Classes for Teens

Classes for Teens

Our program recognizes that teens have diverse interests and skills. Our goal is to provide an environment in which teens can challenge themselves to develop and refine their techniques in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Some teens may reach a level at which they might be better served by one of our adult classes. Please discuss with Jim or Sarah before registering your teen for these classes.

Classes meet once a week on their scheduled day. Review our schedule to find out when course terms start & end, and please see the registration page for class days and times. Our school also has a generous make-up policy.

Drawing and Painting Fundamentals for Teens

The Drawing Fundamentals class for teens emphasizes the basics of drawing simply and logically. Our methods promote sound draftsmanship, which dramatically improves a student's drawing abilities, both in class and on independent projects.
Melinda Hiller, Age 16

Drawing and Painting Fundamentals for Homeschoolers

Our core curriculum for children and teens, offered during the day and specially tailored to homeschool families.

Manga and Superheroes

A popular class that focuses on character design and visual storytelling. Students may take it as part of the core curriculum, or as an independent class.

Fantasy Painting

This course provides students with a step-by-step process to create fantasy, science fiction, or other original work in pencil, ink and paint. The focus is on developing a rough, initial concept into a complete and finished work through the practical use of sketching, references, and incremental studies.
Josh Wilzyk, Lion comic

Summer Camps

Our camps are week-long sessions held throughout the summer months for children ages 5 - 18. Camps are a great way to focus on a specific skill or project.

Summer Outdoor Landscape Painting Camp

This unique camp teaches landscape painting on location – en plein air. It includes both painting instruction in a classroom and outside.