Youth and Family Programs

Artistry’s Youth, Teen, and Family programs give little artists, growing artists, and families the chance to experience making art in professional studio spaces with caring and dedicated teaching artists. Classes and workshops are designed to bring fun and learning together while inspiring the next generation to not only appreciate the arts, but discover the wonder and joy of making something with their own hands. Art also brings generations together, and Artistry provides opportunities each season for family groups to create with each other. Art connects, art inspires, and art excites - at any age!

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Wheel Throwing Basics for Youth and Families

Thursdays, JAN 10 - FEB 7 (5 sessions)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of throwing clay on the potter's wheel in a fun multi-generational environment. This five-week afterschool class will cover creating simple thrown forms, adding functional and decorative details, and painting with engobes and glazes. Youth age 9+ can participate on their own or sign up with an adult participant.

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Click the links below to see what we have in store for youth and families this winter!

Winter Youth and Teen Classes

Winter Family Workshops

Winter Session runs January 7 - March 16, 2019


Our 2018 summer camp program has wrapped up!
Keep an eye out for Summer 2019 camps to be announced in March.

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WINTER DATES: Fridays, January 25 and February 22
7:00 – 9:00p.m.
FREE For ages 12-18; Please email sbeggs[at] to sign up.
Teens get the green light to let their imaginations soar in a special Open Studio just for them. Participants get to use our standard art materials that include a great variety of painting and drawing supplies, as well as selected fabric, craft, and printmaking supplies. Sessions are overseen by an Artistry Facilitator. Email sbeggs[at] to register.


For ages 12-18; Registration required
Check the Clay, Glass and Youth and Teen classes links in each season for offerings. Remember our adult classes are regularly open to ages 16+ and many glass workshops are open to ages 14+.
Teens learn all about fused glass or clay and create one-of-a-kind glass pieces in our Teen Glass and Teen Clay Workshops. In the glass studio, teens get the low-down on safety and cutting techniques as well as design and firing knowledge, and they get to explore this fascinating medium with one of the most fun teachers around, Chuck Burton, Artistry's glass studio manager. In clay workshops, teens will work on the wheel to learn the basics of throwing, try their hand at handbuilding, and learn all about glazing and firing with amazing, dedicated clay teachers. Keep an eye on class catalogs for new offerings in clay and glass for teens.

Learn more about our Youth, Teen, and Family programs

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Family Workshops

Family workshops are designed for kids and their adults who are excited about making art together. Family pairs or multigenerational groups of all sorts can team up and have creative fun together in our airy studios with a supportive Artistry teaching artist. We just ask that the elder participant is at least 16 years of age and youngest artists are at least 5. Prices are per participant.

Youth and Teen Programs

Artistry’s Youth and Teen art program offers a newly-expanded schedule of classes and workshops for ages 4-18. Younger artists can enjoy accessible, shorter workshops that encourage exploration and process, while bringing home how art can help us express our emotions. As artists grow, the programs offer the chance to hone skills and dig into guiding personal expression. Teens can now find an artistic home at Artistry through specialized workshops and classes just for them, enjoying the opportunity to connect with other art-loving teens who are also seeking opportunities to grow their passion or try a new art form in a fun and welcoming atmosphere.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp Registration for 2019 will open in mid-March for camps running June 10 - August 9. Click here to learn more about the summer camp program.
Join Artistry for a summer full of creativity and inspiration. Choose from over 75 visual and performing arts day camps that are hands-on, engaging, educational, and FUN! Our camps offer students the chance to spend either a half day or full day with talented local artists and actors. We offer our summer camps as part of a collaboration with the City of Bloomington and other partners. 

Art Parties

Artistry hosts and coordinates creative arts activities for birthday parties, parent and child groups, play dates, homeschool and scouting activities, and other special occasions. Party themes are designed to inspire, challenge, and introduce young artists to new art forms and skill sets. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are subject to space availability. Click here for more information.

Looking for classes and workshops for adults?
Head to our Classes Page to access links to descriptions and registration.

*Artistry reserves the right to take photographs for promotional purposes of children and adults participating in our education programs. If you do not want photographs taken, please tell us in the "order comments" box during the check out process.