Youth Classes | Children

Mixin' It Up with the Mini-Masters YH301

Instructor: Ames, Joy

Day of Week: Tues 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

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 5, 6 & 7.

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Sketch, Paint & Brush YH304

Instructor: Ames, Joy

Day of Week: Thur 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Kids, come out and experience sketching, drawing, mixing colors, new ways to use a brush and learning the basics of composition, you can make cool paintings. Come explore with sketch, paint & brush and have fun being a 2D artists! For new and continuing students, ages 8 -12.

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Creative Painting, Drawing, Mixed-Media, & CLay - NEW YH307

Instructor: Barner, Allyson

Day of Week: Tues 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

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 7-12

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Elves’ Workshop - NEW!! YH312

Instructor: Barner, Allyson

Day of Week: Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Want to make all your own Holiday presents for your family and friends? Students (a.k.a. Elves) will be proud to make their own Holiday gifts for everyone on their list. They will create, wrap, decorate and bring the gifts home ready for the celebrations. For new and continuing students, ages 8-11.

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iPad Animation for Kids YH500

Instructor: Barner, Allyson

Day of Week: Wed 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Come on out and make your very own animated movie on an iPad. Through an interactive and hands on approach, you will learn how to produce a stop-motion animation. A variety of iPad apps will be used in all stages of movie production, from planning and storyboarding, filming and editing, to adding soundtrack. For new and continuing students, ages 8-11.

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Drawing for Kids YH100

Instructor: Klaus, Jennifer

Day of Week: Mon 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Young artists will start out working with the basic shapes, then on to blind contour drawings, gesture drawings, still life and landscape drawings. Come explore how to capture the world with a variety of 2 D materials! For new and continuing students, ages 8 -12.

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Feeling Arts YH700

Instructor: Klaus, Jennifer

Day of Week: Mon 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

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.

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Feeling Arts YH704

Instructor: Klaus, Jennifer

Day of Week: Tues 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Note: See Schedules for more time slots on Tuesdays. 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 is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, where she received her B.F.A. in Illustration. She is a local freelance artist as well as a self published children’s book writer and illustrator. For the last nine years, she has been an instructor with DFAC for children and teens art classes. Jennifer has a BA in Psychology as well as her Master's in Clinical Research and Social Work. She is a LCSW who has worked with children of all ages and their families , particularly those with behavior, learning and developmental disorders. Jennifer worked with Calvin A. Hunsinger and Paul B. Stephens, both Pinellas county center schools. For the last few years, Jennifer has worked at an inpatient SIPP program for adolescents as well as an outpatient trauma and behavioral program for children and their families. Jennifer also has experience with individual, family and group sessions.

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iPad Animation for Kids YH501

Instructor: Kurasz, Michelle

Day of Week: Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Come on out and make your very own animated movie on an iPad. Through an interactive and hands on approach, you will learn how to produce a stop-motion animation. A variety of iPad apps will be used in all stages of movie production, from planning and storyboarding, filming and editing, to adding soundtrack. For new and continuing students, ages 8-11.

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Adventures in Teen Handbuilding TN402

Instructor: LaDrig, Jacqueline

Day of Week: Thur 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $85.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Clay Fee:   $10.00

Teens will embark on a creative journey through various hand-building techniques line coil and slab construction a 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. Come explore, create and have fun. Ages 11 & older

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Children's Clay Sculpture YH400

Instructor: LaDrig, Jacqueline

Day of Week: Tues 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Clay Fee:   $10.00

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.

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Clay Gingerbread Houses W-YH608

Instructor: LaDrig, Jacqueline

Day of Week: Sat 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $30.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Clay Fee:   $10.00

Instructor: Miss Jacki

Create your very own dream gingerbread house from clay that hardens without firing. Decorate your “castle” for 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 16.

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“Creative Cooking” One Day Workshops W-FA 240-Y

Instructor: McGiffin, Chef Debbie

Day of Week: Thur 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00

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 12 students. Register for one, two, three, four or all of them! See below for specific menus for the below listed themes - 1/23 – Asian Favorites: Oven Fried Egg Rolls with Dipping Sauce, Beef & Broccoli, Very Veggie Fried Rice, Key Lime Tartlets. 2/6 - Comfort Foods: Chicken and Vegetable Soup, Big Fat Fluffy Biscuits, Homemade Mac and Cheese, Dark Chocolate cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Glaze. 3/5 - That's Amore' Italian Cuisine: Minestrone Soup, Garlic Knots, Fettuccine wit Alfredo Herb Sauce, Tiramisu Cupcakes. 3/26 - Fiesta Fun! Menu: Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing, Homemade Chili con Queso, Chipotle Chicken and Bean Taquitos with Fresh Salsa, and Warm Cinnamon Apple Bites

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Me and My Grown-Up YH313

Instructor: Pattee, Shannon

Day of Week: Tues 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Tuesdays Or Thursdays This early learner class is designed specifically to enhance the development and creativity of the young child and their favorite Grown-up playmate. Come ready to have some art-based fun geared to strengthen the bond between adult and child. From beginning to end… “Let Art Play A Part!” (Preschool ages 3-5) Class space is limited

Maximum 12 students.

