Children's Art Classes

       September - May

The professional artists teaching at The Center focus on providing individualized attention to each student in a nurturing environment.  Group instruction is noted for the small class size that enables each student to develop his or her unique talents. Students may join our classes at any time, space permitting.

Due to the restrictions on our community at the current time - all Children's art classes are being offered via online video lessons.  Students are sent a video art demonstration each week that they can view through a Dropbox link on a laptop, phone, or tablet whenever they like. Using materials they have at home students have created beautiful work this year including magnolia blossoms, red pandas, kittens in trees, robins in a nest with eggs, cherry blossoms at the Washington Monument and more.  Families send cell phone photos of the finished art for feedback and to put on our virtual bulletin board.  These fun video lessons can be done at anytime during the week, and are designed for children to create independently.  Not sure? Email if you'd like a free sample lesson!

Click here to see details on Summer Art Classes.

Preschool Art Adventures

Ages 3-5 | Tuesdays: 12pm-1pm 

Instructor: Sue Brown

9 weeks: $144


Our Preschool Art Adventures class focuses on fun and self-discovery. Preschoolers learn how to draw using basic shapes.  Inspired by nature and their favorite books, children explore paper maché, clay, watercolors and tempera. The class fosters the development of small motor skills and observation while encouraging the expression of each child’s unique creativity in a class with a low teacher/student ratio. Students can join class at any time on a pro-rated basis, space permitting.


Children from Shady Grove's Preschool are walked to class at The Center building. Children eat lunch while listening to a story and then embark on their art adventure!  (Please pack a peanut-free lunch.)

Young Artist's Atelier

Instructors: Sue Brown and Terry Chancellor

9 weeks: $144
Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 Ages 8-10
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 Ages 5-8
Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 Ages 5-8
Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 Ages 10+
Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 Ages 5-8
Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 Ages 5-8

The Young Artist's Atelier enables students to develop their drawing and painting skills while exploring art from around the world. These fun classes also include mosaics, clay, and paper maché.  Small class size ensures each child receives personal attention and is encouraged to develop his or her unique abilities. 

Cartooning Class

Ages 8+ | Mondays: 4pm-5pm 

Instructor: Sue Brown

9 weeks: $144


Draw your favorite cartoons from movies and books, and create your own cartoon characters.   Learn how to draw action poses and background scenery in perspective.

Tweens and Teens Studio Art Class

Ages 12+ | Mondays: 5pm-6pm 

Instructor: Sue Brown

9 weeks: $157.50


This class provides students with an opportunity to choose projects and refine their skills in shading and color mixing. Students will work on developing their skills in drawing, watercolors, oil pastels and acrylics. 

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Monday-Thursday 2pm-7pm

Friday 3pm -6pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed

Summer Hours according to camp 






Shady Grove United Methodist Church

4825 Pouncey Tract Road

Glen Allen, Virginia 23059



Tel: 804.360.2687

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