Kids Classes

Expressive Open Art Studio (For All Ages)

Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our peaceful studio atmosphere. There is something to do for everyone, regardless of age, ability, or experience. Guidance, ideas, and a huge assortment of media is available to you as you go through our three steps:

1. Choose Your Surface:

Paper, canvas, glass, wood, clay, metal, beads, tiles, etc.

2. Choose Your Medium:

Acrylic, watercolor, enamels, pastel, marker, charcoal, etc.

3. Express Yourself By Creating a Personal Masterpiece!

No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. You will receive guidance to inspire ideas and to enhance your unique project, but your project is your own creation. During Open Studio at Art in Mind, we want artists to learn to feel confident in using their own imagination and their creative ability without specific instruction and judgment. This will build confidence and will help one to express creatively. We also love to pre-sketch images on canvas for those who'd like a bit of extra guidance!

We understand that a project is never finished until you feel that it is; that is why our open studio time is purchased in sessions, so you can leave your work and come back to finish it at another time if you wish.

$16 per 1 hour session ($8 finish up fee for second hour). Price includes a 9"x 12" canvas. Some supplies are extra. No preregistration is necessary - check calendar for Open Art hours, as sometimes we have birthday parties and other events. Paint one of our monthly featured specials for $14 flat rate (9"x 12" canvas).

**Watch the calendar for youth activities, special events, and the monthly Open Art Specials.

Children / Teen Classes

Family Fun Painting Classes

About 2-3 times a month we offer an instructive paint/art class for all ages at a reduced rate. This is a great way to spend quality time with your kids. Come to our studio and enjoy some family time, creatively!

Watch the calendar page for dates, times, and details.

$22-$25 each painter for family morning or afternoon classes on 11" x 14" canvas.  (All ages welcome).

$25-$30 each painter for family night classes on 16"x 20" Canvas (Any age that is capable with an adult).

Art Club

Art Club: 

Every week we will have a new project or explore a new medium. This small group program will be for all school aged students; instructions and challenges will be tailored to different age levels.

  • This class will be offered weekly on Wednesdays
  • Preregistration by phone or online is preferred
  • $22 per session / pre-buy at a discount / all supplies included
  • **NOTE – Please check our online calendar for occasional changes due to holidays/school closings/etc.

See our calendar page for details and registration.

Comics Class & Digital Drawing

Comics Club with Jerad Gribben:

Students will learn new and imaginative ways to create characters and narratives while designing comics! We are very excited to offer this class from a local artist who loves drawing, painting & making funny cartoons! His lessons are currently offered bi -weekly (Fall-Spring).

  • Ages 7 & up / No experience necessary / all supplies included / may purchase one session or several
  • This class will be offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays
  • Preregistration online or by phone is preferred
  • $22 per hour session / all supplies included
  • **NOTE – Please check our online calendar for occasional changes due to holidays/school closings/etc. We also run a comics camp in the summer!

See our calendar page for details and registration.

**NEW!! Digital Drawing & Illustration with Jerad Gribben:

Learn to turn your drawings into digital illustrations! Students must bring their own iPad with the free app Sketchbook Pro pre-loaded.

  • Ages 11 & up / No experience necessary / may purchase one session or several
  • Must bring own iPad with Sketchbook Pro pre-downloaded (free app)
  • Preregistration online or by phone is necessary
  • $25 per hour session
  • **NOTE – This class will be offered bi-weekly, but please check our online calendar for occasional changes due to holidays/school closings/etc.

See our calendar page for details and registration.

Private Art Lessons / Therapeutic Art

These lessons are for those who would love private art instruction at any age and for most forms of media. We offer these lessons to artists of all abilities, even those with special needs who are just looking for an expressive outlet. No experience necessary.

This is by appointment only. Private lessons run $35 per hour of instruction. All supplies included. Call us: 518-477-3798

Children / Teen Parties

Individualized Birthday Parties (Ages 15 & Under)

Hosting parties is one of our favorite specialties here at the studio. It is always amazing to watch the unique creativity of a young artist come to life with a paint brush and canvas! Their creativity also blooms when making unique pieces of jewelry or whipping up a culinary delight!

Our party packages include:

2 hours of party fun!

11"x 14" canvas painting or art of choice (NEW- Culinary Party & Jewelry Making Party options!)

