Classes for children to learn about and develop skills in art history, aesthetics, art-making and art criticism. Enroll your young artiste now!

2019 Classes

Comics/Cartooning Class
Wednesdays, August 28–October 2: 3:30-5 p.m. (6 weeks)

Back by popular demand, Comics & Cartooning Class returns to Nickel Plate Arts this fall! Classes will cover various topics including:

  • basic character design, faces and bodies
  • drawing styles (heroes, manga, animals)
  • expressive faces and body language
  • actions and movement
  • comics layout and composition **just in time for Comic Book in a Day October 5

Class recommended for ages 10 & up

Our talented Instructor Ed Gedeon has over 35 years of drawing experience and publishes his own comic strip. 

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Wednesday Art Class
September 4 – December 18, 2019 at Caravan Classes Studio
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
11-11:30 a.m. Family Art Time
This art time is designed for children ages 2-6 and focuses on creative activities, medium exploration, along with make and take projects. Plan to interact along with children ages 2-3.  Ages 4-6 may wish to participate more independently, although full family interaction is strongly encouraged!
1:30-2:30 p.m. Homeschool Art for ages 6-11
4:00-5:00 p.m. After-school Art for ages 6-11
Students will study art periods & movements and use a variety of mediums to create projects that reflect what they learn. Presentation skills will also be taught along with how to positively critique their work and others.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Teen Art
Students will choose their medium and subject matter working progressively on their work each week until completion receiving tips and technique advice along the way.  Students learn to evaluate their work and set project criteria and goals and will also begin building a portfolio of their best work.

More info: email caravanclasses@gmail.com or call 765-557-1969

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread and get your children in on the art game! Enroll older kids in our Monday Night Drawing Class. Keep tabs on upcoming classes and camps by signing up for our newsletter. Volunteer, be a teacher, share your kids’ ideas for building community around the arts. Contact us to learn more!

We’re Blushing

“Everything was really cool. My favorite was the dying the paper for our sketchbook covers!”

– Mary MacInnis, age 9 –

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