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Winter Break Bonanza Two Day Workshop W-YH620

Instructor: Regan, Lauren

Day of Week: Thur & Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Come sample all your favorite mediums like pencils, charcoal, markers, oil pastels, watercolor, tempera and clay. Spend two days creating your favorite subjects like robots, animals, dinosaurs, super heroes, etc for some great, artful “break” fun. 9:00am - 3:00 pm. Ages 7 - 11. Lunch not provided. Register by 12/16/19

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Family Clay Night-Friday YH401

Instructor: Sikorski, Steve

Day of Week: Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00

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.

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People, Places and Things: Family Drawing Class YH308

Instructor: Still, Todd

Day of Week: Fri 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Families can now explore the world of drawing together! Classes move from drawing portraits and people to perspective and landscapes, then on to cool Still Lifes and finishing with drawing to music! Fees cover one adult and one youth. Ages 8 and older.

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Super Heroes: The Drawing Class- NEW!! TN107

Instructor: Still, Todd

Day of Week: Thur 5:00 PM - 6:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Learn how to draw through exploring the “Super Hero side” of imagery while Marvel/DC movies play in the background. Subject matter includes 3D props/statues of Iron Man, Dead Pool, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Batman Mask, Iron Man Helmets, War Machine, Captain America shield, etc. Students will need to bring something to draw with and draw on. Note: Materials not supplied. Ages 11 and older

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VR Painting for Kids- NEW YH502

Instructor: Still, Todd

Day of Week: Tues 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Lab Fee:   $10.00

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

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Characters of Anime and Manga- NEW!! TN102

Instructor: Stratemeyer, Debbie

Day of Week: Tues 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Like to draw Japanese characters like Manga and even some from a popular hunting/collecting games? Come hang out 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 9 - 14

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Cooking for Kids- NEW!! YH800

Instructor: Stratemeyer, Debbie

Day of Week: Mon 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

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

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DFAC Gift Certificate 5055

Instructor: TBA

Day of Week: TBD TBD - TBD

Levels: Any

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $55.00

This $55 Gift Certificate allows a member student to take a regularly priced Children's class. It does not include materials or model fees if applicable.

Your Invoice serves as the Gift Certificate, which must be redeemed at DFAC.

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DFAC Gift Certificate 5065

Instructor: TBA

Day of Week: TBD TBD - TBD

Levels: Any

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $65.00

This $65 Gift Certificate allows a non-member student to take a regularly priced Children's class. It does not include materials or model fees if applicable.

Your Invoice serves as the Gift Certificate, which must be redeemed at DFAC.

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DFAC Gift Certificate 5065

Instructor: TBA

Day of Week: TBD TBD - TBD

Levels: Any

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $65.00

This $65 Gift Certificate allows a member student to take a regularly priced TEEN class. It does not include materials or model fees if applicable.

Your Invoice serves as the Gift Certificate, which must be redeemed at DFAC.

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DFAC Gift Certificate 5085

Instructor: TBA

Day of Week: TBD TBD - TBD

Levels: Any

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $85.00

Non-Member: $85.00

This $85 Gift Certificate allows a non-member student to take a regularly priced TEEN class. It does not include materials or model fees if applicable.

Your Invoice serves as the Gift Certificate, which must be redeemed at DFAC.

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Spring Break Bonanza W-YH617

Instructor: TBA

Day of Week: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $130.00

Non-Member: $150.00

Come sample all your favorite mediums like pencils, charcoal, markers, oil pastels, watercolor, tempera and clay. Spend the week creating your favorite subjects like robots, animals, dinosaurs, super heroes, etc for some great, artful “break” fun. 9:00am - 3:00 pm. Ages 8 - 12. Lunch not provided. Register by 3/8/19

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Kids Creative Cooking Around the World FA217-Y

Instructor: Tinling, Chef Craig

Day of Week: Wed 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $100.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00

Take a tasty trip around the world with Chef Craig! Students will measure, mix, cut and cook to create tasty treats inspired by menus from Mexico, Italy, middle eastern, Thai, Indian, Classic American. Ages 8 – 11

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People, people, people: Fun with portraits- NEW!! YH306

Instructor: Williams, Ashley

Day of Week: Wed 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

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.

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