Youth Classes | Children

Monday

9/13/21 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stratemeyer, Debbie

We will have fun in this cooking class with kid-friendly recipes that teach students the basics of cooking. An emphasis on safety and cleanliness in the kitchen will be taught. Each class we will make two recipes, some simple, some more complex. A $10 fee is to be paid in the first class to the instructor for the cost of the food. Be sure to let the instructor know if you have any food allergy concerns. Ages 6 - 12 yrs

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00


Monday

4/12/21 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Klaus, Jennifer

Note: See Schedules for more time slots on Mondays. 6 Individual 50 minute sessions employing therapeutic art techniques catered to the client and their needs. Great for children with mental, social and physical disabilities such as, but not limited to, ADD/ADHD, ODD, Autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Art encourages creativity, reduces stress, improves self-esteem, and can increase awareness as well as help with symptoms of trauma. Art is an abstract form of communication that allows individuals to express their feelings and emotions non verbally. Art is used to improve hand eye coordination, spatial reasoning, concentration and attention to detail. Sessions can be a great addition to current therapies or as a chance to relax and explore emotions through the creative process. Jennifer Klaus received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She has been teaching 9 years at DFAC in the children/teen art classes/camps. Jennifer has a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Clinical Research/Social Work. She is a LCSW who has worked with children of all ages and their families in individual, family and group sessions, particularly those with behavior, learning and developmental disorders. Jennifer worked with Calvin A. Hunsinger and Paul B. Stephens (both Pinellas county center schools), an inpatient SIPP program for adolescents, an outpatient trauma and behavioral program for children and their families.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Monday

12/20/21 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regan, Lauren

Mon 12/20 - Thurs 12/23, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM or Mon 12/27 - Thurs 12/30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come sample all your favorite mediums like pencils, charcoal, markers, oil pastels, watercolor, tempera and clay. Spend 3 days creating your favorite subjects like robots, animals, dinosaurs, super heroes, etc for some great, artful “break” fun. Drop off 9:00am - Pick up 3:00 pm. Ages 7 - 11. Lunch not provided. Register by Dec 15

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $130.00

Non-Member: $155.00


Monday

6/7/21 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cavanagh, Kasie

We all know it’s important to recycle to slow the flow of trash into overstuffed landfills. Now discover how to put a creative spin on recycling by “upcycling” – turning trash into treasures! We will explore how trash can be transformed using different techniques and art mediums. Become inspired by the contents of the recycling bin in our own studio “land fill”. Kids will upcycle old CD's, magazines, bottles, fabric, magazines, found objects and other "junk" into fantastic, original sculptures, collages and jewelry. Go Green this Fall! For new and continuing students, ages 8-11.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Monday

4/12/21 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Still, Todd

Explore the exciting world of Virtual Reality! In this class students will draw their favorite animal, dinosaur, flower or character, then paint it with tradition 2D materials. After painting, students will then construct a 3D wire model of their subject. Finally, students will use headsets, laptops and controllers to bring their subject to life in the Virtual Realty world. Bring a USB drive to save your final digital work of art. Ages 8 - 11

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $10.00

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00


Tuesday

4/13/21 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ames, Joy

Hey Mini-Masters! Come on out and have some fun with painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and clay. Students will investigate famous artists and then create with a variety of media. Bring your imagination! For new and continuing students Maximum 10 children. Ages 4.5, 5 & 6.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Tuesday

4/13/21 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
LaDrig, Jacqueline

Hand-building clay class with strong emphasis on activities that develop imagination and inventiveness. Children develop manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination through slab, carving and coiling methods. For new and continuing students, ages 6 & up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Clay Fee:   $10.00

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00


Tuesday

9/14/21 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Regan, Lauren

Come on out and have fun learning how to create a variety of digital artworks on an Apple iPad. We will use several different types of artsy apps to create digital paintings, photo altered artworks, and simple animations. We will even incorporate traditional 2D media into the digital media. For new and continuing students, ages 7-11. Apple iPads are provided for in class use.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Tuesday

4/13/21 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stratemeyer, Debbie

Like to draw Japanese characters like Manga and even some from a popular hunting/collecting games? Come hang out in this "club-like" class and draw in your favorite journal, taking one of the drawings, cut it out or enlarge it and mount it on a larger painted background, or create stories in your journal/sketchbook. The teacher will have props to help you with this project. Students need to bring journal of choice and are welcome to bring favorite props as well. Ages 10 - 16

