Youth Classes

Youth Classes

Family Fun Painting Classes

All of our instructed paint classes are FAMILY FRIENDLY! 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.

Painting class prices range from $25-$40 per artist.

See our Open Art Studio information to come as a family and paint a variety of designs at a reduced rate!

Art Enrichment Program

Art Enrichment Program Fall 2021: 

Every week we will have a new project or explore a different medium. This small group program will be for all school aged students; instructions and challenges will be tailored to different age levels. 6-week sessions will be on Wednesdays from 4–5pm, with limited enrollment and social distancing in place, at our studio. Per session fee is $145 per student (6 dates). If joining the session late, the cost will be prorated.

Fall Session 1

9/22: Painting (acrylic)

9/29: Drawing (pencil & charcoal)

10/6: Collage (multimedia)

10/13: Sculpture (clay)

10/20: Jewelry Making (multimedia)

10/27: Painting (watercolor)


Fall Session 2

11/3: Painting (acrylic)

11/10: Comics (pencil & ink)

11/17: Game Design (multimedia)

12/1: Painting (watercolor)

12/8: Printmaking (multimedia)

12/15: Drawing (ink)


NEW Art & Craft Program

NEW Art & Craft Program Fall 2021:

Come join local guest artist Ilona to create beautiful art & craft projects in our new Art & Craft Program! Ilona was born in Ukraine, is a freelance artist, and has a master’s degree in art. Learn more about her at
Every week we will have a new exciting craft project and we will explore different mediums! This small group program will be for all school aged students; instructions and challenges will be tailored to different age levels. 6 week sessions will be on Saturday mornings from 10am – 11am, with limited enrollment and social distancing in place, at our studio. Per full session fee is $175 for 6 dates. If joining the session late, the cost will be prorated.
Session Dates:
9/11/21 – Relief Flower on Marble Background: We will talk about different kinds of clay materials and its properties, practice mixing colors in clay, and will learn and make different shapes. Students will learn how to make a marble looking background and then they will create a relief flower picture on it.

9/18/21- Felt Fabric Pictures: Let’s learn and create small size felt flat pictures using felt and needles. Students will get pre cut pieces of the picture they choose and will learn the correct way of holding and using a felting needle. They will create a picture and mount it on a board.

9/25/21 – Sea Rocks Craft: We will be mixing colors and glitter together and will create colorful sea rocks out of clay. With a special transparent pouring paint will create a sea background for our picture and will place our rocks on it. (This craft will need a time to dry so you will be able to pick it up later)

10/2/21- Marble Painting/Ebru Day 1: On the first day we will learn this painting technique and will practice doing marbling painting and transfer it on paper.

10/9/21- Marbling Painting/Ebru Day 2: We will work on controlling paint stains the way we want. Students work on creating pictures with flowers patterns and will do ebru painting – Rainbow.

10/16/21- Felting Craft Owl: Using felt and tools students will create a small toy – cute owl.


MINI-Art Enrichment Program

MINI-Art Enrichment:

Here at Art in Mind, we want to pass on the importance of Art Education to our earliest learners. This class focuses on children ages 4-6. We are very excited to teach this age once again!

Our MINI-Art curriculum is centered around literature and a variety of interesting, open-ended materials. An interactive story time will be followed with exploring a variety of art media, which will inspire creativity. During each class your child will design a unique project that they will take home. Parents may drop off or join-in! Classes are held twice a month on Friday mornings with limited enrollment and social distancing in place. $48 for each month, 1 hour each class (Parents drop off or join-in!). All supplies included/no experience necessary!

October: 8th & 22nd @ 10 am -11 am

November: TBA



Comics & Character Design

Comics & Character Design with Jerad Gribben:

Students will learn the basics of anatomy and character design. They will strengthen their creativity and drawing skills, as well as learn the fundamentals necessary to create their own characters, comics, and cartoons.

We are very excited to offer bi weekly classes from this local artist who loves drawing, painting & making funny cartoons!

  • Ages 3rd grade - high school (some exceptions made) / no experience necessary / all supplies included / may purchase one session or several
  • This class is offered bi weekly on Wednesdays
  • Preregistration online or by phone is preferred
  • $26 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.


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 $40+ per hour of instruction. All supplies included. Call us: 518-477-3798


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. No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome! Canvas painting is a favorite at our studio. You can design something of your own, or we have a huge variety of paintings to pick from, and we can pre-sketch images on the canvas for you! Each month we feature 4 special paintings that can save you money if you choose to paint one of them. You may alternatively choose to paint your own creation on wood, slate, tile, or glass. We also have various art media for those who just want to work with paper, and a few crafty projects as well.

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 step-by-step instruction or judgment.* This will build confidence and will help one to express creatively.

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.

$22 per 1 hour session ($10 finish up fee for second hour). Price includes an 11"x 14" canvas. Some supplies are extra.  Paint one of our monthly featured specials for $16 flat rate (11"x 14" canvas).No preregistration is necessary - check calendar for Open Art hours, as sometimes we have birthday parties and other events. 

*Open Art Studio is not a fully instructed class, though we are here to guide you and to provide basic art instruction, samples, ideas, as well as various stencils/tracers to help ensure your success. Please keep in mind that you will be working independently as we come around the room to assist. 

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

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 luxurious spa products or whipping up a culinary delight!

Our party packages include:

2 hours of party fun!

Party Options: Canvas Painting, Culinary Party, Create a Fairy Garden, Adopt a Pet, Create Your Own Spa, Cartooning & Comics, Multimedia Collage, Light-up Mason Jars, Board Art

$265 for up to 10 guests (please note: some party options require a small additional supply fee). Additional guests $25 each.

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 $180!

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!

*$18 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! Purchase through this link: or call us to customize: 518-477-3798

Other Party-to-Go options: Adopt-a-Pet or Fairy Gardens. See our Kit page for details on these party options:

Culinary Arts for Kids

Chef’s Club is back for Fall of 2021! Class is held on Thursdays from either 4:30-5:30 pm or 5:45-6:45 pm. Each session will be held safely at the studio. Your child will make a delicious and fun recipe each week! The recipes that require baking will leave with each chef, fully prepared to bake at home. No baking or eating will be done at the studio.

The cost for the full 5 weeks of this session is $145.00. If you are joining late the cost will be pro-rated.

Session Dates:

10/21 – Mummy Oreos

10/28 – Candy Apples

11/4 – Homemade White Bread in a Bag

11/11 – Apple Crisp

11/18 - Apple Pie

All supplies included / No experience necessary.

Link to register:

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!

The 2021 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 EARLY20 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.

Please refer to our Homeschool Art page to get the details!


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 $40+ per hour

Looking for Summer fun? Register for Summer Art Camp!