Youth Art Classes

At the Rahr-West Art Museum, we have a passion for the important role visual arts plays in education. We offer weekly classes for both home school students, as well as after school classes for students aged 5-12 years. Our knowledgeable instructors provide students with inspiration and tools to make the process of creating art fun and educational.

New in 2021, students will explore two separate lessons each month, each focusing on a different theme and working in different media.


Home School Young Artists
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00pm

Afterschool Picassos
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

Ages 5-12 years

Monthly Fee: $30 RWAM Members/$60 Nonmembers
Session Fee (Sept.-Dec.): $75 RWAM Members/$150 Nonmembers

Both the Home School Young Artists and Afterschool Picassos classes complete the same lessons monthly.

Register online or call (920) 686-3090.


Chalk Pastels 3D Fruit

3D Fruit with Chalk Pastels
Students will look at other artists, such as Matisse for inspiration and learn how to draw fruit and make it look more realistic by adding color, shadow and highlights. 

Youth Op Art

 Op Art Painting
Students will learn about Op art by exploring works in the museum's collection and create their own works that "fool the eye".

OCTOBER CLASSESPlein Aire Painting

Plein Aire Painting
Students will spend time with the Water's Edge exhibit and learn about plein aire and alla prima painting techniques. They will then create a landscape painting.

Chalk Pumpkins

Pumpkin Values
Students will warm up with contour drawings and discuss composition arrangement. Color value will be learned when blending oil pastels.

NOVEMBER CLASSESYouth Ornament Paint Pour

Pour Paint Ornaments
Students will learn the history of ornaments and create their own using the straight pour technique.

Tiny Art ExYouth Tiny Art Classhibit
Students will explore the importance of scale in artwork by creating their own mixed media tiny art.

*No class November 23.


Clay Hand Bowl
Clay Hand Bowl
Students will learn the slab technique in creating a bowl, using their hand as a template. Once pieces are fired, students will learn about glazing their pieces.

Pattern Youth Pattern MakingMaking
Students will learn about the history of quilt making, explore the "Ladies of the Lake" Quilt exhibit and create mixed media patterns and designs. Collaboratively, they will create their own paper patchworks.