Visual arts programs are offered throughout the year and are open to students of any ability from ages three to adult. Art helps children and adults to express their creativity, and imagination and develop new skills.
Monthly Art Classes
More about YMCA Art Offerings
At what age can you start art classes?
There are many benefits to beginning children in art programs at a young age. Art classes can help children explore, problem-solve, communicate and build self esteem.
The YMCA offers art classes for youth ages 3 - 18 and for adults of all ages.
What kids art classes are available at the YMCA?
Book & Craft
Ages 3 - 5
Children and their grown-ups will connect and engage through stories and art. Each class begins with a story, read by one of our instructors, followed by a craft that matches the story. You'll love watching your little artist explore their world in this immersive class.
Ages 6 - 8
Paint, clay, pencils and more. Young artists aged 6 - 8, will create masterpieces using their creativity and art skills. Our team will lead your children through projects, teaching new skills each week. All materials are provided. You'll take home the artwork - but not the mess!
Ages 9 - 14
Young artists ages 9-14 will create masterpieces using their creativity and a variety of mediums. Lead by our team of youth development staff, future artists will have a great time imagining, creating, and designing projects each week. All materials provided.
Ages 8 - 13
Students are introduced to the magnificent world of clay! In this class they will learn the basics of hand-building with clay and create beautiful and functional pieces of art.
Students are introduced to the magnificent world of clay! In this class they will learn the basics of hand-building and wheel throwing with clay to create beautiful and functional pieces of art.
Specialty camps are also available in the summer for children interested in attending an art-focused summer program.
What adult art & pottery classes are offered at the YMCA?
Our monthly adult pottery classes welcome individuals who are new to pottery and those who are seeking to refine their skills. Our classes offer a unique opportunity to express your creativity and have an enjoyable and enriching experience.
Adult Pottery Academy
Our multi-month Academy classes provide an ideal environment for you to dive deeper into this art form and explore various techniques on the pottery wheel. Whether you are an aspiring artist or an experienced individual looking to refine your skills, our classes offer a platform for you to express your unique style and bring your artistic vision to life. This is an academy program.
The YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization that provides financial assistance for programs. Ask us for details.