Online Art Classes
In an effort to keep our students engaged and their art skills honed during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Curtis Center for the Arts is offering several live and pre-recorded art classes online from our current roster of instructors. All of these offerings are FREE and do not require a registration. Check back often as classes will be added weekly. Be safe and we hope to see you all again soon until classes begin again at the Curtis Center for the Arts.
Art Projects Just for Kids
Learn how to make your own colorful bunny paintings with a paint scraper! Click here to learn how.
Learn how to construct and design your very own rainbow sculpture! Click here to learn how.
Puffy Paint Shamrock
Learn how to make your own puffy paint! This project is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Young artists will have a magical time making their own shamrocks out of puffy paint that they make themselves! Click here to learn how.
Pee Wee Art- Love Bug
Learn how to draw your very own Love Bug! Young artists will be learning about lines and shapes to make their own Love Bug that they will want to draw over again and again. Grab some paper and a pencil and let us get started! Click here to learn how.
Pee Wee Art- Amore
Happy Valentine's Day! Learn how to make a very colorful abstract heart painting using a palette knife. This painting will make for a great Valentine's Day gift to give to your loved ones. Click here to learn how.
Pee Wee Art- Frosty in a Snowstorm
earn about cool colors and how to use them to paint a snowman stuck in a snowstorm! Your young artist will have a blast blending and mixing colors to create this fun winter scene. Click here to learn how.
Pee Wee Art- Sand Watercolor Snowflakes
Learn how to make cool snowflakes using craft sand and liquid watercolor paints. Click here to learn how.
Pee Wee Art- Resist Watercolor Snowflakes
Learn how to draw a snowflake and the resist technique to make your own cool watercolor snowflakes. Click here to learn how.
Watch on Your Own Time
Marbling Monoprints for Kids: Learn how to create marbled monoprints with simple supplies. Great for ages preschool and up (with assistance). Instructed by artist and art educator, Julia Rymer. Watch video here.
Mixed Media Painting with Julia Rymer: Join artist and art educator Julia Rymer as she demonstrates ways to mix watermedia and drawing materials into an artwork. Create expressive, colorful paintings with lots of texture! Watch video here.
Join us as we follow Cliff on a journey to create 30 paintings in 30 days. We join Cliff half way through his adventure. Cliff will talk about his approach to tackle this daunting challenge. We will add more of his videos as they are completed.
Field of Flowers: Watch Janet as she explains her process for completing a landscape painting. This four part series will take you through all of the steps she takes from start to finish. Part 1- Composition and Initial Blocking-In Part 2-Mixing the Palette Part 3- Color Block- In Part 4- Continuation of Block-In and Finishing Shapes
Fall Aspens: This four-part series walks you through Janet’s approach to painting those vibrant Fall aspens. Part 1- Starting Off on the Right Foot Part 2- Adding Color Part 3- Adding Texture and Fine Tuning Shapes Part 4- Finishing Touches
Painting Lilies in Watercolor blog post: Renée guides you through her step-by-step painting process as she watercolors Oriental Lilies. This lesson covers resist and background techniques as well as color layering for glowing effects. Click here to read the blog post.
Watercolor Pansies Video: Paint cheerful pansies in watercolor with Renée & learn color blending and layering techniques. Click here to watch the video. Reference photos from video are available below.