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Youth Visual Arts

Our Studios

Each studio teaching artist tailors lessons and projects to student age and skill level. Returning students build on previous concepts and knowledge.  All classes teach and reinforce arts fundamentals while nurturing personal artistic growth through:

When a student enters CHAW for the after school arts program, he or she is welcomed into a community of artful thinking, creativity, and collaboration.   When not in class, students are invited to participate in village activities ranging from games to homework help to drop-in art projects.  Village time offers an opportunity for students to engage with peers who are not in their classes at school, allowing for new connections, friendships, and perspectives to be formed in a safe and nurturing environment where every voice matters and every child is celebrated for his or her unique creative contributions.


Check out the whole Youth Arts Program

Classes offer an exploration of art and design concepts, styles, and inspiration found throughout history provides a rich context for student discovery and development in 2- and 3- dimensional media. Choose from a drawing and painting, sculptural or mixed media emphasis. Specialized classes in areas such as sewing and fiber arts, printmaking, bookmaking and social justice art making are also offered. Projects in all classes encourage creativity and imagination while providing foundational knowledge and skills building using a wide variety of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.

Tuition includes all materials, supplies and instruction.