The Art Center

Education

Classes & Workshops

You can be an artist! If you are 4 through 104, register for a class and develop your artistic skills at the Quincy Art Center! High School students can take adult classes and workshops.

For questions on classes or private parties, please email Kayla Obert.


All About Darts
Date  August 13 - September 17, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Advanced slab class will study the many types of darts and how they can shape slabs.
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Roll it Out
Date  August 14 - September 18, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Explore what can be created with a simple slab of clay.
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Pint Size Picassos Session 1
Date  September 6 - October 4, 2019 @ 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Students will discover a new art project weekly. Each session includes instruction and a snack.
Pint Size Picassos Session 1
Date  September 6 - October 4, 2019 @ 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Students will discover a new art project weekly. Each session includes instruction and a snack.
Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop: Online Prese…
Date  September 7, 2019 @ 10 AM - 2 PM
Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop: Online Presence
Intro to Clay
Date  September 9 - October 7, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Beginner class for those interested in learning to throw, build, and sculpt with clay!
2019 Winter QAC Art Club
Date  September 26 - December 12, 2019 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
New projects every week!
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Date  September 26 - November 7, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Roll up your sleeves and get dirty with this intro course on how to throw on the wheel.
Cosplay Curiosities
Date  October 1 - 22, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Bring your favorite cosplay character to life by exploring different materials and techniques.
Witches & Wizards
Date  October 3 - 24, 2019 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Create the necessary accessories any witch or wizard needs to conjure up the perfect costume!
Fantastic Facepainting Holiday Workshop
Date  October 5, 2019 @ 10 AM - 12 PM
Learn how to create or complete the perfect Halloween costume using facepaint.
2019 October Meditation
Date  October 11 - 15, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The sessions will be inspired by our current exhibit and will include a brief opening talk
Make Your Mask
Date  October 16 - November 6, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Learn the history of masks throughout the world, then develop and create your own mask.
Pint Size Picassos Session 2
Date  October 18 - November 15, 2019 @ 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Students will discover a new art project weekly. Each session includes instruction and a snack.
Pint Size Picassos Session 2
Date  October 18 - November 15, 2019 @ 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Students will discover a new art project weekly. Each session includes instruction and a snack.
Mandala Madness - Tie-Dye
Date  October 19, 2019 @ 9 AM - 12 PM
Create awesome mandala patterns using a tie-dye resist technique.
Intro to Watercolor 2
Date  October 26, 2019 @ 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Continue to learn and explore the beauty and complexity of watercolor paints.
Including Extruding
Date  October 29 - November 26, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Learn how to use a clay extruder to make hollow, round, squares, tubes, coils, and many more shapes!
Thankful for Food Holiday Workshop
Date  November 2, 2019 @ 10 AM - 12 PM
Use food as inspiration and as a tool to create unique art just in time for Thanksgiving!
Space Crafts
Date  November 5 - 19, 2019 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Use various materials to create rockets, solar systems, and more out-of-this-world projects.

 

Testimonials

Happy Parent

“When class started, my daughter came home talking non-stop about what they did. She has done art classes in the past and has found her own ‘style of creativity’. I thought I knew what to expect when we went to QCT for their skit, but she surprised me. Not only was she dancing and singing, but her artwork was great. She put 100% into her pieces. This class was wonderful for her! The topic was perfect and she really came out of her shell to do the acting part and learned some wonderful things about art. She is currently looking forward to her Minecraft class!”

Shannon Slee

“A friend invited my 4-year-old son to go with her to the “Pint-Sized Picassos” class last year. Although he was shy, he went outside of his comfort zone and attended with her. After the first class it was clear that he had no regrets about that choice! Ever since then, he searches for the artistic possibilities in just about everything he sees and is constantly coming up with ideas for projects. This year, both he and my 3-year-old daughter attend this class at the Art Center together and look forward with great excitement to Fridays each week when they get to go.”

Stephanie Javaux, Instructor

“Just wanted to let everyone know about a great resource right here in Quincy. The Quincy Art Center offers classes for all ages in a variety of art areas. The classes are taught by qualified staff; most have an art degree and those who don’t have many years of experience. The class sizes are small and the art center has equipment and supplies not available at any other art teaching facility in Quincy.”

Scholarships

Kid’s classes range in expense from $14 for a one time workshop to $63 for a 5 week class. For summer Art Camp, our most expensive kid’s classes are $96. They meet for 4 days in a row from 1 – 4 p.m.

To apply for a scholarship, please turn in a copy of the child’s free or reduced Lunch status with their class registration form.

The scholarship covers 100% of the price of the class.

Each student is eligible for 4 scholarships a year.

The Art Center raises money for scholarships through our annual scholarship dinner and through the donations of generous individuals who have a passion for education. Please visit our donation page if you would like to make a donation.

Please contact Kayla Obert, director of education & volunteers with questions: kobert@quincyartcenter.org.

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