Children’s Art Classes

Jennifer Martin will be starting ongoing children’s art classes at the Chesterton Art Center on Monday, August 28 that run through the end of the school year. The goal is to introduce children to various artists, their styles and techniques, with projects reflecting what they are learning. Classes meet weekly and are open to all ages and skill levels. Several mediums will be used including drawing, painting, paper mache, mosaic, sculpture, collage and more. The schedule of classes is as follows:



Monday 1-2 p.m., Preschool 4-5 year-olds
Monday 3:30-5 p.m., After School (Beginner) 5-8 year-olds
Tuesday 1-2 p.m., Preschool 3-4 year-olds
Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., After School (Intermediate) 6-9 year-olds
Wednesday 11-12 a.m., Preschool 4-5 year-olds
Wednesday 1-2:30 p.m., Homeschool 8-15 year-olds
Wednesday 3:30-5 p.m., After School (Intermediate) 6-9 year-olds
Thursday 3:30-5 p.m., After School (Advanced) 8-12 year-olds
Thursday 5:15-6:45 p.m., After School (Advanced Painting) 10-16 year-olds

Each month, a different artist will be featured. The featured artist for August/September is Vincent VanGogh. Starry night, painting on foil, and textured painting will be among the inspiration used for each weekly project.

Tuition is $90 per month for after school and home school students (the member rate is $70), and $75 for preschool students (the member rate is $55). Families must be current members of the Chesterton Art Center to receive the member rate. Supplies and a snack are included. Students must be registered and paid for before the start of each month. To register, please select the Day/Time you are interested in. This reservation is for the end of August through the end of September.


Week 1, ages 4-7
Week 1, ages 8 & up
Week 2, ages 4-7
Week 2, ages 8 & up
Week 3, ages 4-7
Week 3, ages 8 & up
Week 4, ages 4-7
Week 4, ages 8 & up
Week 5, ages 4-7
Week 5, ages 8 & up




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 $12.50 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.