Youth Art Classes

Art helps students find new ways to invent, create and explore new ideas. Our experienced instructors guide students and provide them with the inspiration and tools to make the process of creating art fun, as well as educational. In addition to creative exploration often using pieces from the museum’s collection as inspiration, students also learn technique, form, color, balance, and design. A wide variety of art materials and techniques are used such as acrylic and watercolor paints, papier-mâché, ceramics and more!

So that all children have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful study of the arts, the Rahr-West Art Museum offers daytime instruction for the home school community, as well as after school classes. The same art activities are completed in both classes.

Home School Young Artists (HSYA) is for students ages 5-12 years old and takes place on Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm. 

Afterschool Picassos (AP) is for students ages 6-12 years old and takes place on Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00 pm.

Both the Home School Young Artists and Afterschool Picassos take place during the academic school year, September through May.

Winter 2020 Classes

Entire Session (January & February)
RWAM Members:$40
Nonmembers: $80
Monthly Fees
RWAM Members: $30
Nonmembers: $60

PrintmakingJanuary: Printmaking
Students will learn about the many techniques used in printmaking, including stamping, pressing, rubbing and rolling.
HSYA-January 7, 14, 21 & 28
AP-January 8, 15, 22 & 29


February: Flying Through FebruaryFeb_Vinton
Use a variety of media while studying pieces of the Rahr-West Art Museum’s collection, with a focus on birds and butterflies.
HSYA-February 4, 11, 18 & 25
AP-February 5, 12, 19 & 26


Spring 2020 Classes

Entire Session (March-May)
RWAM Members:$60
Nonmembers: $120
Monthly Fees
RWAM Members: $30
Nonmembers: $60

March: Give the Puppets a Hand...or So2_AP  HSYA Marchck
Create a sock puppet using recycled materials.
HSYA-March 3,10, 17 & 24
AP-March 4, 11, 18 & 25

April: A Study of Andy Warhol2_Youth April Warhol
Learn about the life and art of Andy Warhol, who became famous for his iconic Campbell’s soup can painting. Projects include a study of his Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup prints, as well as creating self-portraits from a variety of media.
HSYA-April 7, 14, 21 & 28
AP-April 8, 15, 22 & 29

May: Animal Sculptures
Learn about local sculptor Carl Vanderheyden, whose many sculptures consist of animals among other things. Students will sculpt their own realistic looking animals in this class.
HSYA-May 5, 12, 19 & 26
AP-May 6, 13, 20 & 27

Register for classes by calling (920) 686-3090 or at the Rahr-West Art Museum.