Children and Teen Classes

Children and Teen Classes

You may register for any of our Children and Teen classes online here.


In the Galleries

Artmaking and Storytelling
Ages 3–5 with adult
First Sundays
11:00 a.m.–noon

Introduce your children to the enjoyment of art through stories and artmaking fun. Children explore color, pattern, shape, form, stories, poetry and more — all while viewing works of art from Woodmere Art Museum’s collection. Come back each month to hear a new tale and make something special to take home! Accompanying adult required.

Children's Art Classes

Art and Nature

Ages 9–12, 4 classes
K3 Tuesdays-Friday, July 5-8 
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Ginger Mimmo-Rohlfing
$125 ($115 members)

Students will investigate patterns in nature. With creativity and imagination, they will learn various ways of color mixing, composition, and paint application to create acrylic paintings inspired by nature.

Children's Community Art Program/Curiosities: Wonders in the Garden

Ages 8-17, 8 classes
K4 Tuesdays-Friday, July 12–15 and 19–22
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
$130 ($120 members)

Every summer, children and teens from different neighborhoods meet at Woodmere to create a collaborative work of art. This year, students will be inspired by the idea of the “Wonders of the World.” What makes something a “wonder?” Using a diverse range of materials, students will design and construct their own interpretations, perhaps a pyramid made of recycled materials; flowers made of hubcaps, a sun that never sets. The “wonders” will be installed outside in and around Woodmere’s Children’s Butterfly Garden.

Clay Constructions
Ages 6-12, 4 classes
K5 Tuesday-Friday, July 26-29
$125 ($115 members)
Discover how a ball of clay can turn into a dragon, a pot or face. Students will learn an dpractice various hand-building techniques in clay to create animals, pots, imaginary creatures, tiles and all kinds of fantastic things. They will discover many fun ways to texture and decorate their constructions and explore the many exciting possibilities of creating with clay.

Watercolor and Painting Fun
Ages 6-12, 4 classes
K6 Tuesday-Friday, July 26-29
1:00-3:00 p.m.
$125 ($115 members)

There is nothing like paint and water to have fun in the summer!  Students will learn all kinds of ways to paint with watercolor, dyes,  oil pastel resist, ink and  suminigashi or “floating ink”, the Japanese process of marbling with water and ink to create vibrant and colorful works of art.

Junior Art Studio Painting, Drawing and Sculpture Fun

with ESF Camps at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Grades 1-3, 5 classes
K8 Monday-Friday, August 1-5
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Mornings at Woodmere; afternoons at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
For Registration and fees, please visit here.

Discover the art of painting, drawing and sculpture in a whole new way! Mix colors and paint with acrylics, watercolor and oil pastels; draw with charcoal and colored pencils. Learn how to mold, carve and build three-dimensional works of art. With the natural world as your backdrop and your imagination as your guide, the creative possibilities are endless!

Each morning, campers walk from Norwood-Fontbonne Academy to Woodmere Art Museum and attend classes in the museum’s studio. They will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s collections! Art adventures will be continued back at ESF Summer Camps at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy each afternoon. All masterpieces, large and small, will be displayed at an Art Expo for family and friends on the last day of camp at the Woodmere Art Museum.

Art and the Circus
Ages 7-11, 4 classes
K9 Tuesday-Friday, August 2-5
1:00-3:00 p.m.
$125 ($115 members)

Only in the circus do people “fly through the air with the greatest of ease.” The magic of tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, acrobats, jugglers, and clowns, will stretch children’s imagination and invigorate their spirit. Students will create two and three dimensional art works with yarn, paper, cardboard, buttons, wire, wood, buttons, playing cards, pipe cleaners, bottle caps, and paint, to conceive and create their own special, circus world.

Art and Storytelling
Ages 5-9, 4 classes
K10 Tuesday-Friday, August 9-12
10:00 a.m.-noon
$125 ($115 members)

Wild Creations
Ages 7-12, 4 classes
K11 Tuesday-Friday, August 9-12
1:00-3:00 p.m.
$125 ($115 members)

Children will look at the world with artists’ eyes to explore the wilds of their imaginations  They will  experiment with a variety of techniques and materials such as paint, oil pastel, paper, collage, wood, found objects, fiber and more to invent their own wild and unique creatures and places.

Summer Drama Camp
Ages 7-11, 5 classes
K13 Monday-Friday, August 15-19
1:00-3:00 p.m.
$125 ($115 members)

Theatre Horizon’s Summer Drama Camp, young actors spend a week working as an ensemble to create an original play – full of drama, comedy, suspense, and one-of-a-kind characters. Campers are guided through playwriting basics and fun improvisation games by our professional teaching artists. On the last day, they perform their world premiere play for an audience! In Drama Camp, children make new friends, build listening and ensemble skills, take on leadership roles, and explore their creativity.

For Teens

Comic Book Creations
For Teens, 4 classes
K7A Tuesday-Friday, July 26-29
3:30-5:30 p.m.

Students will explore the dynamics of comic making, character design, story development, and creative writing. We will look at all types of comic books from throughout history and work collaboratively and individually on developing our own original comic books using a variety of mediums.

K7B Tuesday-Friday, August 9-12
3:30-5:30 p.m.
$125 ($115 members)

Painting and Drawing for Teens
5 classes
K12 Monday-Friday, August 15-19
3:30-5:30 p.m.
$150 ($140 members)

This class is a balance of instruction and guided mentorship for teenagers to develop their individual artistic style. Students will strengthen their abilities with color, drawing, texture and composition. They will work from observation and experiment with both representation and abstraction. Landscapes, figurative compositions and still life will be the main focus as students explore their self-expression.