Youth Art

Animal Art and Mural Painting workshops are partially funded by they City of Fenton Arts & Cultural Commission. A portion of the participant and supply costs have been underwritten to provide quality & professional programming at an affordable cost to participants. Thank you for supporting fine arts in our community!

Denise Willing Booher is a working artist that lives in Fenton. She shows her work regionally, nationally and internationally. Her work is in private and corporate collections. Denise has run the award winning DWB Design Studio for over 30 years. Denise currently is the President of the National Watercolor Society as well as a Signature member and the past Chairman of the Michigan Watercolor Society.

Animal Art Kids Camp – VIRTUAL Art Camp

$50 Discounted for residents
$60 Regular fee for non-residents

Ages 7-11

The kids will learn about our native Michigan animals while learning to draw and paint them. This class will be held virtually. Students will interact via Zoom with the instructor and each other. Individualized instruction will also be taking place for each student during the course of the class. 

Art can be messy, so please set up your home space with that in mind.

June 23, 24, 25, 2020
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Virtual Class, via ZOOM
Instructed by Denise Willing Booher

Mural Painting Workshop

$50 Discounted for residents
$60 Regular fee for non-residents

Ages 12-16

Learn how to design and paint a mural. Students will begin by exploring large murals by famous artists. Next, they will spend time brainstorming ideas, sketching, choosing colors, tools, techniques and composition for their painting. Finally, they will create their masterpiece!

Art can be messy, please bring a paint shirt. Bring a snack and drink. (NO nut or nut products please).

July 14, 15, 16, 2020
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Denise Willing Booher

The Artist’s Apprentice–Farm Animals Workshop

$30 Discounted for residents
$40 Regular fee for non-residents
Supply fee: $10 payable to instructor 1st day of class

Ages 7-14

With a CLUCK, CLUCK here! Your young animal loving artists will be drawing in 3 mediums; oil pastel, markers, and pencil to depict bunnies, hens & roosters! Sign up for one or multiple sessions. 

Note: Please have your kiddo wear boots, or old shoes, as we will have a romp along the stream on our break.

If you wish, bring a water bottle and snack. No Nuts.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session 1: Monday, August 24, 2020 
Session 2: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Session 3: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 
Session 4: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Session 5: Friday, August 28, 2020

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Artist Pamela Palmer, Owner of The Artist’s Apprentice

Kids’ S.T.E.A.M Camp

$150 Discounted for residents
$170 Regular fee for non-residents

Supply fee: $50 payable to instructor 1st day of class

Ages 7-14

Let’s get to it! If your child loves art and you value the ideas that S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art & Math) has to offer, sign your child up for this exploration camp today! We will be constructing our own Geodesic Dome and learning about capillary action with an oil and liquid watercolor experiment as well as cosmic suncatchers & tessellation projects.

We will also be putting colorful a sink strainer paint pour project into motion! This is a week of exploration and fine art fun your child won’t want to miss! Gelatin art streaking along with other experiments are on the list to explore! A Gallery Show of the students’ work is extended to families after class on the final day.

Monday-Friday, August 17-21, 2020, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Artist Pamela Palmer, Owner of The Artist’s Apprentice

Learn to Paint the Bob Ross Way

$60 Discounted for residents,
$70 Regular fee for non-residents
Ages 14 & up

Please join Ted Simpson, a Certified Bob Ross Instructor, for a class that will guide you through a Bob Ross style painting! You will not believe the talent that you have inside you! You just need a little push and guidance to let those dreams fly out onto the canvas! Perfect for first time artists, but this class is also challenging for people with previous art experience! Let’s have a fun time with family, friends and new acquaintances! Classes are informal and fun! Anyone can paint like Bob Ross, even if you never picked up a brush!

All of your supplies are included in the price of the class!

Session 1: Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Session 2: Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Session 3: Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Ted Simpson

Learn to Paint the Bob Ross Way


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