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Youth Classes at The Square!


Little Big Planet Club (RM 30)
Taught by Trevor & Josh Hughes

Learn how to make video games through LittleBigPlanet! All levels are welcome and students will be paired into groups of similar skill level. LittleBigPlanet is a video game that takes the work, play and art of video game design and shrinks it down to an easy–to–do model for beginners!
Saturdays, October 18th – November 22nd
Time: 12:15 – 2:15 PM OR 2:45 – 4:45 PM
Fee: $125/ student per session OR $225/ student for both sessions.


Camp Create! (RM 18)
Taught by BJ Buckley

Join us for museum-based, whole-child learning in the arts. This is an in-depth class that explores a variety of kid-friendly themes and hands-on gallery activities.

Camp Create is suitable for Pre-K children (age 2-5) and an accompanying adult.
Pre-registration and payment required by phone.  Groups are welcome to pre-register.

Saturday 10/11: Origami Party!
In Japan, the folding of objects and animals from a single sheet of paper is called Origami, a compound word meaning "folded paper". Join us in making a hopping frog, an inflatable rabbit, a horse, a bird! We'll have fruit-flavored "tea" and fortune cookies while we show off our creations.

Saturday 10/25: In Disguise
Masks are an art form common to nearly all human cultures. We'll look at pictures of masks from around the world, and then make a mask of our own to celebrate the upcoming Hallowe'en holiday . . . or any other time you'd like to be in disguise! Then we'll try on our masks, and have some treats!

Saturday 11/8: Museum Safari
Explore the art on the walls through hands-on activities in each gallery, then create art projects based on what you see! Early Explorers will get to try their hands at printmaking, painting, magic crayons and more at Museum Safari.

Saturday 11/22: Thanksgiving Feast!
Create a plate to use on Turkey Day, and make your favorite holiday foods out of clay. Then, children will have the opportunity to ‘dress up’ and have a Thanksgiving dinner party with their new friends and the new creations they made in class!

Saturday 12/6: New Year’s Around the World
As the Holiday Season approaches, learn about the traditions of cultures near and far through art-making. Our Early Explorers will learn about New Year’s Traditions around the world by making a variety of projects to take home.

Time: 1 – 3pm
Fees: $15 per child/ session with one accompanying adult


Early Explorers (Ages 2-5) (RM 18)
Taught by Ashleigh McCann
Join us for museum-based, whole-child learning in the arts. This is an ongoing class that meets weekly to explore a variety of art materials and hands-on gallery activities.

Camp Create is suitable for Pre-K children (age 2-5) and an accompanying adult.
This is a drop-in class, parents may register at the front desk at time of arrival.  Groups are welcome to pre-register.

Thursdays, October 2nd – December 11th
No class 11/27
Time: 10:30 – 11:30am
Fee: $5/ session or $3.50 members


GRADES K - 2

Messing Around with Art (Grades K-2)(RM 18)
Taught by B.J. Buckley

Join us to explore a wide variety of colorful media  -- paint, crayon, floating ink, clay, yarn, paper, fabric, and found materials -- to draw, paint, fold, glue, moosh, tear, squish, print, or weave  an exciting and unique work of art each week. Parents, teachers, or other adults are always welcome to come and play with us.

Tuesdays, October 21st  – November 25th
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Fee: $30 reservation fee


Parent & Child Pottery (Grades K-1) (RM 17/19)
Taught by Dino Pfaff
All things messy! Parents and children will get to try their hand at making pottery together. Each team will make a variety of useful pots and get to try their hand at glazing their works of art.

Tuesdays, October 21st – November 25th
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Fee: $45 reservation fee


GRADES 2 - 4

Drawing & Painting (Grades 2-4) RM18
Taught by Rachel Kaiser

Develop your drawing skills and learn how to paint in new & exciting ways. Students will work both from nature and their imagination to develop drawn compositions that will result in finished paintings at the end of class.

Mondays, October 20th – November 24th
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Fee: $25 reservation fee


Pottery & Handbuilding (Grades 2-4) (RM 18)
Taught by Rachel Kaiser & Jeff Kuratnick
Learn to use the potter’s wheel and build sculpture with clay all in one class. Students will get the chance to combine their wheel-thrown work with handbuilding techniques to create one of a kind works of art.
Thursdays, October 23rd – December 4th
No class 11/27
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Fee: $45 reservation fee


GRADES 5 - 8

Comic Creations (Grades 5-8) RM 34
Taught by Tess Jacobs

Come explore the world of comics! Students will cover their favorite TV and comic book friends and animals. Then, develop their own individual characters, incorporating drawing, coloring and story-boarding techniques.

Mondays, October 20th – November 24th
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Fee: $25 reservation fee


Pottery (Grades 5 – 8) RM 17/19
Taught by Dino Pfaff

No experience necessary! Learn the basics on how to use the potter’s wheel and glaze (decorate) your original pots using a variety of surface treatments.

Wednesdays, October 22nd – November 26th
No class 11/27
Time: 4:00 – 5:45pm
Fees: $45 reservation fee


Drawing & Printmaking (Grades 5-8) (RM 18)
Taught by Tess Jacobs

Develop your drawing skills and turn your masterpieces into unique printed works of art. Students will be able to take home both a series of drawings and ink prints at the end of class.
Wednesdays, October 22nd – December 3rd 
No class: 11/26
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Fee: $25 reservation fee


Funding for our youth classes are provided in part by: