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

Online Teen and Tween Drawing Class: Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m., May 27– July 8

Teen and Tween Drawing Class (Online)

Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

May 27 – July 8

$10 – $70

Jeanette Pomeroy Parssi returns to teach her Tween and Teen Drawing Class, now available online!

This drawing class is available to tween and teen artists at all skill levels, basic to advanced. This is a great class for beginners and a relaxed opportunity for more experienced tween artists! Instructor Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi found her path in 1994 when she left the corporate world to pursue art. She has studied with renowned artists Graham Nickson, Dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture; and Miraslov Antic, an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also has traveled extensively to many locales in Europe to hone her craft, sometimes alone and other times part of a group, but always with the goal of becoming a better artist. Jeannette is truly passionate about art and looks forward to teaching participants skills and techniques of artistic expression through drawing.

Nickel Plate Arts can provide basic materials via pickup or shipping, but participants may also utilize their own supplies.


Master Artists Series: May 18–22, 3:30–4:15 p.m.

Master Artists Series: Free Art Class for Kids & Students (Online)

May 18–22, Daily from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

This will be a FREE, virtual class via Facebook Live.

Join art instructor and artist Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi as she takes us on a tour of great artists from history! Each day we’ll tackle a different master, and then try a few techniques that made each one so memorable!

To participate in each free, virtual class, go to Nickel Plate Arts’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nickelplatearts) at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Each class will be 45 minutes from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily May 18 – 22. Suggested age is 7+, although younger students are welcome with adult supervision. This kid-friendly “Master Artists Series” will explore one of these topics (and required materials) each day as seen below.


Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci
Let’s celebrate Leonardo da Vinci. He was born on April 15, 1452 (568 years ago) and died on May 2, 1519 (501 years ago.) We will learn about his life and genius throughout his years. We will explore his inventions, his paintings and why he wrote all his notes backwards. Come join us for 45 minutes of fun and creativity in our Zoom Room!

Supplies: 2-3 sheets white copy paper. Pencil & eraser. Mirror (bathroom mirror close by, does not need to be on the table).


Wassily Kandinski – How Music Influenced His Art
Wassily Kandinsky was a musician first then became a painter. We will learn what “synesthesia” means and paint or draw to music.

Supplies: 3-4 sheets white paper, any size bigger than 8.5”x11”. Watercolor paints or markers. If using paints, you will need a small container of water and a brush.


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
We will study the Renaissance and Michelangelo’s life, then we will turn ourselves upside down and create a drawing the way he would have had to lie to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

Supplies: Scrap paper for sloppy copy and ideas. White paper, 8.5”x11”. Tape, packing or masking tape. Pencil & eraser. Colored pencils.


Piet Mondrian – Primary Colors Abound
We will Introduce and review primary and secondary colors, study the art of Piet Mondrian and create a red, blue, yellow, black and white piece of art reminiscent of “Boogie, Woogie Broadway”!

Supplies: Scrap paper for sloppy copy and ideas. White paper, 8.5”x11”. Pencil & eraser. Red, Yellow, Blue and Black markers or colored pencils. Ruler.


Andy Warhol – Repetition of Design
We will introduce the life of Andy Warhol and discuss his use of everyday objects to influence contemporary art. Using a plain sheet of paper divided into quadrants, you will create a Warhol inspired piece of art using a can from your pantry.

Supplies: Scrap paper. White paper, 8.5”x11”. Can of food from your pantry, unopened. Pencil & eraser. Colored markers or colored pencils.


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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