting and sculpture. They will study Wayne Thiebaud's iconic dessert paintings and create their own in his style. They will also create mini food sculptures from polymer clay. Lastly, students will learn paper sculpture techniques and use them to create a low relief hamburger paper sculpture. All materials are supplied by the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. Space is limited so sign up early at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site.

Option for bus drop off after school directly at the art center. Students may enjoy a snack and choice of art activities before their class officially starts.

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


example of artwork consisting of found objects
  • Please Note: This is a four-session class

  • YAE Club May/June Session
  • Theme: Found Object Art
  • MS/HS program (ages 11 & up)
  • Instructor: Samantha Cook
  • Dates Monday afternoons:
  • Monday, May 16
  • Monday, May 23
  • Monday, June 6
  • Monday, June 13
  • Time:
  • 3:15 - 5:30 pm
  • Class Limit: 6 (first come; first served)
  • Pay what you can:
  • $5 - $20 per 4-week session
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

“Found object” art describes artwork that utilizes objects not conventionally designated as art supplies, and manipulates them. Found art objects allow students and artists to get creative with materials that can be found right at home, or materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Students will be able to appreciate the beauty in the discarded, "unattractive," and the found. They will be able to build and create something with new life and see the infinite possibilities recycled materials can have in the realm of art. Before this class students should collect things that they think might be interesting that they find or that might otherwise be thrown away. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” All other materials are supplied by the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. Space is limited so sign up early at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site.

Option for bus drop off after school directly at the art center. Students may enjoy a snack and choice of art activities before their class officially starts.

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