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $90.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Tuesday

9/14/21 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Rush, Dr. Kai

Imagine being able to 3D print anything you dream of? Your teen can do just that! In this 3D printing six-week course (4 weeks in summer), teens will learn, discover, design and print a 3D image of their very own! They could print their favorite anime character, chess pieces or even one of their own original design. Like animation and virtual reality, 3D printing is the future and teens will have fun, learning a 21st century lifetime skill! (All materials, 3D printers will be supplied) Ages 10 - 16 Maximum 8 students.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $5.00

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Wednesday

6/9/21 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Williams, Ashley

Love to draw and paint? Come and explore the different unique ways to create portraits including yourself! From realism to the abstract qualities of cubism, learn to draw people in different styles. All the while, learning to use different mediums, like graphite, acrylics, and oil pastels. We will travel through the ages of art, learning how self-portraits have changed and their portrayal. We will start with ancient Egyptian portraits and work our way to the present. Come journey with us and learn the fun and importance of self-portraiture. For new and continuing students, ages 8-11.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Wednesday

5/5/21 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cavanagh, Kasie

Your young artist will love experimenting with different media and creating multiple art projects through painting, drawing, mixed-media, and clay! Students will receive one-on-one instruction while discovering the world of famous artists like Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O'Keefe. Students will learn about realistic and abstract art, color theory, proportion, and perspective while practicing true self-expression! Students will learn how to utilize the elements and principles of art to create quality, original art pieces in different mediums and begin build a small portfolio of work. For new and continuing students Ages 7-10

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Wednesday

4/14/21 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tinling, Chef Craig

Come on a culinary adventure around the world with Chef Craig! In each class we will explore different ingredients, flavors, geography, and dishes of a specific country (from Thailand to France to Morocco and more). We will learn basic and advanced cooking and baking techniques to create a meal that you will enjoy at the end of the class with your new friends. Don't worry if you have already done this class before - we explore new regions and dishes in every session! For new and continuing students, ages 8 – 12. . Register in sets of 2,3 or 4 for grouping at cooking stations.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $100.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $20.00


Wednesday

10/20/21 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pattee, Shannon

Join us for a creative morning of Artsy fun & play! We will begin with an uplifting story and a little bit of silliness! Head into an art studio to work on some nifty projects! End our morning with exploration & play in DFAC’s amazing Children’s Hands-On museum. (Ages 3 – 6) Space is Limited

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $10.00

Non-Member: $15.00


Wednesday

9/15/21 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cavanagh, Kasie

Explore the Elements of Improv in our introductory course. You will learn the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good. For new and continuing students, ages 10 – 17 yr. Minimum of 6 Maximum of 8. This is a drop off program.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l Fee:   $5.00


Thursday

4/15/21 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ames, Joy

All children are artists so come out, come out, wherever you are and explore with sketch, paint & brush! We will create works of art based on paintings like Monet's garden and Van Gogh's sunflowers using paint, pencils and pastels as they learn how to appreciate their own talent, think about art and communicate their ideas visually. In teaching the young artist we want to spark their Imagination and increase their knowledge through 6 fun-filled hours of art and exploration with Ms Joy. For new and continuing students, ages 7 -10.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l Fee:   $5.00


Thursday

9/16/21 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
LaDrig, Jacqueline

Tweens will embark on a creative journey through various hand-building techniques line coil and slab construction as well as the pinch method. The student will also learn the difference between drape and press molds. Our adventure will lead us to create castles with dragons, anime decorative boxes and the fish whistle to name a few. We will also try our hand at throwing on the wheel! Come explore, create and have fun. Maximum 8 students. Ages 10 and up

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Clay Fee:   $10.00

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Thursday

4/22/21 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McGiffin, Chef Debbie

Join Chef Debbie McGiffin for these one day, hands-on cooking workshops for teens. We will learn the basics of cutlery, how to read and understand a recipe and the practical art of 'Mise en Place' as well as a variety of cooking techniques. At the end of the workshop students will enjoy their creation together. Each one-day workshop will have a different theme and will be all from scratch. Ages 10 - 15. Maximum 6 students. Register for one, two, three, four or all of them! See below for specific menus:

