Youth Art Classes

At Blackbird Arts, our children's art classes focus on both the joyful process of art making and the incredible experience of having created something from one's imagination. Our teaching artists establish an encouraging, nurturing, and creative atmosphere where students feel comfortable experimenting and problem-solving with art. We emphasize:

Creative Process and Critical Thinking Skills – Not only are students taught the technical skills of various art media processes, they learn to visualize options,  experiment, take risks to create, express themselves, evaluate, rethink problems and work independently. They also gain confidence, learn to respect and collaborate with other group members and have FUN!

Community Engagement – Blackbird Arts works to connect students with real-life creative problems and solutions in their communities. We offer opportunities to collaborate with community partners during Empty Bowls Workshops, Accessible Arts programs, Benchmark, and at art programs throughout the community. 

Each class has a limited enrollment in order to give students a quality personal experience and the individual attention needed for success.