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.

Fall 2019 Classes

Entire Session (September-December)
RWAM Members:$75
Nonmembers: $150
Monthly Fees
RWAM Members (September-November):$30
Nonmembers (September-November): $60
RWAM Members (December): $15
Nonmembers (December): $30

September: Intro to Painting
Students will discover how watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paint can be brushed, stippled, sponged, dripped and splattered.
HSYA-September 3, 10, 17 & 24
AP-September 4, 11, 18 & 25

7_October Mimicking Masters_MiotkeOctober: Mimicking the Masters
Use a variety of media to learn some new techniques and mimic some masters from the RWAM collection including a study of still life works by Anne Miotke and Charles Fitz, and sea inspired works by Robert Burkert and Roberto Matta. *No class the wast week of October.
HSYA-October 1, 8, 15 & 22
AP-October 2, 9, 16 & 23

N7_Novmeber Angels Clayovember: Clay Classes
In the first two sessions, students will create angel ornaments to be displayed during Christmas in the Mansion. In the second two sessions, students will make a clay appetizer dish, just in time for Christmas!
HSYA-November 5, 12, 19 & 26
AP-November 6, 13, 20 & 27

December: Study of Hmong Culture & Art
Study the Hmong culture and recreate pieces that are are on display in our Hmong exhibition.
HSYA-December 3 & 10
AP-December 4 & 11

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


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