THE REGIONAL

YMCA OF WESTERN CT

Youth

Youth

YMCA Art programs and classes are excellent opportunities for youth to gain exposure to a significant aspect of our culture. Through the arts, participants experience activities that foster self-expression and build self-esteem, develop imagination, critical thinking, and valuable social skills. Art programs create a better understanding of the importance of creative learning and education for children.

PLEASE NOTE: All classes have a 3-person minimum to run. Please call prior to first class to confirm that the minimum has been met.

Youth Arts & Humanities Contact:

Joan McCaffrey
Administrative Assistant
203.794.1413
jmccaffrey@regionalymca.org

Mom & Tot Time

( Ages 2-4 )

Spend quality, creative time with your toddler exploring painting, drawing, cutting, gluing, & constructing together. Your child will have tons of fun creating adorable art with you as their paint partner in crime! Supplies included.

Pint-Sized Picasso’s

( Ages 4-7 )

Explore painting, drawing, cutting and gluing, clay sculpture & constructing with fun materials. Your little artist will enjoy creating and learning while building a foundation of artistic skills. Supplies included.

Cartooning

( Ages 8-13 )

Develop your own characters or draw known ones. Learn how to draw different facial features, expressions, and body poses & movements, as well as coloring, inking, story boarding and more. Supplies included.

Drawing & Painting I

( Ages 7-9 )

Beginner level students are introduced to color theory; mixing, basic drawing/painting techniques with colored pencil, pastels, water colors & acrylic paint. Learn about famous artists & create your own masterpieces. Supplies included.

Drawing & Painting II

( Ages 10-14)

Intermediate level students learn color theory, color mixing, and basic drawing/painting techniques with colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors &acrylics. Work primarily from photographs. Art history incorporated into painting assignments. Supplies included.

Clay Creations

( Ages 4-7 )

Build with clay to make animals, cups, nameplates and more. The class focuses on hand building techniques such as coiling and slab work. Works will be glazed and fired. Supplies included.

Pottery

( Ages 8-13 )

Learn the basics of clay and throwing on the pottery wheel. Create bowls, vases and dishes, which are then fired and glazed. Supplies included.

Intro to Photography

( Ages 8-13 )

Learn digital photography and the basics of Photoshop. Focus on composition, lighting and contrast, color, subject placement techniques, and candid and formal portraiture shooting. Students may bring their own camera or one will be provided to them.

Intro to Jewelry Making

( Ages 8-13 )

Start building your foundation for making beautiful, timeless, unique jewelry. This is the perfect class for beginners to try many different types of techniques, from beading to wire wrapping and beyond. Learn the latest trends, tricks and techniques for using the right tools, beads and findings that will bring your inspiration to life. Supplies included.

Intro to Mosaics

( Ages 10-14 )

Explore the ancient art of mosaics. Students will create stunning projects using pieces of tile, ceramics, glass, mirror, shells & pottery. Learn the proper tools to use, how to cut materials safely & accurately, gluing using proper base materials & mortar and grouting. Supplies included.

Youth Arts & Humanities Contact:

Joan McCaffrey
Administrative Assistant
203.794.1413
jmccaffrey@regionalymca.org