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

2018-2019 Classes

Cure for Cabin Fever Drop-in Crafts Dec 26-29 & Jan 2-5

Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m.

Nickel Plate Arts Campus

$5/art project or $20 for unlimited crafts for the day.

Has the holiday season stretched on a little long for you and your loved ones? Drop by our gallery for some much-needed distraction! We have designed some fun and challenging art stations to get everyone thinking creatively and working with their hands.

Wednesday Art Class

January 9 – May 29, 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, www.facebook.com/CaravanClasses

COMPLETED - Santa's Workshops: December 1, 8, 15, 22

Nickel Plate Arts campus, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville

$10/participant and includes all supplies and guided instruction.

Handmade gifts are always the best! Our local artists/elves will help your children put their artsy brains and hands to work creating art projects that would make great holiday gifts. Cookies, milk, hot chocolate, and other holiday goodies provided!

Ages 3-5: 11-12 pm
Ages 6-8: 1-2 pm
Ages 9+: 3-4 pm

Limit 15 participants per session. Click here now to sign up now and reserve your spot!

Dec 1:  Self Portraits and Decorated matLearn about face shapes, positioning of facial features and make a self-portrait. After your portrait is completed, we will mount on tag board for easy framing at home.
Dec 8: Art Journals – Create and decorate a journal for a gift or personal use. Learn how to use items and supplies you have around the house to make a journal or a junk journal.
Dec 15: Greeting Cards & Gift Bags – Create a unique “I Spy”or Shaker Card greeting card and a gift bag to use for that special someone.
Dec 22: Mixed Media Art – Create a work of Mixed Media Art using “throwaways” and found items.

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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