Visual Arts

KidzArt: Discover!

Ages: 5-12
Weekly drawing class where self-expression leads to self-confidence. Learn to draw the KidzArt way and complete four awesome drawings this session. We will explore different artist-quality materials each week like charcoal and oil pastels. We will discuss famous artists and Art and design concepts that meet national standards.
Instructor: KidzArt
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $80 R/$88 NR
23444 Th, Sept. 17– Oct.8, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sorry, this session has been cancelled.
23445 Th, Oct. 29 – Nov. 19, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

PaletteUp! Acrylic painting with KidzArt

Ages: 8+
Step by step educational acrylic painting method taught by professional art instructors. Learn color mixing, brush work, gradients, blending and more. Inspiring themes like a landscape and still life. Take home an original masterpiece on stretched canvas!
Instructor: KidzArt
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $40 R/$44 NR
23442 S, Nov. 7, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Quiet Harbor
23443 F, Dec. 4, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Fruit by the Window

KidzArt: Holiday Gift Workshop

Ages: 5-12
Back again this year by popular demand! Kids will be busy creating one-of-a-kind artistic gifts while parents can go out and do some last minute shopping! Gift pieces and cards will be created using exciting techniques and materials, wrapped and ready to give or keep! Instructor: KidzArt
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $70 R/$77 NR
23446 S, Dec. 19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


Supplemental Programming

This school year looks different for families in Douglas County, and Parker Arts wants to help by providing day-time educational programming twice a week designed for kids to engage in hands-on science and art projects in a safe small-group environment.

Enroll for either Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on the days your student(s) will be doing their independent learning at home as part of the new DCSD hybrid schedule. Sessions run for two consecutive weeks. Or register for after-school art with KidzArt every Thursday (see KidzArt: Drawing 101).

Science and Arts Exploration – Session A

Ages: 5-12
Explore science and art concepts through fun and tasty hands-on activities. We will be performing endothermic and exothermic reactions (chemical changes that release or absorb heat) observing states of matter by making (and tasting) root beer floats and butter. We’ll create chromatography (separating colors in a mixture) fall leaf banners, painted photo holders, and textural drawings using oil pastels, just to name a few!
Class Provider: Sheila Labo
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $160 R/$176 NR
23401 M, W, Sept. 14 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(9/14 and 9/16 – Science / 9/21 and 9/23 – Arts)
23403 T, Th, Sept. 15 24, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(9/15 and 9/17 – Science / 9/22 and 9/24 – Arts)

Science and Arts Exploration – Session B

Ages: 5-12
Science exploration: Explore physics, including Newton’s Laws of Motion, inertia, and balance through fun and exciting hands-on activities. Students will create crazy catapults, squeeze rocket launchers, pom-pom shooters, and experiments with balance. Art exploration: Investigate a variety of art mediums to create punched paper garlands, tie dye tiles, leaf prints, woven textile turtles, clay sculptures, and much, much, more!
Class Provider: Sheila Labo
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $160 R/$176 NR
23406 M, W, Sept. 28 Oct. 7, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(9/28 and 9/30 – Science / 10/5 and 10/7 – Arts)
23407 T, Th, Sept. 29 Oct. 8, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(9/29 and 10/1 – Science / 10/6 and 10/8 – Arts)

Exploring Alcohol Inks

Ages: 13+
Explore flowing vivid colors as you play with alcohol inks and create something beautiful. Students will be guided through demos and given lots of individual attention. Tips on how to work with the inks on a tile or non-porous surface to direct the design will be shared. An overview of the materials and how to prepare the surface will also be provided. Candace’s teaching style is engaging and educational. This workshop is open to all levels but is geared toward beginning and intermediate painters. Please provide $3 supply fee to instructor on first day of class.
Instructor: Candace French
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $87 R/95 NR Adl. $3 supply fee.
22790 Sa, Oct. 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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Creating Fluid Acrylic Pour Paintings

Ages: 13+
Paint pouring is a technique using fluid acrylic paint and a flow medium to create exciting abstract effects on a surface including canvas, wood, tile, and more. In this workshop, you’ll learn unique pouring techniques while creating a number of stunning paintings. You’ll be amazed at how fun and exciting designing acrylic pour paintings can be! This class is for students of all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them loosen up and expand their creativity. (Additional $3 supply fee payable to Candace French.)
Instructor: Candace French
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $129 R/$141 NR (Adl. $3 supply fee.)
22791 Sa, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Su, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Exploring Oil and Cold Wax

Ages: 13+
Explore the exciting world of creating with oil and cold wax. Cold wax is uniquely different from encaustic as it proves incredible depth and texture with less set up. Enjoy demos and lots of individual attention. Learn how to turn accidents into unexpected joys. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes a piece “work” will be shared. Candace’s teaching style is engaging and inspirational. This workshop is open to all levels but is geared toward beginning and intermediate painters. Please provide $3 supply fee to instructor on first day of class.
Instructor: Candace French
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $87 R/95 NR Adl. $3 supply fee.
Sa, Mar. 13, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration will open this fall.
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Dylan’s Down With the Arts Cake Decorating

Ages: 6+
Decorate your own cake with friends! Open to ages 6 to adult, with or without special needs. Each participant will receive an individual cake to decorate and take home to enjoy! Gluten free cakes are available with advance notice.
Instructor: Dylan’s Down With The Arts
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $30 R/$33 NR
Sa, Feb. 13, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
This class will open for registration in the fall.

Dylan’s Down With the Arts Canvas and Cupcakes

Ages: 8+
Come create your own 16” x 20” canvas masterpiece! No experience necessary. Open to individuals with or without special needs ages 8 to adult. Volunteers will be available to assist all artists as needed.
Instructor: Dylan’s Down With The Arts
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $30 R/$33 NR
Sa, Mar. 13, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This class will open for registration in the fall.