$25 per artist/minimum of 10

Birthday artist free! (11 artists total)

Personalized souvenir for guest of honor!

Favor certificates for guests!

See our Plan an Event page for more information and our Painting Gallery page for painting options!

Kids Paint Party To-Go

Hosting parties is one of our favorite specialties here at the studio, as well as off-site!

We know how busy life can be and how much time goes into planning the perfect birthday party or other special event for the young artists in your life. With a Paint Party To-Go you can relax and leave the planning to us. That's right… we will do ALL the prep work and provide you with ALL supplies and instructions  needed for you to facilitate the best paint party ever in your own home!!


Complete package for 10 artists - only $140! *

There will be step by step worries...each artist will feel like Picasso!

You can even use the brushes we provide as the party favors (or return them to us for a $6 refund). You just choose the painting and pick up the package. See our Painting Gallery page for painting options!

*$14 for each additional artist over the 10 that are included in the package

Grab a complete Paint Party To-Go from Art in Mind to have the best party ever in your own home! Call us to customize: 518-477-3798

Culinary Arts for Kids

NEW!!!  Culinary Art Classes for Kids

We now offer several different culinary workshops that are educational, fun, and sooo yummy! We also do Culinary Birthday Parties! The variety is constantly changing so be sure to check our calendar page for dates, times, details, & to register!

October & November 2019:

Join us for our Cooking for Kids program! We will be running this program on Thursday evenings with a different food each week. Join in for one class or for all!

Weekly Program Plan: 10/17 Caramel Apples; 10/24 Spider Trifle; 11/7 Calzones; 11/14 Pumpkin Bread; 11/21 Apple Pie.

Register for each on our calendar page.

*Culinary Classes are typically on the schedule once a month, be sure to check back often.

Art Camps for Kids

Summer time and school breaks couldn't be more fun for kids & teens at Art in Mind !

Our summer schedule consists of weekly art camps, each with a different theme, taught by excellent educated instructors. These exciting camps will develop artistic skills utilizing  a variety of media and approaches in a fun small group setting.

Our weekly camp themes and projects change every summer, allowing kids to come back each year to try something new!

We also often offer mini-camps/workshops during school breaks - keep checking in!

Our 2018 summer camp themes included: Art Variety III, Splash into Summer, Construct a Village, Culinary Arts Around the World, Babysitting Skills & Activities, Comics Camp, Explore the Pond, & several more!

The 2019 Summer Art Camp schedule is up! Click here for details!

*We also offer an "early bird" discount for summer camp registrations made before April 15! Use online code EARLY19 at online checkout!

Homeschool Art Education

At Art in Mind we realize how important it is for homeschool parents to give their kids the best possible education they can. Integral to an excellent educational program is the inclusion of fine arts, which has been proven to be essential in so many ways.  The benefits include enhancing motor skills, fostering creativity, learning about history, recognizing cultural differences, and so much more. An education rich in art education encourages individuality, creative thinking, and the appreciation of the differences among others, which will impact one’s future.  We hope that you will choose our Homeschool Art Program to supplement the outstanding education you are providing your children.

Our Homeschool Art program is now accommodating all ages! Sessions include new and innovative projects, scheduled time for high/middle school, elementary, & preschool ages.  Each series typically consists of 3 classes.  Please refer to our Homeschool Art page to get the details!

Classes are offered Fall-Spring in morning sessions.

First series for 2019 begins on September 13th! Please refer to calendar page or call for information.

Special Needs Opportunities

Scientists have linked creative expression to overall wellness, brain stimulation, and stress reduction. Art also enhances cognitive abilities, stimulates imagination, sharpens problem solving skills, and so much more! Art in Mind is a wellness studio that emphasizes the powerful effects that art has on the soul.

Educated in art therapy, we offer private lessons for individuals of all ages with specials needs, mental health issues, or to encourage self confidence and optimism when struggling with any issues. We also provide classes for the elderly to keep their minds and imaginations active.

*In addition to private lessons, we welcome those with needs to attend any of our regular classes or Open Studio hours with an aid or family member.

Art In Mind is committed to providing an encouraging and uplifting atmosphere for all who enter our establishment. Please call or email the studio with questions or for scheduling: / 518-477-3798 Private therapeutic lessons typically run $35 per hour

Looking for Summer fun? Register for Summer Art Camp!