Youth Art

Kids Art Camp

Ages 7-11

Creatures Big & Small Art Kids Camp

Paint creeping, crawling, walking, flying, creatures!

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

The kids will learn about our native Michigan insects, animals, birds and butterflies in their habitat while learning to draw and paint them.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00am–12:00pm
June 11, 12, 13, 2024

Instructed by Denise Willing-Booher, Nationally Acclaimed Water Color Artist
Fenton Community & Cultural Center, Art Room

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Learn to Paint like Bob Ross!

$70 discounted for residents, $80 non-residents per session

Ages 13 – adult

Join us in painting happy little trees and fluffy clouds as we put dreams onto canvas. Join Ted Simpson, Certified Ross Instructor as he guides you through painting your own Bob Ross Style masterpiece in just a few hours.

No experience necessary and all supplies included.

Calm Woods: Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 1pm to 4pm

Summer 2024

Saturdays, 1:00–4:00pm
Session Dates: June 8, July 13, August 10, Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14

Classes held at Fenton Community & Cultural Center, Art Room
Instructed by Ted Simpson, CRI

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Learn to Paint like Bob Ross! Summer 2024

Painting Still Life in Watercolor with Shape, Light & Values

AGES: 16-100!

$60 Discounted for residents
$70 Regular fee for non-residents


Join master artist Denise Willing Booher as she leads students step-by-step through painting a Still Life. She will demonstrate each step working in layers of washes to build radiant colors as well as painting with strong, colorful strokes. Emphasis will be on what makes a good painting, planning the composition with a study, good division of shapes, value planning, shadows, and reflections and what your art communicates while enjoying yourself! Students will use Denise’s set up or bring their own Still Live objects.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
September 24, 25, 26
10:00am–2:30pm (½ hour break, please bring a lunch)

Instructed by Denise Willing-Booher, Nationally Acclaimed Water Color Artist
Fenton Community & Cultural Center, Art Room

• Paper – Arches 140lb cold press watercolor, 11 x 14
• Sketchbook &/or small 4 x 5 watercolor paper for studies
• Paint: Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Alizarin, Crimson. Windsor Newton brand suggested
• Brushes: Raphael SoftAqua Synthetic Squirrel, Watercolor Brush, Quill, 8, Black (Amazon) #8 Round, watercolor brush, 2” flat wash brush. Suggested
brands: Princeton Aqua Elite or Trekell Protégé
• Watercolor paint palette with paint wells mixing tray and cover, water container
• Kleenex, rag or sponge
• Pencil, kneaded eraser

Proudly Sponsored by the City of Fenton Arts & Culture Commission

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Youth Art with Artists Apprentice

Van Gogh

$65 residents, $75 non-residents
$20 material fee payable to instructor at first class

Ages 7+

It’s time to paint with the vibrant colors of Vincent Van Gogh! Let’s make a sensation of those beautiful sunflowers and starry nights! Take brush in hand and learn to emulate thick, impulsive brush strokes in the style of this famous post-impressionist painter. We will be looking at the workings of impressionism and utilizing acrylic paints as we try our hand at our own self portrait. So grab your straw hats and let’s get painting! Register today, class size limited! A Gallery Show of our students’ artwork will be extended to families following class on the final day! Taught by Artist/Instructor Pamela Palmer B.F.A., Owner/Entrepreneur of The Artist’s Apprentice. Please bring water bottle, and wear clothes that are not precious, messy camp alert! 😉 Ages 7 & up. (As always siblings of any age are welcome to register). Material fees are non-refundable.

Mondays, 4:20-5:50pm
4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13/24

Fenton Community & Cultural Center

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