Youth Art

Learn to Paint like Bob Ross!

Bob Ross Art Summer 2022$65 Discounted for residents,
$75 Regular fee for non-residents

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.

1:00–4:00 pm

Summer 2022
Session 1: Saturday, May 14, 2022 1-4pm
Session 2: Saturday, June 25, 2022 1-4pm
Session 3: Saturday, July 30, 2022 1-4pm
Session 4: Saturday, August 20, 2022 1-4pm

Fenton Community & Cultural Center, Art room
Instructed by Ted Simpson, CRI


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Kids’ Experimental Painting Camp

$150 Discounted for residents, $170 Regular fee for non-residents
$60 Material fee payable to instructor at first class, material fees are non-refundable

Ages 7 and up

Let’s tap into the fresh, avant-garde, creativity of the young artists in our midst! For your child’s amusement here are some interesting examples of projects that we will explore: Tissue paper paintings on canvas, with an option to incorporating their Chinese bamboo brush painting on rice paper in the mix; Shoe polish teddy bear paintings applied with cotton and brushes; Atomizer sprayer watercolor painting with negative space yarn images. Other unique painting ideas will pop each day in our ‘What if..?’ of the afternoon exercise.

A Gallery Show of your child’s artwork will be extended to families on the last day of camp. Don’t miss this summer camp of fun! Limited spaces, so sign up soon.

Please bring water bottle, snack, and wear clothes that are not precious, messy camp alert!

Monday–Friday, 1:30–4:00pm
August 8–August 12, 2022

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Taught by artist/instructor Pamela Palmer,
B.F.A. owner of The Artist’s Apprentice
artistsapprentice@gmail.com


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Quick Sketch Watercolors for “On the Go” Kids (Ages 9–15)

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

Quickly capture your glimpses of your world, life and travels with loose lines and painterly colors with instructor Denise Willing Booher quick sketch and paint system. This “go with the flow” technique is perfect for painting anywhere including studies, journals, and finished paintings. Learn to see like an interesting subject an artist’s eye in the moment and to compose and draw more organically with confidence. Inject captivating, mingling watercolors into your sketch in just minutes. Denise will go over useful suggestions on packing watercolors to take along for any adventure. For experienced, beginner, and intermediate students. Denise is a working artist living in Fenton. She shows her work regionally, nationally, and internationally. Denise is the past President of the National Watercolor Society as well as a Signature member and the past President of the Michigan Watercolor Society.

This class is proudly and graciously sponsored by the City of Fenton and the  Fenton Arts & Cultural Commission.

Materials Needed:

  1. Small Watercolor paint travel set (example: Winsor & Newton Cotman Field Plus Watercolor Travel Set)
  2. #2 Pencil, kneaded eraser 
  3. small sketch book
  4. watercolor paper
  5. block 4 x 6 cold press

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am–12:30pm
June 14, 15, 16

Fenton Community & Cultural Center


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Quick Sketch Watercolors for Travelers

$50 discounted for residents, $60 non-residents
Ages 16 and up

Quickly capture your glimpses of your world, life and travels with loose lines and painterly colors with instructor Denise Willing Booher quick sketch and paint system. This “go with the flow” technique is perfect for painting anywhere including studies, journals, and finished paintings. Learn to see like an interesting subject an artist’s eye in the moment and to compose and draw more organically with confidence. Inject captivating, mingling watercolors into your sketch in just minutes. Denise will go over useful suggestions on packing watercolors to take along for any adventure. For experienced, beginner, and intermediate students. Denise is a working artist living in Fenton. She shows her work regionally, nationally, and internationally. Denise is the past President of the National Watercolor Society as well as a Signature member and the past President of the Michigan Watercolor Society.

Supply List for Quick Sketch Watercolors On the Go: 

  1. Watercolor Paper Book or Spiral Pad 140lb Cold Press 5 x 7 (must open and lay flat) Windsor & Newton, Fabriano, Canson, Hahnemuhle to name a few, make one all reasonably priced.
  2. #8 Watercolor round brush and an (Optional) 1.5 inch flat wash brush (synthetic sable).
  3. Paint Travel kit. (Winsor & Newton (390639, Field plus kit, Field box) or Koi Watercolor Sketch Box or a simple portable watercolor set. You will need a small plastic plate to mix colors on if your set does not have a mixing area. You can make your own Travel Set by adding your own tube watercolor paint (Primary colors of Red, Yellow and Blue ect.) into a Folding Watercolor Palette by Masters International which is $4.99.
  4. Absorbent Towel/rag/sponge for absorbing water
  5. Plastic Plate for a mixing pallet
  6. If not included with you set, bring a dollar store container with a lid for water to rinse your brush and a bottle of water to fill it up
  7. (Optional) portable light weight chair, cushion or towel to sit on.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am–12:30pm
June 7, 8, 9, 2022

Fenton Community & Cultural Center

This class is proudly and graciously sponsored by the City of Fenton and the Fenton Arts & Cultural Commission.


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Advanced Painting in Watercolor

$70 discounted for residents, $80 non-residents

Ages 16 and up

Advanced watercolor painting with instructor Denise Willing Booher. This is an advanced class for students to bring in their own work and work in class. Denise will teach, advise, and lead students to produce their best work through drawing, painting and design skills using their own personal voice in their work. Please bring your own supplies and paintings to work on. Denise is a working artist living in Fenton. She shows her work regionally, nationally, and internationally. Denise is the past President of the National Watercolor Society as well as a Signature member and the past President of the Michigan Watercolor Society.

Tuesdays, 6:30–7:45pm
September 13–October 18, 2022

Classes held at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center

This class is proudly and graciously sponsored by the City of Fenton and the Fenton Arts & Cultural Commission.


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