Children’s Art Classes

Art Lessons for Young Artists

2016 – 2017 School Year with art instructor Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin will be starting children’s art classes at the Chesterton Art Center on Monday, August 29 and will 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, papier mache, mosaic, sculpture, collage and more. The schedule of classes is as follows:

Schedule of classes

Monday 1-2 p.m., Preschool 4-5 year-olds
Monday 3:30-5 p.m., Beginning 5-8 year-olds
Tuesday 1-2 p.m., Preschool 3-4 year-olds
Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., 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., Intermediate 6-9 year-olds
Thursday 3:30-5 p.m., Advanced 8-12 year-olds
Thursday 5:15-6:45 p.m., Advanced Painting 10-16 year-olds

Changes for this year include an additional preschool class on Wednesdays and the Thursday 5:15 class, which will be earmarked specifically for painting techniques. Tuition is $75 per month for after school and home school students, and $60 for preschool students. Supplies are included. There is a $5 a month discount for members of the Chesterton Art Center. To register, please call 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.