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

Cartooning Class: Saturdays, 1:30–3:00 p.m., Jan. 18–Feb. 22

Cartooning Class

Saturdays, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

January 18–February 22

$36 – supplies included

Local cartoonist Ed Gedeon returns with another class about cartooning! In this class, he will help students focus on story and character development in order to grab and keep their reader’s attention! This class is geared for artists with a little bit of cartooning experience, but all experience levels are welcome. Ed will supply each student with all basic materials! Advanced registration is required.

Sneak Preview: If you’d like to meet Mr. Gedeon and try out some cartooning techniques, drop in on Saturday, Jan 11 as Ed leads our Second Saturday Art Lab! He’ll be offering some interesting drawing activities from 1:00–5:00 p.m. $5 per participant, geared for ages 5 and up.

Other topics to be covered in the class:

  • Character design
  • Expressions & body language
  • Framing & composing
  • Balancing words & pictures
  • World-building (backstory, environment)
  • Storytelling


Teen & Tween Drawing Class Session 2: February 26–April 8, Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Teen & Tween Drawing Class

Session 2

February 26–April 8

Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Nickel Plate Arts campus


**Class will not be held on March 11**

Instructor: Jeanette Pomeroy Parssi

This 6-week drawing class is available to tween 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 will provide basic materials, but participants may also bring their own supplies.


Block Print Kids Workshop with Michael Mirable: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Apr. 4 & May 9

Block Print Kids Workshop with Michael Mirable

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–noon

April 4 and May 9

$25 – supplies included

Linoleum Block Printmaking.

The course will focus on imagery and the process of relief printing. Students will learn how to use carving tools to create a print based on their interests and personal drawing. Students will draw their image, carve it out of a linoleum block and then print a one-color version of it.


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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