Children’s Summer Art Classes

 Summer 2017

Children’s Classes Still in Session – Youngstown Location

Held at Butler North (church building next to the Butler Museum in Youngstown)


*Supplies included in fee*

  • CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK:  Create your own action adventure comic book telling your own story and creating exciting characters and settings.  Students will learn how to plot out their own storyline and create interesting characters in comic book form like the pros!  This class may be taken multiple times and will build upon previous experiences.  

Art Instructor:  Nicholas Galipo;  Fee:  $45;  Room B;  5 weeks;  Mondays, 4:00-5:30 p.m 

(#002)  Grades 5-8 – July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21                                                                                                                                                                                

  • CREATE AND DRAW MANGA STYLE ACTION FIGURES:  Learn to draw your own characters and settings in the popular “Manga” style!  Students will learn to draw and ink male/female figures in comic book style poses along with drawing their own costumes and accessories.  From basic sketching to final inking, create your own fantastic world-manga style! This class may be taken multiple times and will build upon previous experiences.

Art Instructor:  Nicholas Galipo;  Fee: $45;  Room B;  5 weeks;  Tuesdays,  4:00-5:30 p.m. 

(#004)  Grades 5-8 – July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22


  • JUST DRAW IT!:  Join us for our ever popular drawing classes as we explore a variety of media while learning the basics of drawing from nature and engaging your imagination.  Classes will also involve drawing from the museum collections in the galleries.

Art Instructor:  Mary Pat George;  Fee:  $30;  Room A;  3 weeks

Thursdays –  July 27, August 3, & 10:

(#008)  Grades 1-2    10:00-11:00 a.m.

(#009)  Grades 3-4    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(#010)  Grades 5-8     2:00-3:00 p.m.


  • NATIVE AMERICAN CLAY KACHINAS:  Experience the three hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab, while learning about our Native Americans.  We will discuss the Pueblo People and create a clay kachina (kind, helpful ancestral spirit) from air-dry clay and paint it upon completion.

Fee:  $36;  Room A;  3 weeks

Wednesdays – July 26, August 2,  & 9

(#021)  Grades 1-2   10:00-11:00 a.m.

(#022)  Grades 3-4   11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


  • PAINTING IN RELIEF:  Choose your favorite subject matter and create a painting that is sculptural.  Relief sculpture is a type of sculpture that has a raised surface, but not totally three-dimensional.  Using papier-mache pulp, students will build up their painting surface to create a more dimensional painting.

Art Instructor:  Mary Pat George;  Fee:  $36;  Room A;  3 weeks   

Wednesdays – July 26, August 2, & 9

(#024)  Grades 5-8    2:00-3:30 p.m.