Cost: $5.00 per child, per class. 

$15.00 total for 3 week sessions

$20.00 for 4 week sessions


Parent Drop off time: 9:45 am-10:00, Parent pick up time: 11:30-11:45. Parents and guardians must sign in at time of drop off and show photo ID upon pickup. Upon registration, please include names of people authorized to pick up your child. 


Two Class Sections: 

Ages 5-8: Every Monday, January - June 10:00-11:30

Ages 8-12: Every Tuesday, January - June 10:00-11:30 


All art classes will emphasize the Elements and Principles of Art and design.



Ages 5-8 Class Schedule:


Folk Art Collage

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27                          

Students will look at the artwork of Edward Hicks, an American folk artist who painted   “The Peaceable Kingdom” a painting which shows many different animals gathering together in a peaceful and harmonious setting. Children will learn how to draw animals using shapes and will create their own “Peaceable Kingdom” collages using fun animal print papers.


Patriotic Collage 

Feb. 3, 10, 24   Mar. 2, 2020   10:00-11:30                                       

Students will use a variety of papers and materials to create an interesting and imaginative patriotic themed collage. Many ideas will be explored and discussed as children look at pictures of the Statue of Liberty, the American flag, The Liberty Bell, and other common symbols that represent American patriotism.


Landscape Painting

Mar  9, 16, 23, 30                                         

Students will look at the work of Henri Rousseau, the French painter best known for his lush jungle scenes inspired by his trips to local zoos and gardens. Children will learn about the foreground, mid ground and background as well as the horizon line in landscape drawing and painting. Each student will create their own imaginative landscape painting including hidden animals and incorporating appropriate proportions.


The Joy of Printmaking 

April 6, 13, 20, 27  2020    10:00-11:30             

Students will learn about different ways to print using recycled gadgets materials. They will see what makes printing (pressing) different from painting (moving). They will learn about radial symmetry and will create a floral still life. Students will also create another colorful, dazzling multimedia piece of art using overlapping tissue paper strips with gadget printing on top of the tissue paper.


The Art Problem

May 4, 11, 18, 25   2020    10:00-11:30       

How can items often considered to be trash become artworks through inventive expression?  Students will imaginatively combine pieces of normally discarded items such as bottle caps, egg cartons, old glue sticks, buttons, beads, old crayons, scrap wood, plastic containers and wires into interesting figures.  Children will look at some examples of figurative art such as Greek sculpture, Navajo kachinas and other contemporary artists before arranging their own engaging standing figures.


Greek  Art

June  1 ,8, 15   2020   10:00-11:30   

Students will get to explore our Museum of Greek History. Greek pots were meant for everyday household use for wine, water, olive oil and perfume and were made from clay that was readily available throughout Greece. The designs on their pottery told a story. Some told stories of wars and heroes. Some showed sports and athletics which were an important part of cultural life of ancient Greeks. Children will create their own 2-D Greek pot with their own imaginative stories using crayon resist and paint.


Ages 8-12 Class Schedule:


Romero  Britto  Tempera Paintings

Ages 8 to 12      Jan 7, 14, 21, 28   

Students will examine the artwork of Brazilian artist Romero Britto; painter and sculptor who combined elements of pop art, cubism and graffiti in his works using vibrant colors and eye catching, bold patterns. His works spread a message of love, dreams, happiness and optimism around the globe. Students will decide on a theme that is meaningful to them. Using pictures, symbols and ideas that represent their theme, students will sketch these into an attractive composition on paper. Tempera paint will be used to fill in with bold, vibrant colors and fancy, fun patterns. Color mixing will be emphasized.



Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25              

M.C. Escher was a Dutch artist, one of the world’s most famous graphic artists whose works are enjoyed all over the world. He is well known for his impossible constructions, drawings with multiple vanishing points and his diminishing tessellations. He combined complicated math with precise draftsmanship and an eye for the unusual to create intricate realism and fantasy.

Students will create their own tessellation shape using oak tag and will then use it inter connective to cover an entire paper surface based on Escher’s idea of representing three- dimensional objects on a two-dimensional plane. Markers and colored pencils will be used to color and decorate these highly creative and interesting artworks.


Greek Pottery

March  3, 10, 17, 24, 31       

Using our own Museum of Greek History, students will explore and examine examples of ancient Greek pottery and mosaics. Pots were meant for everyday household use and were made of clay that was readily available throughout Greece. Pots were used in the household for wine, water, olive oil and perfume. Pots were also used for funerals to hold cremated remains that would be buried.

The designs on Greek pottery told a story. Some told stories of daily lives, some told stories of war and heroes. Athletics in Greece were an important part of the cultural life of ancient Greeks. Buildings were created for the sole use of athletics. Sports became the most commonly depicted scenes of everyday life in their art.

Students will make their own Greek inspired 3-D vase designed with their own theme, depicting their own daily life or an activity or sport that is important or unique to them.


Ancient Greek Mosaics

April 7, 14, 21, 28      

The history of mosaics is elaborate and winding, extending over a vast period of time and geography. Mosaics would often depict pagan gods, people or animals. The Greeks were the first to use what is known today as tesserae or many small pieces of pebbles, glass or marble that comprises mosaic artwork. Greek mosaics varied in size and pattern and were mostly used to create floors. They were grouted in mortar and their durable quality is why we find them today in Greek and Roman buildings.

Students will design and create their own mosaic artwork on a piece of corrugated cardboard with colorful tiles.

Sketching in the Gallery

May 5, 12, 19, 26         

Students will use our main gallery at NECM for their inspiration for sketching. Students will “draw from life’, where they observe and see firsthand and up close like real artists do. Students will get to practice drawing many animals or displays from our collection and then will learn to use colored pencils with coloring techniques to create volume, layering, dimension and texture.


Tooling Foil Relief

June 2, 9, 16   2020    

Students will create a drawing of one of our Museum animals and then put it in an interesting and imaginative setting. The drawing will be transferred onto tooling foil to create a relief (raised) sculpture. Permanent markers will be used to color and decorate the raised side of the tooling foil. This is one of our most popular, enjoyable and fun art activities at the museum!

Home-school Art Studio Programs


Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

PLEASE READ COVID-19 Admission requirements

Wed - Sat. - 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

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