Visual Arts Instruction

Visual Arts Instruction

Let your kids not just color within the lines, but create their own lines! Also check with your local arts council to find out about arts programs for youth – see Arts Councils & Commissions in this section. Also see the Summer Camps & Programs section.



A Maker’s Space; Paradise. The Maker movement is a 21st century do-it-yourself shop class designed as a nurturing & stimulating environment to explore science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) subjects. Everyone is welcome to come, play, explore & create. Birthday parties, small events & field trips. 5729 Almond St. (530) 413-9499.

Art in The Park; Chico. Art instruction for children ages 3 yrs & up during the Plaza’s summertime Friday Night Concerts. Children create a variety of fun art projects. Sponsored by Chico Art Center & the City of Chico. Fri 7-8:30pm, Jun-Aug. Free. 500 Main St., between 4th & 5th Sts. (530) 895-8726.

Chico Art Center. Weekly art classes for all ages are offered year-round. Students learn the basics of drawing & painting using different mediums, with an emphasis on fun. Open everyday. Drop-ins welcome. 450 Orange St., Ste. 6. (530) 895-8726.

Chico Art School & Gallery. Art instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt offers classes year-round for ages 7-adult. Children’s classes teach the basics of drawing & painting. Art birthday parties available. Children’s art camps offered in summer. 336 Broadway St., Ste. 20. (530) 570-3895.



All Fired Up; Redding. Offers a wide variety of projects for hands-on, walk-in fun with painting your own ceramic masterpiece. Art classes for all ages during the school year: watercolor, charcoal, 3-D art, Chinese brush art, mosaics, glass fusing & more, accompanied by art history. Art parties, fused-glass pendant-making parties, canvas painting nights & field trips. Just moved to a bigger studio, which means more room & more classes! 1796 Churn Creek Rd. (530) 226-1638.

Blue Giraffe Studio; Redding. Children ages 5-12 yrs learn the elements of art in classes emphasizing confidence & understanding there are no mistakes in art! Drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, collage & 3-D projects expose students to past & contemporary art & encourage critical thinking & problem solving skills. Call for summer class schedule. 4287 Spicewood Dr. (530) 776-5788.

Queen Bee Studio at ARTsMART; Redding. Offers classes & camps for all ages, exploring a variety of mediums including painting, jewelry-making, collage, paper-making & more. ARTsMART also houses Redding Fashion Lines, sewing & quilting classes, & rooms available for rent to do projects or showcase artworks. ARTsMART Boutique, 244 Hartnell, in Cobblestone Ct. Queen Bee: (530) 921-0680. ARTsMART: (530) 227-9226.



Bella Art Works & Ice Cream Parlor; Yreka. Offers glass-fusing classes & ceramics painting (glaze your own pre-made ceramic pieces). Mosaics & canvas painting classes. Great for kids’ parties or girls’ nights out. Ice cream parlor, gourmet grilled cheese, salads & soups. 117 W. Miner St. (530) 842-5411.

Liberty Arts Explorations Program; Yreka. 90-minute educational arts program for school grades K-12. Includes gallery tour, discussion & hands-on art project related to the current exhibition theme or processes. 108 W. Miner St. (530) 842-0222.

Recycled Art Classes; Mt. Shasta. Artist Glenn Shiring offers unique art classes where participants learn to make art from recycled “stuff.” All ages invited, families encouraged! Free. Tue & Wed 3-5pm. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. (530) 926-2031.

Shasta Clayworks Pottery Studio; Mt. Shasta. Offers memberships for experienced potters & classes for all ages. A great place for families to come & learn together! 612 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530) 925-3792.

Siskiyou Arts Museum; Dunsmuir. Art gallery & gift shop with space for art workshops & events. Offers various visual arts classes for all ages. 5824 Dunsmuir Ave. (530) 235-4711.

Snow Creek Studios Art Classes; Mt. Shasta. Learn drawing, painting & other art forms from Alek Balos & Chris Messer, covering old masters to contemporary techniques. Classes & workshops for adults & mature children. 416 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530) 926-3000.



Makerspace; Red Bluff. “Hands-on, minds-on” learning for kids of all ages through activities that include electronics, graphic design, animation, coding, creative writing, engineering & videography. All activities are aligned with Common Core State Standards & built to make learning meaningful & fun! Opportunities for field trips, summer activities & community events. 1135 Lincoln St. (530) 528-7310.

Red Bluff Art Gallery. Multi-generational art classes welcome all skill levels in a wide variety of mediums. Fri & Sat 1-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm. Custom art parties for groups of 5+ upon request, at the gallery or your site. Taught by UC Davis studio art graduate Anastasia Nelson & world-class instructors. Sells affordable, quality art supplies & homemade salves that help remove paint & refresh skin. Current students range in age from 3 to 94, all working together! 601 Walnut St. (530) 529-1332.

Updated September 2017 RD
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Updated: Sep 10, 2017 @ 2:30 pm