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Grants Pass Museum of Art Kids Summer Art Classes

Advanced registration is strongly recommended. Classes are limited in size and we don’t want to have to turn away a child.
All classes are $15 and include all the materials!

Draw! Materials & Techniques

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, June 25

1 – 3 pm

Discover the wide range of drawing materials and techniques. We’ll have fun creating the same image four different ways to showcase what we’ve learned.

Paint! Materials & Techniques

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, June 27

1 – 3 pm

Learn about brushes, different types of paint, and a variety of techniques. We’ll have fun creating the same image in different styles and learn about painting techniques through art history.

How to Draw Perspective

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, July 2

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to draw 1-point, 2-point, and atmospheric perspective. Recommended ages 9 & up.

Lovable Still Life – Draw your Stuffed Animal!

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, July 9

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to draw what you see, how to shade fur, and feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal or toy!

Clay Monsters

with Carole Hayne

Thursday, July 11

1 – 3 pm

A hand building step-by-step pottery class. We will be sculpting monsters ala James DeRosso but any monster will be accepted. The monsters will be made from either slabs or pinch pots. The instructor will glaze and fire the pieces made in the class to be picked up at a later date.

Mixed Media Collage Play

with Karen O’Brien

Tuesday, July 16

1 – 3 pm

In this class I will provide all sorts of fun and unusual materials to inspire you to make a “character” from collage, fabric, a variety of “weird” stuff and plant materials. You will learn:
  • How to use your imagination to create a “character”
  • How to combine different materials with glue, wire, tape, and thread

Tissue Paper “Stained Glass”

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, July 18

1 – 3 pm

Create faux-stained glass with tissue paper. A variety of designs are available.

Terra Cotta Fairy Houses

with Laura Davis

Tuesday, July 23

1 – 3 pm

Transform a clay pot into a cute Fairy House. Using simple painting techniques and a fine tip marker.


with Cindy Hernandez

Thursday, July 25

1 – 3 pm

What’s summer without the beach and seashells!? Learn to enhance your seashell with the Zentangle art. Zentangle is a method of creative doodling.

(No classes 7/30 – 8/6)

Fish Prints!

with Kim de Young

Tuesday, August 13

1 – 3 pm

In this class for 9-12 years old.
We will learn about the Japanese art of fish printing, called Gyotaku. We will use a variety of realistic rubber fish as we work in the process of printmaking. Together we will create one long mural, and each student will also make an individual print to bring home.

Draw from a Photo

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 15

1 – 3 pm

Learn how to sketch, shade, and create a copy of any photograph. Bring your own photo, or choose from one of ours.


with Barbara Burnett

Tuesday, August 20

1 – 3 pm

We’ll explore watercolor for fun. How to arrange pieces for painting and how to sketch before applying color.

How to Draw Eyes

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 22

1 – 3 pm

All about eyes! Learn to draw human eyes, and animal eyes. Tips and tricks from cartoon to realistic. Express emotion in cartoon eyes. Class will be taught in pencil.

Pop-Up Cards

with Kristen O’Neill

Tuesday, August 27

1 – 3 pm

Learn a variety of ways to create pop-up cards. Kids will complete a variety of projects while trying out different styles.

Colored Pencils

with Kristen O’Neill

Thursday, August 29

1 – 3 pm

Make a colorful drawing. Learn how to blend colors, and create layers with colored pencils. Try out ways to color, then create a colorful drawing of your own.

  • Kids need to be checked in & out by an adult.
  • All kids need to be able to follow directions and be in a class for a two-hour period.
  • Minimum age for most classes is age 7. We do not offer classes for younger kids at this time.
  • All classes are $15, and include materials.
  • Advance registration is strongly recommended. We have limited space.
  • All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Questions? Contact the museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email[email protected]. Click on our logo below to be taken to the online sign up.

Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

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