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.


Denman After School Art Club K-1st
Date  September 12 - December 19, 2019 @ 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Denman After School Art Club 2nd-5th
Date  September 12 - December 19, 2019 @ 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Iles After School Art Club K-5th
Date  September 24 - December 17, 2019 @ 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Baldwin After School Art Club 3rd-5th
Date  September 26 - December 19, 2019 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
Baldwin After School Art Club K-2nd
Date  September 26 - December 19, 2019 @ 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
Thursday after school art program meets for one hour.
Class In Session
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.
Class In Session
2019 Fall QAC Art Club
Date  September 26 - December 12, 2019 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
New projects every week!
Class In Session
Blessed Sacrament After School Art Club K-8th
Date  September 27 - December 20, 2019 @ 3 PM - 4 PM
Students will discover a new art project weekly. Each session includes instruction and a snack.
Class In Session
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.
Class In Session
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!
Autumn Clay Creations
Date  November 5 - 19, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Create a variety of ceramic pieces with a fall theme, like candle holders, trays, and vases.
DIY: Beginning Silkscreen
Date  November 16, 2019 @ 9 AM - 12 PM
Use a picture frame, fabric, and glue to create a printable silkscreen of an original design.
How to Photo Transfer
Date  November 20, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8 PM
Learn how to apply your own photos to canvas, wood, etc.
Intro to Stitch Shibori
Date  November 21, 2019 @ 6 PM - 8:30 PM
No sewing experience needed! Learn beginner pattern techniques to create a festive holiday stocking.
Holidays Around the World
Date  December 3 - 17, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Create projects inspired by decorations, traditions, and artistic styles of various cultures.
Gifts for Loved Ones
Date  December 5 - 19, 2019 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Create your own gifts from the heart for family, friends, and others that are special to you.
Ceramic Creations
Date  December 7, 2019 @ 9 AM - 12 PM
Discover different ways you can create with clay!
2019 December Meditation
Date  December 13 - 17, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The sessions will be inspired by our current exhibit and will include a brief opening talk
K-8th Holiday Art Camp Day 1
Date  December 23, 2019 @ 1 PM - 3 PM
Come create during holiday break!

 

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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