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

Zine Scene Online Workshop, Saturday, August 8, 10:00 a.m.–Noon

Zine Scene Online Workshop

Saturday, August 8, 10:00 a.m.–Noon
Ages 13+

This online (and eventually in studio) program will introduce the Nickel Plate Arts audience to the wonderful world of the “Zine”, a small, self-published vehicle for expressing ideas through art and words. Self-expression, originality, and creativity are the hallmarks of this program, and participants will be encouraged to let their imaginations guide them on this exciting creative journey. There will be no “right or wrong answer”, as participants may combine imagery with poetry, prose, or whatever moves them in completing their one-of-a-kind creation.

Students will:
· Learn to recognize different types of publication vehicles;
· Gain proficiency in an art form that incorporates visual art & written word components;
· Learn to apply the zine concept to a variety of presentation models (school project, business presentations, and more);
· Become proficient with zine vocabulary, including folding dummy, parallel, perpendicular, and burnish.

Most supplies can be gathered from around the home! They include:
· Scissors
· 3-4 sheets of 9” x 12” drawing paper or 8.5” x 11” copy paper
· Ruler
· Any medium: pencil, markers, colored pencils, magazines & glue stick, watercolor paints & brushes, black ink pen

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Online Teen and Tween Drawing Class: Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m., July 15–August 26

Teen and Tween Drawing Class (Online)

Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

July 15–August 26

$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.


Mural Camp sponsored by Flexware Innovation: July 15–31, 9:00 a.m.–Noon

Mural Camp sponsored by Flexware Innovation

Wed.–Fri., 9:00 a.m.–Noon

July 15/16/17, 22/23/24, 29/30/31

Flexware Innovation, 12 Municipal Drive, Fishers


Here is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for teens to learn about public art and create their own murals! This summer camp will take place at the new Flexware Innovation Building in Fishers, where students will get to design and install their own murals! Participating students will work with award-winning muralist and HSE graduate Koda Witsken to design murals, pitch their designs to the building owners, and install the designs Flexware’s 10 restrooms.

The camp takes place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 15-31 from 9 am to noon. The camp will meet at the Flexware Innovation building each day. The final day of the camp, July 31st, may include a reception and/or tour for parents (depending upon social distancing restrictions).

Students should arrive prepared to learn, draw and paint and should wear clothing appropriate to painting and physical work. As complete schedule of camp activities will be provided on the first day of camp.

Social distancing will be observed throughout the camp and face masks will be required. Face masks will be provided to students who are unable to provide their own.


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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