Is there a mini-Michelangelo or a preteen Picasso living in your house? The best way to find out is by registering your son or daughter in Youth and Teen classes and workshops held at Columbia Art Center.

Whether they decide to work with clay or canvas, explore portraiture or printmaking, these classes are the perfect outlet for self-expression and creativity. Kids ages 6 -17 are welcome to participate, and the times for Youth and Teen classes work well with school schedules.

Studies have shown that children of all ages can benefit by participating in art programs. So have your child skip a little screen time… and create something beautiful.

Register For Classes

Colored Pencil Drawing for Adults and Teens

If you have always wanted to try drawing with colored pencils, then this is the class for you. Designed for both teens and adults. The class will focus on drawing basics, including line, form, mark marking and perspective. You will learn how to incorporate color mixing, color relationships, and optical mixing into your drawings for more vibrant results. At the time of your registration, you will be given a supplies list.
Program Date
Drawing with Colored Pencil For Teens - ages 12 an - Fall/Winter 2022 10/4/2022 - 11/8/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Fun with Fluid: Acrylic Flow Painting

Designed for both beginners and continuing students.! All supplies provided. Have fun exploring the art of fluid acrylic pouring which gives fabulous results. Instead of applying paint with a brush, learn techniques for pouring and dripping paint onto a canvas or paper. Though the paints are runny, they flow and spread easily without compromising the color intensity. Your results will reflect swirls, waves and marbled effects. As you tip and tilt your canvas, you will get comfortable with this fun process that gives eye-catching results. Enjoy learning other techniques, including the chain pull. Make sure to bring a smock or wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Program Date
Fun with Fluid Acrylic - Fall/Winter 2022 10/1/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Glass Workshop

For ages 15 and up. Designed for Beginners and Continuing Students. Learn basic fused glass or stained glassed techniques. Bring your friends for a fun, creative class. You'll leave with your stained glass creation and fused glass will be ready for pickup within two weeks following the workshop. All supplies included.

Please Note: The cutting workshop does not include a finished project
Program Date
Fused Glass Sushi Plate for ages 12 & up - Fall/Winter 2022 11/17/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Glass Workshop: Stained Glass Pinwheel - Fall/Winter 2022 11/5/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Stained Glass Dragonfly - Fall/Winter 2022 10/6/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Stained Glass Swirl Bevel Cluster/Accent Jewel - Fall/Winter 2022 10/15/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Kids and Clay for the Holidays

For ages 5-11 Learn how to use patterns and a rolled-out piece of clay to make a bowl, cup, or other artwork, just in time for the holiday season. Ideal for home decorating and gift-giving! Pieces made in this workshop will be fired in our kilns and ready for pick-up no later than December 22. All supplies provided.
Program Date
Kids and Clay for the Holidays - Fall/Winter 2022 11/12/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Kids Painting -Bird and Animals

Learn the basics of painting and explore color values, color mixing, and other principles of design while exploring various techniques developed by famous painters. Content adapted for returning students. Supply list will be provided at the time of registration.
Program Date
Kids Painting -Bird and Animals Ages 5-11 - Fall/Winter 2022 10/17/2022 - 10/24/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Paper Collage for ages 12 and up

If you have always wanted to explore collage, then try this 3 week class! Begin by pulling out your favorite colors and scenes from recycled magazines. Next, create your design using techniques for color selection and composition. Have fun making fine art collages on paper that will be ready to frame, as well as three dimensional creations using decoupage techniques. Supplies included. Feel free to bring your own magazines.
Program Date
Paper Collage for ages 12 and up - Fall/Winter 2022 9/30/2022 - 10/14/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Principles of Design ages 5-11

Build your portfolio! Learn to use various drawing and painting materials such as charcoal, graphite, watercolor and acrylic in order to complete multiple observational drawing projects. Elements such as light, shadow, line and composition will be the focus of the class. Students should bring a medium-large drawing pad to class. Continuing students are encouraged to take this class.
Program Date
Principles of Design ages 5-11 - Fall/Winter 2022 10/8/2022 - 10/29/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Teen Wheel Throwing

For all levels of experience, this class is designed for students who wish to explore the fundamental skills of making pottery on the wheel. All of the basics of pottery, including clay preparation, throwing techniques and glazing, will be covered, as well as opportunities for handbuilding. Learn how to make vases, mugs, bowls and plates, as well as other forms according to ability and desire. Clay, use of tools, glazing and firing are included.
Program Date
Teen Wheel Throwing - Fall/Winter 2022 10/15/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Tiny Sculpey Figurines: Cats Dogs Dinosaurs Dragon

For ages 5-17 Designed for beginners and continuing students! Polymer clay is the perfect playful introduction to the world of clay crafting. Enjoy creating miniature 3-D cats and dogs, dragons and dinosaurs.
Program Date
Tiny Sculpey Figurines: Cats Dogs Dinosaurs Dragon - Fall/Winter 2022 10/15/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Tweens and Teens Clay Play

Designed for teens and preteens! Choose from different patterns to help you make a hand-built bowl, mug, or other artwork, to keep or give for the holidays. Pieces made in the workshop will be glazed and fired in our kilns and ready for pick-up no later than December 22. All supplies provided.
Program Date
Tweens & Teens Clay for the Holidays ages 12-17 - Fall/Winter 2022 12/3/2022 View Classes | Register Now