Children's Classes
Origami for Kids-
​Leslie Cefali will be teaching an "Origami for Kids" class on Friday, January 16 from 10 am - 1 pm. (Duneland schools do not meet that day.) Class is designed for children ages 9 and up that have some experience folding origami. Students will move beyond the basic models and fold some intermediate designs and modulars. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their work with the first half hour of class earmarked for show 'n tell. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members of the Chesterton Art Center. Each child is asked to bring a package of origami paper. To register for this class, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. 

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The Chesterton Art Center will be offering a 2-day children's class focused on the ancient art of Egypt, Greece, Rome and Medieval Europe. 
During class, students will create two-dimensional mixed media works of art while learning historical information about these classic times. Plus, participants will learn drawing techniques to enhance their work. If students have an art box, they are encouraged to bring it. Otherwise, supplies will be provided.
Class is designed for children in grades K-5 and will run Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, the 30th from 1-3 pm. The cost of class is $30, with a $5 discount for members. 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 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. 
    Jennifer Martin will be starting children's art classes at the Chesterton Art Center on Tuesday, September 2 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:

Monday 1-2 p.m., Preschool 4-5 year-olds
Monday 3:30-5 p.m., Beginning 6-9 year-olds
Tuesday 1-2 p.m., Preschool 3-4 year-olds
Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., Beginning 5-7 year-olds
Wednesday 3:30-5 p.m., Intermediate 6-11 year-olds
Thursday 3:30-5 p.m., Advanced 7-10 year-olds
Thursday 5:15-6:45 p.m., Beginning 9-14 year-olds
Thursday 7-8:30 p.m., Advanced 11-16 year-olds        


    Tuition is $75 per month for after 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


Jennifer Martin is showcasing Joan Miro as the December artist in the children's classes at the Chesterton Art Center. The kids are doing paintings and sculptures styled after Miro's colorful, surrealism artwork. In January, the theme will be papier mache and will include influences from Picasso's animal sketches.  

Children ages 3-16 are welcome to participate and may start classes at any point during the school year. For more information or to register your child for a class, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.

Children ages 3-16 are welcome to participate and may start classes at any point during the school year. To see a full list of class times and fees, please look at the website www.chestertonart.com. For more information or to register your child for a class, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.

Children's Art Class Schedule
September through May