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 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.

$15 per 1 hour session. *Some supplies are extra. No preregistration is necessary - check calendar for Open Art hours, as sometimes we have birthday parties and other events.

**Watch the calendar for youth activities and special events on Saturday mornings.

Children / Teen Classes
Family Fun Painting

About 2-3 times a month we offer an instructive paint/art class for all ages at night or on Saturday morning 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).

Studio Art Lessons (Ages 7+)
Studio art lessons are for artists of all levels who are ready to take their art to the next phase of learning. This small group workshop will give guidance and instruction in the basics of reliable art techniques.  Students will be learning skills in drawing and painting as they complete individualized projects. The instructor specializes in animal portraits and landscapes. This class will be offered weekly (Fall-Spring) (please check online calendar for schedule) Ages 7 - Adult *Preregistration by phone or online is preferred **Program is great for Middle/High Homeschool Art. $20 per session.
Character Design & Storytelling for Comics
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). See our calendar page for details. $20 per one hour lesson. All supplies included. (group will break for summer, but watch for an occasional pop-up night workshop or fun class!) We also run a comics camp in the summer!
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!

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 needed for you to host the best paint party ever!!

Great for BIRTHDAYS, GIRL SCOUT BADGES, SLEEPOVER ACTIVITIES, & SPECIAL EVENTS!

Complete package for 10 artists - only $140! *

There will be step by step instructions...no 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!

*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 2017 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 2018 Summer Art Camp schedule is up! Click here for details!

*We also offer an "early bird" discount for summer camp registrations made before April 1! Use online code EARLY18 at checkout!

Homeschool Art Education

Tap into your creative energy and develop your artistic skills through a variety of media and approaches. Explore the elements and principles of art, while learning about prominent artists and movements throughout history. Each 60 minute class will provide the groundwork for artistic growth and understanding. Classes are typically offered in monthly packages as an individual series. Please refer to calendar page to find out dates and register or call the studio for more information.

Classes are offered Fall-Spring in morning sessions.

Each three class series package costs $45 per student, which breaks down to $15.00 per session. Grades 1-7

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: artinmindstudio@gmail.com / 518-477-3798 Private therapeutic lessons typically run $35 per hour