***1/14 - Minestrone Soup Alfredo Herb Sauce over Fettuccine Chocolate Ganache Dipped Strawberries.***

1/28 - Southwest Tortilla Soup, Chicken & Cheese Empanadas with Roasted Poblano Salsa, Key Lime Tartlets with Whipped Cream.***

2/11 - Mediterranean Chopped Salad, Greek Turkey Sliders with Feta and Tzatziki Sauce, Individual Baklavas with Orange Honey Syrup.***

2/25 - Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Oven-fried Popcorn Chicken with Parmesan Ranch Dipping Sauce, Skillet Apple Crisp.***

3/25 - Green Chili and Shrimp Chowder, Caesar Salad with Butter Herb Croutons, Pumpkin Tarts with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.***

4/8 - Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry over Jasmine Rice, Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce, Butterscotch Pudding.***

4/22 - Bon Appetit - French - Monte Cristo Sandwich Bites, Chicken & Vegetable en Papillote, Potatoes Au Gratin & Creme Brulee.***

5/6 - Fiesta Fun! Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing, Homemade Chili con Queso, Chipotle Chicken and Bean Taquitos with Fresh Salsa, and Warm Cinnamon Apple Bites.***

5/20 - Down South- Southern- Pimento Cheese Tartlets, BLT Salad, Hot Honey Oven Fried Chicken Tenders & Peach Cobbler.***

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $45.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00


Thursday

6/10/21 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Still, Todd

Explore the exciting world of Virtual Reality! In this class students will draw their favorite animal, dinosaur, flower or character, then paint it with tradition 2D materials. After painting, students will then construct an abstract 3D wire model using wire and self-hardening clay. Finally, students will use headsets, laptops and controllers to bring their subject to life in the Virtual Realty world. Bring a USB drive to save your final digital work of art. Ages 8 - 11 Maximum 6 students. Lunch not provided.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $10.00

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Friday

4/16/21 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sikorski, Steve

Families can now explore the ishy gishy, squishy clay together! Join Mr. Steve as he guides you through the pinch, coil and slab methods of handbuilding clay. Also, try your hand at throwing on the wheel. This class serves as a fun, basic, artful overview of the ever-popular medium of clay. Dress for mess! Tuition and materials fee covers one adult and one child for 6 weeks! For new and continuing students, ages 6 & up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $90.00

Non-Member: $110.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Friday

6/11/21 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cavanagh, Kasie

Families will love experimenting with different media and creating multiple art projects through painting, drawing, mixed-media, and self-hardening clay! Ms Kasie will guide you through to true self-expression! Tuition and materials fee covers one adult and one child for 6 weeks! For new and continuing students, ages 7 & up. Maximum 6 pairs. For new and continuing students.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $90.00

Non-Member: $110.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Friday

9/17/21 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Rush, Dr. Kai

Imagine being able to 3D print anything you dream of? Your teen can do just that! In this 3D printing six-week course (4 weeks in summer), teens will learn, discover, design and print a 3D image of their very own! They could print their favorite anime character, chess pieces or even one of their own original design. Like animation and virtual reality, 3D printing is the future and teens will have fun, learning a 21st century lifetime skill! (All materials, 3D printers will be supplied) Ages 10 - 16 Maximum 8 students.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $5.00

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Saturday

12/18/21 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
LaDrig, Jacqueline

Instructor: Miss Jacki

Create your very own dream gingerbread house from clay that hardens without firing. Decorate your “castle” for a long lasting holiday treasure. Create a village with your family! Children 6 and under need adult helpers, registration required for those who build their own clay gingerbread houses. Must register by Dec 10.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Clay Fee:   $10.00

Member Tuition: $35.00

Non-Member: $45.00


Saturday

9/18/21 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cavanagh, Kasie

Join Ms Kasie for 2 hours full of fun painting holiday theme canvas along with music, dancing and games. All students need with their one-of-a-kind piece of art and a swag bag! Canvas and acrylic paint provided. Please bring a snack and beverage along with a smock or apron. Each workshop will have a different theme related to the month. Ages 8 - 10. Check online descriptions and schedules for specific themes for the below listed dates - Sep 18, Oct 30, Nov 20, Dec 18, Jan8 Register for one, two, three, four or all of them!

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $45.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00