Children's Classes
The 2013-14 SUMMER Class Schedule 
is here! Classes fill up FAST. 

Register your children as soon as possible!
Danielle Volkman will be offering a series of Saturday afternoon children's art classes from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Center. Classes are designed for kids ages 8-12, and cost $20 for members, $25 for non-members. All supplies are included.

On August 9, Danielle will teach about glass kilns and how to safely create glass pendants for necklaces. Children will learn Oil Pastel Techniques and Still Lives on August 16, which is a colorful medium and useful format to discover for future classes. 

On August 23, the kids will be introduced to Charcoal Gesture Drawings, where students will learn to capture the essence of objects in 3 minute drawings or less. 

Lastly, Danielle will offer a Glass Coasters class on August 30, showing children how to use a variety of tools to create small drink coasters for the home.

Plus, Danielle will be teaching a special edition of Beginning Watercolor on August 2 at the Chesterton Art Fair in Hawthorne Park, Porter, IN. 

To register for any of these Saturday afternoon kid's classes, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. 
    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. ​

    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 Chesterton Art Center is now hosting 
children's birthday parties for kids ages 3 and up. 
The Chesterton Art Center will be kicking off the summer season of children's art classes with Beach Week from June 16-19, and Jungle Week from June 23-26. Each week-long camp is designed for children ages 4-13. Class will run Monday through Thursday with the younger kids (ages 4-8) meeting from 9-11, and the older kids (ages 9-13) meeting from 11:30-1:30. The cost is $60 per week for members and $65 for non-members.

For Beach Week, kids will work on a canvas painting, exploring sand, water, shells and fish from an artful perspective. Instead of going to the beach, the beach will come to the Art Center! Jungle week will be loaded with lots of color, collage, animals, rainsticks and a painted canvas. Children that attend the camps will not only have finished, individual projects to take home, but will also work as a group bringing their creative minds together to create art.

To register, please call the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711.

Week One, Beach Theme - June 16-19
Week Two, Jungle Theme - June 23-26
Week Three, Squiggles & Zigzags - July 14-17
Week Four, Out of This World - July 21-24
Week Five, Play With Your Food - August 11-14

To register, please call the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711.