Children’s Art Classes

Jennifer Martin will be teaching (5) different summer art camps for children at the Chesterton Art Center beginning June 19. Each camp is Monday through Thursday and will include 3-4 projects with a canvas painting related to the theme of the week. Classes for children ages 4-7 will be from 9-11 a.m. and classes for children ages 8 & up will be from 11:30-1:30. The calendar for summer camps include:

Week 1 – June 19-22, Japanese Theme (kimonos, cherry blossoms, koi fish, lanterns)
Week 2 – June 26-29, Renaissance Theme (portraits like Michelangelo/DaVinci, making paint, painting under a table like the Sistine Chapel)
Week 3 – July 10-13, Disney Art (superheroes, castles, princesses, making flubber, “reaching for the stars”)
Week 4 – July 17-20, Musical Art (making musical instruments, musical note art, collages)
Week 5 – July 31-August 3, Indiana Dunes & the Lake (rock/sand art, wooden beach paintings)

The cost for each week is $65, with members receiving a $5 discount. For questions, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.

The Chesterton Art Center is now hosting children’s birthday parties for kids ages 3 and up.

Birthday Parties Available

Each party will include a 2-hour time slot on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Guests will receive a stretched canvas painting (12″ x 12″ size, with a theme determined by the birthday boy/girl) and a small craft to take home. The Art Center will provide a picture frame photo booth for fun pictures of the children at the event, and a special gift for the birthday child. Jennifer Martin, the children’s art instructor at the Chesterton Art Center, will organize and lead the party. While the Art Center will provide decorations for the classroom, the parents are responsible for food, drink, plates, etc., as well as balloons, if desired.

The cost is $10 per child, with a minimum of 10 children. The maximum party size is 20 children. Goodie bags may be added on for an additional $3 per child. Once the party date has been approved, a $50 deposit will be required to hold the date. The deposit will go towards the total balance due on the day of the party. For more information, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.